get involved with the arts
August 13, 2012Brunswick Forest
Culturally rich and packed full of art and music are just a few ways to describe the Wilmington area, located just minutes from the Brunswick Forest community. Tracie Jernigan, a Brunswick Forest resident who moved with her family from Texas says, “It was so important to find a place with an active culture and a way to get involved,” and they found that in the Wilmington art and music scene.
Wilmington Symphony Orchestra
“Music has always been a big part of my life” says Tracie, who teaches piano lessons at her home in Brunswick Forest and is a board member for the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. “Whether it’s beautifully performed symphonic music, hearing a roar of applause following the opening act, or becoming immersed in a piece of artwork, this area has it all!”
The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra is a great way to get involved in the arts scene and presents the community with a gathering place for interaction and enrichment. The ensemble, led by conductor, Dr. Steven Errante, takes pride in the ability to showcase local Wilmington talent. Tracie along with other board members love being involved with the Symphony and enjoy the performances throughout the year.
“It is a great volunteer opportunity and a great way to get involved in Wilmington’s cultural community,” states Tracie. If you are interested volunteer opportunities with the Orchestra, visit their website for more informationwww.wilmingtonsymphony.org/volunteer.html.
Thalian Hall’s historic presence in the Wilmington community leaves crowds coming back each year. Built in 1858, this theatre has almost been in continuous use since its opening, and has also been recognized as a member of the League of Historic American Theatres. With multiple performances each month featuring singing, dancing, and much more, Thalian Hall has become accustomed to a packed house. The lineup this season is shaping up to be a crowd pleaser with The Beatles experience, The Buddy Holly experience, an evening with Frank Vignola and many others. Opportunities to get involved with this performing arts theatre are endless. Check out their volunteer webpage for more information www.thalianhall.com.
Cameron Arts Museum
Creative inspiration is sure to find you after visiting the Cameron Art Museum. The Museum boasts a 42,000 square foot exhibition area and also features outdoor sculptures, nature trails, a historic Civil War Site, and Clay Studio. Art is not the only thing that will entertain visitors, Jazz at the Cameron Art Museum Series will be tuning up this September to April on the first Thursday of each month. Learn about what happens behind the scenes at the Cameron Art Museum by becoming a volunteer. You can even gain free entry into the museum by helping out, learn more on their websitewww.cameronartmuseum.com.