Art Exhibit: Seven Billion Plus
October 12, 2012 to November 9, 2012
UNCW Cultural Arts Building
601 S. College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403
World population hit 7 billion on Oct. 31, 2011. Wilmington is currently experiencing a 10-year population growth rate of 40.4%. Seven Billion Plus at the Art Gallery at UNCW's Cultural Arts Building examines population growth, urbanization and globalization and features work by two local artists -- Geoff Calabrese, ceramicist and instructor at Cape Fear Community College and Dan Brawley, interdisciplinary artist and director of the Cucalorus Film Festival. The exhibit also includes work from one of the largest and most rapidly growing countries in the world. Zhang Xiao is a Chinese photographer and 2010 Photography Talent, 2010 MIO Photo and 2011 Prix HSBC pour la Photographie award winner, and Jasper James is a Beijing-based, UK-born photographer who captures reflections of silhouettes overlooking an expansive metropolis. Also featured is the work of West African artist Nii Narku, whose painting depicts the overcrowded capital city of Accra in Ghana; sculptor and chair of the art department at Mt. San Jacinto College in Southern California, Eileen Doktorski; and Richard and Judith Lang, who have collected and photographed more than two tons of plastic trash from 1,000 yards of Kehoe Beach along the Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California.
Contact: Courtney Johnson
Phone: (910) 962-7958