Arts at UNCW

Black Arts Alliance Poetry Jam

Poetry Jam

COAST 97.3 presents the summer edition of the Poetry Jam for the first time ever at Kenan Auditorium on the campus of UNCW.

Come enjoy some of hottest poets in the region. Spittin' truth, knowledge, anger, humor and love... we have the best poets from around the region of North and South Carolina that will display and perform their Spoken word with energy you have never seen. Hosted by "Bigg B"of Coast 97.3 Music by DJ Mike Lang. Proceeds benefit the Black Arts Alliance's NC Black Film Festival and Lumina Arts Festival!

The Black Arts Alliance was founded in August, 1998, by a group of artists and arts patrons. As a multidisciplinary vehicle for the advancement of African-American arts and culture, the Black Arts Alliance serves as an advocate for arts and artists, nurtures emerging and veteran artistic talent, and develops new works in the performing, visual, and literary arts.


Betty Brown

Betty Brown

A survey of the past several decades' work by this noted Wilmington artist. In addition to her best-known work in watercolor, she has also explored printmaking, artist's books, and mixed media. Her expressive watercolors feature figurative work, area coastal imagery, and views from overseas group painting excursions.