Arts at UNCW

The Arts of Survival: Emerging from the Storm 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Campus still bears the scars of Hurricane Florence’s chaos, but Seahawks are back, ready to learn, spread their wings, and soar. Many of the homes destroyed by the storm belong to students, faculty, and staff. But where there is destruction, there is also room to heal through community involvement and the arts.  

To help the campus community recover, the Arts departments in the Cultural Arts building in coordination with the College of Arts and Sciences and University Advancement have announced “The Arts of Survival: Emerging from the Storm,” a multimedia event to benefit the university’s Hurricane Relief funds, held on Friday, October 26th starting at 6 p.m. in the Cultural Arts building lobby. 

Dub-Nation-Arts-UNCWProceeds will benefit Seahawks—students, faculty, and staff—who experienced losses during Florence. There will be a silent art auction, theatre and music presentations, as well as light hors d’oeuvres, dessert and coffee. Click here for the complete schedule and more information. 

Art is connection” says poet, civil rights activist, and professor, Nikki GiovanniWhen disasters threaten to rip communities apart, it is crucial to remember the many things that bind us together. Art, in its celebration of life and emotion, tops the list for many of us. Using art created by the campus community to give back to fellow Seahawks, “The Arts of Survival: Emerging from the Storm” is our first effort to draw inspiration from this common experience that has impacted our entire region.  

We invite the entire community to join us for this inspiring and uplifting evening. General admission is $20 and tickets are on sale here. 

If you are looking for other ways to help Seahawks recover from Hurricane Florence, you can donate to the UNCW Hurricane Relief Fund or check out the UNCW Office of Community Engagement’s compilation of recovery efforts. 


-Lindsay Lake