The Cultural Arts Building Art Gallery at UNCW Shares the Work of Russell Crotty

Monday, September 01, 2014

UNCW students, faculty and staff and the Wilmington community are invited to a reception, film screening and discussion for an upcoming Cultural Arts Gallery exhibit. 

Crotty has been surfing for more than 40 years. The exhibition focuses on his surf specific work and includes iconic drawings, books and a sequence panel array. Crotty has been displayed in numerous exhibitions and is currently part of several public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

An opening reception for Russell Crotty: Surf Works will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4 in the UNCW Cultural Arts Gallery, followed by a lecture by Crotty at 6:30 p.m.

On Sept. 17, from 7-10 p.m., the gallery will host another reception for exhibition, followed by a showing of Chris Malloy’s film 180° South Conquerors of the Useless in room 2033.

UNCW’s Department of Art and Art History also introduces “Sunday Connections at the Art Gallery,” an event that is held 4-5 p.m. on the final Sunday of each exhibition. These gatherings allow viewers to connect with each other and enjoy the work of the exhibition on the weekend. Each ‘Sunday Connection’ will include an outside speaker to provide insight and lead discussion with the audience about the art. The first “Sunday Connections” will be held on Sept. 28 with Jeff Hill, professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Environmental Studies.

All events will be held in the gallery, which is located on the ground floor of the Cultural Arts Building. Light refreshments will be provided. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. Visitors may park in front of the box office entrance of the building. Contact Aaron Wilcox at for more information.