“Boundless,” a public sculpture honoring America’s colorful troupes by North Carolina artist Stephen Hayes, will be unveiled at a two-day event presented by PNC Bank on November 13-14 at the Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St., Wilmington.
The festivities will include music, storytelling, family activities, food trucks, as well as a paid conversation with Hayes.
The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 13 with the procession of re-enactments of the United States Colored Troops, followed by the singing of the national anthem by Mary D. Williams and remarks by Cameron Art Museum Executive Director Anne Brennan, Mayor of Wilmington, Bill Saffo and New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield. The program continues until 5 p.m. and will resume from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 14. Entrance to the museum will be free on both days.
The timeline is shown below:
Saturday 13 November
â¢ 11h Procession, Presentation of Colors
â¢ 11:15 am National anthem sung by Mary D. Williams
â¢ 11:20 am Welcome by Anne Brennan
â¢ 11:30 am Music by Mary D. Williams
â¢ 11:40 a.m. Remarks and disclosure
â¢ 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Catch and Soulful Twist food trucks. Catch offers several varieties of tacos made with local seafood and organic produce. Soulful Twist will range from soulful dishes such as fried chicken, cabbage, and bacon-wrapped shrimp to standard dishes such as burgers and hot dogs. The CAM Cafe is also open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
â¢ 12 pm-5pm Living history demonstrations and camps, storytelling and family activities on the museum grounds.
â¢ 12:30 p.m. Children’s Tales by NC Association of Black Storytellers.
â¢ 12:30 pm Poet Beverly Fields Burnette and storyteller Carolyn Evans perform outside near the sculpture.
â¢ 1:30 p.m. The poet of the word Johnny Lee Chapman performs outside near the sculpture.
â¢ 2:30 pm Poet Beverly Fields Burnette and storyteller Carolyn Evans perform outside near the sculpture.
â¢ 3:00 p.m. US Color Troop Public Program Series: A Conversation with Stephen Hayes, Clark Morgan and Marvin Nicholson ($ 20 for non-members, $ 16 for ACM members, and $ 12 for students).
â¢ 3:30 pm The poet of the word Johnny Lee Chapman performs outside near the sculpture.
Sunday November 14
â¢ 10 am to 2 pm Living history in the field.
â¢ 2:00 pm DREAMS Dancers show in the reception room.