We look forward to seeing you at our monthly meetings with a wonderful slate of exciting speakers and topics...
November 2, 2018 Meeting
FYI Speaker Candace Whitlock And Claude Riley

TOPIC:  An Introduction to the Art League of Leland at the Leland Cultural Art Center

Presenters Claude Riley and Candace Whitlock co-founded the Art League of Leland in early 2018 along with Barbara Hubbard who is the third co-founder.

Claude Riley spent his working life in telecommunications sales management and information technology, forgoing his early love of art to raise a family and build a business career which included magazine publishing, book editing, television production, and management training.

Following a business career which included magazine publishing, book editing, television production, and management training, Candace Whitlock began to find her inner artist only after she retired. While she enjoys painting, her primary artistic love is fused glass.

About the Art League of Leland


The Art League of Leland (also known as ALL) encourages, guides, supports, informs, and provides learning opportunities for artists and advocates of the arts in the greater Leland area. ALL is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of Leland through the promotion of art by local artists.


The organization helps promote the Leland Cultural Arts Center’s mission to welcome everyone to share their talents and learn new skills. ALL offers ongoing educational growth opportunities at its monthly meetings through guest speakers, demonstrations, and group discussions. Members have the chance to share ideas, learn from one another, and encourage one another.


Information about how to become a member of ALL is available at each meeting and at www.ArtLeagueofLeland.org.


Featured Speaker : Gareth Evans, Executive Director
TOPIC: An Introduction to the Bellamy House Mansion
The Bellamy Mansion Museum, one of North Carolina's most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture. Located in downtown Wilmington, the mansion, carriage house, and original slave quarters comprise a complete site where visitors hear not only the stories of the Bellamy family, but those of the free and enslaved black artisans who built the home on the eve of the Civil War, and those of the enslaved workers who resided on property. 

The property now serves as a museum of history and the design arts, offering daily tours and many dynamic educational and cultural programs throughout the year. Tour the magnificent 10,000-square-foot home, visit the meticulously-recreated gardens, and walk through the restored slave quarters, one of very few preserved urban slave quarters in the country.