Artist mixes pop culture inspirations with Renaissance portraits for inaugural art exhibition at Cargo District

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An art exhibit opens in Wilmington's first shipping container community.

"The Weight of Walls" by Nathan Verwey opens Friday, Jun 1, at 6:00 p.m. at Coworx @ The Cargo District.

It is the inaugural art exhibition at the new space.

The event is presented by encore magazine and will include live music from Jared Sales, beer from Waterline Brewing Company, a photo booth from Little Green Booth and more.

The artist will raffle an original piece with 100% of proceeds benefiting DREAMS Center for Arts Education.

Verwey's work will be on display and for purchase at Coworx for two months.

Verway calls his work a mix of Renaissance portraits with graffiti art. He said he is inspired by pop culture and art history.

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