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Artist Kim Klabe INspires Feelings of an Almost Human Nature

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Jill Althouse-WoodThe year was 2017. As an artist and a citizen, Kim Klabe was frustrated. Living in Rehoboth, DE, she was painting flawlessly rendered oil paintings of seascapes, old beach cottages, and boats, trying...

Kim Klabe's All Revved Up with No Place to Go

IN the Spotlight: Erica Jones

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Jill Althouse-WoodIn the space of ten minutes, three passersbys on the 200 block of West 9th Street stop to praise the mural that artist Erica Jones is in the process of painting. On a step ladder, jars of milky paint...

Erica Jones - photo by Joe del Tufo

An Evening with J.R. Martinez

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Jill Althouse-WoodA pivotal scene in J.R. Martinez’s autobiography, Full of Heart, describes the moment that Martinez looked into the mirror for the first time after surviving a bomb that hit his Humvee while he was...

An Evening with J.R. Martinez

#PhilanthropySoWhite #NonprofitsSoWhite

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Arreon A. Harley-EmersonIt is certainly no secret that the philanthropy and nonprofit sector in this country is led by white men. As a Black executive director, I consider myself fortunate, as I have been successful...

Arreon A. Harley-Emerson

Quarantine Check IN: The Delaware Contemporary

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Jill Althouse-WoodNothing could have prepared Wilmington businesses and nonprofits for 2020 (and we aren’t even halfway finished yet!). Some business have folded under the constraints. I was personally saddened to...

Platform Gallery at The Delaware Contemporary

Quarantine Check IN: Delaware Shakespeare

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Andrew TruscottJimmy Kimmel is streaming nightly monologues from home, Willie Nelson and John Legend are playing music online, and Broadway stars like Idina Menzel are singing and chatting from their homes....

David Stradley, Executive Director of Delaware Shakespeare

Quarantine Check IN: Hagley Museum and Library

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Amanda Murphy  Overlooking 235 scenic acres on the banks of the Brandywine IN Wilmington, DE sits Hagley Museum and Library, the site of the gunpowder yards founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. The museum...

Hagley's Eleutherian Mills

Arts Fundraising During the COVID Crisis IN Wilmington

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Betsy Price  The Grand Opera House lost millions in ticket sales and other revenue when it was forced to close for the coronavirus lockdown, with three Broadway shows and about 15 smaller performances...

The Grand is just one of many arts organizations forced to close its doors during COVID-19