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      January 13, 2019 - January 13, 2020 Visual Arts Events

      THE FIRE THEFT

      The Delaware Contemporary

      Apr
      05
      Fri
      Family Focused INbudget
      #ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

      THE FIRE THEFT
      Group Exhibition
      Curated by Roderick Hidalgo, RH Gallery

      April 5 - 26, 2019
      Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop

      Formerly known as the alternative rock band Sunny Day Real Estate, The FireTheft maintains the ethos of punk rock music with emotionally invested intonations in their chic instrumentals and sensual vocals. Hidalgo takes cue from the band and the fire theft myth of Prometheus in ancient mythology, as he brings together an ensemble of eleven local artists who explore the gamut of human emotion with the output of painting, sculpture, glass, mixed media, and drawing.

      While Prometheus may have tricked the god Zeus to bring vitality back to the barren earth, and while the music of The Fire Theft may shatter the music scene with the energy of classic punk, Hidalgo meshes together artists to form an aesthetic cohesion that embraces all the elements of line, shape, color, texture, contrast, and saturation that is both "trippy and smart."

      Though steeped in a brew of ambiguity, The Fire Theft band fundamentally exists at the service of the melody, pouring over identity while hauntingly navigating adulthood. But there is nothing ambiguous about Hidalgo's The FireTheft. Ultimately, all the work is imbued with enchanting expressions of identity or place communicating information and ideas.

      The fire theft myth has many versions with one that influenced Hidalgo's selection of work for this exhibition. A beautiful bird was given the task of stealing fire from the gods to bring back to the barren earth and all of its creatures. Upon returning with the torch of flames, the bird singes the feathers and skin of the other species; allowing them to bloom with color and life. The selection of artwork reflects this in many different aspects such as gradient from black and white (barren earth) and flourishing with vibrant color (life and growth). Another important element of this myth is that the bird was injured and gave up his own color in order to save the other creatures. He sacrifices his own beauty for a greater good; a valuable and heroic attribute that Hidalgo feels is fading away as we lose sight of reality in the modern world.

      Rich, upbeat tones exude from Arthur Brouthers' acrylic and resin paintings where layers of pigment create three-dimensional effects.

      Heavily influenced by ancient glass blowing techniques, Mark Eastman creates his sculptures by imploding Borosilicate material.

      Inspired by modernist aesthetics, Claes Gabriel works beyond the flat substrate to stretch canvases over wooden armatures that stand as masks, sculptures, or vessels. Upbeat pigments pronounce a harmonious rhythm that seems to rise to the surface at will.

      Exploring the mysterious properties in light and sound, John Gibbons manipulates plaster and other mediums to communicate enchanting interactivity with the physical world.

      David Gillespie depicts reality by breaking down form into strong diagonals that intersect the surface plane with bold color and shape.

      Darla Jackson's representational animal sculptures explore human emotion through anthropomorphism. She slices through parts of the anatomy to expose that which lies hidden.

      Katheryn Kincaid's rich variations of color and dramatic contrasts are rooted in the Dutch 17th century tradition of expression and purity of observation. Light and symbolism draws the viewer in like an unrelenting magnetism to inquire the origins of its luster.

      Inspired by the landscapes of her formative years, Michele Kishita uses colors found in nature. Water, her primary subject, serves as the conduit for expressing a highly stylized aesthetic and composition in the Ukiyo-e manner of Hiroshige and Hokusai.

      Exploring the idea of "home," Ekaterina Popova's paintings depict rooms set close to the picture plane to provide the viewer an immediate access to her intimate scenes. The exaggerated colors capture a vibrant emotion while implying human presence.

      Jonathan Schoff elevates the art of drawing and extractsing the beauty of nature. Like Albrecht Durer from 16th century, Schoff balances both idealism and naturalism in his linear, graphite compositions.

      Joey Stupor creates "paracosms" using acrylic paint and resin. Inspired by crystals and hidden mysteries in the cosmos, Stupor explores the complex relationship with the subjective universe, its real and imaginary character or conventions.

      About the curator:

      Roderick Hidalgo opened his own gallery, RH Gallery & Studios, in 2017 and presents bi-monthly art exhibitions showcasing local and international artists. The studio space is rented out to local artists. Most recently, Hidalgo's works have been displayed at The Mill Space and Wilmington's annual Brandywine Festival of the Arts. He teaches art at Wilmington's Nativity Preparatory School, and he was presented with Capital One Bank's Wilmington Art Program Honorarium award. This summer he will be featured in the international art magazine Create!. This group exhibition is in conjunction with Blackout, a solo exhibition by Roderick Hidalgo in our Dupont I Gallery. 

      DuPont II Gallery

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      April Art Loop

      The Delaware Contemporary

      Apr
      05
      Fri
      Family Focused INbudget
      #ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

      Stop by The Delaware Contemporary on first Fridays for exhibition openings, open artist studios, food trucks, cash bar, and new programming every month.
      5 - 9 PM | FREE

      FEATURED OPENING RECEPTIONS:
      BLACKOUT, a solo exhibition by Rick Hidalgo
      THE FIRE THEFT, group exhibition curated by Rick Hidalgo
      Studio artists John Breakey and Anne Oldach
      UnleashWithIN IN Wilmington photo challenge winner Christopher C. Meeks

      The ART CART
      5 - 8 PM
      The Art Cart greets visitors interested in an interactive gallery experience with a selection of creative projects appealing to all ages. There will always be something new to discover as we rotate activities featured to connect with our dynamic exhibitions on display.
      The Art Cart is generously provided by Discover.

      Sponsored by the City of Wilmington, Delaware, the Art Loop Wilmington is a great way to view the exhibitions in our galleries and visit the artist studios during our extended gallery hours.

      Art Loop is generously supported by Dogfish Head, Out & About and Delaware Division of the Arts.

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      Holly Trostle Brigham - Solo Exhibition

      Somerville Manning Gallery

      Apr
      06
      Sat
      INbudget Top Pick
      #INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

      Holly Trostle Brigham will show works in a solo exhibition at the Somerville Manning Gallery March 12 through April 6, 2019.  An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, March 15th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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      Totally Mythological

      The Delaware Contemporary

      Apr
      06
      Sat
      Family Focused INbudget Top Pick
      #ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

      Henry Bermudez's interest in visual representations of cultures and mythologies has appeared in his work in varying forms throughout his career. As he transcends time and national boundaries, he constantly searches for the mythological elements of his cultural roots and mythological stereotypes in contemporary culture...

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      RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 17 more times through Apr 25

      Frank DePietro - "Ephemeral ~ New Paintings"

      The Station Gallery

      Apr
      06
      Sat
      INbudget
      #INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

      Contemporary realist paintings inspired by close observations of the natural world. Much of Frank’s recent work focuses on lotuses, leaves, and water lilies from the ponds at Longwood Gardens.

      “My paintings are inspired by close observations of the natural world… I attempt to capture ephemeral moments on canvas in a crisp and technically sharp manner… They are reflections of the relationship to the changing notion of what nature is and what meanings our relationships to it have given us.” - Frank DePietro

      Opening Reception to Meet the Artist - Friday, April 5, 5 - 8 PM.  Gallery Hours: 9 – 5 Monday – Friday; 10 – 3 Saturday.

      Celebrating 40 Years in Business 1979 – 2019 

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      RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 22 more times through Apr 27

      Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes: The Droller Collection of Picture Book Art

      Delaware Art Museum

      Apr
      06
      Sat
      Family Focused Top Pick
      #ALLinFun (Family Focused), Visual Arts

      From the Brothers Grimm and Mother Goose to Dinosaur Bob and Bumble-Ardy, engaging stories and captivating images come alive in the art of picture books. We invite children and adults to climb into the magical world of children’s literature through this stunning collection of more than 100 original and imaginative illustrations...

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      RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 27 more times through May 12

      Time Stilled, My Hair Narrative

      The Delaware Contemporary

      Main event image
      Apr
      06
      Sat
      GET TICKETS
      INbudget
      #INbudget ($0-$10), Museum Exhibitions, Visual Arts

      TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE A Draper Experiment by Tia SantanaMarch 1 - April 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware Contemporary presents TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE  by Tia Santana, the second exhibition of our Draper Experiment series. Santana’s work explores the mummification process through hair extensions worn by her, and questions history and permanence in both the physical and metaphorical. Santana que...Read more »

      RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 22 more times through Apr 27

      April Animal Art Show

      Bellefonte Arts

      Apr
      06
      Sat
      INbudget
      #INbudget ($0-$10), Animals & Nature, Charities & Fundraising, Visual Arts

      Animal Art Exhibit by local pet loving artists. All mediums exhibited, 
      Pet portraits by Pamela Slaton. Raffles for pet paraphernalia.
      Benefits the Senior Dog Haven and Hospice.
       

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      Totally Mythological

      The Delaware Contemporary

      Apr
      07
      Sun
      Family Focused INbudget Top Pick
      #ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

      Henry Bermudez's interest in visual representations of cultures and mythologies has appeared in his work in varying forms throughout his career. As he transcends time and national boundaries, he constantly searches for the mythological elements of his cultural roots and mythological stereotypes in contemporary culture...

      Read more »
      RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 16 more times through Apr 25

      Frank DePietro - "Ephemeral ~ New Paintings"

      The Station Gallery

      Apr
      07
      Sun
      INbudget
      #INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

      Contemporary realist paintings inspired by close observations of the natural world. Much of Frank’s recent work focuses on lotuses, leaves, and water lilies from the ponds at Longwood Gardens.

      “My paintings are inspired by close observations of the natural world… I attempt to capture ephemeral moments on canvas in a crisp and technically sharp manner… They are reflections of the relationship to the changing notion of what nature is and what meanings our relationships to it have given us.” - Frank DePietro

      Opening Reception to Meet the Artist - Friday, April 5, 5 - 8 PM.  Gallery Hours: 9 – 5 Monday – Friday; 10 – 3 Saturday.

      Celebrating 40 Years in Business 1979 – 2019 

      Read more »
      RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 21 more times through Apr 27

      Fairy Tales to Nursery Rhymes: The Droller Collection of Picture Book Art

      Delaware Art Museum

      Apr
      07
      Sun
      Family Focused Top Pick
      #ALLinFun (Family Focused), Visual Arts

      From the Brothers Grimm and Mother Goose to Dinosaur Bob and Bumble-Ardy, engaging stories and captivating images come alive in the art of picture books. We invite children and adults to climb into the magical world of children’s literature through this stunning collection of more than 100 original and imaginative illustrations...

      Read more »
      RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 26 more times through May 12

      Time Stilled, My Hair Narrative

      The Delaware Contemporary

      Main event image
      Apr
      07
      Sun
      GET TICKETS
      INbudget
      #INbudget ($0-$10), Museum Exhibitions, Visual Arts

      TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE A Draper Experiment by Tia SantanaMarch 1 - April 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware Contemporary presents TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE  by Tia Santana, the second exhibition of our Draper Experiment series. Santana’s work explores the mummification process through hair extensions worn by her, and questions history and permanence in both the physical and metaphorical. Santana que...Read more »

      RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 21 more times through Apr 27

      Frank DePietro - "Ephemeral ~ New Paintings"

      The Station Gallery

      Apr
      08
      Mon
      INbudget
      #INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

      Contemporary realist paintings inspired by close observations of the natural world. Much of Frank’s recent work focuses on lotuses, leaves, and water lilies from the ponds at Longwood Gardens.

      “My paintings are inspired by close observations of the natural world… I attempt to capture ephemeral moments on canvas in a crisp and technically sharp manner… They are reflections of the relationship to the changing notion of what nature is and what meanings our relationships to it have given us.” - Frank DePietro

      Opening Reception to Meet the Artist - Friday, April 5, 5 - 8 PM.  Gallery Hours: 9 – 5 Monday – Friday; 10 – 3 Saturday.

      Celebrating 40 Years in Business 1979 – 2019 

      Read more »
      RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 20 more times through Apr 27

      Painting with Wood by Robert Bruce Weston

      Mezzanine Gallery

      Apr
      08
      Mon
      INbudget
      #INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

      Painting with Wood, an exhibition of “wood veneer paintings” by Robert Bruce Weston, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from April 5-26, 2019. The artist will host a free opening reception on Friday, April 5 from 5-7 p.m.

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      RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 14 more times through May 17

      Time Stilled, My Hair Narrative

      The Delaware Contemporary

      Main event image
      Apr
      08
      Mon
      GET TICKETS
      INbudget
      #INbudget ($0-$10), Museum Exhibitions, Visual Arts

      TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE A Draper Experiment by Tia SantanaMarch 1 - April 28, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop The Delaware Contemporary presents TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE  by Tia Santana, the second exhibition of our Draper Experiment series. Santana’s work explores the mummification process through hair extensions worn by her, and questions history and permanence in both the physical and metaphorical. Santana que...Read more »

      RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 20 more times through Apr 27
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