January 13, 2019 - January 13, 2020 Visual Arts Events
2-hour sessions, Art Therapy Express art therapist and guest artists introduce a variety of 2D and 3D media. Open studio exposes participants to clay, sculpture, watercolor and acrylic painting, drawing, photography, oil pastels, mixed media, music, creative movement and drama. Work on projects on a long-term basis. Minimal donation requested to help cover materials. Call (302) 995-7661 at least one day before program to register. Ages 12-AdultsRead more »
One 2-hour session, Join Art Therapy Express to celebrate YOU, the caregiver. Pamper yourself with a night of creativity, friendship and fun. Each session will introduce a new technique to promote your personal happiness and self-care through imaginative and creative avenues.Read more »
For her first solo exhibition in Delaware, internationally renowned printmaker, Shelley Thorstensen, speaks to the uncertainty and fluidity of human consciousness as it reckons with time, space, and identity. In Between There,showcases Thorstensen's masterful, large-scale prints and a series of new drawings, which call attention to the significance of medium and process as an integral part of understanding the artist's intention and vision...Read more »
Jacalyn Beam ~ “A Way of Seeing” - Plein Air landscape paintings from the Brandywine Valley and Delaware beaches. Opening Reception to Meet the Artist - Friday, March 1, 5 – 8 PM. Gallery Hours: 9 – 5 Monday – Friday; 10 – 3 Saturday. Celebrating 40 Years in Business 1979 – 2019Read more »
Wicked Winter, our annual dead of winter, we’re sick of winter, group art show hangs from March 1 to 30.
This eclectic show features dark, creepy, cold, humorous, and beautiful imagery from regional artists.Read more »
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 »
The Delaware Contemporary launches its 40th Anniversary year with an exhibition featuring our founder, Rick Rothrock, and long time supporter, Stan Smokler. Together, the work of these celebrated sculptors finds common ground in symbolism and shared visual experiences...Read more »
CHRISTINA on the WILMINGTON ART LOOP - EDWARD LOPER SR. GALLERY EXHIBITS Christina actively participates in Art Loop Wilmington, hosting exhibitions from local and regional artists. Receptions and gallery talks often accompany events, and all are free and open to the public. MARCH/APRIL - “EYE SHADOW” WOMEN’S ART EXHIBIT Eye Shadow -- a Bebe Ross Coker BrainChild -- is an exploration of lived themes from a woman's perspective. Subjects include nature, self- de...Read more »
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 »
Art exhibition at Delaware College of Art and Design's Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery.Read more »
A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden! The exhibition showcases whimsical and classic garden structures located throughout the Winterthur estate...Read more »
TIME STILLED, MY HAIR NARRATIVE
A Draper Experiment by Tia Santana
March 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 questions adornment in the traditional practices of black culture, acceptance, transformation, and adaptation using techniques such as coil building to reference the struggle of identity. Several wall hangings of ceramic slip cast textures of various types of hair extensions will include custom ceramic beads with transferred printed imagery and text to document her narrative of hair identity and white institutionalism. Her work pushes the boundaries of clay. Hand-built coils weave, knot, and twist throughout the pieces, creating both visual and emotional responses.
Santana received her BFA from Moore College of Art & Design in 2D Fine Arts and a BFA in 3D fine arts, with a fashion minor. She earned her MFA from UD in ceramics and sculpture.
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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:
"Totally Mythological," Henry Bermudez
- 5:30 - 6:30 PM | Panel discussion, "Crossed Sites"
The panel includes curator Jorge Gutierrez, artist Henry Bermudez, and renowned curators via Skype. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q & A.
"Time Stilled, My Hair Narrative," A Draper Experiment by Tia Santana
"Trains, Tracks, and Everything in Between," Delaware College of Art and Design thesis exhibition by Joshua Hollingsworth
Studio artist exhibition by Verna Hart and Richard Remenick
During the first Friday of each month, the free, self-guided public event brings together art lovers and the community to the ever-evolving downtown and greater Wilmington areas. Art galleries, studios, museums, and alternative art spaces offer an opportunity to meet featured artists while enjoying refreshments and periodic entertainment...Read more »
March 1st 5:30 - 8:30PM at the Buzz: the Art of Mark V Turner. Mark V. Turner, is a self-taught, urban outsider painter, with a studio near Bellefonte. His 630+ works, span abstract, fine art representational, and a blended style 2-D mixed media.“Everything I’ve learned about painting has come from reading; going to museums to study how great painters made their works; and by problem-solving classic questions of shape, light and shadow while at the easel in the studio. Because of my colors, lines and textures, viewers want to touch the paintings. It’s as if their eyes demand their fingers prove what they are seeing is really there.”Read more »