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

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

      Delaware Art Museum

      May
      02
      Thu
      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 9 more times through May 12

      Anahata Exclusive Preview Opening

      The Delaware Contemporary

      May
      02
      Thu
      GET TICKETS
      Top Pick
      Visual Arts

      Join us for this EXCLUSIVE Preview Opening to meet artist John Singletary and be one of the first to view the exciting debut of new compositions created for this exhibition. The Anahata series is an immersive multimedia installation using a revolutionary photographic process that produces images true to moments in time...

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      ANAHATA

      The Delaware Contemporary

      May
      03
      Fri
      INbudget
      #INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

      ANAHATA
      John Singletary

      May 3 - September 22, 2019

      Opening Reception:
      Thursday, May 2, 2019
      5 - 7 PM

      The Delaware Contemporary is excited to debut new compositions added to the Anahata series of immersive multimedia installations conceived by artist John Singletary. Out from the cloak of darkness emerges a fantastical universe of images that seem to exist in both the past and the present simultaneously. Drawing from an ancient visual language, Singletary seamlessly bridges history with the contemporary by capturing his meticulous and intimate choreography with an open-spectrum camera in his one-of-a-kind UV light studio using sophisticated OLED monitors. The captivating results are the efforts of collaboration between performers, choreographers, costume designers, makeup artists, and technicians. Singletary creates the rendered images using a revolutionary photographic process that produces images true to moments in time.

      Sanskrit for "unhurt" or "unbroken," the word Anahata refers to the heart chakra and the Vedic concept of the "unstruck" sound of the celestial realm. Singletary's seemingly chaotic constructions give way to visions of harmony and invocations of creations and origin. By plunging the viewer into complete darkness, Singletary recreates conditions of birth - both physical and spiritual. Light pulsating from the black offers a way out of the dark and attempts to provide answers to implied questions about genesis and the universal human condition.

      "Singletary's hauntingly beautiful images in Anahata are exquisite tableaus, populated by lavishly adorned human figures that appear to be engaging in ceremonial dance, ritualist ambulation, and acts of devotional veneration. The scenes possess a universal timelessness, with pictorial elements reminiscent of Tibetan Buddhist painting, Medieval tapestry, Persian miniature painting, and deep tribal ritual of peoples from across the globe depicted in ethnographic film and photography." - Joseph Gonzales, Executive Director of The Delaware Contemporary

      John Singletary is a photographer and multi-media artist based in Philadelphia, PA. He will serve as a panelist for the 2019 Gretchen Hupfel Symposium: Immanent Realms: Light, Image, Sound at The Delaware Contemporary. This Symposium will culminate in a live dance performance in conjunction with the Anahata exhibition, featuring dancer Megan Hannon. Singletary's work has been shown in museums and galleries across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.

      This exhibition using cutting-edge display technology will be special ticketed show. 
      Adults: $10
      Children 13 and under: free
      Some of the work in this exhibition contains graphic imagery. Audience discretion advised.

      Carole Bieber & Marc Ham Gallery

      RELATED PROGRAMMING

      2019 Gretchen Hupfel Symposium: 
      Immanent Realms: Light, Image, Sound
       
      Saturday, May 18, 2019 
      9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
      FREE

      This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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      UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE LYNN HERRICK SHARP AWARD EXHIBITION

      The Delaware Contemporary

      May
      03
      Fri
      Family Focused INbudget
      #ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

      UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE LYNN HERRICK SHARP AWARD EXHIBITION

      A Group Exhibition

      May 3 – May 26, 2019

      OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 3, 2019, 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop

      In a joint venture with the University of Delaware, The Delaware Contemporary is pleased to announce the 2018-19 Lynn Herrick Sharp Award Exhibition, featuring the work of this year’s award recipient and two honorable mentions in their final stages of pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at the University of Delaware.

      In September of 2009, Lynn Herrick Sharp established this award in support of the Fine Arts program at the University of Delaware to help the recipients produce and document their work. The award is presented to an art major working in photography, sculpture, printmaking or painting. During the student's junior year, portfolios are submitted to the Fine Art faculty for award consideration and the recipient for the 2018-19 Lynn Herrick Sharp Award is Deanna Wingel with honorable mentions given to Adele Kaczmarek and Cynthia Yoo. This exhibition showcases recent works by these three artists.  

      Lynn Herrick Sharp is a long-time supporter of The Delaware Contemporary, having served as Secretary of the Board of Directors from 2002 to 2008. She is recognized as an Emeritus Board Member for her contributions to The Delaware Contemporary and for championing contemporary art in the region. 

      This exhibition is coordinated by Kate Testa, University of Delaware Curatorial Fellow.

      Constance S. & Robert J. Hennessy Project Space

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      cusp

      The Delaware Contemporary

      May
      03
      Fri
      Family Focused INbudget
      #ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

      In a joint venture with the University of Delaware, The Delaware Contemporary is pleased to announce cusp, the 2019 University of Delaware Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. Defined as a point of transition between two stages, cusp encompasses the state the artists currently exist in, poised to enter the contemporary art world. This capstone exhibition leads them through this transition after two years of experimenting and developing formal studio practices within the supportive space of graduate school. The presented work draws on their research and embodies their unique perspectives on contemporary culture and life as they embark on a new journey of emerging fine artists...

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      Man Cave (Group Exhibition)

      Christina Cultural Arts Center

      May
      03
      Fri
      INbudget Top Pick
      #INbudget ($0-$10), Museum Exhibitions, Visual Arts

      Featuring premiere African American regional artists Milton Downing, Chad Cortez Everett, Richard Hamilton, Dane Tilghman & Carl Williams, this exhibit reflects on the individual artists’ persepectives on culture, times and environment. Their unique viewpoints of society, in conjunction with our current social, economic and political realities, form captivating phantasmagorias that certainly call for a few moments of internal reflection.

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      RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 59 more times through Aug 29

      HOPES & DREAMS/FEARS & FEELS

      The Delaware Contemporary

      May
      03
      Fri
      Family Focused INbudget
      #ALLinFun (Family Focused), #INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

      HOPES & DREAMS/FEARS & FEELS
      A Draper Experiment by Anthony Bowers

      May 3 - June 30, 2019

      Opening Reception: Friday, May 2
      5 - 9 PM during Art Loop

      Anthony Bowers reflects on consumerism and waste. See-through fabric designed as “dumpsters” allow viewers to toss their conceptual and actual trash in the form of “HOPES & DREAMS” or “FEARS & FEELS.” Taking two historically transformative practices of Western religion, confession and prayer, Bowers invites viewers to acknowledge fears and shortcomings, to vocalize hopes and dreams, and then ritually discard them. Recognizing the self-promotional feedback loop of social media as a common outlet for expression in contemporary culture, Anthony Bowers believes that art is the antidote and the conduit to filling the void left by the lacuna of social and cultural importance.

      Bowers received his BFA in painting from Indiana University and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts.

      E. Avery Draper Gallery

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

      Delaware Art Museum

      May
      03
      Fri
      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 8 more times through May 12

      John Singletary's Anahata

      The Delaware Contemporary

      May
      03
      Fri
      INbudget
      #INbudget ($0-$10), Film, Visual Arts

      Out from the cloak of darkness emerges a fantastical universe of images that seem to exist in both the past and the present simultaneously. Drawing from an ancient visual language, Singletary seamlessly bridges history with the contemporary by capturing his meticulous and intimate choreography with an open-spectrum camera in his one-of-a-kind UV light studio using sophisticated OLED monitors...

      Read more »
      RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 123 more times through Sep 22

      Helena van Emmerik-Finn "Anything Goes" ~ New Pastels & Oil Paintings

      The Station Gallery

      May
      03
      Fri
      INbudget
      #INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

      Helena’s family emigrated from Holland a few weeks before she was born, and settled in upper Bucks County. She studied graphic design, photography and film making at the Philadelphia College of Art. Helena offers a wide variety of subjects with her vibrant, impressionistic paintings. Regional landscapes, still life and animal paintings are featured in a solo show. Opening Reception to Meet the Artist – Friday, May 3, 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 30 more times through Jun 1

      Plein Air by Jim Rehak

      Mezzanine Gallery

      May
      03
      Fri
      INbudget
      #INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

      Plein Air, an exhibition of local landscape paintings by Jim Rehak, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from May 3-31, 2019. The artist will host a free opening reception on Friday, May 3 from 5-7 p.m.

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      RECURRING EVENT: Occurs 20 more times through Jun 28

      May Art Loop

      The Delaware Contemporary

      May
      03
      Fri
      INbudget
      #INbudget ($0-$10), Educational (Family), Food & Drink, 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
      decontemporary.org/art-loop

      FEATURED OPENING RECEPTIONS:
      - ANAHATA, John Singletary - ticketed
      - HOPES & DREAMS/FEARS & FEELS, A Draper Experiment by Anthony Bowers
      - CUSP, University of Delaware MFA Thesis exhibition
      - Lynn Herrick Sharp award exhibition
      - BLUE-SKY THINKING, Caroline Coolidge Brown and Scott Alan McClurg


      ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

      - Meet artist John Singletary and experience a live enhancement to ANAHATA with dancers posed throughout the exhibition. $10 ticketed admission for this exhibition applies during art loop.

      - Rolling Revolution Night Market

      - 5:30 PM | Informal UD MFA artist talks in the gallery

      - 6:30 PM | 96 Sitars and Clint Takeda performing as Double Wig with guest Aaron Igler on electronics in the lobby

      - 5 - 8 PM | The ART CART
      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.

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      Class of 2019 Graduating Show

      Delaware College of Art and Design

      May
      03
      Fri
      Visual Arts

      If you're not at DCAD for Friday, May 3 @ 5pm, are you even on the Art Loop?

      The Delaware College of Art and Design Graduate Exhibition proudly celebrates the culmination of creative work executed by the 2019 graduates of the Associates in Fine Arts degree program. The Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery will feature selections from the body of work developed by each graduate in their final year of study that demonstrates technical and conceptual excellence and achievement. All are invited to join the DCAD community in commemorating the creative growth and accomplishments of the class of 2019.

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      Art Loop at Arden: Different Visions - Brandywine Photo Collective

      Buzz Ware Village Center

      May
      03
      Fri
      INbudget Top Pick
      #INbudget ($0-$10), Neighborhoods, Visual Arts
      Members of the Brandywine Photo Collective bring their work to the Village of Arden. Three of the photographers are residents of Arden...Visions can be individual perceptions of things visible or mystical personal experiences of things otherwise invisible. Each artist exhibiting has a different vision; some are wildly different from one another! Although some of the images are the same as our previous exhibit at the Baby Grand in Wilmington, many of the artists are showing new work...Read more »

      Helena van Emmerik-Finn "Anything Goes" ~ New Pastels & Oil Paintings

      The Station Gallery

      May
      04
      Sat
      INbudget
      #INbudget ($0-$10), Visual Arts

      Helena’s family emigrated from Holland a few weeks before she was born, and settled in upper Bucks County. She studied graphic design, photography and film making at the Philadelphia College of Art. Helena offers a wide variety of subjects with her vibrant, impressionistic paintings. Regional landscapes, still life and animal paintings are featured in a solo show. Opening Reception to Meet the Artist – Friday, May 3, 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 29 more times through Jun 1
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