This Month on the Loop
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DOWNTOWN

2nd & LOMA

211 North Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 655-0124
2ndandloma.com

“Lions Divine Protection” by Zathary Burton

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The theme is Brave as a Lion. Lions stick together and a lion’s roars can be heard up to five miles. Come see her amazing paintings on display.
Artzscape

205 North Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 433-6622
www.artzscape.com

Daddy Long Legs & The Inch Worm by Bryce Bullock

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Daddy Long Legs & The Inchworm is a comic book series created by 10-year-old Bryce Bullock. The art and comic books will be on display and for sale at Artzscape. Bryce Bullock created the comic book series with his father and illustrator Demitrius Bullock. The comic book is about a father and son duo of crime fighters.
Chris White Gallery

701 Shipley St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
chriswhitegallery.com

Keepsake

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A group show curated by Roxanne R Campbell, Keepsakes explores the Black artist’s response to the historical and contemporary challenges against Black humanity. The exhibition features a diverse range of media including paintings by Peter Williams, film installations by Kevin Jerome Everson, and still and moving images by Jon-Sesrie Goff.
Christina Cultural Arts Center
Edward Loper, Sr Gallery

705 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 652-0101
ccacde.org

“Eye Shadow” Women’s Art Exhibit

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Eye Shadow — a Bebe Ross Coker BrainChild — is an exploration of lived themes from a woman’s perspective. Subjects include nature, self- development, feminism, motherhood, health & wellness, spirituality, friendship, community, social justice and more. Artist receptions on Friday, March 1 & Friday, April 5, 5:30 to 8:00pm.
Featured artists are Alisha Jones and Shannon Woodloe.
Louis L. Redding Gallery

City/County Building lobby
800 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 576-2100

..and the waters rise by Jenna Lucente

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The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs announces the second exhibition in a joint venture with the The Delaware Contemporary on display in the lobby of the Louis L. Redding City/County Building. This self-guided exhibition features three paintings by The Delaware Contemporary studio artist, Jenna Lucente. Lucente’s landscapes present a vision of a marred environment through the effects of flooding and climate change. Her paintings explore ruination and the irreconcilable differences that often infiltrate dialogue as we individually, and collectively, try to navigate through the sullen results. Deluged, lost, and searching, Lucente’s anonymous figures appear to eerily meander half-submerged through swollen waters. Overwhelmed by the inundation, the figures grasp each other for support as they brave the environment. The figures represent global familiarity: everyone you know and don’t know. Lucente’s work investigates how a disaster can strip away all excess translated with a sense of stillness and simplicity. The veil of monochromatic color harmony unifies each image, while revealing to the viewer a covert message of the existential new normal.
Colourworks

1902 Superfine Ln. (Race St.)
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 428-0222
www.colourworks.com

San Miguel de Allende, Kathe Morse continues: no April reception

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Kathe Morse’s exhibits continues through April, but there Is no reception on April 5th. San Miguel de Allende, a magical place, is located 4 hours north of Mexico City but still in the heart of Mexico. I spent time there in 1972 as an art student, again for several days in 2003 with my husband and again in 2018. It is a place of colorful painted buildings, built in the 16th and 17th centuries that look plain from the street but often contain beautiful courtyards and arched entrances to rooms. I loved this town in 1972 when it was a sleepy little place. I found it more crowded and noisier on this recent visit but still as beautiful and enchanting. I hope my pictures capture and become reminders for me and others of its spirit and energy.
Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery at
Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD)

600 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 622-8000
www.dcad.edu/gallery

22nd Annual Delaware College of Art and Design Student Exhibition

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Hundreds of paintings, drawings, illustrations, animations, sculptures, graphic design projects and other works are being shown in the 22nd annual Delaware College of Art and Design Student Exhibition. Students from each of DCAD’s areas of study create the pieces as part of their respective curricula, and faculty members curate and hang the featured art and design items.
The Grand Opera House

818 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 658-7897
www.thegrandwilmington.org/grand-galleries

The Grand Gallery

Through Her Eyes by Kristen Margiotta

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Oil painter and published illustrator Kristen Margiotta presents an exhibition of her oil paintings and drawings spanning almost a decade. Fears within, whether real or imagined are explored in Margiotta’s character driven oil paintings. Many of the paintings featured will be exhibited together for the first time, creating a new narrative that continues Margiotta’s story of Cherry as she explores the Other World filled with dark nemeses as fear personified. The presentation within the hall of the Grand Gallery will create a unique and fitting space as if the viewers are stepping within the walls of Margiotta’s dark and introspective paintings. Live music by Justin Koerner. Prints, books, and merchandise will be available during the reception hours of 5-8pm, Friday April 5th.In recent years my work is evolving and perhaps returning to earlier imagery focusing on symbolism. I’ve also returned to portrait painting, something I’ve greatly missed over the years. The beauty of the evolution of my work is seeing that all of these different facets still feel like me and are all coming from the same place. I have never been a fan of labels, or boundaries. Those are dangerous. I just want to keep painting and growing as an artist and continue making connections with people through my art. That’s what it’s all about for me.

the baby grand gallery

VISIONS XI: An exhibit of the Brandywine Photo Collective

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Visions can be individual perceptions of things visible or mystical personal experiences of things otherwise invisible. Come see the visions of eleven photographers of the Brandywine Photo Collective: Cindy Bonnes, Walter Borders, Kathy Buckalew, Roman Coia, Ken Francis, Jane Koester, Lynn Maniscalco, Gerry Meekins, Jeffrey Rubin, Danny Schweers, and Jeff Steen.

The Brandywine Photo Collective is an alliance of accomplished photographers in the Brandywine Valley who meet regularly for inspiration, education, and fellowship. We explore and promote fine art photography by sharing our vision, increasing our knowledge, encouraging one another, and exhibiting our work. The show ends on April 26.

Hotel Dupont

42 W. 11th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 594-3256
www.hoteldupont.com

Artists: Frankie Sanchez, Lauren Lord, Eunice Lafate

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We feature the work of these three artists for the month of April. Francisco Sanchez featuring THE STOICS: The Founder. The Slave. The Emperor. Explore the Voices behind the Philosophy.” Eunice LaFate’s vibrant Acrylic paintings were initially inspired by the Tropical Beauty of her native homeland, Jamaica.
LaFate Gallery

227 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 656-6786
www.lafategallery.com

Spring Beauty, by Award-winning Folk Artist Eunice LaFate

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Eunice LaFate’s vibrant Acrylic paintings were initially inspired by the Tropical Beauty of her native homeland, Jamaica. In this Exhibition LaFate will showcase an array of Tropical Blossoms, Landscapes and Spring Beauty in Wilmington. Her Folk Art will also be on Display on Art Loop evening, at the DuPont Hotel.
Mezzanine Gallery

820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 577-8278
arts.delaware.gov

Painting With Wood by Robert Bruce Weston

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The Delaware Division of the Arts is pleased to present “Painting with Wood”, a selection of wood-veneer inlay paintings by Milton artist, Robert Bruce Weston.
MKT Place Gallery

200 W. 9th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 438-6545

“I Couldn’t Think of a Title” featuring James Wyatt

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My work honors varied subject matters in a surreal nature – some well-known figures and others are derived from personal thoughts. The energy from my subjects evolve into dynamic beings through a 3D technique which came out of necessity. Lacking supplies as a young artist forced me to use scraps that eventually became my signature 3D accent detail today. Typically, eyes are drawn into the vibrant tones from a distance, contrasting layers, and unconventional materials. Eventually, it’s human nature to move closer with a desire to touch my work.
The Sold Firm

800-B N. Tatnall Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 689-3237
thesoldfirm.com

Sand Storm Warning by Velvet Poindexter

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I have been creating one-of-a-kind sand mixed medium artwork since 2010. They are a fusion of art captured in sand, acrylic paint on wood to create textured dimensions. Every grain of sand is uniquely me. There is so much art that cannot be touched. I want people to touch and feel my emotions through art. I found art to be my outlet…my love for seeing experiences across all boundaries and our future. PLEASE TOUCH.
Studio on Market

219 North Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 229-7108
studioonmarket.com

SPATIAL PERSPECTIVE II – Anthony Sealey Photography

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The geographical scientific definition of this term is the following: “A way of identifying, explaining, and predicting the human and physical patterns in space and the interconnectedness of various spaces”. This is a little complex for my simple mind. The word Spatial, simply relates to “space”. The word Perspective, “a point of view”. Space can relate to things both physical and emotional. We all are affected by and surrounded by space every minute of our lives. It affects the home we buy, how fast we drive and every relationship we have with others. Whether a space is physical or emotional, they are looked at with a unique point of view. Perspectives are limitless, since we all see things differently. My objective has always been to take photographs that evoke personal thoughts and emotions, rather than dictate my perspective on others. For this reason, my works remain “Untitled”. The goal is that we learn about each other through our differences by recognizing the beauty in our diverse views and being drawn closer because of them.
Wilmington Library

10 East 10th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 571-7400
www.wilmington.lib.de.us

DEstination: Space

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Join Delaware Humanities and the Wilmington Public Library for the grand opening of the exhibit “DEstination: Space.” The exhibit delves into the past, present, and future of space exploration and Delaware’s invaluable contributions. The Wilmington Public Library is the exhibit’s first stop as it travels for one year throughout the state of Delaware. Refreshments available.

RIVERFRONT

The Delaware Contemporary

200 South Madison St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 656-6466
decontemporary.org

BLACKOUT, a solo exhibition by Rick Hidalgo and THE FIRE THEFT, group exhibition curated by Rick Hidalgo

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Roderick Hidalgo constructs an experience that places the viewer in a land of textures, objects, and structures. His work shifts between part painting and part sculpture where objects become habitats in a cellular aesthetic. As such the work is both meditative and sensual. “I want people to relate to my work at their core levels–where they came from; it’s the one thing that connects us all.”

THE FIRE THEFT, group exhibition curated by Rick Hidalgo
An ensemble of eleven local artists who explore the gamut of human emotion with the output of painting, sculpture, glass, mixed media, and drawing. Ultimately, all the work is imbued with enchanting expressions of identity or place communicating information and ideas.

Studio artists John Breakey and Anne Oldach

UnleashWithIN photo challenge winner Christopher C. Meeks

WEST END

Blue Streak Gallery

1721 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 429-0506

Ethel Jackson, Cara Boland, Kerstin Tyreus

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Ethel Jackson, Paintings, Cara Noland, Jewelry, and Kerstin Tyreus, Paintings- beautiful contemporary artwork in different media.
Carspecken Scott Gallery

1707 North Lincoln St.
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 655-7173
www.carspeckenscott.com

“Comin’ Atcha!” by Cleveland Morris

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Recent Still Life Paintings with a twist.
The Delaware Center for Horticulture

1810 North Dupont St.
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 658-6262
thedch.org

Somewhere In the Middle by Kattee Boyle and Karen Dulaney

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Join us for a unique show of abstract forms represented in metal and color from Artists Karen Delaney and Katee Boyle.
Howard Pyle Studio

1305 North Franklin St.
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 656-7304
www.howardpylestudio.org

“Silver Vase of Pink Tulips” by Bonita Frawley

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Bonita Frawley’s oil painting is featured as part of the exhibit presented by the artists of the Howard Pyle Studio.
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church

1301 N. Broom St.
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 652-7623
saintstephenslutheranchurch.org

Roots of the Past – Saving the Future (by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts students)

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Dolores Bartholomew, an artist and professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will host a juried show of student works from the academy. The exhibition will consist of art reflecting on the De-Extinction Movement and whether society input on what types of biological life to bring back from the past should be incorporated with this movement. Dolores and her students explore such questions as “What will the future landscape look like, will this really save the Earth from climate change as some scientists suggest,” along with other relevant questions. Light refreshments.

BEYOND THE CITY

Bellefonte Arts

803 C Brandywine Blvd.
Bellefonte, DE 19809
(302) 762-4278
bellefontearts.com

April Animal Art Show, Pamela Slaton and various artists.

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Saturday April 6th from 11 am – 3 pm. Group show featuring the artwork depicting our beloved pets and exotic animals in all mediums. Pamela Slaton is a self-taught artist using colored pencil, and graphite, to create amazingly realistic portraits of animals and mythical creatures. She will be drawing pet portraits on mini art cards during the event.as a benefit for the Senior Dog Haven and Hospice organization.
Bellefonte Vintage

901 Brandywine Blvd.
Bellefonte, DE 19809
(302) 762-7878
bellefontevintage.com

Recycled Art, Cyntaya Welch

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Cyntaya Welch incorporates found objects into vibrant mixed-media paintings.
Arden’s Buzz Ware Village Center

2119 The Highway
Arden, DE 19810

programs@ardenbuzz.com

“Mélange” by Ray Magnani.

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Join us for the artist reception with complimentary refreshments from 6- 9 PM at the “Buzz.” The painter creates something from nothing. The photographer must create something of value from everything. Capture the essence by removing the extraneous. Focus the eye of the viewer to look again at something they may have seen a thousand times, but never in that way. This show is entitled ‘Mélange’. It is a mixture of many styles, which is my style. Life is just too short to be constrained.”
Station Gallery

3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE 19807
(302) 654-8638
www.stationgallery.net

Ephemeral by Frank DePietro

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New Paintings by Frank DePietro, 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.”
Rodney Pratt Framing & Gallery

304 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 438-6545

Through the Eyes of Shen Yun – An Artist’s Journey by Dawn Majewski

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With each of the mediums I choose to use – such as: pastel or oil paint for portraiture (people, animals, or objects); watercolor or pen & ink (landscapes and structures); or any other choices for various work including illustration – I try to approach the work as if I were the eyes of each person visualizing what one sees allowing the use of dimension through art. Though watercolor is my preferred method, it is also one of the more difficult materials to use due to its “once it’s applied” technique which you can’t erase or go over like other mediums.