February on the Loop
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DOWNTOWN

Christina Cultural Arts Center
Edward Loper, Sr Gallery

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

Show/Artist: Roldan West “Tales of Tradition”

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The images are a journey to our ancestor, spiritually and aesthetically amplifying our organic world. Making it timeless in the ancestry world, as a testimony of our time in the 21st century. Celebrating the natural cycle of life, the time we live together.
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

Show/Artist: Ellen Durkan: Behind Her Iron Gates”

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Two-time Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship recipient Ellen Durkan of Iron Maiden Forge, who is both a graduate of and an instructor at Delaware College of Art and Design, will present a solo show of her “forged fashion” metal works and drawings. The exhibition will include an opening-night reception from 5 to 8 p.m. February 1 that will feature live models and a closing reception from 5 to 8 p.m. March 1. Both receptions will be part of Art Loop Wilmington. On exhibit through March 9. Regular gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Delaware History Museum

Show/Artist: “Journey to Freedom”

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The exhibition introduces the state’s history through a number of important topics. Delaware’s immigrant history, its maritime heritage, deep roots in agriculture, Wilmington’s evolution from an industrial hub to a financial center, its role on the war front and at home, and the many cultural and artistic contributions envelope visitors in First State history. The Jane and Littleton Mitchell Center for African American Heritage located in the Delaware History Museum includes the exhibition, “Journey To Freedom.” This exhibition presents compelling perspectives of African Americans’ struggles for human rights, freedom, and dignity in Delaware and the nation. From slavery to resistance, to forging faith and community, and standing together for freedom and equality, this groundbreaking exhibition presents important themes in the African American experience in Delaware.

“The First State at the Front: WWI and the Road to Victorious Peace” commemorates the centennial of World War I and explores Delaware’s participation, offering visitors a window to the experiences and sacrifices of Delawareans on the battlefield and home front. The exhibition highlights the Delaware Historical Society’s rich collections, including letters to loved ones, scrapbooks, victory medals, and a wealth of wartime propaganda posters. Individually, these items tell fascinating stories about Delawareans living through a war that awakened them to a new global reality. Together, they paint a broader picture that speaks to the very human cost of war. Visitors are transported to 1917 as they explore differing attitudes toward the United States’ entry into World War I, the experience of African American soldiers, and the many organizations and activities at home that supported the war effort abroad.

Grace United Methodist Church

900 N. Washington St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 655-8847
gracechurchwest.com

Show/Artist: Various artists focused on Individuals of color

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Join us as we celebrate Black History Month! This month’s art loop will feature local artists and musicians whose work is focused around individuals of color. Cultural cuisine, spoken word poetry, and live music make this an art loop not to be missed!
The Grand Opera House

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

Show/Artist: Pacem In Terris Traveling Peace Youth Artwork Exhibit

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What is your vision of a peaceful world? What does peace mean to you? Over 500 students from 28 local schools and community organizations answered those questions by submitting inspiring artwork and descriptions for the Pacem in Terris 3rd Annual Visionary Peace Youth Art Exhibition at The Delaware Contemporary during Peace Week Delaware.

The Traveling Peace artwork showcases a diverse selection of the beautiful, original, and inspiring visions and works of peace from the larger annual exhibition. The collection highlights young artists, between 5-18 years old, from public, private, and charter schools along with community groups. Those organizations included this year have grown to include: Cab Calloway, Campus Community School, Claymont Elementary, Concord High School, Delaware Korean School, First Unitarian Church, First State Montessori Academy, Glasgow High School, Hindu Temple of Delaware, YWCA Homelife, Kuumba Academy, Newark High School, Springer Middle School, Sycamore Hill, Summer in the Parks, Tarbiyah School, Ujima After School, Urban Promise, William Henry School, Wilmington Montessori School, Gateway School, Jewish Community Center, Mt. Pleasant High School, Newark Charter, Salesianum, and Tatnall School.

We are grateful to the art teachers, volunteers, generous sponsors, donors, and the selection committee for their support. The Pacem in Terris Traveling Peace Art Exhibition fosters dialogue between and among youth and adults about their visions of peace. Responses to these visionary statements for a desired world can be as varied as “Can you tell me more about this? What does this mean to you? How can we make this real?” Three additional collections of Traveling Peace youth artwork are concurrently exhibited at galleries across the state between November 2018-April 2019. For details, please see the Pacem in Terris website and Visionary Peace Youth Art Facebook page.

This exhibition is supported, in part, by grants from the Longwood Foundation, the Wilmington Flower Market, and the Delaware Division of the Arts. DDOA is a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com.

LaFate Gallery

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

Show/Artist: Black History Month Storyteller

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Black History and Folk Art are equivalent for Award-winning Folk Artist Eunice LaFate. In thsi Exhibition, LaFate will take Visitiors on an “Imaginary Journey” from the Gold Coast of Africa, to the era of the Election of America’s First Black President, Barak Obama. The Exhibition will feature a series of vibrant and thought provoking paintings by Eunic eLaFate. Visitors will have the opportunity of participating in a Black History Montn “Story Board’ Art Activity.
Louis L. Redding Gallery

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

Show/Artist: Introduction to Fourth Dimensionalism by Timmy Graham

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Philadelphia-based artist Timmy Graham takes fourth dimensionalism on a color journey as he fuses math and science with art in his massive oil paintings. From 5:30p – 6:30p, enjoy the ambient combination of fourth dimensionalism and then native sounds of African drumming, with Johnathan Whitney and drummers from the Saints Andrew and Matthew. Cityfest thanks the Kenny Family Foundation for their generous donation of food for the reception.
MKT Place Gallery

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

Show/Artist: Geraldo Gonzalez’ “Moving Art Forward”

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Gonzalez’s work brings the term “magic realism” to mind. Using mostly primary and secondary colors, he keeps the colors pure. Sometimes there is a slight feathering at the edges between two colors, but that is as close to mixing as he gets. His work Is Influenced by Expressionist paintings that contain areas of flat fully saturated primary and secondary colors, like those of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.
The Sold Firm

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

Show/Artist: “Love & Perseverance” by Alfredo

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Join us for the two-month art exhibit “Love & Perseverance” by Alfredo at The Sold Firm Gallery. Art enthusiasts will be WOW’d by hand-picked artwork chosen from 200 pieces. This is the 1st time the public has an opportunity to view and purchase artwork by Alfredo.
Wilmington Library

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

Artists: Selected Works by Kadir Nelson

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Enjoy a selection of works celebrating African-American and Black History Month. Nelson “choose[s] subject matter that has emotional and spiritual resonance and focuses on the journey of the hero as it relates to the personal and collective stories of people.“ Learn more at www.kadirnelson.com.

RIVERFRONT

The Delaware Contemporary

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

Show/Artist: A Sense of Place 47°- 80° N, Bethany Springer & Garland of Suchness, studio artist Karoline Wileczek

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A Sense of Place 47° – 80° N explores issues of habitation and identity in Springer’s multi-media aesthetics. Using the camera or constructed pieces of metal, Springer transforms the gallery cube into a vessel of discovery. Her work investigates the space between romantic idealism and stark realism. With heightened influence by history, heritage, globalization, and the current age of information overload, Springer’s work presents the contours of systems and constructs with which we often surround ourselves to create awareness and dialogue.

Wileczek’s grid pattern work functions much like the drone in Indian/Hindu music representing the eternal self or the Braham behind all the changing forms in her paintings. She uses gravity to help draw the lines of paint. Changing the direction of the pours brings the intersections. These crossings create the interconnection, the overlap, and the bonds between the paintings. An interfusion of forms and materials are harmonized. Color jumps, dances, and is followed in and through her paintings, carrying emotional as well as conceptual weight.

WEST END

Blue Streak Gallery

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

Show/Artist: The Heart of Everything That Is

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3 local artists present their point of view- Carlos Alejandro, Katee Boyle and Beth Trepper.
Cab Calloway School of the Arts

100 N. Dupont Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 651-2700
cabcallowayschool.org

Show/Artist: Performances: the Brandywine Photo Collective

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Photographer and Interpreters for Cab Calloway Exhibit Include Cindy Bonnes, Walter Borders, Kathy Buckalew, Ken Francis, Kerry Harrison, Lynn Maniscalco, Gerry Meekins, Jeffrey Rubin and Danny Schweers. Show ends February 15.
The Delaware Center for Horticulture

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

Show/Artist: “Abstracticus” by Hillary Pease

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“Abstracticus” is a playful collection of abstract paintings inspired by music and the artist’s life. These works use color and pattern as a window into the vibrant inner world of the artist.
Piccolina Toscana

1412 N. Dupont St.
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 654-8001
piccolinatoscana.com

Show/Artist: Beth Bobey’s “Yesterday’s Tomorrow”

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The Blue Streak Gallery presents Beth Bobey’s Show, “Yesterday’s Tomorrow-” Abstract paintings of times and places. The exhibit will be in the restaurant and the Toscana To-Go area, and will close on Sunday, March 31.
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church

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

Show/Artist: Glances from White Privilege by Linda Gunderson

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This show features images painted on vintage slide show screens, as well as PowerPoint screen and advertising stands, offering glances reflecting white privilege. Light refreshments.

BEYOND THE CITY

Arden’s Buzz Ware Village Center

2119 The Highway
Arden, DE 19810

programs@ardenbuzz.com

Show/Artist: New Work in Old Traditions- Alan Burslem

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Since 1976, Alan Burslem has been designing and creating a diverse line of high-fire pottery and sculpture in the historical village of Arden. Burslem’s work reflects his precision and understanding that “there are few more sensitive instruments than the potter’s wheel. Every nervous tremor, every ghost of a touch is translated through the fingers to impressionable clay which, if treated properly, will freeze it forever for the eyes of those who understand.”
Rodney Pratt Framing & Gallery

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

Show/Artist: Enkaustikos, meaning “to burn in” by Sandra Koberlein

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South Jersey-based artist Sandra Koberlein paints abstractly, creating a dialogue between color, shape and material. Her paintings show her interest in mark making, pattern and texture. Her artwork is inspired by nature and travel and is composed in many intriguing layers, similar to the layers of her life. Koberlein recreates imagery of places she has seen, in keeping with the experiences she’s had in those places. Her current painting style is primarily encaustic—from the Greek word enkaustikos, meaning “to burn in”—due to the materials’ sustainability, its ancient history, uniqueness and the creative challenges it brings to her work.
Station Gallery

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

Show/Artist: Winter Gallery Artists Group Show

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Artists for our February Winter Group Show are: Ed Bronstein, Dan Chow, Michele Foster, and Maryanne Jacobsen. Ed Bronstein’s Philadelphia neighborhoods and cityscapes in oil, Dan Chow’s Plein air scenes from Kennett Square and surrounding areas, Michele Foster’s mixed media abstracts and Maryanne Jacobsen’s Impressionist landscapes and interiors.