This Month on the Loop

City of Wilmington's Redding Gallery

800 N. French Street Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 576-2100
9th Edition of Expressive Creative Soul
Untitled by Anthony Boone

TThis is the 9th edition of the “Expressive Creative Soul” art exhibition and the first iteration taking place in Wilmington, DE. This annual art exhibition highlights new and emerging African-American visual artists. This year's participants include the following artists: Edward Loper, Samara Weaver, Anthony Boone, Danille Scott and Bryant Small.

Art Loop Reception on Friday, February 3rd from 5-7pm.

Christina Cultural Arts Center

705-707 North Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 429-0101
Distant Memories by Kara Hinson
Glow by Kara Hinson

Kara Hinson is a Delaware based visual artist. Her art prominently features representations of black women in a variety of medium including vivid, layered watercolor portraits and illustrative ink/digital drawings. As a child, she was always encouraged to be artistic by the number of artists in her family. Although self-taught for most of her childhood, Kara graduated from West Chester University in 2007 with a minor in Studio Arts. During her studies, Kara found a love for figure drawing and further developed her drawing skills.

After a hiatus from art for many years, Kara found new inspiration in watercolor - drawn to the unpredictability of the easily flowing pigments. Layers of surrealistic colors create a dreamlike atmosphere in which her paintings focus on the diversity and strength of women. Often incorporating themes of nature, astrology and nostalgia, her work aims to offer inspiration and tranquility.

Kara has exhibited at The Delaware Art Museum, The Delaware Contemporary, Chris White Gallery, and DCAD. Her art is for sale in many shops throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania and she has vended in a variety of art markets in the Northeast for over 5 years. Kara has collaborated with several brands and designers including Buzzfeed, Ritual Shoppe and Henry Masks.

Chris White Gallery

701 Shipley St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 601-1160
Two exhibits: “MUSE” featuring the art of Smashed Label & “Predecessors” featuring the art of Erica Jones
Muse by Smashed Label
Untitled by Erica Jones

Opening reception, Friday, February 3, 5-9pm; Closing reception, Friday, March 3, 5-9pm.

“Muse” is the focus of Smashed Label’s art. “MUSE” is a transitive verb meaning to become absorbed in thought but it is also a noun with three different meanings: an instance or period of reflection, a state of deep thought or dreamy abstraction, or a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.

Erica Jones produces vibrant portraits in acrylic and oil to highlight the African American experience. Also known as E.Lizé, she is a visual artist and emcee from Aberdeen, Maryland. With visual art being her first passion, Erica graduated from Cecil College in 2017 with an AA in Drawing/Painting as well as an AA in Graphic Design, following up with a brief stint at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD)- ** NOT PARTICIPATING ON FRI FEB 3 **

600 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 622-8000
Wit, Humor, Despair: Amos Lemon Burkhart
Honey I'm Home Amos by Amos Lemon-Burkhart

Discover the diverse and complex work of young emerging artist, Amos Lemon Burkhart (1998-2018). Through Lemon’s work, visual media, and participatory interactives, visitors will explore the complexities of emotional turbulence, anxiety, and trauma, questions about love, sex and gender identity, and issues around substance use and abuse. An observer of the quirks and oddities of the human race, Lemon’s wit, humor, and despair is revealed through his work. Join us for the Art Loop reception from 5-7pm.

Amos Lemon Burkhart was a driven young artist who created hundreds of paintings, works on paper, digital art and animations between the ages of 15 and 19. He died tragically at 19, drowning in an accident fueled by a combination of Xanax and alcohol. He briefly studied life drawing at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and experimental animation at CalArts, as well as in high school art classes. In his own studio in a barn, Lemon restlessly worked to understand and express his own turbulent interior life in images, text, sound and motion. The complexities of emotional lability, anxiety, and trauma, questions about love, sex and gender identity, and issues around substance use and abuse are revealed in complex, layered images. A ceaseless observer of the quirks and oddities of the human race, Lemon’s wit, humor, and despair are all right there in his work - if you look closely enough.

Chromatic Data Project Activity: What stresses you? What supports you? Explore your emotional aware through a creative art making project. No experience necessary. All materials provided.

Gallery at 919

919 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 298-1542
RitaMarie Cimini
Breathe Impulse by RitaMarie Cimini

The paintings in the Breathing series, which will be prominently displayed at the Citizen’s bank building, began with an underpainting in grayish colors, in the grisaille tradition. Inspired by an earlier painting of mine of light breaking through misty atmosphere and a photo I had seen that might have been a whirling dervish, the underlying structure allowed improvisation in the multiple layers of color that went on top.

As the paintings developed unexpected color combinations and patterns emerged. The resulting paintings reflect transitory moments, breathing, air, and the electricity/energy that surround us. Please stop by and welcome our new artist to Downtown Wilmington at the Art Loop reception from 5-7pm.

RitaMarie Cimini, a fine artist living and working in Delaware, taps into the collective consciousness via common experiences. Trained as a formalist, Cimini’s paintings are physical objects whose surfaces allow the viewer to glimpse her working process. Her radiant paintings, informed by a daily meditation practice, investigate links between sight and interior vision.

Featured in multiple group and solo exhibitions, her work was notably included in an exhibit at Belskie Museum in Closter, NJ and the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, NJ. While maintaining a studio practice, she also served, from August 2016 until June 2019, as President of Studio Montclair, a non-profit visual arts organization. Cimini facilitates meditation groups and writes about art and spirituality for Huffington Post, Sivana Spirit, and her website, Cimini, an inducted member of the National Association of Women Artists, holds an MFA in painting and sculpture from Bennington College and her work is held in private collections in the United States and abroad and in the public collections of Atlantic Health Systems, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the MC Hotel.

Gallery at Grace Church

900 North Washington St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 655-8847
A Journey by Faith by Dianne George
A Journey by Faith by Dianne George

The exhibit is a curation of works that not only represent Dianne’s journey as an artist, but also depict her story of seeing and savoring the goodness of God in her day to day living. With spiritually opened eyes, she sees the world around her differently. Nothing is by chance or mere coincidence, but rather thoughtfully orchestrated by God, the Creator of all things, whose understanding no one can fathom. Whether it be the rising of the sun or a moonlit sky, blades of grass swaying in the wind or an old tree that has weathered many storms, it is all by the hand of God. Each intricate detail down to the falling of every raindrop is not out of His control. When she observes nature, Dianne doesn’t just admire and enjoy its beauty, but she sees that the One who created it, is all the more glorious. As she journeys through life, her paintings keep her eyes fixed on God and the things of His Kingdom, acting as reminders of what He has spoken through His Word.

Dianne is an artist based in Dover, Delaware with a passion for anything creative. Her paintings are an expression of her faith, birthed from meditation on scripture. Using acrylic paints, she provides visual representations of what the Word of God says. Having no educational background in art, her art journey has evolved through the exploration of different mediums, styles and techniques, with her most recent works featured in the show including pieces on raw canvas adorned with frayed edges. Being deeply inspired by nature she is drawn to neutral earth tones and a muted, minimal color palette which create simplified, timeless pieces that evoke a feeling of calm and peacefulness in our busy world. Dianne’s pieces have been collected by art lovers across the United States as well as worldwide in countries such as the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia and Indonesia.

Dianne’s artwork can also be viewed and purchased at All paintings from the show will also be listed on the website in March 2023.

Mezzanine Gallery at the Carvel State Building

820 N. French Street Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 577-8278
Roger Matsumoto’s exhibition

The Delaware Division of the Arts’ Mezzanine Gallery presents 2022 DDOA Individual Artist Fellow Roger Matsumoto’s exhibition, “Printing with Palladium”, running February 3-24, 2023. Guests are invited to attend a Meet-the-Artist Reception on Friday, February 3 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Click here for the full exhibition description

The Grand Opera House / baby grand

818 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 658-7897
Grand Gallery: The Classic Rock Art Show
baby grand Gallery: P.P.P. Post-Pandemic Paintings by Michael Silva
Art Loop reception from 5-7pm
Springsteen on the Parkway by Alex Lowy
Bio Linked by Michael Silva

Grand Gallery: The Art world is about to be rocked! The Classic Rock Art Show Is a rare collection of art & photographs created by rock stars and rock & roll photographers. The month-long exhibition features concert posters, album art and more from the greatest rock artists of all time. Admission Is free and all works are available for purchase. Come see what you've been hearing.

Baby Grand Gallery: Michael Silva's creative work includes oil paintings, acrylic paintings and wood sculptures. Over the last decade, he has spent countless hours using oil paint as his main medium. When the pandemic began, Michael invested his time and money Into his craft to upgrade paint brushes and the quality of paint. Time spent with his recent work has shown the discipline possessed to do the work.

The Delaware Contemporary

200 South Madison St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-6466
ARTIFACT, Group Exhibition
Art Loop reception from 5-9pm

- ARTIFACT, Group Exhibition An “artifact” is something human-made and is characteristic of, or resulting from, a particular period in time, trend, or individual. Without documentation or a physical reference – how does one revisit that moment in time once it is gone? How is it shared and remembered within communities and generations?

- THE SAINTS STEP IN CONGO TIME, Adrian L. Burrell "The Saints Step in Congo Time" is an ongoing archival research project in the form of a short film that documents Burrell’s family’s experiences with plantocracy and sugar production after the Louisiana Purchase. For Burrell, the math and commodification of Black life and labor is the basis of modernity. Throughout his oeuvre, Burrell examines the extractive, unjust relationship between capitalism and Blackness as well as how gratuitous violence—from state-sanctioned systems of containment to intramural conflict—circumscribes Black life.

- HOME AND AWAY, Caroline Chen Inspired by recent travels home and abroad, Caroline explores the impact of place to create paintings about mood, senses, feelings, and aspiration. With travel, the newness can be sharp, intimidating, and exciting, while when closer to home, experiences allow for finding deeper insights, appreciating the familiar, enjoying favorites and everyday life. Both reveal more about each other and oneself.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: - Community Resource and Wellness Fair: Explore resources throughout our community related to health and wellness of the mind, body, and soul. - Christina Cultural Arts Drumline Performance

Blue Streak Gallery

1721 Delaware Ave. Wilmington, DE 19806 (302) 429-0506
Hybrid Figure by Lynda Schmid

Five artists share artworks about things they love. Ruth Ansel, Lisa Ashley, Lisa Baird, Lynda Schmid, and Kunie Stabley. Join us for the Art Loop reception from 5-7pm.

Howard Pyle Studio

1305 N. Franklin St. Wilmington, DE 19806 (302) 656-7304
Members Show
Autumn Light by Ann Bonnyman

Join us our Members Show, featured work by 27 artists. Art Loop reception from 5- 7:30pm.

Arden's Buzz Ware Village Center

2119 The Highway, Arden Wilmington, DE 19810 (302) 981-4811
OVERLOOKED: Jennifer Small
Plum 1 by Jennifer Small

Jen's paintings are representational abstractions of everyday routine. Banal or overlooked objects are collected, collaged, to become the shapes, forms, and textures in her work.

Jennifer Small, a PA native, received her BFA in Painting and BS in Art Education from Millersville University in 2005 and MFA in Painting-Savannah College of Art and Design in 2012. She has exhibited her work in galleries and fairs in Philly, DC, NY, Richmond, Savannah, Chicago. Formerly a high school art educator in the Washington DC and Chicago areas, Jennifer now lives and works as a painter and visual designer in Wilmington. Join us for the Art Loop reception from 5:30- 8:30pm with complimentary refreshments.

Bellefonte Arts

803C Brandywine Blvd. Wilmington, DE 19809 (302) 762-4278
"Love Is..."

This cultivated exhibit will feature a variety of works from: Kristin McCourtney of @luckystarmacrame, Kirsten Ashley of @stepsisterugly, and Valerie White of @words.andwater.

COCA Pop-Up Gallery

3829 Kennett Pike, Powder Mill Square Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 218-4411
Group Show
Become Part of the Sky Part 1 by Diane Hulse