This Month on the Loop presented by:

Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery at Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD)

600 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 622-8000
DCAD's Drawing Marathon 2020 on January 18th

DCAD's Drawing Marathon 2020 takes place on January 18th from 9 am to 6 pm. Join DCAD faculty, students, alumni and regional visual artists in this large-scale studio experience that will feature nine hours of artwork creation devoted to the human figure. Participants of all ages and experience levels are welcome to participate in this annual creative marathon experience. Visit their website for registration.

Girard Craft & Cork

5 West Girard St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 384-8113
Mary Targonski and John T. Holton
Mary Targonski
John T. Holton

"Under, over and somewhere else"- Metaphorical travel photography by Mary Targonski.

New pastels from Wilmington artist John T. Holton

Gallery 919 Market

919 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 824-9607
Windows of Perception by Dolores Pye Josey

In 2017, Dolores Pye Josey left a long life fully committed to the deepest and most enduring perception of the world around her, its forms, its colors, and its movements. She spent her life in creative activity through painting, contemporary dance, ceramic arts and the art of Yoga. Shortly before her death, her first and only book, Crossing Boundaries, a novel of the old west, was published. That work, as in the other areas, had to do with human perceptions of self, of each other, and of the world and its myriad forms and meanings. Dolores spent two years at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque before moving to the University of Illinois and completing her B.A. in Fine Arts. She received the M.A. in painting at the University of Delaware and the M.A. in dance Education at the Laban Centre, London England. Wine, cheese and crackers will be served.

The Grand Opera House

818 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801
The Grand: Best of Show: The Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography the baby grand: Pacem in Terris Traveling Peace Youth Art Exhibition

Grand Opera: "Best of Show: The Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography"

These photographs were judged best of show by a panel of nine international judges who are not affiliated with the Delaware Photographic Society, the parent organization of the Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography. These prints were displayed in the March 2019 Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography. Jury members traveled here from Canada, Indonesia, California, New York, Oklahoma and Montana in February to judge over 1500 prints that were submitted from around the world. The judges selected around 250 prints to be hung in a public display at Arsht Hall, on the Wilmington Campus of the University of Delaware on March 31 and April 7, 2019. This is an annual event and you are invited to attend the next one on March 15 and 22, 2020, from noon to 5 p.m. each day. A projected image show will also be given at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. on both days. Parking and admission are free. The photographs entered into competition represent the work of hundreds of top-quality photographers from over 30 countries around the world. The show is an annual event which has been held for 86 consecutive years and is hosted by the Delaware Photographic Society which was founded in 1931. The photographers range in age from 14 to 95 years old, and are mostly amateur through advanced enthusiast.

baby grand: "Pacem in Terris Traveling Peace Youth Art Exhibition "

The Pacem in Terris Traveling Peace exhibition features art created by Delaware youth. Their art answers the questions, “What does peace look like?” and “What does the world that you want to live in look like?” The exhibition was conceived as a dialogue between our younger citizens and us— they showing us the world they want to live in, and us, understanding their vision, charged with a responsibility to respond. Last year, Pacem in Terris invited local youth to create art that is a vision of peace— that answered the question, “What does peace look like?” and “What does the world that you want to live in look like?” Over 650 artworks from 42 schools and community organizations submitted inspiring work that will be exhibited at The Delaware Contemporary, September during PeaceWeek Delaware. Through a generous grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, Longwood Foundation and Wilmington Flower Market, the Pacem in Terris Traveling Peace Youth Art Exhibition will travel as part of the Pacem in Terris Traveling Peace Youth Art Exhibition. For more information on the show see the Youth Peace Art website.

The Sold Firm

800B N. Tatnall St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 689-3237
Emma's Legacy: Flower Child

April 19, 2019 was the day i lost my grandmother, Emma Lee Brown, and the day my life changed forever. Losing her sent me into a whirlwind of emotion; anger, guilt, sadness, grief...I felt lost and incomplete. The only thing that seemed to help was painting how I felt. “Emma’s Legacy” is a collection that illustrates how one woman impacted me in so many ways and I keep her spirit alive through my artwork. Light Refreshments and music.

The Delaware Contemporary

200 South Madison St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-6466
Natalie Hutchings, Haeley Kyong, Hugh Atkins and Jenna Lucente
Natalie Hutchings

MALICE’S RESTAURANT, Hennessy Experiment by Natalie Hutchings Natalie Hutchings, explores social constructs of history and the willingness of many to view societal ills from a distance through rose colored glasses. Hutchings creates an altered rendition of classic Americana through the window pane of the ubiquitous diner. Props such as vintage tables, tablecloths, menu boards, countertops, and fake plants set the stage to trigger memory of the sins of institutionalized racism, patriarchal abuses, and the colonial impetus that spawned and still nourishes them. Natalie Hutchings is a multidisciplinary artist, futurist, and educator. She is a member of the Vox Populi artist collective in Philadelphia, PA. Hutchings received her MFA from the University of Delaware in Studio Art and a BFA from Towson University in Interdisciplinary Object Design, a hybrid of digital fabrication, craft, and sculpture. As a graduate student, Hutchings was a winner of the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards from The International Sculpture Center (Sculpture Magazine) and was a 2018 Fellow of the Delaware Public Humanities Institute (DeLPHI) for her research in Material Culture Studies. She has exhibited in Berlin, Germany; Dallas, TX; Portland, OR; Baltimore, MD; Wilmington, DE; and, Philadelphia, PA.

GESTURE OF MOTION, Haeley Kyong, The idea of relativity is pronounced in color theory, where hues activate and affect the perception of adjacent hues. Although color appears independently identifiable, they are merely illusions based on their placement next to each other. Relativity is also significant in patterns and the use of repetition, conveying a sense of perceived movement. Haeley Kyong received her BFA in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ and holds an M.Ed and MA in Applied Linguistics from Columbia University, NY. Kyong has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions and public art projects; has commissioned work for corporate offices; and is the recipient of numerous awards and publications. She currently holds a studio in New Jersey and at The Delaware Contemporary.

A HISTORY OF THE WORLD - SORT OF, Hugh Atkins and Jenna Lucente, “Let there be light, and there was light. And we may have landed on the moon. That would be after the pyramids were built, mind you. In their uniquely distorted and opinionated timeline of the world, Atkins and Lucente present the absolute truth. “In 2020, history isn’t dead, but it is unreliable... and everyone knows it. But then, everyone knows everything. Wait! Is that right? I’ll Google it... Hugh Atkins’ art involves dismantling images and putting them back together in different forms. Why? Good question. To discover new perspectives on what seems to be. Atkins is a visual artist whose lyrical work yields compositions typically forming melanges of human forms, landscape, and intricate borders. Jenna Lucente uses layers of mylar and manipulated imagery to juxtapose past and present. How do you know history? As it really was? Or through the lens of pop culture and the homogenization of events? Lucente is an artist and educator currently living in Delaware. She recently completed a public art commission that includes 28 glass windows for the above-ground Arthur Kill train station in Staten Island, New York.

5 - 8 | The Art Cart
6 - 7 | Panel discussion featuring MIND THE GAP
Panelists will present multiple perspectives on gender gaps, how visual art benefits Asian communities, and how certain art education practices attract Asian artists to help close or minimize the “gaps”.

Delaware Center for Horticulture

1810 North Dupont St. Wilmington, DE 19805 (302) 658-6262
Two Shows in One! Gerald W. Harris II & Fouryourh Production Students
Gerald Harris

Gerald W. Harris II graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1993 and has been a professional artist since that time, developing ideas and subjects borne of experience, observation and evaluation. Painting his native Chester County - “the place he knows best,” allows him to look beyond and toward more universal ideas. Light refreshments served at Art Loop.

Fouryouth Productions Students: This exhibit features artwork created by Fouryouth Productions students in the 5th - 12th grade, who have explored nature and engineering through photography. Every cent of the profits from the sale of student artwork goes toward their student college fund initiative. They are especially excited to feature artwork at this exhibit created by their newest students who have been participating in their Saturday programming.

Light refreshments served at Art Loop. Beer and wine for sale.

COCA Pop-Up Gallery

3829 Kennett Pike, Powder Mill Square Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 218-4411
Kathy Ruck, Marty Barnes, Shirley Rigby and Catherine Bosk, Betsy Greer, Max Savaiko, Mario Lenin, Leslie Hubbard
Marty Barnes

An art exhibit featuring regional artists with a wide range of styles from traditional to abstract. New paintings always arriving! Light refreshments provided. Artists include Kathy Ruck, Marty Barnes, Shirley Rigby and Catherine Bosk, Betsy Greer, Max Savaiko, Mario Lenin, Leslie Hubbard and more!