This Month on the Loop

City of Wilmington's Redding Gallery

800 N. French Street Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 576-2100 cityfestwilm.com/redding-gallery
Donna Usher

Donna Usher’s artwork is influenced by the commonalities of patterns, shapes and forms found in nature, such as circles, spheres, organic shapes, microscopic cells, aquatic life, deep space planets and phenomenon, and wind patterns seen from above the earth. Ms. Usher’s frequent use of dots are inspired by her trip to Australia to study ancient Aborigine Dot Painting. Art Loop reception from 5-7pm on June 3rd.

Her artwork is in the permanent collections of the National Centre of Fine Arts, Cairo, Egypt; The Museum of Cozumel, Mexico; Reading Public Museum, PA; American Restaurant Association Corporate Offices, PA; Verizon Corporate Offices, PA; Franklin Mint, PA; Hercules Chemical Company, DE; West Chester University, PA; Moore College of Art and Design, PA, and the Downingtown Public Library, PA; as well as numerous private collections. Visit www.donnausher.com for more information.

Christina Cultural Arts Center

705-707 North Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801 ccacde.org (302) 429-0101
"Man Cave" Men's group exhibition showcasing visual art pieces created by men
Peace by Chad Cortez Everett

Join us for the Art Loop reception on June 3rd from 5-8 pm to enjoy the Man Cave exhibit with work by Chad Cortez Everett, Karl Williams, Milton Downing, Nick Irving and K. O. Simms. Refreshments will be served.

Chris White Gallery

701 Shipley St. Wilmington, DE 19801 chriswhitegallery.com (302) 601-1160
Let Me Tell You: Works by Women Artists, Taking Up Space
Intuitive Impressions by Kate Munroe

This open-call exhibition, curated by Jen Hintz Eggers and Rebecca Howell, features emerging female-identifying and non-binary artists participating in group storytelling. Space will be held for the voices and stories of those often relegated to secondary roles in patriarchal society and traditional gallery structures. The story an artist wishes to share and the manner in which they tell it is their choice. These stories will be shown, heard, honored, and revered in this space. The reception will take place from 5-8pm, with musical performance by Sug Daniels from 7-8pm.

Seventy works of art by 47 artists featuring 4sh • Simone Austin • Jennifer Boland • Katee Boyle • Dana Phillips Busatto • Kasmira Cade • Meghan Oonah Clifford • Laura Colussi • Jie Deng • Rayna DeReus • Kristina Ellura • Traci Evadney • Kelly Ewing • Kiara Florez • Eva Fox • Danielle Galietti • Julia Jay Hardman • W.A.S. Hatch • Nanci Hersh • Caryn L. Hetherston • Alida Merina Hodgson • Emie Hughes • Navanjali Kelsey • Christina Kemp • Katherine J. LeCocq • Rosa Leff • Jenna Lucente • Cony Madariaga • Marrin Lee Martinez • Claudine Metrick • Sa-Kreea Mo’nay • Kaitlin Monroe • Cindy Morris • Delona Seserman • Shireen Shaikh • Maia Palmer • Lauren E. Peters • Emily Pellini • Jen Polillo • Lisette Ramos-Taylor • Jocelyn Russell • E. Schwinn • Vanesa Simon • Jennifer Small • Mary Tooley Parker • Megan Walborn • Leah Wells

Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD)

600 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 622-8000 www.dcad.edu/gallery
Timothy Duffield Retrospective: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, and Commissions
It's Not Been Easy by Timothy Duffield

This exhibition features works by artist Timothy Duffield completed in England and America from 1960 through 2017. It also includes several new pieces completed this year that reflect the power of art to reawaken the creative spirit after a lengthy illness. Duffield’s work falls into a number of themes that embody and inform the subject and form of his oeuvre: the figure, landscape and sculpture, gardens, and historic and architectural references.

The earliest work in the exhibition is a sculpture Duffield created during his beaux arts sculpture studies in 1960 when he was 19 years old. Over the next 62 years, he has branched out into many other activities including studying printmaking, and in recent years experimenting anew with the use of the computer as his printmaking tool. Duffield’s large public commissions were a natural extension of his sculptural work, and he has continued to pursue drawing in its own right throughout his career, and not just as studies for sculpture. The artist invites you to come share his journey and celebrate the triumph of art over illness.

Duffield has always been a sculptor however, over his six-decade career, his work has evolved to include drawing and printmaking in addition to experimenting with the computer as a means of expression. Duffield has completed several large public commissions in the Mid-Atlantic including in Wilmington and farther afield in Atlanta. He has pursued drawing as works in their own right and not just as students for his sculptures. At the age of 81, Duffield continues to work creatively and intends to do so adapting as necessary to ensure he can realize his artistic visions.

Mezzanine Gallery at the Carvel State Building

820 N. French Street Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 577-8278 arts.delaware.gov
Explorations Through Materiality, Samara Weaver
Calm by Samara Weaver

The Delaware Division of the Arts is pleased to present a selection of new work by Samara Weaver. Join us for the Art Loop reception on June 3rd from 5-7pm. Light refreshments.

The Grand Opera House / baby grand

818 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 658-7897 thegrandwilmington.org
Grand Gallery: Yakime Akelá Brown "Le Piment de la Vie"
baby grand gallery: Sarah Baptist “Wilmington: An Artist’s View” Extended
Retro Deco by Yakime Akelá Brown
Outside Sterling Grille Urban Landscape by Sarah Baptiste

Grand Gallery: Contemporary abstract artist, Yakime Akelá Brown returns to The Grand's baby grand Gallery with an exhibition entitled Le Piment de la Vie, which is French for The Spice of Life. This term is borrowed from the expression, "Variety is the spice of life," which is used to say that life is more interesting and enjoyable when it includes many different things. This aligns quite nicely with Yakime's artistic ethos: "I absolutely refuse to be restricted to one particular style or image. Simply put; it is boring, confining, and not a true reflection of who I am as a person. I would instead prefer to be known for my wide array of enduring works that speak to a full spectrum or art enthusiasts." Yakime's abstract works have been described as textural, colorful, sculptural, and full of motion and energy. Each creation generates its own vibe.

Baby grand Gallery: Baby grand Gallery: Sarah Baptist loves painting urban landscapes. Sarah sees wonderful painting subjects all around her! The impact of vertical and horizontal structures…how they conflict and contrast with each other and yet morph into their own composed design fascinates Sarah, who is known for her paintings of poles and wires but enjoys painting all sorts of cityscapes and street scenes en plein air and in her home studio in North Wilmington.

As a theatrical scenic painter for 20+ years, Sarah helped create worlds physically on a stage. (Yes, even Delaware Theater Co!) Now as a full-time artist, she creates worlds on a smaller, more personal scale. Recently, Sarah focused on downtown Wilmington as her subject. This show features that work. You can see more of Sarah’s work at SarahBaptistArt.com or Instagram.com/sbaptistart

MKT Place Gallery

200 W. 9th St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 438-6545
Thee Poppin Show by The Pop Factor
Thee POPPIN Show by Salaika Adams

The POP Factor is SOOOOO excited to showcase “Thee POPPIN Show”! This untraditional art show will display 3-dimensional art and decor made of balloons and handcrafted props by balloon artist Salaika Adams. Get cute and come have a Balloontatstic experience mixed with unforgettable selfie excitement. Reception from 5-9pm with light hors hors d’oeuvres, music, and cocktails.

The Mill Space

1007 N. Orange Street, 4th floor Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 751-6455 themillspace.com
FOCUS: A Group Photography Exhibition
Winterthur Maple by Eric Zippe

Group photography exhibit featuring the work of Eric Zippe, Becca Mathias, Luigi Ciuffetelli, Jim Coarse, Joe Del Tufo, Natale Caccamo and Rebecca Ashton Parsons. Reception on June 3rd from 4-7pm. The show ends on June 30.

Bridge Art Gallery @ New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Office

920 Justison Street Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 249-2184 bridgeartgallery.net
Bridge Art Gallery presents BryteLighters
Purification by Bryant Small

Bryant Small collaborated with nine talented artists to create this cross medium series called "BryteLighters." This exhibition features cross medium collaborations with award winning alcohol ink artist Bryant Small. Bryant Small collaborated with a talented group of visual artists to create the series BryteLighters. This spectacular exhibition features cross medium collaborations with: Antony Boone, Gabriel D'elia, Janine Edwards, Grey Johnson, Robert Koch, Suliman Onque, Martryce Roach, Akil Roper, Danielle Scott and more!! Live music by Sharon Sable with light refreshments from 5:30-8:30pm.

The owners of the Bridge Art Gallery, Cheryl and Christopher Mack, are dedicated to advancing artistic activities through public engagement. As the Curators of the Riverfront Office's for the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, the Macks present the extraordinary work of Bryant Small, an award-winning alcohol ink artist based in Jersey City, NJ.

The Delaware Contemporary

200 South Madison St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-6466 decontemporary.org
Opening reception on Friday, June 10th from 5-9pm The Delaware Contemporary will be closed on Friday, June 3 for exhibition change-over
Mirage by Joyce Lee

SUMMER SEASON SPECIAL OPENING: PLAY

Explore the intersection of play and the creative process across a variety of mediums with live music, interactive installations, and community partners. This summer, The Delaware Contemporary is collaborating with the Delaware Children’s Museum to examine the complexities of play. Through exhibitions, programs, and events, we are deeply considering the overarching effects of play, specifically how it pertains to the local Wilmington area. What are the barriers to play? How can we creatively foster the fundamentals of play? In what ways can play be extended beyond the museum walls?

Blue Streak Gallery

1721 Delaware Ave. Wilmington, DE 19806 (302) 429-0506
"Nature Forms," Susan Benarcik
Iktomi paper collage by Susan Benarcik

Susan creates sculptural and mixed media works on paper; intricately orchestrated and delicately bound formations of natural materials like vine, feathers, pods, and paper gracefully descend from above while others grow right out from their frames. The artist repurposes photography, preserves plant life, and other collected ephemera in works on paper that are rich in texture pattern and earthen hues. Art Loop reception from 5-7pm.

Delaware Center for Horticulture

1810 North Dupont St. Wilmington, DE 19806 (302) 658-6262 thedch.org
Susan Conner, Healing Walks and Sogetsu Brandywine Study Group Ikebana Exhibit
Serenity by Susan Conner

Two art exhibits will be featured the night of Art Loop. The Sogetsu Brandywine Study Group will be exhibiting their work for June 3rd only, while Susan Conner's work will be on display at DCH through August. The Art Loop reception will be from 5:30- 8:30pm.

During the pandemic, Susan has been walking the trails of White Clay Creek Preserve, Bombay Hook, Mt. Cuba, and other nearby parks and gardens. She has been inspired to capture the varied and beautiful images in oil paint. This process of immersing herself in nature physically and then capturing those experiences on canvas has been healing during these stressful times.

Our local Sogetsu Brandywine Study Group with Midori Tanimune, Advisor, will exhibit unique works of Ikebana floral art ranging from basic arrangements to free style creations. This floral art form depicts the arranger’s stylized vision of nature as well as creating works of art using sculptural elements of line, space and mass with natural materials. All manner of flora, fresh as well as dried, may be combined with unconventional materials in Sogetsu arrangements making for very unique and varied compositions.

Howard Pyle Studio

1305 N. Franklin St. Wilmington, DE 19806 (302) 656-7304 howardpylestudio.org
Art Show and sale by members of the Studio Group, Inc.
Hurry by Diane Cannon

Diane Cannon Is the featured artist for June. Inspiration for Diane's paintings is drawn from the Brandywine Valley environment. Diane studies, paints and exhibits at the Howard Pyle Studio in Wilmington. The Studio Group owns and maintains the Historic Howard Pyle Studio. Join us for the Art Loop reception from 5-7:30pm.

Signature Memberships: Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Water Color Society and the Baltimore Watercolor Society.

Arden's Buzz Ware Village Center

2119 The Highway, Arden Wilmington, DE 19810 (302) 981-4811 ardenbuzz.com
"Art of Arden" Janet Williams' en plein air paintings
Frank Stephens Field Theater by Janet Stephens

Janet grew up in Ardencroft, attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, then studied and worked in graphic design before revisiting her interest in fine art about 20 years ago. After moving from Philadelphia back to Ardencroft to take care of her father, she started and continues to paint Arden scenes en plein air. Complimentary refreshments at the Art Loop reception from 5:30-8:30pm.

Bellefonte Arts

803C Brandywine Blvd. Wilmington, DE 19809 (302) 762-4278
Group Exhibit: Stephanie's Upcycles, Marsha Neal Studio & Kara Hinson Fine Art
Beaded bracelets by Marsha Neal

Stephanie Hinson features her upcycled artwork including planters, wind chimes, suncatchers and other repurposed creations. Marsha Neal Studio is offering a "Make and Take" session featuring her beaded bracelets. Kara Hinson Fine Art is featuring her amazing watercolor portraits including prints, originals, and cards. Outdoor Art Exhibit (weather permitting) during the Shops of Bellefonte's Friday Night Shop and Stroll event with a variety of outdoor vendors. Live music at the Bellefonte Cafe, Food Trucks, and late-night shopping. Art Loop reception hours from 4-8pm.

Bellefonte Vintage

901 Brandywine Blvd. Wilmington, DE 19809 bellefontevintage.com (302) 762-7878
New Works by Robert Porter

With striking use of color and detail, artist Robert Porter explores landscapes far and near in his newest paintings. Join us for the Art Loop reception on June 3rd from 5-8pm.

COCA Pop-Up Gallery

3829 Kennett Pike, Powder Mill Square Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 218-4411
Group Show of Local Artists
Flight of Fancy by Betsy Greer

COCA Pop Up Gallery features many local artists including Shirley Rigby, Catherine Bosk, Max Savaiko, Marty Barnes, Sarah Baptist, Betsy Greer, Diane Hulse, Caroline Chen and more! From small to large pieces, we have something for every budget. Hours are from 5-8pm.

Greenbank Mills

500 Greenbank Road Wilmington, DE 19805 (302) 999-9001 greenbankmill.com
Delaware Valley Art League exhibit
Philips House in Spring by Tamara Hutchinson

Greenbank Mills Art Exhibit featuring artists from the Delaware Valley Art League. Join us for our first Art Loop reception on June 3rd.

Station Gallery

3999 Kennett Pike Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 654-8638 stationgallery.net
Summer Whimsy Group Show
They Took Our Spot by Janis Fitch

New paintings by a variety of Gallery artists including Janis Fitch, Michele Foster, Nina Hope and more. Reception from 5-8pm.

Talleyville Frame Shoppe

3625 Silverside Road Wilmington, DE 19810 (302) 478-1163
No Bad Ideas; The Art and Illustration of Ed Abbott
The Scrap Brothers by Edward Abbott

Come see the fun and quirky artwork of Ed Abbott. He creates both two and 3 dimensional pieces with themes rooted in Sci-Fi, comics, TV, and other pop culture genres. Show continues through the month of June. Ed combines illustration and design with making, to create his unique art. His primary subject matter is pop or low-brow art. Ed wants his creations to be as fun for people to look at or own as they were to make. Art Loop reception from 6-8pm.