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Most exhibitions listed here continue through the month.
Hues by James Wyatt
“Hues, exploration in color themes and design. It’s art to get you to question what you see and what’s possible in 3D. Look and then look again…” James Wyatt is a painter, sculptor, and mural artist based in Wilmington, DE-known for a 3D medium manipulation technique. He received an Associate of Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Philadelphia in 2002. For over 15 years as a visual artist, James has contributed to his community with multiple projects to stimulate the appreciation for local art. Aside from being an art instructor and freelance graphic designer, he’s had the opportunity to exhibit in New York, Miami, Philadelphia, D.C., and Los Angeles galleries. Today, his artwork can be seen in the art book for the Academy Award winning movie “Get Out”, “Westside Grows Together” mural, Fight Blight With Art: Southbridge, the “W” installation project for The City of Wilmington, DE, and within The Sold Firm Gallery.
Wilmington, DE 19801
“Saintly Inspirations” by Martha Ann Szczerba
It’s rare to find Whimsical, Mysterious, and Sacred combined into One. Three in One? Meet prize-winning Martha Ann. Ancient art developed itself through iconography to tell our Western-Christian-Judeo Story. And, Martha Ann impulsively—from her heart—tells the Story to us once more using acrylic paint on wooden boards to render God the Father, Mary the Mother, Jesus the Son–and all the Angels and Saints—into bold gutsy lively characters expressing the Holy Child within. Martha Ann has never studied art nor received formal training, she’s never heard of Picasso or VanGogh. So what can she know? Come and discover the ingenious Art Work of Martha Ann with her big colors and vibrant faces and let us be taught by her at The Angelus. Proceeds go to Brother Ronald at Ministry of Caring, Wilmington, DE for community revitalization.
Meet the Cast of Connie Drummond’s RUMORS
Rumors is a comedic play about nosy old women. Artzscape will have some of the costumed cast members available to meet the public.
Print Photography Festival
Print Photography Festival is a month-long jury selection photography installation at the Chris White Gallery in Wilmington, DE. The Festival celebrates the medium of photography and photographic prints absent of typical adornments. The first edition of this program brings together a range of different perspectives from emerging and established artists from all over the world to engage the local community with the cultural influences that exist within the medium of photography. The Festival exhibition and programming begins on June 7 and continues through June 21. Camera workshops, portfolio critiques, and dialogue between photographers and community members are planned to inspire artistic excellence, support professional development, and promote community engagement.
Edward Loper, Sr Gallery
Expansion, Transformation and Flow
If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Nikola Tesla. This show features four viewpoints that explore diverse visual metaphors of the mysterious in-between and sublime everyday of energy exchange and movement. Participating Artists: Kristi Eisenberg, Mary Haynes Johnson, Mary Targonski and Carol Ward.
Wilmington, DE 19801
Wilmington, DE 19801
Erin Kathleen: The World Through My Lens Travel Photography
Erin Kathleen is a lawyer by day but has a passion for traveling the world and photographing all she encounters. Inspired by the beauty not only of nature but the cities we have built; each subject reflects a static moment that continues long after the camera is gone. This collection encompasses 10 years of Erin’s travels throughout Europe.
The Grand Gallery
“Royalty In Motion” by DANCE4LIFE School of the Arts and Training Institute
DANCE4LIFE known for exceptional dance education and riveting dance concerts, returns for their 3rd artistic showing with Art On The Town. Their director Chauntee D. Andrews is an ACHI Magazine 2018 Choreographer of the Year Award winner and two-time Wilmington, DE resolution recipient. Chauntee has been able to take the beauty of her thought-provoking choreographic concepts and breathtakingly create themed photo shoots that exude the same power of a stage performance! This showing will be no different. Celebrating rich colors, royalty and movement, the ambience and artistry is quite eye catching. Images shot by international photographer Brian Mengini.
Celebrating Caribbean American Heritage Month
Award-winning Folk Artist Eunice LaFate who shares Caribbean and American Heritage, will showcase her vibrant Caribbean Folk Art & Culture, at LaFate Gallery and other City locations, during the month of June. LaFate Gallery will kick- off the Celebration on the June Art Loop Evening, June 7, with Steel Band Musician Atiba Fields.
Shelter by Ekaterina Popova
Shelter, an exhibition of oil and watercolor paintings by Ekaterina Popova, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from June 7-26, 2019. The artist will host a free opening reception on Friday, June 7 from 5-7 p.m. Utilizing her expressionistic style, Popova paints vibrant scenes of intimate interiors, personal items, scenes from travel and more. The interest in interior spaces started as a way for her to reflect on her upbringing in Russia, but eventually progressed to exploring the overall idea of “home” and what it means to her now. The work has slowly evolved from being reflective and sentimental to being mindful and present in the current environment.
Popova described her work, “My paintings include messy rooms, intimate items, and objects that refer to human presence without including the figure. I pick up on the subtle tones, lighting, and mood of each location in order to capture the emotion I associate with the space and then exaggerate the color to create a dream-like image.”
The Mezzanine Gallery, open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is located on the second floor of the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington. Visitors to the Gallery should enter via the plaza doors on French Street and take the elevators to the Mezzanine level due to renovations in the building.
Wilmington, DE 19801
Closing by Paul Rickards
Come view the pen plotter work of Paul Rickards one last time before the exhibit comes down. Paul uses a 1980’s plotter and Python code to create beautiful, contemporary masterpieces. For nearly 2 years, Paul has refined algorithms in Python to generate the one-of-a-kind pieces of art on display here.
Wilmington, DE 19801
One of A Kind by Ainsworth McKend
My work explores and capture the beauty in nature’s objects and places using brushes and palette knife to create a solid but soft texture in my paintings. My contemporary abstract and impressionism paintings show my versatility artworks. Each painting and drawing captures the celestial beauty in the world of creativity in art, with colors, shades, moods, forms and rhythms, from my life experiences. My techniques and skills create the composition that flow in harmony. Each art piece is a unique original as I used art elements and art principles to flow seamlessly from one art piece to the next, while the transparency of my paints created the concepts of incredible depth and aesthetic pleasure of beauty.
Lions Divine Protection by Zathray Burton
Zathray Burton is an aspiring artist from New Castle, Delaware. Her focus is in the art of Prophetic Art Worship. Since 2013, she’s been asked to paint in several churches while worship is taking place. It was suggested that she should paint for an outlet of relaxation at a very low point in the artists’ life. Zathray comes from a line of artists in her family and she never pursued this gift until the time was right for her.
She has exhibited her artwork in Delaware, Baltimore, and Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, and New Jersey, since this undertaking has sold over 237 works of art. The money is donated to the church. The artist is proud of her accomplishments, although she realizes this gift comes from above.
This series came from the artist’s experience as a female scientist and engineer, who realized that she hardly knew any women who had been influential in the field. This exhibit allows the viewer to experience the scientists as paintings in mixed media while offering the opportunity to learn something about their work. These women accomplished extravagant things against all odds and should be recognized as inspirational “Conceivers” of many modern technologies and ideas. The artist wishes to expand the series beyond this show, making more paintings, prints, and merchandise to bring notoriety to the women featured, as well as donate some of the proceeds to groups working with women and girls in STEM.
YRSH INHERIT THE EARTH POP-UP SHOP, Eric “Ezee Yaresh” Gross
The Pretty Great Outdoors: Watercolors by Todd Miyashiro
The Urban Bike Project is proud to present a series of new watercolors by local illustrator Todd Miyashiro. Todd draws on his backgrounds in plein air painting and cartooning to create fun, community-affirming images. Original paintings and digital prints will be available for purchase.
A lifelong Wilmington resident, Todd Miyashiro works as a freelance illustrator and comics creator. His artwork explores themes of diversity and reintegration with the natural world. Todd recently created a watercolor mural for the interior of the newly renovated Urban Bike Project. See more of Todd’s illustrations at http://addtadd.com.
TACIT, Jim Condon, Benjamin Lee Sperry, the works of Victoria Ahmadizadeh, Marie Fornaro, Melissa Joseph, and Natalie Kuenzi curated by Kate Testa and Studio Artist Carson Zullinger
TACIT, 2019 Friends’ Juried Exhibition
Tacit, the unspoken force at the core of this year’s Friends Juried Group Exhibition that implies the manner in which each artist interprets the world. The tableaus underlying their personal narratives or visions are told through the artist’s handling of the material in varied, covert, and self-evident ways.
TRASH TALK: HISTORY OF ASSEMBLAGE, solo exhibition by Jim Condron
Over 40 sculptures and paintings by contemporary artist Jim Condron explore the ephemeral materials of life one chooses to collect. Nostalgia, remorse, repression, stamina, chance and vitality intermingle with paint, thickening mediums, solvents, adhesives, remnants, wood, foam, cement, scrap metal, plastic, repurposed animal fur, clothing, mannequins and trash cans through these operatic paintings and assemblage constructions.
THE NOTHING SERIES AND POOKA UP CLOSE, MFA solo exhibition by Benjamin Lee Sperry
In a joint venture with the University of Delaware, The Delaware Contemporary presents The Nothing Series and Pooka up close, a solo show of works by Benjamin Lee Sperry. Reflecting on a childhood memory of getting his first camera, Sperry recalls, “I spent the rest of the evening photographing the floor. People kept saying things like ‘Ben don’t waste your film.’ That notion didn’t quite make sense to me. Why did they all assume that photographing the floor was so certainly a waste?”
POST SCRIPT: EMERGING NOTIONS ON CONTEMPORARY CRAFT, curated by UD Curatorial Fellow Kate Testa
PostScript: Notions on Contemporary Craft explores what it means to be an artist and craftsperson in the contemporary art world. As the term “craft” continues to evolve, PostScript attempts to break down barriers built between fine arts and crafts, while giving a platform to four emerging female artists to write their postscript to the conclusion of their formal education. Using a common thread of process as a practice, and labor as a commodity, Victoria Ahmadizadeh, Marie Fornaro, Melissa Joseph, and Natalie Kuenzi present their unique takes on contemporary craft, while reintroducing themselves to a larger community.
Studio artist Carson Zullinger
WEST END/WEST SIDE
Subway Train Roller Coaster Art Exhibit by Geraldo Gonzalez
This Exhibition will be featuring new of its artwork of traveling by taking public transportation via Train and subway lines to avoid traffic and road rage. most of the artwork are mixed media colors. Open reception on this art gallery begins on Friday June 7th from 6 thru 9:00 Pm and Closing reception starts on June 21st from 6-9:00 pm. View the gallery on Saturdays from 10 thru 2pm.
Geraldo’s first art experiences were drawing stick figures in 2004 before moving on to 3d images in 2006. Geraldo’s favorite artist is Psychedelic, and his main source of inspiration is his photography, for which he uses to drawn his transit pieces. Geraldo likes to use anything when it comes to doing his art, which is why he doesn’t like to focus on one subject matter. Geraldo’s art means, “being creative. The important thing about his art is that it has an arts and craft like quality about it.
Wilmington, DE 19806
“FACES AND FIGURES”, JAMES HAVARD, JOHN HORN, GUS SERMAS AND CAROL SPIKER
Four prominent local artists show paintings in a variety of mediums.
California Dreaming by Wendy Hatch
A prominent Delaware artist show her wonderful landscapes-acrylics on textiles.
Kerstin Tyreus is part of the exhibit presented by the artists of the Howard Pyle Studio
“Still Life,” an oil painting by Kerstin Tyreus, is part of the exhibit presented by the artists of the Howard Pyle Studio. Exhibit on display until June 29, 2019. To schedule a private tour of the Studios, where Howard Pyle painted, wrote and taught from 1883-1911, call 302-656-7397
Then and Now by Alan Soffer
A sprinkling of vintage acrylics and current encaustic paintings.
Peace & Love Exhibit by Regina Katz
I live and work in Wilmington and began painting and experimenting with mixed media projects a couple of years ago. I have done several Art Loops around the city, organized art markets and have some of my work on display in businesses in the area.
I was born and raised in the 1960s. It was a time of great change-the Vietnam war, civil rights movement, protests, and Woodstock. People that opposed the war wore flowers and gave flowers to each other as a sign of peace and love for all. It was a comfort as a child to see something beautiful given as a sign of peace and love when there was so much chaos in the world.
Fast forward to 2019 and we are in another time of great change and chaos-with protests in the street and the possibility of war in the air. Much of my work is of flowers to remind myself and others that we will get through this time together.
Controlling the Uncontrollable by Irina Angelova
Abstract art with painting demos and a group art project. Juice and snacks available as well as food for purchase. Specializing in fluid acrylic, Irina Angelova is not your ordinary pourer. Taking control over the uncontrollable and taming a technique known widely to have unintended results, she defines to desired images her artwork without using any paint brushes, rather strings, chains and other untraditional tools. With a signature style gently sliding through the layers of your imagination, her abstract artwork is surprisingly unique and a must see.
BEYOND THE CITY
The Placebo Effect by Ralph Marley
Based upon the theory of using The Placebo Effect to recreate my reality.
Winthrop’s Adventures In Art And Song by Winthrop Buswell
Arden, DE 19810
The Space Between Us by Linda Parks
Local Arden artist Linda Parks’ work includes mixed media, painting, sculpture, and photography. ~Complimentary Refreshments~
Full Circle- A Celebration of the Station Gallery’s 40th Anniversary and the Art of Mitch Lyons
The Station Gallery celebrates its 40th year in business June 7 – 29, 2019 with an exhibit honoring Mitch Lyons, who was the first artist to show at the Gallery in 1979. Mitch built ceramic vessels and pulled clay monoprints, using his original technique on a clay slab he used for more than 40 years. Mitch passed away in March 2018. A portion of the sales from this show will be donated to the Mitch Lyons Kiln Fund at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, New Jersey. Gallery Hours: 9 – 5 Monday – Friday; 10 – 3 Saturday