This Month on the Loop presented by:

Babes Styling Studio

213 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 425-5500 wilmingtonalliance.com
ChaCha Hudson
SEWcial

Meet ChaCha Hudson, owner of The SEWcial Café. Learn more about The SEWcial Café, a creative coworking space for female fashion designers and crafters encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation, and our plans to open a new location in Wilmington, DE. Bring out your inner "sewist"! (SEWER + ARTIST). Add this stop to your Art Loop! Light refreshments and The SEWcial Café fashion vendors onsite!

ChaCha N. Hudson is an international fashion designer, philanthropist, motivator, and educator with over 19 years of sewing experience. She currently teaches fashion courses in the University of Delaware’s Fashion & Apparel Studies department as well as advanced fashion courses in the Continuing Education department at Moore College of Art & Design.

Christina Cultural Arts Center

705-707 North Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801 ccacde.org (302) 429-0101
Eye Shadow Women's Art Exhibit

"Eye Shadow" — a BebeRoss Coker Brainchild — is an exploration of themes from a woman's perspective. This group show has become a CCAC tradition, and places women as changemakers throughout the universe including education, science, health, religious, business and political spaces. At the end of the day, when a woman asks herself if she good enough, the spirit answers with a resounding Yes! A new dimension of "Eye Shadow" delves into the "adultification" of black girls. Join us for the opening reception for a provocative discussion. Receptions on March 6 and April 3 from 5:30- 7:30 pm.

TABITA ARES Tabita Ares is a Delaware native with a deep love for the arts and her community. Her art captures her love of both.

JUANITA AYCOX Painting is nothing more than colors, shapes, and textures on a flat surface, vibrating in a poetic way. However, no matter how abstract it is, the visual contrast involves nothing more than texture, matter, shape, and space. Abstract art uses the visual language of shape, form, color, and lines to create a composition. Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in the making of an image. In my paintings, all the above are used. In addition, I use shellac, tissue paper, markers, and acrylic paint to create mixed-media pieces.

Juanita currently resides in New Castle, Delaware. She grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and attended Howard University in Washington DC, graduating with a BFA in Art Education. She then pursued a career in education, teaching for over 25 years until she retired. Since retirement, she has enjoyed painting for family members and those that request her work. Painting, Juanita says, allows her to relax and express herself. This is her first full art exhibition.

EBONY H. FLAG Ebony H. Flag showed an interest in the arts from an early age by seeking to emulate the creative abilities of her parents. A graduate of the Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, Ebony focuses on illustration, graphic design and poetry. Ebony’s passions do not end at the tip of a pen or paintbrush; she exhibits the same level of commitment in wanting to see others’ lives made better. Influenced by her interactions as an educator, youth counselor and community builder, her rhythmic writings are as vivid and captivating as the illustrations she creates.

ALISHA JONES Alisha Jones developed a love of art as a toddler and eventually shifted her focus to photography to capture precious moments. There’s something about a camera that brings out her creativity. She figured out early on that photography allows her to visually escape, tell stories and in some instances bring social justice issues to light. Alisha is also passionate about graphic design as well as dedicated to her creative lifestyle by thinking outside of the box and using it to influence other aspects of her life. “Growing up, I always had aspirations of being an artist. I can even remember getting my first camera and trying to snap a picture of everything around me,” said Jones who is self-taught. As a photographer, one of the most valuable lessons she’s learned is finding beauty in all things. She considers herself a living testimony of turning a dream into a reality and encourages other to never give up on themselves or their goals.

Chris White Gallery

701 Shipley St. Wilmington, DE 19801 chriswhitegallery.com (302) 601-1160
Growth- DCAD student group show & "Diverse Verses" featuring Demetrius Bullock and Don Stephens
Untitled

DCAD Student Gallery Club presents Growth; an exhibition showcasing the development of students attending the Delaware College of Art and Design. The DCAD Student Gallery Club functions as a curatorial team for the students of the the school to exhibit work through out the semester."

Colourworks

1902 Superfine Ln. Wilmington, DE 19801 colourworks.com (302) 428-0222
A Closer Look" Rose Nilsen
Lemon by Rose Nilsen

When you pause and take a very close look at the world around you, you may see some things that you've never noticed before. I rather enjoy looking at food in this way--those often-ignored intricacies and unique details from a macro perspective. Have you ever considered the multiple shades of a single strawberry seed, the cleft of a coffee bean or the grimace of a gummy bear? The addition of the "people" figures to the image invites the viewer to discover a new perspective of the tiny worlds that exist around them.

"I hope you find these images fun and amusing and that they bring a smile to your face! I certainly had a lot of fun making them! Macro photography continues to thrill me, and I can't wait to capture my next tiny world!"Rose has previously shown her work in Media, PA and currently has several pieces (including a commissioned piece) on display in retail venues in Cape May County, NJ. Light refreshments & beverages.

The Creative Vision Factory

617 North Shipley St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 543-3082
Two Men Art Exhibition- Geraldo Gonzalez & Nathan Smith
Self Portriat by Geraldo Gonzalez

Geraldo is showing his brand newest realistic artwork of self-portraits in Public Transport and many others. Nathan Smith is showing his new work called ''Art of Nathan.'' Those works will be on exhibit until March 27.

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
Monique Rollins
Improv by Monique Rollins

Art Language and the Power of Contemporary Abstract Painting Is the latest exhibit by Monique Rollins, which is on exhibit from February 21 - March 19. Rollins creates visual experiences that place the viewer in enduring habitats with astonishing consistency. On display at the Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery at DCAD, Rollins rolls out nine works comprising five new oil paintings, two new acrylic and paper collages, and two charcoal drawings. The large-scale works belie the radical intimacy of her work. At 6:15pm, there will be a Curator’s Talk with Kathrine Page.

Born in Wilmington, DE, Monique Rollins received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, in 2002. In 2006, she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting, a Master of Science in Theory and Criticism, and Art History degree specializing in Venetian Renaissance, and a Museum Studies Certification from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Rollins’ paintings have been exhibited internationally for over a decade. In 2018, she had solo exhibitions at Metroquadro Gallery in Turin, Italy; the Dante Alighieri Society in Venice, Italy; and earlier in the year, The Delaware Contemporary Museum traveled her exhibition, Eastern Poesia, to the Zhu Naizheng Research Center for Art in Beijing, China, and also the American Center in Beijing, China.

Delaware Division of the Arts—Mezzanine Gallery

820 N. French St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 577-8278 arts.delaware.gov
"Not Just a Pretty Face," Paul Simon
Bearded Man by Paul Simon

The Delaware Division of the Arts is pleased to present a selection of new pastel portraits by Paul Simon.

Grace United Methodist Church

900 North Washington St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 887-6254 Iamthevillage.org
"What Is Empty" by Harriet Valk Taylor

Paintings, Drawings, Shadow Box Assemblages (Oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, graphite, found objects). Live music and free food!

From the artist: "I was born in Wilmington and raised between the Red Clay Creek and the Brandywine River. I continue to find inspiration as a local artist. I love family life, found gardens and found galleries. My purpose is to reflect the beauty that sustains me. I rejoice in collaborations that honor creativity. Through concentrated observation, the processes of drawing and painting become gateways to thoughts and feelings and work becomes prayer. I have been blessed."

The Grand Opera House

818 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801
The Grand: Anthony Sealey "Muted Perspectives" the baby grand: Yakime Brown "Eclecticism"
Casks in the Cellar by Anthony Sealey
Butterfly Wings by Yakime Brown

Anthony Sealey "Muted Perspectives" As CEO & owner of Seapix Photography, Tony says, “As a wedding photographer, it’s always about the love between a couple and how they show it in their own unique way. It’s my goal to obtain a joyous reaction when I deliver to a client their images, usually hoping for tears or at least a big smile with an “aww” at the end.” He further adds that “as we look around, beauty and intriguing imagery is everywhere. Sometimes we are too busy to see it. Hopefully we can take a pause in our life and enjoy it. If not, perhaps a photographer can pause it for you to enjoy.”/p>

Tony’s artistic stylings have been displayed at the Grand Opera House during from December 2018 through February 2019. During the months of March & April of 2019, Tony was invited to exhibit for the Art Loop at the Studio on Market. In March 2019 the Delaware Photographic Society extended an invitation to judge their photography contest. Tony’s work has been featured in the Delaware News Journal, and he is the photographic go-to for top agents at Coldwell Banker, Re/Max, Blenheim Builders and other real estate companies. He enjoys putting an artistic touch to real estate photos, always seeking to catch the eye of a potential buyer/p>

the baby grand: Yakime Brown "Eclecticism" Yakime Akelá Brown was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and currently resides in Bear, Delaware. Growing up in a multicultural community, he was exposed to art and its many facets of expression. At an early age his mother endeavored to instill diversity of culture and an appreciation for the arts for her children. “Every weekend she would take us to museums and art galleries. It was a part of our upbringing,” says Yakime. As a youth Yakime was fond of drawing and, as he grew older, would experiment with spray paints, charcoals, pastels, inks and acrylic paints. Family and friends often noted that Yakime had talent, but it was not until he reached his late 30s that he decided to capitalize on his love of art and share his talent on a professional level.

Yakime’s paintings embody his New York City upbringing; full of vibrancy, persistent motion, diversity, and a certain grittiness. His style can be described as abstract and occasionally representational, colorful, eclectic, lustrous, moody, and textural. An art blogger/critic who attended one of Yakime’s showings described his work as “a profusion of color and strong brush & palette strokes.” She further wrote, “More than once I sneaked over to touch a piece, so I could feel the energy he created.” Yakime is quite fond of acrylics because of the medium’s almost endless range of application and prefers to work with larger canvases that, in his words, “enable me to release my creative energies.” He is constantly experimenting with new techniques and approaches to his art and absolutely refuses to be restricted to one style or image, preferring instead to be known for his wide range of enduring works that speak to a broad spectrum of tastes and perspectives.

LaFate Gallery

227 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801 lafategallery.com (302) 656-6786
Women's History Month- "Fab Five" artists
Untitled by Marie Cousar

Featuring the vibrant paintings of Hallie Albano, Marie Cousar, Margo Johnson, Eunice LaFate, and Jo Redbird. Paintings rendered in acrylic, oil, and watercolor.

LOMA Coffee

239 W. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 605-4882
Adriana Carolina Ochoa
Untitled by Adriana Carolina Ochoa

I am an abstract artist from Venezuela who's lived in Delaware for the past eight years. Painting is something I've done since I was a child and it has become a form of therapy to me, but I always did in my house in private and for the exceptions of close friends, I've not shown my work to the outside world. Recently, I've been more interested in having my artwork displayed. I hope it can inspire others to follow their passions. We will be featuring live music from 6:30 to 8 PM. Local favorites The Honey Badgers will be playing.

MKT Place Gallery

200 W. 9th St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 438-6545
Story of a King Who Found His Crown by 7God

7God (born Hashim Ahmad) builds surfaces that sizzle with energy using his singular visual language. Combining spiritual, emotional, and community challenges, 7 delves deep into his ‘frequencies’ (hieroglyphic-like marks used as physical manifestations of life forces) to coax out intertwined connections that embody both meaning and message

The Delaware Contemporary

200 South Madison St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-6466 decontemporary.org
Ellen Priest, Graham Dougherty, Ruth Ansel
Jazz Cubano by Ellen Priest

ON BEING AMERICAN/JAZZ: RYAN COHAN’S “THE RIVER,” Ellen Priest Ellen Priest's grand expression of jazz visually interprets what music does sonically. The River is an hour-long jazz suite composed in 2013 by Chicago pianist and composer Ryan Cohan. This album came about after Cohan and his jazz quartet toured East Africa in 2008.

GATHERED LIGHT, Graham Dougherty & Ruth Ansel Graham Dougherty:” We give shape to our rooms; then rooms give shape to our lives. We pass through rooms unseeing; walls, floors, ceilings, doorways become unnoticed, accepted, ordinary. It is light which transforms a commonplace enclosure into a metaphor of remembered or desired sensations. In these paintings the architectural elements become an abstracted structure of a remembered moment. Both rational thought and remembered sensations are unified."

Ruth Ansel: “Painting for me is sensation. It is visual. The eyes perceive the colors and tones. It is a felt experience. I can feel the thickness or thinness of the paint and the tug on the brush as the paint is released to the surface of the panel. I can hear the particles of pigment as I grind them into a paste on the palette and I can hear the almost imperceptible beat as the brush connects with the panel to deliver the load."

5 - 8 | The Art Cart

5 - 8 PM | 100 Million Gallons drop-in activity with studio artist, Caroline Coolidge Brown in the E. Avery Draper Gallery

Live jazz music by Tom Palmer, Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Delaware

Food Trucks: Koi on the Go and V-Trap Kitchen

Iron Hill Brewery will serve beer tastings on the second floor of the artist studios

Blue Streak Gallery Spaces

1721 Delaware Ave. Wilmington, DE 19806 (302) 429-0506
"Flossie's Umbrella," Rebecca Mott-Lynn
Necklace by Rebecca Mott-Lynn

Rebecca Mott-Lynn is an artist from Southern Delaware who creates amazing unique jewelry out of vintage and found elements. Join us for this show of her repurposed one of a kind jewelry.

Howard Pyle Studio

1305 N. Franklin St. Wilmington, DE 19806 (302) 656-7304 howardpylestudio.org
Group exhibit featuring the works of Carol Mangano
Byrn Mawr Farmers Market by Carol Mangano

Carol Mangano- Local & Regional Places, Both Inside & Out. Painting a still life composition in front of the Chadds Ford Historical Society's Springhouse engages in plein air style. Setting up a table on location depicting artifacts from John Chads House was the subject matter on a winter day.

Vignettes set on the café table in the Brandywine Art Museum included the glistening view of the Brandywine Creek. Painting vast farmlands, back-forty views, historic homesteads, and water ways also capture the essences of farmers’ markets, Longwood Gardens, and seasonal gems.

Exhibit on display until March 30, 2020. To schedule a private tour of the Studios, where Howard Pyle painted, wrote, and taught from 1881-1911, call 302-656-7397.

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church

1301 North Broom St. Wilmington, DE 19805 (302) 652-7623 ststeph.org
Alcohol-Ink Designs by Lynne Robinson
Untitled by Lynne Robinson

Lynne Robinson creates brilliantly colored designs with alcohol-ink." Alcohol-ink is a fascinating medium to work in – affording a myriad of possibilities created by inking tiles, metals, or non-porous paper. What starts out as a blank space ends up somewhere totally different than was originally planned – such is the nature of how the inks blend and dry and create their own world."

Her show features over 75 framed ink works, handmade notecards, inked necklaces – All for sale.

Living in the Newark – Elkton area since 1969, Lynne attended the University of Delaware, taught in Delaware public schools, and volunteered locally since retiring in 1997. A chance rescue of a 112-pound golden retriever named Boo in 2003 changed Lynne’s life and sent it on a course toward pet therapy. Now, founder and executive director of the pet-therapy organization, PAWS for People, Lynne is a believer of the profound and positive impact a visit from a pet can have on anyone – not only those physically, emotionally, or psychologically in need. Overseeing PAWS 650+ therapy teams, 13 employees, and 190 partnering sites where PAWS’ teams visit keeps Lynne out of trouble – most of the time. When she discovered the magic and vibrancy of alcohol inks during a class given at the Newark Arts Alliance, she quickly turned her spare time from emails to inking, inking, inking! She shares her love of alcohol ink through art festivals, demonstrations, and teaching classes.

Arden's Buzz Ware Village Center

2119 The Highway, Arden Wilmington, DE 19810 (302) 981-4811 ardenbuzz.com
"Open Gates" Danny Schweers
Open Gates by Danny Schweers

Danny presents the best of his recent photos and prayers through end of March. Every week since 2007 (well, most weeks), Danny has emailed his latest image and text to a few hundred fans. The presentation format for this exhibit at The Buzz is new for him: archival prints with engraved text using a laser etching device. Complimentary Refreshments; w/Mead by Liquid Alchemy.

Danny Schweers has been making photographs since 1969. He is currently on the board of the Chris White Gallery, and is a photography instructor at the DE Art Museum and Mt. Cuba Center. He is a member of the Brandywine Photo Collective (former chair), the Texas Photographic Society (past president), and the Phila. Photo Arts Center. He served briefly as managing editor of Image: A Journal of Art and Religion. He began his Photo Prayer project while working at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wilm., DE. Learn more at DannySchweers.com.

Bellefonte Arts

803C Brandywine Blvd. Wilmington, DE 19809 (302) 762-4278
March Mash Up
March Mash Up

Artists of differing mediums work together to create a piece of art. Visit the unveiling on March 6th to see their creative collaborations. Light refreshments and tastings available.

COCA Pop-Up Gallery

3829 Kennett Pike, Powder Mill Square Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 218-4411
Group show of local artists
Bulleit on the Rocks by Max Saviako

Offerings from many local and regional artists including Kathy Ruck, Marty Barnes, Shirley Rigby, Catherine Bosk, Betsy Greer, Max Savaiko, Mario Lenin, Leslie Hubbard, Caroline Chen, Sarah Baptist & More. Art available in different mediums and sizes. We offer something for everyone! Light refreshments offered.

Station Gallery

3999 Kennett Pike Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 654-8638 stationgallery.net
Group Show - New Paintings by Rosemary Castiglioni, Jim Gears, Kim Hoechst
“On Thursday” by Rosemary Castiglioni

Three artists working in oil with different results - from subtle still life to interiors, and vivid landscapes using palette knife application. Enjoy a wine and cheese reception and meet the artists.

Rodney Pratt Framing & Gallery

304 Delaware St. New Castle, DE 19720 web address (302) 438-6545
Joshua Ruggeri

Special guest added to this show - the debut of sculptural artisan Bobby Weeks ‘Shovelhead’ - do not miss this!!

'Neo Pop' is largely the term used to describe Joshua's body of work. The thought process takes on a satirical view of social, popular and cultural statements and ideas. He examines the American dream thru color while combining the cult of celebrity, comic aesthetics, music heroes, portrayed by strong projective narratives. While using familiar visual signs and icons, he arranges bright, layered paintings. Joshua uses a large arsenal of mediums that include aerosol, acrylic, oil and ink to just about anything he can get his hands on to give life and form to his style.

Sip, snack and enjoy objects d'art this 4th Friday in Historic New Castle. The show will be on display through the month of March with the last day on the 25th.

**Don't forget to shop our vast array of art and antiques while enjoying the show.