This Month on the Loop


205 N. Market Street 433-6622
S.H.E. (Sharing Her Energy) ArtzScape 6th Anniversary Celebration.
Blown Away by James Wyatt

Join us for a collaboration of female artists of diverse genres for the Art Loop featuring the work of Visual Artists Janice King, Velvet Poindexter, Iris Dickerson, Liz McLaughlin with music by singer Natalie Mann. Art Loop reception from 5-9pm with music, poetry, art, singing, food and beverages available for purchase.

City of Wilmington's Redding Gallery

800 N. French Street Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 576-2100
Artwork by Donna Usher
Red Island by 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.

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. For more information, visit

Christina Cultural Arts Center

705-707 North Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 429-0101
Man Cave featuring multiple artists
Lauryn Hill by K.O. Simms

The Man Cave Artists includes work by Karl Williams, Chad Cortez Everett, Milton Downing, Nick Irving, K. O. Simms and Arnold Floyd. Join us for the reception from 5-8pm; refreshments will be served.

Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD)

600 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 622-8000
DCAD 2022 Graduating Student Exhibition

Members of the Delaware College of Art and Design Class of 2022 will cap off their associate of fine arts degree studies with a show of capstone works in animation, fine arts, graphic design, illustration, and photography. Art Loop reception from 5-7pm.

Gallery at Grace Church

900 North Washington St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 331-0719
The Stories We Share featuring Nanci Hersh, Jen Hintz Eggers & Rebecca Howell
Higher & Higher Leo as Icarus by Rebecca Howell

This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Taking. Up. Space. Initiative. Women across the globe are exhibiting artwork in the month of May with the support of the Artist/Mother Network and the Thrive Artist Network. Join us for the Art Loop reception from 5-7pm.

Mezzanine Gallery at the Carvel State Building

820 N. French Street Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 577-8278
Gail Husch
Figures by Gail Husch

The Delaware Division of the Arts is pleased to present the work of Gail Husch.

The Grand Opera House / baby grand

818 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 658-7897
Grand Gallery: Sarah Baptist “Wilmington: An Artist’s View"
Tisa Della-Volpe "Flexible Water: Above and Below"
Bus Stop Market by Sarah Baptist
Water Dancer by Tisa Della Volpe

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. Visit or

Baby grand Gallery: Tisa Della-Volpe "Flexible Water: Above and Below"

Known for her dance, theatre and sports photography, Tisa Della-Volpe changes course and shares her photographic exhibit of ever-changing reflections and abstracts collected over years of messing around boats and marinas. An introduction to her new project of dancers under water adds to the mystique of water’s flexibility.

The pandemic has inspired the artist to create new painting styles and explore our ever-shifting foundation of humanity. Is it cracked and beyond repair or is it realigning for a better and stronger future?

Della Volpe’s photography started out as a service to the dance community I had long been a part of; thus “photography from the eye of a dancer.” Things have progressed far beyond that now, so I quip, “that I am just a girl looking for some action.”

She takes great interest in not only her own passions, but also those of others in their many niches of passions that are connected by a common thread of exuberance, thrills and skills of their own, cheering or applause, and joys of life events. It is important for her to “get into their world” to find out what makes that niche tick. However, her outdoor nature time, especially around water, is a most important passion that she must have.

The Music School of Delaware

4101 N. Washington Street Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 762-1132
SOULS - Photography Exhibition by Flavia Loreto

On May 5th at 6pm, Flavia will host a discussion about portrait photography, inviting the audience to talk about the power of portraits and photography. Join us at the Music School of Delaware 4101 N Washington St, Wilmington. Reserve your spot emailing or contacting

We all have passions and dreams to be discovered, pasts to be guessed at, and futures that are still to unfold. SOULS is a collection of portraits that seeks to both capture and tell some of those stories. Long fascinated by the human condition, Flavia Loreto aims to go beyond the physical externalities of her subjects, and to capture their very essence.

The exhibition, hosted in the hallways of Wilmington’s Music School of Delaware, shows 20 black and white portraits of men and women in different ages, nationalities and professions. The portraits are labeled only with the subject’s first name, ceding power to the audience to go beyond the image, imagining the stories behind the photographs and also to create new stories of their own.

Born and raised in Rome, Flavia Loreto developed her passion for portrait photography as a way to connect to others, and to better understand emotions and feelings. After 20 years living and working as a photographer in Germany, Flavia relocated to the US, where she continues to study the human condition through her photography. Among her exhibitions: Donne (Düsseldorf 2013), A Day in Naples (San Francisco 2017). She collaborated on books like - L’arte in cucina (Mondadori 2018) - and - La Valle del Silicio (Italian Foreign Ministry 2019).

Old Swedes Historic Site

606 Church Street Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 354-0855
Early American Artistry and Craftsmanship of Old Swedes.

This exhibit is curated by Nicole Schnee, Old Swedes Collections Management Intern, University of Delaware Master's degree candidate. Art Loop reception with wine and cheese from 5-8:30pm. Visit our digital gallery by licking here and contact our office to purchase:

Exhibition includes art and artifacts of the early Swedish and Finnish settlers of the New Sweden Colony. Eventually the Swedes and Finns were overtaken and under Dutch and English rule. We examine primary to tertiary art and artifacts from the Old Swedes collection. An in depth look at how they reflected the rural settlement's evolution into a thriving urban community; and the cultural influences of the various Scandinavian countries which once occupied the Old Swedes site. Sale of print works and deaccessioned art works available for purchase on the loop.

As Curatorial Intern, Nicole has spent the past year at the Old Swedes Historic Site in Wilmington, Delaware accessioning objects and updating the numbering system to be consistent for all operational years. Evaluated collection and determined objects in need of rehousing and improved storage location. Cared for a small collection of objects, manuscripts, and art relating to the history of the Swedish settlement in Delaware.

The Sold Firm

800-B N. Tatnall Street Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 689-3237
Skin Deep by E.lizé
Skin Deep by E.lize

Skin Deep highlights the women in Black history that have paved the way for future generations and embarked on a journey in their careers while radiating grace, beauty, and poise. Art Loop reception from 5-9pm with streaming music selection, refreshments & treats.

Erica Jones, also known as E.Lizé, 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. Currently, she produces vibrant portraits in acrylic and oil to highlight the African American experience

The Delaware Contemporary

200 South Madison St. Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 656-6466
Karyn Oliver, UD MFA Students and Alumni, Lynn Herrick Sharp award winner and honorable mentions. Art Loop reception from 5-9pm
Avulsion by Karen Olivier

ABOUT KARYN OLIVIER: Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Karyn Olivier is based in Philadelphia where she is a professor at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture. In 2020, her work was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia and the University at Buffalo Art Galleries. An artist engaged with creating new models for public art and monuments, Olivier is currently creating two permanent memorials in Philadelphia: at Bethel Burying Ground, a nineteenth-century African American cemetery; and at Stenton House, in commemoration of a heroic eighteenth-century former slave named Dinah. Olivier has been recognized with numerous awards and fellowships, including an Anonymous Was a Woman Award (2020), a Pew Fellowship (2019), and The Rome Prize (2018).

- 6 PM | Stop by the Wilmington Public Library table to get set up for a fabulous summer of reading. Make and Take craft for kids.
- 7 PM | Showcase of student work from Delaware College of Art and Design.
- Material Exploration | Drop-in bookmaking (self-guided activity)

Blue Streak Gallery

1721 Delaware Ave. Wilmington, DE 19806 (302) 429-0506
Petal and Metal by Lele Galer
Spring flowers by Lele Galer

The show will include her paintings, metal and clay sculptures. Galer says,"This show welcomes the colors, light and energy of spring. Coming out of long Covid, this show celebrates the ebullient wakeup call of spring." Art Loop reception hours are 5-7pm.

Cool World Vintage

1840 W. 5th Street Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 543-4594
Nathan Smith, Camilo Yepes, Smashed Label, Kristin McCourtney
Ghetto Ruin Park by Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith uses ink, pencil and acrylic paint is his artwork. He creates magical communities and characters in his work. He courageously acknowledges that his artwork is influenced by his Asperger’s Syndrome. Columbian artist Camilo Yepes relies on his indigenous roots in the development of his artwork. His pieces contain spiritual aspects that can be seen in his use of color and imagery. Known throughout the city for murals and lightboxes, Smashed Label uses bright colors and graffiti-like images to unite the community with art. Fiber artist Kristin McCourtney uses the art of macrame to create wall hangings, plant holders, jewelry, and handbags. Many of her pieces are functional such as her ornaments and decorative pieces.

The Church of the Holy City

1118 North Broom St. Wilmington, DE 19806 (302) 655-7173
Still Life and Floral Paintings by Riva Brown
A Cup O by Riva Brown

Elegant and detailed, this series of Still Life paintings focuses on intimate objects that are partnered with textiles. Fringes, Embroidery, Lost Work, Tatting, etc. Rounded out with a few Florals just for fun. Join us for the Art Loop reception from 5-8pm with refreshments served.

Riva and her husband Bill are co-owners of Living Letters Studio in Wilmington, Delaware, where they provide a full range of hand and computer lettering, custom framing, and where Riva’s paintings are on regular display.

ARTISTS’ STATEMENT: Prepare, then risk. Whether the project at hand is a Calligraphic Document, a Watercolor Painting or a combination of the two, the dynamic stroke is the holy grail of my work. Bravery in handling the pen and brush yields power. Much preliminary work goes into laying down the master stroke. I practice until the stroke is ready and then execute confidently and fearlessly. Hopefully, the proverbial “Stroke of Genius” is achieved. While a subject may be quiet, this is not the same as uncertainty and even calm pieces must be executed bravely.

Delaware Center for Horticulture

1810 North Dupont St. Wilmington, DE 19806 (302) 658-6262
Natural Treasure: The Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators
Blue Poppy by Diana Heitzman

These original paintings by members of The Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators include plants that the artists treasure such as native and non-native trees and flowers. Some of the paintings included in the show are of blue poppies, sycamore, porcelain berry (beautiful though invasive), shooting star, and orchids just to name a few. The artists selected their subjects of plants, flowers and trees because they provide oxygen, habitat for animals, birds, and insects, as well as for their majestic beauty. Exhibit ends May 23.

Go Vegan Philly

607 N. Lincoln Street Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 543-4431
Geraldo Gonzalez & Lynee Robison
King of Transit by Geraldo Gonzalez

Geraldo specialized in artwork that deals with transit from the City of Wilmington and Philadelphia. His use of colored pencils creates vibrant pieces of artwork.

Lynne’s creative outlet brings alcohol ink to the canvas while also using ceramic tiles. Their journey from education to art brings originality to colors swirling together, making their own designs magnificent with tints and shading.

Howard Pyle Studio

1305 N. Franklin St. Wilmington, DE 19806 (302) 656-7304
Art show and sale by the members of the Studio Group, Inc.
Untitled by Karen Khurt

We are open for Art Loop at the historic Howard Pyle Studio Friday, May 6 from 5 to 7:30pm. Tour the historic buildings and view the art show & sale by the women Members of the Studio Group, Inc., refreshments and free admission. Since 1935 the Pyle Studio is one of the oldest continually operating art studios in the country. It is owned and maintained by the deeply dedicated members of the Studio Group, Inc.

KAVI Wellness Healing Arts Yoga Studio

835 N. Union Street Wilmington, DE 19805
Jimmy Thompson
Choices by Anthony Stanziale

Katherine LeCocq & Anthony Stanziale

Union Street Pub

729 N. Union Street Wilmington, DE 19805 (302) 543-5317
Adira Riben
Untitled by Adira Riben

Adira is multifaceted as she works in color pencil, acrylic paint, and mixed media. Her design varies in its uniqueness and media.

Comegy's Pub

210 N. Union Street Wilmington, DE 19805 (302) 429-8699
Fred Comegys & Akomapa Candle Co.
Rollerball by Fred Comegys

National award-winning photographer who uses his unique eye to capture the perfect moments and his work spans decades and is recognizable through national and local media.

Priscilla uses candle making as a form of art. The specific scents are chosen to keep in mind the journey of sensory experience. Through igniting candles one can smell and visualize the shared memories from artists.

Books & Bagels

1139 W. 7th Street Wilmington, DE 19805 (302) 317-2941
KYMA & Lotus Renaissance by Darin Kellam
Alchemist by Darin Kellam

Kyma’s voice is her art, and she uses instruments and bowls in her wellness activities. She also runs workshops and mediations that bring relaxation to the community.

A collection of wearable art pieces, inspired by the appreciation of renaissance ideologist, Lotus Renaissance, emphasizes on rebirth by using unwanted clothing. Recycled material is one’s trash but is another’s treasure, using this ideology opens the ideas of the rebirth of culture, clothing, art, and society.

Arden's Buzz Ware Village Center

2119 The Highway, Arden Wilmington, DE 19810 (302) 981-4811
SNAP: SOMETIMES FAST SOMETIMES LOUD - A Photographic Essay About Transformation by Jeffrey Steen
Flag by Jeffrey Steen

Mr. Steen’s photographic interests are social issues, the erosion of civic institutions, climate change, and the recent attacks on science and the rule of law. His work also includes issues related to the natural world, including its beauty, fragility, and vulnerability to human intrusion. Join us for the Art Loop reception from 5:30-8:30pm with complimentary refreshments.

Jeffrey Steen is a resident of Arden, DE & a member of the Brandywine Photo Collective in Wilmington. Mr. Steen typically uses a Pentax 6/7 medium format camera and ilford black and white film. Negatives are scanned at high resolution. Prints are made using archival inks on cotton rag. Examples of his work may be seen at The show runs through May 29.

COCA Pop-Up Gallery

3829 Kennett Pike, Powder Mill Square Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 218-4411
Group show of local artists
Spring Training by Maz Savaiko

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

Station Gallery

3999 Kennett Pike Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 654-8638
May Group Show- New Springtime Paintings
Rainy Day Ranunculus by Rosemary Castiglioni

Join us as we feature work from artists Terry Anderson, Rosemary Castiglioni, Sue Ciccone and Frank DePietro. New Springtime paintings featuring nature as a theme. The exhibit includes landscapes, floral still life paintings, birds and bugs, and flowering trees. Art Loop reception from 5-8pm.

Talleyville Frame Shoppe

3625 Silverside Road Wilmington, DE 19810 (302) 478-1163
Cab Calloway School of the Arts National Art Honor Society Exhibition
Drinks by Maddie Barry

The exhibition includes artwork by Maddie Barry, Courtney Drake, Audrey Erion, Deena Ferguson, Taryn Fields, Phebe Heneghan, Natalie Icasiano, Akimah Kumar, Juliette Jerome, Jinx McGonegal, Kira Meakin, Vianca Medina, Jacklyn Pedroza-Ocasio. These students work tirelessly all year long, volunteering their time as part of the NAHS requirements, as well as maintaining a B or higher average in all of their art classes. The students, sophomores, juniors and seniors, take diverse classes ranging from Visual Arts Foundation II to AP Studio Art. Please join us in celebrating their artistic accomplishments as they present some of their best works! Art Loop reception from 6-8pm.