COMCAST NEWSMAKERS | THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY
with Jillian Decker, Development Manager
Jillian Decker, Development Manager for The Delaware Contemporary, talks about spring events and exhibitions at the museum located in Wilmington. Recorded April 13, 2018.
Hosted by: Jill Horner Produced by: Freedom Newsmakers Team
Chadds Ford Live | Mixed Media: Chinese New Year
February 6, 2018, by Caroline Roosevelt
Chinese New Year is coming up, and it’s the Year of the Dog, arguably the best animal, period. Delaware Contemporary will be celebrating the occasion with their China Pop event on February 16th. Wear a little bit of red for good luck, as is the Chinese tradition and look on at the works of featured artists: Colette Fu, Zhihui Xie, Decue Wu, Dongze Ho,and Han Wang. Enjoy a silent auction, cash bar, live DJ, dog lovers luxury auction items, culinary treats by Koi On The Go, and a balloon drop and pop to ward off bad luck! The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance by 2/15, or $30 at the door.
Artblog | Joseph Gonzales brings people together at The Delaware Contemporary
January 15, 2018, by Naveena Vijayan
New Artblog contributor, Naveena Vijayan, speaks with the newly-appointed executive director of The Delaware Contemporary, Joseph Gonzales. Gonzales aims to make the museum a gathering space for the public, even while maintaining its reputation as a happening spot for contemporary art.
Delaware Public Media | Arts Playlist: The Delaware Contemporary "China Pop - Contemporary Year of the Dog"
January 19, 2018, by Kelli Steele
For this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele sat down with Joseph Gonzales, executive director of The Delaware Contemporary, to discuss the February 16th event and talk about exchanges between The Delaware Contemporary, its affiliated artists and China-based arts organizations and artists.
Delaware Online | Wrap your holiday in Delaware arts' seasonal offerings
December 1, 2017, by Gail Obenreder, Special to The News Journal
"At Wilmington’s Delaware Contemporary, Masha Ryskin’s “Reveries with the Line” opens with a free Dec. reception. Up through through April 11, it features artworks made with unique and recycled materials. Also on view are the 2017 MFA Biennial, Virginia Bradley’s “Soudan” and “The Canada Option" by Rebekah Flake."
Delaware Business Now | Shop Small Marketplace coming to Delaware Contemporary on Saturday
November 21, 2017, by Delaware Business Now
Local small business owners are teaming up for Shop Small Saturday with the “ShopSmall Marketplace” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 25, at The Delaware Contemporary on the Wilmington Riverfront.
Technical.ly Delaware | Wilmington hosts two pop-culture cons this weekend, including one held on First Friday's Art Loop.
November 2, 2017, by Holly Quinn
Underground Comic Con V is returning to the Delaware Contemporary this year. UCC was founded by Wilmington comic creator and founder of Underground Comixxx, Jabaar Brown, who wanted a con that was diverse, kid-friendly, gave small comic creators a way to get their work seen and was free for the community. It’s a great way to discover new local artists, support small local businesses and check out some cool cosplay.
Out & About | Art For All at The Delaware Contemporary
November Issue, Page 55 - 56, by Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald
On Saturday, November 11, The Delaware Contemporary hosts an event that is not only a fundraiser but also a call to action for the community to become art owners as well as art appreciators. The event, SABA III, creates a convivial, arty atmosphere focused on the promotion of art collecting for any budget or environment.
Delaware Public Media | The Art Block comes to Kentmere Parkway this weekend
October 26, 2017, by Kelli Steele
“It’s one of our fundraising series of events down at The Delaware Contemporary; instead of being on-site, we’ve moved up to a historic district on Kentmere Parkway, where we’re going to feature three historic homes that date from 1910 to 1926,” said Art Block Co-Host and Delaware Contemporary board member Wendy Hatch.
WHYY | First Experience: Robert Straight
Airing 5:30 PM and 11M, October 13, 2017, Studio visit by Brian Drouin
Future Exhibition in 2018: Trifecta
Robert Straight has been an artist and a teacher of art for over four decades. Last year he retired from the University of Delaware, but retirement hasn’t slowed him down at all. Robert spends most days in his studio working on his art. Check out his work and the thought behind it.
Delaware Business Times | How full-time artists make it in Delaware
September 14, 2017, by Peggy Mika
Adam Ledford has a lot in common with Lowe: he graduated during the recession and relies on teaching to keep some money in the bank. As a potter, Ledford also faces the public perception issue Lowe faces: people don’t value pottery as fine art. “That’s my reality,” he said.
Ledford’s work is currently on display at The Delaware Contemporary.
Delaware Public Media | Calling all artists: The Delaware Contemporary is hosting two new 6x6 events
September 6, 2017, by Kelli Steele
The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington is hosting two 6-by-6 events this fall, featuring artwork from artists of all ages and stages in their creative evolution.
Delaware Today | Culture: Rollins Reconnects
August Issue, Page 39
Opening Aug. 16 at The Delaware Contemporary: "Eastern Poesia" by native Delaware painter Monique Rollins. A resident of Italy for the past several years, Rollins began a new series of paintings while working in residency in Beijing in 2015. The result, a series of collage paintings, shows a new feeling in her work - a different vocabulary, a new palette, a smaller, more intimate scale."
Art Watch | Busy art calendar as summer ebbs
August 22, 2017, by Lele Galer
If you are in Delaware this week, make sure to pop into The Delaware Contemporary, DCCA, at 200 South Madison Street in Wilmington. This Wednesday August 23rd, there is a moderated discussion and viewing of “Spiral, Recoil” with a cash bar and one free drink. This is the sort of show that you want to chat about during and afterward, so it is a wonderful opportunity to openly talk with other art lovers about what you see in the show.
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August 21, 2017, by Andre Lamar
Eclectic artist Roberto Lugo has a “Jarring” exhibit that aims to tug on your emotions.
“Jarring” is used as a metonym to suggest a double meaning of a jar as both a container and the subject that’s held within.
artblog | Jarring at Delaware Contemporary, organized by Roberto Lugo, a conversation about racial violence that welcomes all
August 6, 2017, by Roberta
The small group exhibit, Jarring, creates a contemplative space to memorialize victims of racial hate crimes and to remember our shared humanity. Like great monuments in the public realm the works in this exhibition are accessible to all and valuable as history-telling by artists who care about what history is told.
Delaware Public Media | 1960s art show reimagined in Wilmington
August 3, 2017, by Mark Arehart
A new exhibition celebrating an African American artist collective opens at the Delaware Contemporary this August. In 1965, a group of artists in New York City came together for a month-long exhibition called Spiral. The group asked questions about what it's like to be a Black artist in America. Delaware Contemporary Curator Katherine Page said the museum’s new show Spiral, Recoil continues to ask those questions.
The Ukrainian Weekly | Works by Kyiv artist Ola Rondiak on exhibit at Delaware Contemporary
July 28, 2017, by Staff
KYIV – Ola Rondiak, known for her stunning and unique depictions of Ukraine’s Maidan, or the Revolution of Dignity of 2014, will exhibit her works – including paintings, mannequins, sculptures and a video installation of interviews with Ukrainians about the ongoing war in the country’s east – at The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington, Del., on August 15 through October 15.
Delaware Public Media | Delaware Contemporary exhibit gets political, philosophical
June 25, 2017, by Mark Arehart
The Delaware Contemporary’s new tandem show State of the Union/State of Mind juxtaposes politics with the personal ways artists approach their work.
Creators | New York Rent Too Damn High? Try Delaware. | #50StatesofArt
April 22, 2017, by Catherine Chapman
Born-and-raised New Yorker Jenna Lucente tells us why she quit the city, moved to Delaware, and learned to “slow down and to be truly present as a witness.”
title | We live on a spacecraft
2017, Sister Spaceship by Jen Nugent
Sister Spaceship was recently curated into an exhibition at the Delaware Contemporary entitled “Show The People What They’ve Won.” S.S. shares the show with another Philadelphia-based artist (and friend), Jenny Drumgoole. Although their work is quite different, the sense of play and/or playfulness is so complimentary it practically bounces off the walls.
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