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The Unionville Times | Mixed Media: Focus on arts for Kennett students
March 22, 2019, by Caroline Roosevelt
This Saturday from 7 -10 (VIP pre-party from 6-7), Delaware Contemporary hosts “Art and Soul Art Auction and Contemporary Affair” to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Delaware Contemporary. Advanced tickets are not available at this point, but tickets are available at the door. This disco era 40th anniversary party and fundraiser features a ton of artists!
Chadds Ford Live | Mixed Media: Students learn art and English
March 22, 2019, by Caroline Roosevelt
This Saturday from 7 -10 p.m. Delaware Contemporary hosts “Art and Soul Art Auction and Contemporary Affair” to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Delaware Contemporary. VIP pre-party from 6-7 p.m. Advanced tickets are not available at this point, but tickets are available at the door. This disco era 40th anniversary party and fundraiser features a ton of artists!
Chadds Ford Live | Mixed Media: Love art
February 14, 2019, by Caroline Roosevelt
Delaware Contemporary also has a few shows opening at the end of this month. First, the colorful, psychedelic paintings of Henry Bermudez transport us to a lush, exotic setting in his solo show, “Totally Mythological.” Exhibition opens February 28th, with the Opening Reception during the First Friday Art Loop on March 1st from 5 - 9 p,m. This exhibition features four of Bermudez’s colorful, vibrating pattern heavy paintings. Each explores themes of mythology, geography, and cultural study. The exhibition has been curated by Jorge Guterriez.
The Unionville Times | Mixed Media: China Pop at Delaware Contemporary
February 8, 2019, by Caroline Roosevelt
The exhibition portion of the event will feature seven Chinese artists showcasing work ranging from illustration, to painting, to sculpture. Willie Yao (of the currently featured HALF:HALF exhibition) and Wenlu Bao (emerging curator and Curatorial and Marketing Assistant at Delaware Contemporary) have guest curated this exhibition. This is a ticketed event, and tickets will be available the day of, at the door.
Out & About | A Sweet Month For Arts
January 31, 2019, by Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald
The Delaware Contemporary presents China Pop: Contemporary Year of the Pig, on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. It is the Contemporary’s second cultural celebration “happening” inspired by contemporary Chinese art.
INWILMDE.COM | ART SUPERHEROES: AN ORIGINS STORY
January 10, 2019, by Jill Althouse-Wood
Rick Rothrock and Stan Smokler are two names that carry all the alliteration and swagger of DC or Marvel alter egos. The comparison is fitting; in the Delaware art world, Rothrock and Smokler are the superheroes. When The Delaware Contemporary wanted to launch their 40thanniversary year in 2019, they called on the two sculptors to kick off the year’s celebration with a joint exhibition. I choose to believe that the call came by way of a beamed signal, a lighted helix perhaps, corkscrewing into the night sky. If you’ve seen the work of these two men, Smokler, with his witty sense of play, and Rothrock, with his attunement to light and season, I think they would smile at that thought.
WHYY | Take your pick of ‘Beautiful’ music, art, photography and restaurants
January 10, 2019, by Tonya Pendleton
The Far is Near
The Delaware Contemporary
200 S. Madison St., Wilmington
Through Jan. 31 with opening reception Jan. 11, 7-9 p.m.
Artists Graham Dougherty and Ruth Ansel share their contemporary works in a new exhibit at Delaware’s foremost museum of contemporary art. Both painters use their artwork to convey meaning in the things we see every day, but don’t always pay attention to. Admission to the museum is free, but a donation is suggested.
The Unionville Times | Mixed Media: An exploration of the self
January 3, 2019, by Caroline Roosevelt
Welcome to 2019, and in the Chinese new year, it will be the Year of The Pig. Let’s not read into that too much. Anyway, in terms of the Chinese Zodiac, the pig represents wealth and fortune. The pig is a rational, hard worker that occasionally treats itself. It brings energy to anything it does. So, in a counter-intuitive twist, the pig means productive, successful things for 2019. Delaware Contemporary will be hosting their annual China Pop party/exhibition in 2019 on February 9th. Leading up to that, Delaware Contemporary will be introducing a new solo exhibition by Chinese artist Willie Yao and I’m here for it.
Delaware Public Media | Arts Plylist: The Delaware Contemporary set to celebrate its 40th Anniversary
December 7, 2018, by Kelli Steele
The Delaware Contemporary plans to launch its 40th Anniversary celebration in January with an exhibition featuring its founder Rick Rothrock and long-time supporter Stan Smokler. Kathrine Page is The Delaware Contemporary’s Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art. She says it started back in the early 70’s when Rothrock spearheaded development of an artist collaborative called the “ArtSquad:”
Delaware Public Media | The Delaware Contemporary holds annual holiday craft show
December 6, 2018, by Kelli Steele
The Delaware Contemporary is hosting its Annual Holiday Craft Show and Taste of the Holidays Friday as part of Wilmington’s December Art Loop. “Our Annual Craft Show features emerging and established artists offering hand-made crafts and fine arts that are ideal for unique holiday gifts," said The Delaware Contemporary’s marketing manager Tatiana Michels.
Delaware Today | The Delaware Contemporary's Craft Show and Taste of the Holidays Returns Dec. 7
December 4, 2018, by Danielle Bouchat-Friedman
Procrastinators, unite! If you haven't picked up a single gift yet, now is your chance to get a load of holiday shopping done all while sipping a glass of wine or craft beer while you do it.
Taste of the Holidays returns this Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Delaware Contemporary with the museum's annual holiday craft show. Admission is free to this festive shopping experience, which features local artists offering fine arts and crafts ideal for holiday gifts. Samples of craft beer, wine, champagne and more are available for $1.
Technical.ly Delaware | Yes, there’s still time to Shop Small for the holidays
December 4, 2018, by Holly Quinn
The Delaware Contemporary’s Annual Craft Show and Taste of the Holidays features emerging and established artists offering fine art and hand crafted items, including jewelry by Wilmington metalsmith lolahSoul. You can also try $1 samples of craft beer, wine and champagne.
Delaware Public Media | Arts Playlist: Draper Experiment coming to The Delaware Contemporary
October 12, 2018, by Kelli Steele
It’s called the Draper Experiment, and it invites artists to creatively respond to contemporary issues using the E. Avery Draper Gallery at the heart of The Delaware Contemporary’s space.
The Draper Experiment accepted proposals from artists reflecting their concerns and critiques of the world around them and encouraged use of new methods and techniques.
The first round of Draper Experiment exhibits are scheduled for 2019.
Delaware Public Media | The Green - October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018
The Delaware Contemporary will try something new in 2019. It's a series of exhibitions known as the Draper Experiment. In this week's Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media's Kelli Steele chats with The Delaware Contemporary's Katherine Page about the concept and the artists participating.
Technical.ly Delaware | No, metal artist Ellen Durkan does not make swords
September 25, 2018, by Holly Quinn
You may have seen some of Durkan’s wearable metal art at this year’s Ladybug Festival, where she had a runway show at The Queen. For her next fashion showcase, she will be collaborating with artist Shannah Warwick, who creates wearable art made from nuno-felted wool. Their show, “Forged of Nature” will be the Delaware Contemporary’s annual fundraising event on Sept. 29 from 7–10 p.m.
Delaware Online | Help children envision a peaceful world
September 14, 2018, by Suzanne Cherrin
We very much need to have alternatives so that children can enjoy activities geared toward cooperation and peace. It’s good to know that many schools and community groups are promoting student activities toward building a better world.
One example is on display this Sunday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Delaware Contemporary art museum. I hope many people come out to show appreciation for the hundreds of works of art by Delaware youth, depicting their vision of a more peaceful world.
Chadds Ford Live | Mixed Media: Civil rights trifecta
September 7, 2018, by Caroline Roosevelt
First Friday is upon us which means receptions and openings galore. My suggestion is stopping by Delaware Contemporary as they create a fun, full spread around the event. Enjoy the two featured shows: Introduction to Fourth Dimensionalism by Timmy Graham and Studio Artists Caroline Chen and Brad Vanneman.
Art and Design E-News: All About Us: September/October 2018 | Aaron Terry joins UD Art and Design as Assistant Professor in Printmaking
August 28, 2018
As Aaron Terry's web site indicates, he "grew up as a kid with no electricity or running water in the woods of Upstate New York until fate brought his family to Philadelphia, where he grew into a young adult in the city of Brotherly Love. ... You can also see his work in person this fall. In a joint venture with the University of Delaware, The Delaware Contemporary is pleased to announce Syncopated Samizdat, a solo exhibition by Terry.
Broad Street Review | Delaware art scene: RH Gallery, Mezzanine Gallery, and the Delaware Contemporary
August 21, 2018, by Gail Obenreder
The Delaware Contemporary, a non-collecting museum with 26 artists’ studios, resides in a converted industrial building on Wilmington’s Riverfront. At any time, the venue hosts multiple shows by living artists from around the world. ... Its current major exhibition is The Figure: The Indicative and The Allusive, 29 works by 22 artists who approach the figure from wide-ranging perspectives. Not a show of portraits, this conceptual exhibition contains work that is allusive or indicative rather than literal — hence the title.
WEDL 101.7 FM | On The Town: Taco Fest, princesses, and brews
August 16, 2018, by Brianna Hansen
In honor of their 40th Anniversary, The Delaware Contemporary has given their staff a chance to show off their talents during the special exhibition On Madison: Showcasing Our Own, on display through October 27th.
In Wilmington: Arts & Entertainment | The Little Things
August 21, 2018, Newsletter
Artists from CA and FL are showcased IN the Delaware Contemporary's exhibit that challenges the "normal experience"...
by Marlene Goldman
Fine arts are represented along the Riverfront at The Delaware Contemporary, housed in what was once a railroad passenger car factory and featuring rotating exhibitions from local and international artists.
“The Delaware Contemporary can host scavenger hunts and events, and can do outside caterers,” Bittmann said.
The Unionville Times | Mixed Media: Local artists on display in Seattle, ‘Fusion’ comes to Del. Contemporary
July 26, 2018, by Caroline Roosevelt
The Delaware Contemporary introduced a new exhibition, “Fusion,” last week featuring work by Allen C. Smith and Connie Zehr. Check out the exhibit on its’ opening night, August 3rd, which coincides with the Wilmington Art Loop. Taking in this exhibit might elicit the feeling one might have upon being dumped into a sci-fi fantasy scape.
The Unionville Times | Summer arts schedule kicks into high gear locally
July 12, 2018, by Caroline Roosevelt
Art Collectors! Be sure to stop in for the Delaware Contemporary On Art: Collectors Talk this Wednesday, July 18th featuring Art Preservationist, Hugh Phibbs. Phibbs has given preservation workshops all over the world including such prestigious institutions as the Smithsonian and the Louvre, in Paris.The talk starts at 5:25pm.
Chadds Ford Live | Mixed Media: The art of conservation
June 20, 2018, by Caroline Roosevelt
The Delaware Contemporary welcomed a new exhibition on June 18 entitled: “The Future People: Creating Public Imagination” by Cameron and Rachael Van Dyke. Although the reception won’t occur until August 3rd, the exhibition is on display now. The husband and wife team (I love when this happens!) designed a bunch of futuristic multi-modal transportation items that question what is it to identify with certain space, and time. ...
WASHINGTONIAN | Five Easy Train Getaways From DC
June 20, 2018, by Joe Sugarman
Within walking distance: Wilmington’s revitalized riverfront features a 1.3-mile walk along the Christina River as well as museums, playhouses, restaurants, and the home of Minor League Baseball’s Wilmington Blue Rocks. Detour to the Delaware Contemporary (200 S. Madison St.; 302-656-6466) for modern art in an industrial setting, and dine at the lively Big Fish Grill (720 Justison St.; 302-652-3474), which seems to have just as many trophy fish suspended from its ceiling as it does on its menu.
American Art Collector | Indicative & Allusive
June 2018 Issue 152, by Rochelle Belsito
An exhibition exploring the enduring power of the figure is on view at Delaware Contemporary. One of the most classic subjects in art is the human figure. It is known intimately by artists and often studied in great detail...
Special to Delaware News Journal | Summer arts preview includes Winterthur's follies, concerts
May 31, 2018, by Gail Obenreder
If you find you can do only so many summer festivals or barbecues, try some of these great summertime arts offerings statewide.... Heating up. It’s busy this summer at the Delaware Contemporary, where “Guardians of the Image Makers” – also part of “Wilmington 1968” – continues until June 29. Through July 22, you can look at “Don’t Look for Me,” the mysterious paintings of Dominican American artist Kenny Rivero. One of the summer’s major exhibitions, “The Figure: The Indicative and the Allusive” remains on view through Aug. 26, showcasing the work of 22 contemporary American artists.
COMCAST NEWSMAKERS | THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY
May 21, 2018, Hosted by: Jill Horner Produced by: Freedom Newsmakers Team
with Jillian Decker, Development Manager
Jillian Decker, Development Manager for The Delaware Contemporary talks about events and activities for the spring season including the Soiree d'ete en Blanc, June 10th and the June Art Loop Garage Band Series. Recorded May 18, 2018.
WDEL | On The Town: The Force, song ladies, and pirates
May 3, 2018, by Brianna Hansen
Art Loop invades Wilmington this Friday, our top pick comes from The Delaware Contemporary where they’ve prepared a special May the 4th Be With You Star Wars-themed event which includes a Rolling Revolution Food Truck Battle.
The Unionville Times | Mixed Media: First Friday, suddenly summer edition
May 3, 2018, by Caroline Roosevelt
Delaware Contemporary will be unveiling four new shows during the Wilmington Art Loop, so be sure to take in their offerings this Friday. First, the exhibition “Don’t Look For Me,” featuring Kenny Rivero will be on display. This exhibition has an interactive quality leading up to it as the artist will be painting live in the Avery Draper Gallery where attendees will have the opportunity to meet him.
EIN PRESSWIRE | Artist Ola Rondiak: "Identity, Interrupted," an exhibition at the Ukrainian Institute of America, May 4-June 10, 2018
May 2, 2018, by John Varoli
Ola Rondiak: Identity, Interrupted “… Rondiak captures her own vision to broaden our grasp of human experience and resiliency to finding the freedom to live in a society that remembers its past,” writes Kathrine Page, Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art at The Delaware Contemporary. “In this respect, by commemorating the past, Rondiak’s creativity cuts the cloth of a new absolute beauty with a redemptive quality that clearly understands the important healing role of art and the psyche for future generations.”
MENAFN | Artist Ola Rondiak: Identity, Interrupted, an exhibition at the Ukrainian Institute of America, May 4-June 10, 2018
May 2, 2018, by John Varoli
Selected past solo exhibitions of Ola Rondiak's works include installations at RA Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), America House (Kyiv), Mystetskyi Arsenal (Kyiv), The Delaware Contemporary (Wilmington, DE), and Zorya Fine Arts (Greenwich, CT), among others. Raised within the Ukrainian-American community in northeast Ohio, Ms. Rondiak moved to Kyiv, Ukraine in 1995, where she currently lives and works.
COMCAST NEWSMAKERS | THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY
April 16, 2018, Hosted by: Jill Horner Produced by: Freedom Newsmakers Team
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.
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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