ON ART Conversations with the Artists features exhibiting artists, regional artists and curators. Be a part of the conversation and engage in lively discussions about current art trends and expressions. 

Every 3rd Wednesday 5:25 – 6:00 PM

ON ART Conversations will take place in the Wings Foundation Auditorium. 

2018 Schedule

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7/18: Collector's Talk with Hugh Phibbs

Learn about preserving your art collection! Hugh Phibbs has studied and worked in paper preservation for almost four decades as a commercial framer in Washington, DC and in the Conservation Division of the National Gallery of Art. While at the Gallery, he developed hinge-free support systems and sealed enclosure packages. He has given preservation workshops for several, notable institutions such as the Smithsonian, the American Institute of Conservation, the Professional Picture Framers Association, the conservation programs at Winterthur, the Institut National du Patromoine, Paris, and a number of
museums and libraries including: The Louvre, The Hermitage, The British Library, The Getty, The Metropolitan and MoMA in New York, and The Library of Congress.

Since retiring from the Gallery, he has continued developing and testing housing designs, while teaching and writing for Picture Framing Magazine. He has also served as a consultant to Tru Vue, a division of Viracon and assists Crescent Cardboard Corporation. Hugh Phibbs received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and an MFA in painting from The University of Michigan.


9/19: Margaret Winslow

Learn more about the 1968 Wilmington collaboration efforts involved with the Guardians of the Image Makers exhibition and the programming at the Delaware Art Museum with Margaret Winslow, the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum. Margaret has curated for the Neuberger Museum of Art and The Delaware Contemporary and has assisted with exhibits for the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Recent exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum include Truth & Vision: 21st Century RealismDream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990, and Retro-Active: Performance Art from 1964–1987. In 2010, she attended Independent Curators International’s Curatorial Intensive in New York and in 2015, she served as juror for Art of the State: Pennsylvania at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Public presentations include talks at the Beijing American Center in China, the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, College Art Association, and the University of Delaware. Margaret holds a BA in Art History from the University of Mary Washington and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art, Theory, and Criticism from SUNY Purchase College.


10/10: The Future People Closing Event

Meet husband and wife team Cameron and Rachael Van Dyke and discuss their fascinating exhibition, The Future People. They have surfaced as artists who push the boundaries of transportation, housing, and consumption with projects that explore "what it means to be citizens of a specific place and time, and seek the freedom to uncover sustainable systems." Their "Future Cycles" project incorporates the art of design and technology with innovative vehicles, short films, and public displays to spark imagination beyond standard conventions that reduce the carbon footprint. 


11/28: Timmy Graham

Philadelphia-based artist Timmy Graham discusses his approach to fourth dimensionalism through color as he fuses math and science with art in his massive oil paintings. Inspired by the theory of relativity, color relates to measured distances on the electromagnetic spectrum as every brushstroke becomes an individual plane. "All colors in a spectrum when encountered by light produce their own wavelength... Therefore all colors are spatial elements and distinct in their own right."


Support for our Wednesday programming is generously provided by Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc.