DELAWARE ART MUSEUM LAUNCHES COMMUNITY ORGANIZED EVENT SERIES

Connected Series invites the community to create art-inspired events at the Museum

WILMINGTON, DE

The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to announce the Connected Series, a recently launched program that features free art-inspired events produced by the community, for the community. The Connected Series encourages local businesses or groups of individuals to make creative connections to art through performances, workshops, tours and talks, films, demonstrations, and other innovative ideas at the Delaware Art Museum.

The 2016 Connected Series kicks off with a mosaic workshop by the Creative Vision Factory on February 25th. Other programs include a site-based performance by Ignite Dance Studio, a Hispanic arts festival by Pedro Escarcega of Voz Latina Magazine and Dream Art Studios, and a Shakespeare-inspired performance connecting the Delaware Shakespeare Festival’s A Comedy of Errors to themes in the Museum’s exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art.

“We are thrilled to work with community partners to develop art-inspired events at the Museum. It’s all about collaboration,” explains Saralyn Rosenfield, the Delaware Art Museum’s Director of Education. “This series strives to represent and serve the diverse, talented, and multifaceted communities in Delaware based on their needs, assets, and interests, allowing us to continue to fulfill our mission of connecting people to art, offering an inclusive and essential community resource.”

Additional Connected programs will include a screenplay writing workshop, interactive experiences, and more. For a full list of programs and details, visit delart.org. All events are free and open to the public.

“The Creative Vision Factory fosters the creative potential of individuals on the behavioral health spectrum through workshops and communal work spaces. It is a joy to realize this mission within the walls of the Delaware Art Museum,” says Michael Kalmbach, Director of the Creative Vision Factory. “Art connects and it is critical that Wilmington’s cultural assets work together to create a more inclusive city.”

Interested groups can apply to be part of the Connected Series at delart.org/programs-events/connected/ . Programs include, but are not limited to, performances, workshops, tours and talks, films, demonstrations, and more. Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the Museum’s collection and/or local arts and culture in their programs. Proposals for 2017 will be accepted starting fall 2016.

Upcoming Events

All Connected Series programs are free and open to the public. Some programs may require registration. Visit delart.org for details.

Antonio’s Peace Garden with the Creative Vision Factory
Thursday, February 25 | 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Led by the Creative Vision Factory, this collaborative, hands-on mosaic workshop will allow participants to learn about and create mosaics as part of a larger sculpture project for a community peace garden in Wilmington. The Creative Vision Factory provides individuals with behavioral health disorders an opportunity for self-expression, empowerment, and recovery through the arts.

Hispanic Heritage Fiesta with Pedro Escarcega of Voz Latina Magazine and Dream Art Studios
Sunday, April 17 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Voz Latina Magazine and Dream Art Studios will celebrate local Hispanic heritage and the Museum’s exhibition Our America through various performances, hands-on activities, and cultural connections.

Performing Arts with Ignite Dance Studio
Sunday, April 24 | 11:00 a.m. – Noon & 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Ignite Dance Studio will engage visitors with a site-based performance inspired by the themes of history, pop culture, and artistic experimentation featured in the Museum’s exhibition  Our America: The Latino Presence in American ArtThe Studio connects performing arts to people within the community while performing in less traditional environments.

Community Cornerstone with Delaware Shakespeare Festival
Saturday, May 21 | 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This Shakespeare-inspired performance connects the Delaware Shakespeare Festival’s (DSF) A Comedy of Errors to various aspects of the Latino experience in the Museum’s exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. DSF’s Community Cornerstone program fosters dialogue around themes that connect its summer production with modern life.

SPONSORS AND ORGANIZERS

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

ABOUT THE DELAWARE ART MUSEUM

Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of works by Wilmington native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, a major collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle. Visitors can also enjoy the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden and a number of special exhibitions throughout the year.

The Delaware Art Museum is located at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806. Open Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Friday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday: Closed. Admission fees are charged as follows: Adults (19-59) $12, Seniors (60+) $10, Students (with valid ID) $6, Youth (7-18) $6, and Children (6 and under) free. Admission fees are waived Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. thanks to support from generous individuals. For more information, call 302-571-9590 or 866-232-3714 (toll free), or visit the website at delart.org.

 

For more information, contact:

Jessica Jenkins
Manager of Marketing & Public Relations
jjenkins@delart.org
302.351.8558