PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Jul
11
Sat
Clay Printing with Mitch Lyons
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lyons, Mitch Untitled

Untitled, c. 1980s. Mitch Lyons (born 1938). Clay monoprint, 27 x 25 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 2012. © Mitch Lyons.

Guest artist Mitch Lyons will demonstrate this unique art form that combines printmaking with ceramic techniques using colored clay and slips. Get ready to use clay in a very different way! This workshop is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990. Mitch Lyons’ work will also be on display in the show.

All supplies provided. All levels. Preregistration required.

For more Studio Art Workshops and classes, click here.

Jul
16
Thu
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks

Discover the creative energy and trends of Wilmington’s artistic community during the 1970s and 1980s with gallery talks led by artists featured in Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990.

July 16: Photography with Terence Roberts, Flash Rosenberg, and Norma Calabro

August 20: Painting in the 1980s with Mary Page Evans, Robert Straight, and Stephen Tanis

September 17: Abstraction in Delaware with Margo Allman, Mitch Lyons, and Dr. James E. Newton

Jul
18
Sat
Dreamstreets: A Literary Reading
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dreamstreets was the seminal arts and literary journal of Wilmington from 1977 to 2001, publishing experimental poetry, fiction, and artwork by Bob Chartowich, John Hickey, Suzanne Michelle, Lew Bennett, Diane Wolf, e. jean lanyon, Steven Leech, and many others. This reading will feature several of the original Dreamstreets authors as well as Wilmington’s newest literary stars.  The Museum partnered with Steven Leech and local writer and artists to release the 51st issue of this groundbreaking publication. Click here to download.

This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Jul
23
Thu
Wilmington Film Festival with Geo. Stewart
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wilmington Film Festival with Geo. Stewart

Film was an important area of experimentation for Wilmington artists of the 1970s and 1980s. Hosted by noted Wilmington filmmaker Geo. Stewart, this one-night festival will screen classics of Wilmington avant-garde cinema, including Flash Rosenburg’s legendary Pulse of Desire, Courage by Mark Marquisee and Jerry Millstein, and Stewart’s own Thoth, which will feature live musical accompaniment by Paul Woznicki.

Aug
20
Thu
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks

Discover the creative energy and trends of Wilmington’s artistic community during the 1970s and 1980s with gallery talks led by artists featured in Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990.

July 16: Photography with Terence Roberts, Flash Rosenberg, and Norma Calabro

August 20: Painting in the 1980s with Mary Page Evans, Robert Straight, and Stephen Tanis

September 17: Abstraction in Delaware with Margo Allman, Mitch Lyons, and Dr. James E. Newton

Sep
17
Thu
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wilmington Artists Gallery Talks

Discover the creative energy and trends of Wilmington’s artistic community during the 1970s and 1980s with gallery talks led by artists featured in Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990.

July 16: Photography with Terence Roberts, Flash Rosenberg, and Norma Calabro

August 20: Painting in the 1980s with Mary Page Evans, Robert Straight, and Stephen Tanis

September 17: Abstraction in Delaware with Margo Allman, Mitch Lyons, and Dr. James E. Newton

Sep
18
Fri
Art is Social: Dream Streets Festival
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Art is Social: Dream Streets Festival

This after-hours event celebrates the last weeks of the exhibition Dream Streets. Join us for an outdoor festival featuring throwback hip-hop and breakdancing performances by Wilmington artists and musicians, including hip hop, soul, and house with DJ Scarfo. Plus, enjoy tasty libations, eats by local food trucks, live painting demonstrations by Terrance Vann, and more!

More information to be announced this summer. Check back later for details.