In collaboration with 4Youth Productions


In partnership with the Delaware Art Museum and contemporary painter Margaret Bowland, 4youth Productions created a series of photographic portraits with local middle school and high school students. The portraits were inspired by Bowland’s painting, White Fives, currently on view in the Delaware Art Museum’s exhibition Truth & Vision: 21st Century Realism. An installation of the portraits entitled Project Yourself will be on view January 15 – January 29, 2017, in the Museum’s orientation hallway in Fusco main entrance hall. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, January 15 between 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

4youth Productions’–an educational non-profit for underprivileged youth in grades K-10 in Wilmington, Delaware–selected nine students to create a portrait photography series. 4youth Productions teaches photography in combination with science and engineering and visited the Delaware Art Museum in December 2016 for a photography shoot where students worked alongside Bowland to complete their pieces. The artist merged her practice of painting and costuming her models with the students’ ideas of who they want to be.

“Each student selected colors that for theatrical paint and imagery and images and shapes were projected onto them and a backdrop before being photographed,” explains Bowland. “Each student’s choice reflected a part of who they are and how they would like the world to see them.”

4youth Productions’ students create and sell unique pieces of art in the program. All profits go towards a student college fund. For more information, visit

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Sponsored by Hasselblad and Mac Business Solutions (MBS), 4youth students photographed the portraits using a Hasselblad H6D-50c camera with the assistance of Hasselblad professional, Eric Peterson, and MBS representative Henry Martin. Support is provided 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

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, urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle, and a survey of American art from early 19th century through the present. Visitors can also enjoy the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden and a number of special exhibitions throughout the year.

The Delaware Art Museum is 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 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sundays 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

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Jessica Jenkins
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