PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Dec
14
Sat
Winter Arts Festival
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the season at the Museum during this family-friendly two-day event! Shop for holiday gifts from 20 regional artisans, listen to festive music performed by local choirs, and enjoy the Museum’s seasonal decorations. Winter-themed art projects will be available for children and their families and snacks and beverages will be for sale from Toscana in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The Museum Store will offer Member specials throughout the weekend. Cash bar.

Friday, December 13 | Noon – 8 pm
Saturday, December 14 | 10 am – 4 pm

Performances

Friday, 12/13/2019
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Talley Middle School
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. TBD
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Concord High School
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Salesianum/Ursuline
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Yuletide Singers
Saturday, 12/14/2019
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Cab Calloway
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. St. Edmond’s Academy
12:30 p.m.- 1:15 p.m. Newark Charter School
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Padua Academy

Artisans


Irina’s Original
Fiber Arts

Irina specializes in Nuno Felting shawls and scarves.  Nuno is similar to painting or sculpting but with merino wool on hand dyed silk. Her freeform crocheted vests and sweaters are original designs, not from patterns, and her technique is considered the one of the most difficult in crocheting and knitting. irinasoriginals.com

Anna Biggs Designs
Hand Carved Jewelry

Anna hand carves each silver and gold piece in her jewelry line using the lost wax process.  A graduate of both The Rhode Island School of Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology, she incorporates her love of nature and architecture into her unique sculptures. Annabiggsdesigns.com

John A. Styer, The Lathe-meister
Turned Wood Heirlooms

John creates his lathe-turned heirlooms using local wood species as well as exotics from throughout the world. From Brazilian Rosewood to English Walnut, and from Cherry Burls to Poison Ivy vines, he brings the most visually appealing aspects of the wood to the surface by applying a sharp tool while it is rapidly spinning, creating myriad designs.  His works range from aesthetically utilitarian to purely artistic. lathe-meister.com

Nancy Butler of Alley Cat Jewelry Studios
Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry

A lifelong Delaware artist, Nancy designs and handcrafts one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry. She searches the country for unusual high quality beads for her necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. When designing jewelry, Nancy allows each piece to develop naturally, taking inspiration from the beads themselves. Her work features semi-precious stones, pearls, crystal, lamp-work, and Czech glass with accents and findings made of sterling silver, vermeil, copper, base metal, and lead-free pewter. alleycatjewelrystudios.com

Mary Jardin Wimberly
Watercolor

Enjoy the stories Mary tells through watercolor! Mary creates in three styles of watercolor paintings: realistic (beloved animals), colorful washes (spirit animals), and whimsical illustrations. Her work includes framed originals, prints, note and holiday cards and oracle decks. marytaleartworks.com

Deborah Flanagan Jewelry
Jewelry

Deborah’s designs are classic, modern and minimalistic. Each piece is personally handcrafted and therefore unique. She is inspired by geometric shapes and their relationships to one another. Many of her pieces are hammered which creates facets to reflect light causing a sparkling affect. Working directly with metal, she fabricates her pieces from sterling silver wire or sheet metal. Using hammers, saws, heat and drills, she coaxes the metal into delicate pieces for adornment.  She is very conscious of how her designs will be worn and enjoyed by her customers. dfjewelry.etsy.com

Annette Maazaoi of East Coast Sweets
Hand-crafted Chocolates

East Coast Sweets specializes in hand crafted gift-able boxes of fine chocolates and confections.

Lara Ginzburg
Art Jewelry

Lara’s work, including articles she has written on jewelry making, appears in numerous publications and is exhibited nationally in galleries and art shows.  The ancient art of enameling dates back to the Hellenistic Era.  Lara uses this historic medium to create unique pieces. Her jewelry is a reflection of her inner vision inspired by her love of life, nature, the ancient world, and her travels to places near and far. Handcrafted in sterling silver and high carat gold, her heirloom quality jewelry is unique, affordable and comfortable to wear. Her jewelry continuously interacts with its wearer, expressing its owner’s sense of beauty. Laraginzburg.com

Linda Majewski
Hand-painted paper plant arrangements

Linda is a self-taught artist working primarily in paper.  Her current focus is creating hand-painted paper plants for use in arrangements, wreaths, vertical gardens, and hanging art.  Her plants are her personal designs and constructed completely by hand. Paperhomeandgarden.com

Kara Hinson
Watercolor

Kara is a fine artist based in New Castle, Delaware. She has always been inspired by art, and inspired to create. She graduated from West Chester University with a minor in Studio Arts. For most of her life, art was mainly a hobby until she began commissioning drawings for friends. She typically incorporate themes of nature and surrealism when creating portraits in vivid watercolors – celebrating beauty, and playing with fantasy. Currently, she works mainly in watercolor, but she is always learning and growing… karahinson.com

Arcus by Joy Smoker-Liedel
Handmade Jewelry

Covetable. Modern. Treasures. Arcus specializes in modern, one-of-a-kind fine jewelry pieces that are carefully hand-crafted from precious & semi-precious gemstones and recycled metals. Arcus’ goal is for every piece to be a reflection of the wearer’s aesthetic, last forever and be-passed-down through generations. They especially love seeing their pieces mixed with family heirloom jewelry for an updated modern twist that is meaningful to the wearer. etsy.com/shop/arcusatelier

Robert Jenkins
Watercolor and Pencil

Robert is an award winning artist from Chester County, PA.  His watercolor paintings capture the beauty of the sublime, and have been featured throughout the country. His three dimensional insect paintings amplify the details that are neglected in a two dimensional image. rjenkinsart.com

Angela Colasanti of VIELA Jewelry
Sterling Silver Jewelry

Drawing on her love of delicate objects from land and sea, Angela designs and handcrafts jewelry.  Her work accentuates the intrinsic beauty, grace, and elegance of its inspirational components and utilizes the interplay of form, texture, contrast, shape and asymmetry to attain visual harmony. Often, you can see traces of walking trails or beachcombings in Angela’s jewelry. vielajewelry.com

Handmade Modern Accessories
Metal & Clay Jewelry, Alpaca Blend Knits, Cotton Sewn Goods

Handmade Modern Accessories is a collection of personal and home accessories using traditional crafting techniques with a contemporary point of view.

Taste Artisanal Market
Artisanal Spreads, Honeys, and Chutneys

Taste started out as a small, specialty store and cheese shop in Newark.  Customers loved their spreads and cheese. Their spreads, honeys, and chutneys are now in specialty stores, restaurants, and homes throughout the area and the east coast.  They continue to be inspired by cultures from around the world and create new, delicious, and imaginative products for you to enjoy. tasteartisanalmarket.com

Debbie Hegedus
Clay Pottery and Sculpture

Debbie is a painter and sculptor. Her work will include smaller figurative sculptures of clay that sing to the beauty and fragility of the forests, waters and creatures with whom we share our precious world. Debbie will also have her hand formed and painted one-of-a-kind “art for the table” dishes, bowls and more…

Heather Ossandon, HEOS Ceramics
Ceramics

Ceramics – Focusing on functional pottery, HEOS spotlights traditional practices through creating everyday objects for the home and kitchen. Each piece in the collection is handmade, decorated, and made to-be-used and enjoyed. heosceramics.com

Dec
15
Sun
Performance: Cartoon Christmas Trio with special guest the Wilmington Children’s Chorus
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays with the return of the Cartoon Christmas Trio to Delaware Art Museum! Assembled in 1995 by bassist Rob Swanson, the trio’s sole focus is compositions from classic Christmas cartoons—particularly the music of Vince Guaraldi, composer of the “Peanuts” soundtracks. The Cartoon Christmas Trio has made live appearances on NBC, ABC, and NPR, and comes back to the Museum to wow audiences with yuletide nostalgia.

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.

All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

Dec
21
Sat
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk

On the first day of winter, take a break from your holiday shopping with a peaceful afternoon labyrinth walk. Free, donations accepted.

Performance: Cartoon Christmas Trio with special guest the Tatnall Lower School Children’s Choir
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays with the return of the Cartoon Christmas Trio to Delaware Art Museum! Assembled in 1995 by bassist Rob Swanson, the trio’s sole focus is compositions from classic Christmas cartoons—particularly the music of Vince Guaraldi, composer of the “Peanuts” soundtracks. The Cartoon Christmas Trio has made live appearances on NBC, ABC, and NPR, and comes back to the Museum to wow audiences with yuletide nostalgia.

ABOUT THE 2018 PERFORMANCE SERIES

The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.

All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

Jan
10
Fri
Artini
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

Unwind on a Friday night sipping an adult beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop students will complete a work of art inspired by Museum exhibitions.

Instructor: Amanda Kamen.
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: November

Jan
11
Sat
Portrait Photography Workshop
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Portrait Photography Workshop

Create portrait photographs inspired by Posing Beauty. Learn about studio lighting, background, props, and posing.

Jan
18
Sat
Quarterly Open Studio and Critique
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Quarterly Open Studio and Critique

Instructor: Roe Murray

Jan
20
Mon
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service 2020
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service 2020

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through art and service in partnership with One Village Alliance and Raising Kings.

Portrait Photography
Monday, January 20 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

During the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, add your portrait to a wall of photographs of our community. To complement the exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture, we are filling a wall of our entryway with portraits of our community members. 100 frames will slowly fill with photographs of locals, to add dimension to the portraits in the special exhibition itself. We’d love to include your  portrait. Register to have your photograph taken by Joe McFetridge on  January 20. Participants will receive a digital and print copy once the photographs come off the walls in spring 2020. Free.

Portrait Photography
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Portrait Photography

To complement the exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture, we are filling a wall of our entryway with portraits of our community members. 100 frames will slowly fill with photographs of locals, to add dimension to the portraits in the special exhibition itself. We’d love to include your  portrait. Register to have your photograph taken by Joe McFetridge on January 20. Participants will receive a digital and print copy once the photographs come off the walls in spring 2020.

Jan
23
Thu
Performance – The Black Iris Project: A Mother’s Rite
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A Mother’s Rite is a new contemporary ballet that tells a story that has become painfully common; how a Black mother copes with the loss of her child to a racially-motivated murder.” Performance will be followed a panel discussion.

This engagement of Black Iris Project is made possible through the Special Presenter Initiatives program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts. 

Feb
13
Thu
Performance: Joel Ross Good Vibes
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm

“…Ross’ precocious creativity, facility, and confidence were downright shocking. His style is so unique and developed that it changed my image of the vibraphone itself. Though his musicality [shone] through brightly, I was most impressed by the revolutionary way in which he approached the physicality of the instrument, reworking classic limitations as creative allowances.”

Chicago native Joel Ross has performed with historic and seasoned artists – Herbie Hancock, Louis Hayes, Christian McBride, and Stefon Harris – as well as with cutting-edge contemporaries like Ambrose Akinmusire, Gerald Clayton, and Marquis Hill. Twice selected as a Thelonious Monk Institute National All-Star and a 2013 YoungArts Jazz Finalist – he’s also had the opportunity to perform at the Brubeck, Monterey, Seattle, and Chicago Jazz Festivals -and- at internationally-celebrated venues like Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York, SF Jazz in San Francisco, and Club Vibrato in Los Angeles.

Playing the drum kit as early as three years of age, Ross learned other percussion instruments & approaches beginning in grade five, in his tenth year. When starting his work on Vibes, he engaged both classical and jazz works, and did so throughout high school. In his last year there, Ross also began playing the piano in a more serious way.

Ross recently completed a two-year fellowship with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet in California. Winning first place at the 2016 BIAMP PDX Jazz Festival ‘Jazz Forward’ Competition, he was also a winner of the Keep an Eye International Jazz Award, in Amsterdam. A fitting addition to the Marquis Hill Blacktet – before their 2016 European tour – Ross has just recorded his own debut album “Good Vibes,” to be released in August. He will be performing, also, with his newly minted Joel Ross’ Good Vibes ensemble.

 

Joel Ross Good Vibes at Smalls Jazz Club, New York 2017 from Beaver on the Beats on Vimeo.

Feb
14
Fri
Artini
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

Unwind on a Friday night sipping an adult beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop students will complete a work of art inspired by Museum exhibitions.

Instructor: Amanda Kamen.
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: November

Feb
22
Sat
Landscape Painting from Photographs in Gouache (2-day workshop)
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Landscape Painting from Photographs in Gouache (2-day workshop)

Instructor: Charley Parker

Feb
23
Sun
Inside Look
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around Angela Fraleigh’s paintings, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Olivia Armandroff.

Feb
28
Fri
Inside Look
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm
Inside Look

Join us for an inside look and in-depth dialogue around Angela Fraleigh’s paintings, led by University of Delaware Art History graduate student Olivia Armandroff.

Feb
29
Sat
Landscape Painting from Photographs in Gouache (2-day workshop)
Feb 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Landscape Painting from Photographs in Gouache (2-day workshop)

Instructor: Charley Parker

Mar
7
Sat
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Beautiful Bowls Workshop
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Beautiful Bowls Workshop

Instructor: Carole Fox

Mar
8
Sun
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Solarplate Etching (2-day workshop)

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown

Mar
12
Thu
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet – Continental Bridges
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet - Continental Bridges @ Delaware Art Museum

With the Museum’s beautiful Chihuly Bridge overhead, Pyxis turns to music that spans time and geography and links composers to their homeland. Joaquín Turina’s Piano Trio is filled with the fire of Spain, and Zoltán Kodály’s Intermezzo draws on his beloved Hungarian folk tunes. The evening’s major work is Dvořák’s justly famous and masterful Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major.

At 7:30 p.m., a Museum curator will present a 15-minute pre-concert talk. You are also welcome to arrive early for dinner and light fare in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The concert begin at 8:00 and will feature complimentary desserts and coffee at intermission.

Season tickets are $90 for Museum Members, $105 for Non-Members, and $75 for students with a valid ID.
Individual tickets are $30 for Museum Members, $35 for Non-Members, and $25 for students.

About Pyxis Piano Quartet

Pyxis Piano Quartet performs chamber concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet.

Compelling, engaging and informative, the vibrant performances of Pyxis Piano Quartet have become increasingly sought after in the mid-Atlantic region. The Philadelphia Inquirer has described Pyxis as “excellent,” and Christine Facciolo (deartsinfo.com) stated in a recent review “balance, ensemble, superb intonation and sensitive interpretation characterized this performance.”

Learn more.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.

All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.

Mar
13
Fri
Artini
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artini

Unwind on a Friday night sipping an adult beverage and getting in touch with your creative side. In this laid-back workshop students will complete a work of art inspired by Museum exhibitions.

Instructor: Amanda Kamen.
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Register: November

Mar
14
Sat
Abstract and Expressionistic Painting Techniques
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Abstract and Expressionistic Painting Techniques

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Eo Omwake

Cold Porcelain Workshop
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cold Porcelain Workshop

(30-minute lunch break)
Instructor: Angela Fraleigh

Apr
3
Fri
Step Afrika! | Drumfolk
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm
Step Afrika! | Drumfolk @ The Grand Opera House

: Back by Popular demand, Step Afrika! returns to Wilmington with its blend of the percussive tradition of stepping with African and contemporary dance. The Company’s newest creation, Drumfolk, inspired by the Stono Rebellion of 1739, explores this little-known event in American history that forever transformed African-American life and culture. When Africans lost the right to use their drums, their rhythms found their way into the body of the people, the Drumfolk. New percussive forms took root leading to the development of some of our country’s most distinct performance traditions like the ring shout, tap, and stepping.

Apr
30
Thu
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet – Epic Divas
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm
Performance: Pyxis Piano Quartet - Epic Divas @ Delaware Art Museum

Inspired by the storied careers of painter Margo Allman and sculptor Helen Mason—whose work will be on view in the Museum—Pyxis will present a vibrant program of works that includes Australian composer Matthew Hindson’s aptly titled 2012 piano quartet Epic Diva!

At 7:30 p.m., a Museum curator will present a 15-minute pre-concert talk. You are also welcome to arrive early for dinner and light fare in the Museum’s Thronson Café. The concert begin at 8:00 and will feature complimentary desserts and coffee at intermission.

Season tickets are $90 for Museum Members, $105 for Non-Members, and $75 for students with a valid ID.
Individual tickets are $30 for Museum Members, $35 for Non-Members, and $25 for students.

About Pyxis Piano Quartet

Pyxis Piano Quartet performs chamber concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet.

Compelling, engaging and informative, the vibrant performances of Pyxis Piano Quartet have become increasingly sought after in the mid-Atlantic region. The Philadelphia Inquirer has described Pyxis as “excellent,” and Christine Facciolo (deartsinfo.com) stated in a recent review “balance, ensemble, superb intonation and sensitive interpretation characterized this performance.”

Learn more.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE SERIES

The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.

All ticket purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued.

Learn more.