Ken Mabrey, They All Did Their Bit, 2010, Oil on canvas

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
September - October 2010 Newsletter
In this issue....
A Message from the Director
small art / BIG AUCTION
Congratulations!
EXHIBITIONS
Arts and Business
ART SALAD Thursdays!
TRIPS
Children's Art Classes and Workshops
Free Family Programs
Adult Lectures - FREE
Art on the Town
Artist Opportunities
New Members
A Message from the Director

Dear friends,

September is always an exciting time for life-long learners like us as we find out about the offerings at our favorite cultural institutions.  I'm sure that you will agree that we have an extremely stimulating (and fun) assortment of activities this fall.  From illuminating exhibitions and artist lectures to unique bus tours, from innovative classes for kids to fun-filled fundraising parties, we have all the bases covered for an artful fall!

You can read about September/October activities in brief below, view our program guide by clicking the link on the homepage of our website, or, if you're a DCCA member (and we hope you are, so that you can take advantage of all of our wonderful discounts), you will be receiving a copy of our program guide in the mail in the next few days.  Here is a link to the program guide pdf.

As always, despite the sagging economy, we pledge to keep our doors open admission-free and to continue to offer you the finest in contemporary art exhibitions and programs.  You can help us by buying your ticket to Small Art/Big Auction early and by contributing to our Annual Fund before you get our end-of-year appeal letter!  As you know, steady cash flow is critical in these trying times and every dollar counts!

Thank you for being a friend of the DCCA. Your continuing participation in our programs and events is why we are here for you!

Sincerely,

Maxine Gaiber
Executive Director

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Saturday, October 23, 2010
8 - 11 pm

GET YOUR TICKETS!

Member discount pricing ends October 15, 2010!
  • Small format 8" x 10" art works for $100 each.
  • Great live auction with exotic destinations and more!
  • Music by Philadelphia's DJ Frosty · Dancing
  • Delectable fare from eight area restaurants and caterers. 
Learn More!

Buy your tickets now!  Ticket levels and benefits are listed on our payment page. 

Proceeds from this event will benefit DCCA's education programs and exhibitions
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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

       Stella Artois

AAA Mid-Atlantic - Aloysius Butler & Clark - Green Dreams Landscaping, Inc.
You've Been Framed

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CONGRATULATIONS!


DCCA Board Member Bill Shea will be honored with a 2010 Governor's Awards for the Arts on Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover.  Learn more!




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The DCCA would like to recognize these DCCA affiliated artists for receiving

2010 Individual Artist Fellowships from the Delaware Division of the Arts.


Hunter Clarke - Emerging Artist
Visual Arts: Painting


Michael Kalmbach - Established Professional
Visual Arts: Painting


Felise Luchansky - Emerging Artist
Visual Arts: Work on Paper


Ashley John Pigford - Established Professional

Visual Arts: Sculpture



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SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2010 EXHIBITIONS






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5th ANNUAL ARTS AND BUSINESS COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Guest Speaker Arkadi Kuhlmann
Chair and President of ING DIRECT USA

What Business Can Learn from the Arts

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
6 - 8 pm

Learn More!

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ART SALAD MOVES TO THURSDAY! 

Fall 2010
Thursdays, September 30 - December 9
12 noon - 1 pm


Art Salad is a free lunchtime lecture series that features multi-point perspectives into the world of contemporary art from artists, historians, educators, and curators. Bring your own lunch or arrive by 11:45 am to place an order for delivery from Cosi®.

September 30 - Curator of Special Projects J. Susan Isaacs, Ph.D., will discuss James Brantley's land and cityscapes featured in the DCCA exhibition Tranquility.


Click here to view full FALL 2010 ART SALAD Schedule.
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TRIPS








DCCA's Fall 2010 Travel opportunities!  Learn More!

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CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS FALL 2010

New Ideas, New Art!
Saturdays (8 classes)
October 2 - November 20
10 am - Noon

Ages 4 - 7

All About Me - ONE DAY WORKSHOP!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
1 - 4 pm

Ages 8 - 13

LEARN MORE!
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DCCA's FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS FALL 2010

Ordinary to Extraordinary!
Sunday, October 17
Noon - 3 pm

Ages 4 and up, FREE

A Trip Through Time
Sunday, November 21
Noon - 3 pm

Ages 4 and up, FREE

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ADULT LECTURES - FREE!

Artist David Mabb of England in front of his installation
The Morris Kitsch Archive.
David Mabb speaks about
The Morris Kitsch Archive

Sunday, October 10, 2010
2 PM
FREE

Learn More!


Kendall Messick &
The Projectionist

Sunday, November 7, 2010
2 PM
FREE

Learn More!

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Art on the Town      
                                 
Friday, September 10**
**Held on second Friday of the month due to Labor Day holiday.
5 - 9 pm

Opening for In Canon: Guest Curator Margaret Winslow with Jane Irish and René Treviño, Tricia McLaughlin, Susan Myers, and DCCA Studio Artists Greg Barkley and Ken Mabrey.

Friday, October 1
5 - 11 pm EXTENDED HOURS

  • re:fresh Art on the Town after party @ the DCCA
  • Informal Gallery talk with James Brantley regarding his exhibitionTranquility.
  • DCCA Hosts Fringe Festival.  Tickets to be purchased from City of Wilmington.
  • DCCA Website launch party!
View full Art on the Town schedule here. 
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ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES

Visit our website for a list of upcoming artist call for entry opportunities.

http://www.thedcca.org/opportunities.html
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DCCA guests enjoy an informal gallery talk with Philadelphia artist James Brantley.
NEW MEMBERS
JULY / AUGUST 2010

Nancy Agati - Juan Anthony Alba & Steven D'Amato - Michael F. Ananian - David J. Armacost - Jeanne R. Beck - Maryellen Bennett - James Brantley - Todd Breitling - William Bretzger - Ellie Brown - Sandra Brown - Mr. Yakime Brown - Susan Marie Brundage - Carol & Curtis Clapham - Annette DeFeo - Tim & Kelly DeHaan - Thomas Del Porte - Kenny W. Delio - Steven M. Dobbin - Laure Drogoul - Benjamin S. Duke - Matthew E. Fishel - Mary Anne Fontana - Phil Gleason - Joan & Edward Grozalis - Frances E. Hager - Emily G. Hermant - Jang soon Im - Mark Isaac - Dean A. Kessmann - Judith Kornett - Mr. Prawat Laucharoen - Nicole A. Lenzi - Niles Lewandowski - Miranda A. Maher - Mr. Kendall Messick - Richard H. Metz - Meagan Mika & Victor Green - Marie Moore & family - Rebecca Murtaugh - Yoonmi Nam & Eric L. Conrad - Marla & Thomas Norton - Mark L. Pack - Mr. Jino Park - Steven R. Pearson - Orlando Pelliccia - Ben Pranger - Michael C. Radyk - Sue Reno - Ivan Riascos - Porter & Laurisa Schutt and family - Robert B. Sibbison - Pamela & Brian Simon - Karin E. Snoots - Justin Snow - Mr. D. B. Stovall - Ann Tolman - Ms. Joanie Turbek - Rita Turner & Robert Grayson - Stacia & Brent Turpin - Anthony Williams & Hollis Thomases Williams - Nancy O'D. Wilson - Caroline Winslow

Check out our Members' Discount Program!  bwlogo


Featured Member Discount!

THE ALUMINUM SHOW at the DuPont Theatre

Friday, Jan 14 - Sunday, Jan 15

Fr/Sa at 8 pm, Sa/Su at 2 pm

Tickets start at $45


DCCA MEMBERS RECEIVE A $5 DISCOUNT
Call 302-594-3111 and mention this article


The DuPont Theatre. Usually known as Delaware's Broadway Experience, not Delaware's Experimental Contemporary Experience, right? THE ALUMINUM SHOW is Broadway taking a chance. It is in the performance art genre of STOMP and BLUE MAN GROUP, but is itself nothing like them. THE ALUMINUM SHOW is a new performance combining movement, dance and visual theater unique to the stage. READ MORE....


Not a member?  Join now!

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Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10 - 5
Wed & Sun: 12 - 5
(closed Mondays)

Admission: FREE

phone: 302-656-6466
www.thedcca.org

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DCCA exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, through individual contributions; membersʼ support; major grants from AstraZeneca, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts; and by Amtrak - Official Transportation Provider for the DCCA.
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