Press Release
Sara Monserrat Teixido
Director of Marketing & Communications
302-656-6466 x7110

Jennifer Atkins Lisa at Alternatives Museum Shop


Alternatives Museum Shop at the DCCA October 15 through December 29, 2010


Wilmington, Del. - 11 October 2010 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts features jewelry artist Jennifer Atkins Lisa (South China, ME), October 15 through December 29, 2010.  An opening reception will be held Friday, November 5, 2010, 5 - 9 pm. The press is invited to attend the Feature opening during the Art on the Town reception from 5 to 9 pm on Friday, November 5, 2010. 

About the Exhibition

The Alternatives Museum Shop at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts features jewelry artist Jennifer Atkins Lisa (South China, ME). Jennifer creates vintage-inspired jewelry that reflects her interest in her family's needlecraft traditions. Using buttons that she has collected from several generations of seamstresses, she treats them as if they were precious stones, setting them within her intricate designs. "I like to think that each button has a story to tell of its own." Her Vintage collection not only explores her family roots but also celebrates her adoration for heirlooms, attic treasures, repurposing, and well-crafted jewelry.

About the Artist
Jennifer Atkins Lisa (South China, ME) is the owner, designer, and jeweler for Quench Metalworks. She earned her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. Before returning to Maine to begin her first jewelry collection, she went on to work for several contemporary jewelers throughout Southern New England.

About Alternatives Museum Shop
Alternatives Museum Shop at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA) is an eclectic retail gallery featuring an assortment of fine art jewelry, dazzling glass, artfully designed wooden objects, innovative ceramic vessels, hand-printed and bound papers and books, and a variety of wearable fibers for men and women of all ages. Alternatives Museum Shop was the recent recipient of NICHE Magazine's 2009 Best Museum Store.
Works by regional and national artisans make up the collection of functional and decorative handmade items that have been individually selected for quality and innovative design as well as each artist's contemporary approach to his/her craft.  Each artist-made item is either a one-of-a-kind or limited production item.  In addition to its core artists, the shop is an ever-evolving space that is enhanced by regular featured artist shows, national juried exhibitions, and curated work by top-level collegiate programs highlighting a variety of craft mediums. Visit the Alternatives Museum Shop page on the DCCA website at:
Docent-led Tours
To arrange docent-led tours for DCCA exhibitions, contact the Education Department at 302-656-6466 x7101.

About the DCCA
The DCCA, a non-collecting art museum founded in 1979, presents between 20 - 30 exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists that explore topical issues in contemporary art and society, as well as symposia, lectures and tours. The DCCA provides individual studios to more than 25 artists, who also exhibit regularly within its galleries and throughout the region. The DCCA presents a variety of educational and outreach programs, including programs that integrate contemporary arts into the public school curriculum, and artists' residencies that feature collaboration with underserved community groups. The center is housed in a renovated industrial building at 200 South Madison St. in the heart of the rejuvenated Wilmington Riverfront.

DCCA gallery hours are:
10 am - 5 pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Noon - 5 pm Wednesday and Sunday
Admission is FREE


The DCCA is wheelchair-accessible.  Visitors with special needs are encouraged to call in advance.

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.


Sara Monserrat Teixido
Director of Marketing and Communications
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

302-656-6466 x7110

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