FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release
Contact:
Sara Monserrat Teixido
Director of Marketing & Communications
steixido@thedcca.org
302-656-6466 x7110
Wilmington, Del. - 7 January 2011 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts announces its series of four FREE family programs for Winter/Spring 2011. Programs are being offered for the months of January, March, April, and May. Families with children of all ages are invited to take part in this fun-filled and educational  series of Sunday family programs.  Families will enjoy Guide-led tours of the galleries, scavenger hunts, and hands-on activities led by DCCA Teaching Artists. These programs are free to the public and no pre-registration is required. The press is invited to attend any of the program dates. Please contact Curator of Education, Jane Chesson at jchesson@thedcca.org or 302-656-6466 x 7101 with any direct inquiry regarding these programs. To view this information on the DCCA website go to: http://thedcca.org/content/free-family-programs.


DCCA Winter / Spring 2011 FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS

We Are Our Stuff
Sunday, January 16, 2011, Noon - 3 pm
Ages 4 and up, FREE

Have you ever wanted to exhibit your art in a DCCA gallery? Now is your chance to be part of an exhibition as it comes to life. Join DCCA exhibiting artist Jennilie Brewster in a participatory gallery installation of her exhibition We are our Stuff: Seeing from Above.


You & the Purple Crayon
Sunday, March 20, 2011, Noon - 3 pm
Ages 4 and up, FREE

Join us as we make your favorite books come to life through art! Inspired by beloved children's books including Harold & the Purple Crayon and Where the Wild things Are, children will participate in large-scale collaborative art-making as well as individual Teaching Artist-led activities.

Mapmaker Make Me a Map
Sunday, April 17, 2011, Noon - 3 pm
Ages 4 and up, FREE

Many contemporary artists look to street, aerial, and historical maps for inspiration. Join the DCCA as we use map images and projections to create our own place-inspired works of art! Work with a DCCA Teaching Artist to develop individual pieces as well a large-scale collaborative work of art.

Light it Up!
Sunday, May 22, 2011, Noon - 3 pm
Ages 4 and up, FREE

Inspired by Bonnie Crawford-Kotula's light installation, participants will work with a DCCA Teaching Artist to create small sculptures and bring them to life by illumination. Using light, projection, and shadow, these small art objects will become large-scale characters altering the space and exciting the mind.

Images from previous Free Family Programs




DCCA education programs are made possible, in part, by individual contributions and membersʼ support; and by major grants from AstraZeneca, Bank of America, the 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.  Additional support is provided by DuPont, the Gilliam Foundation, Target, and by Amtrak - Official Transportation Provider for the DCCA.

Special support for FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS is provided by the Wilmington Flower Market.


                                                                          
Docent-led Tours
To arrange Guide-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 integrates 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

302-656-6466
www.thedcca.org

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.

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CONTACT

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
steixido@thedcca.org

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