Alternatives Museum Shop
Featuring: McDaniel College Students
Feb 1 - March 25, 2011
Wilmington, Del. - 1 February 2011 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts features the jewelry program of McDaniel College (Westminster, MD) February 1 through March 25, 2011. An opening reception will be held Friday, February 4, 2011, 5 - 9 pm. The press is invited to attend.
About the Artists
Through the use of creative problem solving skills and personal characteristics of tenacity and patience, the students and staff of McDaniel College produce stunning works of wearable and functional art. Seven artists, composed of students, staff, and alumnae, present their art that has been inspired by historical objects, nature, art history, and culture.
About the Exhibition
The jewelry program at McDaniel College (a small liberal arts college in Westminster, MD) provides students with not only the skills needed to succeed in the jewelry studio, but also the skills needed to succeed in life. Through the instruction of Linda Van Hart (professor and creator of the jewelry program) students, alumnae, and staff have benefited from the abiding respect for and knowledge gained about the tools that they have used in Van Hart's classes.
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.