Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
September/October 2011 Newsletter
A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
What a great time to be involved with the arts in Delaware! Despite the continuing difficult economic climate, the arts in Delaware have never been more alive and are flourishing. We are fortunate, indeed, to be located in a state that is so sympathetic to the arts. While many states have seen their Arts Council budgets shrink to nothing, the creative folks at the Delaware Division of the Arts continue to be a strong contributor to arts venues large and small. Governor Markell is an eloquent spokesperson for how "gray" life would be without the arts and he and Mrs. Markell have graciously agreed to serve as the honorary chairs of SABA2, our major fundraiser of the year on October 29th.
There is a new spirit of cooperation and collaboration in the air among arts organizations that is truly inspiring. I'm honored to be the first board president of the Delaware Arts Alliance, a recently established statewide arts advocacy group with more than 70 participating arts organizations from every county, and the InWilmington campaign is a wonderful public/private collaboration that is bringing new visibility to the arts in the area.
On an institutional level, I am delighted to report that the DCCA closed its fiscal year on July 31 "in the black" thanks to each and every one of you! We had 1,448 gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies that helped make this possible. Thanks to your generosity, we are continuing to offer a stellar array of exhibitions and programs in our striking facility and offer outreach programs to schools and community organizations.
Come celebrate our good fortune at SABA2 on October 29. Come in costume or come as you are, and join us for a rollicking good time as we celebrate creativity and the arts.
|Fall 2011 EXHIBITIONS |
|FLUID: 75th American Abstract Artists Anniversary Exhibition thru January 21, 2012 |
ART SALAD FALL 2011
Thursdays Noon - 1 pm
September 29 - December 8
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®.
View the complete Art Salad schedule here. ________________________________________________________________
|BUS TRIP with Curator Maiza Hixson
Jayson Musson, Philadelphia Hennessy Youngman & Nathaniel Snerpus Present: The Grand Manner at PAFA
Philadelphia: Private and Public
Saturday, November 5, 2011
9 am - 5 pm
Enjoy a Rittenhouse Square private collection of contemporary crafts, lunch at the "cool and cushy" Devon Seafood Grill, gallery tours of Here and Hennessy Youngman & Nathaniel Snerpus Present: The Grand Manner with Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Curator of Contemporary Art Julien Robson, and visits to artists working/living spaces with DCCA Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art Maiza Hixson.
Contact Ashlee Lukoff Director of Special Events at
302.656.6466 x7111 or email@example.com
to reserve your seat now! RSVP by Oct. 21.
|ART ON THE TOWN
October 7 - Extended Loop
5 - 11 pm
- Gallery Talks 6:30 pm
- 8 pm - Auditorium
Announcement of the Gretchen Hupfel Prize for Contemporary Art presented to a participating artist in the MFA Biennial: Masters of the Visual Universe.
- Re:fresh Art on the Town After Party 9 -11 pm
5 - 9 pm
- 5 pm - Auditorium - Members' Exclusive Event: Q & A with Gretchen Hupfel Curator Maiza Hixson and Curator of Not So Distant Memory, Boshko Boskovic, NYC
- Gallery Talks 6:30 pm
View full Art on the Town schedule here.
Did you know that the Art Loop buses leave from the DCCA parking lot starting at 5:45? The bus now runs on a continuous loop! Park at the DCCA and see all there is to see on the Wilmington Art Loop!
Learn more on the City of Wilmington Website: http://www.wilmingtonde.gov/visitors/artloop.
ADULT LECTURE SERIES: FALL 2011 SEMINAR
FALL SEMINAR: Issues in Contemporary Art
Tuesdays, October 11 - November 1
5:30 - 7 pm
Lecturers Maiza Hixson, DCCA Curator of Contemporary Art, Maxine Gaiber, DCCA Director, and J. Susan Isaacs, Ph.D., Curator of Special Projects, will lecture on topics ranging from the validity of MFA arts training in today's art world, the motivations behind large-scale thematic group exhibitions, or what is performance art, and the diminishing distinctions between fine art and craft.
Click to learn more.
Register on our website for individual lectures or the full series.
For more information contact Jane Chesson, Curator of Education at 302-656-6466 ext. 7101
or firstname.lastname@example.org. Teachers can receive credit for these lectures through the Delaware Teacher Center. Special pricing for DCCA members and students.
________________________________________________________________ FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS FALL 2011 Ages 4 and up, FREE
Join the DCCA for fun-filled family programming! Enjoy Guide-led kids tours through the galleries, scavenger hunts, and Teaching Artist-led art activities that relate to themes in the galleries.
Find Your Flow: Fun with Abstraction
Sunday, October 16, 2011, Noon - 3 pm, FREE
Let your creativity flow during this fun day of art making! Children and families will participate in gallery games and Teaching Artist-led art activities dealing with themes of movement and abstraction in conjunction with the DCCA exhibition, FLUID
Creating Art with Fiber and Textiles
Sunday, November 20, 2011, Noon - 3 pm, FREE
From tapestries to mud cloth, artists have used textiles to create art for centuries. Now it is your chance to create a Woven Wonderland at the DCCA with textile and fiber-based art projects and gallery games inspired by Susie Brandt's exhibition, Five Stumps
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CHILDREN'S CLASSES & TEEN ART WORKSHOPS
CHILDREN'S ART CLASS (Ages 8 - 11)
Bigger and Better: Sculpture in the 21st Century
Saturdays, October 15 - November 12, 2011, 10 am - Noon
TEEN WORKSHOPS (Ages 12 - 18)
Not Your Mom's Still Life
Saturdays, October 29 - November 12, 2011, 1 - 4 pm
Individual Workshops Entire Series
LEARN MORE! Register online!
SAVE THE DATE!
Tickets on sale now!
Small Art Big Auction2
Saturday, October 22 8 - 11pm
- Silent / Live Auctions
- small works art sale (12" x 12" and 24" x 24") starting at $100
- Fantastic food, entertainment, and dancing!
- Creative costumes encouraged!
ARTS & BUSINESS PARTNERS COCKTAIL RECEPTION
"Creating the Right Environment to Drive Innovation"
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
6 - 8 pm
Save the date!
Guest Speaker: Terri Kelly
President and CEO of W.L. Gore & Associates
Terri Kelly is President and CEO of W.L. Gore & Associates, a multi-billion dollar enterprise that employs more than 9,000 associates in 45 plants around the world. Gore specializes in fluoropolymer-based materials that are utilized in a wide array of high-value products, including GORE-TEX® fabric, medical devices, filtration and venting products and many other advanced technology solutions. Gore is as well known for its unique management philosophy and culture, as for its multitude of unique products.
Free to Arts and Business Partners Members
$25 Future Members
Information: 302-656-6466 x7111.
Online registration coming soon.
DCCA IN THE NEWS
July 15, 2011 - Philadelphia Inquirer: A traveling show on rural themes, notion of "country."
'Young Country' artists go way beyond New York. By Victoria Donohoe
July 15, 2011 - UDaily (University of Delaware): Airport to art gallery-
UD's Robert Straight exhibits work at Philadelphia International, DCCA
July 25, 2011 - theartblog.org: Young Country at Rosenwald-Wolf By Libby Rosof
July 26, 2011 - The News Journal: "DCCA exhibit explores heartland as art land"
"Rural life and culture celebrated in center's first satellite show" By Danielle Bukowski
July 30, 2011 - The News Journal: "New realities demand more artful solutions," "Alliance finds ways to fulfill mission in tough times" By Betsy Price
August 2011 - Signature Brandywine Magazine: "Passionate path to art." DCCA curator Maiza Hixson challenges perceptions" By Ken Mammarella
August 2011 - Content Delaware: DCCA Video
August 5, 2011 - Philadelphia Inquirer: Two artists take on nuanced nature," "Robert Straight and Leslie Shellow exhibit at Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts" By Victoria Donohoe
August 7, 2011 - The News Journal: "Cooking up community, cultural connections," "Teens, artists crafted a 'Movable Feast'" By Gary Soulsman
August 12, 2011 - Brandywineradio.com: Interview with DCCA Director Maxine Gaiber
DCCA's LEGACY SOCIETY
If you have a retirement plan, it's easy to name the DCCA as a beneficiary of some or all of the funds that may remain in your IRA, 401(k), or other plan after your lifetime. Just complete a new beneficiary designation form that includes the DCCA and its Tax ID number (51-0242942) and submit it to your plan administrator.
No lawyer fees! No change in lifestyle since your gift comes from leftover funds! And you become a proud member of the DCCA's Legacy Society.
What could be easier? Just let us know when you've made your designation.
302-656-6466 ext. 7102
|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. |