Press Release
Amy Milli
Retail Manager
302-656-6466 x7113

Linda Celestian
Nuno Felted Bracelet

Silk & organza








Alternatives Museum Shop at the DCCA 


Linda Celestian  

February 1 - March 28, 2012   


Wilmington, Del. - 1 February 2012 - The Alternatives Museum Shop at The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts will feature the work of Linda Celestian February 1 through March 28, 2012.  An opening reception will be held during Art on the Town on Friday, February 3, 2012, 5 - 9 pm. The artist will give a short demonstration of felting at 6 pm in the DCCA lobby.  The press is invited to attend the opening during the Art on the Town reception.

For more information please contact Alternatives Museum Shop Manager Amy Milli at:

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About the Artist _________________________________________________


 Linda Celestian
Nuno Felted Bracelets
silk & organza

Linda Celestian (Wilmington, DE), a Moore College of Art and Design Alumna, manipulates painting as well as fibers to show nature as a metaphor for human experiences and emotional states of being. Her work acknowledges her love of nature and her childhood spent immersed in it.


Artist statement
"I'm interested in depicting the energy and life force of natural elements to elicit an emotional response. This desire has led me to explore and invent many techniques to apply and manipulate the mediums I use. I'm pouring and splattering, in the case of oil paints and inks, or melting layer upon layer of wax then heating it to let the under layer bubble up in the case of encaustics. I feel akin to nature by making art in the same way the earth came to be, and continues to evolve. Volcanoes erupt and pour molten lava down the mountains to form new land masses, and glaciers melt

Linda Celestian
Ocean Weave Silk Scarf

to feed bodies of water. Everything in nature is constantly changing and I try to depict this in my work."


About the Exhibition

Linda Celestian uses nature to inspire felted, fiber jewelry. With silk, dye, wool, and nylon thread, Celestian makes forms that emulate nature; water bubblesand flows, continuously transforming from one form to another. Silk's properties of lightness and transparency along with dying and wet felting techniques allow her to explore endless possibilities.


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 recipient of NICHE Magazine's Best Museum Store in 2010.


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 a limited production item.  In addition to carrying work by its core artists, the shop is an ever-evolving space that is enhanced by regular featured artist shows, national juried exhibitions, and curated work from top-level collegiate programs, highlighting a variety of craft mediums.



Guided Tours

To arrange guided tours for DCCA exhibitions, contact the Education Department at 302-656-6466 x7101. Learn more about DCCA's tour programs:  


About the DCCA

The DCCA, a non-collecting art museum founded in 1979, presents between 25 - 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 and shop 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, by individual contributions; member support; and by major grants from Bank of America, Borgenicht Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, DuPont, ING DIRECT, 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 National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional support is provided by The Christmas Shop Foundation; Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; The First State Gridiron Board; The Gilliam Foundation; I Could Do Great Things Foundation; Puffin Foundation; United Way of Delaware; Walmart; Wilmington Flower Market; 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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