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Arts

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Delaware Public Media's coverage of stories involving the arts in Delaware.

Delaware Public Media' s arts coverage is made possible, in part, by support from 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.

Hagley Museum and Library

Hagley Museum in Wilmington will feature more than 50 regional artists in its 38th annual craft fair.

Museum Tour Manager Bonnie Wirth says most of the pieces featured in the event take cues from the natural world.

She says you'll also see the work of an artist that uses cement castings of Elephant Ear and Rhubarb leaves.

 

Delaware Division of the Arts

The Delaware Division of the Arts announced it’s supporting over 100 arts organizations with over $2.9 million for fiscal year 2017.

Biggs Museum of American Art

The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover is celebrating 16 Delaware artists with its annual Award Winners XVI show.

Biggs Museum of American Art

 


For generations kids and grownups alike let their imaginations run wild with Maurice Sendak’s book, Where the Wild Things Are.

 

But there was much more to the writer than just wild monsters, and the scope of his work will be examined in a new exhibit all about the late writer coming to the First State.

Marshall Steam Museum

100 years ago cars were a lot different. Back then, some of the most popular vehicles were powered by steam, not gasoline. The Marshall Steam Museum in Yorklyn has a new exhibit showcasing the wonder of  classic steam engined automobiles.

Delaware Museum of Natural History

The Delaware Museum of Natural History has a few giant, metal sea creatures swimming in its new exhibit: Extreme Art: Underwater Sculptures by Jeff Bell.

DNREC

Many local artists have switched from canvas and paper to paint on something a little different. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources Rain Barrel Painting Contest started out as way to get people thinking about water conservation, and has blossomed into an event that attracts artists from across the state.

Some of Delaware’s youngest writers and artists are getting the chance to show off their work and even sign copies of their books.

The Young Writers Workshop Book Tour is sponsored by New Castle County and features 91 writers and illustrators between 5 and 13 years old.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

 

Melanin on Market – a celebration of African American business and culture on the 200 and 300 blocks of Market street – kicked off Thursday, and runs through Saturday.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

 

Wilmington playwright Gregory Lloyd Morris is using his new one-act play to express the frustrations he and other African Americans have faced due to unemployment.

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