SPRING 2012 - Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

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SPRING 2012 - Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

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DELAWARE CENTER FOR THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS

SPRING 2012

Calendar of Events

200 South Madison Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

302.656.6466

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FAMILY PROGRAMMING

FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS

Ages 4 and up

Construction Junction

Sunday, February 19, Noon – 3 pm

Inspired by the DCCA exhibition Under Construction,

participants will construct the biggest “building block” tower

ever to be installed at the DCCA! Then families will move to

the DCCA classroom to create their own “constructed”

sculptures with a Teaching Artist.

Home, Sweet Home

Sunday, March 18, Noon – 3 pm

What’s better than curling up with a big bowl of ice cream?

Making art out of it! Join the DCCA for a day of sweet treats

and art making as we explore the many artistic uses for our

favorite sugary foods.

Tremendous Trash

Sunday, April 22, Noon – 3 pm

Put your wastebasket to work with collaborative, found object

installations and sculpture. Participants will work with a DCCA

Teaching Artist to transform ordinary discards like milk

jugs and broken shoelaces into tremendous one-of-a-kind

creations!

Bright Lights, Big ART

Sunday, May 20, Noon – 3 pm

Be inspired by the sights and sounds of the big city! Using

geometric forms children will work with a DCCA Teaching

Artist to make a city of their own, and then make a BOOM with

other families as we make your world come to life with sound!

Cover Image:

The Dufala Brothers

Courtesy of the artists and Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia

Interior Images: Courtesy of the artist(s) unless otherwise specified.

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SYMPOSIUM

2012 Gretchen Hupfel Symposium:

SUPERstructure: city/building/interior/object

March 23 – 24, 2012

Friday, March 23rd, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 24th, 8:30 am –12:30 pm

Keynote Speaker:

Marshall Brown

Professor of Architecture

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

SAVE THE DATE!

SUPERstructure serves as the larger theme for six

individual but interrelated DCCA exhibitions taking

place in Spring 2012. The symposium will present

interdisciplinary scholarship and examine artistic/architectural

practice as a platform for discussion of the

built environment, including the urban and domestic,

the environmentally sustainable and unsustainable, the

beautiful and repellant, and the permeable boundaries

between design, craft, and fine art.

A catalogue will be available for purchase at the symposium.

Two-day symposium - $85 Members, $100 Future Members, $45 Students

Friday evening only - $35 Members, $40 Future Members, $15 Students

Saturday only - $60 Members, $70 Future Members, $35 Students

For Full Itinerary please visit our website at:

http://www.thedcca.org/ghsymposium

For more information or to register for these programs,

contact the education department at 302-656-6466 x 7101,

or visit thedcca.org to register online.

Teachers can receive credit for the symposium through the

Delaware Teacher Center.

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EXHIBITIONS - SUPERstruc

Amanda Burnham

Walkshed

Beckler Family Members’ Gallery

December 16, 2011 – February 26, 2012

Amanda Burnham, 2011

Creating an installation of drawings based

on her explorations and encounters with

the city, Burnham works on site, producing

drawings either in the out-of-doors or

sitting in her car. She says that she “reads

the landscape for found fragments of

language and records the poetics of vacant

lots, movable type signs, billboards, and

row houses with ink and water and other

media on paper.”

Moving Media

Peter Fischli & David Weiss

Der Lauf der Dinge

January 6 – May 3, 2012

Der Lauf der Dinge (The Way Things Go,

1987) is a critically acclaimed art film that

documents a long and extraordinarily

clever causal chain assembled of everyday

objects.

Under Construction: Part I

Curated by J. Susan Isaacs

Carole Bieber and Marc Ham Gallery

February 4 – June 3, 2012

Joe Netta, 2010

Artists Leah Bailis, Anthony Cervino, Robert

Guevara, Joe Netta, and Adam Weir explore

the intersection between construction,

architecture, design, and sculpture. Utilizing

ordinary building materials like cement,

electrical tape and wire, plywood, drywall,

PVC tubes, insulation, and fastenings, they

create works that address issues related to

the urban experience, rus in urbe, suburbia,

consumption, liminality, memory and

nostalgia, and states of reality.

New Work by the Dufala

Brothers

Curated by Maiza Hixson

Constance S. and Robert J. Hennessy

Project Space

February 10 – May 13, 2012

Courtesy of the artists and

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery,

Philadelphia, 2011

Considering ideas of space and efficiency,

the Dufalas create an original, site-specific

sculptural installation that responds to the

concept of a compact domestic dwelling.

Taking resourcefulness to an extreme level,

these two Philadelphia-based artists will

build a highly contradictory design for

survival and household comfort.

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Under Construction: Part II

Curated by J. Susan Isaacs

DuPont II Gallery

February 17 – June 10, 2012

Artists in Part II: Alexis Granwell, Ron

Longsdorf, Michael Jones McKean, and

Yoonmi Nam.

Ron Longsdorf, 2011

Contraption: Devices in Art

Curated by Maiza Hixson

DuPont I Gallery

February 17 – June 24, 2012

C. Grant Cox, III, 2011

Contraption is a thematic exhibit featuring

ingeniously playful sculptural works that

invite interactivity. Wearable, audible, and

usable, these works encourage audience

participation. Artists: Tim Eads, Tracy

Featherstone, C. Grant Cox, III, Tyler Held,

Cynthia Norton, Lauren Ruth, and Joanie

Turbek.

Rebecca Murtaugh

Intimate Constructions

E. Avery Draper Gallery

February 28 – May 20, 2012

Rebecca Murtaugh, 2012

Intimate Constructions seeks to create a

sense of of ethereality through the use of

repurposed Styrofoam packaging and

discarded house paints. The insular nature

of Styrofoam is used both metaphorically

and literally. The installation places the

viewer in a position to question scale, the

nature of structures, and our place within

our environment.

Erin Murray

Municipalia

Beckler Family Members’ Gallery

March 2 – June 3, 2012

Erin Murray, 2012

In her paintings and drawings, Murray

investigates the architecture of

bureaucracy through the stripped down

buildings of Modernism’s municipal

structures, revealing the protocols of

officialdom by careful observation and

interpretation of what she believes to be

the underappreciated beauty of

buildings of authority and procedure.

Working with flat planes of color and

contrasting textures, the artist creates

powerful images of the American

architectural scene, revealing an

architecture that exclaims its purpose.

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EXHIBITIONS

Emily Hermant

Constance S. and Robert J. Hennessy

Project Space

May 25 – August 26, 2012

Emily Hermant , 2009

Sullivan Galleries, Chicago

Hermant’s sculptural installations

employ a variety of materials, including

fiber, wood, plastic, metal, and digital

media. Her recent works focus on

revealing hidden meanings and patterns

in communication. She is particularly

interested in how ordinary interactions,

experiences, and spaces can be transformed

to address themes of intimacy,

deception, desire, memory, and history.

Mary Giehl

Functioning Systems

E. Avery Draper Gallery

June 1 – September 16, 2012

Mary Giehl, 2012

The themes of Giehl’s work are the result

of her experiences as a Registered

Nurse in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Functioning Systems is a new series of

small crocheted yarn works inspired by

the artist’s observation of microorganisms.

Carson Zullinger

Entropy

Beckler Family Members’ Gallery

June 8 – September 9, 2012

Carson Zullinger, 2011

Artist Opportunities

at the DCCA

The DCCA has a minimum

of two member artist calls for

entries a year. Keep up to date

by visiting the artist opportunities

page on our website.

Zullinger’s current work centers on

ideas of entropy where systems of nature

move from order to disorder. One

of those systems is the human body.

Through photographic portraits, the artist

examines the chaos that occurs as

our bodies age.

Members Juried Exhibition

Guest Juror: Julien Robson,

Curator of the Pennsylvania Academy

of the Fine Arts

Carole Bieber and Marc Ham Gallery

June 15 – August 16, 2012

And the WORD is…

Curated by J. Susan Isaacs

DuPont II Gallery

June 29 – October 14, 2012

Stephanie Kirk, 2011

This group exhibition explores various

approaches to the use of religious

language in contemporary art from the

straightforward to the ironic. Artists

include Martin Brief, Stephanie Kirk,

Nicholas Kripal, and David Stephens.

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Matt Suib and Nadia Hironaka

Right Here, Out There

(Nowhere)

DuPont I Gallery

July 6 – October 21, 2012

Matt Suib and Nadia Hironaka, 2010

A panoramic projection of an imagined

cosmos, this hypnotic video transports

gallery visitors to nebulous galaxies and

lunar landscapes reminiscent of science

fiction film imagery. Using a variety of

self-produced and appropriated imagery,

collaborators Hironaka and Suib explore

the narrative and metaphorical potential

of images and sound within the context of

current and historical events, and cinematic

conventions.

Alison Stigora

Constance S. and Robert J. Hennessy

Project Space

September 7 – December 9, 2012

Alison Stigora, 2009

Stigora creates gallery installations using

burnt wood, which the artist states is a

material that bears evidence of survival.

Her work explores the destructive forces of

nature, the consequences of ill-conceived

human activity, and the vulnerability of

humanity.

Satellite Exhibition

Young Country:

Rural Themes in Art

Curated by Maiza Hixson

Salisbury University

January 16 – February 26, 2012

Reception: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Justin Colt Beckman, 2011

DCCA

September 28, 2012 – January 27, 2013

Carole Bieber and Marc Ham Gallery

Reception: Friday, October 5, 2011

An exhibition devoted to rural themes,

Young Country specifically examines how

artists living in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania,

and Delaware are re-defining ideas of

“country” in America.

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STUDIO ARTISTS &

ART ON THE TOWN

ELIZABETH DENISON HATCH GALLERY

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

A community of artists, a collaborative experience,

an opportunity for dialogue; 26 on-site artist studios

complement the exhibition space at the DCCA. Each month

the DCCA studio artists exhibit their work in the Elizabeth

Denison Hatch Gallery at the DCCA. The JP Morgan Chase

Studios are accessible to the public by appointment or

during Art on the Town loop nights.

January 4 - January 29

Mickey Freed & Kerry Harrison

February 1 - Febuary 26

Julio da Cunha

February 29 - April 1

Emily Artinian & Anne Oldach

April 3 - April 29

Caroline Chen & Sallie Ketcham

May 2 - May 27

Graham Dougherty & Lynda Johnson

May 30 - July 1

Dolores Cowan & Seonglan Kim Boyce

July 4 - July 29

Renee Benson

2012 ART ON THE TOWN DATES

Sponsored by the City of Wilmington, Art on the Town is a

great way to view the exhibitions in our galleries and visit the

artist studios during our extended gallery hours. Held on the

first Friday of the month,* Art on the Town is free and open to

the public from 5 - 9 pm.

February 3

March 2

April 13*

May 4

June 1

July 13*

August 3

September 7

October 5

* Please note: Some calendar exceptions apply when the first Friday of the

month falls on a holiday weekend.

Please visit www.thedcca.org for updated information.

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ART SALAD - SPRING 2012

Thursdays 12 noon - 1 pm

ART SALAD

Art Salad is a free lunchtime discussion forum for life-long

learners. Artists, historians, educators, and curators share

multi-point perspectives into the world of contemporary art.

Bring your own lunch or arrive/call by 11:30 to place an order

for delivery from Cosi®.

February 9 – Representatives from Center for Emerging Visual Artists

(CFEVA) in Philadelphia will discuss regional opportunities for artists

looking to expand their art activities beyond the studio.

February 16 – Under Construction artist and Assistant Professor at

Kutztown University Ron Longsdorf will describe his artistic practice.

February 23 – Christopher Dean of Philadelphia’s Schmidt Dean

Gallery and Wilmington artist Dennis Beach will discuss the emerging

contemporary art scenes of their respective cities.

March 1 – Delaware-based artist Joe Netta will introduce his work

included in the group exhibition Under Construction.

March 8 – Philadelphia-based artist Leah Bailis will discuss her work

included in the group exhibition Under Construction.

March 15 – DCCA Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art Maiza

Hixson will outline the ideas of design and methods of construction in

the current DCCA exhibitions New Work by the Dufala Brothers and

Contraption.

March 22 – DCCA Curator of Special Projects J. Susan Isaacs, PhD

will preview themes to be explored in the 2012 Gretchen Hupfel

Symposium, SUPERstructure.

March 29 – Philadelphia-based artist Tim Eads will talk about his

studio practice and interactive sculptures featured in the exhibition

Contraption.

April 5 – Philadelphia artist Erin Murray will discuss themes she

explores in her exhibition Municipalia.

April 12 – New York-based artist Rebecca Murtaugh will lead a

conversation about her studio practice and work included in the

exhibition Intimate Constructions.

April 19 – Philadelphia-based artist Lauren Ruth will address themes

explored in her work included in the exhibition Contraption.

April 26 – Assistant Professor and Chair of Liberal Arts Department at

the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Kevin Richards, PhD, will lead

a discussion of Billy and Steven Dufala’s exhibition New Work by the

Dufala Brothers.

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EVENTS

Midnight in Wilmington

A 1920s Art Salon

Saturday, April 28

8 – 11 pm

11 pm – 1 am after party

Oh La La! The Fitzgeralds have returned from a fabulous

trip to Gay Paree. They have invited their avant garde

artist friends to meet Wilmington’s forward thinkers. Find

the unmarked door and join us for a night of prohibitionera

fashion, art, and mystery! Come as your favorite

1920s artist, writer, or personality and enjoy ”la vie

boheme” Wilmington-style as you channel the ghosts of

Gertrude Stein, Josephine Baker, Salvador Dalí, Picasso,

Ernest Hemingway, and the very naughty Fitzgeralds.

This fabulous fundraiser will benefit the DCCA’s

exhibitions and education programs. A portion of tickets

sales benefits AIDS Delaware. Visit the website and

check your e-blasts for updated information.

Member Ticket: $50

Future Member Ticket: $60

Gatsby Tickets: $125

After Hours Party: $20

Purchase tickets online:

http://www.thedcca.org/dccaspeakeasy

Or call: 302-656-6466 x7103

ARTIST’S CRITIQUE

Sunday, May 3, 12 - 4 pm

Limit: 10 participants / Cost: $30.00

Artists can enjoy a group setting critique led by Neysa

Grassi and Joshua Marsh of the PAFA MFA critique

program. If you desire constructive feedback on your

artwork as well as the support and interaction of an artistic

community, then this opportunity is for you! Neysa and

Josh will visit participating DCCA studio artists in their

studios and other artists may bring six recent works to the

DCCA auditorium for them to review.

Learn more on our website!

http://www.thedcca.org/content/artist-critiques

Register by Monday April 30

Call: 302-656-6466 x7110

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CONVERSATION

Cocktails & Conversation: DESIGN

Tuesdays • April 3 - 24

5:30 - 7 pm

Enjoy an exclusive evening of DCCA signature cocktails

and conversation. From Fashion to Architecture,

Interior to Product, DCCA curators and special guests

will facilitate discussion surrounding how artists

incorporate elements of design into their work.

April 3: Interior and Product Design in Art

DCCA Gretchen Hupfel Curator Maiza Hixson

April 10: Design and Architecture

DCCA Curator of Special Projects J. Susan Isaacs, Ph.D.

April 17: Fashion Design in Art

DCCA Gretchen Hupfel Curator Maiza Hixson

April 24: Design in Film

DCCA Gretchen Hupfel Curator Maiza Hixson

DCCA Members: $10 each / $30 series

Non Members: $15 each / $50 series

Students and Guides: FREE

Pre-registration required.

WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS & EDUCATORS

Make it Pop: Paper Construction Workshop

Saturday, March 31 & April 1, 12 – 5 pm

$95 Members, $110 Future Members

Supplies included

The most complex of pop-up structures stem from basic

mechanisms that only depend on a little glue and paper.

Philadelphia artist Colette Fu will work with participants

to learn the basic mechanical concepts of pop-up paper

engineering and will address how to incorporate them

into your own works of art.

For more information or to register for these programs, contact

the education department at 302-656-6466 x 7101, or visit thedcca.

org to register online. Teachers can receive credit for these programs

through the Delaware Teacher Center.

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SPECIAL EVENT: ART IN THE DARK

DCCA Sleepover!

Saturday, May 19, 7:30 pm / Sunday, May 20, 10 am

Ages 5 and up

Member: $25 Adult, $15 Child

Future Member: $30 Adult, $20 Child

Have you ever wanted to spend the night in a museum?

Now is your chance! The DCCA is offering its first ever

art-infused sleepover! Help weave a glow-in-the-dark

web in the lobby, go on a flashlight tour of the galleries,

and snuggle up to a great movie in front of the big

screen. Movie popcorn, breakfast cereal bar, beverages

and all art supplies are included. Participants must bring

their own overnight gear and flashlights. All children

must be accompanied by an adult.

TEACHING ARTISTS ON THE GO

Have you ever wished the DCCA could come to you? Now it can!

DCCA Teaching Artists are available to develop contemporary art

curriculum and hands-on classes at your location.

GALLERY TOURS & HANDS-ON ART WORKSHOPS

The DCCA offers Guide-led, inquiry- and discussion-based gallery

tours to school, community, and adult groups.

DCCA MOVES – A GUIDE-LED EXPERIENCE

The DCCA is proud to announce a new interactive media experience,

DCCA Moves – a Guide-led experience. DCCA Moves is an

Adobe® Flash® educational experience developed to engage the

public in dialogue about contemporary art while improving critical

thinking and problem solving skills. DCCA Moves is available

to come to you, at school, at work or in your community – let the

DCCA move you!

Call: 302-656-6466 x7106 or visit:

www.thedcca.org/outreach

www.thedcca.org/content/guided-tours

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EDUCATION

CHILDREN’S ART CLASSES (Ages 8-11)

Edible Art: Playing with Peas and More!

Saturdays, February 25 – March 17

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

$60 Member, $70 Future Member, Supply fee: $20

Don’t just play with your food - make art out of it!

Inspired by the DCCA exhibition Contraption students

will work with a DCCA Teaching Artist over four

weeks to make incredible creations inspired by edible

materials!

Build It: Three-Dimensional Exploration

Saturdays, April 21 – May 12

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

$60 Member, $70 Future Member, Supply Fee: $20

Tired of paper and pencils? So are we! Join the DCCA

as we explore alternative art materials traditionally used

for construction and industry in this unique sculpture

class. Work with a DCCA Teaching Artist to build a work

of art like no other!

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Register online at thedcca.org. For more information

contact the education department at 302-656-6466

x7101 or jchesson@thedcca.org.

Scholarships are available for all education classes

and camps.

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SUMMER CAMP

SUMMER ARTS CAMPS 2012

Imagine, Explore, Create

SIX SESSIONS

AGES 4 - 15

Children will work with

professionally trained

Teaching Artists and

have full access

to DCCA galleries.

Campers will explore

contemporary takes

on a number of art

themes, including

technology, language,

and materials.

Register before March 16, 2012 to

save $30 off your total registration fee!

SUMMER CAMP DATES

Session 1: June 25 - June 29, Ages 4 - 6 Half Day!

9 am - 12 pm*

My Disguise: A Week of Wearable Art

Session 2: July 9 - July 13, Ages 7 - 9

10 am - 4 pm

Make it Macro: Little Ideas, Big Art

Session 3: July 16 - July 20, Ages 7 - 9

10 am - 4 pm

Diary of a Foodie Kid: Edible Art

Session 4: July 23 - July 27, Ages 10 - 12

10 am - 4 pm

LOL: Communicating through Art

Session 5: July 30 - August 3, Ages 10 - 12

10 am - 4 pm

Tech Attack: Where Technology and Art Meet

Session 6: August 6 - August 10, Ages 13 - 15 Half Day!

1 - 4 pm*

Teen Week: Art for the Next Generation

For descriptions of the camp sessions, visit our

website: www.thedcca.org and click on “Learn”

Full day Rates: $225 DCCA Members, $265 Future Members

*Half day Rates: $130 DCCA Members, $160 Future Members

Pre-Camp: $50, Post-Camp: $50

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2012

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TEEN EDUCATION

TEEN WORKSHOP (Ages 12 - 18)

Urban Jungle

Saturday, April 28, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

$30 Members, $35 Future Members, supplies included

Artists are constantly

inspired by the world

around them. Work

with a DCCA Teaching

Artist to create artwork

inspired by urban

planning, architecture,

and public art in this

unique workshop.

FUTURE TEACHING ARTIST (FTA) PROGRAM

Program Dates: July 9 – August 3

Application Deadline: May 25

Interested in a career in the arts? Love kids? Let us help you learn

about different careers in art education and museums this summer

through our Future Teaching Artists

(FTA) program.

We’re seeking responsible, eager,

and creative teen volunteers ages

16 to 18 to assist in our Summer

Arts Camps, shadow museum

jobs, and gain valuable career

experience. The FTA program is

also a great way add valuable

community service experience to

your national junior honor society,

resume, and college applications.

Fee: $100.00

(due upon acceptance to program)

SUMMER PRE-COLLEGE ART STUDIO

Program Dates: July 16 – 20

Spend a week immersed in a pre-college art experience with the

DCCA, Delaware Art Museum, and Delaware College of Art and

Design. This is an intensive, one-week program designed to help

prepare high school students for college admission in the field of art

and design.

For more information contact Director of Continuing Education at

Delaware College of Art and Design Jane Campbell jcampbell@dcad.

edu or 302-622-8867.

Register online at thedcca.org. For more information contact

the education department at 302-656-6466 x7101 or

jchesson@thedcca.org. Scholarships are available for all

education classes and camps.

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GET INVOLVED

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

DCCA is where artists and art lovers come together

to explore the art of our time.

- Enjoy thought-provoking exhibitions

- Meet the artists and visit DCCA artists’ studios

- Attend members-only gallery talks and events

- Gather with like-minded people who enjoy the local art scene

- Have your art critiqued by professional art critics

- Submit works for consideration in solo and member shows

Members enjoy special discounts on programs and events,

plus a 10% discount in DCCA’s Alternatives Museum Shop

Join now and support our exhibitions and programs.

Become part of a vital forum for new ideas and new art.

Artist memberships start at just $40!

Joining is easier than ever with online

registration at thedcca.org or

contact our membership department at

302-656-6466 x 7103.

GIVE TO THE DCCA

LEGACY SOCIETY/PLANNED GIVING

The DCCA Legacy Society honors members and friends who

demonstrate their deep commitment to contemporary art by

making a life income gift or including the DCCA in their estate

plans. Your gift can provide significant support for the DCCA

through various tax-advantaged contributions made through your

will, trust, IRA, or life insurance. Contact Maxine Gaiber at 302-

656-6466 x 7102 or mgaiber@thedcca.org for more information.

ENDOWMENT FUND

The Gretchen Hupfel Endowment Fund was established to honor

a beloved Wilmington artist. Your support of the endowment helps

the DCCA fund the Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art

and a continuing series of symposia and lectures.

ANNUAL FUND

Please help us continue our exhibitions, lectures, special events,

and children’s programs by giving generously to the DCCA Annual

Fund. Every gift is important to us and 100% tax deductible. Give

to the Annual Fund now at www.thedcca.org.

For more information about supporting the DCCA,

Call Anne Coleman at 302-656-6466 x 7111

or email: acoleman@thedcca.org.

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MUSEUM SHOP

ALTERNATIVES MUSEUM SHOP

A recipient of NICHE Magazine’s Best Museum Store award,

Alternatives Museum Shop is an eclectic retail gallery featuring

functional handmade craft items. Members receive 10% off all

purchases everyday. Gift certificates are available.

Alternatives Features

Linda Celestian

February 1 – March 28, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday, February, 3

5 – 9 pm

Linda Celestian, Nuno

Felted Bracelet, 2011,

gold silk organza and off

white wool.

Linda Celestian (Wilmington, DE) uses

nature to inspire felted jewelry. With silk,

dye, wool, and nylon thread, Celestian

makes forms that emulate nature;

water bubbles and 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.

Sarah A. Myers

March 29 – May 30, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday, April 13

5 – 9 pm

Sarah A. Myers, A-036

& BB-028, 2010, hand

formed sterling silver,

copper, white sapphires.

Sarah A. Myers (Cheltenham, PA) creates

unique, high quality sterling silver jewelry.

Through the juxtaposition of freshwater

pearls with sculptural sterling silver, she

mixes the organic with the inorganic. Using

traditional metalsmithing techniques,

Myers’ work is hand fabricated using

sterling and fine silver with 14k gold and

pearls for color. It is not unusual for one

of her pieces to take over 18 hours to

produce.

Cutesy but not Cutesy, Diane Koss

June 1 – August 1, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday, June 1

5 – 9 pm

Diane Koss, No. 4 (of 5)

from “Home is where the

heart is” series, 2010, faux

fur, polyester felt,

and fiberfill.

Diane Koss (Westmont, NJ) of Cutesy but

not Cutesy uses sewing and creating as a

way to pay homage to her grandmother’s

hard work in hand stitching clothing

and quilts. It allows Koss time to reflect

on the disappearing tradition of the

handmade. Her monsters allow her to add

a contemporary twist on a long-standing

tradition. Each monster is an extension

of herself and her creativity. They are

adventurous creatures and deserve to be

released to all corners of the earth!

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MEMBER EVENTS

Members’ Exclusive Preview Tours with

Gretchen Hupfel Curator Maiza Hixson

February 16, 2012 - Contraption Exhibition 5:30 – 6:30 pm

June 14, 2012 - Members Juried Exhibition 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Members enjoy a private behind-the-scenes

tour of two major DCCA exhibitions with the

DCCA Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary

Art Maiza Hixson. Join us for these

exclusive members’ preview tours!

Pre-registration required. FREE to DCCA

members! Contact: 302-656-6466 x7103

Annual Members’ Meeting

& Volunteer Appreciation Night

Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 5 – 8 pm

Join us for an evening of gallery talks, light

hors d’oeuvres, and music as we celebrate

our members and volunteers. Members

have the opportunity to elect nominees to

the DCCA Board. DCCA members receive

a 20% discount off purchases in the DCCA

Alternatives museum shop.

FREE to DCCA Members and Volunteers

$5 for non-members or DCCA Members’ Guests

Family Members’ Evening

Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 5 – 8 pm

Come celebrate summer at the DCCA! Join

us for a members’ only family friendly

evening filled with art activities, food, and

gallery tours. Special Members’ discounts in

our Alternatives Museum Shop.

FREE to DCCA Members

$5 for DCCA Members’ Guests

To register for these events please visit our

website at thedcca.org or contact our

Director of Special Events at: 302-656-6466 x 7103.

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The Fair City of New York

TRIPS

Saturday, March 10

8 am – 8 pm

Join us for our annual visit to New York’s

March art fairs. We shall visit the studio

of internationally-acclaimed artist Marilyn

Minter in the morning. After lunch we will

have a private tour of Moving Image, an art

fair of contemporary video art, and will visit

the ADAA Art Show at the Armory. Cost

includes bus, lunch, and all admissions.

Reservation deadline: Friday, February 24

$140 DCCA Members / $155 Future Members

I See, You see, We See D.C.

Saturday, May 5

8 am – 7 pm

Enjoy a private tour of the National Gallery’s

I Spy: Photography and the Theater of the

Street, 1938–2010 exhibition, a visit to a

private collection, and tour galleries in DC’s

growing contemporary art district. Cost

includes bus, lunch, and all admissions.

Reservation deadline: Friday, April 20

$130 DCCA Members / $145 Future Members

Please contact Special Events Director Ashlee Lukoff at

302-656-6466 x7103 to reserve your seat now!

Upcoming Fall 2012 Travel

Germany: Documenta and

Miami Art Basel

Save the dates for trips to Documenta in

Kassel & Berlin, Germany, in early

September and Art Basel in Miami in early

December! Contact Maxine Gaiber at

mgaiber@thedcca.org for more information.

Looking for a unique location to

host your next event?

RENTALS

Weddings Corporate Events Private Parties

The DCCA’s look is “Industrial Chic.” This fun and

sophisticated atmosphere, coupled with our staff and

caterers, promises a truly memorable experience.

More Info: 302-656-6466 x 7103.

A forum for new ideas, new ART

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A forum for new ideas, new ART

DELAWARE CENTER FOR THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS

200 S. Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

302.656.6466 • www.thedcca.org

Hours: Monday - Closed

Tu, Thu, Fri, Sat - 10 am - 5 pm

Wed, Sun - noon - 5 pm | Admission: Always Free

DCCA exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by individual contributions; member

support; and by major grants from AstraZeneca, the Borgenicht Foundation, Bank of America,

JPMorgan Chase Foundation, 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 the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by the Delaware

Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; DuPont; United

Way of Delaware; The First State Gridiron Board; The Gilliam Foundation; Puffin Foundation;

Wilmington Flower Market; The Christmas Shop Foundation; and by Amtrak – Official Transportation

Provider for the DCCA.

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