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Twenty sites located in and around Wilmington will participate

Tokyo by Bryant Small

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki, the city’s Director of Cultural Affairs Tina Betz, and Jerry duPhily of out and about Magazine invite city residents and art lovers from across the region to the upcoming Art Loop Wilmington on friday november 4. The popular FREE art exhibition, now in its 34e year, is a partnership between the town hall of cultural affairs and out and about. Twenty galleries in downtown Wilmington and along the Christina River will participate in this month’s Art Loop, and a full list can be found in the November issue of out and about.

Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the Art Loop shuttle provided by the City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation Department. The shuttle will depart from the Delaware Contemporary parking lot, located at 200 South Madison Street, at 5:45 p.m. In addition to the places presented, shuttle users vote for their choice of galleries to visit.

from wilmington Redding Gallerylocated at 800 North French Street, is proud to present the World traveler collection by Bryant Small/LEARN. The World Traveler collection is inspired by the colors and energies of cities around the world. The cities highlighted in this animated series feature destinations artist Bryant Small has visited or longed to explore. This large-scale body of work was created during Bryant’s recent artist residency with ESKFF- Eileen Kaminsky Family Foundation at Mana Contemporary. From Istanbul to Nairobi, New Orleans to Bali, this collection, curated by Bridge Arts’ Cheryl and Christopher Mack, is a love letter to Bryant’s unwavering wanderlust.

Bryant Small is an award-winning artist who loves culture, color and all things glitter. In his art he likes to follow the line of free abstraction with vibrant color blends and pushing beyond beauty. His alcohol ink pieces are fluid, unpredictable and levitate from the page.

The Redding Gallery will host a reception on Friday from 5-7 p.m. with light refreshments.

Other establishments featured in November include the Delaware Arts Division Mezzanine Gallery, Grace Church Gallery and UAE Open Studios.

The Delaware Division of Arts Gallery Mezzaninelocated on the second floor of the Carvel State Office Building at 820 North French Street, is pleased to present 2022 DDOA Individual Artist Fellow Maia Palmerthe exhibition, Make the invisible visibleNovember 4-25, 2022. This exhibition features a series of migraine self-portraits documenting the artist’s experiences as a migraine sufferer over the past 15 years.


Do’s and Don’ts for Migraine by Maia Palmer

Maia Palmer was born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1980. She works primarily in acrylics and charcoal, and has also created community murals, digital works, and figurative sculptures. Palmer received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in Spain, Germany and China. Palmer has lived all over the world and wants to capture the unique spirit of every place she discovers.

Committed to “being a positive force for social change,” Palmer is a high school visual arts teacher at Cab Calloway School of the Arts. She is very keen on the idea of ​​teaching there, saying, “I’m a product of public school and I want to be part of rebuilding its strength.” One of the most exciting aspects of receiving the Fellowship is “the recognition of my work” and the ability to expand its reach and purpose to “help amplify the voices of those not always heard”.

The Mezzanine Gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guests are invited to attend a reception with the artist on Friday, November 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. majors at Cab Calloway School of the Arts, with special thanks to educator Julie Murphy.


Swamp by Phat Vuong

Gallery at Grace Churchat 900 North Washington Street, invites you to view Phat Vuong’s paintings on Friday 4 November from 5 at 21h This collection is a series inspired by her experiences in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Shenandoah Valley and the salt marshes of Virginia. These paintings also include paintings inspired by the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. The works are in acrylic on wood panel.

Phat Vuong was born in Vietnam and came to the United States very early. He studied painting and drawing at James Madison University in Virginia where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts. He has exhibited and won awards at local shows in Virginia as well as galleries in Harrisonburg and Charlottesville, Virginia. He enjoys painting outdoors as well as collecting sketches and photos of nature adventures to inspire his paintings in his home studio.


Uprising by Stef Hamill

Urban Artist Exchange (UAE) Open Studios, at 1500 North Walnut Street, this month features the work of studio artists Cony Madariaga, Freddy Ruiz, JaQuanne Leroy and Stef Hamill. Customers are invited to visit the brand new open studios in the UAE on Friday, November 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and chat with current artists in the studio. Cider and other fall refreshments will be available in the Community Hall. Find out about upcoming events by following @Cityfestwilm on Instagram.

All visitors must confirm and follow COVID guidelines as determined by individual galleries.

Customers are reminded that the Art Loop shuttle will leave the parking lot of the Delaware Contemporary, located at 200 South Madison Street, at 5:45 p.m. The shuttle provides round-trip transportation to Art Loop sites and is a convenient way to meet other artists. lovers. The shuttle driver can answer questions and help art lovers navigate the many offerings at Art Loop Wilmington. Reservations are NOT required.

The Wilmington Art Loop is a self-guided exhibition of visual art presented in galleries, studios, museums and alternative spaces in Wilmington and surrounding areas. FREE event draws local and regional art lovers to the Downtown District and greater Wilmington area on the first Friday of the month, excluding Independence Day weekend in July . Many venues offer the opportunity to meet the featured artists while patrons enjoy refreshments and, in some cases, live entertainment is scheduled.

The Art Loop Wilmington website — a portable guide to the Loop that’s easily navigable by gallery location, artist, or venue type — is mobile-friendly and features monthly lineup at least two weeks before each Art Loop begins. . The site can be accessed at People can also join the conversation on social media using #ArtLoopWilm or visit the Facebook page. The next Art Loop will take place on Friday, December 2, 2022.


John Rago
Deputy chief of staff
Mayor’s Office
Mobile: (302) 420-7928
Email: [email protected]


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