A Big Week for Visual Arts




Pulling into The Station…

The Station Gallery has a new show of new paintings by Lynne Lockhart and Kirk McBride. Both paint in oil, gathering inspiration from their travels and from their home on the Eastern Shore. Meet the artists during the opening reception June 1. The exhibition runs through June 30. 654-8638, stationgallery.net

Down at the Beach

Artwork from this year's Plein Air Coastal Delaware Event will be on exhibit and for sale in the Homestead Gallery of Rehoboth Art League, even as the 39th Annual Members Fine Craft Exhibit is shown in the Cockran and Tubbs Gallery. That’s a lot of good art. Hit the opening reception June 1. Both shows will run through June 20. 227-8408, rehobothartleague.org

Great Exhibitions Continue

Get to The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover for “Jewels of the Generations: The Legacy of Loockerman and Bradford Family of Dover.” The exhibition displays early American clothing, Victorian jewelry, European and Asian ceramics, American and European silver, American and European portraits, and Delaware- and Philadelphia-made furniture as collected by Vincent Loockerman and his descendants, the Bradfords. When Loockerman died in 1785 he was probably Dover’s largest collector of Delaware- and Philadelphia-made furniture. For the past 200 years, his family has lived with those pieces while adding their own. Biggs Museum founder Sewell C. Biggs was an admirer of Loockerman’s collection, hence the exhibition and related events. See it through June 24. Also at The Biggs, “Picturing WWI: The American Illustration Collection of the Delaware National Guard,” shows works by local illustrators such as Frank E. Schoonover (1877-1972) and Gayle Porter Hoskins (1887-1962) as created for magazines such as Ladies Home Journal to depict key events of the war. It’s a rare opportunity to view the collection of the Delaware National Guard. Visit through June 24. 674-2111, biggsmuseum.org

Cheers to Winterthur for “Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition,” a celebration of 300 objects and imagery created in response to our love of wine. “Uncorked!” shows how wine was marketed and consumed in America and Britain from the 1600s through the 1800s. See unique wine bottles, decanters and cellarettes, lead figures of Bacchus, “Champagne Charlie” song sheets, advertisements and more. The exhibition will be on view through January 6. winterthur.org/uncorked

“American Masters Art of the 19th and 20th centuries” at Somerville Manning Gallery in Greenville shows works by contemporaries of the Wyeth family. You’ll see works by N.C., American Impressionists Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt and John Henry Twatchtman, Ashcan School artists Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn and William Glackens, and masters John Singer Sargent and Thomas Anschutz. There’s more. See it through June 2. 652-0271, somervillemanning.com

We’re all intimately familiar with the life and work of illustrator Howard Pyle, but probably not as well acquainted with the oeuvre of his younger sister. Learn more in “Tales of Folk and Fairies: The Life and Work of Katharine Pyle,” on view at Delaware Art Museum until September 9. Katharine Pyle became one of the most prolific woman writers and illustrators of her day, even if she did spend a good portion of her career working in the shadow of her famous brother. Her poems were published in the Atlantic Monthly and Harper's Bazaar while she was still a girl, before she went on to study art at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women and the Drexel Institute as a prelude to working as an illustrator. Her output includes 50 books, most famously Anna Sewell's “Black Beauty, ” which she illustrated in her own, inimitable style. See more now. You’ll be charmed. 571-9590, delart.org

On Stage

Who can resist this? In “The Skin of Our Teeth,” the inventor of the wheel, his family and his saucy maid face calamity after calamity—war, flood, famine, climate change and economic collapse—yet somehow manage to pull through. Yes, there is hope. This uproarious Pulitzer winner even offers wooly mammoth. Need we say more? Catch the UD’s Resident Ensemble Players production at Roselle Center for the Arts in Newark through July 5. 831-2204, rep.udel.edu

Re-living Dover Days Through Art

Who painted during the Dover Days Plein Air Paint Out on May 6? Find out, and see their work, during a special exhibition at Dover Art League June 1. The 14 artists are Dianne Bauer, Harrington; Maria Liberto Bessette, Dover; N. Taylor Collins, Dover; Jan Crumpley, Dover; Donna Hansen, Dover; Leah Kinder, Felton; L.D. Kinder, Felton; Claire Lewandowski, Magnolia, Rick Schuman, Hartly; Letitia Schuman, Hartly; Diane Laird, Middletown; Brandon Schaefer, Felton; Dennis Young, New Castle; and Robbin Hare, Dover. All painted outdoors during Dover Days May 6. The reception, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., means light refreshments and a chance to meet the artists, free of charge. 734-8511

Big News

The Delaware Art Museum has announced 98 works of art from 96 regional artists have been selected for its Centennial Juried Exhibition Oct. 20-Jan. 13, 2013. The exhibition commemorates the museum's 100th anniversary year. “The 1,300 artworks submitted covered a wide range of media, styles, and abilities,” says guest juror John B. Ravenal, the Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. “I accepted around one-fifth of the applicants and, for the most part, chose one work from each. I was looking for quality, regardless of the type or approach of the work, thus the selection is eclectic. What ties it together is that each of these works was vital enough to make me, and I think others, be excited to see them in person.” The artists are:

DELAWARE

Delainey Barclay, Installation, Wilmington

Lisa Bartolozzi, Painting, Newark

Dennis Beach, Painting, Wilmington

Kevin Bielicki, Sculpture, Wilmington

Paula Camenzind, Sculpture, Newark

David Clarke, Photography, Wilmington

Bryan Cohen, Painting, Greenville

Dana Crossan, Painting, Wilmington

Alida Fish, Photography, Wilmington

Nathan Horton, Photography, Wilmington

Michael Kalmbach, Painting, Newark

Jane Koester, Photography, Wilmington

George Lorio, Installation, Dover

Ken Mabrey, Painting, Wilmington

Susan Maguire, Multidisciplinary, Newark

Roger Matsumoto, Photography, Newark

David Meyer, Sculpture, Newark

Troy Richards, Painting, Newark

Priscilla Smith, Multidisciplinary, Newark

Robert Straight, Painting, Wilmington

MARYLAND

Keith Bentley, Sculpture, Baltimore 

Ellen Burchenal, Drawing, Baltimore 

Carolyn Case, Painting, Cockeysville 

Brent Crothers, Sculpture, Bel Air 

Helen Glazer, Photography, Owings Mills 

Julie Jankowski, Painting, Baltimore 

Philip Koch, Painting, Baltimore 

Nicole Lenzi, Installation, Baltimore 

Linling Lu, Painting, Baltimore 

Judy Moore, Sculpture, Silver Spring 

David Page, Sculpture, Baltimore 

Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Drawing, Silver Spring 

Mary Skeen, Photography, Baltimore 

Rachel Rotenberg, Sculpture, Baltimore 

Nora Sturges, Painting, Baltimore 

Kelly Walker, Painting, Baltimore 

Al Zaruba, Multidisciplinary, Baltimore

NEW JERSEY

Bruce Garrity, Painting, Penns Grove 

Wendy Gordon, Sculpture, Lambertville 

William Kendzierski, Sculpture, Oaklyn 

JC Lenochan, Drawing, Orange 

Laura Petrovich-Cheney, Sculpture, Asbury Park 

Judith Rosenthal, Sculpture, Cherry Hill 

Katherine Stanek, Sculpture, Thorofare

PENNSYLVANIA

Terry Anderson, Multidisciplinary, Unionville 

Tom Bendtsen, Multidisciplinary, Philadelphia 

Brookes Britcher, Multidisciplinary, Philadelphia 

Moe Brooker, Painting, Philadelphia 

Anne Canfield, Multidisciplinary, Philadelphia 

Giovanni Casadei, Painting, Philadelphia 

Jessica Clark, Painting, Philadelphia 

Renee Cortese, Video, Philadelphia 

John Costanza, Sculpture, Bryn Mawr 

Morgan Craig, Painting, Philadelphia 

Tim Eads, Sculpture, Philadelphia 

Christopher Feiro, Painting, Philadelphia 

Steven Ford, Drawing, Philadelphia 

Richard Gabriele, Painting, Langhorne 

Kiki Gaffney, Painting, Philadelphia 

Judy Gelles, Photography, Philadelphia 

Daniel Gerwin, Painting, Philadelphia 

Walt Goettman, Photography, Lenni 

Gregory Gorrell, Painting, Kennett Square

Yikui Gu, Multidisciplinary, Philadelphia 

Kelsey Halliday Johnson, Photography, Philadelphia 

Paul Hamanaka, Painting, Philadelphia 

Marilyn Holsing, Painting, Merion 

Miguel Horn, Sculpture, Philadelphia 

Joseph Iacona, Painting, Philadelphia 

Robert Jackson, Painting, Kennett Square 

Robert Jenkins, Painting, Honeybrook 

Michael Kahn, Photography, Coatesville 

Kocot and Hatton, Painting, Philadelphia 

Mary Ann Krutsick, Painting, Philadelphia 

Laura Ledbetter, Drawing, Philadelphia 

Donna Lovely, Photography, Newtown 

Sandi Neiman Lovitz, Painting, Havertown 

Sandra Milner, Painting, Narberth 

Peter Miraglia, Photography, Philadelphia 

Mary Murphy, Drawing, Philadelphia 

Steve Oliver, Painting, Brookhaven 

Dan Rios, Photography, Center Valley 

Debra Rosenblum, Sculpture, Philadelphia 

Harold Ross, Photography, West Chester 

Hiro Sakaguchi, Multidisciplinary, Philadelphia 

Dan Schimmel, Painting, Penn Valley 

Keith Sharp, Photography, Media 

Buy Shaver, Painting, Philadelphia 

Alan Soffer, Painting, Wallingford 

Krista Steinke, Photography, Ambler 

Freiman Stoltzfus, Sculpture, Barto 

Sabina Tichindeleanu, Drawing, Philadelphia 

Donna Usher, Painting, West Chester 

Tom Wagner, Painting, Elizabethtown 

Carol Wisker, Sculpture, Bala Cynwyd 

Burnell Yow!, Multidisciplinary, Philadelphia

Congratulations all. We look forward to seeing your work in the museum.

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