It’s too darn hot. Enjoy some darn good—and air-conditioned—galleries.
Below is a list of exhibits currently running.
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
(200 S. Madison St., Wilmington, 656-6466)
The DCCA is almost always featuring new exhibits, and most run at least a month. In case you haven’t heard, DCCA’s parking lot is open for business. No need to wander aimlessly through construction sites. The museum is steps away from Riverfront attractions, so make a day of it.
Thru July 25 Members’ Juried Exhibition
Thru July 25 Lawrence Cromwell: “Make it Bigger”
Thru Aug. 1 Spectrum: Contemporary
Delaware Center for Horticulture
1810 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 658-6262
There is lots to see here, including spectacular gardens. But the current exhibit featuring the photography of Kathleen Buckalew, which runs all month, is not to be missed. Buckalew’s work is sharp and soulful.
Delaware Division of the Arts
Mezzanine, 820 N. French St., Wilmington, 577-8278
You may not know that this unremarkable government building offers monthly exhibits. Head to the mezz to check them out.
Thru July 30 Ellen Priest, painting
32 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, 537-5055
The gallery features local artists who are not just committed to their areas of specialty—they’re committed to the area.
Thru July 31 Shorescapes
Mispillion Art League
5 N. Walnut St., Milford, 430-7646
Mispillion boasts a newly renovated space with a second floor. More space for more art. And a stroll though downtown Milford is well worth the drive.
Thru Oct. 9 Members’ Summer Exhibit
Newark Arts Alliance
276 E. Main St., Newark, 266-7266
The concept behind the alliance is to showcase area artists while offering instruction to adults and children. Check throughout the year for interesting events.
Thru July 24 Annual NAA Members Show
520 E. Savannah Road, Lewes, 645-0551
Peninsula offers a main gallery, which shows the work of about 30 artists on a full-time basis. But in its exhibition gallery, exhibits change monthly, and generally showcase about 40 works at a time.
Thru July 27 Home and Abroad: Bill Snow, oil, coastal Sussex; Laura Hickman, pastel, Ireland
July 31-Aug. 29 Biomorphic Art by Ray Petersen
Rehoboth Art League
12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach, 227-8408
The RAL is the mother of all downstate exhibits spaces. Shows change often, but none should be missed.
Thru July 18 72nd Members’ Fine Art Show
July 23-Aug. 23 Biennial Regional Juried Show
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, second floor, 101 Stone Block Row, Greenville, 652-0271
Somerville Manning is committed to exhibiting art from the historic tradition of the Brandywine Valley, including work from Howard Pyle as well as the Wyeth family.
July- August “Summering: Paintings and Sculptures by Gallery Artists”
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 654-8638
The Station Gallery presents works by regional artists, including a wide range of original art in oil, pastel, photography, watercolor, and mixed media with a variety of subjects from abstracts and landscapes to still lifes.
Thru July 30 “Summer Flip Flop” group show