Recycling Art in Dover

Plus: Plant sale at Brandywine River Museum, sail away with Kalmar Nyckel and the Delaware Marathon festival.

Re-use, Re-use, Re-use—And Party

From May 17-July 20, the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover will present a series of educational programs designed to illustrate the importance of recycling as well as recycling in art. The Child HELP Foundation Gallery will be transformed into the R3 Factory, allowing visitors to participate in hands-on activities using recycled materials and to view, help create and vote on recycling-themed art installations provided by four local artists. The winning installation will be featured on the Biggs Museum website and Facebook page and featured in the next issue of the museum’s Museletter. The four artists are: Jennifer Boland, art educator at Campus Community School; Lori Crawford, professor at Delaware State University; Heidi Lowe, professional jewelry artist; and Mary Pauer, 2014 Delaware Division of the Arts Established Literary Fellow. On June 7, there will also be a screening of “Waste Land,” an award-winning documentary depicting renowned artist Vik Muniz and his artistic inspiration after his visit to the world’s largest landfill. The Biggs will use recycled materials to produce all centerpieces for its annual gala, An Affair with the Arts. By the way, it takes place May 10. Be there. The first two panels of the “Hanging at the Biggs” tile project will be installed for view for the first time. The panels consist of 140 acrylic tiles purchased by the public that feature a variety of images, from artwork to photographs to children’s art to quotations and more. They will hang in the new sculpture atrium at the entrance of the museum. Abbott’s Grill of Milford will provide the food. Dogfish Head Brewery, Fordham Brewery and Old Dominion, Mispillion River Brewing and 16 Mile Brewing will provide beer. And there’s much, much more. Don’t miss it. 674-2111,


May 8
Bomb-itty of Errors [IN Wilmington Promotional Pick of the Week] The Bomb-itty of Errors at OperaDelaware Studios is an uproarious high-paced, energetic musical “add-rap-tation” of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors.” Elizabethan times get pumped up with live hip-hop flavor… More

May 10
An Affair With the Arts Eat, drink and be merry during An Affair With the Arts at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover. What better way to support it?… More
Horizons Ever wonder what kind of songs are sung in the rainforests of Brazil? Or what the songs of aboriginal tribesmen sound like? Find out during “Horizons: Our Island Earth” by Opus One Vocal Arts… More
English Choral Legacy Delaware Valley Chorale explores the English Choral Legacy beginning with Henry Purcell’s “Come Ye Sons of Art” featuring countertenor Augustine Mercante, then continuing with a colorful set of English madrigals. Lovely… More

May 10-11
Plant and Seed Sale The Wildflower, Native Plant and Seed Sale at Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford features a wide variety of regional plants and seeds suitable for all types of landscapes. Gardeners, don’t miss it… More

May 11
Burt & Me Burt & Me” is a musical comedy featuring the incredible music of the legendary duo of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The one-week engagement starts today at Delaware Theatre Company… More
Mother's Day Hear JanáÄek Sinfonietta, Borodin Prince Igor, Polovetsian Dances and Tchiakovsky Overture 1812, Op. 49 during Newark Symphony Orchestra’s Mother’s Day at the Symphony. We love you, Mom… More
Buddleja Davidii Mélomanie rounds out the 2013-14 season with a final performance at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and a World Premiere of Buddleja Davidii by composer Richard Belcastro… More
Sparx See Sparx in “Musical Legacies,” a tribute to their musical mentors–played on instruments that once belonged to their mentors. Heavenly… More
Delaware Marathon Celebrate 11 years of running during Christiana Care Health System’s Delaware Marathon Festival. Choose your event–marathon, half marathon or relay–to benefit local health organizations… More

May 14
Spring Ephemerals The beautiful and delicate flowers of spring don’t last long. During Spring Ephemerals, join the Delaware Center for Horticulture on a guided tour of spring’s natural beauty in Flint Woods Preserve… More
Kalmar Nyckel Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel. Delaware’s own replica tall ship docks at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal for public cruises in the Delaware Bay… More


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