Welcome to Delaware Today’s arts blog, the spot to dish on the many cultural opportunities available to Delaware audiences. We’ll cover as many genres as possible, and note cool events offered by organizations large and small, in all three counties.
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Most of us know that Winterthur Museum & Country Estate is winning raves from The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the News Journal for its wonderful “Faces of a New Nation” exhibit. Go see it. And do the iPod tour.
But did you know that Winterthur is sponsoring a farm stand on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon? The stand is located on the grounds, and is marked by a sign located at Winterthur’s main entrance on Route 52 (or 5105 Kennett Pike). “The produce sold at the stand is either grown by Winterthur garden staff members (some of them cultivate plots here on the estate) or by Hill Girt Farms,” says spokesperson Vicki Saltzman. Staff horticulturist Amy Bloom (no joke) and her husband will sell a variety of heirloom tomatoes. The produce will be sold for the next three to five weeks.
Contact info: 888-4600 or winterthur.org.
Page 2: A Ballet First
The Freeman Stage at Bayside is hosting a performance by First State Ballet Theatre on Thursday, August 27. The event is free.
No charge to see the First State Ballet Theatre? This doesn’t happen often.
Dance enthusiasts will enjoy this show, which will blend classical and contemporary styles. Then again, they enjoy most FSBT performances. Under the direction of Pasha Kambalov, the troupe is known for exceptional full-length works and mixed-repertory programs. And there is always some element of surprise, even when the company produces a classic.
Contact info: 436-3015 or FreemanStage.org
Page 3: Pretty Bigg Stuff
The Biggs Museum of American Art is hosting “Award Winners IX” thru October 25. The show features the work of the current Individual Artist Fellows of the Delaware Division of the Arts.
Painters, photographers, writers, musicians and craft artisans won fellowship prizes, and Biggs is the only place to see all the works in one exhibit.
Contact info: biggsmuseum.org or 674-2111.