Best Bets: Art in the time of COVID-19

Being an artist is sometimes thought of as being a solitary endeavor. That’s never been truer since the outbreak of COVID-19 across the state and world Artists have been finding this time an especially fruitful one and, in some cases, a therapeutic time to ply their trade while they quarantine in place. “I have been […]

‘Home Bound’ illustrates just how we’re all coping

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines, deadlines and hopefully adequately spaced grocery store lines … *** Winifred Way, a Dover artist, brightened our day with an email a few days ago. She attached the illustration that appears with today’s column. “I was at my drawing table listening to the news about people being […]

Mispillion Art League offers workshop with artist

MILFORD — On Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 pm., Manchester, England artist Pat Southern-Pearce will teach “A Sense of Place and a Story Told” at the Mispillion Art League in Milford, Delaware. Born and raised in the North of England and trained as a painter, Pat is known […]

Greater Millsboro Art League seeks to showcase artwork at town center

MILLSBORO — America’s constitutional First Amendment has been drawn into play with the Greater Millsboro Art League’s request to showcase artwork at the Millsboro Town Center. Last October, the town of Millsboro offered to cover electricity and propane costs for one year instead of reducing rent for the art league’s Main Street studio, property owned […]

VFW Auxiliary announces youth scholarship art contest

BRIDGEVILLE — The Department of Delaware VFW Auxiliary Scholarships Chairman, Rev. Dr. Michaele Russell, makes the announcement of a scholarship contest that recognizes up-and-coming artists and encourages patriotism in youth. The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest is open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school […]

Greater Millsboro Art League expanding to textiles

MILLSBORO – There’s much more to the Greater Millsboro Art League than watercolors and paintings. In collaboration with the Modern Quilt Guild of Delaware and Sister Stitchers, the GMAL is expanding its focus to include textile arts. To celebrate this collaboration, the league is offering a beginner quilting class, Let’s Quilt with Cheryl McCann, on […]

Biggs debuts ‘Ripped from the Headlines’ photojournalism exhibit

DOVER — The Biggs Museum of American Art will feature the visual storytelling of newspapers and magazines from throughout the greater Delmarva region in its first major exhibition on photojournalism starting today, entitled “Ripped from the Headlines: Photojournalism in Delaware.” News publishers are among the nation’s oldest and most revered image makers. Differing from other […]

Inmate creates artwork for Veterans Treatment Court Program

DOVER — There’s no missing the newest wall decoration inside the Kent County Courthouse. The painting with vivid colors and gripping features measures 2 1/2 feet high and nearly 4 feet wide. The oil-based work was created by a Sussex Correctional Institution inmate as a tribute to the state’s Veterans Treatment Court Program. He worked […]

Raubacher puts life into Biggs exhibit

DOVER — When Rebecca Raubacher was 3 years old, her sister took her to ride ponies. It was a moment that would define her career path. “I fell in love with the ponies and the assorted farm animals,” Ms. Raubacher said. “As soon as I got home, I picked up a paper and pencil and […]

Best Bets: Blues Traveler runs around to Freeman Stage

For Blues Traveler keyboardist Ben Wilson, he’s not sure what’s hotter in Delaware, the fans or the weather. The veteran blues/rock jam band has played in various Delaware locales over the past few years from The Queen in Wilmington to the Delaware State Fair to the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach and the Freeman […]