Cardboard city takes over Mispillion Art League

MILFORD — Great pieces of art have been created during pandemics. Shakespeare wrote “King Lear.” Giovanni Boccaccio penned “The Decameron.” Pieter Bruegel the Elder painted “Triumph of Death.” Egon Schiele brushed “The Family.” COVID-19 is no exception. In times of quarantine, illness and uncertainty, people create art. For more than 60 people in Milford, the […]

New look for Mispillion Art League gift shop

MILFORD — New glass displays have been installed in the Mispillion Art League Gift Shop and everything is set up. The Exhibits Committee has been, and is, hard at work updating the look of display space and finding ways to offer a greater selection of functional and beautiful pieces. Full of lovely art with something […]

Paint Dover! event now a virtual exhibition

DOVER — Eighteen artists from Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland painted Loockerman Street and nearby downtown areas during the second annual Paint Dover! plein air painting event, competition and exhibition held earlier this month, and culminating with October’s First Friday evening event. The Fig Tree Band provided a jazz fusion instrumental backdrop to the event. “I […]

Best Bets: Music plays on at Delmarva Folk Festival

As with most events these days, John Kidd and the Delaware Friends of Folk had some long discussions about holding this weekend’s Delmarva Folk Festival in light of the ongoing pandemic. “We talked about all possibilities and, like DelDOT, no-build is always a possibility. But we talked about it and we decided that it was […]

Big Draw Festival ties art community together

MILFORD — Unlike last year’s inaugural Big Draw Festival DE, this year won’t see folks drawing, designing artwork and fanciful creations throughout the streets of Milford. The ongoing pandemic put the brakes on that this year. But art will still be celebrated nonetheless. The second annual Big Draw is a go this month with plenty […]

‘Mike-ro-scopic’ shows cardboard art at Gallery 37

MILFORD — “Mike-ro-scopic” is Michael Fleishman’s second solo show in Delaware, follwing his solo show, “Kitsch in Synch,” and group shows at Mispillion and Greater Millsboro Art Leagues. It continues his exploration of his new direction: cardboard. Mr. Fleishman is honored to be one of 19 recipients of a 2020 Individual Artist Fellowships awarded by […]

Paint Dover! colors downtown next week

DOVER — At least 12 regionally known artists from Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland, as well as an accomplished high school senior and artist, will paint colorful scenes of downtown Dover in watercolor, oil, and pastel Wednesday through Friday. “Paint Dover!” is a plein air painting event and art competition culminating in an artwork exhibition and […]

Best Bets: Biggs Museum uncovers works by ‘hidden gem’ Lewis

Taylor Collins got the surprise of a lifetime early in her artistic career. While looking at art books at the Dover Public Library back in the mid-70s, she came across works by famed Delaware artist Jack Lewis. “I loved what he did. He had the painting and then he told a story about the scene. […]

Best Bets: National Folk Festival going online this year

The streets of Salisbury, Maryland, will be a little emptier and quieter this weekend than originally planned. But there will still be a party to be had. The National Folk Festival, which last year drew about 150,000 people over three days to see musicians, dancers, storytellers and craftspeople on seven outdoor stages, will go virtual […]

Recycling the theme of Big Draw Festival DE

MILFORD — The 2020 Big Draw Festival DE plans for October are in place. The theme this year is “A Climate of Change.” Creating art using recycled materials is the goal. This theme is a opportunity for the Mispillion Art League to partner with the city of Milford and reinvent what a community festival can […]