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 […]

Mispillion Art League idea could be a really ‘Big Draw’

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** One of the joys of community newspaper work is being among the first to learn about new initiatives. During a visit to Milford Tuesday, it was fun to hear the enthusiasm building around a new Delaware festival — “The Big Draw.” Rosemary Connelly, […]

Audubon exhibit takes flight at Biggs Museum

DOVER — Art should be polarizing and vulnerable, which are traits that well-known artist and naturalist John James Audubon demonstrated throughout his works. “Most people know about Audubon,” said Charles Guerin, executive director of the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover. “They know about the birds, but that’s as far as it goes. Very […]

It’s about face for artist Simon at Dover Public Library

DOVER — The arts were a hobby of Wilmington artist Paul Simon for many years before becoming his sole focus. “I had been doing art on and off for years but it was very sporadic and undisciplined,” he said. “All of it has always interested me, though. I’ve taken classes in all areas from painting […]

African-American art exhibit extended

An exhibit highlighting works created by African-American artists of greater Dover and Kent County has garnered such a great response that the exhibit has been extended a month and will remain open at the Biggs Museum of American Art in downtown Dover through April 29. The exhibit is part of the second annual Citywide Black […]

Son shares ‘Mother’s Art’ at Dover Public Library

DOVER — “Mother’s Art: A Fine Selection of the Paintings and Artwork of Betty Reznak” is now on display at the Dover Public Library. Born Aug. 5, 1924, Betty Reznak grew up on a farm in Portage, Pennsylvania to Hungarian immigrant parents and learned artsy skills like sewing, crocheting and knitting but her real passion […]

African-American artists draw inspiration at Biggs Museum

DOVER — Ryan Grover had always envisioned having an abundance of African-American artists from Kent County display their work at The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover. “The museum is community-based and we like to have the walls here reflect our community as best as we possibly can,” said Mr. Grover, curator of the […]

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