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 […]

Mispillion Art League re-sculpts classes for COVID-19 era

MILFORD — COVID-19 has painted over a lot of events in Milford, but the Mispillion Art League has continued its classes through the pandemic, even as the organization has had to rework its offerings. Sonja Frey, the organization’s co-chairwoman, said the league was able to resume in-person courses when Gov. John Carney began Phase 2 […]

‘My Delaware’ on exhibit at Mispillion Art League

MILFORD — Mispillion Art League’s new exhibit, the annual “My Delaware” will run through Sept. 12 at MAL, 5 N Walnut St., Milford. As part of the exhibit, there is also a display of work by featured artist, photographer Robert J. Neary. He has a long history in the field of photography, starting at age […]

Big Draw Festival: Mispillion Art League begins planning 2nd annual October event

MILFORD — The Mispillion Art League (MAL) on Friday announced its plan to hold Milford’s second annual Big Draw Festival in October. Although the event will look different than it did last year, festival chairwoman Rosemary Connelly said she and the rest of the MAL board are dedicated to carrying it on into the COVID-19 […]

Milford’s Mispillion Art League announces plan for 2020 Big Draw Festival

Friday, Milford’s Mispillion Art League (MAL) announced its plan to hold the 2020 Big Draw Festival DE in October. “Amid pandemic restrictions, some of this year’s festival will take place in-person, some virtually or a combination of the two,” a MAL press release said, “but it will happen!” Dates, times and locations for individual classes and […]

Best Bets: Milford artist chairman of (card)board

As an artist, Michael Fleishman believes you should never discount anything when it comes to your creativity. “If there’s something which you can use in your art somehow, let’s try that. Let’s paint with it. With odd stuff, let’s use drawing tools that wouldn’t normally be considered drawing tools, like sticks and that kind of […]

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 […]