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Calling all artists!

Get your artwork in front of adoring eyes by hosting your own art exhibit and reception at The Grand.

We are actively seeking artists to exhibit their work for the coming year in both galleries. Along with the opportunity to show your work for a month, artists will take part in the City of Wilmington’s Art On the Town, also known as “Art Loop,” on first Fridays. All shows will be listed in Out & About Magazine, distributed to local businesses and galleries, and on the Art Loop and The Grand’s websites.

Not only will you be getting exposure and potential sales for your work, but you will be giving enrichment and enjoyment to patrons, performing artists, staff, and other visitors.

Click here for more information about the Art Loop.

For artists interested in exhibiting their work at The Grand please download our Artist Application and Exhibit Guidelines below:

Artist Application
Exhibit Guidelines

Gallery Hours:

Monday–Friday, 9 am–3 pm, by appointment only.

Please contact eberman@grandopera.org or call 302-658-7897 x3256 for an appointment.

Click on the gallery tabs to see who is exhibiting in July and August 2022!


Theresa Angela Taylor

The Circumstances of Building an Honorable Life

(July8 - August 29, 2022)

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Theresa Angela Taylor

The Circumstances of Building an Honorable Life

“One day, when I went downtown to SoHo and saw the excitement and the colorful people selling art on the street, I knew that I would be an artist.”

For Theresa Angela Taylor, art was a family tradition. When she was three, Taylor’s father taught her how to draw, and she often created her own dolls. “I had a great imagination.” With her two sisters and a brother, Taylor was raised in a creative Harlem family, with the legacy of fabled Harlem Renaissance artists (Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Langston Hughes) always present.

Her grandfather was a jazz singer with Cab Calloway, and her father was a painter. One year “he forgot to get a Christmas tree, so he painted [one] on the wall of our Lenox Avenue apartment.” After he died, her mother (an Ebony magazine model) moved the family to the Bronx, sending the siblings into Manhattan for dancing, singing, and acting classes.

As a high school student at Laurinburg Institute (a fabled North Carolina boarding school with outstanding Black alumni), Taylor discovered she was dyslexic and was diagnosed as ADD. The school was instrumental in instilling confidence and the sense of possibility that led her to work in business and graphic design in the Washington DC area. As an adult, Taylor studied at the Art Institute of Washington, and throughout her long business career, she painted every day.

Victor Bloise

Unregulated

(July 8 - August 29, 2022)

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The Masks We Wear #4

Victor Bloise Unregulated

As an artist, I am no longer concerned with representing the world in the traditional objective sense or in a realistic manner. I have become bored with the technical aspects of realism in art. I have come to believe that art should be an original and unique expression of the artist

My work, therefore, represents my personal experience; each piece is an aspect of my growth, experience, pain, frustration and interest. I no longer restrict my creativity with any concern about style…style is no longer a relevant concern in the creative process. My approach to each piece is largely dependent on my mood and concern now. The outcome of the process reflects a particular moment in time, and as my mood and interests varies, so does my method, technique, style and subject matter.

The health and safety of our patrons is always at the forefront of our minds and we welcome audiences back to enjoy the live performing arts once again.

The health and safety of our patrons is always at the forefront of our minds and we welcome audiences back to enjoy the live performing arts once again.

In line with the new CDC guidance released Friday, February 25, 2022, The Grand has announced it will suspend all COVID-19 mitigation efforts effective immediately. Patrons will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test to enter one of The Grand’s three theaters. Though masking is still recommended by the CDC in “congregate areas” (such as concert halls and theaters), patrons will no longer be required to wear a mask when attending a performance at Copeland Hall, the baby grand, or The Playhouse on Rodney Square.

The suspension of these policies goes into effect immediately (March 2, 2022). The Grand reserves the right to adjust this suspension should conditions warrant in line with evolving CDC recommendations. Should a change occur, patrons will receive an email and text message prior to their scheduled performance. Resident companies, rentals, and other events at one of The Grand’s three theaters may still opt to enforce their own mitigation efforts despite the relaxation of our policies.

Vaccine And Test Policy

Beginning March 2, 2022, The Grand and The Playhouse on Rodney Square will no longer require that our visitors and audience members provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test to attend all indoor public performances and events in all venues.

Indoor Mask Policy

Though masking is still recommended by the CDC in “congregate areas” (such as concert halls and theaters), patrons will no longer be required to wear a mask when attending a performance at Copeland Hall, the baby grand, or The Playhouse on Rodney Square. Although we have removed the requirement, patrons are strongly encouraged to continue to wear masks for their own comfort and peace of mind.

Updated: March 2, 2022

CONTACT

Eric Berman
Community Events Manager
302-658-7897 x 3256
eberman@grandopera.org

DOWNLOADS

Artist Application
Exhibit Guidelines