The Grand Galleries are a great opportunity for area artists to gain more exposure as well as offer enrichment and enjoyment to patrons, performing artists, artistic partners and staff.
The Grand is actively seeking artists to exhibit their work during the coming year. Along with the opportunity to show for the month, artists will also take part in the City of Wilmington's Art on the Town, also known as the "Art Loop" on first Fridays.
For artists interested in exhibiting their work at The Grand, download an application here.
Download guidelines for exhibiting at The Grand Galleries.
Pacem in Terris
Pacem in Terris is a grassroots, nonpartisan, interfaith, member-supported peace and justice non-profit organization based in Wilmington that is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2017. It works collaboratively with people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and professions to spread, deepen and enrich peace in the world, nation and neighborhood.
Last year, Pacem in Terris invited local youth to create art that is a vision of peace— that answered the question, “What does peace look like?” and “What does the world that you want to live in look like?” Over three hundred students from 20 schools and community organizations submitted inspiring work that was exhibited at The Delaware Contemporary, September 17-24, during PeaceWeek Delaware.
Selected artwork will travel throughout Delaware from October through May 2018. For more information on the show see the Youth Peace Art website.
This exhibition is supported, in part, the Wilmington Flower Market and by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.
Kevin currently lives just outside Downingtown, Pennsylvania. He typically works with acrylic and enjoys experimenting with color and technique. His primary influences are Pollock, Rothko, and Van Gogh; his paintings are inspired by nature and music.
"As a working musician, my art is heavily influenced by music. I consider many of my paintings to be visual representations of sound. As with my music, it is my hope that my artwork evokes a feeling that each viewer connects with on a very personal level of their own. My art, like songs, is open to the viewer's interpretation ... it exists for you, not me."
I work in a state of flow. From the moment I put a brush to the canvas, my only guide is the painting. I begin with a concept or color idea. The world around me then fades, and I allow the painting itself to take me where it wants to go. I let it tell me when it is finished. The completed piece expresses the evolution of the initial inspiration–it is more about the journey than the destination