Art, Camera, Action
Chat about Delaware’s arts and entertainment scene.
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Welcome to Delaware Today’s arts blog, the spot to dish on the many cultural opportunities available to Delaware audiences. We’ll cover as many genres as possible, and note cool events offered by organizations large and small, in all three counties.
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Under the Crane
Think back ten years. Remember what the Wilmington Riverfront looked like? While the Blue Rocks get lots of ink–and well they should–do try to head to Dravo Plaza on Thursday nights for the Citizens Bank Shipyard Summer Concert Series. There are only so many summer Thursdays left.
This week features Danny Quinn, Family Night with Irish Folk Music. Quinn, who bears an uncanny resemblance to John Denver but sounds completely different, is a longtime performer of Irish and American folk music. His shows appeal to both children and adults. Quinn is a bit of a chameleon. He tends to be whatever the audience wants him to be. So if they’re grooving to Irish folk, he’ll keep plucking. If Celtic is their thing, Celtic it will stay.
Bring lawn chairs. The concert is free, so you’ll have enough cash to treat the kids to an ice cream cone at Molly’s.
Shows start at 7 p.m. Get there by about 5:30, to guarantee a prime spot under the crane.
Contact info: riverfrontwilm.com or 425-4890.
The Dark Side of the Street
One doesn’t tend to think of the Delaware State Housing Authority as being a purveyor of great art. But for the exhibit “The Darker Side of Daylight: Homeless in Wilmington,” the DHSA partnered with Friendship House to create an exhibit that’s real, raw and provocative.
This is photovoice project, which means it subjects to represent their community or take on life by taking photographs of their own environment. In this case, eight residents of St. Andrew’s Place, a homeless shelter for men, took and collected photos for two months, covering the themes of home, shelter and public spaces. The men wrote the captions that accompany each image.
According to the Delaware Division of the Arts, which produced this exhibit, this is the first time that the photographs are exhibited for an extended period of time. It’s worth a visit.
Contact info: The exhibit shows on the Mezzanine Gallery of the Carvel State Office Building in Wilmington. (Note: The DDOA presents exhibits here throughout the year. Pick up a schedule.) For more, visit artsdel.org.
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