The Arts Buzz: A blog about "All My Sons" at Delaware Theatre Company, concerts at The Grand Opera House, Remington Ryde and oompah at Smyrna Opera House, Serafin String Quartet, Melomanie, West African music and more
Fans of Arthur Miller, great American drama and explorations of the Great American Dream, this is for you. Delaware Theatre Company will present “All My Sons,” starting this week. The story goes like this: Joe Keller’s son wants to marry the girl next door. His wife wants their estranged eldest son to come home. But a secret from Joe’s past threatens to destroy the family. Set in the days after World War II, the play won Miller the Tony for Best Play in 1947. It remains fresh as ever. See it Oct. 19-23, Oct. 26-30 and Nov. 2-6. For tickets, call 594-1100, or visit delawaretheatre.org. A Grand Week at The Grand Whether you prefer your rock folky, bluesy or songwritery, you won’t be disappointed when legendary guitarist Richard Thompson visits...
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The Arts Buzz: Dedicated to Edward L. Loper Sr., about First State Ballet Theatre, Andes Manta at Music School of Delaware, the lighted labyrinth at Delaware Art Museum, Dover Symphony Orchestra and UD Symphony Orchestra, NWAA and Winterthur, and more
Delaware Today is sorry to learn of the passing of the great Edward L. Loper Sr. Few local painters have achieved his level of recognition and influence, here and beyond, or have been as beloved by so many students. Read editor Maria Hess' story about Loper, "The Secret Life of Color," at http://www.delawaretoday.com/Delaware-Today/February-2007/The-Secret-Life-of-Color/. We wish Mr. Loper peace. From Spain to Ecuador Dance fans, don't miss First State Ballet Theatre's “Don Quixote” staged by Kirov-trained artistic director Pasha Kambalov at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington this weekend. Based on Cervantes' epic story and played on Broadway as “The Man of La Mancha,” FSBT's “Don Quixote” will delight...
The Arts Buzz: A blog about the DCCA, the Biggs Museum, the Dover Art League, Longwood Gardens and The Delaware Symphony Orchestra chamber series
Eye Catching In 1936, a group of artists in New York banded to promote understanding of non-objective art. In this, the 75th anniversary year of the American Abstract Artists, three of its current members will show their work in “Fluid” at the DCCA—a most fitting space. See the textile creations of Lynne Harlow, Marthe Keller and Rossana Martinez. The show will run through Jan. 21. Visit before Oct. 9 to check out “Cause and Effect” by Leslie Shellow, an installation of cutout drawings and biomorphic paper forms that sprawl and creep across and around gallery spaces. Through “Cause and Effect,” Shellow examines the nature of growth, decay, and regeneration. One great thing about visiting the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts,...
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The Arts Buzz: A blog about Elwyn and Anne Truitt at Delaware Art Museum, George Thorogood at The Grand Opera House, and the plays "Passing Strange" and "Twelfth Night"
New Windows on Art When last we told you about the Delaware Art Museum’s Outlook Series, it was an exhibition of works from Christina School District art teachers. Starting next week, Outlook presents “Expressions: Artists Presented by Elwyn,” a show of 80 works by clients of Elwyn Delaware, a vocational training center for people with disabilities. Jerry Bilton, director of Gallery 919 in Wilmington, is guest curator. This is truly beautiful work, a window into the lives and minds of the differently abled. It shows Oct. 8-Nov. 13. Also at the Delaware Art Museum, see “Anne Truitt: Luminosities.” The exhibition features works from the museum’s collection. An important part of the group known as the Color Field painters,...
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