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Delaware Public Media's coverage of stories involving the arts in Delaware.

Delaware Public Media' s arts coverage is made possible, in part, by support from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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New Castle County libraries are asking children to submit their own masterpiece for the 2019 children’s literary and art magazine PAGES.

 


The Delaware Contemporary

The Delaware Contemporary plans to launch its 40th Anniversary celebration in January with an exhibition featuring its founder Rick Rothrock and long-time supporter Stan Smokler.


The Delaware Contemporary

The Delaware Contemporary is hosting its Annual Holiday Craft Show and Taste of the Holidays Friday as part of Wilmington’s December Art Loop.


Historic Odessa Foundation

A powerful story of redemption, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, has enchanted audiences the world over with its simple message of holiday joy.

 

 


Courtesy of Alim Smith

 

Local artist Alim Smith has gained national attention for his surrealist takes on viral memes and pop culture icons.

And in this edition of Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talked to the Wilmington native about his newest project— creating what he calls “urban mythology.”

 


Delaware Choral Society

The Delaware Choral Society (DCS) performs Haydn’s The Creation this Sunday at Dover High School.

 

 


Mitch Topal

We recently marked Veterans Day, honoring those who have served the country in the military.  But with each passing year there are fewer and fewer surviving veterans of World War II to recognize and thank.  And there fewer opportunities to hear their first hand accounts of that era.

That’s what makes a new book from Mitch Topal worth a read.  It’s called “Against All Odds: The Ray Firmani Story.”

Firmani, an Elsmere resident,  was a 23-year-old Second Lieutenant during World War II and the co-pilot on 25 bombing missions over Germany and France between December 23, 1944 and April 20, 1945.

In this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele interviews Topal and Firmani about “Against All Odds: The Ray Firmani Story” – and starts with an excerpt from the book's forward


Gretchen Hanson

Not just a cookbook, but also a chef’s memoir and short stories wrapped around recipes.

That’s how award-winning chef and former owner of Hobos Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, Gretchen Hanson, describes her new book titled, “When It’s Done: The Making of A Chef.”


Hagley Museum and Library

Privacy worries may feel like a new phenomenon in the digital age. But our ancestors were also worried about it.

And Vanderbilt University associate history professor Sarah Igo is coming to the First State to offer that historical context.

 

 


Photo from HOF - A streetscape by Delaware artist Thomas Del Porte, a collection of whose works are now on display through Dec. 30, 2018

There’s a new exhibit at the Historic Odessa Foundation (HOF).

It’s called Time Elemental: An Exploration of the Visual Expression of Thomas Del Porte.

 

 


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