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A cancer survivor from Dover is promoting the latest edition of her young adult fantasy series.

“Fractured Princess” is the first novel from Debra Renee Byrd’s  "The Shattered Chronicles.” It was first released in 2019 and now the second edition is available.

In this week’s Arts Playlist, Byrd reflects on her journey writing the novel and her battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.


The resurgence of COVID cases forces another Delaware event to come up with a Plan B.


Brandywine Festival of the Arts Facebook page

The Brandywine Festival of the Arts is back this weekend after missing a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s the Festival’s 60th anniversary at Josephine Gardens in Wilmington’s Brandywine Park

And in this week’s Enlighten Me - Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele chats with Festival producer Barry Schlecker and this year’s featured artist, Sandy Askey-Adams, about this year’s event.


Nile Scott Studios

A Boston-based touring Shakespeare company is bringing an outdoor production to Delaware in September.

 


Home No. 9 - Ocean Drive in North Shores

This year’s 71st annual Rehoboth Art League (RAL) Cottage Tour has been held virtually but that's about to change.

 

Biggs Museum of American Art

With pandemic restrictions lifted, venues like the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover are ramping back up.  And this summer, the Biggs is offering plenty of reasons to visit.

In addition to its events and exhibits, the Biggs is working to create a more robust experience.

And in this week’s Arts Playlist, Biggs curator Ryan Grover joins Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele to explain their efforts and some of the summer programs they’re offering.


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The Riverfront Development Corporation (RDC) is bringing back its summer concert series after the pandemic forced a hiatus last year.

 


A Philadelphia program that allows EBT card holders to visit arts institutions at a discounted rate expands to Delaware.


Grand Opera House

The Grand Opera House in Wilmington announces its first wave of indoor shows since the coronavirus started over a year ago. 

 


Craig and Fred on the Maine coast near their home

A service dog training program in Maine State Prison is the setting for a new book from author and former Marine Craig Grossi.

Grossi’s second book is called Second Chances:  A Marine, His Dog, and Finding Redemption.

In this week’s Arts Playlist, Grossi chats with Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele about his latest work.

 


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School’s are out for summer starting this week and Delaware’s 2021 statewide Summer Library Reading Program is underway.


Delmarva’s community handbell ensemble, the Capital Ringers, is releasing a new virtual show this summer.

 


There’s a new exhibition coming to the Brandywine River Museum of Art this summer.

Ralston Crawford:  Air + Space + War  features the work of the modernist artist best known for his abstract representations of urban life and industry.

Brandywine River Museum of Art curator Amanda Burdan joins Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele on this week’s Arts Playlist to preview this exhibit.

 


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The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover is gearing up for a series of summer and fall exhibits.

 

 


Delaware Shakespeare brings back its Summer Festival with three outdoor events at Rockwood Park in Wilmington.

 

 


A new collaboration is combining academics with music this summer.


Delaware Symphony Orchestra

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DSO) returns to live, in-person concerts this fall for its 2021-2022 season.

 

 


Velocipede Time Machine and designer Bruce Rosenbaum (Hagley Photo)

 

A unique piece of art recently arrived at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington.

Starting June 1, a thousand-pound Steampunk sculpture called the Velocipede Time Machine will greet visitors in the lobby of Hagley’s Nation of Inventors exhibition.

And in this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele chats with its designer, Bruce Rosenbaum.

 


The Swamp Joker (Figure of Consumption), David Smith, stoneware

The Rehoboth Art League (RAL) hosts a series of five new exhibitions, debuting at its galleries Friday.


 

Millsboro author David Salner’s latest book - A Place to Hide - is out.

In this week’s Arts Playlist, Salner joins Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele to discuss the book, how it connects to his life, and the themes of cultural engagement it touches on.

 


Rebecca Wisniewski

Milford High School senior Rebecca Wisniewski represents Delaware this weekend in the annual Poetry Out Loud competition.

 


DiAE Photo

The Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education (DiAE) is bringing back its signature event this week.

Spotlight - an Evening of the Arts is this Friday and will be livestreamed from The Delaware Contemporary.


Delaware Art Museum

Delaware Art Museum’s resident classical ensemble, the Pyxis Piano Quartet, says good-bye to the galleries where they debuted more than 10 years ago.

 

 


Biggs Museum of American Art

Two new exhibitions are up and running at The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover.

In this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele chats with Biggs curator Ryan Grover

 

A full slate of big-name performers are coming to the Freeman Arts Pavilion this summer.


Rehoboth Art League

The Rehoboth Art League (RAL) welcomes spring with a new exhibition series.

 

 


April is National Poetry Month and a Sussex County arts nonprofit plans to celebrate with a poetry series.

 


Rehoboth Art League

A sculpture by an award-winning artist now sits in the atrium at City Hall in Rehoboth Beach.


Hagley Museum and Library

One of the most comprehensive industrial film company collections now lives in Delaware.

 

And in this week’s Arts Playlist, Hagley curator Kevin Martin joins Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele discuss the Cinecraft Productions collection.

 


Staff members at the Historic Odessa Foundation are providing a peek at their personal art collections.

 

 


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