Next Wilmington Art Loop 2019 is Tomorrow, Friday, August 2
The Redding Gallery will feature paintings by Seonglan Kim Boyce, while Wilmington’s Geraldo Gonzalez will exhibit drawings at the Mezzanine Gallery
Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki, City Cultural Affairs Director Tina Betz, and Jerry DuPhily of Out & About Magazine invite City residents and citizens around the region to Art Loop Wilmington on Friday, August 2. The popular FREE art exhibition, now in its 31st year, is a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Out & About. A total of fifteen galleries in and around Wilmington will participate in this month’s Art Loop.
The Redding Gallery this month will feature minimalist abstract paintings by The Delaware Contemporary studio artist Seonglan Kim Boyce. The artist will host a free opening reception on Friday, August 2 at The Redding Gallery, at 800 North French Street, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.
Seonglan Kim Boyce is an artist and educator currently living in Delaware. She teaches painting and drawing at The Art Studios for the New Castle County Community Services in Newport, Delaware, and previously served as an Assistant Professor for the Department of Performing and Visual Arts at Delaware State University in Dover. Kim Boyce holds an MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA in Painting from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Her works have been exhibited throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania.
Emerging from the cool blue, gray and white terrain of Kim Boyce's canvasses are sharp-edged rectangles that punctuate the surface with bold and warm tones of red, yellow and orange. Her highly geometric demarcations of space reveal Boyce's minimalist but playful sensibilities with her relationship to color and space.
At the Carvel State Office Building’s Mezzanine Gallery, located on the second floor of 820 North French Street, “The Realistic Colors of Art,” an exhibition of drawings of public transportation by Wilmington folk artist Geraldo Gonzalez, will be on view from August 2 to 30, 2019. The artist will host a free opening reception on Friday, August 2, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and a free closing reception on Friday, August 23, also from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Gonzalez is the recipient of a 2019 Individual Artist Fellowship in Folk Arts: Visual Arts. He creates drawings that pulse with energy, spilling over with the excitement he feels about creating. Working mostly with colored pencils and in watercolor, he creates Technicolor worlds brimming with buses, trains, trolleys and subway lines. For more about the artist, watch the Meet the Artist video.
The Mezzanine Gallery, open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., regularly presents solo exhibitions of work by local artists during each month’s Art Loop, focusing on a full range of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, folk and media arts.
In addition to the Redding and Mezzanine galleries, other featured galleries in the month of August include MKT Place Gallery and Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD).
MKT Place Gallery, at 200 West Ninth Street, proudly presents “Capturing a Moment in Time,” an exhibit of works in oil by urban landscape painter Sarah Baptist. Baptist, who enjoys plein air painting, finds the juxtaposition of man and nature intriguing. While on location, she responds to the vertical and horizontal structures in landscape and the way light, color and texture interact with each other – how they conflict and contrast with each other and yet seem to morph into their own composed design is a never-ending challenge and joy.
The Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery at the Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD), at 600 North Market Street, will present “The Ese’Eja People of the Amazon: Connected by a Thread.” This is a collection of photographs and daguerreotypes by Andrew Bale and University of Delaware photography faculty Jon Cox, as well as artifacts curated by Dr. Monica Dominguez Torres and Dr. Vicki Cassman that are part of the daily life of the Ese’Eja, one of the few extant foraging societies of Peru.
Village Life by the People of the Amazon
Attendees are reminded there is no Art Loop Shuttle this month; the FREE round-trip shuttle service will return to the Loop in September.
The Wilmington Art Loop is a self-guided exhibition of visual art displayed at galleries, studios, museums and alternative spaces in and around Wilmington. The FREE event draws local and regional art lovers to the Downtown District and greater Wilmington area on the first Friday of the month with the exception of Independence Day Weekend in July. Many venues offer opportunities to meet the featured artists while patrons enjoy refreshments, and, in some cases, live entertainment is scheduled. Out & About has teamed up with Breakthru Beverage to present complimentary beer, wine or spirit tastings at three Loop venues that rotate each month.
Art Loop Wilmington’s website – a hand-held guide to the Loop that is easily navigable by gallery location, artist or type of venue – is mobile friendly and features the monthly lineup at least two weeks prior to the start of each Art Loop. The site can be accessed atwww.artloopwilmington.org. People can also join the conversation on social media by using #ArtLoopWilm or visit the Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/events/2129418430689932/. The next Art Loop will take place on Friday, September 6.