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Arts Spotlight: February 2021


 

Each month we feature a handful of arts and community-based organizations and their programs and projects funded by the Delaware Division of the Arts in our Arts Spotlight which will be included on our monthly e-newsletter, Arts E-News and online. If you haven’t signed up yet for Arts E-News, please do so here.

Funding for Division of the Arts grants is provided by the Delaware General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. To view past grants awarded (1999 to present), please visit our Grants Awarded page.

Grant Types: GOS – General Operating Support; PS – Project Support

 

February 2021

 

Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Cinema Art Theater
Lewes
GOS

The Cinema Art Theater in Lewes features new films every week. Their programming provides a variety of first-run independent films including features and documentaries, both USA and international. Currently playing at the theater is My Rembrandt, an alluring art-world documentary that offers fascinating insight into what makes the work of a Dutch master painter so special. Set in the world of the Old Masters, the film offers a mosaic of gripping stories in which unrestrained passion for Rembrandt’s paintings leads to dramatic developments and unexpected plot turns. While art collectors show us their special connection with ‘their’ Rembrandt, French baron Eric de Rothschild puts two Rembrandts up for sale, triggering a hard political battle between the Rijksmuseum and the Louvre. The film also follows an aristocratic Dutch art dealer as he seems to be on the trail of not just one but two ‘new’ Rembrandt paintings.  [2020, US, 97 min, Rated: NR, In Dutch with English subtitles]. John Defore of “Hollywood Reporter” pens, “Sumptuous and enjoyable on several levels.” Florence Hallett of “The Arts Desk” exclaims, “It is an entertaining and beautifully crafted film, whose success can be measured in the food for thought it provides.”


Delaware Futures
Success with Arts & Culture Enrichment
Virtual and in Dover, Seaford, and Wilmington
PS

This month, Delaware Futures will feature a series of art workshops developed by Artist Sherita T. Sparrow and her curriculum series “Boss Moves.” This artist series is intended to close the gap for high school students who are creative, yet need help navigating their career path. The goal is to inspire high school students to identify steps for building a career around their creativity and contribute to the higher good of their community while realizing their own higher purpose. The series will serves as a compliment to the Delaware Futures After School program, “Success with Arts & Culture Enrichment” piece. Students in grades 9-12 may benefit from this series. It will be offered virtually, through the Zoom program due to COVID-19 pandemic. Students will also have an opportunity to create an artist piece “Wild Dreaming” to help infuse art and their very own career goals and aspirations. This will be Delaware Future’s first virtual artist series ever and they anticipate that the students will find this experience both motivating and creative.


Brandywine Baroque
Concerts at the Flint Collection: A Virtual Series
Wilmington
GOS

Brandywine Baroque announces Concerts at the Flint Collection: A Virtual Series for its 2020-2021 Season. On February 21, they will present “Kitty Clive Sings Arne, Boyce & Handel” featuring Laura Heimes (soprano), Martin Davids (violin), John Mark Rozendaal (viola da gamba), Donna Fournier (viola da gamba) & Karen Flint (harpsichord). ​Performances premiere on Sundays at 3:00 pm (EST) on their new Vimeo Channel (https://vimeo.com/brandywinebaroque). Each performance will be about 30 minutes in length. These virtual concerts will be available to watch anytime on the Vimeo Channel throughout the 2020-2021 season about a day after they have premiered.


Mispillion Art League
Milford
GOS

The Mispillion Art League mission is to provide community-wide access to a quality visual arts program. One way they accomplish this mission is through more than 80 classes offered during an average year. Jewelry making, mosaics, painting (watercolor, acrylic, pastels, oils), fiber art, comic book characters, stained glass, and pottery are just a few of the mediums they have offered. They have something for everyone! Beginners need not worry – beginner classes are meant for those with little to no experience. Instructors are working artists and many are or were art teachers. The Art League wants everyone to have fun and experience the act of creating, whether it is just a hobby, a new activity, or a professional looking for a new technique. And if a class fee is out of reach, they have scholarship funding available to everyone. Just call the Art League and they will work with you so you can take the class of your choice.


The projects above are supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes these and other Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com.

The Division offers a variety of grant programs for individual artists; nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations chartered and based in Delaware; and schools and government entities that support arts activities. View a full list of Division grants on the Grants Overview page.


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