Established Color, an exhibition of paintings by Thomas Del Porte, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from September 7-28, 2018. Del Porte received a 2018 Fellowship Visual Arts: Painting. The artist will host a free opening reception on Friday, September 7 from 5-7 p.m.
The exhibition will feature Del Porte’s still life paintings and landscapes. In his work, Del Porte intends to tell a visual story within each stroke of paint. His paintings are made with little jeweled, thorn-like curls, each stroke acting as an individual recording of a moment in time.
Del Porte explains, “I paint from direct observation, in the attempt to capture a unique portion of the infinite gifts of light, line, color and spaces that nature provides. My goal is to communicate a visual quality that reveals something new within the movement and drama of the images I translate.”
The Mezzanine Gallery is located in the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French St., Wilmington, DE 19801 and open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Mezzanine Gallery, located in the Carvel State Office Building in Wilmington, features one-person exhibitions of Delaware artists in disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, folk, and media arts.
To be considered for an exhibition, artists may submit a Mezzanine Gallery Application. Artists who have received an Individual Artist Fellowship in the visual arts are also given the opportunity to exhibit in the gallery.
Visit the Gallery
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Photo ID required after 4:30 p.m.
On-street and garage parking
Free and open to the public
About the Gallery
The Mezzanine Gallery presents solo exhibitions of work by Delaware artists in disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, folk, and media arts.
This opportunity is available to Delaware’s emerging and established visual artists who have won Individual Artist Fellowships, or have been chosen by the Division’s annual Gallery Panel.
Held the first Friday of the month from 5-7 p.m. Dates are subject to change.
Works on Paper
October 5-26, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5 from 5-7 p.m.
November 2-30, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2 from 5-7 p.m.
Lauren E. Peters
December 7-28, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 from 5-7 p.m.
February 1-22, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, February 1 from 5-7 p.m.
March 1-29, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, March 1 from 5-7 p.m.
April 5-26, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5 from 5-7 p.m.
May 3-31, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3 from 5-7 p.m.
June 7-28, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7 from 5-7 p.m.
July 5-26, 2019
Opening Reception: TBA
August 2-30, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, August 2 from 5-7 p.m.