The Rehoboth Art League hosts Gallery Talks as a free opportunity for the public to delve deeper into the arts and humanities content of our exhibitions. A wide range of presenters—including exhibition judges, jurors, art historians, and artists themselves—provide unique perspectives on fine arts, their historical contexts, and how the arts contribute to the human experience.
From the Curator
with Molly Giordano and Margaret Winslow
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 (4pm)
Join us for a Gallery Talk with Molly Giordano, Executive Director of the Delaware Art Museum, and Margaret Winslow, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum, for a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the museum’s Afro-American Images 1971: The Vision of Percy Ricks exhibition. This exhibit, which was seven years in the making, revisits the visionary work of Percy Ricks, who in February 1971 presented an exhibition of over 130 works of art—drawings, prints, photographs, paintings, and sculpture—by 66 African American artists. By recreating this exhibit on its 50th anniversary, the Delaware Art Museum examines the artworks’ role in the Black Arts Movement and questions why this exhibition was largely neglected by historians in the decades that followed.
As a follow up to this free, public Gallery Talk, we invite attendees to register for the December 15 Bus Trip to the Delaware Art Museum, where a guided tour of Afro-American Image 1971 will be provided with lunch and time to further explore the institution’s other collections.
From the Artists
with David Heatwole & David Curtis
Saturday, December 11, 2021 (10am)
Join us for a Gallery Talk with exhibiting artists David Heatwole and David Curtis. Their current join exhibition, Seascapes–Under the Surface: Information, explores the Divine Energy that fuels a cyclical process of Life, Death and Rebirth in both their physical and spiritual manifestations. Macrocosms and Microcosms battle for supremacy within the artists’ colorful, surreal landscapes filled with metaphors. Hear about their careers as artists and the development of this exhibition in particular.
From the Juror
with Paul Rider
Saturday, January 15, 2022 (10am)
Join the Rehoboth Art League for a conversation with Paul Rider, juror of our 7th Regional Juried Biennial Photography Exhibition, which is on display from January 14 through March 6. Rider will discuss his approach to curating the exhibition, as well as highlight award-winning pieces.
Paul Rider is a Philadelphia-based artist and earned his BFA in Photography from Philadelphia College of Art. He received his MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. From 2008 to 2010 he was a fellow at the Center for the Emerging Visual Artist in Philadelphia and was one of the founding members of the photographic cooperative Level 3, where he also served as exhibition curator/coordinator. He teaches photography at the university level and his artwork has been exhibited in Europe and throughout the US in museums, university and commercial galleries, and various visual art centers.
From the Awards Judge
with Andrea Uravitch
Saturday, June 11, 2022 (10am)
Join the Rehoboth Art League for a conversation with Andrea Uravitch, awards judge of our 49th Annual Members’ Fine Craft Exhibition, which is on display from June 10 through July 17, 2022. Uravitch will discuss her selection of the award-winning pieces.
Andrea V. Uravitch is best known for her mixed-media nature related sculptures and environments. These continue to evolve over many years of art making. After receiving a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art she totally immersed herself in the visual arts. Her focus has been the creation of mixed media sculpture, primarily animals, fish, insects, birds, and frogs. These are often incorporated into a vegetative setting, usually with an edge to them that is intended to invoke a reaction from the viewer. For the past 20 years she has been concerned with Mankind’s responsibility for the survival of the environment.
She has shown in over 300 hundred invitational, juried, and solo shows in museums, galleries, art centers, college galleries and institutions. Her work has been seen in shows from Tapei, Taiwan, to Tacoma, Washington, including institutions such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Racine Art Museum, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester VA, a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service tour of Africa. Her other art experiences include teaching, lecturing, curating, installing, and jurying. Her works are part of numerous public and private collections including the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, and the Renwick Gallery, American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution. She is represented by the Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA. Currently, she is part of the New Image Quilt Group. She also serves on the Board of the James Renwick Alliance for Craft. She has devoted her life to making, teaching, and promoting the visual arts.
From the Juror and Awards Judge
with Kasmira Cade
Saturday, August 27, 2022 (10am)
Join the Rehoboth Art League for a conversation with Kasmira Cade, juror and awards judge of our 10th Regional Juried Biennial Exhibition, which is on display from August 26 through September 25, 2022. Cade will discuss her selection and of the award-winning pieces.
Kasmira Cade is a visual artist, educator, independent curator, collaborator, as well as a community activist. A board member of the Delaware Institute for Arts in Education and member of several arts organizations, within the state of Delaware and nationwide, including but not limited to the Newark Arts Alliance and the National Arts in Education Association, Kasmira seeks opportunities to learn from, collaborate and work with other artists from diverse backgrounds. She has exhibited her work in several gallery spaces including but not limited to the Terry Foreman Gallery in Newark Delaware, the Chris White Gallery in Wilmington Delaware and the Viridian Gallery in Chelsea, New York. In 2015, she merged social justice initiatives with the arts and started the Arts and Culture Committee of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League Young Professionals. The committee still thrives today though Kasmira has taken an advisory role. Kasmira has been an Art Educator for more than 14 years. In 2021 she created two pieces on commission; one with the DuPont Experimental Station and the other with the 29th Representative District of the Democratic party.