Friday, January 27, 2012

Interesting Things Are Piling Up at the CAC!

We are so excited to host our upcoming exhibit 
curated by Emily Staugaitis: 
exaltation of larks
collecting collections
This show is an investigation of objects collected by individuals, many of which are artists.  Please Join us for the month of February to see what others have been accumulating!
The Opening Reception is from 6-9pm on First Friday, February 3, 2012 
Let us know you're coming by checking in with our Facebook Event Page

You can still be a part of the Show!
collect anything?

 Please share:
Send a photo of your collection & brief story about why or how you started collecting to be displayed on our community wall during the exhibition.  
Please include your name! 
Deadline: Wed. Feb. 1
Mail:   City Art Center   
                     22 East Winter Street
                      Delaware, Ohio 43015
*photos can not be returned unless a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope is enclosed

The City Art Center is also participating in the February First Friday Chocolate Walk!  For more info about how to buy tickets so you can collect chocolates go to the Main Street Delaware website. Click Here.

More Upcoming Events at the City Art Center: 

The Strand Theatre: Scenes from Behind the Screen
March 2 - 31, 2012
Photographer Steve Leibrand and Strand Theatre Archivist Kara Long have combined their talents to bring you the first ever photographic expedition of hidden and forgotten treasures of the Historic Strand Theatre. They will show you places behind the screen that have been dark for many years.

Join them for an Opening Night Gallery reception on Friday, March 2, 2012, 6:00-9:00p.m, at the City Art Center located two doors down from the Strand Theatre. Artwork will be for sale with proceeds benefiting both Non-Profits, Strand Theatre and City Art Center.  
And Yes....There will be popcorn!

ReStore Art
April 6 - 28, 2012

The City Art Center is teaming up with another local non-profit organization, Habitat for Humanity Delaware to present a display of sustainable art created by area artists.  

The selected artists will be challenged to make work using approximately 90% of their materials obtained from the ReStore in Delaware!  Information about how to participate will be posted very soon, so stay tuned!  This will be a juried exhibition with a cash prize!  
Artwork will be for sale, proceeds will be divided between the Artists, Habitat for Humanity Delaware, and City Art Center! 

Opening Reception from 6-9pm, First Friday, April 6, 2012
Winners will be announced at 7:30pm at the Opening Reception!

In conjunction with this exhibit: Red Panty Crafts will be sponsoring a Fashion Runway Show during the month of April at the CAC, displaying hand-crafted art-as-clothing made from repurposed digs.  Don't miss this Event!  More info soon!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Collecting Collections!

collect anything?  If so…
We’d love for you to display your collection in our next exhibition:
exaltation of larks
collecting collections

Objects of any kind welcome. The more interesting, the better.
Submission information:
Please email a photo or two of your intriguing collection with a brief (1 paragraph) description of what you collect and why.  (what about this object interests you? How did you start collecting these objects? How many do you have?  How long have you been collecting? etc.)
Please send photo & description by Saturday, January 21, 2012 to be considered for the exhibition.  
Some collections may be very valuable or too large to show in the gallery, so your collection might be displayed in our “photos of collections” exhibit area.  Please specify to us if you are submitting for photo only so we know!
Accepted collectors will be notified by email Wednesday, January 25
The drop-off day for collections is from 2-7pm Saturday, January 28 at the City Art Center, located at 22 East Winter Street in Delaware, Ohio.  The CAC is two doors west of the Strand Theater.
The Exhibition will run from Friday, February 3 – Saturday, February 28, 2012.  Pick-up will occur the week following the close of the show, dates & times will be posted in February.
There will be an Opening Reception on the First Friday, February 3 from 6-9pm.
Gallery Hours currently are Fridays 4-7pm & Saturdays 2-7pm

Stay tuned for more opportunities to be a part of some very exciting exhibitions at the CAC this year.  For example: In April, we will be presenting ReStore Art in which 6 artists will be selected to create art using materials from the ReStore Delaware.   June's exhibit will involve artists working with area businesses to make art in response to various professions in Provocation.  Calls for Entries with more details will be posted asap!

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Start of a New Year Full of Creativity!

2012, The Year of the Art Dragon...well for Delaware, its safe to say that the arts will be everywhere you turn if we can help it in the upcoming year!!!  
The City Art Center is collaborating with many of the area organizations in creative projects that will hopefully bring creativity into the foreground for everyone.
For example, we are working with the Strand Theater, Arts Castle, and Habitat for Humanity with some arts projects coming up soon!  The CAC is so excited to be working along some of the best organizations around to better serve the community!

This First Friday, swing by from 6-9 pm to check out the vibrant paintings of local artist Dianne Almendinger!!!!  

Also, The Arts Castle will be our guest this evening with information about what's going on these next few months at the other end of Winter Street!  You can even register for any of the fabulous Arts Castle classes at the CAC tonight!

We have a very interesting exhibit coming up in February that may involve YOU!  We'll have some information about that as well.  

We hope to see you out tonight in Downtown Delaware for First Friday!!!  Don't forget to head down Winter Street and pay us a visit!!!  We are right next door to the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra and 2 doors down from the historic, sustainable, non-profit Strand Theater!