Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring 2012 Work Day!

Please Join Us at the City Art Center on Saturday, March 31 
for our Spring Work Day from 10am until 5pm!
The CAC is in much need of a Face Lift!
Please Pitch in and help make one of Delaware's Community Art Centers even more awesome!  A few hours of your time and a little elbow grease will only make you (and us) feel better! Work all day or we'll be grateful for even a couple of hours of your time!

The Plan: 
Bathroom Renovation (the plumbing is already done): Knock out a wall, build a new wall, install door and light fixture.
Painting: lots of Painting!
Exterior Door Installation
Cleaning: spiderwebs, shop vaccing...
Some Small Construction Projects
Organizing: tools, supplies, etc.
Creating a Community Info Wall
Prepping for next show

Two ways you can help us:
  • Show up for a few hours (or all day) to help out
    • We could probably use some extra tools & Large Shop Vac if you can loan...
  • DONATE! 
    • In-Kind Donations are welcome and appreciated! Click Here for Wish List
    • Donate Snacks, Beverages, and Lunch food items for the volunteers.
    • We can use some financial support for this project, any little bit helps! Donate Easily with PayPal or stop by the CAC during gallery hours (Fri. 4-7pm & Sat. 2-7pm)

Let us know you are coming by checking in on our Facebook Event Page!
We greatly appreciate our community and volunteers!  We wouldn't be here without you!

Be Creative Today!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

What's Been Popping Up at the CAC?

This month, we are hosting a brilliant exhibition of photographs created in collaboration by two local individuals: Photographer Steve Leibrand and Strand Theatre Manager Kara Long!
The focus of this display are the hidden places and objects within the Historic Strand Theatre, a prospering non-profit movie theater that has been operating in Delaware, Ohio since 1916!  Kara and Steve set out to capture the beauty, the folklore, and the history of the theater with the exhibition:
Strand Theatre: Scenes from Behind the Screen!

Kara Long & Steve Leibrand During a Photo Shoot in the Strand Theatre.  Photos by Harry Pape.
Come in during our gallery hours (Fridays 4-7pm & Saturdays 2-7pm) to see this spectacular show!  In addition to the elegantly executed photographs, on display are artifacts that showcase moments throughout the Strand's long-running history.  See the beautifully restored Film Projector from the 1920's along with instruction manuals from decades ago and an old film splicer, plus much more!

The Opening Reception on First Friday was a popping success :)
Free Popcorn was Served at the Opening Reception Compliments of the Strand Theatre!
Former Strand Mgr Ben Geary with Current Strand Mgr Kara Long.  Mr. Geary began working at the Strand Theatre in 1948! The two are standing next to a projector once used in the theater in the 1920's.
To Purchase your very own Strand Theatre Photographic Prints: 
Contact Kara J. Long at 
or purchase in person at the City Art Center
To View the Works that are for Sale, Please Visit:

Photographs are all Printed on High Quality Archival Paper
Unframed 8x10" & 8x12" Prints only $20
Unframed 11x14" & 11x17" Prints going for just $30
Large Framed Pieces range from $300-$350
We recommend that you stop by to see the work in person, the photos are truly lovely!
Proceeds benefit both Non-Profit Organizations: The Strand Theatre and the City Art Center

Your Purchases and/or Donations are appreciated!
More Photos of the First Friday Event on Facebook!