Senior Capstone Exhibition

April 19 – May 14, 2022
Artist Reception: April 21, 2022 | 4:30p-6:00p

Presenting the Capstone work of Art Program (Mass Communications, Visual and Performing Arts Department) Students:

Infinate Dreams (Tori Albanese), TyShawn Allston, Heaven Booker (Helebo), Taylor Gordon, Mikal Morris, Jada Hunter, Zuhrye Lenoir, Erika Lindqvist, Brandi Nichols

Creative Connections

March 23 – April 13, 2022
Artist Reception: April 13, 4:30p-6:00p

Creative Connections is an inclusive presentation of visual art. The vision for this virtual gathering of diverse art forms is the power of connections, collaboration and creative spirit. Creative Connections welcomed visual arts submissions from the DSU student community and presents the work of our DSU Student Creatives.

Arts & Culture Seminars
February 2022

Art Program Faculty, Lori Crawford, chatted with DSU Art Program alumna, Jannah Williams, about her artistic journey and the recent acquisition of her Black Lives Matter mural. This mural, created in collaboration with the  Wilmington Black Lives Matter Mural Project, was recently acquired by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs  for the Division’s permanent collection.

HBCU graduate and Filmmaker Akima Brown  discussed the Delaware Collective for Creative Economy and her efforts to empower all creatives to engage in the process of building an ecosystem supporting the creative industry.

Delaware Regional Scholastic
Art & Writing Awards

The Delaware Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program and the Delaware Congressional Art Award exhibition and awards presentation are the culmination of a juried competition for Delaware high school students. This exhibition shares the Gold Key Award artwork and writing.

Access the exhibition in the ACG and the Awards presentation at the below links.

The National Art Program:
Delaware State Employee
Art Exhibition

This exhibition presents the eleventh annual National Arts Program Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition, showcasing the creative endeavors of state employees.

This exhibition and related programs are in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts and the National Arts Program.

Senior Experience Capstone Exhibition

Presenting the Capstone work of Art Program students:

Nasair Paden-Closs, Ameir Jefferies, Justin Williams

DSU ARt Faculty
Recent Works

The Arts Center/Gallery presented Recent Works, a collection of recent work by the Art Program Faculty (Mass Communication Visual & Performing Arts Department), November 8-December 2, 2021. The participating faculty were: Roberta Tucci, Heather Ossandon, Lori Crawford, Billy Colbert and Hazel Bradshaw-Beaumont.

Points of Juxtaposition
VirtuaL exhibition

Points of Juxtaposition began in 2008 when a group of African-American artists came together for a dynamic presentation of art. Like the points of a compass, each artist represents their unique perspective of life in America and from an older African consciousness. The artists of Points of Juxtaposition direct their brushes, styles, camera lenses and digital tools at the social ills, beauty, and history of African Americans in this country.

Meet the Artists Reception, Friday, October 22, 2021, 2:00pm-6:00pm

Points of Juxtaposition
Artist Chats

The ACG had an opportunity to chat with the individual members of the Points of Juxtaposition Artist Group. It’s always exciting to learn more about an artist’s process and/or specific works. Links to Artist Chats:

Dantu Samura
Senior Capstone Exhibition

Dantu Samura’s Senior Capstone experience, ‘Like Minded Businesswomen’.

Creative Connections Student Exhibition

Creative Connections began as an invitation to DSU students to submit diverse art forms for a virtual gathering supporting the power of the arts for connection, collaboration and creative spirit. DSU student response to this call for art is the Creative Connections exhibition.

Due to the continued Covid Pandemic restrictions the live component of Creative Connections is presented with viewing from the window entrance to the Arts Center/Gallery.

KIARA FLOREZ
SENIOR CAPSTONE
EXHIBITION

Kiara Florez’s Senior Capstone Experience, ‘Inner Reflections’.

The 2021 Delaware Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The Arts Center/Gallery proudly hosted their 33rd annual Scholastic Awards program at the beginning of 2021.

The ACG prepared a virtual exhibition of the Gold Key Art program and hosted the awards presentation for the Art and Writing programs.

The Awards program presented the Delaware Congressional Art Award along with additional awards from partners the Delaware Art Education Association and the Delaware Foundation for Visual Arts.

Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition

The Arts Center/Gallery is excited to present the tenth annual National Arts Program Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition. Due to the continued Covid Pandemic restrictions, this year’s live and virtual exhibition presents the Award Winners from this year’s program. 

This exhibition is in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts and the National Arts Program.

Art & Activism
Seminars

During February 2021, the Arts Center/Gallery presented seminars focused on social artists, the Twin Poets and creative placemaking with Flux Creative Consultants and the Wilmington Black Lives Matter Community Mural project.

ELUDING JIM

‘Eluding Jim’ is a mixed-media work on canvas created by artist, Terry Dixon in 2008. The work provides commentary on the lasting impact of Jim Crow laws. Dixon was an artist and university educator in Chicago until his passing in 2020 at the age of 49. Dixon exhibited in the Arts Center/Gallery in the fall of 2013. DSU purchased ‘Eluding Jim’ from the artist at that time.

Alexus Miller
Pop Art in 2020

Pop Art in 2020 is Alexus Miller’s work created for her Senior Capstone Experience. Winter 2020. 

Guy MilLer
Subversion: Not a Bird, Not a Plane

Artist Guy Miller’s new work was presented in the Arts Center/Gallery in the Fall 2020. Subversion: Not a Bird, Not a Plane focused on Miller’s commentary on race representation in popular culture.