Artist Fellow B. Proud to show work in the Mezzanine Gallery in February

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Categories:  News The Arts

Juan & Michael, photograph by B. Proud, 23” x 28”, 2009

Juan & Michael, photograph by B.Proud, 23” x 28”, 2009

The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of original work by B. Proud from February 6 – 27, 2015. The Gallery, open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is located in the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington. A reception will be held for the exhibition where the public can meet the artist on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

The exhibition, titled First Comes Love, presents a series of portraits of LGBTQ couples and is accompanied by their personal stories. The exhibition has traveled widely and has received numerous awards and grants. The First Comes Love project has also been collected in a hardbound book.

Proud is the recipient of a 2014 Delaware Division of the Arts Established Artist Professional Fellowship in Photography. She has traveled and exhibited her work widely. Proud works as both a fine art and commercial photographer and also instructs at The University of The Arts in Philadelphia. Proud lives and works in Wilmington, Delaware.

The Delaware Division of the Arts, a branch of the Delaware Department of State, is dedicated to cultivating and supporting the arts to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. For more information about the Delaware Division of the Arts, visit or call 302-577-8278.

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