The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Human Connection” by Olga Nielsen

On view from September 6-27, 2019
Free opening reception on Friday, September 6, at 5 p.m.

Wilmington, Del. (August 27, 2019) – “Human Connection,” an exhibition of sculptures, pastels, and drawings by Olga Nielsen, will be on view in the Delaware Division of the Arts’ Mezzanine Gallery from September 6-27, 2019. The artist will host a free opening reception on Friday, September 6, from 5-7 p.m. Nielsen will present quick sketching sessions with a live model who will pose for short sketches during the opening reception. Visitors are invited to bring their sketchbooks and pencils.

A nationally recognized artist, Nielsen works in a classical realistic tradition of figurative art, whether her medium is clay or pastel. She will exhibit three-dimensional sculpture and relief sculpture which has a flat background with images rising above it into space. To complement the sculpture, Nielsen will hang pastel and charcoal portraits on the surrounding walls.

Her work is inspired by the beauty of the human form, and most of her sculptures, paintings, and drawings focus on the female figure. Nielsen captures the everyday moments of life, their poetry, and their timeless universal meaning. She explains that the connection between the artist and the viewer is the purpose of her art.

Image: Sophomore, 2016, Bronze, 22” x 12” x 10”

The Mezzanine Gallery, open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is located on the second floor of the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington. The “Human Connection” exhibition was previously scheduled for March 2019, but was delayed due to construction in the Carvel Building.


Contact: Dennis Lawson, Interim Communications Coordinator
302-743-8927 (cell),

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.