The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit Jennifer Border’s Site-Specific Installation “Owing to Circumstances”

Wilmington, Del. (October 25, 2017) – Owing to Circumstances is a participatory site specific installation that will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from November 3-22, 2017. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on Friday, November 3 from 5-7 p.m. Borders received a 2017 Emerging Fellowship in Sculpture.

Borders designed this installation specifically for the Mezzanine Gallery after multiple visits and meetings with staff. The exhibition was inspired by her own family’s immigration story and the stories from a previous installation in which Borders asked visitors to sit and write in a notebook about their family’s history and why they came to the United States. The artist transcribed these responses in the handwriting of each author into drawings that will be suspended from the ceiling in the Gallery. Visitors will have the opportunity to add their own family’s history to her notebook. With this work, Borders hopes to “stimulate conversations about where we have come from, our current places in this country, and in this world.”

Borders will donate all proceeds to Refugee Integration Support Effort (RISE) of the Jewish Family Services of Delaware.

The Mezzanine 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.

Learn more about Borders with our YouTube Meet the Artist video series.

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Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing
302-577-8280, leeann.wallett@delaware.gov


Delaware Division of the Arts Announces 2017-18 Mezzanine Gallery Solo Exhibitions

This year will feature seven Individual Artist Fellows and
two National Arts Program in Delaware Award Winners

Wilmington, Del. (August 22, 2017) – The Gallery presents solo exhibitions of work by Delaware artists in disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, folk, and media artists. The opportunity to exhibit is available to emerging and established visual artists who have won Individual Artist Fellowships or have been chosen by the Division’s annual Gallery Panel.

Opening receptions are typically held the First Friday of the month from 5-7 p.m. to coincide with the City of Wilmington’s Art Loop. The reception is free and open to the public. Each month, the artist will be in attendance to greet visitors and answer questions about his or her work. The artwork is generally available for purchase directly from the artist.*

Mezzanine Gallery 2017-18 Exhibitions

Yolanda Chetwynd^ Painting September 1–29
Ray Magnani^ Photography October 6–27
Jennifer Borders^ Sculpture November 3–22
Beth Trepper^ Photography December 1–29
Hugh Phibbs^ Works on Paper February 2–23
Terrance Vann^ Painting March 2–29
Jean Diver Works on Paper April 6–27
Alexi Natchev’ Works on Paper May 4–25
Carlos Alejandro Photography June 1–29
Jason Weaver** Works on Paper July 6–27
Shelley Koon** Photography August 3–31

 

The Mezzanine 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.

Learn more about each month’s artist with our YouTube Meet the Artist video series, which debut a week prior to the opening reception in the press release and on social media. View past Mezzanine Gallery exhibitions on our Flickr page: Delaware Division of the Arts. Follow us by using #MezzanineGallery.

*No commission is taken by the Gallery
^Denotes 2016 Individual Artist Fellow
‘Denotes 2001 Individual Artist Fellow
**National Arts Program in Delaware award winner

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Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing
302-577-8280, leeann.wallett@delaware.gov