We just can’t get enough of Cynthia Norton and C. Grant Cox III. Not only are Norton and Cox participating in Contraption, but their work appears in the DCCA’s satellite exhibit, Young Country. Curated by Maiza Hixson, Young Country addresses rural themes in contemporary American art. The exhibition has been traveling around the East Coast, stopping at the Quonset Hut in Louisville, KY, and the University of the Arts’ Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Young Country is currently at the Salisbury University Galleries until February 16. The show returns to the DCCA in September. Check out the DCCA’s website for more info and our artists page for the bios of Norton and Cox.

Check out what Tim Eads is creating for Contraption. It’s still a work in process so you’ll have to come to the opening on February 17th to see the finished piece, but here’s a sneak peek.

Tim Eads, "Home on the Range", 2011

Look what arrived at the DCCA over the holidays!

Cynthia Norton, "Dancing Squared", aluminum, hardware, electric motors, dresses, wire, 2004

Contraption hasn’t opened yet, but this doesn’t mean you can’t familiarize yourself with the seven artists in the show. Make sure you check out our Artist page for short bios of all the artists and links to their websites.

Masters of the Visual Universe has officially left the DCCA. While I’m a little sad that I will no longer be able to see Elizabeth Hamilton’s Oldsmobile or Ted Walsh’s paintings, along with the work of all the other MFA artists in the gallery, I’m looking forward to the DCCA’s spring exhibitions. Rebbecca Murtaugh, the Dufala Brothers, Erin Murray, Nicholas Kripal, and Emily Hermant are all coming to the DCCA, just to name a few. The exhibition that I’m especially looking forward to is Contraption, which is full of interactive art. Curated by the Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art, Maiza Hixson, Contraption is slated to open on February 17, 2012. Check out the exhibition description below.

Contraption is a thematic exhibit featuring ingeniously playful sculptural works that invite interactivity. Wearable, audible, and usable, these works encourage audience participation. Artists: Tim Eads, Tracy Featherstone, C. Grant Cox, III, Tyler Held, Cynthia Norton, Lauren Ruth, and Joanie Turbek.

Keeping following us and stay tune for updates on Contraption and a few of the DCCA’s other spring exhibits.

Check out the DCCA website for the full list of exciting upcoming exhibits.

Find out tonight during Loop Night. Gretchen Hupfel Curator Maiza Hixson will be presenting the award to the winning artist at 7 pm. Masters of the Visual Universe, which closes on February 5th, and the DCCA galleries will be open to the public from 5 to 9 pm. See you there!

I just found out that online voting for the Masters of the Visual Universe People’s Choice Award has been extended until midnight tonight! Emily Erb is still in the lead with 191 votes, but Steven Riddle isn’t far behind with 157 votes. This will be a fight to the finish. Keep those votes coming! Vote!

Tell your friends, voting for the People’s Choice Award ends today. Make sure you get those last minute votes in and help your favorite artist win! Vote.

Find out who the winner is this Friday, February 3rd during Loop Night.

The DCCA and Masters of the Visual Universe made headlines yesterday in The News Journal. Here’s a little excerpt. You can read the full article on Delaware Online.

It’s tempting to say that an artist who would attempt to count 16,000 acorns and study their pattern of distribution is kinda nuts.

But that misses the conceptual elegance of Guy Loraine’s “Fuller and Grand,” pieces that illustrate the beauty, science and obsessions that come with studying a tree for months on an midwest street corner (Fuller and Grand).

“Over the course of 2 1/2 years, Loraine numbered, photographed, mapped and recorded where and how each one of the tree’s acorns fell,” writes Maiza Hixson, the Gretchen Hupfel curator of contemporary art at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.

You catch sight of “Fuller and Grand” as soon as you enter the DuPont Galleries of the DCCA. And you would be excused for thinking curators have left up a table, with an open ledger and a ball of twine.

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The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts will present the People’s Choice Award to a participating artist in the 2011 MFA Biennial: Masters of the Visual Universe on February 3rd, 2012. The People’s Choice Award recognizes an artist selected by the public as the best in show. Gretchen Hupfel Curator Maiza Hixson will present the winning artist with the People’s Choice Award Prize at 7 pm. Masters of the Visual Universe and the DCCA galleries will be open to the public from 5 to 9 pm.
Visitors may continue to vote for their favorite MFA Biennial artist via a paper ballot at the DCCA or at https://thedccaorg.wordpress.com/vote/ until January 31st, 2012.