Programs at a Glance

PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE

We’re always adding new programs and opportunities to experience art to the calendar. Check back often!

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Now registering for classes and workshops! View upcoming opportunities for kids, teens, and adults.

February 2020

Art Cart hands-on activities and the ArtSpotting gallery scavenger hunt is available to visitors daily. Recorded music in the galleries in February features indie pop/rock by Mr. Husband.

IndieLens Pop-Up: Always in Season

Wednesday, February 26 • 7-9 pm
Join us for a film screening and discussion of the acclaimed documentary film, Always in Season, centering around a mother’s search for justice and reconciliation. The film examines the lingering impact of lynching and the link between the historic form of racial terrorism and the racial violence that exists today. The film is part of Maryland Public Television’s IndieLens series and presented in partnerships between the Delaplaine, Frederick County Public Libraries, and the African American Resources Cultural and Heritage Society of Frederick County (AARCH). The film may not be suitable for children younger than age 18. Parental discretion advised. Free admission.

 

March 2020

Art Cart hands-on activities and the ArtSpotting gallery scavenger hunt is available to visitors daily. In celebration of Youth Art Month, recorded music in the galleries in March features the Frederick Youth Orchestra and the Frederick Children’s Chorale.

2020 Bettie Award Presentation

Saturday, March 7 • 2:30 pm
Join us to celebrate young local artists and announce the 2020 Bettie Award Winner! Visitors can vote for their favorite entry in the Finalists Exhibit and a chance to win the People’s Choice Award. Free admission.

Exhibits Reception

Saturday, March 7 • 3-5 pm
Join us for our First Saturday building-wide exhibits reception! We’re celebrating Youth Art Month with new exhibitions that include artwork by local youth from every Frederick County public school in the annual Frederick County Public Schools All-County Student Art Show, the FCPS Faculty Exhibit, and the 2020 Bettie Award Finalists. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. Admission is free!

Creative Outlet

Saturday, March 7 • 3-5 pm
Celebrate the art of Anni Albers by weaving warm and cool colors, and participate in other drop-in art activities! $2 per artist.

Hip Hop Lecture Series: The Movement: Where It All Started

Thursday, March 12 • 7 pm
Join us for a discussion of the history of the art, music, and culture that was developed in the Bronx, New York City, during the 1970s as an underground movement by African and Latino Americans, and how it led hip hop to become some of the most influential music in the world today. The session will feature artworks by Peter Arizmendi, Devon Mathis, and Taurean Washington. Free admission.

By Peter Arizmendi

Art at Night: An Exploration of Medieval Irish Art

Friday, March 13 • 6:30-8 pm
Join Dr. April Jehan Morris, Assistant Professor of Art History at Hood College and co-editor of The Crusades and Visual Culture, to discuss serpents, skelligs, and a manuscript called both “the work of angels” and “the product of a cold-blooded hallucination.” Medieval Ireland’s artistic and religious worlds were rich, dynamic, and unique places full of fascinating figures and compelling imagery. Explore legends, historical events, and art works, bringing into focus the complex variety of ideas and forms of faith across the landscape of medieval Ireland. The lecture will be accompanied by whiskey by from McClintock Distillery and coffee from Dublin Roasters. Free admission.


Art Carnival

Saturday, March 21 • 1-4 pm
Step right up for an afternoon of art! Art Carnival is a self-directed drop-in art experience that allows children to explore the creative world. Participants have an opportunity to complete five fun and inspirational art projects. Activities include: circus lion collage,  paper-bag people puppets, juggling clown collage, stuffed elephant, and spin art. Kids who complete all the projects will receive an “Artist at Work” prize and be entered into a drawing to receive two free summer camp passes—one for you and one for a friend! Free admission. $10 per participant activity fee.

 

April 2020

Art Cart hands-on activities and the ArtSpotting gallery scavenger hunt is available to visitors daily. Recorded music in the galleries in April features international singer/songwriter Sahffi Lynne.

First Saturday Artist Talk

Saturday, April 4 • 2 pm
Graphic Era Juried Exhibition juror Kat Irannejad and Alex Fine, Baltimore-based illustrator and Co-Founder of the Baltimore Academy of Illustration, discuss the trajectory of graphic illustration as an ever-growing movement. Kat Irannejad is a Co-Founder and Executive Illustration Agent at Snyder New York, a women-owned agency representing a dynamic group of illustrators, image makers, designers, animators, and directors from around the world. Free admission.

Exhibits Reception

Saturday, April 4 • 3-5 pm
Join us for our First Saturday building-wide exhibits reception! We’re celebrating graphic illustration with our first Graphic Era Juried Exhibition, an exhibition of prints of digital artworks created by graphic artists from around the nation. Also opening is the Delaplaine Faculty Exhibition, a showcase of artworks that reflect the many mediums offered in Delaplaine classes—including ceramics, jewelry making/metalsmithing, photography, woodworking, and more—by some of the instructors who teach those classes. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. Free admission.

Graphic Era Exhibition award recipients will be announced during the opening reception.

Creative Outlet

Saturday, April 4 • 3-5 pm
Celebrate the art of American graphic designer Milton Glaser by creating a bird poster, and participate in other drop-in art activities! $2 per artist.

Hip Hop Lecture Series: Mass Incarceration

Thursday, April 9 • 7 pm
The U.S. has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. African Americans make up about 12% of the nation’s population, but disproportionately represent 33% of the federal and state prison population. Join us to discuss how the prison system has shaped black America and how hip hop artists are fighting for criminal justice and prison reform. The session will feature artworks by André LeRoy and Taurean Washington. Free admission.

Art-Hopped Mona Lisa by Taurean Washington

Polka Dot Gala

Saturday, April 25 • 7-11 pm
Join us for the biggest pARTy of the year! This year, our annual gala takes inspiration from Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama and has a distinctly Tokyo theme, home of the upcoming Summer Olympic Games. The event will feature delicious cuisine by Canapés; music and dancing; a silent auction of Kusam-inspired artworks by local artists; a silent auction of Kusama-inspired tot bags created by staff, board, and artists; and much more. One thing is for sure–no one does an event like this quite like us! All funds raised support the Delaplaine’s educational programs and community outreach efforts to underserved and at-risk audiences. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and tickets go on sale February 15. You won’t want to miss this fun and creative event!

 

May 2020

Art Cart hands-on activities and the ArtSpotting gallery scavenger hunt is available to visitors daily. Recorded music in the galleries in May features instrumental acoustic guitar by Michael Zampi.

First Saturday Artist Talk

Saturday, May 2 • 2 pm

2020 National Juried Exhibition juror Noah Smalls speaks about his selections. Noah Smalls is Director of Exhibitions and Collections Management at the Williams College Museum of Art, MA, as well as Gallery Director of the Upper Darby Art Gallery and Rush Arts Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. He has acted as design consultant for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, and the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Free admission.

Exhibits Reception

Saturday, May 2 • 3-5 pm
Join us for our First Saturday building-wide exhibits reception! New exhibitions include: 2020 National Juried Exhibition, featuring artworks in a variety of media by artists from around the region and the nation; Dong Kyu Kim’s Consuming Memories (fiber and mixed-media); Ken Beidler’s Middens (ceramic sculpture and installations); and Jenny Wu’s YUGE Dilemma (wall sculptures). 2020 National Juried Exhibition award recipients will be announced during the opening reception. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. Free admission.

Creative Outlet

Saturday, May 2 • 3-5 pm
Celebrate the art of Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh by creating sunflowers, and participate in other drop-in art activities! $2 per artist.

Art at Noon: 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Friday, May 8 • 12-1 pm
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of V-E Day, Dr. Corey Campion, Associate Professor of History and Global Studies and the Program Director of Master’s in Humanities at Hood College, will lead a lively discussion on World War II, the artists’ role in war, and the lasting impacts that have shaped the world we live in today. The program will be accompanied by German wine from Spin the Bottle Wine Company. Free admission.

Hip Hop Lecture Series: Hip Hop and Mental Health

Thursday, May 14 • 7 pm
Hip hop and mental health have always had a complicated relationship. Although hinted at in music and art of the past, a new crop of rappers and artists are speaking freely about mental health through their lyrics. This discussion will focus on mental health within the culture of hip hop artists as well as its biggest consumers. The session will feature artworks by Iris Kirkwood, André LeRoy, and Taurean Washington. Free admission.

Sick Aunt Lil by Iris Kirkwood

June 2020

Art Cart hands-on activities and the ArtSpotting gallery scavenger hunt is available to visitors daily. Recorded music in the galleries in June features the honky-tonk country sounds of Michelle Hannan & One Blue Night.

Activities at the Delaplaine During Festival of the Arts

Saturday, June 6
The Delaplaine will present art activities for the whole family during the annual Frederick Festival of the Arts, held downtown and right outside our doors along Carroll Creek. All activities at the Delaplaine are rain or shine! Admission and activities are free.
9 am–5 pm • Exhibitions on view
10 am–5 pm • Arts & Crafts Expo Artists’ Market
10 am–5 pm • International Children’s Films courtesy of the Frederick Film Festival (F3)
12–5 pm • Drop-in art activities for all ages
1–3 pm • Helen Smith Free Workshops for Kids (preregistration required)

Sunday, June 7
The Delaplaine will present art activities for the whole family during the annual Frederick Festival of the Arts, held downtown and right outside our doors along Carroll Creek. All activities at the Delaplaine are rain or shine! Admission and activities are free.
11 am–5 pm • Exhibitions on view
11 am–5 pm • International Children’s Films courtesy of F3

Bus Trip to the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Friday, June 12, 2020 • 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Take a trip with us to Washington, DC, to visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the only major museum in the world dedicated solely to women in the arts. We will take a one-hour guided tour of the collection, which features some of the most significant contributions of women artists from the 16th through the 21st centuries. The tour is centered on discovery, interpretation, and discussion. Cost: $85 ($60 Delaplaine members). Get information and register here.

JUNE IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION – Please check back!

 

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