PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE

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

In addition to our public programs, learn more about our:

PLEASE NOTE: The Delaplaine is following COVID-19-related health and safety protocols recommended by local, state, and federal agencies. Face masks and physical distancing are are strongly encouraged.

 

For our younger visitors, a free ARTspotting Gallery Scavenger Hunt is available at the Front Desk, and our Art Cart features free take-away art projects to complete at home (while supplies last).

 

SEPTEMBER 2021

Recorded music in the galleries in September features singer/songwriter Michelle Lockey.

Art at Noon: Art Therapy and Catharsis

Friday, Sep 10 • 12–1 pm
Webinar

Denise Wolf, credentialed and licensed art therapist, will identify the function of catharsis in both the viewing and creation of artwork, drawing on her more than 20 years of clinical practice and contemporary research. FREE

Delaplaine at Home & Art Cart Activity

Wednesday, Sep 15

Kids (and adults!) can get creative with Delaplaine at Home videos, which premier on the 15th of each month! Pick up a free take-home kit from the Art Cart on-site at the Delaplaine or use materials that you have at home. This month’s activity features foil figure sculptures inspired by the art of Swiss sculptor Alberto GiacomettiView the video here. FREE

 

OCTOBER 2021

Recorded music in the galleries in October features jazz by Anita Thomas.

Helen Smith Free Workshops for Kids

Saturday, Oct 2 • 1–3 pm
Register

Kids can register for the Memory Catchers (ages 6–8) or Inktober Drawing Jam! (ages 9–12) workshops. Get details and register here. FREE

Art Matters Artist Talk

Saturday, Oct 2 • 2 pm
Webinar

Contemporary Innovations artist Amanda McCavour describes her Embroidered Spaces exhibition and artistic process. FREE

Sponsored by

Exhibition Opening

Saturday, Oct 2 • 3–5 pm
On-site

View on-site and online exhibition opening by Douglas Zaruba. Get details and view the online exhibitions here. FREE

Creative Outlet

Saturday, Oct 2 • 3–5 pm
On-site

Kids and adults are invited to drop-in and get creative together on art activities at family tables! Each session features a themed activity as well as open studio activities. In this session, enjoy creating collages on canvas and paper inspired by Cuban American photographer María Martínez-Cañas. Be mindful of social distancing, and masks are required. $2 per artist

Art at Noon: Memento Mori: An Aid to Remembering

Friday, Oct 8 • 12–1 pm
On-site

Delaplaine Exhibitions Manager Corey Frey explores the history and periodic resurgence of memento mori—artwork created as an aid to remember the fragility and brevity of life. With roots in antiquity, memento mori appears in a variety of forms and media throughout history. FREE

Delaplaine at Home & Art Cart Activity

Friday, Oct 15

Kids (and adults!) can get creative with Delaplaine at Home videos, which premier on the 15th of each month! Pick up a free take-home kit from the Art Cart on-site at the Delaplaine or use materials that you have at home. This month, draw a cicada inspired by the art of Virginia portrait photographer Oxana Ware! View the video here. FREE

 

NOVEMBER 2021

Recorded music in the galleries in November features psychedelic pop by Bruce Take Nap.

Helen Smith Free Workshops for Kids

Saturday, Nov 6 • 1–3 pm
Register

Kids can register for the Explorations in Printmaking (ages 6–8) or Artist Trading Cards (ages 9–12) workshops. Get details and register here. FREE

Art Matters Artist Talk

Saturday, Nov 6 • 2 pm
On-site

Exhibiting artist Carol Williams discusses her work during the Delaplaine’s month-long focus on artists who are also U.S. veterans. FREE

Exhibition Openings

Saturday, Nov 6 • 3–5 pm
On-site

View on-site and online exhibition openings by John Godinet, Carol Williams, and Kimo Williams, as well as the biennial Veterans Show. Get details and view the online exhibitions here. FREE

Creative Outlet

Saturday,  Nov 6 • 3–5 pm
On-site

Kids and adults are invited to drop-in and get creative together on art activities at family tables! Each session features a themed activity as well as open studio activities. In this session, enjoy creating nature prints inspired by woodcut artist Bryan Nash Gill. Be mindful of social distancing, and masks are required. $2 per artist 

Art at Noon: The United States Veterans’ Artists Alliance

Friday, Nov 12 • 12–1 pm
Webinar

Keith Jeffreys, Executive Director of the USVAA, an award-winning, multidisciplinary, non-profit arts organization founded in 2004 by military veterans and artists, will discuss the organization. USVAA provides opportunities for veterans in the arts by highlighting the work of veterans in the arts, humanities, and entertainment industries along with the contributions veterans have made to the rich cultural history of our nation since the Revolutionary War. FREE

Delaplaine at Home & Art Cart Activity

Monday, Nov 15

Kids (and adults!) can get creative with Delaplaine at Home videos, which premier on the 15th of each month! Pick up a free take-home kit from the Art Cart on-site at the Delaplaine or use materials that you have at home. This month, create a personal still life drawing inspired by Caravaggio, Cezanne, Dali, and you! View the video here. FREE

 

DECEMBER 2021

Recorded music in the galleries in December features holiday favorites by Marlene Young, the Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra, and the Frederick Children’s Chorus.

Super Secret Elf Workshop

Saturday, Dec 4 • 1–5 pm

Calling all elves! Join us for our annual holiday version of Creative Outlet as we travel to the North Pole Workshop (otherwise known as our third-floor studio!) to create craft projects you can give as holiday gifts. Gift wrapping is included. $10 per elf

Art Matters Artist Talk

Saturday, Dec 4 • 2 pm
On-site

Artist and Delaplaine instructor Lesa Cook discusses her artistic history, practice, and work as an art educator. FREE

Exhibition Openings

Saturday, Dec 4 • 3–5 pm
On-site

View on-site and online exhibition openings by the Frederick Camera Clique, Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association, and Robert B. Warren, Jr. Get details and view the online exhibitions here. FREE

Art at Noon: Geraldine Lloyd: In the Groove

Friday, Dec 10 • 12–1 pm
On-site

Artist, author, and activist Geraldine Lloyd has been a Frederick resident since 1964.  She is a cancer survivor and visionary artist with The American Visionary Art Museum In Baltimore, and her Art Car, “Unchain My Love,” is on permanent exhibit at The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Her multi-medium art and writing examines the intersection of addiction and spirituality as it relates to creativity. This talk is presented in partnership with the Maryland Room of Frederick County Public Libraries. FREE

Delaplaine at Home & Art Cart Activity

Wednesday, Dec 15

Kids (and adults!) can get creative with Delaplaine at Home videos, which premier on the 15th of each month! Pick up a free take-home kit from the Art Cart on-site at the Delaplaine or use materials that you have at home. This month, complete a mixed media snowy mountain landscape inspired by the tree art of Gustav Klimt! View the video here. FREE

 

Check back in November for early 2022 programs

 

Support arts programming!
The Art of Giving
Untitled