Delaware State Fair, Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light and more to see and do in Delaware this week

From concerts and movies, to special events for the whole family, there is always something to see and do in Delaware. Here are some of our picks:   

New Castle County

061917boxesCraig Colorusso: Sound + Light, through July 23rd

After a successful career as a musician, Craig Colorusso began building meditative art installations that explore the intersection of music, performance, and sculpture. The first temporary outdoor exhibition in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden, Craig Colorusso: Sound + Light features the artist’s Sun Boxes with special presentations of his Cubemusic in the Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir. The installation encourages reflection and mindfulness and will coincide with a series of meditative programs, including sunset, sunrise, and lunchtime yoga and tai chi. The Museum’s Sculpture Garden is free throughout the year from dawn to dusk. INSTALL, the short film that documents Colorusso’s ongoing projects and recorded observations, will be screened throughout the exhibition in the Museum’s front entrance hall. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington.

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061917ground“Divisions Upon a Ground” by Elisabeth Bard, through July 28th

Divisions Upon a Ground, an exhibition of photography by Elisabeth Bard, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from July 7-28, 2017. The title, inspired by Renaissance music, refers to elaborations and enrichments on a simple theme. In this body of work, Bard uses a technique that involves long exposures and movement to achieve flowing, ephemeral landscape images. She likens the process to painting with light on a sensor where rhythmic and dancing textures are created by the camera’s motion and long exposure. Bard sets up the composition in the camera on location and continues the “painting” in the development phase. Her goal is to capture images that provide the viewer an impression of time and space. Mezzanine Gallery, Carvel State Office Building, Wilmington.


Kent County

061917grantThe Life and Times of Ulysses S. Grant, July 25th

Join us for a stirring performance by Civil War re-enactor Kenneth Serfass as 18th President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant upon the 151st anniversary of Grant becoming the first General of the United States Army. Mr. Serfass’s celebrated performance promises to be as informative as it is immersive. Come out to the library to be “edutained” and delighted! Dover Public Library.


071917delstatefair2017 Delaware State Fair, July 20th – 29th

The annual fair also highlights the heritage of the community, its ties to agriculture, industry, and businesses that are the backbone of Southern Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The fair’s central Delaware location provides a gathering place for nearby communities to showcase their best resources – their youth, agriculture and a sense of community in addition to their products and skills. The fair includes rides, games, food, music, entertainment and more! Harrington.


Sussex County

061917ral44th Annual Members’ Fine Craft Exhibition, through July 23rd

This exhibition showcases a wide variety of imaginative fine arts that are unique, whimsical and functional, including: baskets, ceramics, fiber, glass, handmade paper, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media and wood. Awards will be given for outstanding works. Rehoboth Art League.


071917freemanLocals Under the Lights, July 27th

Locals Under the Lights returns to The Freeman Stage for the fifth season! Audience members can sit back, relax and enjoy local and up-and-coming artists perform on the same stage as national acts, such as Tedeschi Trucks Band, Hunter Hayes and Chicago! The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville.


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