First for Friday, December 19, 2014

Lead Graffiti

Using old-world techniques, mixed with modern graphic design, one Newark company is using the printing press to create art. From posters and cards, books, stationary and everything in between, Lead Graffiti is an eclectic mix of old and new worlds.

Forged Creations

There is an old saying, ‘By hammer and hand do all arts stand.’ It refers to the blacksmith, a person who once made some very important items that fit into everyday life. In Delaware City, Kerry Rhoades carries on this old world craft and bends it to fit his artistic vision.

Ringing in the Holidays

The Capital Ringers have been making beautiful music for ten years. First Experience stopped by their recent show at the Smyrna Opera House, it’s sure to get you in the mood for Christmas.

Holistic Horse Health

Dan Lynch has been around horses all of his life. A decade ago he discovered a new way to care for one of his ailing horses. He now uses a holistic approach to care for other horses he meets through his business, Delaware Natural Hoof Care, where he works to train and educate others about its benefits.

Twin Lakes Brewing

Tucked away among the rolling hills and gated houses along Kennett Pike in Greenville is the Twin Lakes Brewery, but inside the master brewers have big plans. First Experience provides a video taste test of the beer, art, and how a major historical event provided the inspiration.

Jupiter Records

What can go better with a cold beer than sitting back and relaxing with your record collection. Take those old records off the shelf as we hit Jupiter Records in Wilmington. Can old technology, like records and turntables really work in the digital age? If you’ve ever experienced an LP, then you know the answer.

Art Outside the Box

We visit Michael Quattrociocchi for our next experience. He describes the design of his wood-work as ‘Mission Japanese,’ using beautiful wood and sweeping accents to highlight the natural beauty of the wood rather than ornate carvings. There is more to these boxes than meets the eye and they are as functional as they are beautiful.

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