First for Friday, March 25, 2016

First Experience: The St. John’s Bible
It’s been 500 years since Benedictine monks took on the herculean task of illuminating a bible by hand. St. John’s University in Minnesota along with some amazing artists took on the challenge, and it took 15 years to complete. As you will see the results are remarkable. Our first stop this week is to the Biggs Museum in Dover.

First Experience: The Rolling Revolution
Are you hungry? You will be after our next story, food trucks have come to Delaware, from fish tacos, BBQ, coffee and everything in between, the trucks of the Rolling Revolution have been all over New Castle County in recent months and are ready to introduce you to street food in Delaware. It’s a First Experience that will leave you wanting seconds.

First Experience: Art on the loom
Our next First Experience has us heading to Newark to meet an artist who has used her art training to inform her textile work. Maureen Kamerick is a weaver, she weaves together silk, colors and textures, and the results are beautiful.

First Experience: Lewes glassmaker
Deborah Applebee owned a men’s clothing store, but she was looking for a change when she took a class in glassblowing. She was hooked and hasn’t looked back. After several apprenticeships in Europe and Seattle, she settled back home in Lewes. First Experience shows you Applebee’s craft, her style, and what goes into it.

First Experience: Spring is here!
Spring has sprung, last Sunday marked the first official day of spring, and a great time to get outside, so that’s what we did, here’s just a little first peak at the season.

First Experience: Turning wood
After leaving the navy, Tom Frey became an auto mechanic. Almost 30 years later he got out of the business and turned to his passion, woodworking. Tom is a woodturner. He finds unique pieces of wood and turns them into pieces of art. You can see all of his artists inside his Dagsboro shop. Check it out in our next First Experience.

First Experience: Equine art
American Pharaoh’s win at the Belmont Stakes last year brought to an end a nearly 40 year drought for a triple crown winner. Horse racing has a grace and beauty to it and that’s where we turn to artist Shawn Faust. His paintings have a life of their own, down to the tiniest detail. Our First Experience shows you how it all starts with the eyes.

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