Thursday, July 30, 2009

NWAA Film Screening on Friday, August 7th

New Wilmington Art Association Presents:
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Friday, August 7th
at 4 West 5th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
The film will start at 7pm.
The mad Dr. Caligari and his somnambulist, Cesare, mysteriously appear at the local carnival in a small German village. With their arrival comes a string of murders, all prophesized by Cesare himself. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is said to have been highly influential on film noir and early horror films.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Recession Proof Artist

Alexander Conner / Senior Curator @ Adaptation

Brookes Britcher and Alexander Conner of Adaptation were interviewed by the New York Times about the state of the arts in the recent economic downturn. This is an enormous honor for the small Philadelphia-based curatorial outfit. Alexander Conner was the focus of the Times story resulting in a video documentary titled " The Recession-Proof Artist". As New Wilmington Art Association works to improve conditions for emerging artists in downtown Wilmington, Alexander's story is an important reminder of the kind of artist that will benefit from the affordable rents at Shipley Lofts & the employment opportunities at a revitalized Queen Theater.

The Recession Proof Artist- video by Jigar Mehta

New Wilmington Art Association will be the first venue to host the Adaptation exhibition titled, All for One (Photograps 1977-2009) by Peter Capano. Spanning over 30 years, this work offers an unparalleled visual document of a volatile period in Philadelphia history. From the vantage point of a member, Peter Capano beautifully charts the lives and exploits of the 10th & Oregon gang with a sense of compassion and immediacy.

For more information about All for One, visit the Adaptation website:

Follow these links for more information on Shipley Lofts & the Queen Theater:

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"UN-CAPPED" Mural Event Friday August 7th, 2009

NWAA artist member Brad Turner will be one of the main participants in "UN-CAPPED" - Wilmington Delaware’s Meeting of The Styles....

Friday August 7th, 2009
4:PM – 10:PM Rain or shine 628 East 3rd St Wilmington, Delaware 19801 As part of August 7th Art Loop Event “UN-CAPPED” will showcase the talents of Delaware’s emerging urban artists. Come and see first hand as they create a truly unique mural in the urban environment. Live DJs, Live painting, and more!!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Hello All,
I'll be heading out to the Residencia Corazon in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina for two months making new work. Check out my website at for weekly updates.
Jim Zeske

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

NWAA featured in the 2nd issue of The Papermachine

The Papermachine is a webzine devoted to covering the art and culture of the Delaware Valley, including Philadelphia and Northern Delaware. The father of the papermachine, Wes Doyle, recognizes that the arts community in our region is vibrant and diverse, worthy of both celebration and examination. It is the goal of the papermachine to provide insight into this world, which is often minimally recognized by traditional local media. Wes hopes that this project will shed a bit more light onto the scene, thus providing a platform for local artists to showcase their work, and opening the door for casual enthusiasts to become involved in all of the great things happening in the galleries, theaters, cafes, and performance spaces in our own backyard.
Here's a link to the New Wilmington Art Association feature:
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Monday, July 6, 2009

NWAA featured on Delaware Arts Info

Michael Kalmbach in front of his work titled Dot Strands on My Viewer, acrylic on Dura-Lar clear wrapped over felt.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Images from Friday's Opening Reception

Sic Vibe and M. Snail brought the house down and escaped to Newark with all the females!

The Founding Director of NWAA, Michael Kalmbach spotted with his executive assistant Thurman Kalmbach.

To view more images visit the NWAA photo bucket album at:

The Closing Reception which will take place on Thursday, July 23rd from 6:30 t0 9:30. In the meantime, the exhibition is on view by appointment only--call 302-312-5493 to schedule a walk-through.