Life in Delaware County

Nine Ohio Arts Council Grants Headed To Delaware County

25 Jul , 2021  

By 1808Delaware, Ohio Arts Council

The Ohio Arts Council (OAC) board approved $18,479,247 in grants to support Ohio artists, arts and cultural organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming when it met on July 21 for its summer board meeting. This marks the largest amount of grant dollars distributed to constituents applying to OAC funding programs in the agency’s history.

Nine of those grants are for Delaware County projects. More…

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Front Of Mind: New Sculpture Erected At OWU

24 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University’s first artist-in-residence, Andrew Wilson, smiles broadly when he discusses the work involved in designing, creating, and installing his “Back Porch” outdoor sculpture – a 14-foot high, 8-foot wide, and 8-foot deep metal artwork that honors generations of OWU Black lives and legacies.

“Challenges are incredible opportunities,” said Wilson, a 2013 Ohio Wesleyan graduate who began working in January to design, create, and install the Corten steel cuboid sculpture. It was erected this week on the lawn outside OWU’s historic Elliott Hall. More…


Life in Delaware County

Castle Arts Affair Is On: Online

7 Nov , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

An annual tradition is taking place again this year with a bit of a “twist.”

The Delaware Arts Castle Arts Affair 2020’s Annual Art Sale is taking place online through November 15. Numerous items of art are available for perusal and purchase.

As the Arts Castle has shared on the sale page, “Grab your fanciest suit, shiniest tiara, comfiest pajamas… and help us celebrate.”

Handcrafted art is available in ceramics, fiber arts, glass/wood/stone/metal, jewelry, mixed media acrylic, oil/acrylic painting, paper arts, photography/digital art, and watercolor painting. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

2020 Hispanic Film Festival At OWU

25 Sep , 2020  

You’re invited to explore “Women and Cinema” (“Mujeres y Cine”) during a virtual Hispanic Film Festival featuring five international award-winning films followed by live discussions with guest artists.

This year’s festival, co-organized by Ohio Wesleyan University, will debut with two screenings of “The Silence of Others” (“El Silencio de Otros”). Filmed over six years, the film reveals “the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, as they organize a groundbreaking international lawsuit and fight a ‘pact of forgetting’ around the crimes they suffered.”

Following online showings at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25, director Almudena Carracedo will discuss “The Silence of Others” at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 25. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles, and the live discussions will be in both English and Spanish. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio Arts at Home

18 May , 2020  

Whether it’s a passion to perform a porch concert or create in a visual arts medium, Ohioans are continuing to create and inspire.

Our favorite artists teach and learn in Ohio’s schools, and their creative pursuits also are continuing throughout the ordered school-building closure. An effort has been launched to make sure these artistic artifacts are chronicled and curated for all to see.

The Ohio Department of Education has joined other statewide organizations to introduce Ohio Arts at Home. More…