Although the Christmas season is upon us, one must always make room for art! On December 1st, I had the pleasure of attending two artists' receptions in Wilmington, Delaware. The first was in the lobby of the Louis L. Redding Building, (800 North French Street) which is the starting point of the art loop van. Entitled "Framed", it was the 2nd Annual Photography Exhibit: a collection of photographs which was a nice mix of different styles and views. Nicole DeBrocky, a young emerging photographer, had an insightful description listed for her piece, "Environmental Caution," about the disparity between natural beauty and environmental damage in the world in which we live.
Later, at the Delaware Center for Horticulture, (302)-658-6262, I viewed a delightful show of mixed media work by Leslie DeBrocky. Leslie has a knack for finding whismy and wonder in the stuff of our world. I can't view her work without wearing a smile! The show is entitled "Garden In My Mind" and portrays many different ways to view botanical images. Hanging in the gallery of the Horticultural Center, her pieces fit in perfectly with the surrounding plants. Along with the individually hung pieces, there are also beautiful handmade bookmarkers and original, one-of-a-kind greeting cards for sale.
At the reception I was lucky enough to hear some terrific live music provided by "Patricia Brightful and Somethin' Different Jazz Ensemble". They sounded awesome! She can be reached at:
Leslie DeBrocky's show hangs till year's end. You still have time to see it! Details can be found on Leslie's blog: lesliedebrocky.blogspot.com.
You can view many of Leslie's works at:
More info on the Art on the town can be found at
Happy Holidays and Stay warm!