Milford Art Ramble

By Anne Jenkins

Happy New Year – and it will be a wonderfully happy art year. Milford’s art community will welcome another gallery opening about mid-year, which is very exciting and will strengthen our “River Town, Art Town, Hometown” moniker. Be sure to tell everyone, in and out of state, about us – they can find us all on one website highlighting our year-round, self-guided studio & art tour at http://artramble.com.

Feeling a little flat after all the festivities? This will cheer everyone up – a different kind of performance art makes it’s debut in January. Downtown Milford Inc., introduces Milford’s Magic Mondays to be held once a month through March in the Crystal Room at the Milford Senior Center. January 16th starts the fun with world-renown comedy magician, Rich Bloch, owner of the Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville, Del. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids. Time 6:30-9:00 p.m., see website below for schedule of the evening. It’s a family friendly show and not the clichéd “rabbit out of the hat” type of magic. You even get a chance to meet the magic maker personally. Tickets are available at the Milford Senior Center Desk, the Downtown Milford Office or online at http://downtownmilford.org by clicking on the word EVENTS.

Be sure to visit all our Milford artists – it’s a guaranteed cheer-up to view art on a winter’s day. Remember – they live in Milford, work in Milford and what they sell in their galleries and studios is made right here in Milford. Think Local! Here’s the round up of what’s on in your artistic community. Enjoy the music, the dance, the sculptures, pottery, the paintings and the yummy culinary arts right here in your hometown.

Angelucci Studios & Artists’ Gallery: 4 Park Ave. Stained Glass classes start January 10th. Call to reserve your spot. Spaces are limited. For more information (302) 422-4533 Open Wed-Sat. www.angeluccifinewood-stainedglass.blogspot. com

Anne Jenkins Art Gallery: 127 NW Front St. new mixed media series “Vukuzakhe” is underway – stop by and find out more about this interesting project. Open Thu-Sat or just call ahead (302) 393-6629 www.annejenkinsart.com

Live Cheap & Make Art Studios: January 8, 10am-1pm – start the new year with “Once-a month-on-a-Sunday-morning Watercolor Journaling Sessions” at Dolce Bakery and Cafe, 36N Walnut St. Cost $30 to register, send your check to Rosemary at 107 Barksdale Ct, Milford, DE 19963. Limited to 9 people. Ask for materials list if new to workshops. See website http://livecheapmakeart.com

Milford Community Band: 2 performances scheduled during January – to check schedule, go to their website http://milfordcommunityband.org or call Joe Lear at (302) 422-6304

Mispillion Art League Gallery: 5 N. Walnut St., Show “A Blizzard of Art” from January 4 to February 25. Third Thursday event, January 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Dinner at Abbott’s Grill, followed by program at MAL gallery with Joe Plummer portraying artist Howard Pyle. Dinner 4:00-6:00 p.m. (reservations required). Performance 6:30-8:00 p.m. Open to the public, no reservations required. For workshop info, check website. (?(302) 430-7646 Open Wed-Sat. www.mispillion.org

The Music School of Delaware, Milford branch: 10 South Walnut Street. January 14, 3:00– 5:00 p.m. Master Class: Dr. Michael Larkin, voice, faculty work one-on-one with students in informal performance settings. Free and open to public observation. Non-enrolled students may perform for $15. Contact the Front Desk to sign up at least one month in advance For information. ( (302) 422-2043.

I look forward to great art of all mediums in 2012 as Milford flourishs. Thanks for supporting the arts! Call me, or e-mail me with art news: anne@annejenkinsart.com

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