DCAD receives Delaware Division of the Arts grant to present animation exhibition and related programming this fall
DCAD is one of more than 100 arts and community organizations collectively awarded almost $3 million in Delaware Division of the Arts funding for 2019-20. Delaware Division of the Arts grants are made possible through funds allocated by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Delaware General Assembly.
“Still Moving” is being curated by Tad Sare, who is DCAD’s area coordinator for animation. The exhibition will be presented in DCAD’s Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery at 600 N. Market St. in downtown Wilmington from Oct. 4 to Nov. 7. It will open and close with Art Loop Wilmington receptions on Oct. 4 and Nov. 1, respectively.
The exhibition will showcase the work and talents of artists, animators and teachers who represent a cross-section of the collaborative and expansive field of contemporary animation. This includes Will Kim, an experimental animator and instructor at RRC, whose watercolor animation vividly depicts the natural world; Tina Nawrocki, a traditional animator based in Toronto, who creates hand-drawn assets for video games and animated shorts; Tiny Inventions (Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata), an award-winning stop motion animation team currently residing and teaching in Rhode Island; and the Baltimore-based animation and design studio Franc, which creates content and materials for internationally recognized business and brands. The show will offer audiences a look behind the scenes of the animation production process. Visitors will be able to view original drawings, paintings and sculptures alongside finished animations.
In addition to the opening and closing receptions, DCAD will offer workshops and activities open to the Wilmington community during the run of the exhibition. Will Kim will instruct a life drawing and watercolor workshop in conjunction with Adventure Aquarium’s Center for Aquatic Sciences on Oct. 5, and Tina Nawrocki will host a Halloween-themed character design workshop on Oct. 12.