Mon October 27, 2014
umes-drama society

UMES Drama Society presents fall play

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. --The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Drama Society presents “A Raisin in the Sun” Oct. 30- Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.

The production is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway play by Lorraine Hansberry and is directed by Dr. Della Dameron-Johnson, faculty emeritus who has served as director of UMES’ Drama Society for 38 years.

The plays’ name was adopted from Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem” that explores what happens when dreams are not pursued or fulfilled. 

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Fri October 3, 2014
the crow-mosely gallery-umes

Creator of “The Crow” visits UMES’ Mosely Gallery

An illustration from The Crow by James O'Barr.
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James O’Barr, the graphic artist best known for his creation of the comic book series and subsequent movie, “The Crow,” will be on hand at a film screening and reception for an exhibit of his work at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Mosely Gallery.

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Fri August 1, 2014
Winterthur-Downton Abbey

Exhibit on Downton Abbey costumes a big draw

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Winterthur Museum is drawing big crowds with its 'Costumes of Downton Abbey' exhibit.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the show had its 100,000th visitor on Tuesday.

The museum's annual visitation usually is between 100,000 and 110,000. If ticket sales continue, the exhibit could attract double the number of the museum's annual visitors.

David Roselle, the museum's director, says the show is in the fifth month of its 10-month tenure. He says visitors have come from all over the country.

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Mon July 14, 2014
professor exhibit

UMES professor exhibits at Salisbury’s downtown art gallery

Michel Demanche has spent 25 years as a professor in the Department of Fine Art at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -– “Continuum,” representing 30 years of artworks by Michel Demanche, who has spent the previous 25 as a professor in the Department of Fine Art at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, will be on display through August 15 in Salisbury.

The exhibit opens with a meet-the-artist reception Fri., July 18, from 5-8 p.m. at the downtown campus of the Salisbury University Art Galleries.  Demanche will give a gallery talk at 6 p.m.  The event is being held in conjunction with the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment district’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration.

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Thu June 19, 2014
Museum-Accreditation Revoked

Delaware museum loses accreditation over art sale

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington has lost its national accreditation and may not be able to borrow artwork from other museums after it began selling paintings to pay debts.

The American Alliance of Museums said Wednesday that collections cannot be treated as disposable assets.

The alliance says its accrediting commission voted unanimously to revoke the museum's accreditation. The group says the museum's actions violate museum standards and ethics.

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