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Biggs Museum Hosts “Step Outside the Studio” Artist Hikes

Written on:June 13, 2017
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Biggs Museum
Dover, DE (June 13, 2017)

This summer, the Biggs Museum is teaming up with Delaware State Parks, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), and the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) to host a series of three artist hikes in parks throughout the state to highlight the adventurous spirit of legendary photographer Ansel Adams.

Each hike will be co-led by a park guide, who will provide information about each site, and a teaching artist who will offer instruction on creating landscapes outdoors. Every event takes place in a different park and will highlight a different artistic medium including watercolor, photography and iPhone photography. These workshops are a part of the Ansel Adams: Early Works exhibition currently on view at the Biggs Museum through July 30, 2017.


About the Ansel Adams: Early Works Exhibition

Ansel Adams – photographer, musician, conservationist, naturalist, explorer, critic and teacher – was a giant in the field of landscape photography. This exhibition presents 40 works of this iconic American photographer. His work can be viewed as the end of an arc of American art concerned with capturing the “sublime” in the unspoiled Western landscape: a tradition that includes several painters on view within the Biggs Museum permanent collection including Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Cole. As a bonus, this exhibition gives an up-close look at cameras and tools that photographers used during the early era of photography. The exhibition also includes an exclusive audio tour.

Step Outside the Studio Workshop “Quick Facts”
Watercolor Hike

Date: June 24th
Time: 8 – 10 a.m.
Location: The St. Jones Reserve, Dover, DE
Cost: $25/$20 for members, no additional park fee
Medium: Watercolor
Instructor: Joshua Nobiling, Art Faculty at Wesley College
Total Hike Mileage: 3/4 Miles

iPhone Photography Hike

Date: July 9th
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: White Clay Creek State Park, Newark, DE
Cost: $25/$20 for members, additional park fees due to park upon arrival ($4 per day for DE tags, $8 per day for out-of-state vehicles, annual passes available and accepted)
Medium: iPhone Photography
Instructor: Karen Klinedinst, Landscape Photographer and Instructor
Total Hike Mileage: 3 miles

Photography Hike

Date: July 15th
Time: 8 – 10 a.m.
Location: Cape Henlopen State Park, Cape Henlopen, DE
Cost: $25/$20 for members, additional park fees due to park upon arrival ($5 per day for DE tags, $10 per day for out-of-state vehicles, annual passes available and accepted)
Medium: Photography
Instructor: Carson Zullinger, professional photographer

Pre-Registration is required. Find more information at www.BiggsMuseum.org or call 302-674-2111 ext. 110.

Ansel Adams: Early Works Exhibition Sponsors:
Delaware Division of the Arts
M&T Bank
Delaware Today
Delaware State News
WBOC

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