Chris White Gallery Reception, Let Me Tell You: Works by Women Artists, Taking Up Space on Friday, June 3, 5-8pm
The second and last reception for the exhibit, “Let Me Tell You: Works by Women Artists, Taking Up Space”, is at the Chris White Gallery, 701 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, Delaware, just at the other end of the block from SsAM. This non-profit gallery and the apartment building above it are among our church members’ many ministries.
This exhibit, curated by Jen Hintz Eggers and Rebecca Howell, features emerging female-identifying and non-binary artists participating in group storytelling. Artists include 4sh • Simone Austin • Jennifer Boland • Katee Boyle • Dana Phillips Busatto • Kasmira Cade • Meghan Oonah Clifford • Laura Colussi • Jie Deng • Rayna DeReus • Kristina Ellura • Traci Evadney • Kelly Ewing • Kiara Florez • Eva Fox • Danielle Galietti • Julia Jay Hardman • W.A.S. Hatch • Nanci Hersh • Caryn L. Hetherston • Alida Merina Hodgson • Emie Hughes • Navanjali Kelsey • Christina Kemp • Katherine J. LeCocq • Rosa Leff • Jenna Lucente • Cony Madariaga • Marrin Lee Martinez • Claudine Metrick • Sa-Kreea Mo’nay • Kaitlin Monroe • Cindy Morris • Delona Seserman • Shireen Shaikh • Itunu Ogundipe • Maia Palmer • Lauren E. Peters • Emily Pellini • Jen Polillo • Lisette Ramos-Taylor • Jocelyn Russell • E. Schwinn • Vanesa Simon • Jennifer Small • Mary Tooley Parker • Megan Walborn • Leah Wells.
May and June, 2022
Let Me Tell You
An open-call exhibition juried by Jen Hintz Eggers and Rebecca Howell
July and August, 2022
Our Church, Chris White, and Shipley Lofts
In a moment of far-sighted inspiration, the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew purchased the property at the other end of the block. For decades, the 5-story brick building was a wreck. Glass was gone from the windows and the HVAC units on the roof had fallen to the basement. Trees were growing out of the building over the street.
Finally, a successful effort was led by Chris White, at the time our senior warden as well as an attorney for the Legal Aide Society of Wilmington. Others in our church lent their resources to the renovation, as did the City of Wilmington, the State of Delaware, and the federal government of the United States. The resulting non-profit organization manages 23 studio apartments, most of which are affordably priced. Artists are given priority leasing.
In the building is a two-level contemporary art gallery which celebrates the arts.
Tragically, Chris White was killed on the sidewalk outside the gallery just before the building was to open. The gallery is named after him.
Our church still owns the property on which the building stands and at least three members of our church are board members of the Chris White Community Development Corporation, the 501(c)(3) corporation which governs the building and gallery. As of April, 2022, the three members of our church serving on the board were Sharon Leyhow, Geoff Sawyer, and Danny Schweers. Please contact them with questions or if you feel called to join in this community ministry.