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  • 'Art, Wine and Chocolate' theme of plein air art show

  • The public is invited to the "Art, Wine and Chocolate" exhibition and reception on June 7.
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  • The public is invited to the "Art, Wine and Chocolate" exhibition and reception, in honor of the Dover Days Plein Air Quick Draw.
    The reception is free of charge and classical guitarist Aaron Taylor will provide live music.
    "We are pleased to be working with the CenDel Foundation and Kent County Fund for the Arts to bring this free art show and reception to the public," said Lorraine Dion, director of special events and public relations at Kent County Tourism, the organization coordinating the event. "We hope everyone will come out to see the art that was painted in less than three hours during Dover Days."
    Quick Draw competition winners were Ray Peterson, of Milton, who came in first place; Donald Parks, of Dover, came in second; Taylor Collins, of Dover, came in third; Gerilyn Gaskill, of Georgetown, won the "Artists' Choice" category; and Dennis Young, of New Castle, won the "Peoples' Choice."
    More than $1,000 in cash and prizes were awarded. Other participating artists were: Art Harrison, C. Mercedes Walls, Diane Joy Laird, Dianne Bauer, Donna Hansen, Donna Teleis, Earle J. Norman, Jr., Jan Crumpley, Maria Liberto Bessette, Paul Rendell and Mary Frazier. Winners were chosen by Denise Dumont, the commissioned judge.
    Students from the Inner City Cultural League have been invited to participate and exhibit their work. Students joined in plein air art classes during April, hosted by Kent County Tourism and made possible by a grant from the Kent County Fund for the Arts.
    In addition to art classes, students who participated in the Plein Air Quick Draw component during Dover Days were also awarded professional easels, paints and art supplies.
    The reception will be held at the CenDel Foundation building at 101 W. Lookerman St., Dover, on June 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.
    For more information, call Kent County Tourism at (302) 734-7511.
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