Color Pops 20, Su Knoll-Horty

Artist's Statement: Moving beyond the stain to a more fluid style of painting is what's on Su Knoll-Horty's mind these days. The paint stain is still there during the inception of a painting, but it is more of a building block than a final presentation of schematic color. Gone too, for the moment, are the straight edges. Su is exploring fluidity, in all its measures: organic form, undulating movement, saturated 'liquid' color, and stylized gestural marks. It's through fluidity that she finds color to be most expressive. The challenges of creating visual depth through vibrant color, along with subtle and not so subtle shifts in tone are the things exciting Su now in the studio, "The depth and unexpected form that comes from working with intense color is giving me great satisfaction and leading me into intriguing discoveries."

Color relationships are still important to Su, as are tonal variations. With highly saturated pigments, building form through variation in tone is possible in new ways and presents a deeper ambiguity of space in the work. This ambiguity allows viewers to find what they will in the paintings. This is important for Su because she wants her viewers to find something they relate to in her work, making each viewing experience unique.

Su's latest works offer an intriguing spectacle of color and form, which she calls Color Pops.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 5, 2017 5:30-8:00pm
Exhibit runs May 5 through May 29, 2017
Edward Loper Gallery, Christina Cultural Arts Center
705 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Christina Cultural Arts Center Healing Hearts Through the Arts 70th Anniversary Student Concert

Saturday, June 10, 2017 \ TWO SHOWS: 1:00pm & 5:30pm

A full day of two performances by our talented students in the majestic staging of The Grand Opera House! Tickets: $22.00 for adults with a $6.00 service fee; $20.00 for seniors/college students with a $6.00 service fee; $14.00 for elementary/high school age students with a $2.00 service fee. Purchase at or call 800.37.GRAND.

Christina Cultural Arts Center Healing Hearts Through the Arts Music, Drama & Visual Arts

Sunday, June 11, 2017 \ 3:00pm

Saturday, June 17, 2017 \ 3:00pm

Christina's students highlight their talents in music and drama, as well as visual arts in these two dates of recitals and gallery exhibitions. FREE to attend!


Artists trip to South Africa Inspires and Unites

In February 2017, a group of 26 artists led by Dr. Lynnette Overby, Professor of Theater and Deputy Director of Community Engagement Initiative at the University of Delaware (UD), stood atop Table Mountain -- one of the new 7 Wonders of the World. The racially diverse group was winding down a dream tour to Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town in South Africa.

Pictured Above: A.T. Moffett, Associate Artistic Director & Dr. Lynnette Overby, Artistic Director. Photo by Nicodemus Williams-Snow.

Inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou, Steven Biko, Nelson Mandela and many others, the ensemble brought a message of racial reconciliation and love through the power of art to over 2,000 people as part of the project, Same Story Different Countries: From Oppression to Resilience & Liberation. The multi-genre arts production was developed in 2014 by Overby and Colin Miller, UD's Director of Global Arts, and premiered at Wilmington's Grand Opera House. More than a year after the premiere the trip materialized, funded in part by support from UD, the Doris Duke Foundation, a Go Fund Me campaign, church and private donations.