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Then and Now

Audubon:

Friday, August 3 –
Sunday, November 25, 2018

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Deadline to Register:
October 10

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We're
celebrating
our 25th
Anniversary!

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Welcome to the
Biggs Museum
of American Art

406 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 674-2111

Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday:
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sundays: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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Audubon, Then and Now

August 3 – November 25, 2018

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Like John J. Audubon, Nancy Carol Willis (work pictured) demonstrates a deep feeling for nature based upon a lifetime of close observation, sketching, and painting. >>>

From October-January, the Schoonover Illustration Gallery will host 18 illustrations from three of Willis’s award-winning natural science children’s picture books. The books depict North American species in their natural habitats. #audubon #illustration #birds #birdsofamerica #biggsmuseum #localartist #biggs25 #nature #nautreart
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Like John J. Audubon, Nancy Carol Willis (work pictured) demonstrates a deep feeling for nature based upon a lifetime of close observation, sketching, and painting. >>> 

From October-January, the Schoonover Illustration Gallery will host 18 illustrations from three of Willis’s award-winning natural science children’s picture books. The books depict North American species in their natural habitats. #audubon #illustration #birds #birdsofamerica #biggsmuseum #localartist #biggs25 #nature #nautreart

Today is the carver registration deadline for The Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve! Be sure to register your team today if you're interested in carving: bit.ly/carverregistration

Anyone can do it! Here are a few tips and tricks from an expert if you're still consider but not sure how to tackle carving a 75-200 lb. pumpkin:

1) Try clay carving tools - you can find them online or at most craft story
2) Be experimental, practice on small pumpkins at home
3) Bring a spray bottle of water, keeping the surface of the pumpkin wet will make it easier to work with
4) Use battery operated "power" tools
5) Bring an extra set of tools in case yours break
6) Use a large spoon or soup ladle to scoop the "guts"
7) Seek out pumpkin carving inspiration on the web by searching for ideas on google images or Pinterest
8) Trace or draw your design onto the pumpkin first with dry erase markers
9) Have cookie cutters? Try hammering them into the pumpkin for a uniform design
10) Be creative and think outside the box - it could your ticket to win big!

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Today is the carver registration deadline for The Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve! Be sure to register your team today if youre interested in carving: bit.ly/carverregistration

Anyone can do it! Here are a few tips and tricks from an expert if youre still consider but not sure how to tackle carving a 75-200 lb. pumpkin:

1) Try clay carving tools - you can find them online or at most craft story
2) Be experimental, practice on small pumpkins at home
3) Bring a spray bottle of water, keeping the surface of the pumpkin wet will make it easier to work with
4) Use battery operated power tools
5) Bring an extra set of tools in case yours break
6) Use a large spoon or soup ladle to scoop the guts
7) Seek out pumpkin carving inspiration on the web by searching for ideas on google images or Pinterest
8) Trace or draw your design onto the pumpkin first with dry erase markers
9) Have cookie cutters? Try hammering them into the pumpkin for a uniform design
10) Be creative and think outside the box - it could your ticket to win big!

Delaware State Fair Biggs Museum of American Art
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This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency,
in partnership with the
National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.