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Winter Nights: Maya Belardo and The Artistic Legacy of James E. Newton: Poetic Roots Gallery Talk

Feb 15, 2024
4:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
Members: Free
Non-Members: Free

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DelArt comes alive on Third Thursdays. On cold winter nights, enjoy the warm glow of the galleries, live music, and a happy hour with cash bar.

The Artistic Legacy of James E. Newton: Poetic Roots Gallery Talk with Alfred Appel, Jr. Curatorial Fellow Rachel Ciampoli
6 pm

Join Rachel Ciampoli as she discusses the dynamic works of art in the spring exhibition, The Artist Legacy of James E. Newton: Poetic Roots. This event is part of a collaboration between the Delaware Art Museum and the University of Delaware to celebrate James E. Newton’s legacy as an artist, UD professor, and leader in the Delaware community. Exhibitions are on view at the Delaware Art Museum, UD’s Mechanical Hall Gallery and UD’s Morris Library.

Featured Artist: Maya Belardo
Intro 5:30-6 pm, Main performance 6:30-7:15 pm

Maya Belardo, known as “The Princess of Jazz” in her hometown of Wilmington, DE is passionate about jazz and being a positive example of young womanhood to all princesses. She fell in love with jazz around the age of 12 when she heard a recording of Nat King Cole singing, “Nature Boy.” She’s been inspired by many jazz legends who have paved the way for her to sing this music today. In her debut single “Free”, she sings, “I can hear them all cheer for me, I’m so Free.” She is referencing all the legendary jazz greats and her own ancestors who loved this art form. Maya has sung at amazing jazz venues on the East coast and performed at the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in her hometown at the age of 17. She has the support of her community and many current jazz artists helping her to reach her goal! Stay tuned for more surprises from this artist on the rise! Maya’s new single, “If It Wasn’t For You” is now streaming everywhere!

Organizers & Sponsors

Generous support for these programs were provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program. This organization is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and 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.