Cocktails & Conversation: Cowgirls, Brews, Honky Tonks and Moonshine

Tuesdays • October 9 - 30
5 - 6:30 pm
(talks begin promptly at 5:30)

Enjoy one or all exclusive evenings of DCCA signature cocktails and conversation. 

Members: $15 each / $50 series

Non Members: $20 each / $70 Series
Pre-registration required

Register online now!

For more information  or to register contact Jane Chesson, Curator of Education at 302-656-6466 ext. 7101 or jchesson@thedcca.org. Register online here.

Teachers can receive credit for these lectures through the Delaware Teacher Center.


 

Tuesday, October 9
Urban Cowgirls

The gender divide is a rough ride. Young Country artist and motorcyclist Sara Lyon discusses her multiple trips across the country to document female motorcycle mechanics in their shops, and the boots she wore and bronzed upon her return.

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, October 16 
FARM (For A Renewable Metropolis)

Cultivating the simple life in the city, local artists Steven Ruszkowski and Ron Meick comment on the bitter/sweet methods and philosophy behind artisanal production. Ruszkowski will sample and discuss his new Single Hop Best Bitter--an English style ale that highlights the rich biscuity character of British Malts and the earthy quality of Fuggle hops, the only hop used in this beer. The artist will explain his brewing process and what makes a perfect "session" beer.

Ron Meick's honey, also known as Pop's, is locally flavored from the nectar of plants, trees, and flowers grown in Arden, DE. Pop's color, flavor, and aroma all derive from the plant pigments and other materials secreted in the nectar such as that of black locust, which keeps it light in color and reduces crystallization. Each jar of Pop's is individually numbered and from the hive of Queen Sofia. Visitors will learn more about the artists as well as how the Slow Food and Farm to Table movements coincide with contemporary artistic practice.

 

 

 


 

Tuesday, October 23 
Honky Tonks & Hoe Downs

Country music and dancing around class in America -- inspired by Justin Beckman’s honky tonk installation in Young Country.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, October 30 
Moonshine of the Mind

Re-signifying the myths of Appalachian cultural identity -- inspired by Kentucky-based artist Cynthia Norton’s moonshine sculpture in Young Country.

 

 

 

 

 

 


For more information  or to register contact Jane Chesson, Curator of Education at 302-656-6466 ext. 7101 or jchesson@thedcca.org.

Teachers can receive credit for these lectures through the Delaware Teacher Center.
 

Click here to register now!