OCTOBER 2, 2015 – NOVEMBER 15, 2015

The Biggs Museum is celebrating its new partnership with The Delaware Multicultural and Civic Organization (DEMCO, Inc.), with an exhibition, entitled DEMCO, Inc., of student and staff artworks created during their after-school program in downtown Dover. This exhibition will be on view from October 2 – November 15, 2015 in the Child HELP Foundation Gallery on the museum’s first floor.

A portion of this current exhibition features works created within the Substance Abuse Prevention Narratives project. The DEMCO artists and instructors created this series of collages as narratives, a kind of pictorial story, of Abuse Prevention. This project challenges artists such G.L. Shamir, Desiree Wilson and Dr. Linda Hackett to channel the lessons of such noted artists as Vincent Van Gogh, Gustave Courbet, Ben Shan and Jacob Lawrence to create new works that embody the message of Prevention.

The Delaware Multicultural and Civic Organization (DEMCO, Inc.) is a Dover non-profit organization offering educational support and counseling in Kent County. DEMCO, Inc. offers classes, workshops and tutoring to learners from kindergarten to adults. This organization specializes in educational topics including: Economics, Mathematics, Humanities, Science, Fine Art, Coping skills, Leadership, Languages, Substance Abuse Prevention, High School Completion, College Preparation Exams and Teacher Certification.