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Harcum Art Gallery

Boyd Cultural Arts Center, Wilmington College

The primary mission of the Harcum Art Gallery is to educate. We seek to encourage creativity and appreciation in the visual arts through exhibition, outreach and awareness. Our role is to foster a greater sense of student inspiration and introduce the public to traditional and contemporary art methods. The Harcum Art Gallery looks to encourage art excellence through our programs, exhibitions and events. By creating an art experience, this gallery hopes to broaden the minds and add cultural enrichment to all who enter.

Gallery hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by special arrangement from curator Hal Shunk.

Harcum Gallery Presenting Susan Deaton Exhibit


Opening Reception: Jan. 24, 6-8 PM

Susan Deaton describes her art as a process of going from a vague idea to a detailed complexity of lines and values — “the direction my lines take is dictated by the rhythm and balance of the composition that is bound to the contrasts of positive and negative space. By embracing uncertainty and letting go of perfectionism, my creative process is finding symbols representing emotions and imperfections within myself and society. My symbols emerge into definitions of my ideas, orchestrated to tell a story.”

“I am an optimistic realist. My art tells the stories of the problems we face as individuals and communities, but I see none of these things as hopeless,” she added. “I believe in us and the future. My task as an artist and observer of life is to create an image that communicates the problems I see — and seeing the problem is halfway to a solution."


The Harcum Art Gallery opened in fall 2005 and is named in honor of Wilmington College's first Life Trustee, David Harcum, (Class of 1951) and his wife June Leppert Harcum (Class of 1956).