Stephen Mottola of The Mottola Group, Long & Foster Real Estate, has been elected to the Delaware College of Art and Design Board of Trustees. He will serve a term through 2020. Mottola is a veteran of Delaware’s corporate sector, working for companies like MBNA, DuPont, First USA/Bank One and Barclay’s and helping develop the Wilmington riverfront before and after receiving his real estate license in 1987. He has worked full-time in the real estate field since 2008, creating The Mottola Group in 2004. His firm serves the entire state of Delaware; Chester and Delaware counties and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; southern New Jersey shore communities; and Maryland.
Sarah McBride, an internationally known activist for LGBTQ+ rights who serves as the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, has been elected to the Delaware College of Art and Design Board of Trustees. She will serve a term through 2021. “The work of DCAD is not just central to training the next generation of artists, entrepreneurs and dreamers, it is also at the heart of building a thriving Wilmington,” McBride said. “As someone who personally understands the impact of an arts education, I’m incredibly honored to join the Board of DCAD and to help build on its reputation as a college that welcomes and supports students of all backgrounds.”
Delaware College of Art and Design views drawing as both the foundation for all of the art and design disciplines and a key element of the associate of fine arts degree. Similarly, Henry Bermudez views drawing as the technical skill that informs all of his work. The largely monochromatic pieces making up DCAD’s “Henry Bermudez in Black and White” exhibition celebrate the simplicity of drawing while refreshing the definition of the discipline. In addition to traditional pieces, the Venezuela-born, Philadelphia-based artist is showing large-scale, three-dimensional installations of “drawings” created in cut paper.
President Jean Dahlgren began her tenure as Delaware College of Art and Design’s third permanent president on August 1. The innovative academic leader – who also is an experienced painter, printmaker and graphic designer – is committed to student success. “Creating dynamic curriculum choices, fostering strategic partnerships, supporting the faculty and expanding the boundaries of what is possible for artists and designers intrigues and energizes me,” she says, “and developing strong internal and external relationships is extremely important to supporting those goals and creating a vibrant learning environment.”