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Meet the Artist Siobhan Duggan Aug. 31 in Lewes

After Hours at the Zwaanendael Club
August 18, 2017
Local artist Siobhan Duggan will be at the Lewes Historical Society Museum Store Aug. 31 for the public to have a chance to meet the artist and explore the society's Lewes collection. SUBMITTED PHOTO

An after-hours reception to meet local artist Siobhan Duggan will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Lewes Historical Society's Museum Shop, 302 Savannah Road, at the corner of West Third Street, across from the Zwaanendael Museum.

The Lewes Historical Society Museum Shop has wonderful book selections, Lewes-themed merchandise, and great items for special-occasion gifts. The shop features a changing selection of works by local artisans. It currently has on display several works of art by Duggan, including signed limited-edition prints, note cards, and tote bags. Her work features landscapes of Southern Delaware and historic buildings from the Lewes Historical Society's collection. Light refreshments will be served at the event which is free and open to the public.

Duggan's current work of plein air paintings with pastels merges her two favorite worlds of nature and art. She is a 2017 grant recipient for her project Drawing in Plein Sight supported in part, by the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Duggan began taking art classes at the age of 5 from a neighbor, and from that point she has never stopped creating. She received a bachelor of fine arts degree from State University of New York at Purchase and a master’s of art in teaching from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Duggan taught in public and private schools in New York for 10 years. She holds art teaching certificates with the State of Delaware and State of New York. Duggan moved to the Rehoboth Beach area with her husband and fellow artist/educator Brendan Pulver, and their emerging-artist son.

For more information about this and other events, visit www.historiclewes.org. Any artist or craftsperson who would like to find out more about the store and having their work represented at the Zwaanendael Club Museum Shop can call 302-645-7670.