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32 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 4 - February 10, 1994 Zwaanendael ha8 Valentine Exhibition now The waaneadael Museum in Lewes is featuring a speeial Valentine Exhibit which will con- tinue through the month of Febru- ary. The exhibit includes 50 exam- ples of the cards that reflect a styl- istic change from the highly ornate lace and embossed paper Valentines printed in Germany at the turn of the century to reflec- tions of popular doll and style characters such as the 1920s "Flapper," then "Betty Boop," "Cupie" and "Campbell Kids." The Valentine dates back to 1864 when the first one arrived in the United States from England. As early as 1723 valentine writ- ers-- books of verses along with suggestions for homemade cre- ations--- were sold in New York, lrniladelphia and Boston. Soon valentines became prof- itable businesses for a number of makers, but the first American to be well-known was Esther How- land of Worcester, Mass. She started producing the handmade creations in her home. Credited with introducing deli- cately hand-cut lacy creations, l-lowland's valentines soon cap- tured an annual sales volume of $75,000. Others soon followed and the business flourished until 1942 when wartime paper restrictions brought an end to the Howland- based enterprise. Following the war, valentines Trish Vernon photo A special Valentine Exhibit recently opened at the Zwaa- nendael Museum in Lewes, which includes 50 examples of the cards ranging from many eras, with the first one arriving from England in the late 1800s. Betty Boop-type cards and humorous valentines were also very popular. The exhibit will remain in place through the month of February. were as popular as ever and it: became exciting for children to receive quantities of valentines from friends. Another type of valentine devel- oped. It was the comic valentine first produced by A. Park of Lon- don and became very popular in the early 1900s. These were print- ed in gaudy off-white paper and contained verses that were humor- ous and meant to tease, although some of the.verses contained barbed messages. An envelope received around Valentine's Day might contain a thoughtful message from a friend, a secret admirer or it might con- tain a comic valentine. The Zwaanendael Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday. There is no admission fee but donations are accepted. "Black & White" exhibition on dis.play at SCAC gallery; reception slated for Feb. 8 "Black & White," the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA) Members' Exhibition is on display thru Friday, March 18. DCCA's Annual Juried Mem- bers' Exhibition receives entries from well over 100 artists from Delaware, Pennsylvania, Mary- land and New Jersey, working in a variety of styles and media. Of that amount, roughly 50 pieces were chosen for the exhibition by juror Lenore D. Miller, director of the George Washington Universi- ty Dimock Gallery. According to DCCA's execu- tive director Steve Lanier, this year's exhibit theme, "Black & White", inspired both traditional and experimental interpretations. Works included in the exhibition were created by familiar and emerging artists from the four state region. This is the first time in the history of the show that it will tour to Sussex County. An opening reception featuring Delaware Humanities Forum speaker Sandra Denney, who will lecture on "Expounding Impres- sionism and Exploding its Myths," is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8 in the SCAC Gallery. This slide lecture focuses on Impressionism-- one of the most loved and often mis- understood styles in the history of art. SCAC Gallery is located in the Theatre lobby, Delaware Tech, Georgetown. Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Fridays. The opening reception and lecture is free. 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