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66 - CAPE GAZETTE. Friday, September 1 - Monday, September 4, 2006 Delaware By Hand unites local artists, artisans Biggs Museum to host show Oct. 25- Jan. 7 By Georgia Leonhart Special to the Cape Gazette Artists, artisans, and gallery owners and people who enjoy original art met and mingled as Delaware by Hand held an open house and reception at Studio On 24 in Rehoboth. Worl of many members were on display and an old-fashioned cookout and croquet on the lawn punctuated the Sunday, Aug. 27 event at the studio of Delaware by Hand President Deb Appleby. "Our current primary purposes are to network and promote," said board member Peter Saenger, a stone potter from Newark. "We are collecting creative people and promoting creative people." Once restricted to craft artisans only, the group has expanded to welcome all fine artists. "Whatever you create, if you can find a way for us to help, we will be there and do it," Saenger said. Nearly half of Delaware By Hand members work or reside in southern Sussex County, many in the Rehoboth and Lewes areas. Georgia Leonhart photos Delaware By Hand President Deb Appleby stands beside three hand-blown glass vases at her gallery and studio on Route 24 in Rehobeth, where she hosted the group's open house on Sunday, Aug. 27. Delaware By Hand beard member Ryan Grover, who is also curator of the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, joins Appleby. The Biggs Museum will present an exhibition of works created by Delaware By Hand artisans Oct. 25 through Jan. 7. Local members create decorative and functional glass, woodworks, paintings, wearable and decora- tive fiber art, ceramics, pots, lamps, sculptures and quilts. "Membership benefits you by giving people access to informa- tion about you and your craft," said Grant Massey of Frankford, who works in metal, wood and glass to create lamps and has had a studio for 15 years. Saenger agreed. He said when he does an internet search of his name, his individual Delaware By Hand web page consistently appeared within the fh'st five hits. In addition to artists and arti- sans, Delaware By Hand wel- comes those who consider them- selves friends of the arts. Such people could include gallery own- ers, exhibitors, merchandisers, collectors and museum curators such as Ryan Grover. Grover is curator of the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover and is a Delaware By Hand board member. Introduced to the group two years ago, his mission is to coordinate with" people and agencies to help members become more professional in their approach to the business side of art and crafts, Continued on page 70 Saturday, September 2nd from 1-4 88 Henlopen Gardens Lovely 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath end unit townhome located in the lovely community of Gardens. Enjoy lots of living space, rear patio, fire- place, outside shower and much more. Come out and see this great buy conveniently located close to everything. $324,900 Directions: Route #1 North to Freeman Highway (Ferry Rd.). 1st left past traffic light. I.,i.IBWIP_,  .takl,'lr'r OFFERED BE[ APPRAISAL VALUE evx xeu xLy a-q 130 Cornwall Road OFFICE SPACE FOR SALE OR LEASE Northern Steel Business Complex 2100 sq. ft. @ $20 per ft. NNN lease. Unit also available for sale for $600k. Call Casey today for a tour, CASEY KENTON COLDWELL BANKER. COMMERCIAL Assodate Broker Direct: (302) 226-1962 Cell: (302) 228-1128 ckento n @ cb move. co m Toll Free (800) 496-9269 (302) 227-6200 19354 Unit B, Miller Rd. Rehoboth Beach, DE .