We were recently joined by J. Michael Foster, host of WVUD’s ArtSounds, for an interview with George Stewart and Steven Leech, two voices WVUD listeners will recognize. Steven and George are leading special events related to the Delaware Art Museum‘s current exhibition: Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990. The exhibition is open through September 27, 2015.
Both of our guests were very active in the Wilmington and Newark art scenes in the 1970s and 1980s. It was a pleasure to hear them reminisce about the galleries, the films, the publications, and the people that made the greater Wilmington area so vibrant in this time period. Of particular interest may be their discussion of the film classes they both took while they were University of Delaware students in the 1970s.
Steven and George have both contributed material and expertise to the exhibition and will be leading two of the special events that the Delaware Art Museum has arranged in support of the exhibition.
Steven has organized Dreamstreets: A literary reading, Saturday, July 18, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at the Delaware Art Museum. In addition, he has served as editor for a special issue of the Dreamstreets magazine, published to coincide with the exhibition.
George has organized the Wilmington Film Festival, Thursday, July 23, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at the Delaware Art Museum. This exciting event will feature a series of experimental and avant garde films from the ’70s and ’80s, one of which will be presented with a live musical performance.
The interview, linked below, is informative and energetic. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Delaware Art Museum’s Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990 exhibition.
Listen to the interview
George Stewart and Steven Leech (recorded 7/12/15, originally aired 7/16/15. Interview conducted by J. Michael Foster and Richard Gordon)