A recipient of NICHE Magazine’s Best Museum Store award, Alternatives Museum Shop is an eclectic retail gallery featuring functional handmade craft items. Members receive 10% off all purchases everyday. Gift certificates are available.
Alternatives Features: Dana Master
Gilbert & Leona Designs
February 1 – March 29, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2013, 5 – 9 pm
Gilbert & Leona designs one-of-a-kind totes, bags, wallets, journals from recycled post-manufactured leather and hardware. Their belief is that one of the best ways to limit throw-aways is to produce quality products that last. Gilbert & Leona reflects the philosophy and values of a time when a different relationship to objects meant everything had a purpose, even an unintended one. “We feel that almost every object had an intrinsic beauty waiting to be transformed.”
Alternatives Features: Addye Durant
April 4 – May 28, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5th, 5 – 9 pm
Yay 9 is a celebration -- that special event, person, place or thing that makes you happy. Addye Durant created Grace, Lulu, and Violet who have “embraced their yays.” Yay 9 represents hip, stylish, and positive clothing and accessories built around the varied interests of three open-minded eccentric nine year olds. Yay 9 products are more playful for consumers who want a fun way to express their inner joy and taste.
Alternatives Features: Ayala Napthali
May 30 – July 23, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2013, 5 – 9 pm
“In my work I draw inspiration from ancient alphanumeric systems, contemporary architecture, and my own personal cultural history. I am intrigued with balance and proportion, and feel as if each piece must find its axis on the wearer. The work is designed to be elegant, with minimal and bold forms,” explains Ayala Napthali.
Limited Edition Moe Brooker Print
The Substance of Feeling
Lithograph on Rives BFK paper
11 plates/runs 14 colors
22" x 22", Edition of 20
Available for purchase at Alternatives Museum Shop.
About Alternatives Museum Shop
Alternatives Museum Shop at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA) is an eclectic retail gallery featuring an assortment of fine art jewelry, dazzling glass, artfully designed wooden objects, innovative ceramic vessels, hand-printed and bound papers and books, and a variety of wearable fibers for men and women of all ages. Alternatives Museum Shop was the recent recipient of NICHE Magazine’s 2009 Best Museum Store, and a 2010 NICHE nomination.
Works by regional and national artisans make up the collection of functional and decorative handmade items that have been individually selected for quality and innovative design as well as each artist’s contemporary approach to his/her craft. Each artist-made item is either a one-of-a-kind or limited production item. In addition to its core artists, the shop is an ever-evolving space that is enhanced by regular featured artist shows, national juried exhibitions, and curated work by top-level collegiate programs highlighting a variety of craft mediums.