Exhibits are open Friday through Sunday, with a reception for the aerial photographers on Friday evening and a reception for the Middletown High School art students Saturday evening.

The Gibby Center for the Arts, 51 W. Main St., Middletown, is presenting a special weekend of creativity March 31 to April 2.

Two art exhibits will be held at the center, one on aerial photography and the other on artwork by Middletown High School students.

The exhibits will both be open on Friday from 12-5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m, to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-3 p.m.


An opening reception for the aerial photography exhibit will be held Friday from 6-9 p.m.

For the Middletown High School art show, a reception will be held Saturday from 6-8 p.m.


The aerial photography exhibit, "Robot Takeover: The Age of Aerial Art," will feature aerial photography from three different Delaware artists including Dale Kurtz of Kurtz Aerial Photography, Joshua Fielder of Smart Sight Industries, and TJ Redefer of Sky Jack Pics.

Each photographer has a unique style and different subject matter including prominent local landmarks, scenic views of country sides, and a curious look at the mechanical world.

The opening reception on Friday night promises to be exiting because of a demo focusing on two different areas of drone technology. There will also be be a talk about the differences between using drones for hobby purposes vs. using drones for commercial purposes. A brief discussion on the many uses for drone technology, the legal impacts of drone technology, and the rise of drone racing as a popular sport.

There will be volunteer drone pilots on hand to answer questions and show you the many different pieces of drone technology that are used in drone racing.


The second exhibit is the "Middletown High School Advanced Placement Art Show," organized by art teacher Briana Shetzler.

This team of teacher and students have worked diligently for months to create works of art that showcase the student's special talents. The depth of thought and world and community awareness are frequently apparent in student art. Frequently viewers are surprised and inspired by the unique perspective of subjects and the fresh use of color and composition.

Several of these students have attended the Gibby Summer Art Camps and other art classes offered by the center.

Meet the artists at the reception Saturday evening.