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Barbara Woodford, Alapocas Run and Wilmington State Parks, 302-577-5020, ; or Necia Beck, Delaware State Parks 302-739-9175, 

Original art to be unveiled at Blue Ball Barn 

WILMINGTON (July 3, 2012 ) – “Pawpaw Culture,” an original work by Eunice LaFate will be unveiled during the Wilmington Art Loop, Friday, July 6, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Blue Ball Barn, located at 1914 West Park Drive in Wilmington. The Wilmington Art Loop is a free, self-guided tour of art exhibits, museums and studios in the Greater Wilmington Area that occurs on the first Friday of each month. 

At the July 6 Art Loop, visitors will meet the artist and see “Pawpaw Culture” and other works by LaFate. Posters of “Pawpaw Culture” will be given to the first 20 guests in attendance and can be signed by LaFate that day. Light refreshments will also be provided. 

Eunice LaFate, a self-taught artist from Jamaica, draws much of her inspiration from the culture and people of the island. Her use of diverse colors, textures and patterns, paired with rich imagery mirror scenes from her home. LaFate created the original artwork, “Pawpaw Culture,” to celebrate the Annual Pawpaw Folk Festival. The festival will be held on Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Blue Ball Barn, and will feature folk art and music, and an opportunity to learn about the Pawpaw tree and its fruit.  

More information is available by calling the Wilmington State Parks Office at 302-577-7020 or The Blue Ball Barn at 302-577-1164. Admission to the Art Loop and the Pawpaw Festival is free; however, park entry fees are in effect. More information about The Art Loop is available at More information about the artist is available at  More information about Delaware State Parks public programs is available at  

Vol. 42, No. 251

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