Artist Duken Delpe weaves together thin strips of recycled metal to create a tapestry-like wall hanging. The self-taught visual artist who was born in Carrefour, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, now lives in Brockton and operates an art studio in Whitman. His body of work consists of paintings, collages, intricately hand-tiled planters and sculptures made using recycled metal.
Delpe often brings his children to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, which is renowned for showcasing the finest American crafts, from clay sculptures and fiber arts to furniture. The museum staff recently invited Delpe to design the main stage for the 2nd Annual South Shore Indie Music Festival that will be held on the museum grounds on June 11. Delpe accepted this unique artistic challenge and decided to use it as a way to build an interactive piece of sculpture. Crafted entirely out of recycled metal, he plans to invite each audience member to participate in the creation of the sculpture by adding pieces of recycled metal during the musical performances. The finished artwork will serve as a community sculpture to commemorate the day’s festivities.
The South Shore Indie Music Festival is an outdoor live music festival that will take place 12 – 8 p.m. (rain date June 12) and will feature over 18 live bands throughout the course of the day on two stages outside the museum and on Porters Pond. Adults $25 ($15 Students) Children under 12 are free with an adult admission.