Arts & Entertainment

Art Watch: Go for it

Photograph from Fred Weyman's book "High Sierra - The Range of Light"

This week make sure to submit your artwork to the Oxford Art Alliance's Juried Show by the close of Thursday August 24th. This is a wonderful national show that is juried this year by Brandywine River Museum of Art's Executive Director, Tom Padon. Go to www.oxfordart.org for more information and an online application. There are great cash prizes and it is always a ...

 
 

Art Watch: What’s new

This week's Art Watch is all about an important center for the arts that most of you have never been to. The Delaware Contemporary, or DCCA, is a fascinating art center with ever-changing art installations that is located just 24 minutes from Longwood Gardens, is free and open every day except Monday. DCCA is in the Riverfront complex and is easy to get to from I-95 ...

 

Art Watch: Gallery moves and shakes

August can to be a slow month for art goers, however there’s plenty to see and do as the Chester County region transitions into its steady fall schedule. There have been plenty of positive shake ups including the move of Karen D’Allairds’ Willowdale Art Academy to Union Street in Kennett Square, as well as Mala Galleria taking over the large corner real estate at ...

 

‘Love is in the Air’ with the Kennett Symphony

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County under the direction of Music Director, Michael Hall, presents Symphony Under The Stars – Love is in the Air.  The concert will be held at Longwood Garden’s Open Air Theatre on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm.  In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside at Unionville High School Auditorium. Relax with ...

 

Art Watch: Creative new beginnings

Studies have shown that having some creative outlet in your life increases longevity and personal happiness, but where to begin? This August, consider signing up for Fall classes at the many art associations in our area, or a class with private art teachers, or going back to school, or entering an art competition.  The greater Brandywine Valley has so many ...

 

Art Watch: Stop, look, and read

As most of Chester County knows by now, July 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of artist Andrew Wyeth, which is being celebrated locally in an exceptional exhibit at The Brandywine River Museum of Art, "Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect."  The Brandywine River Museum of Art  offers an opportunity to see over 100 works by Andrew Wyeth, created from age 20 to his ...

 

Jamie Wyeth shares father’s wit and wisdom

Artist Jamie Wyeth, with his handsome looks and charm, has always left the ladies swooning. Since the death of his famous father, Andrew Wyeth, in 2009, however, Jamie has taken on an almost avuncular persona when talking about his father’s art and growing up Wyeth. For local residents, his stories are not new, but they are so funny, no one minds hearing them again. ...

 

Art Watch: Solar is out of this world

Panorama of West Chester University Planetarium installation

West Chester University is steadily increasing the presence of art throughout its beautiful campus in West Chester Pennsylvania. The latest artistic space was created outside the entrance to WCU's Mather Planetarium, located off the intersection of Church Street and Rosedale Avenue.  Clay artist Rhoda Kahler was commissioned to create "Constellation" a mosaic ...

 

Andrew Wyeth Forever Stamps the day

Chadds Ford neighbors, art fans and philatelists stormed the Brandywine River Museum of Art courtyard Wednesday to get their hands on the newly minted Andrew Wyeth Forever Stamps. The official ceremony to unveil the stamps was a steamy affair even though a white tent provided some relief from the blazing hot sun. Ironically, or fittingly, the ceremony was hosting by ...

 

Art Watch: Explore

Summer is a great time to take respite from the heat, and explore art in the cool, open settings of a gallery space or museum.  There are plenty of excellent shows currently on view at our local museums, galleries and art centers, which are continuing throughout the summer.  This weekend we have two special new exhibitions to start up your art weekend ahead.  In ...

 

Art Watch: First Friday art openings

First Friday July 7th kicks off with brand new exhibits from Kennett Square Pennsylvania to Elkton Maryland, as well as artist demonstrations at local galleries. Blockbuster museum shows, including "Andrew Wyeth-In Retrospect" at the Brandywine River Museum of Art and "The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner" at The Delaware Art Museum are both ongoing ...