Arts & Entertainment

Mixed Media: Let the summer begin

"Midnight Melody" by Armen Yepoyan at the Mainline Art Center

I hope you all made it out to Scarlett Thickett Farm last Saturday to see their smattering of fabulous artists. For me, it’s become to inaugural summertime activity. The barn swallows flitting around on the rafters are the  arbiters of when my summertime activities can commence. The town of Oxford will be hosting its Third on Third this Friday (Third Friday on Third ...

 
 

Fountains at Longwood Gardens receive Preservation Achievement Award

The architectural design team behind the revitalization of the Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens was the recipient of a 2018 Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award. Beyer Blinder Belle, a premier architectural firm specializing in historic preservation, joined Longwood to receive the honor from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. The ...

 

Mixed Media: PopUpArtKSQ

I hope no one wound up trespassing on Scarlett Thicket Farm last Saturday because of my article! The show has been rescheduled for this Saturday, June 9, due to last weeks’ inclement weather. We will see what happens THIS Saturday, as this spring has been a real nail-biter when it comes to the fruition of weather predictions. At any rate, check out Abstractions at ...

 

Mixed Media: First Friday

It’s that magical time again. Time for the Kennett Square First Friday Expanded Art Walk. This rotations’ theme is Destination: Kennett Square. Kennett Square does not have your typical art venues. Square Pear, which is prominently located at State and Broad Street serves as the only real gallery in town. So what does an expanded art walk look like in a town where ...

 

Rose Tree Park is ‘Ready to Rock’

The 44th annual Delaware County Summer Festival concert series in Rose Tree Park kicks off on Wednesday, June 13, with a riveting performance by the Delaware County Symphony. Members of the symphony have shared that the opening night concert will feature a variety of classical selections, including “Capriccio Espagnol,” and many popular favorites by composers ...

 

Antiques rule at BRM

The Brandywine River Museum of Art kept a tradition alive with the 47th annual Antiques Show during the Memorial Day weekend. More than 60 antique dealers from along the east coast were on hand, showing their wares to hundreds of museum visitors. Proceeds from the show go to the Museum Volunteers’ Purchase Fund. While the results — acquiring art — are what the museum ...

 

Mixed Media: Art space

"Orange Reflection" by Mary Pritchard at Station Gallery

I hope everyone enjoyed the Chester County Open Studio Tour last weekend. It’s so fun to see artists and art appreciators alike come together in the more intimate studio setting. Artists have the opportunity to showcase their process, and appreciators take in the unique head space and physical work space of their favorite local artists. Studio tours are an ...

 

Antiques and events all weekend

On Memorial Day weekend explore three floors of one-of-a-kind antiques, treat yourself to one of our most decadent parties of the year, and go behind-the-scenes to learn about the art of collecting from the antique dealers at our 47th Annual Antiques Show. Held at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, the show features a carefully selected collection of fine antiques ...

 

‘Either paint or drink heavily’

Christine Burke is not an art therapist. But, she is an artist and a former special education teacher who used art in the classroom for her students. Later, some health issues in the family led to her becoming a certified health coach. She took those disparate elements of her life and mixed them with the stereotype of the starving artist to come up with the book, ...

 

Mixed Media: Open Studio Tour

This weekend marks the kick-off of the County Open Studio Tours starting with Chester County. You have plenty of ways to curate your schedule, plenty of conduits to take, with 154 artists spread over 64 studios. Not even the most diligent of art walkers could make it to every site location so I recommend choosing either a theme, or geographical location to so that ...

 

Weather doesn’t dampen Willowdale spirit

I have lived in Birmingham Township for twenty-three years, but until this past Sunday, I had never attended our neighborhood’s Willowdale Steeplechase. A large reason for this is that Willowdale is a “Mother’s Day Tradition,” which means it always occurs on Mother’s Day. Until their deaths, I traveled with my family to spend the day with my mother and mother-in-law ...