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Local art presence strong at CFES

Chadds Ford's Karl Kuerner discusses his life as an artist having been taught by Carolyn Wyeth and befriended by her brother, Andy Wyeth.

While there were artists from all over, local artists and history were strong at this year's Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Sale and Show. That art history, as one would expect, shows the influence of the Wyeth Family. It was Betsy Wyeth, the wife of Andrew and the mother of Jamie, who started the event in 1948. But that legacy continues through other artists, and ...

 
 

Brandywine In Black has partygoers in the pink

Brandywine in Black was “wildly” successful—With a Pop of Pink—as elegantly dressed partygoers dined and danced among the dinosaurs, bears and leopards on display at the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Greenville, Delaware, Saturday, March 25. Co-organizer Elizabeth Roche explained that she and event founder Vince Moro decided on pink as the accent color at the ...

 

Mendelssohn, mimosas and more at Kennett Symphony

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County will present “Mendelssohn, Mimosas and More” on at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Grand Ballroom of the Mendenhall Inn, on Route 52. “Mendelssohn, Mimosas, and More” is a brand new, informal, hour-long concert event that you won’t find anywhere else, according to a press release. The orchestra will be seated in the middle of ...

 

DuPont donates artwork to local museums

DuPont today announced it will make a substantial donation of significant works of art from the DuPont collection and the Hotel du Pont to the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum and Hagley Museum & Library. The donated artwork includes important pieces by three generations of the Wyeth family, Frank Schoonover and Edward Loper, among other ...

 

Art Watch: All American

The big art weekend event this week is 68th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show, held at Chadds Ford Elementary School this Friday, March 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday March 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Friday opening is for adults only and is always a very fun party with donated delicious appetizers served by students and staff on cleverly made palette trays. It is ...

 

Annual CFES art show set to open

The 68th annual Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Sale and Show will open Friday, March 24 with longtime favorites returning. The event concludes March 25 with art tours, art workshops and a conversation with local artist Karl Kuerner. Another local favorite, plein air artist Jacalyn Beam, is the donating artist this year and Len Garon, who’s been showing at Chadds ...

 

Art Watch: Teaching points

"Reconstructed Materials" is an exciting all-steel sculpture show opening at the Oxford Arts Alliance this Friday March 17th, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m.  Curated by nationally renowned steel sculptor Stan Smokler, this show features selected sculptural works from 12 steel artists, including Dave Beck, Rob Sigafoos, Lele Galer, Lisa Fedon, Katee Boyle and Stan ...

 

Radley Run gives back through art

There is a stereotype of the country club set, wealthy, financially and politically savvy and, maybe, insensitive to others. But the members of Radley Run Country Club in Birmingham Township are eager to help out where help is needed. That's the reason for the annual art show at Radley Run. During its eight years, the art show has raised money for several charities ...

 

Art Watch: Wow the senses

Three great shows are opening this Friday, March 10th, and it might be a difficult choice for art lovers! The 8th Annual Radley Run Art Show start this Friday night at the beautiful Radley Run Country Club in West Chester. Church Street Gallery in West Chester opens a new solo show with phenomenal landscape painter Stefanie Lieberman. In Haverford, the Main Line Art ...

 

Art Watch: Allegorical images and stories

March kicks off with first Friday art gallery openings all over Chester County, and my favorite pick is at Mala Galleria in Kennett Square where allegorical painter Rachel Romano has a solo show. "True North" opens March 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. and continues throughout March.  Mala Galleria is located at 206 East State Street in Kennett Square.  The opening should be ...

 

Family concert and instrument petting zoo

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County, under the direction of Music Director Michael Hall, will present Music From The Inside Out at its annual Family Concert on Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2 pm, at Henderson High School Auditorium, West Chester, PA. Kennett Symphony family concerts are the perfect opportunity to ignite your child’s imagination and love of music. This ...