Bits & Pieces for Aug. 19

• The Brandywine River Museum will feature the work of 22
contemporary trompe l'oeil artists
from across the country in Reality Check: Contemporary American Trompe l'Oeil,
on view from Sept. 11 through Nov. 18. Ranging from the personal to the
universal, the themes and subjects include pop culture, nostalgia, surrealism,
irony, nature, and homages to artists of the past. A French term meaning
"fool the eye," trompe l'oeil
describes art that tricks viewers into thinking they are looking at actual
objects rather than representations of them. Part of a long tradition of
illusionism dating to antiquity, trompe
l'oeil's
popular appeal has endured through the centuries.

• Brandywine Valley Quilters Guild meeting place has moved
to a new location at the Rachel Kohl Community Library, 687 Smithbridge Road,
Glen Mills, Pa located in front of Garnet Valley Middle School. The first
meeting will be Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. and the speaker will be Cyndi Souder of
Annadale, Va who will lecture on “It’s Okay to Write on Your Quilt.” She
will discuss how to add words to your quilt. Contact http://www.brandywinevlyquilters.org/www.brandywinevlyquilters.org.

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