Art Watch: Six-way creativity

Tonight, Tuesday August 9th, at 7 p.m.  in West Chester, visit Church Street Gallery for a fascinating discussion with 6 artists from their current Summer Group Show at 12 South Church Street, that goes through the end of August. Artists Robert Bohne, Terry DeAngelo, Sandra Severson, John Suplee, Jessica Turgoose, and Maxine Manges will all be joining in the lively discussion about art and their passion for creating.

Each of these exhibiting artists utilize a variety of different styles and media, but each is very accomplished in their field.  This is a great opportunity to hear the creative voice from different perspectives, and hopefully there will be time to ask questions and mingle a bit as well.  The event is supported by Galer Estate Winery which will be providing the award-winning local wine for the event.

If you do not make this discussion event, remember to check out the show before it leaves Church Street Gallery. This group show is a wonderful opportunity to discover the new works of these fine artists, many of whom do not show often in Chester County.

This Friday, August 12, 3 to 7 p.m., fused glass artist Lisa Sabol will have a pop up art show at Galer Estate Winery at 700 Folly Hill Road in Kennett Square. Most Fridays, the winery has pop up art shows featuring the work of different local artists, which makes for an extra fun Friday at Galer Estate.

At Wilson Vineyard Gallery at 4374 Forge Road in Oxford, the gallery is full of local art including paintings by Sally Wilson, as well as jewelry by Cindy Losco. Both Wilson Vineyard and Galer Estate Winery also offer art classes every month, just check out their websites to find the exact days and times.
This weekend in Londonderry Township, the Street Road Artists Space welcomes conceptual artist and photographer Maria Moller for an exhibition entitled "24 Hour Liminal" that is a photographic portrait of the artist's stays at the nearby Christiana Motel. The opening reception for the show is August 13th from 3 to 7 p.m. It continues through October 8th.

The curator describes the show as an exploration of  "what is left behind after check-out in the intimate but transitory space of a motel room. At Street Road, a 20 minute drive from the motel, 24 Hour Liminal imprints the gallery space with these images of anonymous but repetitively-inhabited rooms, reflecting on the narrowly bordered intersections of privacy, intimacy, security, transit, and home." Included in this exhibition will be the opportunity for visitors to try on their own solo motel experience in a recreated motel room at The Street Road Artists Space.

Street Road Artists Space is always shaking it up and exploring socially conscious interactive art forms that urge us to look at the everyday in a new way. This latest installation of a motel room, combined with images reflecting on a motel space will certainly draw more attention to this iconic American resting place.

About Lele Galer

Lele Galer is an artist who has chaired numerous art shows, taught art history and studio art, public art and has chaired, written and taught the Art in Action Art Appreciation series for the UCFD schools for the past 12 years. She worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and wrote for the Associated Press in Rome. She has been dedicated to Art History and art education for most of her adult life. Lele and her husband Brad own Galer Estate Winery in Kennett Square.

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