Mixed Media: 2017 comes to a close

"Unconscious Extracts" by Sandi Neiman Lovitz

This weeks’ article is a short but sweet one, dedicated to the last call of the fall arts season. Since I won’t be writing you until we are officially in 2018, here’s what’s coming before before year end!

The Main Line Arts Center, located Haverford, PA, will be bringing two of their exhibitions to an end in January. The first, in their Welcome Gallery, features the colorful work of Sandi Neiman Lovitz. Full time artist and faculty member at the Main Line Arts Center, Lovitz has exhibited all up and down the east coast from the Boston Institute for Contemporary Art, to the Miami Basel Art Festival. Her vibrant, layered paintings are a treat as the increasingly spartan winter landscape that takes over in January. Her exhibition runs until January 1st.  While you’re there, check out the final days of their Members Exhibition which runs through January 3rd.

Barbara Moore Fine Art is featuring their exhibition of delicate and tiny art in “Christmas in Miniature” show which ends December 31st. The exhibition features art by Carolyn Anderson, Jacalyn Beam, David Coolidge, Bill Ewing, Helena Van Emmeruck Finn, Steven Hardock, Neil Hughes, Judy Jarvis, Kay Leddy, Ron Orlando, Don Schoffner, Susan Sponenberg, Robert Stack, Joy Swindler, Karen Trimble, William Wofford. The renovated gallery is located in the adorable and recently renovated Chadds Ford Barn Shops, is a pleasant and cozy destination whether it be for shopping, or art perusing.

Al Moretti's work on exhibit at Kennett Symphony Office

Also ending is the Mala Galleria curated exhibition of Al Moretti on exhibit at  the Kennett Symphony office. I popped in and met the executive director, Barbara Bullock who introduced me to the artwork. Their new digs on east State Street, which is Mala’s old space, provide the perfect intimate setting for Moretti’s brilliant and striking portraits of American composers. “Everyone keeps mistaking this one for Beethoven,” Bullock chuckled as she pointed to a painting featuring a wild haired Edgar Varese. I have to admit, I immediately assumed it was Beethoven too, but maybe the sticking-the-fork-in-an-electrical-outlet look is particularly fashionable among classical composers. Others in his collection include George Gershwin, John Cage, Leonard Bernstein, and Duke Ellington. His pieces, which appear as a veritable color wheel which is in full motion, play nicely with the space which includes a barn door. I would suggest taking a gander if you find yourself in Kennett. This show ends January 3rd.

Tune in to Art Watch Radio 1520WCHE from 1-1:30 this week for Margaret Winslow who will be hosting The Delaware Art Museum and discusses the unveiling of their first virtual reality experience. Until 2018, Happy Holidays from Mixed Media!

 

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About Caroline Roosevelt

Caroline​ ​Roosevelt​ ​is​ ​a​ ​writer​ ​and​ ​artist​ ​based​ ​in​ ​Kennett​ ​Square,​ ​PA.​ ​She​ ​received​ ​her​ ​B.A.​ ​in Art​ ​History​ ​from​ ​Connecticut​ ​College​ ​and​ ​a​ ​Post​ ​Baccalaureate​ ​certificate​ ​from​ ​Pennsylvania Academy​ ​of​ ​Fine​ ​Arts.​ ​She​ ​has​ ​previously​ ​written​ ​art​ ​coverage​ ​in​ ​Seattle,​ ​WA​ ​and​ ​Philadelphia, PA.​ ​She​ ​currently​ ​co-hosts​ ​Art​ ​Watch​ ​radio​ ​on​ ​1520​ ​WCHE.

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