Art Live: Christmas in Miniature…and Moore

The fourth annual “Christmas in Miniature Art …and Moore” show is a go this year. Barbara Moore will once again host this popular exhibition, chock full of tiny works hung salon style, at her gallery in the Chadds Ford Barn Shops. The show opens on December 2nd and runs through December 31st and includes work by Don Shoffner, Patricia Brandt and many more.  At this point, you can view the exhibition  at the gallery, with masks on or online. It won’t be the same – nothing is the same this year – but it will still be a great place to see and purchase wonderful little works of art. The gallery will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on opening day, December 2nd. View the exhibition online from home, here.

Harnessed by Patricia Brandt at Barbara Moore Fine Art

In Moore’s Gallery you’ll find industrial designer Bri Brant’s Arden & James leather goods too. Arden & James bags are also in stock at worKS on Walnut Street in Kennett where art is on display throughout December, including Carol Lesher’s vividly colored paintings and fine art photographer Natale Caccamo’s installation series titled Kitchen Counter Quaffs. Caccamo’s images, printed on metal, are of rich red cocktails, bottles of wine, and even bags of wine. See these works and a lot more at worKS through the holidays. Book an appointment to shop in person here or, shop online here.

Work by Carol Lesher at WorKS Kennett Square

In Wilmington, Delaware Art Museum’s (DelArt) “Annual Winter Festival” will continue as well this year, albeit completely outdoors and with masks required. The event will take place in the Sculpture Garden, on Saturday, December 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The press release indicates that capacity is limited and reserved and timed tickets are required. Guests will be asked to wear masks unless seated and eating or drinking. Director of Operations Heather Morrissey said, “This event has evolved from prior years to accommodate COVID safety guidelines. The biggest change is moving it outdoors, an idea we’ve toyed with for the past few years, and which has become a necessity. We are aiming for a more ‘vintage holiday market’ feel than just pop-up shopping.” Local artisans include Anna Biggs (jewelry), John A. Styer (turned wood), Linda Majewski (paper botanicals), Heather Ossandon (ceramics) and many more including leather goods and knitwear, specialty foods and beverages and even custom fishing rods. In the event of rain, Sunday, December 13th will be the makeup date. Check the website for up to date information here.

In Wallingford, Community Arts Center and The Potters Guild is holding its annual sale from December 4th to December 12th. More information can be found here. And, in Haverford, Main Line Art Center is holding its Home for the Holidays Artisan Market on Saturday, December 5th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. hosting 20 artisans. The market will take place outside in the parking lot with all COVID safety measures in place.

On The Edge by Cecelia Denegre at The Plastic Club

Other events to check out: The Plastic Club in Philadelphia began hosting online exhibitions several months ago and continues with an interesting show for November titled “Observing/Breaking Boundaries and Limits”. Visit here to see an ample mix of interpretations on this theme. In December, a small works show will be online beginning December 6th. Visit here for details.

Also in Philly, “Time Unbound” is a presentation of work by members of the Art Cloth Network (ACN), hosted by The InLiquid Gallery. The show is part of CraftNOW’s Craft Month and explores the medium of cloth. It’s a fascinating show and the best way to see it is by joining InLiquid tonight, Tuesday, November 24th, when a representative will be hosting a virtual walkthrough of the exhibition beginning at 6:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

New Covid-19 mandates were issued in Philadelphia requiring all museums to close beginning on Monday, November 23rd. Given that, be sure to call the venues you are interested in visiting to confirm they will be open.

Whatever you do this week, support the arts!!


About Constance McBride

A native of Philadelphia, Constance McBride lived in Arizona for 16 years, where desert observations made a transformative impact on her work as a research based visual artist. Passionate about contemporary art, she was actively engaged in the local arts community. She served as a board member for several art organizations, managed an artist collective/gallery space, curated and juried several exhibitions and wrote for two arts publications in Phoenix. She taught ceramics at Shemer Art Center and Museum and exhibited her work both locally and nationally. McBride returned to Pennsylvania in 2018 and resides in Chester Springs with her husband and two dogs. In West Chester, she serves as a board member at The Art Trust Gallery at Meridian Bank and teaches ceramics at Chester County Art Association. She also teaches at Clay on Main in Oley, PA. She is a member of American Craft Council, Philadelphia Sculptors, and Women’s Caucus for Art, Philadelphia Chapter.



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