April Showers and Artistic Flowers

Rough winds certainly have been shaking, even though we are barely edging into April! But Spring is showing up no matter what, both in our gardens and in gallery windows. New shows abound, bringing fresh faces and familiar favorites to art galleries throughout the Brandywine Valley. Remember to check ahead for updated safety guidelines for each venue.

Pastel landscapes and familiar scenes take centerstage at Miraculous Everyday at the Church Street Gallery. Featuring paintings by Charles Newman, an Opening Cocktail Reception will be held on Friday, April 8th from 5 to 8 pm, and the show runs until April 30th. The Church Street Gallery is at 12 S. Church Street, West Chester, PA. More information can be found at ChurchStreetGalleryWC.com.

"Walking Dog Alley" by Polly Davis Chalfant at CCAA

The Chester County Arts Association will show “the curious worlds of Polly Davis Chalfant” from April 7th to April 27th in the Huston Gallery. The local artist brings a poetic view to her art, with unique and otherworldly portraits of reimagined creatures. An Opening Reception will be held Thursday, April 7th from 5 to 7 pm. In the Allinson Gallery, the High School Art Show will display the young talent of the Brandywine Valley from April 8th through April 22nd. An Award Reception will celebrate their accomplishments Wednesday, April 20th from 5 to 7 pm. The CCAA is located at 100 North Bradford Avenue, West Chester, PA. More information can be found at ChesterCountyArts.org.

Darlington Art Center will open their Juried Art Show on Saturday, April 9, 2022. The theme for this year speaks to us all: “Endurance.” A prize is offered for Best in Show. The show will run through May 7th. The Darlington Arts Center is at 977 Shavertown Road, Garnet Valley, PA. More information can be found at DarlingtonArts.org.

The Square Pear Gallery brings many local favorites as well as new faces to their new show, Stories We Tell. Featuring Merrill Weber, Donna Porter, Jack Giangiulio, and a dozen others, this vibrant show runs through March and April. The Square Pear Gallery is located at 200 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA. More information can be found at SquarePearGallery.com.

The Spring Group Show opens at The Station Gallery April 1st and runs through April 30th. Work includes landscapes and works inspired by nature by Kirk McBride, Diana Itter, Temre Stanchfield, and others. The Station Gallery is located at 3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE. More information can be found at StationGallery.net.

Church Street Gallery - Charles Newman

Art and nature lovers can flock together at Put a Bird On It, on display at The Art Trust until April 22nd, where there will be an Artist’s Talk April 7th from 7 to 8 pm. The Art Trust is at 16 West Market Street, West Chester, PA. More information can be found at TheArtTrust.org.

The Main Line Art Center will host their annual Member and Teaching Artists Exhibition from March 28th to April 30th. A range of works by local artists will be shown, including photography, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics, and more. The Main Line Art Center is located at 746 Panmure Road, Haverford, PA. More information can be found at MainLineArt.org.

You can practically feel the warm breeze at Spring Collections, the new show at Gallery 222. Art by Rachel Altschuler and Jan Wier bring spring scenes to life, from wildlife to flowers to bright landscapes. The two artists also collaborated on a few special pieces for the show. The display is curated with styling vignettes throughout by Andrea Cummins-Disbro. An Artist Reception will be held Thursday, April 7th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Plus keep an eye out for more details about their Sidewalk Sale April 23rd to 24th! Gallery 222 is located at 222 East King Street, Malvern, PA. More information can be found at Gallery222Malvern.com.


"Beignet Bunny" by Jan Weir, at Gallery 222 -

Oxford Arts Alliance presents local self-taught artist Reenie Chase in a solo exhibition in the Main Gallery for the month of April. All’s Fair ‘N Square features Chase’s textured paintings of a wide variety of subjects. An Opening Reception will be held April 1st from 5 to 8 pm. In the Emerging Artist Gallery, The Commencement by high school student Elena Kahn brings a fresh new perspective. The Oxford Arts Alliance is at 38 S. Third Street, Oxford, PA. More information can be found at OxfordArt.org.

The Howard Pyle Studio is hosting events again in-person for the first time since the pandemic started. Their First Friday Art Show, held the first Friday of each month from 5 to 7:30 pm, features new artwork by members of their Studio Group. The Howard Pyle Studio is located at 1305 North Franklin Street, Wilmington, DE. More information can be found at HowardPyleStudio.org.

About Victoria Rose

Victoria Rose (she/her) is an editor, writer, avid reader, self-described geek, and fan of all things creative. Her passion for words has led to her current career as a freelance editor, and she is the owner of Flickering Words, an editing service. When not wielding a red pen (or cursor), she loves reading books of all genres, playing video, board, and word games, baking ridiculous creations to show off on the internet, or enjoying the gorgeous outdoors. She is a board member of the West Chester Film Festival and part of the Thirsty Monsters, a team of streamers from around the world who fundraise for various charities supporting LGBTQIA+ and accessibility rights. She can be found online @WordsFlickering or the Brandywine Art Guide @BrandywineArtGuide.



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