Art Live: Museum summer openings

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Work from Art Addiction 2021 at DAM

Museums across the country have had to seriously contemplate how they move forward as we slowly come out from under the pandemic. In an article for Hyperallergic written last summer, writer Michael Press stated what many have confirmed since then, “In reality, museums merely reflect the massive inequalities in society at large. After the pandemic, museums may represent an even greater concentration of wealth in…

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Art Live: Summer shows

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A series of solos is on display at Steel City Coffeehouse and Brewery in Phoenixville. Every month an artist involved with The Artist Initiative, in partnership with Teresa Haag & Steel City, hangs a group of small works, covering one wall of the café. On the first Sunday of each month a new collection of works are revealed. Phoenixville artist Kim Lutschaunig’s show “Lovely Day” is…

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Art Live: Openings

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Works by Erica Brown and Karen Delaney at Church Street Gallery

In West Chester, Church Street Gallery is hosting two popular local artists. Karen Delaney’s sculptures have been paired with Erica Brown’s encaustic paintings. It’s the first time Church Street has displayed sculpture throughout its space. The show titled “On and Off the Wall”, is on view through July 3rd. In Kennett, a new show titled “Float” opens at Square Pear. A live reception is being…

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Art Live: Fresh takes on tradition

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Work by Frank DePietro at Square Pear Gallery

Think you’ve seen it all when it comes to the Brandywine tradition of painting? The new exhibition at The Art Trust is out to prove you haven’t. The gallery is currently hosting two art professors from West Chester University with a show cheekily titled “Bridges, Barns & Cows, Oh My!”. Kristopher Benedict and Kate Stewart offer their unique perspectives in response to the beloved art tradition so…

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Art Live: Focus on women

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Katee Boyle's Studio

This May, Mother’s Day wasn’t the only day on the calendar slated to celebrate women. On May 15th and 16th Scarlett Thicket Farm in Kennett , is celebrating the art of four women. Katee Boyle’s Scarlett Forge Studio is situated on the property and Boyle is hosting fellow artists Leah Wells, Lauren E. Peters and this columnist. Be prepared to see an eclectic array of…

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Art Live: CCAA re-opening

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Gregory Blue Studio

Exciting news about Chester County Art Association’s (CCAA) re-opening was announced in March, and now the time is near. CCAA will open its doors just in time for Mother’s Day with an exhibition titled “VIEW” featuring the artists of the Chesco Studio Tour. County Studio Tour (CST) has partnered with CCAA to connect with all the patrons of Chester County before the tour. The opening…

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Art Live: Open studio tour

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Studio Tour Signs can be seen all over Chester County

Eleven years ago, two artists opened their Chester County studio doors to the public. They both invited five other artists to share their spaces thereby increasing the likelihood of people popping in to take a look. The idea was to create a unique experience to connect artists with their community. It worked. People stopped in, they made new connections with friends and sometimes were surprised…

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Art Live: Collective at the Casino

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Cherry Blossoms at Fairount Park by Linda Braceland

Several years ago a gamble paid off when the “Art 504 Creative Collective” partnered with Harrah’s Philadelphia in Chester and began hanging art there. Open to members and non-members alike, their latest exhibition went up last week and is ready for viewing. Located on the second floor of the casino in a prominent hallway, it brings together an eclectic collection of works that patrons can’t…

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Art Live: Artists’ studios  

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Linda Berndt Studio # 51 - Chesco Studio Tour

The Chester County Studio Tour is right around the corner and artists are busier than ever preparing to open their doors and welcome visitors on May 15th and 16th. In Chadds Ford, plein air artist Linda Berndt is hosting Elizabeth Breakell, Pat Scarano and Robin Sesan. Painting mostly Chester County landscapes, Berndt works in oil and pastel. Breakell uses oils to paint impressionistic landscape scenes,…

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Art Live: Openings

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Farm Abandoned by Mimi Snyder at Square Pear Gallery

Ceramic artist Rhoda Kahler is busy these days. Among other things, she is preparing for an upcoming solo exhibition titled “Form and Image” opening this Friday, April 2nd at Church Street Gallery in West Chester. Kahler’s tile work is quite popular. It’s been featured in several publications over the years and on television, including on the Home and Garden Television network (HGTV). Drawing from nature,…

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