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Art Live: Bold portraits at the Square Pear

Al Moretti is in the spotlight at Square Pear Gallery in Kennett Square this month. While Moretti’s musical and artistic accomplishments stretch back to the 1970s, these days he is creating exciting new works in acrylic, painting musical icons who have influenced his life and career. You’ll see many of his bold portraits in gallery owner Corien Spiepelinga’s main ...

 
 

Art Live: Master Artist Series

February is Black History Month and with that comes some new and interesting exhibitions. A few shows are jumping the gun on Women’s History Month and putting women artists in the spotlight as well. James Brantley, famed contemporary artist and life-long Philadelphian, has work online at Stanek Gallery this month. Billed under the gallery’s new Master Artist Series, ...

 

Art Live: Inspired by nature

The National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) first-ever featured artist is local graphic designer and artist Suzanne Gaadt. It’s a fitting honor given Gaadt has emphasized nature in her whimsical designs for some time now. Living in the Brandywine Valley has provided ample inspiration for the award winning artist. The NWF website began featuring a selection of Gaadt’s ...

 

Art Live: Collaborative art

Whether we recognize it or not while viewing it, art has always been intertwined with politics. In a recent Widewalls Magazine article, writer Biljana Puric said this about the two, “Artistic production never solely replicated reality. Even during Realism it had its purpose of showing the brutality or beauty of everyday life to viewers.” And, Robert Rauschenberg once ...

 

Art Live: New virtual and live shows

The Notre Dame 48th Annual Fine Art Show & Sale will be entirely virtual this year. It isn’t surprising given the now familiar circumstances brought about by the pandemic. This annual event supporting the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, in Villanova, will feature nearly 100 artists and 1,000 pieces of art in a variety of mediums. That’s right, 1,000 works of art! ...

 

Art Live: Escape to galleries

If this year, which now just seems like an extension of last year, is getting you down, get out and visit some galleries. They are a safe bet when you need to do something but want to avoid a crowd. Curators remain positive with a “show must go on” attitude as they continue to plan and mount shows. David Katz Gallery in West Chester is featuring three local artists ...

 

Art Live: In the new year

Did you include seeing more art as one of your New Year resolutions? If yes, you have to see the new show coming to Gallery 222 in Malvern this month. The “101 Artists Selected from the Fred Danziger Collection of Contemporary Art Showing”, or as Danziger has said, "The Fred (as it is becoming known) has it all!” The show opens this Thursday, January 6th and runs ...

 

Art Live: Darlington Arts Center

Darlington Arts Center takes its mission of building community seriously. Since 1978 when Diana Sophocles Hemmenway founded the center, it has been providing “every art for everyone” meaning four genres of art under one roof: music, visual, dance and drama. This stimulating multi-disciplinary approach was the first of its kind for a community arts center in ...

 

Art Live: ‘Art Works for the Holidays’

There are still a few ways to get your art fix in this month, despite virus restrictions tightening up. Station Gallery in Greenville, DE is hosting a small works show titled “Art Works for the Holidays!” In addition to paintings, you’ll find hand crafted jewelry and holiday ornaments on display. Molly Carpenter’s work will catch your eye; using a combination of ...

 

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 ...

 

Art Live: Creative spaces

The Center for Creative Arts (CCArts) in Yorklyn, Delaware aims high to provide a stimulating space for investigating the arts. Its mission of quality arts programming for artists of all ages and abilities extends to all the members of the community.  CCArts not only provides its community with high quality arts programming in music, art, dance, and drama but it’s ...