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Art Live: Pushing the boundaries

The Delaware Contemporary’s exhibitions push boundaries and offer viewers something out of the ordinary. If you like experimental and edgy art, several of the current shows on view are for you. There is a lot to see and take in so prepare to spend an hour or two browsing the galleries. In the DuPont I Gallery, see the bold acrylic paintings of “Look to the Land”, a ...

 
 

Art Live: CCAA launches four shows

Chester County Art Association (CCAA) is kicking off 2020 with some ambitious exhibitions this month. Two new group shows are being held at its main location in West Chester, an emerging artists’ group show is opening at the Henry Gallery at Penn State Great Valley in Malvern and a new solo show is at the Exton Studio Gallery in the Exton Mall. If you are a fan of ...

 

Art Live: From potmaker to printmaker

Mitch Lyons was a popular local artist and educator. His wife Meredith Wakefield is now keeping his legacy alive by managing his estate and continuing to show his art.  The Delaware Art Museum (DAM) has an exhibit entitled, “Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated.” The show marks the 50th anniversary of Lyons’ development of the clay monoprint technique. The show, which ...

 

Art Live: Christmas in Miniature … and moore

The Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery is a gem in Chadds Ford. And so is its owner, Barbara Moore. Her entrée into the art world dates back to the early years of her first marriage when Moore met the Wyeth family. She and her then husband lived in Chadds Ford, and her in-laws were neighbors of Andrew and Betsy Wyeth. Moore got to know “Andy.” She first saw his work ...

 

Art Live: ‘CraftForms 2019’

“CraftForms 2019” is a feast for the eyes. The annual international exhibition  opened to much fanfare with a collectors preview party on Friday night, December 6th at the Wayne Art Center. A whole lot of art was packed into the Davenport Gallery yet it has a very easy flow to it, and there is plenty of breathing room between pieces and pedestals making it easy to ...

 

Art Live: ‘Wrap It Up’

Square Pear Gallery’s December exhibition titled “Wrap it Up!” will be a crowd pleaser for shoppers in Kennett Square this month. There is something for everyone in this show. The gallery’s space is divided into a few small rooms which allows for displaying various vignettes of art. It doesn’t feel too crowded, and there is a nice flow from one room to the next. Some ...

 

Art Live: Photojournalism in Delaware

“Ripped from the Headlines - Photojournalism in Delaware” at Biggs Museum of American Art is a bounty of newsworthy images, captured by some of the best photojournalists around the state. The exhibit, on view through Jan. 19th, 2020 features iconic photographs published in Delaware’s major newspapers and magazines over the past two decades. Be it a protest march, a ...

 

Art Live: New art in old mill

Located along the banks of Chester Creek in the village of Rockdale near Aston, a busy colony of artists makes contemporary works of art in a historic cotton mill factory. Heron Studios and Heron Crest Studios are opening their doors again for their annual studio tour and sale on Nov. 23rd and 24th. This will be the second weekend of festivities. Nature inspires many ...

 

Art Live: Online and in gallery

Online and in her studio-gallery in Phoenixville, Teresa Haag is passionate about her art and engaging with her community.  In a recent interview, she spoke about her journey, becoming a gallerist and the upcoming exhibition Unwrap an Original which is a sneak peek for the online project 25 Days of Minis. Haag has had a lot of success as an artist. When asked how she ...

 

Art Live: Gallery supports community

Liz Ruff is a tireless arts advocate in West Chester. She leads the Art Trust in its mission to support its local community as president of the board.  Her work in the arts began many years ago. An engineer by trade with a B.S. degree from Penn State, her passion for art led her to take numerous art courses over the years. After a long stint in business, she kept her ...

 

Art Live: See art created

Several exhibitions are opening this week. In fact, a whole lot of exhibitions and events featuring smaller works will be opening between now and December. It’s the time of year when many artists offer smaller pieces from their collections. If you still haven’t taken the plunge but are mulling over the idea of starting a collection for yourself or a friend, now is ...