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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, 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 ...

 

Art Live: Fine art at Vinewoods Forge

I had the great fortune to visit with artist Rob Sigafoos at his studio in Brandywine on Sunday. A sculptor and fine craftsman, he makes pieces comprised of metal, wood and stone. Sigafoos lives with his wife and two dogs on the campus of Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square. Just getting to his home and studio is a treat for the senses. It is tucked back ...

 

Art Live: ‘Plein Air Brandywine Valley’

This week, plein air painters are taking it to the streets and beyond. If you aren’t familiar with the term, it is a French expression that means “in the open air”. It’s used by artists who paint outdoors to capture a view in natural light. This style of painting was developed in France in the mid-19th century and is still wildly popular today around the world. ...

 

Art Live: ‘Present Tense 2019’

Craft will be front and center in Philadelphia later this week. American Craft Council (ACC) is coming to town and CraftNOW is hosting its conference "Present Tense 2019." Leaders in the field from around the country will assemble from Wednesday, Oct. 10th to Saturday, Oct. 12th at the Loews Hotel. If you have an interest in works made of natural materials like clay, ...

 

Art Live: Shapes

It’s clay time. Three clay exhibitions are opening this week and as an artist working in this medium, I am excited to spread the word about them. The invitational exhibition “Celebrating Clay” at Historic Yellow Springs in Chester Springs, features 24 seriously good artists from up and down the East Coast including Peter Beasecker, Jasper Brinton, Nell Hazinski, ...

 

Art Live: Studio tours

The Delaware County Studio Tour is this weekend and, now in its fifth year, it is growing. As a part of the inaugural Delco Arts Week, there are 19 studios to visit and 50 artists’ works to peruse. The weather forecast is calling for partly sunny skies and temperature in the low to mid eighties, making it a perfect weekend to take in the tour. This year the website ...

 

Art Live: COM, CAP and more

If you haven’t been to Phoenixville lately you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you visit. A new mix of young professionals and empty nesters live there and they’re infusing the borough with a fresh energy. The vibe on the street is cool, and so is the art at Community Arts Phoenixville (CAP). A captivating show on view there right now titled, “Rust to Rise”. It is ...

 

Art Live: Dream big

I met Amie Potsic at an exhibition in Philadelphia last year. Amie Potsic is one of those people who can wear a multitude of hats and still keep their lives on track. Folks may know her from her days as Executive Director of Main Line Art Center. This is just one role which has given her a platform to cultivate artists and art programs in the Delaware Valley. Below ...

 

Art Live: Exhibits open with fall colors

Summer is winding down, and I’ve already spotted falling leaves in those familiar colors of red and gold. These earthy hues and more can be seen in the works of art I’m highlighting this week. There are several new shows nearby to choose from. I’m also including some key shows that might not be on your radar but are worth the drive to see them. First up is the ...