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Art Live: County Studio Tour postponed

People look forward to the County Studio Tours every year in our neck of the woods. Artist and Entrepreneur Jeff Schaller founded Studio Tours 10 years ago when the Chester County Studio Tour kicked off in 2010. Delaware County Studio Tour followed four years later in 2014 and Montgomery County Studio Tour began in 2017.  Schaller was busy gearing up to celebrate the ...

 
 

Art Live: Exhibits bloom in March

March tends to be an unpredictable month weather-wise. Warm days raise our hopes until grey skies remind us we’re not finished with winter yet.  But when it comes to the art scene, March is consistent; there are always many events to attend. The Main Line Art Center’s (MLAC) annual Professional Artist Members (PAM) Exhibition opens this Friday, March 13th in ...

 

Art Live: New life for plastic waste

In a nondescript industrial park in Wilmington an altruistic project is quietly building momentum that’s related to both art and the environment. Eco Plastic Products of Delaware, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, diverts plastic waste away from landfills while educating the public on the importance of recycling. The organization works with local schools and New Castle County ...

 

Art Live: Beech shapes

With women’s history month being right around the corner now, an interview with a trailblazing woman seemed appropriate for this week. Meeting with the veterinarian turned artist Jill Beech recently at her studio in East Fallowfield was a delight. Beech is well known in these parts and not just for her art. Indeed, her art has been admired by local fans and ...

 

Art Live: Wine, women and much more

We typically celebrate women’s achievements in March, during Women’s History Month but Gallery222 owner Andrea Strang is getting the party started earlier this year. An all women show is opening at Gallery222 in Malvern this Wednesday, February 19th. “The Maine Event” features plein air works by seven award winning artists who are highlighting the beauty of Maine. ...

 

Art Live: Plein air – not for sissies

Beth Bathe is a master at plein air painting. Heavily influenced by Andrew Wyeth, she finds beauty in old structures, cars and other farm vehicles. Her subject matter is often what she refers to as the “vanishing landscape.” Her signature style comes from using tools like squeegees and q-tips along with traditional brushes. Focusing on composition rather than color, ...

 

Art Live: Love is in the air

In February we celebrate love, and several venues are featuring works about love this month. The Art Trust Gallery at Meridian Bank in West Chester opens this Friday Feb. 7th with a new exhibition that is all about a love for nature. “Shades of Gray” features artists Leah Wells, Roderick Hidalgo and Dennis Beach. Wells is obviously inspired by nature and our ...

 

Art Live: Powerful exhibitions open

Several must see shows are opening this week on Saturday, February 1st. Powerful new exhibitions open at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, an international show of wood fired ceramics at Community Art Center (CAC) in Wallingford. At the Brandywine, “Votes for Women: A Visual History” is being mounted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ...

 

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 ...