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Mixed Media: Schools of artists

Sculpture by Lele Galer at the "Art of the Forge" exhibit

Summer vacation hasn’t started yet, but several art locations are hosting collections of student art from the 2017-2018 school year and you should make your way over to check them out. Here’s a listing of the local offerings, as well as a few other upcoming events. First off, because it’s happening today, April 19, I should mention that the Delaware College of Art ...

 
 

Mixed Media: See and hear

This week’s Mixed Media focuses on primarily West Chester and Oxford as a few exhibitions are opening, some closing, and Art Watch will again provide listeners out there with a thoughtful interview on the Greater Philadelphia/Southern Chester County art scene. Let’s get started! Tomorrow, Art Trust in West Chester will host an artist talk in conjunction with the ...

 

Mixed Media: First Friday offerings

For whatever reason, maybe because weather owes us one, it appears we will have a warm day on Friday. So get yourself up and out to the First Friday offerings! I’ll start in my own Kennett Square. Mala Galleria’s show, “Petals & Leaves.” brings together Sarah Yeoman, Doris Davis-Glackin, Frank DePietro, Monique Sarkessian, Jack Giangiulio, Madeleine Kelly, Katie ...

 

Mixed Media: Made of steel

Last Friday,  Pennsylvania Made of Steel exhibition held a reception at The Hill School Center for the Arts. The drive to The Hill School set the stage for the exhibition, which paid homage to the steel industry either directly, through Grutzka’s industrialist city scapes depicting the smokestacks of the steel mills, or indirectly through the use of steel as a medium ...

 

Mixed Media: Wintering through spring

Happy Spring! Frankly, I’m a little disappointed with the decreased precipitation estimates. If my spring is going to act like winter, it better act wintery as all get out. I demand two feet or more at this point. We will get through this, Chester County. In fact, we have some things to look forward to, once you dig yourself out of the fourth igloo in the last month. ...

 

Mixed Media: Pi around town

Happy 3.1415926 or Pi Day! If there’s ever a day to explain away ordering an entire pizza for yourself, it would be today. So, I say, take full advantage! While you’re doing that, I’ll tell you a little bit about what’s going on in the arts this week and next week. This Friday, Church Street Gallery will debut a new exhibition of Margo Allman’s work entitled, ...

 

Mixed Media: Comfort in the storm

Welcome to the second snowstorm in the last week for the Chester County region!  I am practicing my “hygge” as I watch the flakes steadily pour down and stick to the ground this morning. If you haven’t heard of the term, hygge is the Danish term for “cozy” and it’s a lifestyle in their country. Small pleasures that keep the winter blues at bay such as soft pajamas, ...

 

Mixed Media: March into spring

The old adage “In like a lion, out like a lamb,” may be appropriate for the progression of spring weather in these parts, but in the art world it’s reverse. Although we have a quiet March First Friday, there will be more offerings as the temperatures rise! We do have some openings, however, so let’s start in Kennett Square. Mala Galleria will be hosting a reception ...

 

Mixed Media: Spring breaks early

Ah, this week marks 2018’s first official trailer for the spring season with Tuesday and Wednesdays 70 degree weather and spots of sun! Although I’m usually an indoor cat, I found myself sprawling on the lawn at Longwood Gardens yesterday, trying to soak in some vitamin D, knowing I’ll probably have to store it for another month and half before spring weather really ...

 

Mixed Media: Portraits unveiled

This column usually focuses on regional art news, but I’d like to start this column by applauding the new presidential portraits unveiled this week. I know, I know, politics are not a subject to bring up in mixed company, but the art that memorializes the history of our country lives in a different realm and one that deserves of its’ own reviews. Former President ...

 

Mixed Media: Chinese New Year

February may have started off on a bummer note with the groundhog (aka dirt rat) seeing its shadow and thus condemning everyone to six more weeks of winter, but there’s plenty to entertain while you twiddle your thumbs waiting for the daffodils. Chinese New Year is coming up, and it’s the Year of the Dog, arguably the best animal, period. Delaware Contemporary will ...