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Mixed Media: Open Studio Tour

Gregory Blue Studio in West Chester - one of 62 studios on the Chester County Studio Tour

What does the word “studio” mean to you?  Do you imagine a messy den of creation filled with loose papers or spartan with the paint splattered walls a la Jackson Pollock? Or maybe you envision neatly stacked paintings in an airy loft, where the light pours in from slanted skylights? Take the opportunity this weekend to explore what it is to be in a studio and to see ...

 
 

Mixed Media: Spring into First Friday

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve been able to write about art. I took a brief hiatus to get married, enjoy my honeymoon, and then recenter the real world. Turns out the real world didn’t stop while I was gone, and there’s a lot of art to be seen, after all, First Friday is coming up and there’s a lot going on! Let’s start in West Chester. Art Trust is hosting a ...

 

Mixed Media: Students learn art and English

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Kennett hosts events focused around local K-12 student artists. Kudos to a new program put together by Chester County Art Association  and Mary D. Lang Elementary Center  to provide free art activities for children in families who are learning English as a second language. “The idea is that kids get to practice their English words in a fun and playful environment, ...

 

Mixed Media: Seven Million Acres

This week at Street Road Artists Space is co-hosting the 100 Women of Brandywine Valley which is an excellent charity event.I Let's focus on Street Road. I had been meaning to visit this unassuming space off of Street Road (just past Rt. 41) run by artist, Emily Artinian, for a while. The trip was long overdue. Artinian graciously hosted the 100 Women Charity Event ...

 

Mixed Media: Creative entrepreneurs

Last weekend, Square Pear Gallery in Kennett Square held a workshop for artists and creative entrepreneurs. I’m not usually one for productivity on a Sunday, but this workshop piqued my interest as it appealed to a very specific creative audience. Square Pear’s “Winter Workshop” featured a two part event hosted by a panel of artists and creatives who have paved their ...

 

Mixed Media: Heroines of history

I hope everyone’s enjoying the gentle springish thaw today. At this point, the light has changed and, in my opinion, spring can’t come soon enough. So let’s look forward towards the upcoming art events leading us into March. March 12th - April 6th, Somerville Manning will be hosting a solo exhibition of figurative paintings by Holly Trostle Brigham. Imbued with ...

 

Mixed Media: Love art

Happy Valentine's Day! Enjoy the night in or out with a loved one. If flying solo, I hope today brings you happiness with friends, or on your own. Take some time this Valentine's Day to enjoy something beautiful, like art. This February’s show at The Palette & Page in Elkton, MD centers around artistic collaboration. Now, through the end of February, stop in to ...

 

Mixed Media: Pops

Were you able to make it out for any of last weekends events? Considering the delightful polar vortex that overshadowed most of the country last week attendance was light. While Pop Up Art KSQ still hosted their Wilmington exhibition, "OFF SITE" at Chris White Gallery, they will also be hosting a closing reception on February 22nd (Friday) from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. ...

 

Mixed Media: Pop Up Art KSQ goes off site

I held my column hostage this week while I waited to confirm some very exciting news! Pop Up Art KSQ  will be linking up with Delaware Art Museum and Chris White Gallery to present OFF SITE: A Pop Up Art KSQ Winter Exhibition. The timeline has been quite a whirlwind, with this opportunity opening up yesterday. Pop Up Art KSQ will be installing next week, and the ...

 

Mixed Media: Color in winter

The winter doldrums are upon us. Holidays are over, and now we hang out in limbo, preparing for snowstorm after snowstorm until Spring arrives. Or… you can head to Church Street Gallery for a solo exhibition of Charles Jay’s work in West Chester and get your fix of colorful florals and a flavor of warmth and vibrancy that is lacking in the winter months. Jay is a ...

 

Mixed Media: ‘No Starving Artist’

I mentioned in last weeks’ article, Delaware College of Art and Design in conjunction with The Money School of the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute will present their a workshop in their “No Starving Artist” speaker series. Stop by at 6 p.m. Wednesday January 9 for the “Money Workshop”. This event is free and open to the public. Aspiring artists should jump on ...