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Mixed Media: Summer exhibitions

'My Time is Over Here' by Rene Crystal on exhibit at Mainline Art Center

We may be in between First Friday’s but there’s plenty going on to  fill your schedule. Let’ see what’s upcoming. The Brandywine River Art Museum just unveiled their new exhibition: The Serious and The Smirk: Portraits from The Collection. This exhibition explores the genre of portraiture and its varied uses. The clever title of the exhibition comes from a Charles ...

 
 

Mixed Media: Nature and art

Welcome back to Mixed Media after a little midsummer hiatus! I hope everyone enjoyed their Independence Day celebrations and have successfully digested all of that potato salad and recovered from any fireworks related injuries. We’ve got a few events coming up. Thursday, July 19, Art Trust in West Chester will be hosting the artist talk for their current exhibition, ...

 

Mixed Media: The art of conservation

Ohhhh! There are so many interesting things happening this month with more emphasis on the contemporary. Summertime can be a bit of a roll of the dice, considering so many art organizations slow down their regularly scheduled programming to accommodate waning summertime crowds. It’s also a time for them to try some new things and see how they stick. The latter is ...

 

Mixed Media: Let the summer begin

I hope you all made it out to Scarlett Thickett Farm last Saturday to see their smattering of fabulous artists. For me, it’s become to inaugural summertime activity. The barn swallows flitting around on the rafters are the  arbiters of when my summertime activities can commence. The town of Oxford will be hosting its Third on Third this Friday (Third Friday on Third ...

 

Mixed Media: PopUpArtKSQ

I hope no one wound up trespassing on Scarlett Thicket Farm last Saturday because of my article! The show has been rescheduled for this Saturday, June 9, due to last weeks’ inclement weather. We will see what happens THIS Saturday, as this spring has been a real nail-biter when it comes to the fruition of weather predictions. At any rate, check out Abstractions at ...

 

Mixed Media: First Friday

It’s that magical time again. Time for the Kennett Square First Friday Expanded Art Walk. This rotations’ theme is Destination: Kennett Square. Kennett Square does not have your typical art venues. Square Pear, which is prominently located at State and Broad Street serves as the only real gallery in town. So what does an expanded art walk look like in a town where ...

 

Mixed Media: Art space

"Orange Reflection" by Mary Pritchard at Station Gallery

I hope everyone enjoyed the Chester County Open Studio Tour last weekend. It’s so fun to see artists and art appreciators alike come together in the more intimate studio setting. Artists have the opportunity to showcase their process, and appreciators take in the unique head space and physical work space of their favorite local artists. Studio tours are an ...

 

Mixed Media: Open Studio Tour

This weekend marks the kick-off of the County Open Studio Tours starting with Chester County. You have plenty of ways to curate your schedule, plenty of conduits to take, with 154 artists spread over 64 studios. Not even the most diligent of art walkers could make it to every site location so I recommend choosing either a theme, or geographical location to so that ...

 

Mixed Media: May First Friday

Welp. So much for spring. I went from using the heater to swiftly turning on the air conditioner today in my apartment. What happened to the chunk of time when you can let the breeze in and it’s perfect? Oh, that was called Tuesday. Not that I’m complaining! It’s perfect weather for an art stroll and it just so happens that this Friday is the May First Friday. We’ve ...

 

Mixed Media: Outside art

There were so many interesting events last week in the art world. Did you get yourself a tattoo at the Delaware College of Art and Design’s ArtParty? Did you check out the new Gallery DUO in Fairville? By the way, if you weren’t able to make it to their grand opening, their business hours are Sunday through Wednesday by appointment only, Thursday and Friday from 12 ...

 

Mixed Media: Schools of artists

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 ...