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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 ...

 
 

Mixed Media: Chinese new year

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2019, and in the Chinese new year, it will be the Year of The Pig. Let’s not read into that too much. Anyway, in terms of the Chinese Zodiac, the pig represents wealth and fortune. The pig is a rational, hard worker that occasionally treats itself. It brings energy to anything it does. So, the pig means productive, successful things for ...

 

Mixed Media: Holiday art bustle

Kennett Square is absolutely bustling with holiday activity. Walking along State Street on the weekend, I can hear the horse drawn carriages and see the lines at the shuttle taking people from Kennett Square to Longwood Gardens and vice versa. Holiday shoppers are out in full force, buzzing from one boutique to another, and making hot chocolate/coffee stops at ...

 

Mixed Media: Five new exhibitions at Wayne Arts Center

There’s a lot going on at Wayne Arts Center this month. Not one but five new exhibitions are on display. You should definitely pay a visit, and here’s why. First exhibition to greet you in the foyer “Geometry In Color"  offsets the bleak grey winter days of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Warm up and take in the large, playful paintings, vibrating with color. Wayne ...

 

Mixed Media: Holiday traditions

Welcome back from wherever Thanksgiving took you for the last week. For me, I ventured to Charleston, South Carolina to visit family and enjoy the temperate weather, brightly colored colonial buildings, and the smell of salty sea air. It was a lovely respite, but I welcome the return to the Brandywine Valley and our beautiful holiday traditions. Perhaps you’ll be ...

 

Mixed Media: Art Gala and holiday exhibits

Happy unofficial snow day, Chester County! Snuggle down and read on, we’ve got some events in the coming week. First off, a reminder, this weekend is the Unionville Art Gala at the Unionville High School. Event kicks off Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. with live music and hors d’oeuvres. The gala continues on Saturday November 17th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out ...

 

Mixed Media: Art exploring space and movement

The severe rain held off long enough last Friday for Kennett Square to welcome a bustling crowd to its’ Expanded Art Stroll. Congratulations to all the merchants, artists, organizations and volunteers for contributing to such a fun event. Special shout out to Casa Guanajuato for their phenomenal installation experience, “Journey to Mictlan” the sawdust carpet ...

 

Mixed Media: Art around town

OK listen up! We’ve got a lot going on this weekend for First Friday so don’t let those looming thunderstorm warnings deter you, you’ve gotta show up! Let’s start with my favorite, Kennett Square. Historic Kennett Square is putting on it’s second Expanded Art Stroll of the year from 6 to 9 p.m. I'll mention a few offerings but there’s so much more… First off, Casa ...

 

Mixed Media: Cold air warm art

We’ve officially experienced our first frost! The chill of mid-autumn is upon us, and staying warm will again, becoming a hobby. Next weeks’ First Friday offerings in the area will make the chilly, trek from one destination to another, a part of the fun. Dovetailing off of the popular West Chester expanded art walks, Kennett will host its second November Expanded Art ...

 

Mixed Media: This week

This week's column starts on a somber note. Fred Carspecken, co-founder and owner of Carspecken-Scott Gallery in Wilmington, passed suddenly in his home last week after struggling with an illness over the last few years. Carspecken held a reputation as a successful art dealer - expanding on his early talents and marketing art to the professional community in ...

 

Mixed Media: Pumpkins and Pop Up

Fall is such a nostalgic, family oriented month, and my childhood memories are filled with the weekends my parents would take us to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins to carve. Funny enough, I didn’t care for the actual carving, but I lovingly selected my pumpkin, and waited impatiently for the toasted seeds we’d eat while carving. If you’re a fall fan, like so ...