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Art Watch: Weekend with wine and art

Jill Beech and Helen Mason at Oxford Arts Alliance

After last weekend's whirlwind art adventure on The Chester County Studio Tour, this week offers some calmer, interesting, compelling discussions about creating and selling art here in Chester County. After looking at so much art all weekend, now is a great week to reflect on it all. Share in captivating art discussions Wednesday and Thursday, and enjoy a delicious ...

 
 

Art Watch: ChesCo Tour de force

The hugely anticipated art event of the year is here. The Chester County Studio Tour is this weekend Saturday and Sunday.  This year an astonishing 179 artists are showing and selling their artwork in 72 art studio locations throughout Chester County Saturday May 20th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and finishing up the next day Sunday from May 21st 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This ...

 

Art Watch: Be inspired!

With the flurry of First Friday art openings behind us and The Chester County Studio Tour just over a week away, many artists you know are in a creative panic as they get art ready for the studio tour and organize works for throughout the summer months. Some artists are using the Studio Tour as an opportunity to create works "outside the box" of their traditional ...

 

Art Watch: Walk the Walk

This weekend marks some terrific "First Friday" gallery openings, from the Delaware County, Chester County through to Wilmington, but the biggest art event of the weekend is the West Chester Spring Gallery Walk which happens this Friday May 5 from 5 to 9 p.m.  All up and down the streets of West Chester, businesses will open mini pop up gallery shows for local ...

 

Art Watch: Songbirds and Cupcakes

For the last weekend in April, local galleries around town will be taking down their April shows. This week I am highlighting the April show of Gallery 222 in Malvern, but there are also terrific shows now all over our area that are too numerable to list. Many are all closing this weekend in preparation for First Friday openings of exciting new shows in May. Gallery ...

 

Art Watch: Art on Earth Day

Friday April 21 The Oxford Arts Alliance celebrates Earth Day with an exhibition that is a delight to the senses "Living Art." The opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. and the show continues through May 12th. Also celebrating Earth Day this week is Street Road Artist's Space, at 725 Street Road in Cochranville, with interesting discussions and artistic explorations ...

 

Art Watch: Two mills on the Brandywine

American art is on exhibit at two mills along the Brandywine, Hoffman’s and Breck’s mill. The former mill became the Brandywine River Museum of Art, and the later became the home of Somerville Manning Gallery. The museum and gallery each have two exhibits running in April which compliment each other. Somerville Manning Gallery is currently featuring ...

 

Art Watch: Full Circle

With so many exciting art openings this Friday April 7th, it will be hard to choose which reception to attend!  Before the weekend starts up, you might want to go to The Brandywine River Museum of Art this Wednesday evening to attend Phillips Collection Curator Susan Frank's discussion of the history of the art at The Philips Collection in Washington DC. This special ...

 

Art Watch: Clay, Monty, Mendelssohn and more

The major art event of the week is happening this Saturday April 1st at the Wayne Art Center with openings for two major ceramic shows. The Wayne Art Center, located at 413 Maplewood Avenue in Wayne Pennsylvania, hosts "Ceramic Innovations" with 60+ ceramic artists selected by artist Chris Gustin.  Also opening is "Essential Earth" an invitational ceramics exhibition ...

 

Art Watch: All American

The big art weekend event this week is 68th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show, held at Chadds Ford Elementary School this Friday, March 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday March 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Friday opening is for adults only and is always a very fun party with donated delicious appetizers served by students and staff on cleverly made palette trays. It is ...

 

Art Watch: Teaching points

"Reconstructed Materials" is an exciting all-steel sculpture show opening at the Oxford Arts Alliance this Friday March 17th, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m.  Curated by nationally renowned steel sculptor Stan Smokler, this show features selected sculptural works from 12 steel artists, including Dave Beck, Rob Sigafoos, Lele Galer, Lisa Fedon, Katee Boyle and Stan ...