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The incredible journey of Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer ,The Nooning, c. 1872, oil on canvas, . Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford. Photography credit: Allen Phillips/Wadsworth Atheneum

The newest Brandywine River Museum of Art exhibition Winslow Homer: Photography and the Art of Painting, is a fascinating show that explores the creative growth of artist Winslow Homer. Many experts revere Homer as America’s finest painter and America’s first modern painter. As you enter the exhibition from the right doorway through to the explosive final paintings ...

 
 

Art Watch: ‘Natural Wonders’

“Natural Wonders: The Sublime in Contemporary Art” is a bold and beautiful art exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum of Art that you must see before it closes October 21.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you really should! “Natural Wonders” examines the intersection of nature and man in the first ever contemporary group art exhibition at The Brandywine River Museum ...

 

Art Watch: Stella’s last Dance

"Our Brandywine Roots" opened the First Friday to a packed crowd of art admirers, at Mala Galleria in Kennett Square.  Featured painters include Mark Dance, Karl Kuerner, Robert B. Dance, Robert Dionne, and sculptor Alejandro Lemus. Two of the artists represent another Brandywine tradition of families of artists, father Robert and son Mark Dance. This is the last ...

 

Art Watch: Unionville Art Gala is here

You know the holidays are around the corner when the art and artisan shows start popping up on the weekends. Art is always the best gift, and there are so many places to buy that special hand-made work of art every weekend during the month of November! The Annual Unionville Art Gala at Unionville High School in Kennett Square is Friday November 17th 6 to 9 p.m. and ...

 

Art Watch: Magic of Metal

The 2nd Annual Magic of Metal is this weekend, November 10th from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday November 11th from 10 am to 5 p.m.  This exciting metal sculpture show features the work 9 local artists who work with metal to create their art, including: Rob Sigafoos, Dave Beck, Laurie Murray, Lele Galer, Hattie Weselyk, Jeff Bell, Ellen Durkan, Karen Delaney and Stan ...

 

Art Watch: First Friday

First Fridays every month are always a frenzied and fun art event throughout the county, but this First Friday is particularly packed with art as it kicks off the holiday gift giving season.  This Friday, start in Kennett Square with the First Friday Art Loop, November Art Loop in Kennett November 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. Most every store in Kennett Square will highlight ...

 

Art Watch: Artist of the month

Celebrated West Chester artist Philip Jamison is the star of two important exhibitions this month, a retrospective show at Mala Galleria in Kennett Square, and his paintings are also featured significantly this Saturday in a live auction of the art collection of John L. Hall, at Chester County Art Association.  Possibly no other living artist today has played such ...

 

Art Watch: Meet the artists

Rev up your engines and sync your google maps and prepare to explore the arts from the 51 artists at 19 studio locations showing throughout Delaware County this weekend! Most everyone knows about the Chester County Studio Tour which is now a blockbuster May event every year, but the Delaware County Studio Tour is still getting its sea legs, as it is just in its ...

 

Art Watch: Visual treats

While all over Chester County there are wonderful gallery and museum art shows and events happening all week long, this weekend head north to the Wayne Art Center, The Main Line Art Center and Malvern's Gallery 222 for a wide variety of visual treats and artist receptions.  On Saturday, take the opportunity to visit the experimental contemporary art exhibition space ...

 

Art Watch: Walk and talk

Fall First Friday Art shows are back, with the wonderful West Chester Gallery Walk and Kennett Square's First Friday Art Stroll - both happening this Friday October 6th from 5 to 9 p.m. With exciting new gallery openings as well as pop up art spaces at various local businesses, these First Fridays are a terrific, fun way to spend an evening.  Food, drinks and live ...

 

Art Watch: The Clay-tons are coming!

There are 100 different clay creatures (Clay-tons) hidden throughout Chester County by the 20 clay artists involved in the Annual Clay Days art exhibition.  This year, "Clay Days" is revving up the excitement by including an art-inspiring treasure hunt all over the county.  If you find one of these hidden clay creatures, it is yours to keep, and the artists ask that ...