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Art Watch: Art on Earth Day

Photograph by Kathleen Magner Rios at the Oxford Arts Alliance

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 ...

 

Art Watch: Wow the senses

Three great shows are opening this Friday, March 10th, and it might be a difficult choice for art lovers! The 8th Annual Radley Run Art Show start this Friday night at the beautiful Radley Run Country Club in West Chester. Church Street Gallery in West Chester opens a new solo show with phenomenal landscape painter Stefanie Lieberman. In Haverford, the Main Line Art ...

 

Art Watch: Allegorical images and stories

March kicks off with first Friday art gallery openings all over Chester County, and my favorite pick is at Mala Galleria in Kennett Square where allegorical painter Rachel Romano has a solo show. "True North" opens March 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. and continues throughout March.  Mala Galleria is located at 206 East State Street in Kennett Square.  The opening should be ...

 

Art Watch: The place you love most

Congratulations go to wonderful local photographer Lee Schlingmann who won this year's photography contest for "the place you love most in Chester County." The contest has almost 400 applicants, made possible through the Chester County Planning Commission, Lee's beautiful image won the big prize! This week some very special art events are opening in our area. From ...

 

Art Watch: Colors, photographs and frames

Two new shows at Chester County Art Association open to the public with artist receptions this Thursday, February 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.  "Color Obsession" is a non-juried, multi-medium art show all about color. The second show detailed below is the much anticipated "Portraiture" fine photography show by the Time Light Art group. Further afield, The Oxford Arts Alliance ...

 

Art Watch: Look and listen

Update: Opening at Gallery 222 has been changed to Friday February 10 because of weather. Art discussions, reviews and demonstrations are all the rage now at most of the local art galleries and museums. They are a great chance to hear artists talk about their work and to enter into lively discussions about art, materials, and any other art related questions or ...