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Art Watch: What’s new

Beyond The Visable Rainbow by Amber Robles-Gordon

This week's Art Watch is all about an important center for the arts that most of you have never been to. The Delaware Contemporary, or DCCA, is a fascinating art center with ever-changing art installations that is located just 24 minutes from Longwood Gardens, is free and open every day except Monday. DCCA is in the Riverfront complex and is easy to get to from I-95 ...

 
 

Art Watch: Gallery moves and shakes

August can to be a slow month for art goers, however there’s plenty to see and do as the Chester County region transitions into its steady fall schedule. There have been plenty of positive shake ups including the move of Karen D’Allairds’ Willowdale Art Academy to Union Street in Kennett Square, as well as Mala Galleria taking over the large corner real estate at ...

 

Art Watch: Creative new beginnings

Studies have shown that having some creative outlet in your life increases longevity and personal happiness, but where to begin? This August, consider signing up for Fall classes at the many art associations in our area, or a class with private art teachers, or going back to school, or entering an art competition.  The greater Brandywine Valley has so many ...

 

Art Watch: Stop, look, and read

As most of Chester County knows by now, July 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of artist Andrew Wyeth, which is being celebrated locally in an exceptional exhibit at The Brandywine River Museum of Art, "Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect."  The Brandywine River Museum of Art  offers an opportunity to see over 100 works by Andrew Wyeth, created from age 20 to his ...

 

Art Watch: Solar is out of this world

Panorama of West Chester University Planetarium installation

West Chester University is steadily increasing the presence of art throughout its beautiful campus in West Chester Pennsylvania. The latest artistic space was created outside the entrance to WCU's Mather Planetarium, located off the intersection of Church Street and Rosedale Avenue.  Clay artist Rhoda Kahler was commissioned to create "Constellation" a mosaic ...

 

Art Watch: Explore

Summer is a great time to take respite from the heat, and explore art in the cool, open settings of a gallery space or museum.  There are plenty of excellent shows currently on view at our local museums, galleries and art centers, which are continuing throughout the summer.  This weekend we have two special new exhibitions to start up your art weekend ahead.  In ...

 

Art Watch: First Friday art openings

First Friday July 7th kicks off with brand new exhibits from Kennett Square Pennsylvania to Elkton Maryland, as well as artist demonstrations at local galleries. Blockbuster museum shows, including "Andrew Wyeth-In Retrospect" at the Brandywine River Museum of Art and "The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner" at The Delaware Art Museum are both ongoing ...

 

Art Watch: Last chance for art bloom

The Chester County region experienced an exciting art bloom in June, and as July approaches, galleries and workspaces host their closing receptions until the fall. In the wake of one of Kennett Square’s largest art walks, the Hopper to Homer exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum, the annual exhibition and one of my favorite art parties at Scarlett Thicket Farm, ...

 

Art Watch: Sculpture to Plein Air

This weekend offers a fun opportunity to enjoy a beautiful Chester County weekend of art, from Lisa Fedon's Open Studio sale, to Ivystone Studio in Downingtown and a Plein Air competition at Gallery 222 in Malvern. Metal sculptor Lisa Fedon will be opening up her studio this weekend for a big 25% off everything. Lisa will be joining an art residency program in ...

 

Art Watch: Art & Jazz plus Clover Market

The Oxford Arts Alliance celebrates "Jazz in the Vineyard" at their wonderful annual Garden Party fundraiser at Galer Estate Winery in Kennett Square this Friday. The Clover Market has a full day explosion of the arts, food and refreshments from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Kennett Square on Sunday.  You have a great art weekend ahead, with "Jazz in the Vineyard" and The ...

 

Art Watch: For the insatiable eye and ear

This weekend, "The Insatiable Eye" opens at Church Street Gallery and also check out "Operation" which is on view through July 28th at the Art Trust at the Meridian Bank.  The first ever Montgomery County Studio tour is also this weekend, Saturday and Sunday. Next week David Katz opens in Coatesville, and Galer Estate Winery hosts the big art/jazz event for The ...