Brandywine Art Guide: March arts & events

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Elise Phillips is having a solo show at Church Street Gallery beginning March 1.

March is charging in like a lion this year, with a First Friday full of openings and art events throughout the Brandywine Valley. From retrospectives to archives, local scenes to far-off landscapes, explore every facet of the human experience through artistic perspectives. • Church Street Gallery brings popular local artist Elise Philips in for a Solo Show from March 1 to 23. An opening cocktail…

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Brandywine Art Guide: The Maine Event II

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Monhegan Island Garden by Elise Phillips

The connections between the Brandywine Valley and Maine are well-known and centuries deep. It has been only strengthened by recent partnerships, such as the creation of the Andrew & Betsy Wyeth Study Center in 2022, which is housed in two staffed research centers at the Brandywine Museum of Art in Chadds Ford and the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine. But those connections exist for…

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Brandywine Art Guide: Camps & classes

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Chester County Art Association

Summer may seem far away, but now is the time to sign up for camp. Whether you have a young artist looking to spend all summer creating their masterpiece or someone looking to learn a new skill over break, there are options throughout the Brandywine Valley. Don’t forget to sign up soon. • Celebrate Art Across America at the Summer Art Camp at Wayne Art…

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Brandywine Art Guide: February arts & events

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Spring is Coming by Victor Mordasov at Square Pear Gallery

Love and color are in the cards for galleries, museums, and creative spaces throughout the Brandywine Valley in February. From landscapes of Maine to spring scenes, sharing knowledge, and sending a message, there are fantastic experiences for art lovers all month long! 2024 marks 25 years since the Kuerner Farm became part of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. They are celebrating with a…

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Brandywine Art Guide: The soul of art & music

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Artwork by Dane Tilghman

Is there any more perfect pairing than art and music? Spending time looking at beautiful, evocative artworks while being treated to live accompaniment from talented musicians is a treat for the senses. In The Soul of Art and Music, a new exhibition is opening at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center on Feb. 1, artist Dane Tilghman and musician Bryan Parr come together to celebrate…

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Brandywine Art Guide: Bridging generations

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What to Say by Brandon McNeill in a collaborative endeavor with Xander Keith Hearns

While the world outside is monochromatic — finally, after much too long a stretch of no snow in the Brandywine Valley — the Corner Art Collective is working on bringing a riot of color to their bright white walls. Their new exhibition, aptly titled “THE BIG SHOW,” brings together local artists with large-scale artworks that bridge generations, genres, and styles. The Corner Art Collective was…

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Brandywine Art Guide: Solo Series at Abington Art Center

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Dine by Summer Yates

Presenting artists and artworks in relation to each other is one of the many magics of galleries. Whether it is comprised of single pieces from dozens of artists or collections of a few, bringing various mediums, styles, forms, and viewpoints together in one physical location allows for interesting juxtapositions and interpretations. At the Abington Art Center, the Winter 2024 Solo Series features four artists, Mia…

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Brandywine Art Guide: Celebrating our art community

The Brandywine Valley may be known for its artistic tradition, but it is the people who inhabit its beautiful landscapes who have created an art scene that transcends expectations. Reflecting on what has come before and what is ahead brings one thing to light: that community is truly what makes the region special. “The art scene has changed over the years,” said someone who should…

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Brandywine Art Guide: January arts & events

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Nostalgia is not what it used to be by Mia Fabrizio, Solo Series at Abington Art Center

Welcome in 2024 with a variety of shows, exhibitions, and events brightening up chilly days. Cheers to a year full of color, vibrancy, and beauty in all mediums! The Abington Art Center brings a Solo Series in for Winter 2024, featuring artists Mia Fabrizio, Karen Hunter McLaughlin, Nicole Santiago, and Summer Yates. An Opening Reception will be held on Jan. 19 from 6 to 8…

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Brandywine Art Guide: A new space for art

Libraries are much more than books. They are community spaces that offer safe havens, information, access, knowledge, and inspiration. The new Kennett Library & Resource Center in Kennett Square, which opened in August, brings further creativity with an Art Gallery that showcases local artists. A new Art Exhibition brings sculptural works from artist Lisa Fedon to the central space in January, inspired by the activities…

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Trains & cheer at Winterthur

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Chief Conductor Kirk Lindvig

The classic Twelve Days of Christmas may include lords a-leaping, ladies dancing, and a few too many birds, but Yuletide at Winterthur styles the holiday a bit differently this year. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library has added a variety of new displays, including “Twelve Days of Christmas,” a fantastical toy train display that presents antique favorites for children both young and young at heart. “I…

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