Community Calendar

Jun
22
Sat
N.C. Wyeth: New Perspectives Exhibition Opens @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jun 22 – Sep 15 all-day

Well known during the 20th century for his bold, imaginative illustrations that brought new characterizations to classic stories such as Treasure Island and The Boy’s King Arthur, N. C. Wyeth vigorously pursued parallel interests in painting landscapes, seascapes, portraits, still lifes, murals and advertising images throughout his career. N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives will be the first exhibition to examine in depth the entirety of Wyeth’s oeuvre, repositioning him within the greater context of early 20th century American visual culture. Organized by the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Portland Museum of Art, the exhibition will include approximately 70 paintings and drawings selected from major museums and private collections. A concurrent and related exhibition, N.C. Wyeth: A Personal Perspective, will highlight N. C. Wyeth ephemera from the collection of artist Douglas Allen. An avid collector since his childhood, Allen’s assemblage of posters, books and advertisements shows how Wyeth was part of the popular culture of his time.

The exhibit runs through September 15, 2019.

Jun
27
Thu
Untangling Viny Clematis Viorna @ Mt. Cuba Center
Jun 27 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Coming to your garden center soon: native clematis! Current research shows there is a lot of potential for these beautiful flowering vines. Dr. Dwayne Estes overviews the genus Clematis, presents the identifying characteristics of the American species, and discusses their ecological preferences, geographic distribution, and garden-worthy features. Amy Highland then leads a tour of Mt. Cuba Center's core collection of native clematis so you can see first-hand how amazing these plants are.
Please bring a sketchbook and colored pencils to class.

Setting Down Roots: The N.C. Wyeth House and Studio @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jun 27 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join Christine Podmaniczky, Curator of N. C. Wyeth Collections & Historic Properties at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, for a fascinating presentation on the N. C. Wyeth House and Studio, a National Historic Landmark.

Jun
28
Fri
Pattie Burns’ retirement party
Jun 28 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Pattie Burns is retiring after 35 years at Bryn Mawr Trust in Chadds Ford.  Stop in to wish her well.

Jun
29
Sat
Chadds Ford Heritage Weekend
Jun 29 @ 11:00 AM – Jun 30 @ 6:00 PM

The Chadds Ford Historical Society celebrates 50 years of preserving local history at the Chaddsford Winery with wine tasting and food truck fare from Philadelphia. There will be wine cocktails, wine slushies and Pennsylvania craft beers. The winery will donate 10 percent of sales to the Historical Society. There will also be complimentary tours of the Barns-Brinton House from 1-6 p.m.

Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 30, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Wags and Wine @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jun 29 @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Join us in the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s courtyard with your canine friends to enjoy local wines from Galer Estate Winery and White Horse Winery, a selection of foods created by Chef Mike Kline of the Millstone Cafe, games and live music by the Jayplayers.

Jun
30
Sun
Outback Trading Company – Closes today
Jun 30 @ 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Outback Trading Company is located at 2300 Baltimore Pike, Oxford, PA 19363

Outback Trading Company, a leading international supplier of all-weather outdoor apparel, has been a staple of Downtown Oxford, PA for more than 30 years. This month the Outback Corporate Office and Warehouse will move into their new location located in Nottingham Township, just outside of the Oxford Borough. The move was sparked by the need for upgraded facilities, most importantly for container delivers and shipping needs.
With this shift the decision was made for the Outback Trading Retail Store to close their doors as of June 30th, 2019. While the store in Downtown Oxford will close at this date, Oxford local and long-time business partner, Ron Hersey, will be opening a new store that will carry Outback Trading Co. Products within the second half of 2019. Wilson King, President of Outback Trading Co., stated, “We have dreamed of a modern upgraded facility for years and are overjoyed with how beautiful our new location is shaping up. We are looking into the future and excited for Ron Hersey to open a new store in Downtown Oxford shortly.” King goes on to say, “It was a hard choice to close the Outback Trading Store, but we think we found a way to ensure the best outcome for all and are excited for this next step with Ron.”
Outback Trading Co. and Wilson King have been an integral part of Downtown Oxford’s revitalization efforts over the years and will continue to work with Oxford Mainstreet and the Oxford Borough to find other retailers and businesses to fill the vacant warehouse and storefront spaces.
The Outback Trading Store will be open through the end of the month with great specials. Following the close of the store, customers will still be able to order any Outback Trading Co. products on the company website outbacktrading.com.

Jul
1
Mon
Toddler Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Jul 1 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Every Monday - Toddler Storytime

Jul
2
Tue
Terrific Tuesdays @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jul 2 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Time Travel!

Every Tuesday in July and August

10:00 am–3:00 pm

Looking for something fun and educational to do with the kids while they're out of school for the summer? During this year's Terrific Tuesdays we begin with the pre-historic era, inspired by some fun fossils recently “discovered” on our patio, then zoom forward to 1600.  From that point, we advance 50 years each week, exploring some of the customs, discoveries, and otherwise momentous moments along the way.

Special guests will be on hand to highlight skills and trades from the past and present.

Each week will feature a different time period and a different special guest:

July 2: Pre-History

July 9: 1600-1650

July 16: 1650-1700

July 23: 1700-1750

July 30: 1750-1800

August 6: 1800-1850

August 13: 1850-1900

August 20: 1900-1950

August 27: 1950-2000

Members and children under 2 are free. Nonmembers are $5 per child; $5 per one adult accompanying a paying child; additional adults are $15.

*Please note that Terrific Tuesdays is reserved for Winterthur Members or paying guests.  AHS, ROAM, and NARM reciprocity is not available for this program. Thank you for your understanding!

Delaware Division of the Arts logoThis program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com

Jul
3
Wed
Lego Club @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Jul 3 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Ages 4 and up -

Jul
4
Thu
Gentle Yoga, Year-Round @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jul 4 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring Yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine.  Class will move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10.  No advance registration necessary.

Preschool Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Jul 4 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Weekly - Every Thursday

Jul
5
Fri
First Friday – Kennett, Wilmington, West Chester
Jul 5 @ 5:00 PM

Art Stroll Kennett Square

Art Stroll

 

Art Loop Wilmington

http://artloopwilmington.org/

 

First Friday West Chester

http://www.downtownwestchester.com/view_program.php?id=468

Jul
7
Sun
Free Concert Series – Every Sunday and Thursday
Jul 7 @ 6:30 PM
Jul
8
Mon
Toastmasters – Kennett
Jul 8 @ 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM

Toastmasters a fun and encouraging group with one common goal: To help each other improve our speaking and leadership skills. Introverts and extroverts welcome! Step out of your comfort zone, and give it a try! We meet from 5:45 pm to 7 pm typically on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month at the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Administrative Offices.

Check website to confirm dates and location: http://www.kennettsquare.toastmastersclubs.org.

Come check us out - and bring a friend along with you!

 

 

Jul
9
Tue
Terrific Tuesdays @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jul 9 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Time Travel!

Every Tuesday in July and August

10:00 am–3:00 pm

Looking for something fun and educational to do with the kids while they're out of school for the summer? During this year's Terrific Tuesdays we begin with the pre-historic era, inspired by some fun fossils recently “discovered” on our patio, then zoom forward to 1600.  From that point, we advance 50 years each week, exploring some of the customs, discoveries, and otherwise momentous moments along the way.

Special guests will be on hand to highlight skills and trades from the past and present.

Each week will feature a different time period and a different special guest:

July 2: Pre-History

July 9: 1600-1650

July 16: 1650-1700

July 23: 1700-1750

July 30: 1750-1800

August 6: 1800-1850

August 13: 1850-1900

August 20: 1900-1950

August 27: 1950-2000

Members and children under 2 are free. Nonmembers are $5 per child; $5 per one adult accompanying a paying child; additional adults are $15.

*Please note that Terrific Tuesdays is reserved for Winterthur Members or paying guests.  AHS, ROAM, and NARM reciprocity is not available for this program. Thank you for your understanding!

Delaware Division of the Arts logoThis program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com

Stroller Tour @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jul 9 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Enjoy a relaxed morning out with your little one while engaging with art in the galleries at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by babies.

Stroller Tours are held on the second Tuesday of every month, each with a new theme. Upcoming schedule here: Tuesday, July 9 – N. C. Wyeth: Adventure Tales; Tuesday, August 13 – N. C. Wyeth: Experiment and Invention; Tuesday, September 10 – Jamie Wyeth; Tuesday, October 8 – Fractured Fairy Tales; Tuesday, November 12 – The Art of Peter Paone; Tuesday, December 10 – Holiday Tour featuring Brandywine Critters.

Stroller Tour @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jul 9 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Enjoy a relaxed morning out with your little one while engaging with art in the galleries at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by babies.

Stroller Tours are held on the second Tuesday of every month, each with a new theme. Upcoming schedule here: Tuesday, July 9 – N. C. Wyeth: Adventure Tales; Tuesday, August 13 – N. C. Wyeth: Experiment and Invention; Tuesday, September 10 – Jamie Wyeth; Tuesday, October 8 – Fractured Fairy Tales; Tuesday, November 12 – The Art of Peter Paone; Tuesday, December 10 – Holiday Tour featuring Brandywine Critters.

Hidden Cargo: Overlooked Dimensions of N.C. Wyeth’s Treasure Island Illustrations @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jul 9 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

David Lubin, the Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art at Wake Forest University, will discuss N. C. Wyeth’s illustrations for Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure classic Treasure Island, paintings that suggest deeper and darker overtones to both Stevenson’s narrative and to the story of Wyeth’s life. The Brandywine River Museum of Art will open at 5:30 p.m. with the program at 6 p.m. and a reception to follow.

Professor Lubin received his Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale. His book, Shooting Kennedy: JFK and the Culture of Images, won the Smithsonian Institution’s Charles Eldredge Prize for “distinguished scholarship in American art.” Lubin’s latest book, Grand Illusions: American Art and the First World War, was published by Oxford University Press in 2016. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and research residencies at Harvard, Stanford and the National Gallery’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. In 2010 he was a visiting professor at the Free University of Berlin and in 2016-17 was the inaugural holder of the Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professorship at Oxford University.

This program is part of The Art of Stories presented by PNC Arts Alive—a multidisciplinary celebration of the narrative arts and the ways in which stories are crafted, saved and shared including discussions, performances and opportunities for artistic self-expression.

Jul
10
Wed
“Evening at Kuerner’s” Plein Air @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jul 10 @ 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Get access to Kuerner Farm, a National Historic Landmark, where Andrew Wyeth found intriguing subjects for hundreds of tempera paintings, watercolors and drawings for more than 70 years. Artists working in all media are invited to explore the property where they can sketch, paint or photograph. Gain insight into Wyeth’s creative process on an optional guided tour. Participants will meet at the Brandywine River Museum of Art parking lot at 4:15 p.m. before driving their own vehicles to the farm. Water and bathrooms are available at the site. Participants are responsible for providing all art materials.

New! Tailgate Tours @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jul 10 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

June 6, July 10, and August 13, 5:30–7:00 pm

Explore the Winterthur Estate on this leisurely stroll through the garden and estate guided by one of our staff members and hear about Winterthur's history, design, and plants. Then stop at our tailgate for some refreshments in picturesque locations to enjoy hors d'oeuvres along with a selection of hard and soft beverages. June 6 theme is "Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden" with exhibition curator Carol Long; July 10 theme is "An American Country Place: Winterthur History" with Estate Historian Jeff Groff; August 13 theme is "Hydrangeas in Summer" with Interpretive Horticulturist Suzanne French. $30 per member and $35 per nonmember. Registration required. Call 800.448.3883 to reserve a spot.

Jul
11
Thu
Museum Explorers: Nifty Nature with Jennifer Hansen Rolli @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jul 11 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Become a Museum Explorer at the Brandywine River Museum of Art! Join us for an interactive gallery tour with art activities for children ages two to eight and their grown-ups. Inspired by the exhibition, N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives, this program will feature award-winning children’s book illustrators each week. During “Museum Explorers: Nifty Nature,” see nature through the eyes of an artist and use oil pastels to capture the beauty of Brandywine. Jennifer Hansen Rolli is an author and illustrator whose book, Claudia and Moth, is the story of a young girl who learns about life through her love of butterflies. This program is part of The Art of Stories presented by PNC Arts Alive—a multidisciplinary celebration of the narrative arts and the ways in which stories are crafted, saved and shared including discussions, performances and opportunities for artistic self-expression.
This program repeats at 11:00 am - noon

Jul
12
Fri
Baby Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Jul 12 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Weekly - Every Friday

Jul
13
Sat
Sensory Friendly Saturday Family Program @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jul 13 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Enjoy a variety of creative activities throughout the Museum during this accessible program. Created in conjunction with occupational therapists and local families specifically for visitors on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorder and their families, this inclusive program strives to provide a welcoming experience through offering: Pre-visit social stories; activities to meet a variety of sensory needs; hands-on art activities for all developmental levels; sensory break areas; on-hand support of skilled and friendly volunteers which include occupational therapy graduate students and faculty; and fidgets and noise-cancelling headphones to borrow.

This program welcomes participants of all ages and their families (siblings welcome!). Space is limited and registration is requested. For more information or to register, contact Laura Westmoreland at lwestmoreland@brandywine.org or 610.388.8120.

Pollinator Workshop @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jul 13 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

June 1 and July 13, 10:00–11:00 am

Join the movement to help save the pollinators as well as all beneficial insects. Review the conservation importance of pollinators and learn key methods for converting a lawn into a pollinator-rich flower garden. Starter plugs will be available for purchase along with an overview of their growth and performance in the garden. The instructor will demonstrate methods of observation and monitoring and show you how to share this information online with others to become part of this unique community preserving these important insects. Each session will provide valuable information, but by attending all three sessions you will receive a broad introduction to pollinators and pollinator gardens. Admission is free to public!

Oil Painting Demonstration @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jul 13 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Award-winning artist Randall Graham will demonstrate oil media and techniques at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Randall Graham is a local award-winning artist and instructor, known for his personal style of plein air painting. He has exhibited at Winterthur Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, the Edgar Allen Poe Museum, The Art Trust Gallery & Chester County Art Association, and teaches classes at Oxford Art Alliance and Franklin Commons Gallery.

Tip-a-Canoe & Barbeque, Too @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jul 13 @ 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

This annual event marks the official start of summer at the Brandywine! Soak up the sun on a canoe trip down the Brandywine River to a backyard BBQ that will tantalize your taste buds. Cool down with fresh ice cream and⸻once you’ve had your fill⸻dance the night away with the live band.

Reminders: All attendees must be registered and will receive a wristband for the day. You will get wet on this ride! Water shoes and an extra change of clothes are recommended, as well as a lawn chair or blanket for the BBQ. No pets are permitted; service animals specifically trained to aid a guest with a disability are welcome. This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable and must be purchased in advanced. Details will be emailed to purchaser.

Jul
15
Mon
Kindergarten Storytime @ Rachel Kohl Community Library
Jul 15 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Weekly - Every Monday

Jul
16
Tue
Terrific Tuesdays @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Jul 16 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Time Travel!

Every Tuesday in July and August

10:00 am–3:00 pm

Looking for something fun and educational to do with the kids while they're out of school for the summer? During this year's Terrific Tuesdays we begin with the pre-historic era, inspired by some fun fossils recently “discovered” on our patio, then zoom forward to 1600.  From that point, we advance 50 years each week, exploring some of the customs, discoveries, and otherwise momentous moments along the way.

Special guests will be on hand to highlight skills and trades from the past and present.

Each week will feature a different time period and a different special guest:

July 2: Pre-History

July 9: 1600-1650

July 16: 1650-1700

July 23: 1700-1750

July 30: 1750-1800

August 6: 1800-1850

August 13: 1850-1900

August 20: 1900-1950

August 27: 1950-2000

Members and children under 2 are free. Nonmembers are $5 per child; $5 per one adult accompanying a paying child; additional adults are $15.

*Please note that Terrific Tuesdays is reserved for Winterthur Members or paying guests.  AHS, ROAM, and NARM reciprocity is not available for this program. Thank you for your understanding!

Delaware Division of the Arts logoThis program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com

Memoir and N.C. Wyeth’s Letters @ Brandywine River Museum of Art
Jul 16 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

N. C. Wyeth's surpassing gift for narrative made him one of the most famous illustrators of all time. But his narrative talents can also be found in the letters that he wrote—letters that captured the mood of the day, the curiosity of a child, the weight of the snow, the wonder that galvanized him as well as the anxiety that could set in.Beth Kephart will explore the autobiographer in N. C. Wyeth and recount a special trip she took to Wyeth's grandson's home, where she held Wyeth history in her hands. The Brandywine River Museum of Art will open at 5:30 p.m. with the program at 6 p.m. and a reception to follow.

Beth Kephart is the award-winning writer of 23 books and has written about memoir and literature for national publications. An adjunct teacher of creative nonfiction and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Beth received the 2015 Beltran Family Award for Innovative Teaching and Mentoring. She was named one of the 50 writers celebrated in the year-long Philadelphia’s Literary Legacy exhibit at the Philadelphia International Airport, and passages and photographs from her book Love: A Philadelphia Affair were the subject of a six-month display at the airport in 2016. As the author of Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir and Tell the Truth. Make It Matter, Beth co-founded Juncture Workshops in 2016. Juncture delivers memoir workshops in extraordinary landscapes and produces a monthly newsletter featuring conversations with the top working memoirists of our time.

This program is part of The Art of Stories presented by PNC Arts Alive—a multidisciplinary celebration of the narrative arts and the ways in which stories are crafted, saved and shared including discussions, performances and opportunities for artistic self-expression.