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Feb
3
Sat
Paint Out Chadds Ford: Plein Air Art Reception and Wet Paint Sale @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Feb 3 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Paint Out Chadds Ford: A Plein Air Event

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - Reception & Wet Paint Sale from 6 to 8pm

CFHS Barn Visitor Center

The Chadds Ford Historical Society is hosting its 10th annual Plein Air art event, Paint Out Chadds Ford.  From February 1 to 3, 2018, artists from the Mid-Atlantic region will be painting outside around the Chadds Ford area as well as at the Barns Brinton House, John Chads House and along Brandywine Creek.

The Society will host a special art exhibition at the CFHS Barn Visitors Center that will be open on Saturday evening, February 3. From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. there will be an Artist Reception and Wet Paint Sale, where guests can view and purchase artwork made during the event. Tickets are $15 per person ($30 for Chadds Ford Historical Society members) and includes light refreshments. Guests can view and purchase displays of the work just completed by the artists for the plein air event as well as other plein air paintings of the Brandywine Valley.

Please help support local artists by joining us for this fun event that steps back into time when early American illustrators and painters such as Howard Pyle, Bayard Berndt, and N.C. Wyeth were inspired by the beauty of our region and painted outdoors.

Apr
1
Sun
Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table @ Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Apr 1 all-day

From the 1600s to the present, dinnerware designs have been inspired by nature. Everything from painted butterflies and hand-modeled flowers to molded seashells can be found on a fascinating range of dishes and plates. Whether it’s a recipe for “Barbecued Fawn,” fabulous tureens in the shapes of various animals, or instructions on how to fold a napkin so that it resembles a palm tree, prepare to be delighted by this unusual, often humorous exhibition that lets you explore a visual feast of flora and fauna adorning hundreds of dazzling ceramics and tablewares.