Arts & Entertainment

Philadelphia Orchestra presents online concert

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra will connect with audiences at home and around the world through HearNOW: An At-Home Gala on June 6, at 8 p.m. Hosted by Nézet-Séguin, the hour-long event will feature performances by The Philadelphia Orchestra, individual members of the Orchestra, and an all-star lineup of guest artists including ...

 
 

Longwood offers thanks

Longwood Gardens’ staff joined together this week in a very unique way to recognize and thank community members who are battling on the frontlines of the global pandemic. Longwood staff placed more than 700 luminarias in the Gardens’ iconic Italian Water Garden to read “Thank you” to honor those who have been points of light in our community during these ...

 

Art Live: Looking forward

At a time when we would typically be out in full force perusing the spring art fairs and studio tours, we are, sadly, still at home. Local artist and Chadds Ford native, Katee Boyle recently shared her thoughts about this tough time. Unfortunately, the shutdown brought her business to an immediate halt. As a professional working artist, the second quarter is ...

 

‘A lonely place to die’

Devil's Den, Little Round Top, Picket's Charge are familiar words to anyone who knows even a smattering of American Civil War history. Those are the names of places associated with the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. But for two local artists, one a painter and the other a writer, Gettysburg is more than just a bunch of names. Historian and author Bruce Mowday wrote ...

 

Art Live: Coping with coronavirus continued

Almost half way through another month of quarantine, artists continue to look at alternatives to make an income and to exhibit their work. Two artists share their thoughts about this unprecedented time. Chester County artist Merrill Weber usually works in Spring City Mill Studios.  She continues to paint daily, but hasn’t visited her studio for two months. Weber is ...

 

Art Live: Coping with coronavirus

As social distancing continues, many artists have embraced social media and online virtual platforms to share their work but they aren’t sure how things will shake out for them in the near or distant future. Two artists share their thoughts about the unprecedented closures. Lynnette Shelley, a native of Delaware, lives in Ambler and has a studio is in Norristown. ...

 

Art Live: At home!

If you are looking for a unique and fun activity to do with the kids or grandkids, be sure to check out children’s book author/illustrator Gene Barretta’s Live Facebook event on the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s (BRM) page on Thursday, April 23rd beginning at 11:30 a.m. Gene Barretta wants to doodle so get your paper and pencils ready. Barretta is an award winning ...

 

The Brandywine mourns loss of Betsy James Wyeth

It is with great sadness that the trustees of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art announce the death of Betsy James Wyeth on April 21. Betsy was a catalyst in the creation and opening of the Brandywine River Museum of Art and was a visionary in the worlds of art and architecture. She was also a published author, art collector and a driving force in the ...

 

Art Live: County Studio Tour postponed

People look forward to the County Studio Tours every year in our neck of the woods. Artist and Entrepreneur Jeff Schaller founded Studio Tours 10 years ago when the Chester County Studio Tour kicked off in 2010. Delaware County Studio Tour followed four years later in 2014 and Montgomery County Studio Tour began in 2017.  Schaller was busy gearing up to celebrate the ...

 

Arts trust extends prize deadline

The Decorative Arts Trust announced the extension of the nomination deadline for the Prize for Excellence and Innovation from March 31, 2020, to June 30. “We are sensitive to the demands on our friends in the field as they tackle essential efforts and address changes to institutional priorities,” explains Trust Executive Director Matthew A. Thurlow. “In this ...

 

World-class art toured at home

As people band together to reduce the spread of this virus, many of us are spending a lot more time at home. But staying home can be an opportunity for a different way to explore the world. With the internet at our fingertips, a treasure-trove is waiting. Delaware Art Museum's online collection includes their extensive pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood collection, American ...