Arts & Entertainment

Art Live: CCAA launches four shows

Chester County Art Association (CCAA) is kicking off 2020 with some ambitious exhibitions this month. Two new group shows are being held at its main location in West Chester, an emerging artists’ group show is opening at the Henry Gallery at Penn State Great Valley in Malvern and a new solo show is at the Exton Studio Gallery in the Exton Mall. If you are a fan of ...

 
 

Art Live: From potmaker to printmaker

Mitch Lyons was a popular local artist and educator. His wife Meredith Wakefield is now keeping his legacy alive by managing his estate and continuing to show his art.  The Delaware Art Museum (DAM) has an exhibit entitled, “Mitch Lyons: The Hand Translated.” The show marks the 50th anniversary of Lyons’ development of the clay monoprint technique. The show, which ...

 

BRM focuses on voting and civil rights

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will present Votes for Women: A Visual History, an exhibition that rediscovers the visual language of the women’s suffrage movement. The long road to women’s suffrage, spanning the 19th and early-20th centuries, played out very differently ...

 

Review: A mash-up of fairy tales at Uptown!

For anyone who’s ever sighed over the story of Cinderella or dreamed of scaling a beanstalk like Jack, “Into The Woods” is for you — especially if you ever wondered whether happily ever after was all that it was cracked up to be. The Resident Theater Company’s cast of 19 – its largest yet, according to RTC Artistic Director Kristin McLaughlin Mitchell – brings to ...

 

Art Live: Christmas in Miniature … and moore

The Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery is a gem in Chadds Ford. And so is its owner, Barbara Moore. Her entrée into the art world dates back to the early years of her first marriage when Moore met the Wyeth family. She and her then husband lived in Chadds Ford, and her in-laws were neighbors of Andrew and Betsy Wyeth. Moore got to know “Andy.” She first saw his work ...

 

Art Live: ‘CraftForms 2019’

“CraftForms 2019” is a feast for the eyes. The annual international exhibition  opened to much fanfare with a collectors preview party on Friday night, December 6th at the Wayne Art Center. A whole lot of art was packed into the Davenport Gallery yet it has a very easy flow to it, and there is plenty of breathing room between pieces and pedestals making it easy to ...

 

Christmas in Miniature tradition continues

It might be only the third year for Christmas in Miniature at Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery, but it was Moore who started the idea almost 40 years ago when she was the director of The Chadds Ford Gallery. Moore reflected on the beginnings of the miniature show while getting ready for a preview of this year’s event. “It was so exciting that first year. No one knew ...

 

Instruments and voices unite in celebration

The Kennett Symphony Orchestra and the Chester County Choral Society take their show on the road Saturday when they blend instruments and voices at Rustin High School in Westtown Township. The 100 musicians include 40 orchestra members and 60 chorale members. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. “This concert features more musicians on stage," said Michael Hall, music director of ...

 

Art Live: ‘Wrap It Up’

Square Pear Gallery’s December exhibition titled “Wrap it Up!” will be a crowd pleaser for shoppers in Kennett Square this month. There is something for everyone in this show. The gallery’s space is divided into a few small rooms which allows for displaying various vignettes of art. It doesn’t feel too crowded, and there is a nice flow from one room to the next. Some ...

 

Cartoon Christmas Trio plays Uptown!

Family Jazz Night at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center features beloved holiday music performed by the premier interpreter of classic cartoon soundtracks on Thursday, December 21, at 6:30 p.m. Cartoon Christmas Trio performs music from classic holiday cartoons, like “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “The Grinch” and more, accompanied by the young voices of children’s ...

 

Art Live: Photojournalism in Delaware

“Ripped from the Headlines - Photojournalism in Delaware” at Biggs Museum of American Art is a bounty of newsworthy images, captured by some of the best photojournalists around the state. The exhibit, on view through Jan. 19th, 2020 features iconic photographs published in Delaware’s major newspapers and magazines over the past two decades. Be it a protest march, a ...