Arts & Entertainment

Sun setting on Christmas in Miniature

A 40-year tradition is coming to an end. This year's Christmas in Miniature, at least as most people in the Chadds Ford area know it, is the last one. And the person who started it all will be retiring and closing her doors in January. Christmas in Miniature was born as the brainstorm of Barbara Moore in 1982 when she was the director of the former Chadds Ford ...

 
 

“Wrap It Up” Exhibit

There is so much to celebrate this year in the Brandywine Valley! As we creep into the holiday season, decorations and cheer abound. Nowhere is that more evident than at the Square Pear Gallery in Kennett Square, where a new exhibit is ready to share joy to visitors and shoppers alike. "Wrap It Up" runs now through January 10th and is the perfect way to get into the ...

 

BRM reopening after Ida

The Brandywine River Museum of Art will be reopening on Nov. 26 after being closed for almost three months because of the flooding from Hurricane Ida. And that includes a modified version of Brandywine Christmas. “We are just calling it the ‘Brandywine Railroad’ this year,” said Nicole Kindbeiter of the museum’s public relations department in an email. “And while ...

 

Gallery 222 exhibit opens

There is a distinctly light and positive energy bubbling away at Gallery 222 in Malvern. A lot of that energy comes from owner Andrea Strang, and the rest is supplied by the current exhibit which opened November 10th. Art by Randall Graham and Alison Leigh Menke offers bursts of color to match our stunning fall landscape. Graham is a mainstay of the Chester County ...

 

Darlington events are back

After a long time without public events, Darlington Arts Center in Concord Township reopened to the general public with a small exhibit Saturday night. The exhibit featured the works of a handful of artists from the Art 504 Creative Collective. The crowd was small, but Darlington’s Executive Director Eric Thompson said he anticipated that because people are still ...

 

Virtual student art show this Friday

The Unionville High School Student Art Show Committee announced that Josie Tucker has been selected as the UHS Featured Student Artist for 2021-2022. Additionally, Jessica Hall has been awarded 1st honorable mention and Mariel DiNatale has been awarded 2nd honorable mention. Local artist and Student Art Show Committee member Sarah Snyder-Dinsel said, “I am ...

 

November art roundup

After the many cancellations, delays, and frustrations of the last two years, the art world is re-emerging with a steady stream of events to entertain and educate. In Chadds Ford and beyond, the excitement is palpable. A wide range of events are coming up to welcome back audiences. There is something for everyone! Check websites or call the venue for updated health ...

 

Inspired by women

A new exhibition at the Chester County Art Association wants to inspire new generations by showcasing paintings of glass-shattering icons past and present. Inspirational Women, a solo exhibition from local artist Merrill Weber, will feature more than fifty oil paintings of women who have made positive impacts on the world. The Exhibit at Chester County Art ...

 

A Wyeth Halloween

Driving through the changing Brandywine countryside, currently full of color as the foliage puts on a stunning display, any art lover can’t help but be reminded of the gorgeous landscapes painted by so many local artists, especially those of Andrew Wyeth. However, it wasn’t just the landscape which inspired Andrew Wyeth’s autumnal visions. Some of Wyeth’s most famous ...

 

Longwood announces 2022 schedule

Longwood Gardens is three months away from launching its 2022 line of performances. In an email, Longwood announced next year’s schedule saying: “Our 2022 Performance Series features artists from close to home and those from around the world, including audience favorites and new talent, all performing in the ever-changing beauty of our conservatory.” And while the ...

 

Darlington holds doubleheader event

Delaware County residents and visitors can enjoy the region’s re-emergence of the arts with a double-header of entertainment on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Darlington Arts Center. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with a free opening night reception and exhibition of work from established and emerging visual artists representing the nonprofit art consortium ART 504 Creative ...