Arts & Entertainment

Sail the Antiques Treasure Trail

Lisa Vonderstuk shows flyer for upcoming event

Ahoy! Gather your crew and set sail early next Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 for Chadds Ford’s first Antiques Treasure Trail. Follow your own treasure map to find breath-taking antiques just waiting for you at more than 200 dealers! Perhaps you are looking for something specific or maybe you are looking for a unique surprise. Either way, you are sure to find ...

 
 

Kennett to celebrate Underground Railroad

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and the enslaved were free — over two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had become official. Kennett Square’s annual Juneteenth ...

 

Mixed Media: Weekend of the Arts

First Friday is upon us! This week, I will focus on the cluster of art events occurring in the Kennett Square area for the Weekend of the Arts. As one of Kennett Square’s expanded art events, Weekend of the Arts promises a variety of lively offerings that will lead you throughout Kennett Square and slightly beyond. The centerpiece of Weekend of The Arts, located at ...

 

N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives

This summer the Brandywine River Museum of Art will present N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives, the first exhibition in almost 50 years to examine in depth the entirety of Wyeth’s multifaceted oeuvre. A formidable yet often overlooked figure in the history of American art, N. C. Wyeth was the foremost illustrator of his generation, and the patriarch of an extraordinary ...

 

Free concerts in the Anson B. Nixon Park

In its 13th season, the Summer Concert Series returns to Anson B. Nixon Park in June.  All concerts are FREE and run 8 consecutive Wednesdays June 19th thru August 7th. Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather.  Doors open at 6 p.m. Shows start promptly at 7 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. with a brief intermission.  Dinner is ...

 

Summer camps at Uptown!

As WCStudio for the Performing Arts at Uptown! Spring Shows close, plans are already underway for two exciting summer shows that are part of their summer camp program. Taught by seasoned industry professionals, these and more camp experiences provide fun learning opportunities for young entertainers at every level, at the front of the crowd and backstage. Details ...

 

Mixed Media: Open Studio Tour

What does the word “studio” mean to you?  Do you imagine a messy den of creation filled with loose papers or spartan with the paint splattered walls a la Jackson Pollock? Or maybe you envision neatly stacked paintings in an airy loft, where the light pours in from slanted skylights? Take the opportunity this weekend to explore what it is to be in a studio and to see ...

 

Fans muddied but unbowed

Winterthur’s 41st Point-to-Point was more like “Puddle-to-Puddle.” A steady downpour, combined with winds that buffeted umbrellas and blew off hats, greeted fans when the gates opened at 11:30 a.m. “The wind’s a good sign,” said Communications Manager Mark Nardone, “it’s blowing the rain away.” Alas, that prediction did not come to pass. However, the rain was no ...

 

Festival of Fountains opens May 9

Longwood Gardens’ Festival of Fountains season opens May 9 with exciting new fountain performances, lively programming for the whole family, and glorious gardens showcasing summer’s beauty. Festival of Fountains runs May 9 to September 29. The Gardens are open 9 am to 6 pm Sunday through Wednesday, and 9 am to 10 pm Thursday through Saturdays for Illuminated Fountain ...

 

Mixed Media: Spring into First Friday

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve been able to write about art. I took a brief hiatus to get married, enjoy my honeymoon, and then recenter the real world. Turns out the real world didn’t stop while I was gone, and there’s a lot of art to be seen, after all, First Friday is coming up and there’s a lot going on! Let’s start in West Chester. Art Trust is hosting a ...

 

Review: ‘From Prodigy to Professional’

From playing hooky from practice at music camp to playing a $1 million-violin, David Kim told his story. In utero, his mother had decided that he would be a boy and would be a world-class violinist. Her determination and his journey to becoming the concertmaster at the Philadelphia Orchestra intrigued participants at a recent fundraiser for Kennett Symphony. His ...