Arts & Entertainment

Art Live: Artists’ studios  

The Chester County Studio Tour is right around the corner and artists are busier than ever preparing to open their doors and welcome visitors on May 15th and 16th. In Chadds Ford, plein air artist Linda Berndt is hosting Elizabeth Breakell, Pat Scarano and Robin Sesan. Painting mostly Chester County landscapes, Berndt works in oil and pastel. Breakell uses oils to ...

 
 

Art Live: Openings

Ceramic artist Rhoda Kahler is busy these days. Among other things, she is preparing for an upcoming solo exhibition titled “Form and Image” opening this Friday, April 2nd at Church Street Gallery in West Chester. Kahler’s tile work is quite popular. It’s been featured in several publications over the years and on television, including on the Home and Garden ...

 

Art Live: New beginnings

The beloved Chester County Art Association (CCAA) is gearing up for a spring re-opening. With a new director hired, the West Chester organization is excited about a fresh start with new possibilities. John Baker, President of the Board of Directors, said, “As we look to restart our programming and offer classes, summer camps, and exhibits in the post Covid world, we ...

 

Tapestry of color at Longwood Gardens

Spring unfolds at Longwood Gardens as millions of geophytes color the March landscape, while flowering trees and thousands of blooming spring bulbs create a lush tapestry of color, fragrance, and warmth across the Gardens’ 1,100 acres throughout April. Indoors, Longwood’s Main Conservatory is bursting with spectacular color as jasmine, anemones, lilies, and ...

 

Art Live: The CFES art show goes virtual

When Jamie Wyeth was a student at Chadds Ford Elementary School his mother initiated what has become a long standing tradition, The Chadds Ford Art Show. After a year full of change, Meredith Petruccelli, artist liaison for the event is happy to share her enthusiasm for this year’s show saying, “In the wake of our cancellation last year and after enduring a year of ...

 

Aviation exhibit planned for BRM

When the Brandywine River Museum of Art reopens in June, visitors will get to see a new exhibit, Ralston Crawford: Air + Space + War, an exploration into U.S. aviation and military history through the art and personal experiences of American Modernist Ralston Crawford. Organized by the Vilcek Foundation, this landmark exhibition will feature an extensive collection ...

 

Art Live: Focus on women

A visit to Somerville Manning Gallery (SMG) in Greenville, DE, in its idyllic setting along Brandywine Creek, can be soothing for the soul. Gallery Director Rebecca Moore loves working in such a richly historic setting, “I look out my office windows and see nature every day. Sometimes we get jaded having so much history in this area. The Henry Clay village is filled ...

 

Art Live: Focus on fiber

Jenkintown artist, Teresa Shields has always pushed boundaries with her fiber works, but the pandemic helped nudge her into an exciting new direction. Fans of her fine, detailed embroidered fruits and vegetables, as seen recently at The Art Trust, may see her new work as a departure but it really fits nicely into Shields oeuvre. Her solo exhibition “Appendages” at ...

 

Art Live: Bold portraits at the Square Pear

Al Moretti is in the spotlight at Square Pear Gallery in Kennett Square this month. While Moretti’s musical and artistic accomplishments stretch back to the 1970s, these days he is creating exciting new works in acrylic, painting musical icons who have influenced his life and career. You’ll see many of his bold portraits in gallery owner Corien Spiepelinga’s main ...

 

Re-imaginings planned for Longwood

Changes are instore for Longwood Gardens. It’s called Longwood Reimagined: A new garden experience. The project has been announced on the botanical garden’s website. In a video, Longwood Director Paul Redman said Longwood is doing for landscape architecture and landscape design what art museums do for art — collect. “That’s exactly what Pierre DuPont was doing from ...

 

BRM closing for four months

In a press release issued Friday, Feb. 12, the Brandywine River Museum of Art announced it will close for renovations beginning Monday, Feb.15. The closure will allow time for the museum to upgrade its second and third-floor facilities. “Upgrades include a complete refurbishment of the restrooms, making them fully ADA accessible, as well as switching their current ...