Arts & Entertainment

Art Live: Beech shapes

With women’s history month being right around the corner now, an interview with a trailblazing woman seemed appropriate for this week. Meeting with the veterinarian turned artist Jill Beech recently at her studio in East Fallowfield was a delight. Beech is well known in these parts and not just for her art. Indeed, her art has been admired by local fans and ...

 
 

Art Live: Wine, women and much more

We typically celebrate women’s achievements in March, during Women’s History Month but Gallery222 owner Andrea Strang is getting the party started earlier this year. An all women show is opening at Gallery222 in Malvern this Wednesday, February 19th. “The Maine Event” features plein air works by seven award winning artists who are highlighting the beauty of Maine. ...

 

Bundle Up and Celebrate Leap Day

The 2020 Kennett Winterfest on Leap Day will offer festival goers the opportunity to enjoy a great variety of beer experiences—from IPAs to stouts, porters, lagers, Pilsners, and saisons. This winter-warming community party, with great beer, live music, and food, is the perfect way to spend the extra day in 2020. While Winterfest brings together an amazing array of ...

 

Major renovation for Delaware Museum of Natural History

Big changes are afoot at the Delaware Museum of Natural History with the public phase kick-off of a $9.8 million capital campaign to reimagine the museum’s galleries and public spaces. This is the largest redesign since the museum opened in 1972. Over the past four years, the museum held focus groups, collaborated with community partners, and consulted leading-edge ...

 

Art Live: Plein air – not for sissies

Beth Bathe is a master at plein air painting. Heavily influenced by Andrew Wyeth, she finds beauty in old structures, cars and other farm vehicles. Her subject matter is often what she refers to as the “vanishing landscape.” Her signature style comes from using tools like squeegees and q-tips along with traditional brushes. Focusing on composition rather than color, ...

 

Art Live: Love is in the air

In February we celebrate love, and several venues are featuring works about love this month. The Art Trust Gallery at Meridian Bank in West Chester opens this Friday Feb. 7th with a new exhibition that is all about a love for nature. “Shades of Gray” features artists Leah Wells, Roderick Hidalgo and Dennis Beach. Wells is obviously inspired by nature and our ...

 

Museum exhibits the fight for rights

Fighting for rights and equality under the law is never easy and can be life-threatening. Two new exhibits at the Brandywine River Museum of Art focus on two such struggles. Votes for Women: A Visual History, runs through June 7 and Witness to History: The Selma Photography of Stephen Somerstein runs through June 14. Amanda Burdan, who curated Votes for Women, is ...

 

Art Live: Powerful exhibitions open

Several must see shows are opening this week on Saturday, February 1st. Powerful new exhibitions open at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, an international show of wood fired ceramics at Community Art Center (CAC) in Wallingford. At the Brandywine, “Votes for Women: A Visual History” is being mounted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ...

 

Art Live: Pushing the boundaries

The Delaware Contemporary’s exhibitions push boundaries and offer viewers something out of the ordinary. If you like experimental and edgy art, several of the current shows on view are for you. There is a lot to see and take in so prepare to spend an hour or two browsing the galleries. In the DuPont I Gallery, see the bold acrylic paintings of “Look to the Land”, a ...

 

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 ...