Arts & Entertainment

The incredible journey of Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer ,The Nooning, c. 1872, oil on canvas, . Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford. Photography credit: Allen Phillips/Wadsworth Atheneum

The newest Brandywine River Museum of Art exhibition Winslow Homer: Photography and the Art of Painting, is a fascinating show that explores the creative growth of artist Winslow Homer. Many experts revere Homer as America’s finest painter and America’s first modern painter. As you enter the exhibition from the right doorway through to the explosive final paintings ...

 
 

Mixed Media: Five new exhibitions at Wayne Arts Center

There’s a lot going on at Wayne Arts Center this month. Not one but five new exhibitions are on display. You should definitely pay a visit, and here’s why. First exhibition to greet you in the foyer “Geometry In Color"  offsets the bleak grey winter days of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Warm up and take in the large, playful paintings, vibrating with color. Wayne ...

 

Mixed Media: Holiday traditions

Welcome back from wherever Thanksgiving took you for the last week. For me, I ventured to Charleston, South Carolina to visit family and enjoy the temperate weather, brightly colored colonial buildings, and the smell of salty sea air. It was a lovely respite, but I welcome the return to the Brandywine Valley and our beautiful holiday traditions. Perhaps you’ll be ...

 

New director at Uptown!

The Board of Directors of Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester is pleased to welcome Catherine Friedman as the next executive director. "We were overwhelmed with the quality of the candidates from our nationwide search,” said founding board member Tom McEvoy, “and very pleased that our top choice lives right here in our own backyard. Catherine's ...

 

Christmas in Miniature turns 37

It was 37 years ago when Barbara Moore, the director of the old Chadds Ford Gallery implemented Christmas in Miniature. The idea, she explained, was to make it more affordable for people to start collecting high quality, professional art. The gallery left Chadds Ford more than a year ago but Christmas in Miniature remains, now in Moore’s own gallery, Barbara Moore ...

 

It’s Brandywine Christmas at BRM

It’s Christmas time at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. The museum opened its annual A Brandywine Christmas on Black Friday. Visitors had a chance to see the always-popular O-gauge train display, see a Victorian-era dollhouse as well as check out the museum’s new exhibit on Winslow Homer.

 

‘A Longwood Christmas’ opens Thanksgiving day

This year A Longwood Christmas pays homage to the Christmas tree with an imaginative display featuring traditional favorites and inspiring new twists to the iconic holiday symbol. From festive firs suspended from above to towering tannenbaums adorned in unique ways, uncover the magic of the Christmas tree re-imagined November 22–January 6. Tickets are available now ...

 

New and old show at UHS Art Gala

The 43rd annual Unionville Art Gala displayed the works of more than 70 professional artists during its two-day run at Unionville High School Friday night and Saturday. Chairperson Carol Apicella said she’s proud the gala is diverse with works by painters, sculptors, jewelry makers and photographers. She’s also pleased that new artists get involved. “We look for ...

 

Mixed Media: Art Gala and holiday exhibits

Happy unofficial snow day, Chester County! Snuggle down and read on, we’ve got some events in the coming week. First off, a reminder, this weekend is the Unionville Art Gala at the Unionville High School. Event kicks off Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. with live music and hors d’oeuvres. The gala continues on Saturday November 17th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out ...

 

Mixed Media: Art exploring space and movement

The severe rain held off long enough last Friday for Kennett Square to welcome a bustling crowd to its’ Expanded Art Stroll. Congratulations to all the merchants, artists, organizations and volunteers for contributing to such a fun event. Special shout out to Casa Guanajuato for their phenomenal installation experience, “Journey to Mictlan” the sawdust carpet ...

 

Kennett Symphony’s new digs and Pop Up Art

The Kennett Symphony chose a great night, the November 2nd First Friday Art Stroll, to celebrate its one-year anniversary at its 206 East State Street headquarters. The weather was mild, with a change in temperature in the air, which complemented the excitement at Symphony headquarters. Standing near the entrance, violinist Dana Allaband entertained as guests ...