Arts & Entertainment

Arts trust extends prize deadline

The Decorative Arts Trust announced the extension of the nomination deadline for the Prize for Excellence and Innovation from March 31, 2020, to June 30. “We are sensitive to the demands on our friends in the field as they tackle essential efforts and address changes to institutional priorities,” explains Trust Executive Director Matthew A. Thurlow. “In this ...

 
 

World-class art toured at home

As people band together to reduce the spread of this virus, many of us are spending a lot more time at home. But staying home can be an opportunity for a different way to explore the world. With the internet at our fingertips, a treasure-trove is waiting. Delaware Art Museum's online collection includes their extensive pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood collection, American ...

 

Museum illustrates suffragists’ strides

Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich told visitors to the Brandywine River Museum of Art that "Well behaved women seldom make history," as she explained the significance of the illustrations of Liberty used to promote the women's suffrage movement. She made the comment in conjunction with the "Votes for Women" exhibition. "What most people don't realize is that by 1915, the ...

 

Art Live: Exhibits bloom in March

March tends to be an unpredictable month weather-wise. Warm days raise our hopes until grey skies remind us we’re not finished with winter yet.  But when it comes to the art scene, March is consistent; there are always many events to attend. The Main Line Art Center’s (MLAC) annual Professional Artist Members (PAM) Exhibition opens this Friday, March 13th in ...

 

Drama and music celebrate women at BRM

The Brandywine River Museum of Art celebrated International Women’s Day Sunday with song, drama, interactive art and two galleries devoted to the historical struggle to vote. “People have been surprised by this exhibition,” said Amanda Burdan, curator of Votes for Women: A Visual History. “But it fits perfectly with Brandywine Museum’s strong background in ...

 

Art Live: New life for plastic waste

In a nondescript industrial park in Wilmington an altruistic project is quietly building momentum that’s related to both art and the environment. Eco Plastic Products of Delaware, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, diverts plastic waste away from landfills while educating the public on the importance of recycling. The organization works with local schools and New Castle County ...

 

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, ...