Arts & Entertainment

Uptown! is back

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, the 300-plus seat music and entertainment venue located in the heart of West Chester’s trendy, downtown area, has accomplished what so many others have not since the start of the pandemic – they have re-opened their doors. Yet, the acclaimed venue isn’t just welcoming guests back into the same theater that they’ve come to love ...

 
 

Art meets nature at the Brandywine

A whimsical outdoor sculpture has sprung up on the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art's campus grounds for the summer. Now on view through Nov. 7, the Queen Anne's Lace Pod is a temporary, site-specific installation by Virginia-based artist Ian Stabler. Made entirely of natural materials gathered and found onsite, the towering sculptural pod is located in ...

 

Longwood Gardens closed

SEE TWO UPDATES BELOW Longwood Gardens announced a closure of its facility Thursday, July 30 because of an on-site vehicle crash. Details of the accident were not released except that no guests were injured. Three people were evaluated by the Longwood Fire Company, with two treated on the scene and one transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. ...

 

Form with fire and brush

“I am a sculptor, and I paint,” said Karen Delaney as she settled into a chair in her welding studio/garage. She uses the more time-consuming oxy-acetylene welding process on thin sheet metal to create her sculptures' unique look. She flipped through a sketchbook as she described her process, “I sketch to get the proportions right Her love of welding dates to a ...

 

From hamburgers to indigenous pottery

On Friday, July 16, a reception for the Summer Artists in Residence at West Chester University show which runs through mid-August will feature the work of Eva Hozinez. The reception features her current work, which is a departure from her hamburger series. “I did a burger series for fun with no deep meaning,” said Hozinez. “I wanted people to look at it and smile.” ...

 

Art Live: Art shapes

In a recent online BBC article, Jennifer Waverek, the owner of Bklyn Clay in New York said, "Clay acts almost as an antidote to ‘the overwhelm’ of the digital world…Your mind has a single focus, so the practice can feel meditative or therapeutic. There is no way to speed up clay-drying or firing, there's no 'clay-microwave.' Ceramics take as much time to make today ...

 

Art Live: Museum summer openings

Museums across the country have had to seriously contemplate how they move forward as we slowly come out from under the pandemic. In an article for Hyperallergic written last summer, writer Michael Press stated what many have confirmed since then, “In reality, museums merely reflect the massive inequalities in society at large. After the pandemic, museums may ...

 

Art Live: Summer shows

A series of solos is on display at Steel City Coffeehouse and Brewery in Phoenixville. Every month an artist involved with The Artist Initiative, in partnership with Teresa Haag & Steel City, hangs a group of small works, covering one wall of the café. On the first Sunday of each month a new collection of works are revealed. Phoenixville artist Kim Lutschaunig’s ...

 

BRM reopens with new exhibit

A lazy Sunday morning in late June, warm and muggy, was a good day for the Brandywine River Museum of Art to reopen to the general public after a three-month hiatus for some renovation. New restrooms, a redesigned gallery, a new sculpture out front, and a new exhibit featuring the works of Ralston Crawford is on display for the reopening. The sculpture Boy with ...

 

Art Live: Openings

In West Chester, Church Street Gallery is hosting two popular local artists. Karen Delaney’s sculptures have been paired with Erica Brown’s encaustic paintings. It’s the first time Church Street has displayed sculpture throughout its space. The show titled “On and Off the Wall”, is on view through July 3rd. In Kennett, a new show titled “Float” opens at Square Pear. ...

 

BRM reopening June 20

The Brandywine River Museum of Art will reopen to the public on Sunday, June 20, with a new special exhibition, Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & War. During its temporary closure, the Museum underwent several facility renovations to the second and third floors, including a complete refurbishment of the restrooms on the second floor — making them fully ADA ...