Arts & Entertainment

Art Live: Making ends meet

Chester County Art Association (CCAA) has been around longer than most of us. At the start of 2020, in its 89th year, CCAA was thriving. The organization was hosting several exhibitions monthly, running classes and workshops in several locations, and much more. But lately the organization has been struggling. Executive Director Wendy Kershner recently shed some ...

 
 

Art Live: Expanding on an idea

Before the pandemic, were we paying enough attention to nature? Many folks just didn’t have the time for it. But these days, a lot of us are finding solace in natural surroundings and longtime Chadds Ford resident and HOT•BED Gallery owner Bryan Hoffman, has been inspired. Now residing in Philadelphia, Hoffman’s plans include creating rich, immersive art experiences ...

 

Longwood keeps holiday tradition

This year, Longwood Gardens celebrates the well-loved traditions of its renowned holiday display, from the world-class horticulture to the elaborate outdoor light display, to the towering, festively decorated trees both indoors and outdoors as only Longwood can create. On view Friday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 10, tickets to A Longwood Christmas are available now ...

 

Living the art spirit

There’s always been talk about art imitating life and life imitating art. But for Karl Kuerner, they’re both the same. “Painting is life. Period. Exclamation point,” he said during a recent interview. Kuerner’s book, “Beyond the Art Spirit,” was released earlier this year but the COVID-19 pandemic forced many things to close, including the Brandywine River Museum of ...

 

Art Live: Bob’s world

When you need an escape from the ordinary, spend some time with the artwork of Bob Hakun. This maker is creating some of the most stimulating, thought provoking works of assemblage around. Hakun’s years as an artist are as varied as his pieces. After receiving his BFA from Kutztown University, he spent almost 20 years sculpting Halloween masks and screen printing ...

 

BRM withstanding COVID

It's been a tough year for everyone, including the Brandywine River Museum of Art. According to Andrew Stewart, the director of Marketing and Communication, some traditions will continue despite restrictions despite the COVID pandemic. And there will be something new. The museum was shut down from the middle of March through June and reopened on July 1. Stewart said ...

 

A virtual run preserves icon of Kennett’s culture

"We've been here for 80 years and want to be here for another 80 years," said the Kennett Symphony's race director Cathy Williams as she explained this year's Beat Beethoven Virtual 5K. Like the previous seven years, the goal is for participants to finish the 3.1-mile run before the final notes of the symphony play, in about 34 minutes. "This year's run is virtual. ...

 

DelCo Symphony goes virtual

As with so many other events, the Delaware County Symphony is still not having any live, in-person concerts. But the show still goes on. The symphony announced, through its Music Director Jennifer Nicole Campbell, that the symphony will be having virtual concerts. European Flavors is the first of six in that series and is already posted on YouTube and the symphony’s ...

 

Art Live: The Sky Painter

If you’re having a bad day, go visit David Katz.   The infectious jubilance of his nature is bound to cheer you up. You’ll leave him with a smile, and maybe a new painting or two. He unlocked the door to his new gallery in West Chester on September 11, 2020. This is, of course, a date always remembered now but what’s more incredible, is the fact that he opened his ...

 

Drive-in movies at Bellevue State Park

It might not be like the old days, but drive-in movies are coming to Bellevue State Park courtesy of The Grand. After a successful string of socially distant concerts, The Grand is offering a new series of events hosted at Belleveue State Park. The Grand Cinema at Bellevue will begin the weekend of Oct. 2 and 3 with two movie musicals: “Pitch Perfect” and “Disney’s ...

 

Chrysanthemum Festival to open October 22

The colorful hues of fall are on display indoors and out at Longwood Gardens during the much-anticipated Chrysanthemum Festival on view October 22-November 15. Longwood’s grand Conservatory showcases a vibrant display of chrysanthemums and other autumnal plants, while outdoors, guests can roam nearly 400 acres of gardens, meadows, and woodlands in spectacular fall ...