Arts & Entertainment

Art Watch: Giving back for hurricane relief

Ivystone Studio in Downingtown

So many great shows and art events happening this weekend that it will be very difficult for you to choose which event to attend!  Ivystone Studio in Downingtown hosts a silent auction and benefit art show for hurricane Relief.  "Art From the Heart" at the Wayne Art Center is also holding a big hurricane relief art sale this Sunday, September 17th from 3 to 5 p.m. ...

 
 

Longwood extends garden season

Longwood Gardens announced that its popular Main Fountain Garden performances are being extended through Oct. 31, according to a press release. The fountain season was originally slated to end September 30. After an extensive two-year revitalization, the Main Fountain Garden returned in May with a season of celebration featuring fountain performances, concerts, and ...

 

Art Watch: Chat with artists

This art weekend starts in West Chester with fresh openings at Church Street Gallery and The Art Trust in downtown West Chester. Plein air painter Beth Clark has an opening reception at Church Street Gallery for "Flora Magica" this Friday September 8  from 5 to 9 p.m. Around the corner The Art Trust at Meridian Bank continues its 2017 board game theme with ...

 

Art Watch: Fun at the Whitney

The Art Watch column most often describes art events and artists working in the Brandywine Region, but this Art Watch reports from New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art. As many of you know in 2015, the famous Whitney Museum of American Art moved from minimalist building on Madison Avenue to the Lower West Side, the Chelsea area at 99 Gansevoort Street. This ...

 

Wine, dine and dance to preserve Crebilly

More than 300 enthusiastic party goers, decked out in their best white duds, descended on Hickory Farm in Chadds Ford Saturday, August 26 for the fifth annual “Brandywine in White.” The farm’s preserved open space underscored the fundraising mission of the event—to save Crebilly Farm, on Rt. 202 and Rt. 926, from development. The BIW location, kept secret until ...

 

Art Watch: Go for it

This week make sure to submit your artwork to the Oxford Art Alliance's Juried Show by the close of Thursday August 24th. This is a wonderful national show that is juried this year by Brandywine River Museum of Art's Executive Director, Tom Padon. Go to www.oxfordart.org for more information and an online application. There are great cash prizes and it is always a ...

 

Art Watch: What’s new

This week's Art Watch is all about an important center for the arts that most of you have never been to. The Delaware Contemporary, or DCCA, is a fascinating art center with ever-changing art installations that is located just 24 minutes from Longwood Gardens, is free and open every day except Monday. DCCA is in the Riverfront complex and is easy to get to from I-95 ...

 

Art Watch: Gallery moves and shakes

August can to be a slow month for art goers, however there’s plenty to see and do as the Chester County region transitions into its steady fall schedule. There have been plenty of positive shake ups including the move of Karen D’Allairds’ Willowdale Art Academy to Union Street in Kennett Square, as well as Mala Galleria taking over the large corner real estate at ...

 

‘Love is in the Air’ with the Kennett Symphony

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County under the direction of Music Director, Michael Hall, presents Symphony Under The Stars – Love is in the Air.  The concert will be held at Longwood Garden’s Open Air Theatre on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm.  In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside at Unionville High School Auditorium. Relax with ...

 

Art Watch: Creative new beginnings

Studies have shown that having some creative outlet in your life increases longevity and personal happiness, but where to begin? This August, consider signing up for Fall classes at the many art associations in our area, or a class with private art teachers, or going back to school, or entering an art competition.  The greater Brandywine Valley has so many ...

 

Art Watch: Stop, look, and read

As most of Chester County knows by now, July 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of artist Andrew Wyeth, which is being celebrated locally in an exceptional exhibit at The Brandywine River Museum of Art, "Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect."  The Brandywine River Museum of Art  offers an opportunity to see over 100 works by Andrew Wyeth, created from age 20 to his ...