Arts & Entertainment

Art Watch: Stop, look, and read

Audrey Lewis in front of Winter

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 ...

 
 

Jamie Wyeth shares father’s wit and wisdom

Artist Jamie Wyeth, with his handsome looks and charm, has always left the ladies swooning. Since the death of his famous father, Andrew Wyeth, in 2009, however, Jamie has taken on an almost avuncular persona when talking about his father’s art and growing up Wyeth. For local residents, his stories are not new, but they are so funny, no one minds hearing them again. ...

 

Art Watch: Solar is out of this world

Panorama of West Chester University Planetarium installation

West Chester University is steadily increasing the presence of art throughout its beautiful campus in West Chester Pennsylvania. The latest artistic space was created outside the entrance to WCU's Mather Planetarium, located off the intersection of Church Street and Rosedale Avenue.  Clay artist Rhoda Kahler was commissioned to create "Constellation" a mosaic ...

 

Andrew Wyeth Forever Stamps the day

Chadds Ford neighbors, art fans and philatelists stormed the Brandywine River Museum of Art courtyard Wednesday to get their hands on the newly minted Andrew Wyeth Forever Stamps. The official ceremony to unveil the stamps was a steamy affair even though a white tent provided some relief from the blazing hot sun. Ironically, or fittingly, the ceremony was hosting by ...

 

Art Watch: Explore

Summer is a great time to take respite from the heat, and explore art in the cool, open settings of a gallery space or museum.  There are plenty of excellent shows currently on view at our local museums, galleries and art centers, which are continuing throughout the summer.  This weekend we have two special new exhibitions to start up your art weekend ahead.  In ...

 

Art Watch: First Friday art openings

First Friday July 7th kicks off with brand new exhibits from Kennett Square Pennsylvania to Elkton Maryland, as well as artist demonstrations at local galleries. Blockbuster museum shows, including "Andrew Wyeth-In Retrospect" at the Brandywine River Museum of Art and "The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner" at The Delaware Art Museum are both ongoing ...

 

Jim Duff’s lecture enchants and educates

Bernie and Jim Garrison of Phoenixville came prepared to immerse themselves in the life and art of Andrew Wyeth at the Brandywine River Museum of Art last Saturday. They sat in the lecture room, each holding a book in their laps, waiting for James (Jim) H. Duff, Executive Director Emeritus of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, to begin his talk. Duff ...

 

Art Watch: Last chance for art bloom

The Chester County region experienced an exciting art bloom in June, and as July approaches, galleries and workspaces host their closing receptions until the fall. In the wake of one of Kennett Square’s largest art walks, the Hopper to Homer exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum, the annual exhibition and one of my favorite art parties at Scarlett Thicket Farm, ...

 

Exhibit marks centennial of iconic artist’s birth

 “Andrew Wyeth is not only one of America’s iconic artists, he was a beloved fixture in this community,” said Thomas Padon, director of the Brandywine River Museum of Art at the opening of this first major retrospective of the artist’s career since his death in 2009. Many local residents have firsthand accounts of seeing Wyeth working alongside the road, eating in ...

 

Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect opens at BRM

As the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth's birth approaches, the Brandywine River Museum of Art opens a new exhibit, Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect. The exhibit officially opens June 24. Audrey Lewis, who co-curated the exhibit referred to it as an in-depth retrospective of Wyeth's career giving people a chance to re-evaluate the last 15 years of his work while noting ...

 

Art Watch: Sculpture to Plein Air

This weekend offers a fun opportunity to enjoy a beautiful Chester County weekend of art, from Lisa Fedon's Open Studio sale, to Ivystone Studio in Downingtown and a Plein Air competition at Gallery 222 in Malvern. Metal sculptor Lisa Fedon will be opening up her studio this weekend for a big 25% off everything. Lisa will be joining an art residency program in ...