Arts & Entertainment

Art Live: Success stories during the pandemic

Artists continue to cook up ingenious ways to share work during this seemingly endless pandemic. When opportunities were canceled, Montgomery County artist Susan Klinger didn’t have much hope for sales or even that she would be productive with such turmoil all around. “I think we all became creative, thinking outside the box, about ways to get our art in front of ...

 
 

Grand unable to produce new shows

The Board of Directors of The Grand Opera House issued the following statement regarding cutbacks. The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, like most nonprofit organizations across the country, finds itself in a very challenging position. As directors of this cherished institution, our primary responsibility is to preserve The Grand and the performing arts in the State ...

 

Art Live: Summer exhibits

Yes, the Covid-19 summer surge is making it trickier to stick to a schedule for in-person, live art events but it isn’t holding folks back from finding creative ways to share art. Organizers are fast becoming as comfortable producing online exhibitions as collectors are in perusing them. The Art Trust Gallery at Meridian Bank in West Chester is taking things a step ...

 

Art Live: Art and Fashion

When you head out for a walk in the park on first Saturday of the month, nourish your body and your soul by taking it in Unionville Community Park. Be inspired by unexpected art displayed along the paths. This plein-air gallery walk is the brainchild of David Ferron, the CEO and Creative Director of David Ferron Unionville Saddle, a fashion atelier in town. What ...

 

Art Live: Museums are opening

Two powerful shows opened at the Brandywine River Museum (BRM) on February 1st but many people didn’t get a chance to see them before the shutdown. Thankfully, the wait to see them live is over. The BRM is re-opening to the public this Wednesday, July 1st. The exhibition Votes for Women: A Visual History has been extended to run through Sept. 27th and Witness to ...

 

Longwood Garden members return to their beloved gardens

In another step toward a new normal, Longwood Gardens re-opened to members on Friday, June 26. In deference to health guidelines because of the COVID-19 pandemic, changes have been made to keep both guests and staff safe. The crowd size was kept to 35 percent of capacity to allow the staff to get used to new procedures, like contactless entry and ordering in the beer ...

 

Christies holds Wyeth online sale

Christie’s announces Wyeth’s World,  an online private selling exhibition featuring a selection of pictures by Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009). An icon of American art, Wyeth famously remained true to his realist approach in an era when abstract art reigned. From works on paper under $100,000 to multi-million-dollar temperas, the works featured within this exhibition ...

 

BRM reopens July 1

The Brandywine River Museum of Art is pleased to announce it will be reopening to the public on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. In order to protect its visitors, volunteers and staff, the Brandywine will be implementing a variety of safety protocols when it reopens, including facemask requirements, timed ticketing and capacity limits. A complete list of new procedures, ...

 

Art Live: Open for business

As we finally emerge from sheltering at home, galleries are hoping we pay them a visit. While many quickly adapted to online platforms to keep things going, they are excited to welcome visitors in person. Corien Spielpelinga of Square Pear Gallery put up a new show this week titled What Inspires. It features gorgeous paintings by Kennett Square artist Frank ...

 

Longwood Gardens reopening

Longwood Gardens is reopening this week but for now, it’s for members only. According to Longwood’s website: “On Thursday, June 18, we'll open our garden gates on a limited, non-public basis for our members only. As we have navigated unprecedented times, our appreciation for you, our members, has grown by leaps and bounds, and we send you our heartfelt gratitude for ...

 

Art Live: At home

Like everyone else, artists have had to seriously re-think how they do business since the Coronavirus made its way across the world. Local plein air artist Jacalyn Beam ordinarily participates in a lot of juried events across the country. When out of state traveling restrictions were put in place, she had no choice but to stay put so she turned to painting in her ...