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Mixed Media: This week

"Seismic Shift" on display at Main Line Art Center by Terri Fridkin

This week's column starts on a somber note. Fred Carspecken, co-founder and owner of Carspecken-Scott Gallery in Wilmington, passed suddenly in his home last week after struggling with an illness over the last few years. Carspecken held a reputation as a successful art dealer - expanding on his early talents and marketing art to the professional community in ...

 
 

Kennett Symphony opening night

Kennett Symphony Orchestra

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County and Music Director, Michael Hall, presents their opening night concert "Emotional Landscapes" featuring Beethoven Symphony No. 9. The concert will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m. in the Unionville High School auditorium, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA. Witnessing a performance of Beethoven's Ninth ...

 

Intimate talk puts Wyeths in sharp focus

Victoria Wyeth

The Philadelphia gallery director knew from experience that only about 65 percent of people who reserve tickets for free presentations actually attend, but that experience had not included Victoria Browning Wyeth. So on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, Katherine Stanek found herself with an enviable problem: scurrying to add seats. Ultimately, she resigned herself to the ...

 

Hendershot’s ‘My World’ on exhibit

At 87 years old, Ray Hendershot is not only still going strong, but he’s also continuing to evolve as an artist. His “My Word, Chapter 4” is now on exhibit at Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery in Chadds Ford Township. Hendershot’s art career began as a child. He doesn’t recall at exactly what age, but he said he’s been painting for at least 75 years. As a child, he ...

 

Mixed Media: Pumpkins and Pop Up

Fall is such a nostalgic, family oriented month, and my childhood memories are filled with the weekends my parents would take us to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins to carve. Funny enough, I didn’t care for the actual carving, but I lovingly selected my pumpkin, and waited impatiently for the toasted seeds we’d eat while carving. If you’re a fall fan, like so ...

 

The tradition that always offers surprises

A fireplace in front of a window, a freshly painted outhouse with a wreath of autumn leaves on the door, a pet door shaped like a cat, fish swimming in a fresh, spring-fed pond in the wine room, and a glass elevator are a few of the unique touches ticket-holders saw during the 2018 Chester County Day House Tour on Saturday, October 6. The oldest house tour in the ...

 

Mixed Media: First Friday starts Thursday

Gallery DUO starts First Friday a little early. Their reception for Visions of Summer on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. will feature new work by gallery owners/artists Alessandra Manzotti and Sus Iserbyt. Alessandra showed me around the gallery, which is in the old forge building in Fairville. The exposed beams and leaning brick chimney which cuts through the back end of the ...

 

Art Watch: ‘Natural Wonders’

“Natural Wonders: The Sublime in Contemporary Art” is a bold and beautiful art exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum of Art that you must see before it closes October 21.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you really should! “Natural Wonders” examines the intersection of nature and man in the first ever contemporary group art exhibition at The Brandywine River Museum ...

 

Mixed Media: Exhibits coming and going

We’ve got a few shows that just opened, or are about to open, but first, here’s what’s ending. Art Trust’s current exhibition “Mixed” will end September 28. Join them for their artist talk on September 27th from 7 to 8 p.m. Sharon Bartmann, Jennifer Hartz, and Jim Roberts will discuss their work and there will be some time before and after to mingle. Main Line Arts ...

 

Autumn’s Colors begin at Longwood Gardens

Fall at Longwood Gardens

Take in the beauty and bounty of fall during Autumn’s Colors at Longwood Gardens October 4 through November 18. Throughout the season, warm hues paint the landscape as the air turns cooler amid one of the gardens’ liveliest and most colorful seasons. The Meadow Garden reaches a crescendo as late-blooming goldenrod, native aster, and warm-season grasses and foliage ...

 

Mixed Media: Panoply of elements

If you are looking for a reason to go to Philly (besides this months’ Fringe Festival!) go to Decorus at Space and Company just north of Fitler Square and just west of Rittenhouse Square. Amie Potsic, formerly of Main Line Art Center, and Center For Emerging Visual Artists, has been engaged in the Philadelphia arts for decades and is, as well as a curator, an ...