Arts & Entertainment

Mixed Media: Schools of artists

Sculpture by Lele Galer at the "Art of the Forge" exhibit

Summer vacation hasn’t started yet, but several art locations are hosting collections of student art from the 2017-2018 school year and you should make your way over to check them out. Here’s a listing of the local offerings, as well as a few other upcoming events. First off, because it’s happening today, April 19, I should mention that the Delaware College of Art ...

 
 

‘Beam-ing’ impressions at art gallery

According to Barbara Moore of Barbara Moore Fine Art, Jacalyn Beam’s work “just pulls you in.” Friends and admirers of Beam’s art were pulled into Moore’s gallery Wednesday night for Beam’s new exhibit, Impressions. Beam — a plein air impressionist — has been a local and regional favorite for years. Moore said it’s the nature of Beam’s vision that makes her work so ...

 

Tavern Talks: To Market, To Market

 “To market, to market, to buy a fat pig. Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.” At this month’s Tavern Talks on Thursday May 17th from 7 to 9 p.m. we will have plenty of artisans you would have found if you visited any marketplace or town in the 18th century. The marketplace was essential to Colonists stocking up on goods or foods they were not able to make ...

 

Mixed Media: See and hear

This week’s Mixed Media focuses on primarily West Chester and Oxford as a few exhibitions are opening, some closing, and Art Watch will again provide listeners out there with a thoughtful interview on the Greater Philadelphia/Southern Chester County art scene. Let’s get started! Tomorrow, Art Trust in West Chester will host an artist talk in conjunction with the ...

 

Chester County Studio Tour

Art collectors, enthusiasts and novices will have two full days in May to meet some of the best artists in their Chester County studios, observe the creative process and to purchase their distinctive creations. “The Chester County Studio Tour grows in popularity each year and this year will be the best ever,” said Jeff Schaller, artist and show coordinator. “The ...

 

Auditions for live recording at Longwood Gardens

Auditions are open to record live at Longwood Gardens for NPR’s “From the Top” with Host Christopher O’Riley. The hit radio program showcasing America’s best young classical musicians is seeking local talent for its live recording on September 9, 2018 at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The weekly hour-long radio program is heard on WRTI 90.1 FM, ...

 

Here’s looking at you, kid

Brandywine in Black returns for the fifth year on Saturday, April 14 from 5 to 10 p.m. Sparks of gold will pulsate throughout the room as this year’s chosen accent color. Organizers have “rounded up the usual suspects” for the “Casablanca” themed evening and are looking forward to the “beginning of beautiful friendships.” Adding to the fun and excitement of ...

 

Mixed Media: First Friday offerings

For whatever reason, maybe because weather owes us one, it appears we will have a warm day on Friday. So get yourself up and out to the First Friday offerings! I’ll start in my own Kennett Square. Mala Galleria’s show, “Petals & Leaves.” brings together Sarah Yeoman, Doris Davis-Glackin, Frank DePietro, Monique Sarkessian, Jack Giangiulio, Madeleine Kelly, Katie ...

 

Follies exhibition opens April 1

Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden outdoor exhibition is on view at Winterthur starting April 1, 2018.  Visitors may explore by foot on a leisurely walk or on the garden tram. Thirteen fantastic structures—from a Gothic-inspired tower and an Ottoman tent to American summerhouses and a faerie cottage—await exploration in Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the ...

 

Mixed Media: Made of steel

Last Friday,  Pennsylvania Made of Steel exhibition held a reception at The Hill School Center for the Arts. The drive to The Hill School set the stage for the exhibition, which paid homage to the steel industry either directly, through Grutzka’s industrialist city scapes depicting the smokestacks of the steel mills, or indirectly through the use of steel as a medium ...

 

Free talk to focus on famed guitar company

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, area residents can get an insider view of one of America’s most renowned guitar companies, courtesy of the Hadley Fund. Dick Boak, who retired recently from the C. F. Martin Guitar Company after more than 41 years, will discuss his background, which included stints as a bohemian illustrator, musician, luthier woodworker, dumpster-diving ...