Arts & Entertainment

Exhibit marks centennial of iconic artist’s birth

Victoria Wyeth (left) and Andrew Wyeth model Helga Testorf preview the exhibition

 “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 ...

 

Art Watch: Art & Jazz plus Clover Market

The Oxford Arts Alliance celebrates "Jazz in the Vineyard" at their wonderful annual Garden Party fundraiser at Galer Estate Winery in Kennett Square this Friday. The Clover Market has a full day explosion of the arts, food and refreshments from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Kennett Square on Sunday.  You have a great art weekend ahead, with "Jazz in the Vineyard" and The ...

 

Art Watch: For the insatiable eye and ear

This weekend, "The Insatiable Eye" opens at Church Street Gallery and also check out "Operation" which is on view through July 28th at the Art Trust at the Meridian Bank.  The first ever Montgomery County Studio tour is also this weekend, Saturday and Sunday. Next week David Katz opens in Coatesville, and Galer Estate Winery hosts the big art/jazz event for The ...

 

Cheers to balloon animals at the Creamery

Are those balloon animals in that wall or have I had one too many beers? Owners of the Creamery in Kennett Square, Dot and Mike Bontrager, are true visionaries who always wanted to include work by local artists in their pop-up beer garden and community gathering space. Every Thursday evening in June, from 5 to 7 p.m., trompe l’oeil (“fool the eye”) artist Robert ...

 

Art Watch: Art Circles Kennett Square

June kicks off with a mammoth art event in Kennett Square this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate the arts and salute the first public art sculpture installation in the town. From the start of State Street all the way to the Creamery on Birch Street, art is happening indoors and out. On Saturday, the beautiful Scarlett Thicket Farm Art Show, at 284 West Street Road ...

 

Antiques Show bursts into bloom

Like a precious spring bud, the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s annual Antiques Show develops from the parent organism, in this case, the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. During the months of the preceding year, layer upon layer of detailed planning forms an organism that duplicates its parent. On Friday morning of Memorial Day Weekend, the antiques show ...

 

Art Watch: Weekend with wine and art

After last weekend's whirlwind art adventure on The Chester County Studio Tour, this week offers some calmer, interesting, compelling discussions about creating and selling art here in Chester County. After looking at so much art all weekend, now is a great week to reflect on it all. Share in captivating art discussions Wednesday and Thursday, and enjoy a delicious ...

 

Chadds Ford Gallery closing

The end of era trend continues. On May 11 it was officially announced that Hank's Place was under new ownership and now the Chadds Ford Gallery is preparing to close its doors for good. The current exhibit, featuring the works of Don Shoffner and Tim Wadsworth, has no official name, but gallery owner Jackie Winther is thinking of it as "The Last Picture Show." There ...

 

Art forger to speak at Winterthur

Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history, will talk about his life as a world-class forger on Friday, May 19, at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Landis will co-host a question-and-answer session with Colette Loll, co-curator of “Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes”, immediately following the 1 pm viewing of Art ...