Arts & Entertainment

The Legendary Art of Pysanky

“Far off in the mountains . . . there is a terrible demon. If the envoys tell him that the people are poor and argue among themselves, the demon rejoices and laughs so hard that the mountains shake, loosening his chains. If the envoys tell him that the people live well and in harmony, the demon becomes very angry, scowls, and the chains squeeze his evil flesh all the ...

 
 

Winterthur, Kennedy and gingerbread

Winterthur’s Yuletide Tour this year includes a 6-foot-long edible gingerbread house made to coincide with Winterthur’s Jackie Kennedy exhibit — Jacqueline Kennedy and H.F. du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House. The house, commissioned by Winterthur is a replica of the du Pont family house and follows the Kenney tradition of having gingerbread at the White ...

 

50 Years of “Wow!” at the Brandywine Railroad

For the last two weeks, I have asked each person I met what they know about the Brandywine Railroad at the Brandywine Museum of Art. Without fail, their eyes light up and a smile appears—even from people who only visited once over four decades ago. From the two-year-old who simply yelled “TRAINS!” to longtime visitors in their eighties, their memories bring instant ...

 

UHS Art Gala back live

It’s been three years since the annual Unionville High School Art Gala has been held in person. But it came back this weekend and artist liaison Diane Micklin is glad it’s back. Because of the reaction to COVID, this is the first in-person gala since 2019. “It’s great having fresh new faces, traditional art but with a fresh new look. I’m happy we’re back in person,” ...

 

Passion for Place at Gallery 222

The heart of art is passion—for the subjects being painted, the landscapes shown, the medium, and for art itself. Beyond that passion lies the history of not just the artist, but the tradition in which they have worked and lived. All of this combines to create scenes both familiar and new to entice the viewer into looking for more than meets the eye. This feeling is ...

 

UHS art gala this weekend

The Unionville High School Art Gala is this weekend and UHS senior Elissa Stoop has been selected as the 2022 Senior Student Featured Artist. Local artist and Student Art Show Committee member Sarah Snyder-Dinsel said, “I am constantly amazed at the high caliber of artwork created by UHS students. It is such a pleasure to view their pieces, and our selection of one ...

 

November Art Roundup

Art events are in full swing throughout the region! Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and explore all the exhibitions, fests, and fairs this November in the Brandywine Valley. Check websites and social media for updated health and safety measures for each venue. Is there anything better than rambling through a big old building full of treasures? Aston Mill ...

 

Art and Community at Aston Mill Arts

Good energy oozes from every brick and stone at Aston Mill Arts. It could come from the space itself, full of large windows, bright light, and ceilings high enough for those giant skeletons currently taking over lawns to stretch tall in. It could come from the decades of art that has been made there, ever since it was originally partially converted into artist ...

 

UHS Art Gala turns 46

Unionville High School Art Gala celebrates its 46th year. The annual art show and sale, to be held Nov. 11 and 12 at Unionville High School, showcases local working artists, Unionville High School Alumni, and current UHS student artists. In addition to beautiful artwork, there is live music to entertain and delicious desserts to enjoy. Funds raised will benefit the ...

 

Not That Brandywine Tradition

The first few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown were a time of sudden change for everyone. New routines had to be created on the fly, daily challenges overcome, and disruptions creatively solved. Teachers and students at every level turned to technology and ingenuity to continue their lessons. But what happens when your entire practice is hands-on, not just in ...

 

Simple Lines, Complex Works: Armando Veve

Art passes our eyes more times a day than most of us realize. It is used to inspire, sell, distract, and convince. Sometimes it is easy to let it just wash over our consciousness, consume it without intent. That is one of the values of dedicated gallery spaces: the chance to experience art intentionally, carefully, thoughtfully. The Infinite Page: Drawings by Armando ...