Arts & Entertainment

Mixed Media: Art and social media

Iphone by Adam Chau at Main Line Art Center

I hope you had the opportunity to tune in to WCHE 1520AM on Wednesday when I interviewed the new Executive Director for the  Main Line Arts Center, Thomas Scurto-Davis for Art Watch. In preparation for any interview, I write out a script that I follow which contains a series of questions peppered with some fun tidbits. I write more material than needed in case I ...

 
 

Symphony Under the Stars

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County under the direction of Music Director, Michael Hall, presents Symphony Under The Stars – A Midsummer Night’s Concert.  The concert will be held at Longwood Garden’s Open Air Theatre on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside at Unionville High School Auditorium. Enjoy ...

 

Mixed Media: Art, food and music

Did you make it out to the Connective Art and Music Festival last weekend in Oxford? I stopped in with a few friends for an afternoon filled with art, live music, and overall fun community engagement. As someone who hasn’t spent much time in Oxford, I was pleasantly surprised the lively and enticing energy of the town. First of all, I’d like to give a shout out to ...

 

Longwood Gardens ‘Flowing Water’ documentary to air on WHYY

At the peak of Longwood Gardens’ spectacular 2018 Festival of Fountains season, those throughout the Delaware Valley will get the rare opportunity to learn more about the crown jewel of one of the greatest collections of fountains in our country. Beginning Sunday, August 12 at 6 p.m., WHYY will air Flowing Water, a documentary that follows Longwood’s founder Pierre ...

 

Mixed Media: Unofficial art loop

Thunderstorms threaten our last First Friday of the summer,  that’s to be expected yet not necessarily delivered upon.  Also the Wilmington Art Loop is taking a summer hiatus but that isn’t stopping the Wilmington area from celebrating local art this Friday. Prevail, we will! Weather and summer slump be damned! Stop by between 5 and 9 p.m.  to check out myriad ...

 

Uptown! presents ‘Changing Minds the Musical’

Talented Middle and High School age actors are seriously rehearsing Changing Minds the Musical, a screwball comedy for a new generation. It’s a family friendly show that offers something funny and familiar for all who have experienced the social scene of the average school. At Playa Sola High School, it’s business as usual – the jocks, geeks, popular kids, etc., all ...

 

NPR is coming to Longwood Gardens

NPR’s hit show From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WRTI 90.1 FM  on Sundays at 3 p.m., will come to the Open Air Theatre at Longwood Gardens to record a radio broadcast on Sunday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. Special guest host pianist Peter Dugan will accompany and interview extraordinary young classical musicians from across the ...

 

Winterthur After Hours to feature music and guided strolls

On Aug. 2, Winterthur After Hours will present live music by Buffalo Chip & The Heard, a beer garden, guided garden walks, and tram tours of the Follies garden exhibition. Buffalo Chip & The Heard, a Delaware-based acoustic trio which covers everything from bluegrass to jazz, will perform at the Reflecting Pool from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Cost for admission is: $10 ...

 

Mixed Media: Far and near

I’m going to start off today’s article by bringing up an art event in Seattle. Why, you ask? Greenville gallery, Somerville Manning, will be there for the Seattle Art Fair on August 2nd through the 8th. I lived in Seattle for a few years, wrote art coverage there as well, and am heart warmed to see the intersection of the Brandywine Valley and the Emerald City. While ...

 

Mixed Media: Summer exhibitions

We may be in between First Friday’s but there’s plenty going on to  fill your schedule. Let’ see what’s upcoming. The Brandywine River Art Museum just unveiled their new exhibition: The Serious and The Smirk: Portraits from The Collection. This exhibition explores the genre of portraiture and its varied uses. The clever title of the exhibition comes from a Charles ...

 

Mixed Media: Nature and art

Welcome back to Mixed Media after a little midsummer hiatus! I hope everyone enjoyed their Independence Day celebrations and have successfully digested all of that potato salad and recovered from any fireworks related injuries. We’ve got a few events coming up. Thursday, July 19, Art Trust in West Chester will be hosting the artist talk for their current exhibition, ...