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Art Watch: Weekend with wine and art

Jill Beech and Helen Mason at Oxford Arts Alliance

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 ...

 

Art Watch: ChesCo Tour de force

The hugely anticipated art event of the year is here. The Chester County Studio Tour is this weekend Saturday and Sunday.  This year an astonishing 179 artists are showing and selling their artwork in 72 art studio locations throughout Chester County Saturday May 20th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and finishing up the next day Sunday from May 21st 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This ...

 

Art Watch: Be inspired!

With the flurry of First Friday art openings behind us and The Chester County Studio Tour just over a week away, many artists you know are in a creative panic as they get art ready for the studio tour and organize works for throughout the summer months. Some artists are using the Studio Tour as an opportunity to create works "outside the box" of their traditional ...

 

Art Watch: Walk the Walk

This weekend marks some terrific "First Friday" gallery openings, from the Delaware County, Chester County through to Wilmington, but the biggest art event of the weekend is the West Chester Spring Gallery Walk which happens this Friday May 5 from 5 to 9 p.m.  All up and down the streets of West Chester, businesses will open mini pop up gallery shows for local ...

 

Gala caps 50th anniversary celebration weekend

The more than 600 guests who came to the Brandywine Conservancy & River Museum’s “Frolic in the Garden” Gala Saturday evening might have thought they had somehow stepped into another dimension and arrived at the Philadelphia Flower Show. Stoney Bank Nurseries transformed the Museum courtyard into a floral delight with displays throughout. A billboard-sized image ...

 

A taste of wine and art at Galer Estate

Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery in Kennett Square PA, is saying "Cheers" to The Chester County Studio Tour with pop-up art shows occurring on most every open day during Spring and Summer.  These exciting shows will feature a different local artist's work every weekend. Galer Estate Winery is open Thursday through Sunday during the Spring and Summer months, and ...

 

Art Watch: Songbirds and Cupcakes

For the last weekend in April, local galleries around town will be taking down their April shows. This week I am highlighting the April show of Gallery 222 in Malvern, but there are also terrific shows now all over our area that are too numerable to list. Many are all closing this weekend in preparation for First Friday openings of exciting new shows in May. Gallery ...

 

Art Watch: Art on Earth Day

Friday April 21 The Oxford Arts Alliance celebrates Earth Day with an exhibition that is a delight to the senses "Living Art." The opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. and the show continues through May 12th. Also celebrating Earth Day this week is Street Road Artist's Space, at 725 Street Road in Cochranville, with interesting discussions and artistic explorations ...

 

Art Watch: Two mills on the Brandywine

American art is on exhibit at two mills along the Brandywine, Hoffman’s and Breck’s mill. The former mill became the Brandywine River Museum of Art, and the later became the home of Somerville Manning Gallery. The museum and gallery each have two exhibits running in April which compliment each other. Somerville Manning Gallery is currently featuring ...