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A taste of wine and art at Galer Estate

Galer Estate pop up show artists, preview of Chester County Studio Tour

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 ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: Mozart, Mendelssohn and Mimi

The concert of the Kennett Symphony Orchestra at Longwood Gardens on Sunday evening, April 2 was more than a concert. It was a festival for the ears, eyes, nose and soul as well, the perfect experience to bring one out of the doldrums of winter. The evening’s experience started as the audience was invited to walk to the conservatory in the warm colors of a ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: A very personal experience with Mendelssohn

Orchestral music wasn’t meant to be played in giant concert halls.We weren’t meant to see it from a distance of 200 feet from the last balcony, peering at tiny musicians through opera glasses and hearing amplified music through giant speakers. Just as one views a sculpting or a fine oil painting in a museum, music is personal, it is intimate. It is meant to be ...

 

Art Watch: Full Circle

With so many exciting art openings this Friday April 7th, it will be hard to choose which reception to attend!  Before the weekend starts up, you might want to go to The Brandywine River Museum of Art this Wednesday evening to attend Phillips Collection Curator Susan Frank's discussion of the history of the art at The Philips Collection in Washington DC. This special ...

 

Guest bartenders serve Andy’s Potion

It was not Mike Connolly’s first time behind the Brandywine Brewing Company bar for a Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Guest Bartender Night, but it was his first time as the Society’s executive director. Connolly, along with popular celebrity bartender Victoria Wyeth and others, took orders from the crowd to support the Society. 100% of their tips were donated to ...

 

Around Town March 30

• On Saturday, April 1, the Mill at Anselma will open for the 2017 season. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Memorial Day. Expanded hours Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. from June 1 through Labor Day. Weekends only after Labor Day through Dec. 9. New this year: tours of the Mill will also include the Spring House and the historic ...

 

Art Watch: Clay, Monty, Mendelssohn and more

The major art event of the week is happening this Saturday April 1st at the Wayne Art Center with openings for two major ceramic shows. The Wayne Art Center, located at 413 Maplewood Avenue in Wayne Pennsylvania, hosts "Ceramic Innovations" with 60+ ceramic artists selected by artist Chris Gustin.  Also opening is "Essential Earth" an invitational ceramics exhibition ...

 

Local art presence strong at CFES

While there were artists from all over, local artists and history were strong at this year's Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Sale and Show. That art history, as one would expect, shows the influence of the Wyeth Family. It was Betsy Wyeth, the wife of Andrew and the mother of Jamie, who started the event in 1948. But that legacy continues through other artists, and ...