Arts & Entertainment

BRM reopening June 20

The Brandywine River Museum of Art will reopen to the public on Sunday, June 20, with a new special exhibition, Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & War. During its temporary closure, the Museum underwent several facility renovations to the second and third floors, including a complete refurbishment of the restrooms on the second floor — making them fully ADA ...

 
 

Local glassblower shares her passion

In a hot studio in Toughkenamon, Rachael Calderin leans towards a fiery furnace as she heats the glass on the end of her pipe to the right temperature for blowing air into the molten glass. Two customers stand by to participate in creating their own unique glass ornament at WGK Glass Art’s event – “Design Your Own Spring Ornament.” “Glassmaking is much more involved ...

 

Art Live: Fresh takes on tradition

Think you’ve seen it all when it comes to the Brandywine tradition of painting? The new exhibition at The Art Trust is out to prove you haven’t. The gallery is currently hosting two art professors from West Chester University with a show cheekily titled “Bridges, Barns & Cows, Oh My!”. Kristopher Benedict and Kate Stewart offer their unique perspectives in ...

 

Longwood Gardens announces Fireworks & Fountains

Longwood Gardens announced today that its Fireworks & Fountains Shows will return this summer with six new awe-inspiring shows. The summer lineup includes: Spirit of America Saturday, July 3 at 9:15 pm (Tickets on sale June 1 at 10 am) Celebrate the unbreakable soul of America with selections inspired by the spirit of the country felt in the 1700s to World War II ...

 

A year of new events for CFHS

Saturday's spring festival and art show for the Chadds Ford Historical Society was as much a celebration and a hope for renewal as it was an art show and fundraiser. The event was held at Thornbury Farm, owned by Randell Spackman, who is also the Historical Society president. "I think this turned out successfully," Spackman said. "There are great people out here, and ...

 

Uptown plans new season with new air system

With an eye on resuming live performances this summer, Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center has been looking at technology. Uptown! has completed the installation of an iWave Air Purification System in all areas of the historic theater in West Chester to create a healthier environment for returning patrons. The theater is planning a couple of shows in June and July ...

 

Art Live: Focus on women

This May, Mother’s Day wasn’t the only day on the calendar slated to celebrate women. On May 15th and 16th Scarlett Thicket Farm in Kennett , is celebrating the art of four women. Katee Boyle’s Scarlett Forge Studio is situated on the property and Boyle is hosting fellow artists Leah Wells, Lauren E. Peters and this columnist. Be prepared to see an eclectic array of ...

 

Art Live: CCAA re-opening

Exciting news about Chester County Art Association’s (CCAA) re-opening was announced in March, and now the time is near. CCAA will open its doors just in time for Mother’s Day with an exhibition titled “VIEW” featuring the artists of the Chesco Studio Tour. County Studio Tour (CST) has partnered with CCAA to connect with all the patrons of Chester County before the ...

 

Art Live: Open studio tour

Eleven years ago, two artists opened their Chester County studio doors to the public. They both invited five other artists to share their spaces thereby increasing the likelihood of people popping in to take a look. The idea was to create a unique experience to connect artists with their community. It worked. People stopped in, they made new connections with friends ...

 

Festival of Fountains opens at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens today announced its summer Festival of Fountains season will run May 6 through September 26 featuring lively fountain performances daily, acres of blooming gardens, treehouses to explore, and shady groves lined with towering trees. As the sun sets, Longwood’s Main Fountain Garden presents its popular Illuminated Fountain Performances Thursday through ...

 

Art Live: Collective at the Casino

Several years ago a gamble paid off when the “Art 504 Creative Collective” partnered with Harrah’s Philadelphia in Chester and began hanging art there. Open to members and non-members alike, their latest exhibition went up last week and is ready for viewing. Located on the second floor of the casino in a prominent hallway, it brings together an eclectic collection of ...