Arts & Entertainment

Art Live: Online and in gallery

Online and in her studio-gallery in Phoenixville, Teresa Haag is passionate about her art and engaging with her community.  In a recent interview, she spoke about her journey, becoming a gallerist, the upcoming exhibition Unwrap an Original which is a sneak peek for the online project 25 Days of Minis. Haag has had a lot of success as an artist. When asked how she ...

 
 

Art Live: Gallery supports community

Liz Ruff is a tireless arts advocate in West Chester. She leads the Art Trust in its mission to support its local community as president of the board.  Her work in the arts began many years ago. An engineer by trade with a B.S. degree from Penn State, her passion for art led her to take numerous art courses over the years. After a long stint in business, she kept her ...

 

Unionville Art Gala celebrates 44th year

Unionville High School’s annual Art Gala is set for Nov 15 and 16 at the school. The art show and sale showcases local working artists, UHS Alumni, and current Unionville High School student artists. In addition to the artwork, there is live music to entertain and great food to enjoy. The Unionville High School Art Gala strives to include a variety of artists  — both ...

 

Art Live: See art created

Several exhibitions are opening this week. In fact, a whole lot of exhibitions and events featuring smaller works will be opening between now and December. It’s the time of year when many artists offer smaller pieces from their collections. If you still haven’t taken the plunge but are mulling over the idea of starting a collection for yourself or a friend, now is ...

 

New exhibit at Barbara Moore Fine Art

A new exhibit at Barbara Moore Fine Art in Chadds Ford features the works of Signe Sundberg-Hall and Carol Mangano. According to Moore, the exhibit — The Nearby Wild -Impressionistic — is “a good mix of Carol’s vibrancy and Signe’s softness. They don’t compete. Yin and yang work together.” Sundberg-Hall, whose palette is soft, works landscapes that she refers to as ...

 

Art Live: Fine art at Vinewoods Forge

I had the great fortune to visit with artist Rob Sigafoos at his studio in Brandywine on Sunday. A sculptor and fine craftsman, he makes pieces comprised of metal, wood and stone. Sigafoos lives with his wife and two dogs on the campus of Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square. Just getting to his home and studio is a treat for the senses. It is tucked back ...

 

Art Live: ‘Plein Air Brandywine Valley’

This week, plein air painters are taking it to the streets and beyond. If you aren’t familiar with the term, it is a French expression that means “in the open air”. It’s used by artists who paint outdoors to capture a view in natural light. This style of painting was developed in France in the mid-19th century and is still wildly popular today around the world. ...

 

East meets west at Longwood Gardens

Guests snapped pictures on their cellphones, servers carrying trays with exotic hors d’oevres slipped through groups of excitedly chatting people, refreshment bars were at every turn, gourmet chefs at buffet stations served a variety of unique dishes, and heads swiveled in all directions looking at breathtaking floral displays. The event was the cocktail reception of ...

 

Art Live: ‘Present Tense 2019’

Craft will be front and center in Philadelphia later this week. American Craft Council (ACC) is coming to town and CraftNOW is hosting its conference "Present Tense 2019." Leaders in the field from around the country will assemble from Wednesday, Oct. 10th to Saturday, Oct. 12th at the Loews Hotel. If you have an interest in works made of natural materials like clay, ...

 

Fairy tales with cultural slants at BRM

Just about everyone knows the stories of “Cinderella” and the “Three Little Pigs,” but are the stories exactly the same in all parts of the world? The short answer is “no” and a new exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art drives that point home. Cinderella & Co. — Three Fairy Tales Reimagined takes the audience on an international journey showing how the ...

 

Review: Life is a ‘Cabaret’ in West Chester

The popular Broadway musical takes on new life in West Chester thanks to the Resident Theater Co. The show highlights the strong performing repertoire of the actors and musicians who bring the John Van Druten play to life. When you think of “Cabaret,” Liza Minelli and Joel Grey come to mind ... but only until you see RTC’s version. Adriana Millbrath and Jesse ...