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Festival of Fountains opens May 7

Festival of Fountains at Longwood Gardens

Jaw-dropping fountains that jet as high as 175 feet, gardens burgeoning with colorful summer blooms, exotic day- and night-blooming waterlilies, towering trees offering shady respite from the summer sun, and live music in the most spectacular outdoor settings. Guests can experience all this and more during Festival of Fountains at Longwood Gardens May 7 through ...

 
 

Mixed Media: May First Friday

Welp. So much for spring. I went from using the heater to swiftly turning on the air conditioner today in my apartment. What happened to the chunk of time when you can let the breeze in and it’s perfect? Oh, that was called Tuesday. Not that I’m complaining! It’s perfect weather for an art stroll and it just so happens that this Friday is the May First Friday. We’ve ...

 

Mixed Media: Outside art

There were so many interesting events last week in the art world. Did you get yourself a tattoo at the Delaware College of Art and Design’s ArtParty? Did you check out the new Gallery DUO in Fairville? By the way, if you weren’t able to make it to their grand opening, their business hours are Sunday through Wednesday by appointment only, Thursday and Friday from 12 ...

 

Mixed Media: Schools of artists

Summer vacation hasn’t started yet, but several art locations are hosting collections of student art from the 2017-2018 school year and you should make your way over to check them out. Here’s a listing of the local offerings, as well as a few other upcoming events. First off, because it’s happening today, April 19, I should mention that the Delaware College of Art ...

 

‘Beam-ing’ impressions at art gallery

According to Barbara Moore of Barbara Moore Fine Art, Jacalyn Beam’s work “just pulls you in.” Friends and admirers of Beam’s art were pulled into Moore’s gallery Wednesday night for Beam’s new exhibit, Impressions. Beam — a plein air impressionist — has been a local and regional favorite for years. Moore said it’s the nature of Beam’s vision that makes her work so ...

 

Tavern Talks: To Market, To Market

 “To market, to market, to buy a fat pig. Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.” At this month’s Tavern Talks on Thursday May 17th from 7 to 9 p.m. we will have plenty of artisans you would have found if you visited any marketplace or town in the 18th century. The marketplace was essential to Colonists stocking up on goods or foods they were not able to make ...

 

Mixed Media: See and hear

This week’s Mixed Media focuses on primarily West Chester and Oxford as a few exhibitions are opening, some closing, and Art Watch will again provide listeners out there with a thoughtful interview on the Greater Philadelphia/Southern Chester County art scene. Let’s get started! Tomorrow, Art Trust in West Chester will host an artist talk in conjunction with the ...

 

Chester County Studio Tour

Art collectors, enthusiasts and novices will have two full days in May to meet some of the best artists in their Chester County studios, observe the creative process and to purchase their distinctive creations. “The Chester County Studio Tour grows in popularity each year and this year will be the best ever,” said Jeff Schaller, artist and show coordinator. “The ...

 

Auditions for live recording at Longwood Gardens

Auditions are open to record live at Longwood Gardens for NPR’s “From the Top” with Host Christopher O’Riley. The hit radio program showcasing America’s best young classical musicians is seeking local talent for its live recording on September 9, 2018 at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The weekly hour-long radio program is heard on WRTI 90.1 FM, ...

 

Here’s looking at you, kid

Brandywine in Black returns for the fifth year on Saturday, April 14 from 5 to 10 p.m. Sparks of gold will pulsate throughout the room as this year’s chosen accent color. Organizers have “rounded up the usual suspects” for the “Casablanca” themed evening and are looking forward to the “beginning of beautiful friendships.” Adding to the fun and excitement of ...

 

Mixed Media: First Friday offerings

For whatever reason, maybe because weather owes us one, it appears we will have a warm day on Friday. So get yourself up and out to the First Friday offerings! I’ll start in my own Kennett Square. Mala Galleria’s show, “Petals & Leaves.” brings together Sarah Yeoman, Doris Davis-Glackin, Frank DePietro, Monique Sarkessian, Jack Giangiulio, Madeleine Kelly, Katie ...