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Art Watch: ChesCo Tour de force

Chester County Studio Tour 2017

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 ...

 

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 ...