Arts & Entertainment

Art Watch: Artist of the month

Flower arrangement by Philip Jamison at Mala Galleria

Celebrated West Chester artist Philip Jamison is the star of two important exhibitions this month, a retrospective show at Mala Galleria in Kennett Square, and his paintings are also featured significantly this Saturday in a live auction of the art collection of John L. Hall, at Chester County Art Association.  Possibly no other living artist today has played such ...

 
 

No ordinary mum

At Longwood, we take ordinary plants and grow them in extraordinary ways. Nothing showcases this more than the arrival of our Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum. This year, this single plant features 1,443 perfectly arranged blooms, one of the largest ever grown outside of Asia. Come experience this and thousands of other colorful mums grown in extraordinary ways. ...

 

Last chance to see Illuminated Fountains

Don't miss final two weekends of October fun at Longwood Gardens! Last chance to see Illuminated Fountain Performances, Pumpkin Playground, and Lanterns. Catch them before they’re gone! Take in one last Illuminated Fountain Performance and see lanterns aglow in our Conservatory the remaining Friday and Saturday evenings in October. During the day stop by our ...

 

Art Watch: Meet the artists

Rev up your engines and sync your google maps and prepare to explore the arts from the 51 artists at 19 studio locations showing throughout Delaware County this weekend! Most everyone knows about the Chester County Studio Tour which is now a blockbuster May event every year, but the Delaware County Studio Tour is still getting its sea legs, as it is just in its ...

 

Popping up at the Brandywine

In the middle of Brandywine River Museum’s first pop-up exhibit is a painting titled “Red Shift.” At first glance, it is a giant red circle on canvas, set on the floor in the middle of the room. But look closer and you’ll see the different layers of red, some lighter, some darker. In the cosmos, said artist Ana Vizcarra Rankin, this is what you would see when a light ...

 

Darlington parties way back to school

A crowd close to one hundred gathered at Darlington Arts Center for their Annual Back to School Arts Party on Saturday, October 7. “The event is designed to build community through the arts and was an outstanding success,” said Darlington’s Executive Director Eric Carter Thompson. Attendees had opportunities to collaborate on a large mural and also create individual ...

 

For anti-cancer fundraiser, grape expectations

On the heels of Chester County Day, Chester County Hospital has a second fall ritual on tap this weekend: the 26th Annual Wine Festival. The hospital is hoping that area oenophiles will gather at the Dilworthtown Inn in Birmingham Township on Sunday, Oct. 15, to help put a cork in cancer. Attendees will be able to stroll the grounds of the historic restaurant and ...

 

High marks for ‘highwatermarks’ at BRM

When you think of the Brandywine River, you might imagine canoeists making their way downstream, or children frolicking in the water on a hot day or the beautiful vistas that surround it. You don’t immediately think of mushroom houses, or other industry, or of drinking water for the city of Wilmington. Yet the creator of Brandywine River Museum’s first video ...

 

Art Watch: Visual treats

While all over Chester County there are wonderful gallery and museum art shows and events happening all week long, this weekend head north to the Wayne Art Center, The Main Line Art Center and Malvern's Gallery 222 for a wide variety of visual treats and artist receptions.  On Saturday, take the opportunity to visit the experimental contemporary art exhibition space ...

 

Symphony listens to Beatles, gets back

The Kennett Symphony took a cue from The Beatles and has gotten back to where it once belonged. At least its office has done that. About six years ago, the symphony moved its office from 206 E. State Street in Kennett Square, down one block to 106 E. State Street. According to Paul Merluzzi, chairman of the symphony board, that was a mistake. "People thought we were ...

 

Longwood Gardens sets record attendance

Longwood Gardens, one of the great gardens of the world and the most visited public garden in America, today announced record attendance of 1,530,237 visitors for fiscal year 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 20, 2017), representing a 15.7% increase over the previous year. “We are thrilled to achieve this record attendance,” said Paul B. Redman, Longwood Gardens ...