Arts & Entertainment

Longwood ‘From the Top’ on NPR

Longwood Gardens hosted a live recording of National Public Radio’s “From The Top” on Sunday night. It can be heard the week of Nov. 5 on FM station WRTI (90.1). The appearance by the “From The Top” show was part of Longwood’s summer concert series and was moved inside to the ballroom because of rainy weather. The sold-out ballroom, built in 1929 and renovated more ...

 
 

Latest Wyeth exhibit a must-see for fans

The youngest member of the Wyeth dynasty experienced a moment of disbelief as she entered the Stanek Gallery in Philadelphia last week to see more than 20 of her photographs on display. “It seems like this should be an opening for one of my relatives,” said Victoria Browning Wyeth, 39, whose famous kin include her grandfather, Andrew Wyeth; great-grandfather, N.C. ...

 

Mixed Media: Civil rights trifecta

Last week, I went on a field trip to the Delaware Art Museum for their beautiful trifecta show on Civil Rights. The shows, Black Survival Guide: Or How To Live Through A Police Riot, Danny Lyon: Memories of The Southern Civil Rights Movement, and The Montgomery Bus Boycott: Drawings by Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman, are an important part of our 2018 ...

 

‘The life of Andrew Wyeth in bold strokes’

PBS documentary WYETH: the life of Andrew Wyeth in bold strokes airs Friday, September 7, at 10 p.m. The film opens with a close up of Andrew Wyeth’s craggy, weather worn face. As the narrator begins to speak, the camera slowly moves in until we are looking at just Andy’s eyes—crystal blue and piercing—eyes that seem to look into the world, seeing what others do not. ...

 

Mixed Media: Abstract angles

Summer is coming to a close, Labor Day is upon us, and soon enough we’ll have to ban white from our wardrobe as we prepare for fall. Is that a thing? It was a sort of seasonal etiquette that I grew up hearing and now choose to completely ignore. As we near the end of August, a few shows have opened this week. Delaware Art Museum has debuted the next in its Outlook ...

 

World of Wyeths expands in new directions

For years, a member of the Wyeth dynasty believed that the artistic gene had eluded her -- despite substantial evidence to the contrary. Now, with a growing list of accolades, Victoria Browning Wyeth, the granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth, great-granddaughter of N.C. Wyeth, and niece of Jamie Wyeth, will make her gallery debut on Sept. 7 in Philadelphia with an exhibit ...

 

Mixed Media: Call to artists

It’s back to school season! Which means it is also submission and call for entry time for artists. I’d like to start today’s article off by introducing some opportunities and deadlines to artists in the area. First, the much anticipated Fourth Annual National Juried Show with Oxford Art Alliance will be accepting applications through August 31. The deadline has been ...

 

Mixed Media: Art and social media

I hope you had the opportunity to tune in to WCHE 1520AM on Wednesday when I interviewed the new Executive Director for the  Main Line Arts Center, Thomas Scurto-Davis for Art Watch. In preparation for any interview, I write out a script that I follow which contains a series of questions peppered with some fun tidbits. I write more material than needed in case I ...

 

Symphony Under the Stars

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County under the direction of Music Director, Michael Hall, presents Symphony Under The Stars – A Midsummer Night’s Concert.  The concert will be held at Longwood Garden’s Open Air Theatre on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside at Unionville High School Auditorium. Enjoy ...

 

Mixed Media: Art, food and music

Did you make it out to the Connective Art and Music Festival last weekend in Oxford? I stopped in with a few friends for an afternoon filled with art, live music, and overall fun community engagement. As someone who hasn’t spent much time in Oxford, I was pleasantly surprised the lively and enticing energy of the town. First of all, I’d like to give a shout out to ...

 

Longwood Gardens ‘Flowing Water’ documentary to air on WHYY

At the peak of Longwood Gardens’ spectacular 2018 Festival of Fountains season, those throughout the Delaware Valley will get the rare opportunity to learn more about the crown jewel of one of the greatest collections of fountains in our country. Beginning Sunday, August 12 at 6 p.m., WHYY will air Flowing Water, a documentary that follows Longwood’s founder Pierre ...