Arts & Entertainment

Art Watch: Colors, photographs and frames

Image by Lin Tan, CCAA Show

Two new shows at Chester County Art Association open to the public with artist receptions this Thursday, February 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.  "Color Obsession" is a non-juried, multi-medium art show all about color. The second show detailed below is the much anticipated "Portraiture" fine photography show by the Time Light Art group. Further afield, The Oxford Arts Alliance ...

 
 

New path for new gallery exhibit

“Passages,” the new exhibit at the Chadds Ford Gallery, is a little off the old beaten path of the gallery’s traditional fare. As gallery Director Barbara Moore said, “It’s not buckets, barns and daisies.” The exhibit depicts various means and ways of travel and motion featuring the works of multiple artists including local painters Karl Kuerner, Jacalyn Beam, ...

 

Art Watch: Look and listen

Update: Opening at Gallery 222 has been changed to Friday February 10 because of weather. Art discussions, reviews and demonstrations are all the rage now at most of the local art galleries and museums. They are a great chance to hear artists talk about their work and to enter into lively discussions about art, materials, and any other art related questions or ...

 

‘From Homer to Hopper’ opens Feb. 25 at BRM

Fifty-four paintings by Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Thomas Eakins, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, Horace Pippin, Maurice Prendergast, John Sloan, and many others that reflect the rich diversity of style and expression in American art created between 1870 and 1950 will be on view at the Brandywine River ...

 

Fountains scheduled to reopen

The crown jewel of the most significant fountain collection in North America, Longwood’s Main Fountain Garden rivals the magnificent fountains of Europe with its beauty and ingenious application of leading-edge technologies and design. The Garden will premiere with a Summer of Spectacle delighting visitors with incredible fountain shows, fireworks, tours and programs ...

 

Art Watch: Playing games

First Friday is always exciting as it heralds in new art shows for the month and usually entertains us with fun, free, and friendly artist receptions that involve food, wine and lots of lively conversation. The most unusual new art show by far, very far, is the "Twister" exhibition opening at The Art Trust on West Market  Street in West Chester. In Kennett Square, ...

 

Art Watch: Storytelling and the artistic spirit

West Chester University's  John H. Baker Gallery will be celebrating a lifetime of encouraging the artistic spirit with the exhibition "Art Spirit and Beyond."  The exhibition will include works by artist Karl Kuerner and 50 other of his more than 500 students from over the past 30 years. "My goal is not to teach, but to let them paint."  Kuerner says that when he ...

 

Art Watch: New gallery owner for the new year

Megan Umbs and her father David recently purchased the iconic Longwood Art Gallery that has been a fixture at 200 E. State Street in Kennett Square for almost 12 years. While the gallery will continue to exhibit the traditional landscape paintings, owner Megan Umbs wants to shake it up a bit and also bring in a contemporary, eclectic mix of artists and media.  This ...

 

Kennett Flash, KSQJazz in new partnership

This Thursday Night, Jan. 19, is the first in a new monthly Jazz Series, presented on the third Thursday of the month, curated by a new partnership between KSQJazz and The Kennett Flash. The first concert in the series features The Hot Club Of Philadelphia, a "Gypsy Jazz" group in the style of Hot Club of France, which was founded in 1934 and active until 1948, which ...

 

BVC welcomes composer Will Todd to UHS

Renowned composer Will Todd will join the Brandywine Valley Chorus and members of the Unionville High School Choir and Jazz Band in a special performance of his music on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Unionville High. Todd will accompany the singers on piano at the 7:30 pm concert, entitled “Will Todd: Amazing Grace.” “We are honored to welcome a composer of Will Todd’s ...

 

Uptown! Performing Arts Center opening soon

The scent of wet paint and the racket of drills, hammers and saws will soon be replaced with the smell of greasepaint and the roar of the crowd at the old armory on 226 N. High Street in West Chester. The three-story building was a beehive of activity on a recent snowy day as electricians, carpenters, painters and plasterers worked feverishly to prepare the ...