Arts & Entertainment

Jonathan Beech Memorial Concert to be held April 7

The Eleventh Annual Jonathan Beech Memorial Concert will take place on Saturday, April 7, at 2:00 P.M. in the Kennett High School Auditorium, 100 E. South Street in Kennett Square.  The beneficiary of this year’s event is the Neuro-Oncology Division of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the hospital where Jonathan received four years of outstanding care and ...

 
 

Mixed Media: Wintering through spring

Happy Spring! Frankly, I’m a little disappointed with the decreased precipitation estimates. If my spring is going to act like winter, it better act wintery as all get out. I demand two feet or more at this point. We will get through this, Chester County. In fact, we have some things to look forward to, once you dig yourself out of the fourth igloo in the last month. ...

 

Mixed Media: Pi around town

Happy 3.1415926 or Pi Day! If there’s ever a day to explain away ordering an entire pizza for yourself, it would be today. So, I say, take full advantage! While you’re doing that, I’ll tell you a little bit about what’s going on in the arts this week and next week. This Friday, Church Street Gallery will debut a new exhibition of Margo Allman’s work entitled, ...

 

Splender springs at Longwood Gardens

The splendor of spring emerges at Longwood Gardens March 31 to May 6. Enjoy hundreds of lush acres featuring burgeoning gardens of daffodils, tulips, azaleas, wisteria, and more, while flowering magnolias and cherry trees color the landscape. Indoors, lilies, delphiniums, echium, and hydrangeas take center stage, filling the Conservatory with fragrance and color. ...

 

Mixed Media: Comfort in the storm

Welcome to the second snowstorm in the last week for the Chester County region!  I am practicing my “hygge” as I watch the flakes steadily pour down and stick to the ground this morning. If you haven’t heard of the term, hygge is the Danish term for “cozy” and it’s a lifestyle in their country. Small pleasures that keep the winter blues at bay such as soft pajamas, ...

 

Super Bowl prize to be unveiled

The outcome of what may be the most revolutionary Super Bowl bet ever made will be presented in the hometown of the victorious Philadelphia Eagles beginning March 7, when one of Boston’s most distinctive patriots makes a striking appearance in the American Galleries of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. At 12:30 p.m., the Museum will “unveil” a painting from the ...

 

Wyeth-Ruskin exhibit to open

"Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating," wrote British critic and artist John Ruskin. Nearly one hundred years later, Brandywine Valley artist Andrew Wyeth advised artists to simply, "hold a mirror up to nature. Don't overdo it, don't underdo it." Even though Ruskin came of age during the Industrial Revolution, and Wyeth after ...

 

Mixed Media: March into spring

The old adage “In like a lion, out like a lamb,” may be appropriate for the progression of spring weather in these parts, but in the art world it’s reverse. Although we have a quiet March First Friday, there will be more offerings as the temperatures rise! We do have some openings, however, so let’s start in Kennett Square. Mala Galleria will be hosting a reception ...

 

Wyeth on Wyeth in West Chester

Victoria Wyeth painted a unique picture of her famous grandfather and uncle Monday night, using paintings, photographs, and stories to illustrate another side to Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. “I want you to stop thinking of them as just artists,” Wyeth, Andrew Newell Wyeth’s only granddaughter and Jamie Browning Wyeth’s niece, said at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts ...

 

Mixed Media: Spring breaks early

Ah, this week marks 2018’s first official trailer for the spring season with Tuesday and Wednesdays 70 degree weather and spots of sun! Although I’m usually an indoor cat, I found myself sprawling on the lawn at Longwood Gardens yesterday, trying to soak in some vitamin D, knowing I’ll probably have to store it for another month and half before spring weather really ...

 

Mixed Media: Portraits unveiled

This column usually focuses on regional art news, but I’d like to start this column by applauding the new presidential portraits unveiled this week. I know, I know, politics are not a subject to bring up in mixed company, but the art that memorializes the history of our country lives in a different realm and one that deserves of its’ own reviews. Former President ...