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Escape winter at Orchid Extravaganza

Orchid Extravaganza to open at Longwood Gardens January 20

Longwood Gardens provides a colorful escape from the winter blues this season during Orchid Extravaganza, running January 20 through March 25. The heated 4-acre conservatory transports guests into a warm oasis featuring thousands of vibrant orchid blooms displayed in extraordinary ways. In addition to the one-of-a-kind horticultural display, Orchid Extravaganza ...

 
 

Mixed Media: Winter exhibitions

I’d like to start off by congratulating anyone who braved the Siberian temperatures last weekend to partake in First Friday activities on their fortitude. I want you on my team if we ever have to adapt to a post-apocalyptic Hunger Games-esque living situation. Now that we’re back to a balmy just-above-freezing temperature, we can resume activity as usual. In Kennett, ...

 

Mark Bowden to read from Hue 1968

Hadley Presents a free book discussion with acclaimed local author Mark Bowden Sunday January 14  at 2 p.m. Bowden, author of best seller Black Hawk Down, will read a passage from his book, Hue 1968:  A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam.  Karl Marlantes of the Wall Street Journal has called this book “an extraordinary feat of journalism.” The website for ...

 

Chocolate: taste and learn

The Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Tavern Talks will kick off its third season on Thursday, February 15th from 7 to 9 p.m. with “Chocolate and Courtship.” If you are looking to bring dating back to the basics – the 300-year-old basics – then you will not want to miss out! Guests will have the opportunity to watch chocolate-making demonstrations by Mars’ American ...

 

Mixed Media: Art start to new year

Happy 2018 from Mixed Media! After a solid week of falling off the face of the planet while eating entirely too much cheese, I can say I’m ready to resume my regularly scheduled programming. There’s a lot to look forward to in 2018. Let’s start with some shows that are already up and running. Wayne Arts Center has two fantastic shows on right now. The highly ...

 

Weymouth: Master of many mediums

Riding the crest of last summer’s visitor tsunami that was Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect, perennial favorite A Brandywine Christmas, the Brandywine River Museum of Art is poised for the next wave of visitors with The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth, which opens on January 27. Sixty-five works in the exhibition demonstrate the breadth of the artist’s ...

 

Mixed Media: 2017 comes to a close

This weeks’ article is a short but sweet one, dedicated to the last call of the fall arts season. Since I won’t be writing you until we are officially in 2018, here’s what’s coming before before year end! The Main Line Arts Center, located Haverford, PA, will be bringing two of their exhibitions to an end in January. The first, in their Welcome Gallery, features the ...

 

Mixed Media: Artist moves west

Video artist Lisa Marie Patzer and I met back in 2009 where she was completing her MFA in Film and Media Arts at Temple University with a friend of mine. She was living in South Philly and had been creating video art and new media pieces since 2001. In fact, I starred in her video “BLOW: Bubbles.” After moving away in 2011, we had lost touch, when I visited Heron ...

 

Art Watch: Stella’s last Dance

"Our Brandywine Roots" opened the First Friday to a packed crowd of art admirers, at Mala Galleria in Kennett Square.  Featured painters include Mark Dance, Karl Kuerner, Robert B. Dance, Robert Dionne, and sculptor Alejandro Lemus. Two of the artists represent another Brandywine tradition of families of artists, father Robert and son Mark Dance. This is the last ...

 

Mixed Media: Solstice season

It may not be typical Hallmark Channel holiday weather yet, but no one is Kennett Square was complaining this past weekend as the warm weather for First Friday Art Stroll and Kennett Holiday Village Market brought out the crowds! In fact, as a diligent worker bee for the event, I can confirm that Holiday Village Market brought out over 1,000 people before noon ...

 

Mixed Media: ‘Brandywine Roots’

Mala Galleria lights up December’s First Friday in Kennett Square with group show, “Brandywine Roots.” This exhibit showcases the work of Mark Dance, Karl Kuerner Jr, and Robert Dionne.  All artists incorporate the Brandywine Valley tradition into their art. Mark Dance will show alongside his father Robert Dance in this upcoming exhibit. “Father and son work toward ...