Art Watch: First Friday and much, much more

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times First Friday this July 7th kicks off with brand new exhibits from Kennett Square Pennsylvania to Elkton Maryland, as well as artist demonstrations at local galleries. Blockbuster museum shows, including “Andrew Wyeth-In Retrospect” at the Brandywine River Museum of Art and “The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner” at The Delaware...

Art Watch: An exciting weekend of art

From steel sculpture in Chester Springs to Plein Air painting in Malvern, something for everyone By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This weekend offers a fun opportunity to enjoy a beautiful Chester County weekend of art, from Lisa Fedon’s Open Studio sale, to Ivystone Studio in Downingtown and a Plein Air competition at Gallery 222 in Malvern. Metal sculptor Lisa Fedon will be opening up her...

TCHS students show off art at Exton Mall

TCHS Brandywine Commercial & Graphic Arts senior Zyonna Boykin stands next to the work she submitted for the 2017 Commercial & Graphic Arts Senior Exhibit. DOWNINGTOWN — Commercial & Graphic Arts students at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus are offering the public an insight into their creative talents. For the second year in a row, TCHS Brandywine seniors partnered...

Art Watch: ‘Marching’ into a busy local art schedule

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Three great shows are opening this Friday, March 10th, and it might be a difficult choice for art lovers! The 8th Annual Radley Run Art Show start this Friday night, from 6-10pm and continues Saturday from 10am-3pm at the beautiful Radley Run Country Club in West Chester. Church Street Gallery in West Chester opens a new solo show with phenomenal landscape painter...

Art Watch: When myth is most becoming

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times March kicks off with first Friday art gallery openings all over Chester County, and my favorite pick is at Mala Galleria in Kennett Square where allegorical painter Rachel Romano has a solo show “True North” throughout March, with an opening artist reception this Friday March 3 from 6-9pm at the gallery at 206 East State Street in Kennett Square. The...

Art Watch: Beautiful Time Light photography

Also: A rousing fight for Fi By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Two new shows at Chester County Art Association open to the public with artist receptions this Thursday, February 16 from 5-7pm: A non-juried, multi-medium art show all about color, “Color Obsession” as well as the much anticipated “Portraiture” fine photography show by the Time Light Art group. Further afield,...

Art Watch: Longwood Art Gallery changes it up with new owner

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times 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 that have been a benchmark for the gallery, owner Megan Umbs wants to shake it up a bit and also bring in a contemporary,...

Art Watch: Portia Mortensen opens at Church St. Gallery

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This Friday January 13th be prepared for a treat at Church Street Gallery, with the opening of “The Texture of Serenity” paintings by Portia Mortensen. Once a year, Church Street Gallery changes it up and presents an exhibit of purely abstract art, and Portia Mortensen is the abstract painter chosen for 2017. The artist reception is this Friday, January...

Art Watch: Give the gift of art memberships

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times If you just can’t decide on that perfect piece of art, then consider buying a museum or art association membership for your friend or family. Memberships allow the recipient free admissions, discounted classes and lectures, and get the member invited to lots of fun art-filled activities with creative-loving people; plus memberships are mostly tax-deductible...

Art Watch: ‘Rural Modern’ featured in show

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Without question, the highlight for the arts this week is the highly anticipated blockbuster opening of “Rural Modern: American Art Beyond the City” at The Brandywine River Museum of Art, showing October 29- January 22. This is the most ambitious museum show to date and features 70 works by famous American painters including Georgia O’Keefe, N.C....