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....

Art Watch: Behind the easel

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The major art event of the week and perhaps the year is a two-fold celebration of contemporary realism in America that starts with the gallery opening at The Somerville Manning Gallery of “Behind The Easel” October 20-November 19, and The Delaware Art Museum’s “Truth and Vision” exhibition opening Friday October 21 for members only 6-9pm,...

Art Watch (Extra): Chester County Collects Art

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times October 7th marks the kickoff celebration event for the Chester County Collects exhibition at The Chester County Art Association, CCAA, in West Chester. With over 90 art objects from 10 prestigious art collections throughout Chester County, this show promises to be an exciting and inspiring way to look at art, through the eyes of the collector. What inspires someone...

Art Watch: The newest destination gallery

Getting off the beaten path has its rewards By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Most art galleries are centrally located in every town, but several great galleries in our area are a bit off the beaten path, and should be on everyone’s art radar! Destination galleries like Somerville Manning Gallery in Greenville Delaware offer one of the greatest gallery spaces for contemporary 20th and 21st...

Art Watch: New shows popping up across the county

First Friday for September is Art-Abundant! By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Although many of us will be looking to enjoy one last burst of summer, either sitting by the pool or spending time with friends, there are a number of interesting art happenings this Labor Day weekend. In Kennett Square, Mala Galleria welcomes abstract painter Ellen Catanzaro in a new gallery show entitled “Nature...

Art Watch: Artists talk about their work

Sometimes the words behind the art is just as captivating By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times If you have ever thought of hearing an artist discussion in a gallery or museum, but hesitated, perhaps this recounting of the most recent artist talk at Church Street Gallery will inspire you to take the plunge. These days most galleries, art associations and art shows have an hour or so dedicated to the...