Art Watch: Under the Influences and giving back for Harvey

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times So many great shows and art events happening this weekend that it will be very difficult for you to choose which event to go to! After months of an important retrospective show of Andrew Wyeth’s works, Somerville Manning Gallery opens this Friday with “Under the Influences,” a wonderful show that pairs a contemporary artist’s work with original...

Art Watch: Jazz in the Vineyard

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This Friday, The Oxford Arts Alliance celebrates “Jazz in the Vineyard” at their wonderful annual Garden Party fundraiser at Galer Estate Winery in Kennett Square and on Sunday The Clover Market has a full day explosion of the arts, food and refreshments from 10-5pm in Kennett Square. You have a great art weekend ahead, with “Jazz in the Vineyard”...

Art Watch: be inspired, check out your local art association

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times With the flurry of First Friday art openings behind us and The Chester County Studio Tour just over a week away, many artists you know are in a creative panic as they get art ready for the studio tour and organize works for throughout the Summer months. Some artists are using the Studio Tour as an opportunity to create works “outside the box” of their...

Art Watch: Ivystone Studios holds its debut show

Also: area shows offer great holiday gift options By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times For this last week in November, several holiday art shows present great gift giving ideas, and the new Ivystone Studios in Downingtown has it opening show this Friday. This weekend, November 25-26, 4-10pm, is the highly anticipated grand opening art show of Ivystone Studios, located at 138 Moore Road in Downingtown....

Art Watch: Scarlett Thicket Farm Show

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times In Kennett Square, Saturday June 4 is one of the favorite outdoor art exhibits of the year: “Abstractions” at The Scarlett Thicket Farm show, hosted by Peter Welling. If you have ever driven by those lovely barns throughout Chester County and wondered what they look like inside, this is a great opportunity to do so.

Art Watch: West Chester’s John Suplee

‘Making pictures one at a time’ By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Last Friday had a crowded opening for artist John Suplee’s solo exhibition at The Church Street Gallery in West Chester. Owned by Carol Giblin, the gallery is marking its stellar success by celebrating the work of her husband, painter John Suplee. John has lived and worked in West Chester for most of his life, and...

Art Watch: An art-ful Winter season has begun

Things heating up just as a chill hits the air By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The first weekend in December is full of local artisan shows, craft fairs, and open studios of local artists selling everything from paintings to ceramics and jewelry. This month is the “Art of the Gift” for the Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail, so even wineries will be getting into the spirit of handmade gifts...

Art Watch: Kennett artists show in Oxford

Stolen art from DVAL; brilliant music from Kennett Symphony By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The Oxford Art Alliance show of “Kennett Square Artists” opens this Friday, with reception 5-8pm at their location at 38 South Third Street in downtown Oxford. Ten artists, including Dave Beck, Katee Boyle, Dorthy Bucher, Frank DiPietro, Lele Galer, Carol Lesher, Susan Myers, Janice Silberman,...

Art Watch: Art is happening everywhere in Chester County

While some places get a lot of attention, don’t overlook Oxford, Phoenixville and Coatesville By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times What everybody needs to know about the Chester County Art Scene is that the arts are not just centered around Chadds Ford, Kennett Square and West Chester, but also flourishing in less heralded places such as Phoenixville, Oxford and Coatesville. In Phoenixville,...

Art Watch: Summer takes wing

Warmer weather embraces themes of flight, bicycles and garden parties By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times With Summer art themes of bicycles, planes, and garden parties, this Summer is shaping up to be quite idyllic.  Mala Galleria‘s June Exhibit gives back 10% of the sales proceeds to the Urban Bike Project which supports Wilmington communities by providing access to bicycles as a healthy,...