On Stage: Chadds Ford’s Collier appears poised for blues stardom

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Vanessa Collier Kennett Square is no stranger to the blues. It’s actually just the opposite. Kennett Flash (102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, 484-732-8295, http://www.kennettflash.org) presents top-flight blues acts on a regular basis. Most of the time, they are established acts who have been recording and performing for years – proven stars of...

Art Watch: Art for the whole family

Art on The Square, Student Art Show in Kennett By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The big news for art events this week is happening in Kennett Square with two community art shows this weekend that will delight the whole family. Art on the Square is a large annual outdoor art show and sale with over 35 participating artists and craftspeople exhibiting their work this Saturday April 30 from 10am-5pm. A...

Free family workshop to focus on Horace Pippin

Brandywine River Museum to host story-reading, book-signing and art activities A book by Chester County author Jen Bryant will be the focus of a free family workshop at the Brandywine River Museum. The fascinating and challenging life of West Chester artist Horace Pippin will be the focus of a family workshop, author’s talk and book-signing at The Brandywine River Museum on Sunday, Feb. 24, from...

Living History: Chadds Ford Days brings past alive

By Gene Pisasale, Special to The Times A historic reenactor works on an 18th century loom, during a demonstration at the 2011 Chadds Ford Days, which take place Sept. 8 & 9. Photo courtesy of the Chadds Ford Historical Society. Local residents and visitors to the Brandywine Valley know it as the home of the famous Wyeth family of artists and picturesque countryside, but few know the history behind...