Art Watch: The Magic of Metal

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The 2nd Annual Magic of Metal Show is this weekend, November 10th from 6-9pm, and Saturday November 11th from 10am-5pm.  This exciting metal sculpture show features the work 9 local artists who work with metal to create their art, including: Rob Sigafoos, Dave Beck, Laurie Murray, Lele Galer, Hattie Weselyk, Jeff Bell, Ellen Durkan, Karen Delaney and Stan Smokler....

Art Watch: Jill Beech’s natural curiosities

Showings and art sales just time for the holidays By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times One of my favorite local sculptors is Jill Beech, and she will be having her annual studio sale this Saturday December 12th 10am-4:30pm. While she is still not keen on creating a website, Jill has a large loyal following of collectors, including me, who wait for her studio sale announcement every year. I already...

Art Watch: Take a break from the heat & enjoy exhibits across Chesco

  By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times   The Church Street Gallery in West Chester is exhibiting the wonderful oil paintings of local West Chester artist, Terry DeAngelo, for their July show entitled “Quiet Truths.” The central image for the show is a four foot square painting called “Shot”, with hundreds of black birds flying from the branches of a large tree against...

Art Watch: ‘Musical Chairs’, Photography, Plein Art and More…

By LeLe Galer, Columnist, The Times   This first Friday in July is a First Friday Art Stroll for the towns of West Chester, Kennett Square and Phoenixville. Make sure to mark your calendars for this Friday, July 3rd and check out the various opening receptions, and pop up shows throughout the towns. First Fridays are a great way to introduce you to these wonderful downtown locations. Make...

Art Watch: Katee Boyle

The art of visual storytelling By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Katee Boyle is a local painter who describes herself as a “visual storyteller.” Though born and raised in Chadds Ford, Katee spent much of her adult life as a student and artist in New York. This week’s local art watch  focuses on  some of the recent images that Katee has been working on. Katee received her BFA...

Art Watch: Monique Kendikian Sarkessian

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This week’s local art watch focuses on expressionistic canvases of Monique Kendikian Sarkessian. Monique’s oil paintings are characterized by her vibrant color choices and expressive brush strokes. Her brush creates shapes and lines that seem to move with a jazzy rhythm over the surface of her canvas. No matter what her subject matter, it is the dreamy...

Art Watch: Madeleine Kelly

Local artist excels at making the ordinary extraordinary By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The wonderfully talented local painter Madeleine Kelly is the subject of this week’s Local Art Watch. Recipient to numerous awards for her work, she is a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and Maryland Pastel Society and the featured donating artist to last year’s Chadds...

Art Watch: Denise Vitollo

Award-winning pastel artist unafraid to innovate Note to readers: This is a special preview of what will be a regular Sunday feature in The Times, Art Watch, written by Lele Galer, a noted local artist herself and Unionville resident. By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This week’s featured artist is Denise Vitollo who is an award winning pastel artist currently on faculty at The Padua Academy...