Art Watch: WC annual fall gallery walk & First Friday art stroll in Kennett

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Fall First Friday Art shows are back, with the wonderful West Chester Gallery Walk and Kennett Square’s First Friday Art Stroll – both happening this Friday October 6th from 5-9pm. With exciting new gallery openings as well as pop up art spaces at various local businesses, these First Fridays are a terrific, fun way to spend an evening. Food, drinks...

Art Watch: Celebrating Gallery 222’s first anniversary

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The big go-to art event this weekend is Saturday’s 1st Anniversary Exhibition and celebration reception at Gallery 222 in Malvern from 6:30pm to 9:30. Artists, art lovers , friends and public are all welcome to enjoy art, live music, food and drinks to toast the gallery’s first year in business. Gallery 222’s 1st Anniversary Show, “Graham,...

Art Watch: Beth Clark ready to go bigger in new exhibit

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This art weekend starts in West Chester with fresh openings at Church Street Gallery and The Art Trust in downtown West Chester. Well known plein air painter Beth Clark has an opening reception at Church Street Gallery for “Flora Magica” this Friday September 8 from 5-9pm, and around the corner The Art Trust at Meridian Bank continues its 2017 board...

Art Watch: Having fun at the Whitney Museum of American Art

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The Art Watch column is written to describe art events and artists working in the Brandywine Region, but this Art Watch moves 2 and a half hours north to New York City’s Whitney Museum of American Art. As most of you know in 2015, the famous Whitney Museum of American Art moved from its iconic Breuer designed minimalist building on Madison Avenue to the...

Art Watch: The place for what’s new – The Delaware Contemporary

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This week’s Art Watch is all about an important center for the arts that most of you have never been to. The Delaware Contemporary, or DCCA, is a fascinating art center with ever-changing art installations that is located just 24 minutes from Longwood Gardens, and is free to the public and open every day except Monday. DCCA has a large parking lot, is easy...

Art Watch: Late summer offers lots of cool arts options

By Caroline Roosevelt, Guest Columnist, The Times August tends to be one of the more languid months for art goers, however there’s plenty to see and do as the Chester County region transitions into its steady fall schedule. There have been plenty of positive shake ups including the address change of Karen D’Allairds’ Willowdale Art Academy to Union St in Kennett Square, as well as Mala Galleria...

Art Watch: Art celebrates Earth Day

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This Friday, April 21, The Oxford Arts Alliance celebrates Earth Day with an exhibition that is a delight to the senses, “Living Art”. The opening reception is from 5-8pm, and the show continues through May 12th. Also celebrating Earth Day this week is Street Road Artist’s Space, at 725 Street Road in Cochranville, with interesting discussions...

Art Watch: Celebrating American masters

Editor’s Note: Our regular Art Watch columnist, Lele Galer, is getting a well deserved week off. Filling in is Vickie Manning, owner of Somerville Manning Gallery in Greenville, DE. By Vickie Manning, Special to the Times Angered Dandelions (Pissed Dandelions) by Jamie Wyeth, as seen at Somerville Manning Gallery. Somerville Manning Gallery is currently featuring two exhibitions at their...

Art Watch: The Magic of Metal and Art on the Flip Side

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This weekend starts off with an exciting steel sculpture show in Kennett Square, “The Magic of Metal: The Transformation of Steel to Fine-art Sculpture” at Vinewoods Forge located at 376 West Street Road in Kennett Square. Artist sculptor Rob Sigafoos leads the list of 7 highly regarded metal sculptors including: Stan Smokler, Dave Beck, Jeff Bell,...

Art Watch: Batch of new shows open this weekend

From West Chester to Oxford, great options for art lovers By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Several wonderful new shows are opening this Friday, September 16th! Shows with opening receptions this Friday include: The Art Trust‘s “Mirage” show in West Chester, Somerville Manning Gallery‘s Timothy Barr exhibit in Greenville Delaware, The Chadds Ford Gallery‘s “Scarborough...