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: Several points of view

  By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times “Reconstructed Materials” is an exciting all-steel sculpture show opening at the Oxford Arts Alliance this Friday March 17th, with a reception from 5-8pm. Curated by nationally renowned steel sculptor Stan Smokler, this show features selected sculptural works from 12 steel artists, including Dave Beck, Rob Sigafoos, Lele Galer, Lisa Fedon,...

Art Watch: Listening to art

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Art discussions, reviews and demonstrations are all the rage now at most of the local art galleries and museums. They are a great chance to hear artists talk about their work, and to enter into lively discussions about art, materials, and any other art related questions or comments that may pop into your head. The museums also have very interesting curator discussions...

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...

Art Watch: Busy at Chester County Art Association

Multiple shows and exhibitions this month at CCAA By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times A lot is going on at The Chester County Art Association this weekend, and throughout the month of May. The Art Association is located at 100 North Bradford Avenue in West Chester, and has exhibition galleries on site as well as in neighboring locations and offers art classes and instruction throughout the year. Joshua...

Art Watch: In The Pink for Valentine’s

Fall in love, with great local art works, for the holiday By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This most romantic week of the year starts with two art opening receptions at The Chester County Art Association in West Chester this Thursday February 11, from 5-8pm. At CCAA, both main galleries have very interesting shows.    Send article as PDF   

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: 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...

Art Watch: Party down with art events

Art Parties! The Annual Chester County Art Association Invitational and the 42nd Annual Yellow Springs Art Show By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Two important art events open on the same night this week, Friday April 24th, so you will probably have to make a choice to go to either the Chester County Art Association Invitational dance party in West Chester, or the opening Gala for the Yellow...

Art Watch: CCAA Members show is ‘awesome’

The one of the biggest and best displays of art in Chester County By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Most of you are undoubtedly familiar with the wonderful adult and children’s classes offered by the Chester County Art Association, but you might not know that every month their galleries have interesting new exhibits that highlight different themes, and that they have auxiliary Art Show...