Galer Estate wins Gold for 2015 Pinot Noir Rose

Virginia Mitchell, Winemaker, Brad and Lele Galer Estate owners, Jan Grimes Vineyard Manager celebrate the Chester County winery’s latest awards. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery in Kennett Square Pennsylvania was awarded a Gold Medal for their 2015 Pinot Noir rosé and a Silver Medal for their 2015 Red Lion Chardonnay at the biggest wine competition in America, The...

Art Watch: Start your holidays at the Brandywine River Museum

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The best place to start this holiday season is at The Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford. The whole museum is tastefully decorated for the holidays with fresh wreaths and a holiday train that runs throughout the museum on 2000 feet of track. Thursdays are particularly enchanting during the Winter, with the museum and café open until 9pm, one can experience...

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: Gallery shows abound in Chester County

A busy schedule and a chance to meet the artists Anne Yoch Russell and Rhoda Kahler By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times As October draws to a close, we have many opportunities to see the last week of some wonderful exhibitions across Chester County. The Church Street Gallery in West Chester is in its last weeks of showing the wonderfully talented pastel artist Jessica Turgoose, whose exhibit ends...

Art Watch: Margaret Matuszewski’s Chester County florals

Plus: Heather Davis solo show and The Hickman’s Art of Caring! By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times When you think of painterly flower and lush fields of poppies, you first think of the Impressionists, and then you might think of local delightful painter Margaret Matuszewski. I first saw her work at the Unionville Art Gala where she is a longtime favorite, with her feathery brushstrokes and...

Art Watch: Dual Show, times two

A busy Fall Art Scene & the Influence of Mentors with ‘Uncommon Denominators’ and ‘Celestial Spheres!’ By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The Fall line-up for Gallery shows is heating up with September’s First Friday openings for new shows this Friday, September 5th all over Chester County. New Fall Class schedules are also available now for sign-up at The Chester...

Art Watch: Jasmine Alleger

Painting & Collage combines words and images that Pop! plus what’s going on this week in art By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Painter Jasmine Alleger will be exhibiting this Thursday July 31st  at Galer Estate Winery for a Pop up show from 4-8pm.  Alleger’s newest series of collage and fine-painting combinations are tied to specific word and image allusions. Her “Behr...

Art Watch: David Katz’s bold and beautiful flying chairs

Plus RockDraw, Fantasy & Abstract, & painting in Longwood By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Oil painter David Katz will be showing his big, bold and beautiful artwork at Galer Estate Winery Pop up show Thursday July 17th.  David works on very large handmade canvases and paints whatever interesting series of images pop into his head. He starts with a large gessoed canvas and then positions...

Galer names Mitchell as new winemaker

Virginia Smith Mitchell Named as third-ever winemaker at award-winning Chester County winery EAST MARLBOROUGH — Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery announced this week that it has has hired a new Winemaker, Virginia Smith Mitchell, to continue the management of their award-winning wines. She joins Galer with an extensive and diverse history in the wine making industry. Mitchell was the Assistant...

Tick Tock to benefit from Galer events

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery’s Thursday Pop up Art Shows will now benefit Tick Tock Early Learning Center in Avondale. For the past year, Galer Estate Winery has hosted Pop up Art Shows every Thursday from 4-8pm with a different artist exhibiting every week. Pop-up Art shows are simply an art show that is for only one day; like having a gallery opening party without...