What To Do: Museums among a few options reopening

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Barnes Foundation COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed and area attractions are beginning to re-open. If there are attractions that you wish to visit, it would be a wise move to do it as soon as possible. Other areas of the country are seeing spikes in reported cases of the coronavirus – mainly because ignorant people have been refusing to...

What To Do: As area opens, a few more options for outings

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Car Concert: The Big Takeover As we head into July, many of the restrictions caused by COVID-19 have been removed or at least relaxed – just as the pandemic’s numbers are starting to surge in the wrong direction. Still, you people who have been waiting to get out for months can now get out. You can break the chains and finally get “out and go.” You...

Mixed Media: A loss in the local arts world

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times This weeks’ column starts on a more somber note. Fred Carspecken, co-founder and owner of Carspecken-Scott Gallery in Wilmington, passed suddenly in his home last week after struggling with an illness over the last few years. Carspecken held a reputation as a successful art dealer – expanding on his early talents and marketing art to the professional...

Mixed Media: A trifecta of Civil Rights art shows

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Black Survival Guide Last week, I went on a field trip to the Delaware Art Museum for their beautiful trifecta show on Civil Rights. The shows, Black Survival Guide: Or How To Live Through A Police Riot, Danny Lyon: Memories of The Southern Civil Rights Movement, and The Montgomery Bus Boycott: Drawings by Harvey Dinnerstein and Burton Silverman, are an important...

Mixed Media: Summer winds down with a handful of local visual arts events

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Summer is coming to a close, Labor Day is upon us, and soon enough we’ll have to ban white from our wardrobe as we prepare for fall. Is that a thing? It was a sort of seasonal etiquette that I grew up hearing and now choose to completely ignore. As we near the end of August, a few shows have opened this week. Delaware Art Museum has debuted the next in...

Mixed Media: A lot to look forward to in June

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times I hope everyone enjoyed the Chester County Open Studio Tour last weekend. It’s so fun to see artists and art appreciators alike come together in the more intimate studio setting; for artists to have the opportunity to showcase their process, and for art appreciators to take in the unique headspace and physical work space of their favorite local artists....

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: Creating a real ‘Rubber Soul’

Local artist repurposes old rubber tires into beautiful sculpture By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times After viewing the stunning show “Reconstructed Elements” at The Delaware Art Museum, I was fascinated to learn more about the local sculptor Helen Mason, who created the fluid, beautiful, black rubber abstract sculptures for this show. Each of the artists in “Reconstructed Elements”...

Art Watch: Lele Galer

Art Gallery transformations and art that is out of this world! Editor’s Note: For quite some time, Lele has been highlighting the work of countless artists in and around Chester County, but she herself is an accomplished artist — and this week has a major gallery showing in Kennett Square. Even though she was reticent about writing about her own work, we insisted, as we think her fine work...

Art Watch: Stephen Brehm

An extraordinary seascape and nature artist..and the local arts scene By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times  Famous for his beautiful, vibrant seascapes and landscape scenes, painter Stephen Brehm will exhibit this Thursday July 24th 4-8pm at Galer Estate Winery’s Pop up Art Show. He was born in France, and then moved all over the world, and he says that it is through this constant change of environment...