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 Winemaker...

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 the...

Art Watch: Kirsten Fischler

Tiffany inspired color transformations of reclaimed wood By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Kirsten Fischler is painter with a very unique style of art.  Kirsten collects recycled wood building materials, cuts them up, paints them and then reconfigures the elements into a singular work of art. Often the pictorial elements are simply rectangular cuts of a piece of plywood- but what a piece of plywood! Her...

Art Watch: Susan Heaver

Local jewelry artist turns found materials into unearthed treasures By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Local jewelry artist Susan Heaver is drawn to the natural beauty in found materials that she cuts, carves and twists into unique works of wearable art.  Not many people can look at a junked piece of copper gutter material and envision bracelets cuffs; but Susan Heaver has a vision, and is inspired...

Art Watch: Diane Micklin

A passion for color and texture leads to abstraction plus what’s going on this week in art By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Abstract painter Diane Micklin will be exhibiting this Thursday April 3 at Galer Estate Winery in Kennett Square for a Pop up show from 4-8pm.  Diane combines her love of Chester County landscape with a passion for color and texture. Her acrylic painted images range...

Art Watch: Painting on collage combines old and new

Plus: what’s going on this week in art By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Painter Jasmine Alleger will be exhibiting this Thursday March 20th  at Galer Estate Winery for a Pop up show from 5-9pm.  Alleger combines found materials and photographs with painted objects of everyday subject matter. She writes that “the juxtaposition of collaged material with painted objects is a way to navigate...

Art Watch: Shake off winter by taking in some art

Although Spring may be slow in coming, the Spring art scene is blooming By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times With all the snow and ice of the past weeks, it will be nice to start visiting the local galleries again, going to events and warming up to great food, wine and local art. The end of winter is a perfect time to get inspired to be creative, and it is always great when art combines to raise money...

Art Watch: Art for the Holidays

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times There are some wonderful holiday arts and artisan shows in our area in the coming weeks. Though you may prefer to invest in a large new work of art for your home from a local gallery (a really great idea!), this is a unique time of year to find the more portable and affordable works of art available at holiday shows. Zvezdana Scott of Kennett’s new Mala Galleria...

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...