Art Watch column 

Art Watch  2016

Art Watch: Gift a year of art

Posted by Lele Galer on December 20th, 2016

If you just can't decide on that perfect piece of art, then consider buying a museum or art association membership for your friend or family.  Memberships allow the recipient free admissions, discounted classes and lectures, and get the member invited to lots of fun art-filled activities with creative-loving people. Also memberships are mostly tax-deductible and help ...

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Art Watch: Artists’ gifts

Posted by Lele Galer on December 13th, 2016

December is the month of gift-giving, celebration and family, and throughout our area, galleries and arts associations are presenting reasonably priced artworks that are perfect for gift-giving. Galleries are also perfect for a fun shopping experience. Have you ever considered giving tickets to an event? The big art event of the week is at the Wayne Art Center ...

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Art Watch: Holidays start here

Posted by Lele Galer on December 7th, 2016

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.  This Wednesday December 7th is the Children's Christmas party, with a visit from Santa Claus, Cookie Land, costumed ...

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Art Watch: Artwork to enjoy and to gift

Posted by Lele Galer on November 29th, 2016

This week includes the "First Friday" for December, and that means it is a great chance to have some art fun at gallery openings and festivities from the Main Line to Delaware. The big art event of the weekend is the dual opening for "Craft Forms" and "Making Marks" at the Wayne Art Center this week. This is a ticketed event, and you can still get tickets online at ...

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Art Watch: Holiday art shows

Posted by Lele Galer on November 23rd, 2016

For this last week in November, several holiday art shows present great gift giving ideas, and the new Ivystone Studios in Downingtown has it opening show this Friday. This weekend, November 25 and 26 from 4 to 10 p.m., is the highly anticipated grand opening art show of Ivystone Studios, located at 138 Moore Road in Downingtown. This is a great chance to check out ...

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Art Watch: UHS gala and art around towns

Posted by Lele Galer on November 15th, 2016

Exciting new art exhibitions are unveiled all week long, all over Chester and Delaware County, including the famous 41st Annual Unionville Art Gala this weekend in Kennett Square at Unionville High School. The Unionville Art Gala is the largest group art show of the season, starting this Friday November 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday November 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 ...

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Art Watch: ‘The Magic of Metal’

Posted by Lele Galer on November 8th, 2016

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" opens 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, Karen ...

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Art Watch: Three cheers for Randall Graham

Posted by Lele Galer on November 1st, 2016

For this first week in November, there are fun First Friday art openings from Kennett Square to Wilmington, and thus the kickoff to the holiday season has officially begun. Before getting to those exciting events, we must cheer the talents and most recent award for local Chester County artist Randall Graham who won first prize at the famous Plein Air Brandywine ...

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Art Watch: Living with and giving art

Posted by Lele Galer on October 25th, 2016

Without question, the highlight for the arts this week is the highly anticipated blockbuster opening of "Rural Modern: American Art Beyond the City" at The Brandywine River Museum of Art, showing October 29 to January 22.  This is the most  ambitious museum show to date and features 70 works by famous American painters including Georgia O'Keefe, N.C. Wyeth, Charles ...

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Art Watch: ‘Behind The Easel’

Posted by Lele Galer on October 18th, 2016

The major art event of the week and perhaps the year is a two-fold celebration of contemporary realism in America that starts with the gallery opening at The Somerville Manning Gallery of "Behind The Easel" October 20-November 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Delaware Art Museum's "Truth and Vision" exhibition opens Friday October 21 for members only 6 to 9 p.m., and ...

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