Art Watch: The place for what’s new – The Delaware Contemporary

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This week’s Art Watch is all about an important center for the arts that most of you have never been to. The Delaware Contemporary, or DCCA, is a fascinating art center with ever-changing art installations that is located just 24 minutes from Longwood Gardens, and is free to the public and open every day except Monday. DCCA has a large parking lot, is easy...

Art Watch: Late summer offers lots of cool arts options

By Caroline Roosevelt, Guest Columnist, The Times August tends to be one of the more languid months for art goers, however there’s plenty to see and do as the Chester County region transitions into its steady fall schedule. There have been plenty of positive shake ups including the address change of Karen D’Allairds’ Willowdale Art Academy to Union St in Kennett Square, as well as Mala Galleria...

Art Watch: Art celebrates Earth Day

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This Friday, April 21, The Oxford Arts Alliance celebrates Earth Day with an exhibition that is a delight to the senses, “Living Art”. The opening reception is from 5-8pm, and the show continues through May 12th. Also celebrating Earth Day this week is Street Road Artist’s Space, at 725 Street Road in Cochranville, with interesting discussions...

Art Watch: Celebrating American masters

Editor’s Note: Our regular Art Watch columnist, Lele Galer, is getting a well deserved week off. Filling in is Vickie Manning, owner of Somerville Manning Gallery in Greenville, DE. By Vickie Manning, Special to the Times Angered Dandelions (Pissed Dandelions) by Jamie Wyeth, as seen at Somerville Manning Gallery. Somerville Manning Gallery is currently featuring two exhibitions at their...

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: Batch of new shows open this weekend

From West Chester to Oxford, great options for art lovers By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Several wonderful new shows are opening this Friday, September 16th! Shows with opening receptions this Friday include: The Art Trust‘s “Mirage” show in West Chester, Somerville Manning Gallery‘s Timothy Barr exhibit in Greenville Delaware, The Chadds Ford Gallery‘s “Scarborough...

Art Watch (extra): Art abounds for First Friday

First Friday events in Kennett, West Chester highlight schedule By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This Friday from 6-9pm, Mala Galleria at 206 East State Street will hold the opening reception for “New Leaf”, paintings by local artist Joanne Mark. New Leaf debuts her recent exploration of new techniques to increase the textural complexity of her works as she turns over a new artistic...

Art Watch: Get the picture at Brandywine River Museum

Also: Don’t miss a last chance to see Frolic Weymouth’s art By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Visit the Brandywine River Museum of Art this weekend for an all-family feast for the eyes. The new exhibition “Get the Picture! Contemporary Book Illustration” is in full swing and an absolutely delightful show, superbly guest curated by H. Nichols B. Clark. “Get the Picture!”...

Art Watch: Chester County schools make art to beautify their schools

Parents, artists working together to enhance schools By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times At the end of the school year, several Chester County schools completed huge beautification art projects that have transformed areas of their school environments into vibrant, joyful creative spaces. Greenwood Elementary School, in Kennett Square, just finished a large mosaic mural project for their lobby entrance,...

Art Watch: ‘Are We In Chester County?’

Street Road Artists Space celebrates Londonderry exhibition By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This Saturday from 1-7pm, Street Road Artists Space will have a closing reception party for the exhibition “7000 Acres.” 7000 Acres is a year-long interactive collection project and exhibition that brings to life the history of the 7000 acres that represent Londonderry Township. To celebrate...