Mixed Media: As snows thaw, arts schedule heats up

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times I hope everyone’s enjoying the gentle springish thaw this week after all the snow. At this point, the light has changed and, in my opinion, spring can’t come soon enough. So let’s look forward towards the upcoming art events leading us into March. March 12th – April 6th, Somerville Manning will be hosting a solo exhibition of figurative paintings...

Mixed Media: Sharing is caring and…art

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times This February’s show at The Palette & Page in Elkton, MD centers around artistic collaboration. Now, through the end of February, stop in to enjoy “Response,” an annual members show featuring collaboration between writers and artists. Visual artists created a piece as either an inspiration for, or response to, a writer’s piece. The exhibition...

Mixed Media: An Off Site KSQ Pop Up!

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times I’m afraid I’ve held my column hostage while I waited to confirm some very exciting news! Pop Up Art KSQ  will be linking up with Delaware Art Museum and Chris White Gallery to present OFF SITE: A Pop Up Art KSQ Winter Exhibition. The timeline has been quite a whirlwind, with this opportunity opening up yesterday. Pop Up Art KSQ will be installing...

Mixed Media: Celebrating our local holiday art traditions

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Welcome back from wherever Thanksgiving took you for the last week. For me, I ventured to Charleston, South Carolina to visit family and enjoy the temperate weather, brightly colored colonial buildings, and the smell of salty sea air. It was a lovely respite, but I welcome the return to the Brandywine Valley and our beautiful holiday traditions. Perhaps...

Mixed media: A few closings, and openings in local arts shows

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times We’ve got a few shows that just opened, or are about to open, but first, here’s what’s ending. Art Trust’s current mixed media exhibition, “Mixed,” will end September 28. Join them for their artist talk on September 27th from 7 – 8pm. Sharon Bartmann, Jennifer Hartz, and Jim Roberts will discuss their work and there will be some time...

Mixed Media: Time for submissions to local art shows

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times It’s back to school season! Which means it is also submission and call for entry time for artists. I’d like to start today’s article off by introducing some opportunities and deadlines to artists in the area. First, the much anticipated Fourth Annual National Juried Show with Oxford Art Alliance will be accepting applications through August 31....

Mixed Media: Keeping up with the Main Line Art Center

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times I hope you had the opportunity to tune in to WCHE 1520AM on Wednesday when I interviewed the new Executive Director for the  Main Line Arts Center, Thomas Scurto-Davis for Art Watch. In preparation for any interview, I write out a script that I follow which contains a series of questions peppered with some fun tidbits I like to add for authenticity,...

Mixed Media: Local artists on display in Seattle, ‘Fusion’ comes to Del. Contemporary

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times I’m going to start off today’s article by bringing up an art event in Seattle. Why, you ask? Greenville gallery, Somerville Manning, will be posted up there for the Seattle Art Fair on August 2nd – 8th. I lived in Seattle for a few years, wrote art coverage there as well, and am heart-warmed to see the intersection of the Brandywine Valley and...

Summer arts schedule kicks into high gear locally

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Welcome back to Mixed Media after a little midsummer hiatus! I hope everyone enjoyed their Independence Day celebrations and have successfully digested all of that potato salad and recovered from any fireworks related injuries. We’ve got a few events coming up. Thursday, July 19, Art Trust in West Chester will be hosting the artist talk for their current...

Mixed Media: Summer is a fun time to try new things

By Caroline Roosevelt, Columnist, The Times Orange Slime Mold with Puffballs and Lichen by Patrick Jacobs Ohhhh! There are so many interesting things happening this month – specifically of the more contemporary persuasion. Summertime can be a bit of a roll of the dice, considering so many art organizations slow down their regularly scheduled programming to accommodate waning summertime crowds....