Art Watch: John Hannafin

Pre-holiday arts and craft shows start to pop up around the county, too By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This week begins with a Pop up show at Galer Estate Winery featuring the vividly colorful and expressionistic paintings of popular local artist John Hannafin. The pictured downtown West Chester winter scene is a show stopper- what a perfect Christmas card! It has the warmth and nostalgia...

Art Watch: Dual Show, times two

A busy Fall Art Scene & the Influence of Mentors with ‘Uncommon Denominators’ and ‘Celestial Spheres!’ By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The Fall line-up for Gallery shows is heating up with September’s First Friday openings for new shows this Friday, September 5th all over Chester County. New Fall Class schedules are also available now for sign-up at The Chester...

Art Watch: Laura Lewis

Time-worn objects shaped into jewelry treasures new plus what’s going on this week in art By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Jewelry artist Laura Lewis will be exhibiting her jewelry and hand blown glass pieces at Galer Estate Winery for this Thursday’s Pop up Art show May 1st from 4-8pm.  Every Laura Lewis jewelry piece is a combination of a found object fragment and her own artistry....

Wine, paintings, music – and more

Galer Estate Vineyard hosting pop-up art show Works by West Chester artist John Hannafin will be displayed at the Galer Estate Vineyard on Thursday night, Jan. 16. If you’ve been contemplating a visit to the Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery, Thursday, Jan. 16, will offer extra incentive. In addition to sampling award-winning wines in a cozy atmosphere, the winery is featuring its pop-up art show....

Art Watch: John Hannafin

An authentic creative voice By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This week’s local art watch focuses on brightly colored neo-impressionist work of local popular artist John Hannafin. John grew up in West Chester in a bucolic setting of a centuries old stone home surrounded by green farmlands and historic properties. While he may be most nationally famous for his “Art Across America”...

Wealth of art events this week in West Chester

 Art Association will Paint the Town, leading up to Gallery Walk Artists from the Chester County Art Association are participating in the Second Annual Paint the Town Event, which will run through Friday, culminating in a show and sale. The Chester County Art Association is holding its Second Annual Paint the Town Event this week in downtown West Chester. Painters will be set up throughout the...

Art bash draws hundreds to Pocopson ‘castle’

Painting frenzy prompts Bam Margera to open his gates to appreciative crowd By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Bam Margera (center) poses with two fans from West Chester University: Brian Whitehead (left) and Mike Dattalo The nattily-dressed government leader looked a tad out of place in the mainly heavy-metaled, multi-pierced crowd. But the presence of Chester County Commissioners’...

Shared interests spawn unlikely artistic alliance

Despite diverse backgrounds, two area painters enjoy collaborating By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times “Alpaca” by William Basciani was painted at the Chenoa Manor Animal Sanctuary, a rescue facility in Avondale. After meeting several years ago at a cold, blustery art event, two Chester County painters developed a warm friendship and are teaming up for a show at the Chadds...

Skateboarding artist exudes long-distance impact

Kayak mishap makes ‘Bam’ Margera a no-show, but his art makes a splash By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Artist John Hannafin (center) celebrates the art opening with Bam Margera's parents, Phil and April Margera. One of the West Chester Gallery Walk’s stars was a no-show last night, but the show didn’t suffer. Instead of basking in the adulation...

Pocopson skateboarding star drawn to a new art

‘Bam’ Margera teams up with West Chester artist John Hannafin for exhibit By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com John Hannafin's 'Castle Bam' is just one result of a recent collaboration between the well-known local artist and Brandon 'Bam' Margera. Margera will be showing his own paintings this weekend at the Chester County Historical Society...