Art Watch: Longwood Art Gallery changes it up with new owner

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Megan Umbs and her father David recently purchased the iconic Longwood Art Gallery that has been a fixture at 200 E. State Street in Kennett Square for almost 12 years. While the gallery will continue to exhibit the traditional landscape paintings that have been a benchmark for the gallery, owner Megan Umbs wants to shake it up a bit and also bring in a contemporary,...

Art Watch: Terrific arts shows to kick off spring

New landscape exhibit opens at Brandywine River Museum By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Spring has sprung with terrific art shows to enjoy this weekend. The highlight of the weekend is The Radley Run Art Show on Friday March 18 6-10pm and Saturday March 19 from 10am-3pm. This show is hosted by Radley Run Country Club, located at 1100 Country Club Road in West Chester. Jeff Schaller “How’s...

Art Watch: Summer takes wing

Warmer weather embraces themes of flight, bicycles and garden parties By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times With Summer art themes of bicycles, planes, and garden parties, this Summer is shaping up to be quite idyllic.  Mala Galleria‘s June Exhibit gives back 10% of the sales proceeds to the Urban Bike Project which supports Wilmington communities by providing access to bicycles as a healthy,...

Art Watch: Party down with art events

Art Parties! The Annual Chester County Art Association Invitational and the 42nd Annual Yellow Springs Art Show By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Two important art events open on the same night this week, Friday April 24th, so you will probably have to make a choice to go to either the Chester County Art Association Invitational dance party in West Chester, or the opening Gala for the Yellow...

Art Watch: Celebrating 10 years of local art

Cheers to The Longwood Art Gallery in Kennett Square! By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times In Kennett Square,  The Longwood Art Gallery, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with “The Art of Glass” featuring the light-filled glass works of Lore Evans, Lisa Sabol and Don Jost April 3-35.  Lore Evans, of the Glass Gallery in Chadds Ford, feels that “each sheet of glass has its own...

Art Watch: art makes a marvelous gift

Galleries all over Chester County are open and ready for your shopping needs By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The best gift is something that is hand-made, and if you cannot make it yourself, then you might consider having some shopping fun at any of the holiday art venues in our area –  also a great way to support local arts! This week all of the local galleries are open for holiday...

Art Watch: West Chester Gallery Walk

Plus: Randall Graham in Pop-Up show; First Friday in Kennett and much more By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The twice a year West Chester Gallery Walk is this Friday in downtown West Chester from 4-8pm. If you have never walked the Gallery Walk –  this Friday is a great day to do it! First Fridays art shows are always fun and interesting in West Chester and Kennett Square, but “Gallery...

Friday Art Stroll jam-packed with activities

From Dr. Seuss to edible plants, entertainment abounds A demonstration of pot-throwing at Charles Metzger Pottery will be one of the Friday Art Stroll activities in Kennett Square. Historic Kennett Square celebrates the month of March with its Art Stroll on Friday, March 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. The public is invited to visit a variety of independently-owned shops, galleries, and restaurants and enjoy...