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...

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...

Chadds Ford art show & sale – poised to impress

Celebrating 66 years of art, education & regional flare By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times (L to R) Shawn Dutkiewicz – CFE Principal, Co-Chairs Kara Hyman & Maggie Niemkiewicz (holding McCormack’s Still Life with Peonies) and Featured Artist, Shawn Faust – holding his Fall Trio. Not pictured: Lisa Albany – Co Chair and Ana Delia McCormack –Donating Artist. PENNSBURY ...

Brehm and Kelly showcased at 64th Chadds Ford Art Sale and Show

Over 70 artists featured March 15 & 16; New attractions include cartoonist John Gallagher, art tours, and children’s ‘Art Café’ By Suzanne Misciagna, Staff Writer, The Times Donating Artist, Madeleine Kelly (left) with her artwork “Standing Tall” and Featured artist Stephen Brehm with his painting “Touched By Spring” will showcase their artwork at the Chadds Ford...

Chadds Art Sale & Show welcomes authors Barbara Walsh and Catherine Quillman

"Early Snow" by Stephen Brehm who is the 2012 "Donating Artist" for the 2012 Chadds Ford Art Show & Sale, March 23=24. CHADDS FORD – The Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show will welcome two special guests, authors Barbara Walsh and Catherine Quillman, at its 63rd Annual Show on March 23-24, 2012. Both authors will lead a discussion and offer a book sale and signing on Saturday,...

History Made Personal: Wyeth Portrait of Chris Sanderson

By Gene Pisasale, Special to UnionvilleTimes.com Portrait of Chris Sanderson by Andrew Wyeth. The Brandywine Valley has become associated over the years with many famous artists, most notably Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth. Wyeth was later to become his best known student. When N.C. Wyeth set up his studio in Chadds Ford after the turn of the 20th century, he gained recognition for illustrating many...

History made personal: ‘Troops by the Hundred Were Passing’

By Gene Pisasale, Special to UnionvilleTimes.com N.C. Wyeth's “Troops by the Hundred Were Passing” N.C. Wyeth and Chris Sanderson were both born in the year 1882. Chester A. Arthur was President of the United States, having been sworn in after President Garfield succumbed to injuries related to his assassination. The South was undergoing Reconstruction, yet many people in the South still...

History made personal: Chads’ Ford Barber Shop Sign

A lesser known, local classic by N.C. Wyeth By Gene Pisasale, Special to UnionvilleTimes.com It might be among N.C Wyeth's lesser-known works -- but it used to be an everyday sight around Chadds Ford Most people walk or drive right by barber shop signs without thinking twice. Yet if you walk up the stairs of the Christian Sanderson Museum into the Pocopson Room, your eyes will quickly note...

Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show raffles to feature Wyeth art

Local artists to be featured at show held since 1949 Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show co-chairs Hiver McKnight (left) and Kathleen Vasko (center) are pictured with this year’s Featured Artist Richard Bollinger (right). CHADDS FORD —  The upcoming Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show is known for its popular raffles which feature art by talented Brandywine Valley artists.  This year’s raffles...

Brandywine River Museum puts focus on N.C. Wyeth, and other Civil War art

CHADDS FORD — Throughout his career, N. C. Wyeth was commissioned to paint Civil War subjects as illustrations, murals and even calendar pictures.  Despite their different uses, these images presented the war-battles, soldiers and civilians-in a romantic, heroic manner which reflected a national desire to focus on duty, loyalty and bravery. The Brandywine River Museum will feature an exhibition...