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Chester County Press

The Art Spot

06/19/2013 02:29PM ● By Acl

Through July 17

Art sessions for adults

The Brandywine River Museum (Route 1, Chadds Ford) offers four "Creative Escapes" for adults this summer from 7 to 9 p.m. Each evening begins with a guided gallery tour introducing the theme. Participants then create their own art. The schedule is: "Building Imagination" (June 19), focusing on the architecture of the museum building and ending with drawing angles and curves in the structure; "Landscape Inspiration" (July 17), with a tour of the exhibition "Rockwell Kent, Jamie Wyeth and Monhegan" and a landscape painting session with watercolor. The programs are $20 ($16 for members), and include art materials. Register online at, or by calling 610-388-8326.


Through June 30

Joan Hollander solo show

Longwood Art Gallery (200 E. State St., Kennett Square) is hosting a solo show for local artist Joan Hollander during June. Her works focus on children at the beach, hunt scenes, florals and portraits of children. The show runs through June 30. For more information, call 610-444-0146 or visit
Through June 29 
New paintings by three artists 
The Station Gallery (3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Del.) presents new paintings by Sherrill Cooper, Janis Fitch and Mary Ann Weselyk through June 29. For more information, call 302-654-8638 or visit


Through Nov. 17

Rockwell Kent and Jamie Wyeth

The Brandywine River Museum (Route 1, Chadds Ford) presents "Rockwell Kent, Jamie Wyeth and Monhegan" through Nov. 17. The exhibit features works by both artists that have been inspired by the small island off the coast of Maine. There will be examples of Kent's major works from museum collections, as well as the debut of a new painting by Wyeth. For more information,

Through Sept. 8 
'Photographs of Artists' Homes & Studios'

The Brandywine River Museum (Route 1, Chadds Ford) presents "Creative Spaces: Photographs of Artists' Homes and Studios" through Sept. 8. The exhibit of photos taken in the homes of 38 artists of the 19th and 20th centuries includes Jackson Pollock, Grant Wood, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth, Frederic Church, Georgia O'Keeffe and others. For more information,


June 21 
Plein Air exhibit and benefit 

Chadds Ford Gallery (1609 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford) hosts the opening of a Plein Air Exhibit on June 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. Painters will be creating artwork outdoors which will then be for sale. Ten percent of proceeds, as well as donations, will be sent to the American Red Cross Central Oklahoma Relief Fund. Exhibiting artists will be regional painters Jacalyn Beam, Roger Dale Brown, Valerie Craig, Beverly Ford Evans, Paul Scarborough and Robert Stack. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Call 610-388-2412 or

June 24 to 27

'Advanced Explorers' at Brandywine

The Brandywine River Museum (Route 1, Chadds Ford) offers an "Advanced Explorers" program for ages 9 and older to experiment with sketching, painting, sculpting and making a print from June 24 to 27. The classes run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day, and include guided museum tours, art projects and supplies. The fee is $50 per child. Call 610-388-8382 for reservations, or e-mail[email protected].


July 11 to Aug. 1

'Explorer Mornings' at Brandywine

The Brandywine River Museum (Route 1, Chadds Ford) offers "Explorer Mornings" for ages 3 to 10, accompanied by an adult, from July 11 to Aug. 1. There will be sessions from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Children get an interactive, guided tour of one or more museum galleries, followed by an art activity. Participants can come to one workshop or all four. Included in museum admission. The schedule is: "Cool Colors" (July 11); "Art and Nature" (July 18); "Animal Safari" (July 25); and "Who Am I?" (Aug. 1). For reservations, call 610-388-8382 or e-mail[email protected].