Valley Forge Area Outdoor Craft and Art Show
The Gallery at Cedar Hollow, 2447 Yellow Springs Rd, near the Great Valley Corporate Center and the new Atwater Corporate Park, just 1/2 mile from Route 29 on Yellow Springs Rd. Opens Saturday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A unique outdoor show featuring many different artisans working in all different media: Jim Loewer, Allen Wambach, Denise Wilz, Fran Kohlbrenner, Glori L. Brubaker, Susan Clendening,
Chris Hauke, Stephanie Vanterpool, Tina Rene Michell, Dennis Grabowski,
The 19th Annual Gala Fundraiser and Art Show Huston and Allinson Galleries of the Chester County Art Association, at 100 North Bradford Ave., in West Chester. Opens Saturday, October 18, from 7 p.m. until midnight (tickets required for opening gala only), The Annual Gala Fundraiser show is a spectacular display of artwork featuring 136 artists. Artists include: Tania Boucher, Wendy Scheirer, Bill Hirsch, Brett Walker, Anna Bellenger, Doris Davis-Glackin, Tom Bostelle, Adrian Martinez, Hyunsoo Han, Gus Sermas, John Suplee, Jack Kaiser, Mitch Lyons, Peter Quarracino, Bill Lyons, and John Baker. Please contact the Art Center at (610)-696-5600 for more information. Runs through Saturday, Nov. 15.
Annual Art Show
White Swan Gallery at Route 23 and Twin Valley Road, Elverson.
The show begins with a meet-the-artist reception on Friday, October 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. Runs through Sunday, October 26. Includes the works of many local artists, including: Charles Frith, Dave Troutman, Fred Pier, James Clark, Linda Henry, Janis Fitch, Irene Dodson, Judith Owens, Chris Chadwick, Sue Roedder, Susan Styer, Gene Zug, Cheryl Stauder, and others. Call 610-286-8996 for information.
Warwick Art Gallery and Studio at 2555 Ridge Road, Elverson.
The show begins with a meet-the-artist reception on Saturday, November 1, 2003, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the gallery. The reception is free to the public, but reservations should be made in advance by calling 610 286-5186. The show runs from Sunday, November 2, 2003, through Sunday, November 9, 2003, and hours are noon to 8 p.m. The show is also free. The featured artist of the Fall Show at Warwick Art Gallery will be abstract expressionist C.P. Franklin of Devon.
Chester County Art Association, 100 North Bradford Avenue, West Chester. The show opens November 22, and runs through the 29, featuring
the art and decorative crafts of more than 100 Delaware Valley Artists. Presented by Arc of Chester County. Exhibition hours are Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Through October 12:
Drawing to Space
Millersville University, Ganser Library Gallery, Millersville.Featuring the work of visual artist Renee van der Stelt from Baltimore, Md.; Ganser Library Gallery. Free. Hours are Monday through Thursday, noon to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; Friday, noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Call 717-872-3586 for information.
Through November 23:
Mexico Illuminated/Iluminado, a multi-venue exhibition and celebration of contemporary Mexican art will be on view at nine Berks County venues through Nov. 23. Encompassing more than 25,000 square feet of exhibition space, the works of 50 artists will represent the largest exhibition of contemporary Mexican Art ever held. For a complete calendar of events, lists of artists, opening and closing dates at each institution, please visit the bilingual website: www.mexicoilluminated.org
Through next year:
Celebrating 150 Years of Advancing the Lincoln Legacy 1854-2004. at Chester County Historical Society, 225 N. High St., West Chester. Exhibit celebrates Chester County's Lincoln University. Through February 2004. For information, call 610-692-4800.
Head to Toe, at Chester County Historical Society, 225 N. High St., West Chester. 150 years of personal accessories, including pocket watches, walking sticks, shoes, stockings, gloves and much more. Through February 2004. For information, call 610-692-4800.
Home Front to Battlefield: Keeping Time in the Civil War at The national Watch and Clock Museum, 514 Poplar Street, Columbia, Pa. The exhibit features the role of the navy, manufacturing, and the railroad during the Civil War, with a focus on timepieces and timeskeeping. Highlights of the exhibit includes the first public display of the pocket watch belonging to Lt. George Dixon, captain of the confederate submarine H.L. Hunley. The watch was lost with the ship and crew in 1864, and was recovered in 2000. The Museum is open April to December, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 717-684-8261 for information.
Just Over the Line: Chester County and the Underground Railroad at Chester County Historical Society, 225 N. High St., West Chester. Interactive exhibit with historic documents, slavery artifacts, room settings. Through February 28. For information, call 610-692-4800.
West Reading Main Street Foundation
Penn Avenue, West Reading
The first Thursday of every month celebrate the arts. Call 610-685-8854 for information.
Tours of N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, Wednesday through Sunday at timed intervals until Nov. 23. Transportation to the N.C. Wyeth House and Studio by shuttle bus from the Brandywine River Museum. The museum is located on U.S. Route 1, just south of Route 100 in Chadds Ford. Cost is $3 per person in addition to museum admission. For information, call (610) 388-2700.