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Art Watch

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Art Watch Radio is a weekly show that centers in on what is happening in the arts in the Brandywine Valley, from Chester County to Wilmington Delaware. With a variety of guest art hosts, each bringing unique perspectives to the world of art, Art Watch promises to encourage the arts by promoting local art shows, art events and artists through conversations and interviews with people that are making their mark in the local art world. Art Watch is also a weekly and monthly art column written by Lele Galer in many local papers and webpapers in our area. Guest hosts include, John Chambless of the Chester County Press, Caroline Roosevelt of Historic Kennett Square, Margaret Winslow of The Delaware Art Museum, Vickie Manning of Somerville Manning Gallery, and artists Rhoda Kahler and John Baker.

Lele Galer is an painter and metal sculptor who shows often in the Chester County area. She worked in Development at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as a stringer at The Associated Press in Rome, and has been on the boards of many local art and education institutions. Lele currently writes Art Watch, a column in many local newspapers and webpapers, and she and her husband own Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery in Kennett Square, which has weekly art show events and makes awesome French-style dry wines. For 25 years Lele worked in art education programs, public art programs and projects and teaching art history, and now she is thrilled to be hosting Art Watch Radio with a fantastic group of talented, smart guest hosts!! For Lele Galer art info and Art Watch Radio segments, check out www.lelegaler.com.

Art Watch
2018 Schedule

May 30: Andrew Stewart, of The Brandywine River Museum of Art, hosts guests from the Center for the Performing Arts, West Chester

May 23: Andrew Snyder, artist and West Chester University Professor, hosts Nancy Campbell, Wayne Art Center Executive Director

May 16: John Chambless, journalist, hosts Jeff Schaller and Chester County Studio tour preview

May 9: Rhoda Kahler, clay sculptor, hosts artists an artist tribute to Mitch Lyons

May 2: Margaret Winslow, Curator of Contemporary Art at The Delaware Art Museum, hosts Delaware Contem. Joseph Gonzalez & Morgan Hamilton

April 25: Lele Galer, artist, hosts wine expert Eric Miller and his guests Sommelier Nichele Konopi of Savona Restaurant and beer expert Russell Burda of Lionville Beverage

April 18: Lele Galer, artist, hosts Michael Norris of Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance

April 11: Margaret Winslow, Curator of Contemporary Art at The Delaware Art Museum, hosts Jonathan Whitney to discuss Museum’s new Performance Series and StepAfrika’s The Migration performance at the Grand (April 13)

April 4: John Chambless, journalist, hosts illustrator April Heather, who specializes in pro-women’s issues and positive body image artwork for women

March 28: Amanda Burdan, Curator of Brandywine River Museum of Art, hosts Michener Museum curator Kirsten Jensen (to talk about the Michener’s retrospective of the work of Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, and the Brandywine’s exhibition of Hurd lithographs).

March 21: Andrew Snyder, artist, hosts artists Jon Cox and Roger Mustelish, West Chester University dual artist show in John Baker Gallery

March 14: Margaret Winslow, Curator of Contemporary Art at The Delaware Art Museum, hosts  Margaretta Frederick to discuss their exhibition, Eye on Nature: Andrew Wyeth and John Ruskin (opening March 10)

March 7: A previous show rebroadcast due to storm

February 28: Amanda Burdan, Curator of Brandywine River Museum of Art, hosts Michener Museum curator Kirsten Jensen (to talk about the Michener’s retrospective of the work of Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, and the Brandywine’s exhibition of Hurd lithographs).

February 21: Rhoda Kahler, clay sculptor, hosts Philly Flower show artists

February 14: Caroline Roosevelt hosts Main Line artist Laurence De Valmy -Valentine’s Edition

February 7: Mary Cronin, Dean of Education and Public Programs at The Brandywine River Museum of Art, hosts photographer Jim Graham (to talk about upcoming public program at Brandywine of Jim’s photographs in Delaware and Chester counties, including those focusing on landscapes protected by the Brandywine Conservancy, such as the Laurels Preserve).

January 31: David Katz hosts artist Elizabeth Osborne showing at Woodmere Art Museum

January 24: Caroline Roosevelt, journalist, hosts chocolate expert Estelle Tracy & Eclat Chocolates Owner Chris Curtin, for The Art of Chocolate

January 17: John Chambless hosts the Kennett Area Theatre company’s January pantomime comedy show

January 10: Lele Galer hosts abstract artist Su Horty and motivational writer Sarah Brown as we continue the theme of changing to a career in the arts mid-life

January 3: Lele Galer hosts the first in a series of discussions about midlife career changes to the arts. Guests are new Mala Galleria owner Corien Sepelinga, and artists Rob Sigafoos and David Katz

2017 Schedule

December 27: Margaret Winslow hosts The Delaware Art Museum -Virtual Reality Show

December 20: Rhoda Kahler hosts  “Living with Art”

December 13: John Chambless hosts Brandywine River Museum of Art

December 6: Vickie Manning and Rebecca Moore have a conversation about running an art gallery

November 29: Lele Galer hosts Vickie Manning, Jon and Greg Mort

November 22: Denise Gardner and Virginia Mitchell host Conversations about wine

November 15: Lele Galer hosts Mark Dance,Robert Jackson and Karl Kuerner

November 8: Margaret Winslow host Delaware Art Museum, John Sloan Show, with Heather Campbell Coyle and call in guest Philip Koch

November 1: Andrea Strang host Gallery 222

October 25: Caroline Roosevelt host Apartment pop-up salons

October 18: John Chambless host Russian Dancers

October 11: Caroline Roosevelt host Printing theme

October 4: Rhoda Kahler host with guests Andrew Snyder and Suzanne Kent- talking about “Clay Days” and all the events around town

September 27: John Chambless host Uptown and new West Chester dance company

September 20: John Chambless host CCAA (Wendy Kershner, Richard Chalfont) CCAA big shows

September 13: Rhoda Kahler host Gallery 222 owner Andrea Strang, plus 2 artist guests

September 6: John Chambless host Kennett Flash

August 30: Margaret Winslow host Sam Sweet, Director-Delaware Art Museum, and Philly Fringe with A.T. Moffett

August 23: Lele Galer host The Art of Wine -Galer Estate Winery Winemaker, Virginia Mitchell and Denise Gardner

August 16: Lele Galer host Joseph Gonzalez, Director -Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts (DCCA) with others from DCCA

August 9: Caroline Roosevelt host Teaching art – Neilson Carlin, Karen D’Allaird

August 2: John Chambless host Starting Out – Wendy Kershner, Director Chester County Art Association, Rachel Ammon at Main Line Art Center and John Baker, West Chester University

July 26: Margaret Winslow host Michael Komback, Director – Creative Vision Factory, Wilmington Delaware

July 19: Lele Galer host Magic of Metal – Ellen Durkan, Rob Sigafoos and Dave Beck, all fine metal sculptors