Kennett Square’s Art Stroll is a monthly celebration of the local art scene as it is showcased in the galleries, shops and restaurants throughout town. Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to stroll the tree-lined streets and browse the many businesses that stay open late. The Art Stroll runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Please note some of the First Friday activities are running from 5-7/8pm.
AFTER 5 p.m. on Friday, enjoy free parking anywhere in the PARKING GARAGE and at any street meter.
First Friday of the New Year!! Come join us on Friday, January 5th, 2018 to see a new exhibit “All Creatures Great and Small”. This show features paintings of various animals and birds by Chester County artists Rachel Altschuler, Sue Ciccone, and Sandra Severson as well as beautiful ceramic waterfowl by New Jersey artist Janice Chassier.
Rachel Altschuler, a native of West Chester, PA, does work which is inspired by her love of nature. Her bird paintings while inherently whimsical, also capture a sense of mystery. Her attention to detail and bold use of color are what make these paintings come to life. Her work has been featured in several galleries and businesses throughout Chester County and as far west as Colorado.
Sue Ciccone grew up in the countryside of Chester County, PA. The area has been an inspiration to her and her art. Nature is her muse and her work is an emotional response to the beauty of creation. Her work has been sold in multiple galleries and art shows. She has been involved with many charities and continues to use her art to help with special causes when able. Through the organization, Healing Art Works, Sue’s work has been placed in four well known regional hospitals.
Sandra Severson grew up immersed in the Philadelphia art scene as the daughter of noted artists Gerardo and Edith Belfiore. She had the opportunity to study at PAFA and later with Nelson Shanks. She has received multiple awards for her paintings and has shown her work at the Kentucky Derby Museum and the International Museum of the Horse. Her paintings have appeared on the covers of the Chronicle of the Horse, Oasis magazine, and the American Lipizzan Registry. While painting technique and composition are important to Sandra’s work, the pivotal factor is joy, laughter, and connection with the profound beings that we call animals.
Janice Chassier, a New Jersey artist, discovered ceramics as a child, but in the past 10 years has taken the journey back to clay with her graduate studies at Hood College. Relationships, people, nature and the ever-changing stages of life have a strong influence on her work. These themes are represented through the use of trees, leaves, and waterfowl. The waterfowl depict family; husbands, mothers, children, siblings, and friends in their stages of life. The geese are personified and their bodies are her canvas.