The Chester County and Brandywine Valley regions have been blessed with a long and prominent history of supporting the arts. Among the many wonderful artists that have emerged from this region are Richard Chalfant, John Suplee, and Michael Traines. Each of these artists has developed his own style and has a strong following.
Dually Noted: 3 Chester County Artists Present Their Paintings & Share The Stories Behind Them, is a month-long exhibition. In addition to the presentation of more than 50 new works, the artists also provide the attendees with written stories about each of the paintings on exhibit. “We all know how even a few words can enhance our response to a painting,” says Suplee.
“For example, think how personal back-stories enrich our appreciation of some of the more significant art from our own Brandywine region. It’s very stimulating to take part in a show where such written sidebars aren’t just an option, but actually part of the concept.”
Located in West Chester, the gallery is the creation of H.L. “Skip” Chalfant, a highly respected authority over the past 41 years. Since opening the gallery in 1982, Chalfant and his son Scott have personally represented a variety of important American furniture pieces and fine art from the 17th century to the 21st century. “We look for important examples of fine art from any period,” says Chalfant. Their emphasis on American works of art and this region in particular has made them one of the foremost galleries in Chester County.
The public is welcome to attend the opening of the exhibition. The gallery will be hosting a party with an opportunity to meet the artists and view their new paintings.
Chalfant says, “the artists are exceptional and diverse in their talents. Attendees can expect to see almost every style of painting from figures, to still-lifes, to plein-air landscapes of Historic West Chester and Philadelphia, Winterthur Museum, Valley Forge National Park, and other engaging parts of our beautiful region.”