The Brandywine region, captured so beautifully by Andrew Wyeth, continues to inspire today’s artists, who open their studios and share their work as part of the region’s artistic tradition.
The third annual Chester County Studio Tour takes visitors into the studios of two local artists while featuring the work of 10 others. The tour starts in Downington, where Jeff Schaller showcases not only his own work but that of Amelia Furman, Kirsten Fischler, Erica Brown, Kerry Sacco and Christina Oddo. Musicians Bob Lowry and Cliff Hillis contribute their art in the form of performances.
A short drive away in West Bradford, David Oleski opens his studio, and Brian Eppley, John Hannafin, Steve Oliver, Lele Galer and Stephen Brehm exhibit their work as well. The Wringers, a Lancaster bluegrass band, perform at Oleski’s studio.
Catherine Quillman, author of 100 Artists of the Brandywine Valley, attends each location to sell signed copies of her book, which includes Schaller and Oleski, and each studio will raffle off a copy signed by the artists.
The Chester County Studio Tour takes place from 10am until 6pm on Saturday, May 21 and from 10am until 5pm on Sunday, May 22. For more information, visit www.ChesterCountyStudioTour.com