Art Gallery

 

Get inspired by great art!

Darlington hosts art exhibits by regional and local artists. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Summer hours may vary). Free opening receptions are held each month. Meet the exhibiting artist and discuss their latest works while enjoying complimentary light refreshments with fellow art enthusiasts! Gallery pieces are generally available for purchase.

Be sure to stop by our Gallery Case to shop our rotating collection of jewelry, ceramics, and gifts.

Upcoming Gallery Receptions and Openings –

Saturday, October 7 • Friday, October 13 • Friday, November 10 • Saturday, December 9 • Saturday, January 13 • Saturday, February 10 • Saturday, May 19 • Thursday, June 14

 

 Featured Artists in the Art Gallery

 

Joan Griffith

Gallery Reception & Opening on Friday, October 13 at 6 PM

Joan Griffith has traveled from the medical field and radiation therapy technician to fine artist with her life experience coloring her palette and impacting her imagery. She rediscovered her love of creating art later, after marriage, remembering her fondness for drawing as a young student.  Traveling to many destinations and living in several locations introduced her to multiple teachers, each leaving an indelible impression on her style and inspiring her to attempt new techniques and expand her artistic vision. Having found her muse, Joan moved from oils to pastels and watercolor, her current focus and area of concentration.

She studied at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and more recently with Karl Kuerner at Kuerner Farm in Chadds Ford.


Molly Stevens

Gallery Reception & Opening on Friday, October 13 at 6 PM

Molly Stevens obtained a BFA in Graphic Design from Arcadia University and has enjoyed a life intertwined with both music and art.  Beginning her career with a Philadelphia design firm, travel abroad provided an epiphany and opened segues into summers unencumbered and a thirty-one-year career teaching elementary school art.  Choir and chorale singing interspersed with creating art satisfied the double muse which captivated Molly throughout a sojourn that includes extensive traveling, photography, freelance graphic design creating everything from invitations to wearable fashions and furniture, plus enjoyment with family, friends and seventeen grandchildren.  

Her watercolors reflect her pleasure in the process of painting, feeling the movement of pigment in water and the mixing of colors as they coalesce and take form.  Her music is evocative in her art via the rhythms of layered translucent flows of paint and gliding brush strokes capturing a love of travel that is evident in the subject matter she selects.  Her art is vibrant, reflecting her emotional reaction to each setting rather than a pure representation.  For that, she turns to her camera.