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 during autumn through spring. 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.
Upcoming Gallery Receptions and Openings –
Saturday, October 6 (Al Moretti) • Friday, November 9 (Garnet Valley High School) • Saturday, December 8 (T.J. Walsh) • Saturday, January 12 (David Katz) • Saturday, February 9 • Saturday, March 9 • April -May 13 (Congressional Art Show)
October Artist Al Moretti
Gallery Reception & Opening Saturday, October 6 at 7 PM
Al Moretti is an evolving soul with a life devoted to the arts. Initially, utilizing his talents to create magic with music, his multifaceted interests have shifted to painting, merging the two art forms into a symbiosis of vibrant color and harmony. His mantra is “music and art are two peas in the same pod.” Their languages of descriptive expression are identical; they tap into and coalesce within the same areas of the brain creating a synthesis and profusion of transitory journeys. He notes, that often when playing his horn and improvising, imagined colors emerge that wrap around and co-mingle with musical voices and expressions. Now, he transforms colors on canvas into images saturated with vibrancy and sound, generating their own melodies.
As initiation into the creative process, Al Moretti chooses to let go of the known, instead seeking what is desired. He paints with the colors he feels, not the reality before him, letting pure sensation reveal his imagery. “The actual colors are secondary, they are not the point,” Al states. He is guided more by the light and dark tones, rhythm, and dynamics playing in the piece. He observes that “dynamics make music and art articulate their story with power and clarity.” He enjoys painting portraits and completed a boldly colored series of composers that pays homage to the great influences in music. His painting explodes with color and one can hear the music pulsing through his deliberate tonal choices and bold brush strokes.
Featured Artists & Art Gallery Opening
Gallery Reception & Opening Thursday, June 14 at 7 PM
Located in Chester, Pennsylvania, ART on Avenue of the States is a newly-renovated gallery space that offers collaborative monthly shows featuring a diverse range of mediums. As a key segment of a revitalization project, ART on Avenue of the States is part of a growing oasis of art and creativity bringing vibrancy to downtown Chester. This working art gallery is fast becoming a cultural meeting place bringing attention to new possibilities of creative expression and vitality to a formerly undervalued urban community.
The opening reception and exhibition will present a variety of art pieces produced by several artists connected to ART on Avenue of the States.