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 (Kimberly Hoechst) • 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)
Featured Artist & Art Gallery Opening
Perspectives – Paintings by t. J. Walsh – Opening Reception December 8 at 2:30 PM
T. J. Walsh, BFA, MA is both a psychotherapist and painter with a private practice and studio in Philadelphia. Prior to receiving his M.A. in Clinical Counseling Psychology, he received his BFA in Graphic Design and Painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
His interest and modus operandi involve peering introspectively beneath the surface, probing what lies within, revealing masterworks of the human condition. T. J’s equally inquisitive art mirrors his inner meanderings as he explores the unseen realm of the subconscious through immersive abstract paintings. He states, “My work focuses on the hidden conversations that course through the undercurrent of our minds, unconsciously giving form to our human status. I work fast letting my emotion and intuition drive the painting. Through this alive and deliberate process, I aspire for beauty to unveil itself.”
For other artists, beauty is often meticulously crafted; revealed, yet confined through striving for technical perfection. This subtracts the artist as arbiter of eclectic imperfections, purposely removing all evidence of the human creator. T. J. sees it differently. “For me, the opposite is true. I want my hand to be present, decidedly evident in the work, contesting every element of color and form; for this is the human experience, the struggle, the failures, the successes. This process becomes transcendent the moments when amorphous beauty is released unshackled.”
For T. J. Walsh, the process of creating is an intimate ritual. Art making is a meditative, reflective, physical, emotional and spiritual exercise. “Creating something that comes out of ourselves, releasing part of us into the world that is to be experienced by others is a phenomenon that few people experience. This intimate practice of pulling from within and connecting with the deepest parts of our beings is revelatory as its beauty is natural, pure and uninhibited. It’s being human on a visceral raw level,” he concludes.
As an artist, T. J. has garnered acclaim throughout the Philadelphia region as well as across the country and other parts of the world. His work has been exhibited and published internationally.
Please continue to view his work throughout December and early January.