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 (Linda Braceland) • Saturday, March 9 • April 13 (Juried Show) • May 9 (Darlington Student and Teaching Artist Exhibit) • June 12 (Jason Cline)
February Featured Artist & Art Gallery Opening
Photographs by Linda Braceland – Opening Reception Saturday, February 9 at 6:30 PM
In her gallery display titled “Through My Eyes”, Linda Braceland demonstrates the power of the photographic image to record what is and what is imagined.
Taking pictures offered an awakening, opening her senses to greater illumination. Intuitively, she knew a camera lens provided a reliable window to explore the environment from multiple perspectives. Going deeper, aspects of light revealed to her the impact of mood and value of message, wrapping story-lines around each photograph. Desiring more, an epiphany occurred as she introduced her vision into the mix, creating ample segue for straightforward images to become dramatic works of art.
“My interests have leapfrogged in the direction of my gaze,” says Ms. Braceland. “Projects come to me at odd times, sometimes complete and sometimes in fragments during experimentation.”
This Darlington exhibit is a compilation of her artistic vision as it developed. Initially recording what she encountered directly through the viewfinder, Linda began to see more by turning on her mind’s eye and inviting additional points of view. “I started out as a purist, meaning I had to capture what I saw and could not alter it,” she states. “More recently, I discovered the beauty of taking what I see and creating something new, adding elements until a work of art appears.”
The art of photography was powerful as muse in her youth and continues to enlighten. It has opened new vistas she connects to inner dimensions granting limitless possibilities. Join this vibrant woman for her opening on Saturday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. and celebrate a journey of artistic expression. The world is replete with potentially inspiring photographic images. It is her desire to see and create them.
Please attend the opening on February 9 and continue to view her work throughout February and March.