Opening Receptions are
from 5:30-8:30 pm,
unless otherwise noted.
Hardcastle Galleries, established in 1888, is a full service fine art gallery serving the Brandywine Valley and surrounding region.
We provide art consultation, framing and installation services for the home as well as corporate and institutional locations. We're located in historic Centreville, Delaware, in the Fredericks Country Centre, and in Newark, Delaware, at Pomeroy Station, 218 E. Main St. #112.
We had a wonderful turnout for the opening reception for the Diamond State Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, held on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 in our Centreville gallery. Have a peek at some snapshots taken that evening:
Best In Show
Michele FosterTrue Friends
Elizabeth ForsytheSummer Afternoon
Maria KeaneSilent Interval
Here's Mr. McFarland critiquing a few of the entries in the show (courtesy of D. Griffin):
Of course, we all enjoyed the musicians. Evelyn Swensson, long-time conductor and composer for OperaDelaware, provided keyboard accompaniment, and also sang a medley of songs. We still have a few copies of her new memoir available, Notes: My Life with Music. Ms. Swensson just received the 2014 Governor's Award for the Arts! Brother and sister Stephen and Elicia Reynolds (each with a performance shown below) are also a skating team in ice dancing, competing in the 2014 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships held in Boston, MA.!
Between the artwork and the music, we heard readings from the amazingly talented writers of the Diamond State Branch. The poet laureate of Delaware, JoAnn Balingit, gave a "heart-felt" reading of her poem, Your Heart and How It Works; Billie Travalini (another 2014 Governor's Award for the Arts recipient) read an excerpt from her book Blood Sisters; and we were inspired by Branch president Sandra Seaton Michel reading her poem Waging Peace. Here are a few of the works by the members:
Other selected writings:
|Billie Travalini||Missing Watch, Circa 1946|
|Sandra Seaton Michel||Love's Gifts|
|Jean Hull Herman||How He Broke My Heart|
|Clella Bay Murray||A Pox On You (Chapter 6, page 10)|
|Paula Webster Hartzell||Amber and Blood(Page 118)|
|Jean Hull Herman||I'm a Red Car Girl|
|Linda Texter Hall||Winter Rage|
|Linda Texter Hall||Excerpts from poems|
|Louise O'Brien||My Always Child|
|JoAnn Balingit||Your Heart and How It Works|
|Erica Fitz Mears||A Body That Goes Untouched|
|maria keane||Odalisque Now (monotype and poem)|
|Mary Pat Bowman||About Art (Three Haiku)|
|Jean Hull Herman||On Cloning the Family Pet|
|Linda Texter Hall||Cyclops|