Now through November, gaze into the recent and distant past of Chester County through the people captured in painted portraits. Before Facebook, paintings revealed people, their settings and artistic styles of their era. An extensive collection of portraits in the Chester County Historical Society museum collection spans two centuries of men, women and children who lived here, opening windows into the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people. Some are important because they are rare images of people before the invention of cameras. Others reflect the artists’ attempts to convey the personalities of their subjects long after photography could capture precise features. Most of the examples on view in this colorful installation depict Chester County people. A few paintings depict people from other places by Chester County artists. For more information on the exhibit visit www.chestercohistorical.org or click here.
Visit the region’s only true indoor market with your favorite local artisans and farmers. The market, presented by Artisan Exchange, will run through April 27th, 2013 each Saturday from 10 am-2 pm at Suite 13B at the Matlack Industrial Park in West Chester, PA. The Matlack Industrial park is located on Carter Drive, which is right off Matlack Street, just ½ mile north of Rt 202.
The market will feature an amazing array of locally produced items ranging from coffee, to chocolates, to pasta, to small batch gelato some products are produced right on premise! The Artisan Exchange also offers a constantly evolving schedule of tasting classes, live music, and “how to” seminars rounding out the offerings to make this market one you’ll want to visit every week! Visit www.artisanexchangewcpa.com for discounts and promotions that are running at the market each week. For more information check out this awesome article produced by http://www.figwestchester.com by clicking here.
Summer officially ends for West Chester University students on Monday, August 27, but for some residents that also means the return of a whole slew of problems. Some residents complain about parking or trash, and some complain about the noise and even vandalism. Students make up a quarter of the population in the borough. They have to affect almost everyone in some way or another. This might be a good time to check with your insurance agent to ensure that you are properly covered incase something happens to your Home, Business, or Car, Kimberley Vassal Insurance Agency in Chadds Ford offers free insurance quotes for Homeowner, Business, Auto and many other types of insurance, check out there website by visiting http://www.kimberleyvassal.com
Opposition to Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget cuts continued Thursday as students and faculty of West Chester University gathered on campus to protest. Beginning with a walkout at 11 a.m., students congregated in the quad to share personal troubles with finances and contempt for Corbett’s proposal.
According to one student, a Facebook group was made to publicize the walkout but was unable to garner much response. A few hundred students gathered in the quad, then made their way toward Rosedale Avenue, and finally to the corner of Church Street and University Avenue where they joined faculty members who organized a protest at that location. “Tell Gov. Corbett we’ve got to fund education, public education,” said Lisa Millhous, West Chester University’s chapter president for the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties.
With an insufficient audio system, speakers relied on other protesters to carry their message through repetition, a method used by Occupy movements across the country last year. “As a pre-service teacher, I feel as though this proposed budget cut not only affects my future year here at West Chester, but also my years to come in my profession,” said Wesley Strayer, a WCU student.
In Corbett’s budget, the governor proposes reductions that would cut funding to the state’s universities by 20 percent. Last year, funding to the universities was cut by 18 percent. That led to an $800 tuition increase for students at West Chester. Michael Pettis, a music theory major at West Chester, said he spent last summer trying to find enough money to return for the fall semester. He said the $800 tuition increase was devastating to him. “If this budget does pass, no longer will student-teacher personal experiences exist,” Pettis said. “Is this what we want? Is this what we deserve? Then do something, do whatever it takes to make your voice heard.”
West Chester University students have returned to classes for the Fall semester! See what present and past West Chester University students have to say about their experience at WCU!
Check out this video to learn what West Chester University students have to say about their experience at WCU.