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Local artists

you need to know From a tattoo artist to a filmmaker and everything in between, get to know the artists in West Chester who are impacting the local art scene in a big way.

giving back Making a difference by healing scars: Stefani Stitt. PA G E 2 5

authentic Leading the way through innovative makeup artistry: Hanna Gaffney. PA G E 2 0 IN THIS ISSUE

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Meet the artful personalities making their mark on the local art scene.

Foundational, educational, and performance institutions shaping the next generation of artists.

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On the Cover: featured chairs painted by Jeff Schaller provided by Dane Decor. Many thanks to clients and collectors for this cover shoot collaboration.

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C R E AT E D A N D P R O D U C E D BY F I G I N D U S T R I E S Creative thinkers and makers with a forever mission of Design For Good. Learn more about our mission and meet our team at figindustries.com. PUBLISHER Fig Industries DIRECTOR Gretchen Lusby WRITERS Liz Smutko Nicole Bowman DESIGNERS Meg Yoder Ian Berg Josh Seibert Melissa McDade P R I N T I N G PA RT N E R The Standard Group

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AT FIG, WE'RE A CREATIVE BUNCH. Each new season, we are passionate about blending several powerful mediums—design, photography, and words—into a beautiful lookbook that tells the story of West Chester. Artists are vital voices in our community. Not only is art a way to express the perspectives of the people who live here, but it also brings innovation and social capital. And perhaps the biggest benefit of all, art brings authentic joy to those who see, hear, and interact with it. In West Chester, creativity is not only sought out, it is celebrated. Artistry is everywhere—look around. You’ll notice artful window displays and masterful culinary creations. You’ll find epic stage productions and powerful paintings. This fall, we hope you get out and enjoy the arts—from an epic, awe-inspiring performance on the stage of Asplundh Concert Hall, to the simple joy of a downtown Gallery Walk, you’ll find so many ways to engage. Use Fig as a resource. Refer to it often, crosscheck it with your calendars, and be inspired to try something new—a new restaurant, a new live production, a new gallery.

In this issue, we are excited to introduce you to many of the local artists who are shaping the art scene in this town. Whether they use a video camera, a paint brush, tattoo ink, local ingredients, clay, or an assortment of musical instruments, these creatives are bringing their ideas to life. We hope you gain a greater appreciation for their important work after reading these behind-the-scenes stories. In addition, explore what we call our Artistic Anchors—the foundational educational and performance institutions that are shaping the next generation of artists. Vital voices indeed. This issue of Fig is a packed celebration of the arts, and we’re glad you’re a part of it. Enjoy! BRIANNA CARLISLE, DEBORAH B R A N D T, G R E T C H E N L U S B Y A N D THE FIG INDUSTRIES TEAM With this issue comes a fond farewell to Gretchen Lusby as Director of Fig West Chester. As Gretchen moves on to her next adventure, we are excited to grow our Chester County team, led by Brianna Carlisle. We are so honored to serve this thriving community. Respectfully, Deborah Brandt, founder and owner of Fig Industries

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M U S T- V I S I T NEIGHBORHOOD ASSETS MARSHALL SQUARE CHESTER COUNT Y HOSPITAL THE HICKMAN WEST CHESTER FRIENDS SCHOOL CHESTER COUNT Y HISTORICAL SOCIET Y HENDERSON HIGH SCHOOL

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W E S T C H E S T E R C O N T I N U E S to blend storied legacy with new innovation, and the northeast quadrant of the Borough is a perfect example of this mix. West Chester resident and Keller Williams Realtor Jean Gross loves the Borough and has resided there for 40 years. For this issue of Fig, she wanted to spotlight the Northeast Quadrant as her second neighborhood feature, following last issue’s Southwest Quadrant. Marshall Square, named in honor of renowned 18th century Chester County botanist Humphrey Marshall, was developed as an arboretum. It was West Chester’s first public square, dedicated in 1848, and then became a public park in 1878. The recent restoration and return of the original Victorian fountain, missing for more than 60 years, was due to the hard work and fundraising of the ‘Friends of Marshall Square Park’. “To me, this fountain is the highlight of the park, a destination morning, noon, and night,” says Jean. Chester County Hospital, built in 1892, continues to be an integral part of this Quadrant’s history. Beginning as a small ten-bed dispensary, this hospital has become a leading health care provider. The expansion and renovations of Chester County Hospital provide support to the community in research, education, employment, and most importantly, patient care. Chester County Day has supported the hospital for more than 75 years. “I love the hospital,” says Jean. “My son was born there. And my home has been on Chester County Day twice!”

The Dower House, the oldest house in West Chester Borough, is located on Goshen Road and is one of the oldest continually inhabited houses in West Chester. It is the first tax parcel (#01-01-01) in Chester County. The homestead is the epitome of ‘Okie’s Colonial Revival Style’. “I am so grateful to everyone who has kept this historic house thriving,” adds Jean. Henderson High School, the first high school in the Borough, began in 1863. In addition, the West Chester Friends School has been in operation for nearly 180 years. Each has been updated and refreshed over the years, adding new modern changes to complement their historic charm. The Hickman House was founded in 1891. It is a non-profit, personal care community serving people of all races and faiths. It is known for the great care of its residents and the original historic structure is beautiful. “It is a treasure,” says Jean. Jean has always been fascinated with the history represented in West Chester Borough’s architecture—the backbone of her passion for her real estate business. This Quadrant represents so much care, education, innovation, and history. Be sure to visit the Chester County Historical Society to discover even more about the legacy and history of the community.

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Art Works WEST CHESTER OFFERS THE B E S T O F A L L W O R L D S for artists and art lovers alike: beautiful countryside and deep history to inspire and soothe, access to big cities, and the finest culture to energize and enrich. But this community’s thriving arts scene is an entity unto itself. From backlit landscapes that reflect the rolling Brandywine Valley to industrial cityscapes that bustle with excitement, our local artists are capturing

what it is to be from West Chester in their own unique ways. Art transcends what’s local here, too. We also have artists who are expressing inner secrets, capturing the essence of man’s best friend, sharing the stories of refugees in Eritrea, and bringing us to Italy through gelato. On the following pages, learn about the creatives of West Chester and find out how you can engage and be inspired!

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Chris Cotter C O - O W N E R of Tailor Made Media, Chris Cotter has been a producer/ director in the multimedia industry for more than 20 years. Chris’s experiences traveling the world have been a catalyst in working in film and telling stories through the lens of a camera. He has worked and traveled throughout the United States, Central America, Africa, Europe, and South America. Visiting several developing nations inspired Chris to use film to be a voice for important environmental and human rights issues around the world. “I’ve learned the most about life from people

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in other cultures,” says Chris. “Especially those who I’ve met in developing nations. I feel like anyone would want to help others in difficult situations—we too want to be a supporting force.” “Through filmmaking, our company decided to try to help people who we felt were ignored. That was the inspiration to create our film, Refugee: The Eritrean Exodus. The success of the film and its impression on viewers is why we created the subdivision, Tailor Made Films.” Chris believes films are the perfect way to share stories that bridge cultures and facilitate discussion

and change. “Filmmakers have the opportunity to create something that conveys messages, provokes thought, and invokes feeling,” he says. Chris is also a renowned music teacher who runs TribeSound Records, where he produces music for many Philadelphia artists, including his own band WaveRadio. Featuring Tailor Made Films, a part of Tailor Made Media. A significant portion of Tailor Made Media’s profits help to fund the company’s philanthropic film projects focused on important environmental and human rights issues.


Sarah Bourne Rafferty “I first experimented with cyanotypes and alternative process photography in college. I immediately fell in love with the techniques,” says Sarah. “I’m drawn to how the process incorporates the chemistry of photography and the tactile quality of printmaking while connecting me more fully to the natural world.”

Each cyanotype is a unique record of nature including the light and the wind of a particular day. The poetry of the moment is marked on the page, never to be duplicated again in exactly the same way. Sarah gives a portion of her proceeds to land and water conservation in southeastern Pennsylvania. Follow along on her creative journey via Instagram: @atwaterdesigns.

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The cyanotype process is the oldest photographic process. Sarah mixes a light-sensitive chemical solution, which

she then paints onto paper. Once dry, she exposes it to the sun with a plant or natural object touching the paper which is called a photogram.

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AT W AT E R D E S I G N S O W N E R , Sarah Bourne Rafferty, creates botanical prints using the cyanotype process. Sarah is driven and inspired by the natural world. “Walking in the woods and even through my backyard garden is the starting point of my creative process,” she says. Her prints of feathers, leaves, and flowers reflect this love.

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“ I W A N T E D T O S C A R E M Y S E L F, ” says Hanna Gaffney, of moving away from her small town in her native Wisconsin. She looked at all the usual cities actors land, but none spoke to her until she visited Philadelphia. “There’s a vibrant theater scene here, not just in the city itself, but throughout the area,” she says. “I fell in love with the history, too.” She made a splash in her West Chester debut with the Resident Theater Company’s production of Spamalot! as The Lady of the Lake. “It’s my favorite part of all time,” Hanna says. Along with her work with RTC, Hanna’s appeared onstage in Philadelphia, Bristol, Media, and down the shore in Somers Point, NJ. “‘Down-a-shore’ was a new phrase for me,” she says. Along with acting, singing, and dialect coaching, Hanna’s also a talented makeup artist. She loved teaching the techniques of special effects makeup at the Chester County Art Association this summer. “The students love it,” Hanna says. “It’s all blood, guts, and gore—and when you can get middle-schoolers to say it’s cool, that’s something.” Hanna enjoys her breaks from work too. “This is a great town to walk around in. You can grab some coffee and be in a park in five minutes. It’s so friendly and beautiful,” Hanna says. “And it’s a lovely place to work as an artist. There’s always something exciting going on, and I want to be here for it.”

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“For each portrait I make, I am challenged to capture the personality, charisma, and likeness of that pet,” she says. LouLou paints her portraits from photographs that can be

emailed or even texted to her; in fact, everything she does can be accomplished remotely. Thus, her art hangs in homes and galleries across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. LouLou’s portraits are created with acrylics on canvas. She is inspired by the gratitude she receives from her

clients, who cherish the portraits she creates as gifts and memorials. “Our pets are family members,” says LouLou. “I personally understand the love and companionship a pet can give and how much they mean to us. I was motivated to do this work because our pets are worthy of being portrayed.”

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C U S T O M P E T P O R T R A I T S are painter LouLou Clayton’s specialty. Her portraits capture the innocence and emotion of each animal’s essence.

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Jeff Schaller painter I N T H E U N I Q U E medium of encaustic, Jeff Schaller paints by creating textural art pieces which incorporate representational form with the printed word. In essence, the visual and written symbols merge to create a unique aesthetic language that is both provocative and whimsical. His multiple-image pieces, with familiar elements ranging from polka dots to popular culture icons and labels, evoke emotions and memories in the viewer.

The combination of images tells a story and provokes a personal exchange between the art and the audience. “I say I’m blessed and cursed,” says Jeff. “Blessed because I have the ability to paint, cursed because I have to paint.” Jeff’s graphic design background, love of color, and what he deems a “neurotic personality that likes to place random images and thoughts next to each other,” all inform his art. “Add a splash

of reckless abandon because life is short and should be enjoyed,” he says. Jeff’s art is hanging in galleries across the country and he has completed many commissions for corporate and private clients in this area and beyond. Jeff wants art to be approachable for everyone. “The message of art can be fun and whimsical, nostalgic,” says Jeff. “It doesn’t have to be heavy, lofty, or complex.”


C O - O W N E R O F Gemelli Gelato, Vincenzo Tettamanti is an artist whose medium is simply delicious. He works in artisan gelato and Italian desserts, after all. All of the work and preparation that goes into making his true artisanal gelato draws on his background as not only a creative chef, but also a food scientist.

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Vincenzo teaches the art and science of gelato at Gemelli. “I love showing others how I work at Gemelli and hopefully inspiring them to make better, healthier decisions when it comes to food and ingredients.”

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Vincenzo expresses his art through his unique flavor profiles, inspired by his Italian roots and reinterpreted using local ingredients from his new home’s surroundings. The results of his craft are a delicate structure of the gelato using a balancing act of science and creativity to achieve a smooth, creamy product.

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When Vincenzo moved to the United States from Italy, he needed a way to connect back to his home country. “Food is part of my identity; gelato is something that brings back childhood and fun memories,” he says. “I decided to bring a piece of my home to West Chester, and I promised myself I would do it the right way; using fromscratch processes and local, farm-fresh ingredients to craft these treats the way they were meant to be, before artificial flavorings, colorants, and pre-made everything came around.”


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Kristin McLaughlin Mitchell theatre KRISTIN HAS PERFORMED and directed in productions on Broadway and Off Broadway. After years in New York working with the likes of Stanley Tucci, Nicole Kidman, Paul Rudd, Justin Bartha, Tony Shalhoub, and Anthony LaPaglia, a lightbulb went off. “What if I brought that level of theater home to West Chester?” she asked herself.

In 2017, they produced their first season of main stage shows, featuring actors and designers from New York and Philly at the top of their craft. The season earned RTC two Best of the Mainline awards, a Barrymore Recommendation for every show, and a front page feature in the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Arts Section. Plus, more than 10,000 people bought tickets to see RTC shows.

Kristin founded The Resident Theatre Company (RTC) in 2015 to do just that.

“I have been thrilled by the positive response to RTC. People seem

excited to have high quality theater in beautiful Downtown West Chester. Our audiences can go out to dinner and walk to the theater just like they would in NYC, without the long trip.” says Kristin. “But beyond the show itself, we also focus on creating an exciting community where our audience has access to the artists, and are able to get a behind the scenes look at the process of producing professional theater.”


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Stefani Stitt tattoo artist D E L I C A T E , B L A C K I N K tattooing is Stefani Stitt’s specialty. Stefani runs Heal Your Heart, a local project that helps those suffering with depression and self harm to cover their scars from the past so they may have a happier, pain-free future. Tattoo art is a bit of a family tradition for Stefani. “My mother is a tattoo artist, so I grew up as part of the

culture and naturally fell into it when I came of age,” says Stefani. “Tattooing has saved me from so many hardships in my life, I could not imagine a life without this art in it.” Stefani’s Heal Your Heart project has helped hundreds of struggling people to move on from the darkness of their past in hopes to heal for a brighter future through tattoo art. “I make it

my life’s goal to help those who trust me with their skin,” she says. “I do that both in the Heal Your Heart project and out of it. I help others feel more confident in themselves and give them the most beautiful work that I can produce.” For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit stefanistippletattoos.com.


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T H E I M A G E S I N Erica Brown’s paintings vacillate between pure abstraction and industry. Her main medium is encaustic, which is one of the oldest (and more dangerous) forms of painting—a process of painting with pigmented beeswax. She builds up many layers of paint, then uses tools to carve through them to expose what is underneath. She fuses each layer with a blow torch. The results are richer, deeper colors and textures.

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“I work on several paintings at once and often get lost in the process of creating,” says Erica. “Going from painting to painting becomes a sort of maddening dance for me.” At Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Erica had to teach herself encaustic off of school premises because of the fumes released when the wax is heated—and the blow torch, of course. It was in this process where Erica found her voice. You will often see industrial images such as train lines, trestle bridges, and abandoned factories in her work. She’s photographed these scenes her entire life, finding herself drawn to the industrial landscape. Erica pours herself into her painting. Some of her paintings come together quickly while others are worked on for years. “I often have a particular emotion or even a much more personal catharsis involved in my pieces,” she says. “But I cherish the viewer’s individual relationship with my work. There is no ‘right’ interpretation. How it makes you feel is what it’s supposed to be for you.”

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“Painting on newspaper started as a way to add texture into my gritty cityscapes,” says Teresa. “But over time it has become a tie between the

stories of a particular city and the subjects that I paint. I want viewers to feel as though they can walk right into one of my pieces.” Teresa paints what we see every day. She usually chooses to pluck her paintings from what is right in front of her face, drawing on memories of scenes from her childhood. Teresa grew up in the blue collar city of Rochester, NY.

“My bedroom window looked out at Kodak Park’s smoke stacks,” she recalls. “Cities are full of interesting slices of life: the backside row homes well worn in and passed on from family to family; the alleys with the kicked-over crates and sweaty cooks bent over smoking their Take-5 cigarettes; the soaring high yet slightly crooked homes that housed royalty once falling down piece by piece unable to support the years that have passed without care.”

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T ER E S A PA I N T S L A RG E- SC A LE cityscapes on top of newspapercovered canvas. Her work captures the chatter of the urban environment, transporting viewers through everyday places to new and unexpected realizations.

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designers of: C U S T O M J E W E L R Y is an artform all its own. Ivan and Lisa Kaplan have been enhancing this meticulous process to ensure each piece at Kaplans Fine Jewelry is crafted to perfection. The making of jewelry is a creative blend between functional design and beautiful aesthetic—a combination that creates something truly remarkable. “We customize jewelry for each client, making it something unique and special to them,” says Lisa. “We create a design and bring it into reality.” “We love what we do,” adds Ivan. “It’s not work when you wake up and look forward to going into the office for the day—and that’s always how we’ve approached our business. I love working with my hands and specifically identifying a problem and then coming up with a solution.” Both Lisa and Ivan are focused on making each piece of jewelry striking and memorable. The crafting of each design is intentional and always has the customer’s needs in mind. As far as finding motivation, the Kaplan team noted their high standard for dedication. “Do what you love and put in the hard work and eventually it will pay off,” says Lisa. “Do right by the people that support you and you’ll make customers, friends, and family for life.”

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Diane Dailey Allsman mixed media Diane’s main goal through her painting is self expression and knowledge through stream of consciousness. “Look at the images, color, and texture that made it past my censoring thoughts, and I stand naked and in full view,” says Diane. “The artist paints what she sees; the viewer then sees what they see.”

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“Using the dry brush technique allows me to work quickly, accessing my raw emotions, while moving about the work,” says Diane. “And so go my secrets from their safe place, deep inside, to the canvas. Usually a dry brush rendering of any intruding thought or emotion turned into color, texture, and medium. Raw emotion, now outside of myself and a physical work of art.”

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DIANE DAILEY ALLSMAN paints to feel free. Her deeply emotional, stream-of-consciousness art is a way for her to express her own secrets and emotions as she lives with depression. Diane challenges viewers to not only look, but also to see—to feel their own emotions and secrets reflected back to them through her bold brush strokes.


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archival framers O P E N E D I N 1 9 7 5 , the Visual Expansion Gallery by Mary Manning and Elizabeth Taylor has been consistent in providing the community with beautiful, handcrafted custom framing and a space to experience gorgeous, local artwork.

the perfect combination of framing components like matting, glazing, and frame moulding.”

“Custom framing not only protects and displays art, but, when done correctly, it should enhance the art,” says Mary. “We work closely with clients to pick

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encouraged to cultivate creativity. The gallery features a variety of artists specializing in watercolor, oil & acrylic, etching, and much more. As a note to these and other artists, Mary and Elizabeth shared some insight. “Respect your artwork and know that the framing of artwork can do so much to enhance the work when done correctly. Measure twice and cut once!”


“I opened in the spring, which meant I could finally use my garage for things like our cars again,” says Beth. Her business started when she bought a piece of furniture online to use in her kitchen. She refinished, painted, and distressed it, and was so happy with the results she bought another piece, did the same thing, and sold it for a profit online in 2011. The West Chester native didn’t search far away for the right space when it was clear she wanted a brick-and-mortar store. “I thought West Chester needed a shop like this—everything is affordable, and there’s something for everyone,” says Beth. She does custom work, too. While Beth is responsible for much of the refinished furniture, she has a stable of other artisans who sell at the shop on consignment. “There are so many great craftspeople locally,” she says. “This gives them a place to show what they can do.” The shop is also a workshop—you’ll often find Beth or one of her staff working on reclaiming older furniture. “I’m always covered in paint,” she says. “But don’t worry about getting in the way—if the light’s on, come on in!

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Rhoda & Michael Kahler mixed media and sculpture E V E N A F T E R 1 8 Y E A R S of making art professionally, Rhoda Kahler continues to thrive on innovation. As a sculptor and artist, she cites Gaudi and Isaiah Zagar as big influences on her craft and aesthetic.

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“I like to explore concepts and ideas through clay,” says Rhoda. “I am addicted to the way this ‘moldable earth’ rips, folds, and receives textures. I roll out slabs of clay, then

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Rhoda’s husband Mike has also started to pursue his own creative passion— metalwork. Together, Mike and Rhoda are building a sculpture garden and will be exhibiting together for the first time at the Art Trust in January 2019. Rhoda consistently keeps encouraging others to follow their creative passions. “Don’t stop creating,” she says,“Keep making art!”


“My hope is for my body of work to represent a view where all is right with the world,” she says. Through her sculpture, Holly strives to achieve a balance between abstraction and realism. “I want my art to be unique and abstract enough that one can take their own experiences and relate,” she says. “But it also needs to be realistic enough that I can control the scope of the viewer’s imagination.” Holly spent years working as a web and graphic designer until she began to crave work that was more hands-on. She doesn’t look back, except to offer advice to other young artists balancing work with their creative drive. Her advice: “Always follow your heart. Not the money. Even if it is a temporary stage in life to create what pays the bills, always remember what gets you excited and look for ways to get to that stage of your life at every turn.” Holly’s work is exclusively shown at Artistic Eyewear, her husband Robert’s boutique that brings art and fashion into their selection of frames.

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of the Brandywine Valley. The show’s title speaks not only to Heather’s admiration for local art giants, but also for the landscapes and iconic structures created by the inhabitants of this region long ago.

Her new solo exhibition “Admiration of Souls”, opening November 8 at the Allinson Gallery at CCAA, will display new landscape works and debut a host of large situational portraits featuring inspirational personalities

“Painting itself turned out to be my language of choice,” says Heather. “The desire to truly create fine art at an elevated level is the goal. Being true to my own values of craftsmanship, beauty, and importance allows me to

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T H E A R T S & C U LT U R E E D I T I O N of Fig explores creativity and what that means to our community—including collaborations, support for artists and ventures, public art, and new innovations. We’re highlighting the local visual and performing artists, makers, creators, and big thinkers who continue to play a crucial role in our ever-growing creative culture. On the following pages, we also celebrate West Chester’s Artistic Anchors—those foundational educational and performance institutions that are shaping the next generation of artists by pushing boundaries, challenging conventions, and creating experiences that expose minds to a bigger world. Learn more about each Artistic Anchor and find out how you can engage in the creative culture of West Chester.

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Constance Case

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C O N S TA N C E C A S E teaches a variety of courses including costume design, costume history, makeup design, and costume construction as Associate Professor of Costume Technology and Design at West Chester University. “Last semester I was lucky enough to teach a course on advanced makeup techniques including sculpting, life-casting, and prosthetics,” says Constance. “As the head of the costume area, I run the studio space where students learn the basics of costume construction and where the costumes for the productions are created.

Constance strives to create a welcoming, open environment where students can learn and thrive. Her goal is to create a safe space that enables students to try new things without fear. “The more often students get to explore and learn the more they can grow as artists,” says Constance. “I feel like my enthusiasm for the craft encourages students to reach beyond their usual limits and grow.” Currently, Constance is working on an e-text that will be used for a costume construction course which will be available as an open education

resource—meaning anyone can use it to learn how to create items through the skill of sewing. She is also working with two colleagues on a sustainable project. “We will be using recycled objects to create the costumes and environment for a performance piece,” says Constance. “The costumes are made from recycled grocery bags, bottle caps, water bottles, straws, and other disposable goods. We are encouraging people to look at these everyday objects in a new way.” Constance looks to inspire students with enthusiasm and a dedication to creative education.


Art + Design Exhibitions

Music Concerts SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA October 4, 8:15pm Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall FA L L C H O R A L F E S T I V A L October 18, 8:15pm Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall A BERNSTEIN C E L E B R AT I O N (O P E R A ) November 2, 7:30pm Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre WIND ENSEMBLE November 4, 3:00pm Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre CRITERIONS JAZZ ENSEMBLE November 16, 7:30pm Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

Theatre + Dance Performances ANTIGONE October 12–20 Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre Performing Arts Center M Y FA I R L A DY November 8–15 MainStage Theatre, E.O. Bull Center for the Arts

D A V I D J O N E S : H O W DY August 27–September 28 Knauer Gallery ANDREW SNYDER: FA M I LY T R E E August 27–October 12 John H. Baker Gallery K R I S T O P H E R B E N E D I C T: STUDENT WORK October 4–November 2 Knauer Gallery M AT E R I A L W O R L D October 19–January 8 John H. Baker Gallery

R E V I VA L A DANCE CONCERT November 9–10 Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre Performing Arts Center

THE BOWL November 7–January 8 Knauer Gallery

Additional event and ticket information available at WCUPA.edu/TheatreDance

A full calendar of exhibitions is available at WCUPA.edu/ArtDesign

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Westtown School Art Gallery SEPTEMBER–JUNE

Revolving exhibits featuring works by both professional and student artists

Brainstorm

OCTOBER 26–27 An original play by Emily Lim and Ned Glasier

2nd Annual Arts Festival NOVEMBER 11

A progressive arts festival featuring presentations by Westtown’s instrumental music, choral arts, visual arts, and dance students

As You Like It F E B R U A RY 1 – 2

A musical adaptation by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery

An Evening of One-Act Plays M AY 3 – 4

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Three short plays, including two world premieres and 21 Chump Street by Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Tony-Award winning musical follows the journey of Eva Peron from an ambitious 16-year-old girl who longed for an acting career, fame, and fortune, to the most powerful woman in Latin America, winning the love of her countrymen, and more than a few enemies along the way. Set in Buenos Aires between 1934–1952, this world-renowned musical features a soaring score by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

An accelerating screwball farce full of laughter, Lend Me a Tenor has the class and charm of a Kaufman and Hart comedy plus all the door-slamming hilarity of a Marx Brothers’ classic. This high-energy comedy about love and mistaken identity will keep you laughing all night.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 film, takes us to the French Riviera for hijinks and hilarity. Sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards.

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Cultural Events CALENDAR


WCULIVE! WEST CHESTER UNIVER SIT Y

Letter from the President ON BEHALF OF West Chester University, I am pleased to welcome you to our 2018–19 season of cultural and community programming.

critically acclaimed Irish music ensemble, a Japanese drumming troupe, a children’s theatre performance, a Dixieland show, lectures, art exhibits, and much more.

The University has enjoyed strong visual and performing arts programs since its earliest days and it has built on that long tradition to become a regional leader in cultural programming. Here at West Chester University, you can find the very best in music, theater, dance, and art, rivaling anything you might find in New York, Philadelphia, or Washington.

I am happy to once again present the President’s Speaker Series, which brings renowned public figures to West Chester. Last year the series featured Judy Woodruff, anchor of PBS News Hour, and Joe Scarborough, co-host of Morning Joe on MSNBC. This fall, we look forward to welcoming publishing executive Steve Forbes and, in the spring, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Our reputation speaks for itself. Last year, almost 100,000 people attended a variety of WCU cultural events, which included a

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show for West Chester University’s cultural programs and the students, faculty, staff, and visiting artists who present them. Our 2018-2019 season of cultural and community events promises to be outstanding, with attractions for every member of the family. I invite you to experience the arts at WCU! Sincerely,

Dr. Christopher M. Fiorentino President, West Chester University


Our 24th Season TH E P R ESI D E N T ’S S P E A K E R S E R IES :

Steve Forbes

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 8:00pm EMILIE K. ASPLUNDH CONCERT HALL ORCHESTRA $27 | BALCONY $22

Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, and an internationally respected authority in the worlds of economics, finance, and corporate leadership. With the economy at the forefront of conversation on a global level, Mr. Forbes offers longstanding insights that capitalism, free markets, and a flat tax are essential to a healthy economy. This is a message Mr. Forbes has been delivering as editor of one of the world’s most successful business magazines for decades, and he continues to be one of the most sought-after speakers on this and other economic issues leading the economic debates around the world.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

SATURDAY, MARCH 23 8:00pm EMILIE K. ASPLUNDH CONCERT HALL ORCHEST RA $27 | BALCONY $22

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. She is the author of six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling books, including her most recent, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism (November, 2013). Winner of the Carnegie Medal, The Bully Pulpit is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has acquired the film and television rights to the book.

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I NT ER ACTI VE A RT & M US I C EXPE R I ENC E FA M I LY F UN DAY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 8:00pm EMILIE K. ASPLUNDH CONCERT HALL As soon as you step into the theatre, the ArtRAGEous cast welcomes you into their world. Through immersive activity, their camaraderie sweeps you along and you get a glimpse of what’s to come in what we call The Happening. The troupe also distributes souvenirs that you will use to participate in the performance. The ArtRAGEous troupe of artists, musicians, singers, and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons, and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The result? A one-of-a-kind crossover experience! The signature of the ArtRAGEous Troupe is interaction and engagement, so be prepared to be a part of the show! Learn more at www.ArtRAGEousexperience.com

Tickets O R C H E ST R A F U L L V I E W: A D U LT S $ 2 7 S T U D E N T S / S E N I O R S $ 2 2 O R C H E ST R A PA RT I A L LY O B S T R U C T E D V I E W: A D U LT S $ 2 2 S T U D E N T S / S E N I O R S $ 1 7 B A LCO N Y S E AT I N G : A D U LT S $ 1 9 S T U D E N T S / S E N I O R S $ 1 5

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the Stevie Wonder Experience N AT U RAL WO N DER :

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 7:30pm EMILIE K. ASPLUNDH CONCERT HALL One of the greatest entertainers and music legends of all time is Stevie Wonder, and, the #1 entertainer dedicated to faithfully performing all of Stevie’s music is Gabriel Bello and his group, Natural Wonder. From Ribbon in The Sky, Isn’t She Lovely, Higher Ground, I Just Called to Say I Love You, Superstition, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, and on and on, you will swear that you are at a concert with none other than Stevie himself.

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Cashore Marionettes S IM PL E G I F T S SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 2:00pm MADELEINE WING ADLER THEATRE The internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. The moving and humorous performances have astounded audiences in Europe, the Far East, and across North America including stops at the Kennedy Center, Annenberg Center, Kravis Center, and many others. The program, Simple Gifts, is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to stunning music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven, and Copland. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, beautiful music, theatrical illusion, and artistic insight, the original vignettes presented in Simple Gifts provide an entertaining and sensitive vision of what it is to be human. Learn more at www.cashoremarionettes.com

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Married to Broadway FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 7:30 pm EMILIE K. ASPLUNDH CONCERT HALL Looking for a unique Valentine’s Gift? Ron Sharpe and Barbra Russell first met when they were playing the young romantic leads of Marius and Cosette in Les Misérables on Broadway. The story they often tell is that after being married on stage hundreds of times, they decided to do it for real. Ron and Barbra (together with one or two of their fabulous and equally talented Broadway leading actors and actresses) share their love affair with the fantastic music of the Great White Way, performing the big show stopping numbers that are audience favorites around the world— from Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, and West Side Story, to Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, and—of course—Les Mis. Learn more at www.facebook.com/m2bway

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WCULIVE! WEST CHESTER UNIVER SIT Y

THE NATI O NAL DA N C E COMPANY O F I R E L A N D

Rhythm of the Dance FRIDAY, MARCH 8 7:30 pm EMILIE K. ASPLUNDH CONCERT HALL This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of talent derived from all areas of Irish life. The show includes a large cast of step dancers, live musicians, amazing Irish singers, and a sea-nós dancer. The 2019 tour will feature new choreography, new costumes, new music, and fresh multi-media. The new show is an inspiring epic, still reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history with a new script. Using the traditional and modern arts of dance (ballet, modern dance, and jazz) and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. Learn more at www.rhythmofthedance.com

Tickets O R C H E ST R A F U L L V I E W: A D U LT S $ 2 7 S T U D E N T S / S E N I O R S $ 2 2 O R C H E ST R A PA RT I A L LY O B S T R U C T E D V I E W: A D U LT S $ 2 2 S T U D E N T S / S E N I O R S $ 1 7 B A LCO N Y S E AT I N G : A D U LT S $ 1 9 S T U D E N T S / S E N I O R S $ 1 5

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M IS S O U LA C H ILDR EN ’ S T HEAT RE P RES EN T S :

The Pied Piper SATURDAY, MARCH 16 2:00 & 5:00pm EMILIE K. ASPLUNDH CONCERT HALL Returning to West Chester for the 12th year, the country’s preeminent professional children’s theatre company, the Missoula Children’s Theatre, returns to WCU and will once again recruit more than 50 local children to stage an original musical adaptation. The auditions are on Monday, March 11 at 4:30pm in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building (700 South High Street). Approximately 50 roles are available for local students ages kindergarten through 12th grade. No advance preparation or experience is necessary. Just be ready to have a good time! Register for auditions online starting in September at www.wcupa.edu/live.

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2018–2019 CULTURAL EVENTS CALENDAR

Rumours:

A FL EET WO OD M AC T R I B UT E

FRIDAY, APRIL 5 7:30 pm EMILIE K. ASPLUNDH CONCERT HALL Rumours, the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show, recreates the legendary band in its youthful heyday from 1975–1979. Rumours has meticulously put together a show that spares no detail. From period accurate equipment and costumes to spot on characterizations and musical performances, Rumours takes you back to a time when music was still an unbridled cultural experience and bands weren’t afraid to put on a show. Relive the rock and roll magic with Rumours. Learn more at www.rumoursatl.com

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TAM AG AWA U N IVER S IT Y

Taiko Drumming and Dance

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 7:30pm EMILIE K. ASPLUNDH CONCERT HALL Nearly 30 drummers and dancers from Tamagawa University, Japan, make a return appearance on our campus for an athletic and graceful performance that includes thundering Taiko drumming and Japanese folkloric dance. As one of the top-ranking taiko groups in Japan, their amazing stage show has received rave reviews from the New York Times and other media. With a growing number of fans every year, they return to the U.S. to perform at the Cherry Blossom Festivals in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

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Mutts Gone Nuts SATURDAY, APRIL 13 7:30pm EMILIE K. ASPLUNDH CONCERT HALL Mutts Gone Nuts is a comedy dog thrill show that promotes the adoption of rescue animals. Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4-legged performers. Deemed ‘A Must See’ by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your shoes!

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Balanchine, Barber & Brandywine

O C T O B E R 2 6 1 0 am O C T O B E R 2 7 7 pm O C T O B E R 2 8 2 pm Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall

J O I N B R A N DY W I N E B A L L E T for a celebration of the arts in Chester County! Brandywine Ballet and The Brandywine Singers will come together again to collaborate on the performance of Balanchine, Barber & Brandywine, that includes Resident Choreographer Nancy Page’s Voices, set to the music of West Chester native Samuel Barber. Also featured is Serenade, choreographed by world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine, as well as two contemporary pieces by our own Tim Early and Meredith Rainey. A powerful neoclassic, contemporary program not to be missed. Tickets are on sale now! TICKETS: BR ANDY WINEBALLET.ORG | BOX OFFICE: 610.696.2711

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Bringing out the

in everyone Workshops & Classes

All levels, ages 3–93, enrolling now for fall

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Wednesday – Saturday, 11am–3pm Low fee classes + workshops

CCAA@The Garage in Kennett Saturdays, FREE drop-in classes 9:30am + 11am

OCTOBER FUNDRAISING EVENTS Past + Present Invitational Art Auction October 11–November 1 OPENING RECEPTION & SILENT AUCTION Thursday, October 11 5–7pm CLOSING RECEPTION & FINAL BIDS Thursday, November 1 5–7pm

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Clay Days

The Barnes on Bradford

· Honoring ceramic artist Mitch Lyons · 14 regional ceramics artists · Companion exhibit of CCAA artists and instructors at Exton

OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, October 11 5–7pm

1 S T F R I D AY G A L L E R Y W A L K Friday, October 5 5–8pm RECEPTION Thursday, October 11 5–7pm C L AY M O N O P R I N T I N G DEMO & LECTURE Thursday, October 25 6–8pm

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BARNES LUNCH & LEARN Wednesday, October 17 11am–1pm “ T H E A R T O F T H E S T E A L” L E C T U R E Thursday, October 18 6–8pm

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Hattie Weselyk Jewelry Artist & CCAA Instructor

H AT T I E W E S E LY K I N S P I R E S her students with her passion for crafting artisan jewelry. Her eagerness to grow and expand allows her to draw on her many past creative roles. A former principal ballerina who trained at The Julliard School of American Ballet, Hattie’s dance artistry evolved into creating well-regarded sculpture and then designing jewelry. “Being self-taught in jewelry has allowed me to cultivate my own unique style without outside influence,” says Hattie. “I don't plan any of my pieces. I just start. My designs are constantly changing as I mature through life. My work is an extension of me.” Hattie personifies Chester County Art Association’s commitment to high-quality arts education, inspiring art exhibits, and building creative community. We’re thrilled to partner with her— and her jewelry classes and workshops at CCAA are in demand! Hattie also teaches workshops at Longwood Gardens and Lancaster’s PA Guild of Craftsman in addition to classes in her Hattie Weselyk Studio in Unionville. Her jewelry can be seen at Terrain, Longwood Gardens, many local galleries, and CCAA’s ShopArt in West Chester.

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Rehearsal Space 4 , 0 0 0 S Q . F T. O F C R E AT I V I T Y

Musicians Bands Dance Theatre Recitals Events

West Chester’s premier rehearsal studio S E R V I N G G R E AT E R P H I L A D E L P H I A

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Arts THE

at WCFS

AT W E S T C H E S T E R F R I E N D S S C H O O L , the arts are not an extracurricular! Instead, instrumental and choral music, visual art, and theater are joyfully integrated into the enriched education received by every student, in preschool through fifth grade. Many WCFS students perform with local musical organizations and theaters, including the Kennett Symphony Children’s Choir, the Philadelphia Boys Choir, the Philadelphia Girls Choir, the Walnut Street Theater, and the Media Theater. The WCFS’ chorus, band, and strings also perform within the West Chester community. The arts at WCFS are deeply rooted in Chester County history. Several Wyeths, including Henriette, Carolyn, and Ann, attended WCFS, as did revered painters Philip Jamison and John Supplee. Artists Bill Freeland and Dennis Haggerty were beloved art teachers at WCFS for many decades. Students have opportunities to perform in classic plays, like Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Twelfth Night, and creative new plays written at the school. In May, “Evening of the Arts”—an annual springtime celebration—features the students’ artwork and musical performances across the WCFS campus. At West Chester Friends School, students’ learning is enriched every day through opportunities for music, theater, and artistic exploration, collaboration, and performance!

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415 NORTH HIGH STREET 610.696.2937 WCFRIENDS.ORG


Events Fall Fair & Alumni Day OCTOBER 13 | 11am All are welcome for this day of games, crafts, gently used book sale, bake sale, yummy lunch and more!

WCFS Open House OCTOBER 12 | 9 AM NOVEMBER 7 | 9 AM Please join us for a visit and tour! Children are welcome. Contact Barbara Rowe, Director of Admissions 610.696.2937 or browe@wcfriends.org

Parent Camp NOVEMBER 3 | 8:30am For more information on this amazing unconference morning of fun and learning for parents, please call 610.696.2820.

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OCT. 5 2018

Generous support provided by:

FIRST FRIDAY 5pm - 9pm (rain or shine)

One-Night-Only Art Shows throughout downtown West Chester. Bring friends and make an evening of it! #WCGalleryWalk @GreaterWestChester

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NOV. 30 2018 7:15pm DOWNTOWN WEST CHESTER


Local Events THE 39th ANNUAL CHESTER COUNTY RESTAURANT FESTIVAL SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 | 12–5pm

THE 16th ANNUAL WEST CHESTER CHILI COOK-OFF SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 | 10:30am–3:30pm

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Watch as more than 70 teams compete to win the coveted People’s Choice Award. Cast your vote for your favorite batch as you browse through a variety of artisan vendors, craft booths, and of course, the Family Fun Zone. This event is rain or shine. Presented by West Chester Rotary Club.

Stroll the streets of Downtown and taste food from more than 65 participating restaurants, listen to music by local bands, and shop nearly 110 artisan vendors at the 39th Annual Chester County Restaurant Festival. All food and beverages are pay-as-you-go. Presented by West Chester Parks and Recreation.

THE 8th ANNUAL WEST CHESTER PRESERVATION AWARDS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 | 5:30pm

AUTUMN GALLERY WALK FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 | 5–9pm

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Join the celebration of historic preservation projects and programs, along with those who have contributed to West Chester's historic character and integrity. A light buffet will be served, along with beer and wine. Located at the Chester County Historical Society.

Enjoy an eclectic mix of gallery receptions and one-night-only exhibits, featuring the work of local, national, and international artists. This event is rain or shine, and free to attend. Presented by Sunset Hill Jeweler's Fine Arts Gallery and sponsored by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce.

THE WEST CHESTER HALLOWEEN PARADE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 | 7–9pm

CHESTER COUNTY DAY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 | 10am–5pm

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Experience Chester County’s finest examples of new and historically significant homes, featuring 16 homes and 6 public landmarks in the northeast quadrant of the county. Proceeds benefit Chester County Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Tickets available at the Chester County Historical Society. THE RESIDENT THEATRE COMPANY presents EVITA OCTOBER 12–28

Enjoy costumes, performances, and fun starting at 7pm. The parade begins on Market Street between Church and Darlington and continues down Market and up Gay Street. Candy stations located throughout town for children to pick up. Rain date: Thursday, October 25. SHOP SMALL WEST CHESTER WEEKEND NOVEMBER 23–25 | ALL DAY

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Set in Buenos Aires between 1934–1952, this world-renowned musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice follows the journey of 16-year-old Eva Peron. Recommended for ages 12+. Located at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 North High Street.

Get ready to shop til’ you drop with this 3-day holiday shopping event featuring tons of new items, BOGO sales, special giveaways, and more at the variety of shops, boutiques, and restaurants that Downtown West Chester has to offer. This event is rain or shine. THE QVC WEST CHESTER CHRISTMAS PARADE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 | 5pm

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on the following pages, you’ll find our

Community Supporters—businesses committed to a thriving downtown. Although they may not be located in the Borough, they believe in the power of buying local and shopping small. Take time this fall to visit these businesses—and tell them you found them in Fig!

West Chester’s grandest parade is the highlight of the winter season with hundreds of dancers, performers, and musicians. Dozens of events surround the parade, so be sure to come Downtown to check out the Holiday Village (5–9pm), Jingle Elf Run (6:30pm), and more before the parade kicks off at 7:15pm.

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Make a piece of history your home QUINTESSENTIAL CHESTER COUNTY

F O U N D E D I N 1 9 6 4 with the desire to build and strengthen the idea of community, James A. Cochrane is the oldest independent real estate company in Chester County. Fifty years in the same area has given JAC the ability to look back and tell the story of so many homes and farms in the neighborhood, an advantage not many realtors can say they have. Whether it’s a newer home in an existing community, a historic structure in Downtown West Chester, or a large farm in the countryside of Chester Springs, let JAC bring you home.

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Richard Dunbrack, “Fun Time”

Jason Lyons, “Chanticleer”

Tom Bazis,, “Zebra Wood Rocker”

one-of-a-kind furniture sculpture lighting jewelry clothing re-imagined art from found objects + reclaimed materials

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“ I ’ M D O I N G TH I N G S I ’ V E N E V E R D O N E B E FO R E .” Lloyd Ziegler embraces every new opportunity that comes his way at Garden Spot Village—from learning Scottish dancing to honing his woodworking skills to participating in travel with purpose trips to help rebuild homes devastated by Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina. Shortly after moving to Garden Spot, Lloyd joined the woodshop even though he didn’t have experience or woodworking skills. Master craftsman Bill George was the first of many craftsmen who have taught Lloyd the fine points of woodworking. He uses the woodworking skills he’s learned to help others whenever he can. For example, he recently crafted 100 “broken” wood hearts. This fall a team from Garden Spot Village will tie them together with leather cord and share “mended hearts” with patients at CURE International’s Kenya hospital in Kijabe. Living a purposeful life in a thriving community is at the heart of Garden Spot Village—because creating a meaningful future never ends. We would love to hear your story, introduce you to some residents, and give you the opportunity to learn a little more about the Garden Spot story.

Get in touch and we’ll set a time to see if it makes sense to craft a future together. You’re invited to visit our website or give us a call.

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Welcoming Your Family to Ours

The primary care physicians and nurse practitioners of Crozer Brinton Lake are now accepting new patients.

COMMUNITY SUPPORTER

Few professional relationships are as important as the ones you build with your medical care providers. And like other relationships, in order to work, they must be built on trust and two-way communication. If you’re looking for a new primary care provider for your family, one you can trust and rely on when illness strikes, then count on ours. With a dozen family and internal medicine providers in Glen Mills, chances are good that you will find a Crozer-Keystone provider who is right for you. Your good health is our priority. To learn more, please visit crozerkeystone.org/Primary-Care.

Crozer-Keystone’s Family and Internal Medicine practices are conveniently located on Route 1 in Glen Mills. Call 1-800-CK-HEALTH for a provider referral. CROZER AT THEL AKE.ORG

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Part 3: Patti Brennan IT MIGHT SEEM SURPRISING that one of America’s top financial advisors thinks about legacy in terms of paying forward and giving back. For Patti Brennan, CFP, President of Key Financial, Inc., investing in people and in the community is not only a particular focus in this season of her life—it’s one of the founding principles that has guided her throughout her career. In this series, Patti has shared her experiences as a wife, mother, and founder of a financial planning firm as she cared for clients and fought to survive and grow through the financial crisis and beyond. This third and final chapter looks at what’s next for Patti and her team at Key Financial, Inc. It’s time now, Patti says, to share wisdom, extend influence, and focus on the future. Part of Patti’s story comes full circle in her generous support of other female entrepreneurs. “We’re all in this together,”

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she says, “and it’s important to encourage one another.” Key Financial invests in the youngest generation with its “CEO for the Day” program, where a local 12-year-old gets a taste of the various responsibilities involved with running a company. The company’s college summer interns benefit from varied and hands-on programs designed to help them grow in their understanding of the business and all the people who contribute to its success. The company gives back to the community through many different initiatives, and Patti dedicates time to serving on various boards in the community and in the financial services industry.

software platforms that, for example, extend the degree of personalization the company can offer to each client.

Another facet of building legacy is investing in the company as an ongoing enterprise. “The future is now,” Patti says, and her energy and enthusiasm for fresh ideas spark team members to envision and develop innovative projects. As a result, Key Financial is building

The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Wealth Advisors, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience and weighing factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews. There is no fee in exchange for rankings. The “Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top 1200” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of different criteria. Among the factors that advisors are assessed include their assets under management, revenues, the quality of service provided to clients, and their adherence to high standards of industry regulatory compliance. Portfolio performance is not a factor. Please see www.barrons.com for more information. The “Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top 100” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of different criteria. Among factors the survey takes into consideration are the overall size and success of practices, the quality of service provided to clients, adherence to high standards of industry regulatory compliance, and leadership in “best practices” of wealth management. Portfolio performance is not a factor. Please see www.barrons.com for more information.

Patti built Key Financial on the cornerstone of client care. Now, she has decades of accumulated wisdom and experience, cuttingedge technology, and an enduring commitment to people and real financial planning. As she develops future advisors of the firm, in some ways the story is only just beginning.

top 100 financial advisors in america

for the tenth year a top 100 women financial advisor in america & top 1,200 financial advisor in america

Securities offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Insurance services offered through Patricia Brennan are independent of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. Advisory services offered through Key Financial, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. SERVING THE WEST CHESTER COMMUNIT Y 1045 ANDREW DRIVE, SUITE A, WEST CHESTER 610.429.9050 KEYFINANCIALINC.COM


Thanks to our Female Entrepreneur Editorial Sponsor, Key Financial.

yomi bites

Emily Fazzini & Brooke Hohman

Co-Founders of Yomi Bites E M I LY FA Z Z I N I B E G A N M A K I N G natural snack bites in her dorm room at Rider University. A basketball player, she became fascinated with health and wellness in her senior year—and needed a clean snack that would fuel her through workouts, classes, practices, and games. After graduating and taking a job as a media buyer, though, she found herself unfulfilled. “After being an athlete all my life, I wanted to feel the same love and passion for my career as I did for the game,” Emily says. “I was going through a bit of a quarter-life crisis, and my dad gave me the inspiration to start my own company, so I went with what I knew— healthy, delicious snacks.” Emily solved the dilemma of not having a food industry background by teaming up with her cousin, Brooke Hohman, who had experience as a natural and organics buyer for a major grocery store. They founded Yomi Bites—natural snack bites made from real food with no junk and no preservatives—in October 2017 and launched their website February 1, 2018. The name is a combination of Emily’s names for her grandmothers, Grandma Yo and Omi. Emily takes her role as a young female entrepreneur seriously, and wants to grow her company with a healthy work/life balance baked in. She doesn’t have kids—yet, she says, but Brooke does, and they’ve both worked at places where that balance wasn’t there. “It’s our mission to make Yomi Bites a welcoming environment for any woman looking to start a family while having a career,” Emily says.

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No longer in a career slump, Emily has found her passion again. “Starting my own company gave me that same feeling I had as an athlete.” she says. “It just feels completely right.”

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Fig West Chester Fall 2018  

Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...

Fig West Chester Fall 2018  

Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...