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West Chester The Arts & Culture Issue
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We had the privilege of photographing several local artists, makers, and performers inside their unique studios and creative spaces. Meet the creatives of all genres offering their important work in the West Chester community.
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authentic Making blank walls come to life with every brush stroke: Erica DeHart. PA G E 6
a tour of public art
ON THE COVER: A peek inside the Chester County art studio of local artist and former West Chester University professor John Baker.
Plan to visit this collection of public art located throughout downtown. PA G E 1 2 IN THIS ISSUE
creativity at work
A section dedicated to local artists & creatives youâ€™ll want to work with.
Contributing to the vibrancy of the local arts community: John Baker.
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And of course,
great shopping, dining, arts, events, and communityâ€” as always. KEEP READING
Enjoy Fall in West Chester! Here's your guide to seasonal events.
Learn more about our 2019 Social Mission Partner: Brandywine Valley SPCA.
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ISSUE 32 / FALL 2019 / WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA / THE ARTS & CULTURE ISSUE
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RECENTLY, I WAS TAKING A STROLL through Marshall Square Park and walked past the masterful sculpture called “Friends” by Marty Long. I’ve seen it many times over the past few years but this time I was compelled to get close and really study it. I walked 360 degrees around it, taking in each enchanting little creature that has been so intricately carved into the wood. Crafted entirely by a chainsaw and sander, this piece of public art is such a gift. I often want to pinch myself when I think of all the access to art we have within a few square miles of our beloved downtown. From performing arts venues and art galleries, to maker studios and co-working spaces, we are a small town with big creativity. It's a place that believes art offers us new perspectives. And that dreaming and building creative spaces, of all kinds, is important to a thriving community. In this issue, we explore this idea of creative spaces. Behind every piece of art, you’ll find an artist who sought out a space in which to create. A space for inspired ideas, for experimentation, and for expression. Whether it’s the mirrored dance studio of Brandywine Ballet, the bustling kitchen at Carlino’s, or the colorful classrooms at Chester County Art Association, art comes to life inside these dynamic work (and play) spaces.
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Making space for creativity
AUTHENTIC Making blank walls come to life with every brush stroke.
Authentic: Erica DeHart “ I F YO U G I V E M E A S U R FA C E , I ’ L L PA I N T I T,” says artist Erica DeHart. She’s brought color and beauty to everything from multistory murals to canvases, cakes, and cars. “The medium is secondary,” she says. “If you can visualize it, you can make it come to life.” Erica grew up in the country, a sketchbook her constant companion. Her mom, who’s still her biggest encourager, told her to “Draw what you see.” She also allowed young Erica to paint on the walls—as long as she did a sketch first and repainted them afterwards.
The Master’s Baker founder Jerie Weldon took Erica on in the early days “on a trial basis,” and 26 years later Erica still enjoys hand-painting cakes for the award-winning bakery. After studying at Tyler School of Art, she worked in illustration and then found her niche in mural painting. Her work can be seen all over the West Chester University campus as well as in homes, businesses, schools, and churches throughout the tri-state area. Versatility is one of her trademarks, and she also enjoys doing trompe l’oeil, plein air, and oil painting. “I learn something new in every project and love building relationships
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with clients,” she says. Erica brought her son and daughter up with paintbrushes in hand, and she loves empowering everyone—from children in schools to seniors in nursing homes—to collaborate, participate, and have ownership in the murals that beautify the spaces where they live, work, and study. “I feel blessed to be able to do what I love to do and what God gifted me to do,” she says. To find out more about Erica DeHart and her murals visit her online at muralsfromdehart.com or follow her work on instagram at @muralsfromdehart.
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New York Theatre in West Chester
The Resident Theatre Company Presents:
October 4 - October 20, 2019 Kander and Ebb’s legendary musical, Cabaret, introduces us to English cabaret performer Sally Bowles, American writer Cliff Bradshaw, and the decadence and danger of 1930 Berlin. With mounting uncertainty outside, your Emcee welcomes you into a world where your troubles are left at the door. This Tony Award-winning musical features a classic score including “Maybe This Time,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Money,” and of course, “Cabaret.” So come hear the music play in this musical theatre treasure. TICKETS: $25-$62 (GROUP AND SENIOR DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE)
B U Y YO U R T I C K E T S AT R T C W C . O R G o r C A L L T H E B O X O F F I C E AT 61 0 . 3 5 6 . 2 7 8 7 All Performances take place at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center 226 North High Street in West Chester
2019 Unite for HER 5K/2K Walk Saturday, September 21, 2019 Join our community in pink in downtown West Chester to support the women of Unite for HER. 100% of event proceeds benefit local women affected by breast and ovarian cancers. Presented by Swayne Real Estate Group. Register online at uniteforher.org/5k.
Photography by Maia Tolsdorf
Unite for HER is by HER side FOUNDED BY BRE A ST C ANCER SURVIVOR SUE WELDON , Unite for HER has grown into a major part of the West Chester community. This year the nonprofit celebrates 10 years of service and has supported over 5,000 local women affected by breast cancer since 2009. Unite for HER recently announced an expansion of their Wellness Program to support women affected by ovarian cancer and will fund and deliver complementary therapies to patients in 2019.
For those looking to support women affected by breast or ovarian cancer outside of the Philadelphia region, HER care box is available to ship nationwide. Carefully curated by the medical and wellness team at Unite for HER, each box features a variety of educational resources and products to promote healing and empower women during treatment and beyond. To learn more, visit hercarebox.org.
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Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
You will love this! September 2019
SPEAKER RAY DIDINGER Tuesday, September 17 SHERRY WILSON BUTLER JAZZ Thursday, September 19
DUELING PIANOS Thursday, October 24
BRANDYWINE SINGERS November 23-24
CEDRIC NAPOLEON JAZZ Friday, October 25
PENNSYLVANIA PHILHARMONIC Friday, November 29
MASON PORTER Saturday, October 26
BETTER THAN BACON GIVES BACK Saturday, November 30
WCSTUDIO FALL CLASSES BEGIN Saturday, September 21
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW SING ALONG Thursday, October 31
BEGINNINGS CHICAGO TRIBUTE Saturday, September 21
TEDX WEST CHESTER Friday, November 1
OPERA TUTTI! Sunday, December 1
JOEL KATZ AND QUIET STORM Saturday, November 2
WCSTUDIO HOLIDAY CHEER December 6-7 DUELING PIANOS Thursday, December 12
CHANTING & CHOCOLATE Sunday, September 22 DUELING PIANOS Thursday, September 26
SAIL ON BEACH BOYS TRIBUTE Saturday, November 9
RTCâ€™S CABARET October 4-20
DUELING PIANOS Thursday, November 14
SPEAKER JOANNA LOHMAN
V. SHAYNE FREDERICK JAZZ
Tuesday, October 15
Thursday, November 21
RTC'S INTO THE WOODS December 13-29 CARTOON CHRISTMAS TRIO JAZZ Monday, December 19
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PUTTIN' ON THE GLITZ NYE Tuesday, December 31 Reserve your tickets online today!
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“ T H I S I S A C O M I N G O U T F O R M E ,” says Natanya Sortland. She smiles and points to her white cane. “I’m a woman with a new accessory.” Natanya had persevered through a brain injury but didn’t know where to turn when she began to lose her vision. Then she found VisionCorps. Taylor, an occupational therapist, helped her with everything from organizing her refrigerator to taking medications. She also helped Natanya process the shock over how her world had changed, assuring her that she wasn’t alone and had a new life ahead. Taylor encouraged her to receive orientation and mobility training through VisionCorps as well— which introduced her to the white cane. The white cane gives Natanya autonomy, but using it takes courage. “People see me differently. The first time I used it was really hard. But I felt free— exhilarated,” she says. “VisionCorps has a solution for every problem someone with vision loss might have. They’ll come to your house and teach you the tools you need to be independent. They give you hope.” Natanya’s courage and sense of humor also sustain her. “The bright side is I can’t see everyone staring down at their phones, or watch people age—and I don’t know if I’m wearing a bad outfit!” she laughs. VisionCorps has been offering a range of free services to Pennsylvanians with vision loss for 92 years and now has a West Chester office. “We help people meet their goals to live full and independent lives,” says Amy Giangiulio, VisionCorps Marketing and Communication Strategist. “Please spread the word about VisionCorps,” Natanya says. “So many people with vision loss are giving up. They need hope.” If you would like to connect with VisionCorps about their services, visit visioncorpschestercounty.net or call 610.738.3008.
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A Tour of in Downtown West Chester P RO UDLY SPO NSORE D BY 1 Public Art brings character, perspective, and beauty to any community. West Chester boasts an impressive number of multi-media pieces thoughout town. Visit DowntownWestChester.com to learn more about public art and self guided tours of West Chester. 1 . O L D G L O R Y (Corner of High & Market Streets, Created by Harry Lewis Raul) Erected in 1915 to honor the brave soldiers and sailors from Chester County who enlisted in the Civil War, this historic statue stands at 19 feet high and is perfectly framed by the Courthouse behind it. Made of bronze, artist Harry Lewis Raul created the final design at a cost of $20,000 in the early 1900s. 2 . S T O N E R E L I E F S (10 North High
Street, Created by Harry Rosin) A four-panel sculpture looms some 80-feet above the sidewalk. Within the panels, fifteen carved figures are set in poses, each representing a point in history of European settlements. Nearly three years of planning, controversy, and compromise took place before the sculptures were finally erected in 1966. Next time you walk the first block of North High, look up and admire the view.
3 . T H E R E D B E N C H (Everhart Park,
Near Minor & Everhart Streets) Life imitates art with “The Red Bench,” painted to honor local artist Horace Pippin and his last painting entitled “Man on a Bench.” The bench has been maintained in Everhart Park in honor of Pippin's important artistic and social contributions to our community. Pippin was known for his bold, colorful, and candid paintings that comment on race, religion,
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war, and history. He became one of the first African-American artists to receive national acclaim.
4 . F R I E N D S (Marshall Square Park,
Created by Marty Long) Carved from a 125-year-old red oak and standing at 18 feet high, this imaginative sculpture offers 360 degree views and was brought to life using only chainsaws, sanders, and grinders. The friends you’ll find in the sculpture include a care-taking gnome, a fox, a hummingbird, and many more. Two owls sit perched atop the sculpture taking in the views of Marshall Square Park.
5. FREDRICK DOUGLASS M E M O R I A L (Outside Phillips Memorial
Hall, West Chester University, Created by Richard Blake) Frederick Douglass, the former slave, distinguished orator, journalist, author, and statesman is memorialized with this lifesize statue on the campus of West Chester University. Erected in 2013, this statue stands as an inspiration to the West Chester Community of Douglass’ legacy of social justice, bravery, and perseverance. He carries a broken rope to represent his freedom from the bondage of slavery and the promise of a better future. Benches circle the statue offering an opportunity to sit and reflect. DOWNTOWNWESTCHESTER.COM
6. THE LAMP POST BANNER PROJECT BY THE WEST CHESTER PUBLIC ARTS C O M M I S S I O N (Throughout downtown,
By various artists) The banner project was first created in 2018 to celebrate the borough’s designation as a “Great American Main Street” and to publicly honor local artists and historical figures. See the current banners on High Street, East Gay Street, and West Market Street.
7. T H E W E S T C H E S T E R F L A G
(On display in the lobby of Borough Hall, Designed by Julie Allen, Commissioned by WC PAC) West Chester’s new flag design was laid out with the six original streets— Chestnut, Gay, Market, Church, High, and Walnut—then tilted the grid on its true axis. The flag reflects the Borough’s central place as a cross-roads town and represents the streets where people shop, work, dine, parade, and play.
8 . PA I N T E D P L A N T E R S (By Artists
at Chester County Art Association) Some twenty years ago, a number of artists, many of them students, were commissioned to paint a Brandywine Valley scene on planters now gracing downtown sidewalks. Each one was adopted by a nearby business to share a bit of whimsy with visitors.
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Our annual arts & culture issue shines light on our community’s creative spaces and those who utilize them— a reminder that galleries, studios, performance spaces, and education
WHERE CREATIVITY HAPPENS
Thank you to Sunset Hill Jewelers and Fine Arts Gallery for sponsoring the following pages full of artists and creative spaces. We are inspired by Sunset Hill’s dedication to engaging our community with the arts.
Chester County's Most Trusted Jeweler
venues are centers for new ideas, creativity, and collaboration. Since 2010, Fig West Chester has been proudly celebrating artists, makers, and innovators who continuously imagine and re-imagine our town. We pay homage to those who add color and beauty to our lives. Look for pages titled Where Creativity Happens in this issue as we give you a look into the spaces where creativity comes to life.
A Home for Local Art & Artists / S U N S E T
DON'T MISS THE ANNUAL AUTUMN GALLERY WALK! October 4th, 5-9pm
Owner Sandy Riper sits with friend and artist William Ewing.
Chester County's Most Trusted Jeweler
SUNSET HILL FINE ARTS GALLERY
remains one of the premier destinations to admire and purchase art in
downtown West Chester. Sunset Hill is home to an ever-changing selection of pieces by local artists Harry Dunn, William Ewing, Jeff Schaller, and more. 23 NORTH HIGH STREET, WEST CHESTER
Where Creativity Happens
I T ’ S A B A N K . I T ’ S A G A L L E R Y. IT’S BOTH.
LAYERED August 7 to September 20 CLAY September 25 to November 8
VISIT THE ART TRUST 16 W. Market St, West Chester
GIFTED November 13 to January 10 BOURBON & BUBBLES December 5 thearttrust.org
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Edible Artistry / T H E THERE IS A REASON WHY
MASTER' S BAKER
this team of masterful
bakers and cake designers produce 60+ cakes a week during the fall months. It's because a dessert from The Master's Baker is a true work of art. The kitchen is where all the magic happens. From innovative design techniques, to one-of-a-kind flavors, The Masterâ€™s Baker is surely one of the sweetest smelling creative spaces in all of Chester County. Offering custom wedding cakes, special event cakes, mini desserts, and much more. 319 WEST GAY STREET, WEST CHESTER
Where Creativity Happens
Scratch Brewery / I R O N
Head Brewer, Justin Low
B E E R TA STES B EST
when it’s made
fresh. Iron Hill’s beers are brewed on-site daily in a creative space that masterfully marries art & science. Only the finest ingredients are used—domestic and imported malted barley and hops, yeast, and water. At Iron Hill, you are guaranteed a fresh and natural glass of great-tasting beer brewed with passion and creativity.
LO O K O U T F O R T H E S E S E A S O N A L FA V O R I T E S Coming in cans and on tap this fall: Philly Special IPA, Pumpkin Ale, Oktoberfest and Lunchbox Hero Sour.
Where Creativity Happens
3 WEST GAY STREET, WEST CHESTER
Showstopping Artistry / B A L A N C E H A I R & S P A S T U D I O
Hair: Jacky Patten Makeup: John Barrett Jewelry: Tish Boutique Model & BHS Manager: Amber Stewart
150 EAST GAY STREET, WEST CHESTER 610.314.4300 826 NORTH POT TSTOWN PIKE, EX TON 484.872.8457 BAL ANCEHAIRSPA .COM
Where Creativity Happens
Gourmet Artisans at Work / C A R L I N O â€™ S
C R E AT I V I T Y A B O U N D S I N S I D E C A R L I N O 'S . Each day is a new chance to create not only delicious food, but also a shopping experience. Culinary artists prepare your favorites, pasty chefs add decadent details, and specialty food managers are ready to assist you. This fall, the Carlino family invites you to shop, dine-in, take out, or order catering for your next event.
Where Creativity Happens
128 MARKET STREET, WEST CHESTER
Earthy, Elegant, Eclectic / M I H O
KAHN A C O N S U M M AT E A R T I S T, Miho Kahn brings her ubiquitous
H O L I D AY S A L E NOVEMBER 16TH
talents to the art of Interior Design. As a painter/multi-media artist, she
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has the inspired eye of a true creative
bringing limitless possibilities to each project. Miho embodies the ancient wabi-sabi aesthetic, celebrating the beauty of individuality, authenticity, and grace. Working with a select clientele, home design becomes an exciting expression of truly original artistic vision. Our homes and gardens are sacred spaces that should inspire us daily.
Fairy/Troll Garden by Miho Kahn Interiors 2019
CU R ATE YO U R S PACE WITH M I H O K A H N MIHOK AHN1@GMAIL.COM
Where Creativity Happens
GIVING BACK Contributing to the vibrancy of our local arts community.
Giving Back: John Baker J O H N B A K E R ’ S S T U D I O paints a portrait of an artist, teacher, and world traveler who’s spent decades supporting the arts and the artistic community. Past his motorcycles (he’s down to two), an inviting bar area welcomes friends. Upstairs, a three-room workspace-gallery facilitates a natural flow for his work in multiple mediums. Throughout, his own work hangs alongside pieces by friends and colleagues, “like portraits.” John carries colors, textures, and experiences from his travels into his three-dimensional pieces, which have been exhibited and found homes in collections around the world. He attributes his sense of aesthetic balance and symmetry to his early work as a potter. He practices this balance in his life, too. Family time with his wife Sally, their daughters, and grandchildren, as well as his own studio time, ground him. He’s established deep roots in the creative soil of Chester County. After graduating from West Chester University, he stayed—to teach and then chair the art department—until he retired in 2015. This May, WCU awarded him an honorary doctorate. John continues to encourage former students and fellow artists, to install shows, and to serve on boards
including the WCU Foundation, the Art Trust, the Chester County Art Association, and the West Chester Public Arts Commission. He also supports the WCU gallery that bears his name through his endowment to bring diverse visiting artists to campus each year. “I failed at retirement,” he says with a smile. “But every day there’s something new and I have fun and love what I do.” “I’m very fortunate,” he says. “My whole life has been these wonderful experiences which resonate in my work and my everyday living.”
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Thoughtful Jewelry Design / K A P L A N ' S
T H E K A P L A N FA M I LY H A S B E E N D E S I G N I N G C U S TO M J E W E L RY in the heart of downtown West Chester for over 40 years. Crafted with great care and precision, each piece of jewelry becomes a work of art. With a retail store in the front, and a jewelry designing studio in the back, Kaplanâ€™s remains a trusted destination for reimagining old pieces, designing brand new ones, or discovering a collection curated by the Kaplan family.
Where Creativity Happens
111 WEST MARKET STREET, WEST CHESTER
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Dancers in rehearsal with Nancy Page for Carmina Burana.
Celebrating their 40th Anniversary Season Artistic Director and Founder of Brandywine Ballet Donna
and fate. Ms. Page’s Never Ending Road is set to the
L. Muzio has a dynamic season line-up planned to celebrate
mysteriously beautiful music of Loreena McKennitt, and an
40 years of bringing artistic excellence to Chester County.
excerpt from her Colour Brillanté is set to a powerful score
The fall series will feature three distinctive works by
by Antonin Dvorak. Tim Early will be creating a premier
Resident Choreographer Nancy Page and a new work by Tim
work on our Brandywine Contemporary dancers which will
Early, Co-Artistic Director of Brandywine Contemporary.
round out this not-to-miss repertoire performance!
The title work, Carmina Burana, is set to Carl Orff’s
The 40TH Anniversary Season also features two fan favorites:
masterpiece by the same name; it is a tale of life, fortune,
The Nutcracker & The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
J O I N TH E CELEB R ATI O N AT B R A N DY WI N E BA LLE T CARMINA BURANA
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
October 26 & 27, 2019
December 13-22, 2019
May 15-17, 2020
All performances are held at West Chester University’s Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. 317 WEST TOWN ROAD, SUITE 5, WEST CHESTER
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Where Creativity Happens
LEARN, CREATE, AND GROW T H E C H E S T E R C O U N T Y A R T A S S O C I AT I O N encourages creative thinking, fosters personal expression, provides creative maker spaces throughout the county, and helps bring out the artist in everyone! Your support helps them grow and thrive. CCAA believes that everyone has artistic talent, and they help develop each individualâ€™s abilities. Fine arts/fine craft classes and workshops teach everything from fundamental concepts to advanced techniques. In addition, CCAA supports artists through more than 50 annual art exhibitions, lectures, and artist talks. Their exhibits provide opportunities to have a dialogue about art and creativity.
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CCAA programs are for
Toddlers, Students K-12, English Language Learners, Special needs adults, Veterans & Seniors! CHESTER COUNTY ART A S S O C I AT I O N programs are in nearly every artistic mediumpainting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, digital art, printmaking/mixed media, fiber arts, and jewelry.
Please join for an inspirational art exhibit, take a sampler class to find your passion, and nurture your inner Michelangelo!
OCTOBER 10 - OCTOBER 31
SEPTEMBER 12 - OCTOBER 3
Oxford Art Alliance Exchange When in Doubt, Add Yellow Barclay Friends Plein Air
Fall Workshops and Classes SEPTEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 12
West Chester & Exton
10/11 The Great CCAA $100 Art Grab! 4 x 40 Invitational The Clay Bowl At the Moulin Rouge NOVEMBER 7 - DECEMBER 3
Bob Voynow Classic Literature in Art
D E C E M B E R 7 - J A N U A RY 2 , 2 0 2 0
Kathryn Noska $300 & Under 12/7 Holiday Open House
F I G â€™ S P A T R O N O F T H E A R T S , Dr. Timothy Blair, serves as CEO and Executive Director at WEmusic, Inc., of WL Global Corporation with offices in Manhattan, Shanghai, Budapest, and London. He was recently appointed to the Visiting Artist Faculty of Xi'an Conservatory of Music and this Fall, as a Steinway Artist, he is being presented by Steinway Asia Pacific on a concert and lecture tour throughout China. Dr. Blair is proud to sponsor this latest page in our series of featured local artistic and cultural anchors.
Patron of the Arts presents
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EXPANSION: Hybrid ORs and the future of medicine LET’S TALK ABOUT CARS FOR A SECOND. A traditional car runs on just a gasoline engine. A hybrid car, on the other hand, has that plus an electric motor. Both cars will eventually get you to the same location, but the mechanical process of getting there and the quality of the ride might be a little different. A hybrid operating room works similarly. In a traditional operating room (OR), a surgical team uses typical surgical equipment to perform a procedure. In a hybrid OR, it’s not just the surgical team and equipment—there are multiple types of specialists and many different types of equipment. For example, if a patient is having heart surgery, it might not be just the cardiac surgeon and surgical nurses in the surgical theatre—there may also be cardiac interventionists and vascular surgeons. A patient can be treated in either a traditional or hybrid OR. But just like the traditional or hybrid car, the surgical process and the patient experience might have some differences. In 2020, Chester County Hospital will be opening a new hybrid OR for heart procedures. If your heart surgery is performed in the hybrid OR, here’s how your surgery might be different than it would be now. IMAGING TESTS DURING PROCEDURES WILL BE QUICKER AND BETTER. Having imaging tests, such as X-rays or ultrasounds, is a normal
part of preparing for surgery. Sometimes, a surgeon will need additional images in the middle of a procedure—and in a traditional OR, those images can throw a detour into the surgery. In a regular OR, the surgeon will need to use portable equipment that’s brought in from another room. Taking time to bring in the equipment and set it up adds time to the procedure. The longer your procedure, the more time you spend under anesthesia—the medicine that makes you fall asleep so you don’t feel pain or remember the procedure. Anesthesia is generally safe, but it does come with risks of complications, such as breathing or heart problems. These risks increase the longer you’re under anesthesia. Also, longer durations of anesthesia have been associated with increased time spent in the hospital after surgery or having to return to the OR for another procedure. The hybrid OR has imaging equipment right there, which can mean fewer delays, and less time under anesthesia. The hybrid OR also lends itself to minimally invasive procedures, which usually means a shorter recovery time and less time spent in the hospital. “Patients are able to get back to work and their daily activities much sooner. It allows you to quickly go back to your regular life,” says Michael Barber, Senior VicePresident, Chief Operating Officer, Chester County Hospital.
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YOU WILL BE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY INSTEAD OF OPEN SURGERY. In a minimally invasive procedure, the surgeon will make a few small cuts, rather than large incisions. “With the hybrid OR, we will be able to accommodate even more patients who need minimally invasive procedures than we already do,” continues Barber. YOUR SURGEON WILL HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY. Sometimes, surgeries don’t always go quite as planned. During a minimally invasive procedure, it’s possible that the surgeon will realize that they need to perform a more invasive surgery. Or, they may be using one mode of surgery, and decide that they need to switch to a different one. In a traditional OR, this could prove complicated. The surgical team could potentially need to switch you to a different operating room. However, the hybrid OR is equipped to easily turn from a minimally invasive to a more invasive operative setting, and from one mode of surgery to another. Your surgeon will be able to update their method right then and there which is better for the patient. “The hybrid OR gives you the best of both worlds—you get high-quality imaging, while also getting the space and visibility
of a typical OR,” confirms Mary Kehner, BSN, MS, RN, CNOR, Director, Surgical Services at Chester County Hospital. THE SURGERY WILL BE MORE PRECISE—AND MAYBE MORE SUCCESSFUL. One of the more challenging parts of surgery is making sure that patients are in the right position. The hybrid OR comes with a table that can be tilted and inclined to many different positions, allowing the surgeon to maneuver patients into the best position for a specific procedure. The table is connected to imaging equipment. This equipment recognizes and follows the table position—without the surgical team having to do a thing— and captures images of the surgical area from almost any angle. This is extremely important. Getting a patient to the perfect position and allowing the surgeon to come in at the right angle, as well as having pictures from all different angles, makes it easier for them to be more precise. And the better the precision, the lower the risk of complications, and greater the likelihood that the surgery will be successful.
THE OPERATING ROOM WILL BE EVEN SAFER THAN IT ALREADY IS. When you need surgery, you might be worried about your safety. And that’s perfectly normal. In any type of operating room, safety is the top priority—rest assured that no matter which room you’re in, the surgical team is looking out for your safety at all times. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ONLY GOES SO FAR — AND THAT’S WHY CCH IS HERE. When CCH's hybrid OR opens in 2020, they will have some of the most modern, advanced equipment in the region. But it’s not just the technology that makes their hybrid OR special. “In every operating room at Chester County Hospital, the surgical team works together seamlessly,” states Barber. “Everyone on the team—surgeons, nurses, technicians—has extensive training and experience, and works together to deliver the best care. And we can’t wait to bring those same levels of passion, expertise, and teamwork to the new hybrid ORs.”
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AUTUMN GALLERY WALK An eclectic mix of gallery receptions and one-night-only show hosts throughout downtown West Chester. GreaterWestChester.com
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A new symbol for West Chester
From left to right: Morgan Cottle, Tim Vaughan, Leigh Green, Greg Radford, John Baker Seated: Gwenn Knapp, Jimmer Breen
“ A F L A G C R E AT E S a powerful sense of place for a community,” says West Chester Public Arts Commission chair Jimmer Breen. West Chester’s new flag, designed by Julie Allen, celebrates the Borough’s vitality, walkability, culture, and history. When the PAC sent out a Call for Art last year, “the response was overwhelming,” Jimmer says. A collaborative and multi-tiered judging procedure, which involved many different people at various stages, followed. From the top three entries, Borough Council selected Julie’s striking design in the Borough’s primary colors. Julie, a graphic designer who has lived in the area since 2010, was excited when she heard about the contest. “I love the town and I love design and also consider myself a bit of an amateur vexillologist (one who studies flags),” she says. After delving into West Chester’s history, she laid out the six original streets—Chestnut, Gay, Market, Church, High, and Walnut—and then tilted the grid on its true axis. These were both “fantastic design decisions,” Jimmer says. “The flag reflects the Borough’s central place as a cross-roads town and represents the streets where people shop, work, dine, parade, and play.” The six streets also echo the six Corinthian columns of the county seat’s historic courthouse. “I purposely left plenty of negative space and continued the lines outward,” Julie says, “because West Chester is always growing.” Jimmer is grateful to John DiGiuseppe, of the Fence Authority, for the idea, and to John Baker and all of the volunteer PAC members for their energy and efforts. The public’s engagement with the process, he says, demonstrates community interest in the impact and influence of art. “The flag adds another layer to the character, culture, and identity of our town.” The Fence Authority salutes the new West Chester flag. “We are proud to have been a part of the creation of this icon for our community, which we have been serving for over two decades.”
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FALL EVENTS All School Open House Sunday, October 27 Pre-K - 12th grade
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By jamie jones, owner of whirlaway travel
Travelers have many
At WhirlAway Travel we truly believe that no matter what your reason is for traveling, opening our minds and hearts to appreciate the diversity that makes us all unique is essential for the future of our world. Here are my recommendations for fueling your curiosity and, in turn, making our world a better place.
different reasons for leaving the comfort of their home to explore new destinations. For some it is to relax or bond with family. For others, travel is used to fuel an endless curiosity of foreign landscapes, cultures, history, and wildlife.
Learn phrases in the local language. Having the ability to communicate facilitates deeper interactions and shows an interest in the people and a greater effort to connect. Donâ€™t worry if your pronunciation is not quite right; your effort will be appreciated by the locals.
While everyone requests nontouristy experiences, donâ€™t discount popular sites. Tourist attractions become popular for a good reasonâ€”they are worth seeing and learning about and can give great insight into local history, culture, and art.
Waitstaff, shop owners, and doormen are all wonderful locals to connect with for recommendations of off the beaten path experiences and places of interest that are also friendly to foreigners.
Cruising is a great way to get a taste of many destinations but can hinder a deeper dive into local culture. To get the best of both worlds, hire a private driver and guide to bypass the motor coach excursions and get off the beaten path. Intimate and hidden gem towns, restaurants, and sites maintain their authenticity by being less accessible to the masses. Would you rather find yourself sipping fine wine overlooking the rolling vineyards of Tuscany, or be lined up in a room with 50 two-buck chuck wine aficionados tasting something that can be bought in the state store back home?
with an organization like Me To We which operates programs that support communities in Kenya, Ecuador, and India.
Finally, drop the preconceived notions about the people, cultures, and communities you are visiting. Open your mind and your heart to truly learn about others. You will return home a changed person who will hopefully have had a similar impact on those you encountered on your journey.
Seek out opportunities to interact with locals: arrange a market tour with a local followed by a cooking experience in your guideâ€™s home; attend events that locals attend such as community markets, seasonal celebrations and concerts; or add a few days to your trip for volunteering and cultural immersion
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1. Visit the Sunset Hill Fine Arts Gallery and take in the work of two local favoritesKyle Whary and Bill Ewing. And while you’re there, be sure to make a wishlist of jewelry on the first floor so your partner knows what you have your eye on for the holidays. 2. Spend a day at the Chester County Historical Society learning all about our local history. Currently they have an exhibit all about Prohibition in Chester County during the 1920s & 30s. 3. C oordinate a group of friends and family and book your tickets for Brandywine Ballet’s annual performance of The Nutcracker! Taking place at Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall on the campus of West Chester University, this is a must-see tradition every year. 4. P lan a date night on October
4th to enjoy the Fall Gallery Walk when six prominent galleries work with local artists to share one-night-only art shows. Make time to give a toast to local art with martinis at Pietro's Prime afterwards.
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THERE IS NO BET TER TIME OF YEAR to enjoy the rich arts & culture in downtown West Chester. As a 40-year resident of the borough, she has had the privilege of watching and enjoying the evolution of arts in our community. There are endless ways to enjoy local art in all its forms. Here is her list for engaging with the arts in a meaningful way this season.
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5. S pend an afternoon perusing the bookshelves at the West Chester Public Library. Built in 1872, the building itself is a historic gem and a critical resource for our community. And be sure to reserve tickets to the Library's 9th Annual Holiday Home Tour happening on December 7th. JEANGROSS.COM
6. S ip a cocktail while you watch a Dueling Pianos show at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center. It's always an entertaining show. 7. T ake the kids out for a casual night of painting pottery at The Painted Plate. Located in the heart of downtown, you can sit in their charming studio and choose from an entire wall of objects and pottery to paint. Take a short walk to Gemelli’s for gelato afterwards. 8. A ttend the Preservation
Awards Banquet on October 17th and learn about all the significant historic character of our town. The West Chester Downtown Foundation works to preserve the integrity of this history and I always find it fascinating.
9. T ake an un-guided walking tour of West Chester’s Historical Landmarks. You’ll see gems including the Historic Lincoln Building built in 1833 and made famous because Abraham Lincoln’s first biography was written and published there. Find a printable map at downtownwestchester.com.
10. Plan a night listening to the 65 talented musicians who make up the Chester County Pops Orchestra. Performing the pops, jazz, and lightclassics are their speciality. Check out their website for on-going performances. chescopops.org
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SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA October 6, 3pm Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
MACBETH October 11–19 Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
FA L L C H O R A L F E S T I V A L October 17, 8:15pm Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
FA L L D A N C E C O N C E R T November 8–9 Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT November 3, 3pm Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall FRIENDS OF JAZZ CONCERT featuring the WCU Criterions Jazz Ensemble November 8, 7:30pm Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center WCU & UPTOWN'S OPER A TUTTI PRESENT GIAN CARLO MENOTTI'S “The Old Maid and the Thief” November 15, 7:30pm Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre Full calendar of concerts available at WCUPA.edu/Music
FEFU AND HER FRIENDS November 15–21 J. Peter Adler Studio Theatre Additional event and ticket information available at WCUPA.edu/TheatreDance
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SHUCKS, SPINSKI REDUX August 26–September 27, 2019 Knauer Gallery W C U FA C U LT Y E X H I B I T I O N August 26–October 11, 2019 John H. Baker Gallery COPENHAGEN: S U S TA I N A B L E B Y D E S I G N October 3–November 1, 2019 Knauer Gallery T H E S K AT E S H O W October 21–December 13, 2019 John H. Baker Gallery TH E A RT O F WA R : TO R E P O R T, R E M E M B E R & RECONCILE November 7, 2019–January 3, 2020 Knauer Gallery A full calendar of exhibitions is available at WCUPA.edu/ArtDesign
2019-2020 PERFORMANCE SEASON Opening Night: Lament to Triumph October 12, 2019, 7:30pm Unionville High School, Kennett Square Pop Goes the Holidays December 7, 2019, 7:30pm Rustin High School, West Chester Family Concert: Compose Yourself! March 22, 2020, 2pm Rustin High School, West Chester
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F I G ’ S P A T R O N O F T H E A R T S , Dr. Timothy Blair, serves as CEO and Executive Director at WEmusic, Inc., of WL Global Corporation with offices in Manhattan, Shanghai, Budapest, and London. He was recently appointed to the Visiting Artist Faculty of Xi'an Conservatory of Music and this Fall, as a Steinway Artist, he is being presented by Steinway Asia Pacific on a concert and lecture tour throughout China. Dr. Blair is proud to sponsor this latest page in our series of featured local artistic and cultural anchors. The Kennett Symphony recognizes Dr. Blair for his generosity and his passionate support of arts and culture in Chester County.
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He finds purpose in leading building projects that benefit Garden Spot Village and lending his experience for repair projects with Good Works, a nonprofit based in Chester County. Your best creations have yet to be made. Explore the opportunities Garden Spot offers to help you make yours. To read more about Larry Knepper and the other Makers at Garden Spot Village, access the Fall/Winter 2019 Destination Magazine at gardenspotvillage.org.
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Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...
Published on Sep 12, 2019
Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...