Oct. 4 to 27
Longwood Art Gallery
Longwood Art Gallery (200 E. State St., Kennett Square) is hosting a show for two of the gallery's most popular artists, MaryAnn Weselyk and Jack Giangiulio, during October. An artists reception will be held on Oct. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. during the First Friday Art Stroll, with wine and cheese, light fare and live music.The exhibit runs through Oct. 27. For more information, call 610-444-0146 or visit www.longwoodartgallery.com.
Folk art exhibit
The staff of Delaware State Parks and the Blue Ball Barn (1914 W. Park Drive, Wilmington, Del.) will hold an exhibit of Eunice LaFate's framed original art that she has developed over the last 20 years beginning Oct. 4. The opening will be part of the Wilmington Art Loop event from 5 to 8 p.m. The artist will also offer monthly Gallery Talks, during which she will discuss her career as a Delaware folk artist. LaFate is a native of Jamaica, and her work draws on the island's people, landscapes and culture. The Blue Ball Barn is the permanent home of the Delaware Folk Art Collection. More information is available at destateparks.com.
Oct. 4 to 26
Denise Dumont solo show
Station Gallery (3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Del.) presents "New Paintings: The Beach and the Brandywine Valley," by local artist Denise Dumont, from Oct. 4 to 26. There will be a reception with the artist on Oct. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. This show includes plein-air paintings of the Delaware beaches, the Brandywine River, and landscapes in and around the region. Call 302-654-8638 or visitwww.stationgallery.net.
Oct. 6 to 27
'Assemblages' by Dan Miller
Bookplace (2373 Baltimore Pike, Oxford) presents "Assemblages," a show of folk-art constructions by Dan Miller, from Oct. 6 to 27. There will be a reception on Oct. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Hours for the gallery and book shop are Friday from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Call 717-951-6418 or e-mail email@example.com.
Oct. 11 to 27
Paul Scarborough solo show
Chadds Ford Gallery (Route 1, Chadds Ford) presents "Scarborough Fair - Four Seasons," a show of recent works by Paul Scarborough, from Oct. 11 to 27. There will be an opening reception with the artist on Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., anfd Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Call 610-388-2412 or visit www.awyethgallery.com.
Through Nov. 17
Rockwell Kent and Jamie Wyeth
The Brandywine River Museum (Route 1, Chadds Ford) presents "Rockwell Kent, Jamie Wyeth and Monhegan" through Nov. 17. The exhibit features works by both artists that have been inspired by the small island off the coast of Maine. There are examples of Kent's major works from museum collections, as well as the debut of a new painting by Wyeth. For more information, visitwww.brandywinemuseum.org.
Through Jan. 5
''The Look of Love'
Winterthur Museum (Route 52, five miles south of Route 1) presents "The Look Of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier collection" through Jan. 5. Sometimes called lover's-eye jewelry, the history of these watercolors intricately dabbed on tiny pieces of ivory dates back to the late 18th century. According to lore, the trend began with a forbidden love affair between the young Prince of Wales and Maria Fitzherbert in 1784. The Prince secretly proposed marriage with a piece of jewelry containing a small portrait of his own eye and won her heart. Today it is believed only 1,000 pieces still exist, and this collection is considered to be the largest in the world. The intimate portraits are set into elaborately jeweled brooches, rings, lockets, pendants, small boxes, toothpick cases, and other tiny tokens of affection. Museum admission $18 for adults, $16 for students and seniors, $5 for ages 2 to 11. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Call 800-448-3883 or visitwinterthur.org.