The Art Spot
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Bronze wildlife sculptures by Rikki Morley Saunders are on display at the Somerville Manning Gallery in Greenville, Del. (see listing).
Through Nov. 16
Somerville Manning Gallery (101 Stone Block Row, Greenville, Del.) is exhibiting bronze wildlife sculptures by Pennsylvania artist Rikki Morley Saunders through Nov. 16. Working only from life, Saunders often uses the animals that live on her property as models for her works. Last year, the National Sculpture Society selected one of her pieces, a life-sized representation of a peacock, for its 79th Annual Awards Exhibition. Gallery Hours: are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 302-652-0271 or visit www.somervillemanning.com.
Through Jan. 5
'American Moderns 1910-1960'
The Delaware Art Museum (2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Del.) presents the traveling exhibition "American Moderns 1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell" through Jan. 5. Drawn from the Brooklyn Museum's art collection, the show features 57 works by Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, Rockwell Kent, Grandma Moses, Norman Rockwell and others. Call 302-351-8515 or visit www.delart.org.
Nov. 1 to 13
Richard Bollinger exhibit
The Longwood Art Gallery (200 E. State St., Kennett Square) hosts a solo show by Chester County artist Richard Bollinger from Nov. 1 to 13. A reception with Bollinger will be held Nov. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. during the First Friday Art Stroll, with wine and cheese and live music by the Ladeens. For more information, call 610-444-0146 or visit www.longwoodartgallery.com.
Nov. 1 to 27
New work by Laura McMillan
The Station Gallery (3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Del.) presents "Surfacing: A New Series of Paintings" by Laura McMillan from Nov. 1 to 27. There will be an opening receptioon with the artist on Nov. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. In the show, previous themes of Longwood Gardens, the Jersey shore and koi ponds are revisited and allow fantasy to surface. Call 302-654-8638 or visitwww.stationgallery.net.
Nov. 8 and 9
Unionville High School Art Gala
Unionville High School (750 Unionville Rd., Kennett Swuare) hosts the Art Gala Nov. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be original works by more than 60 regional artists for sale. Part of the proceeds benefit educational programs and projects at the school. The featured artist is Downingtown painter Jeff Schaller. On Nov. 9 at 11 a.m., Schaller will discuss his work at the show. Contact Katee Boyle-Mojica at Bizzigirls@gmail.com for details.
Wyeth biographer speaks
Richard Meryman, Andrew Wyeth biographer and author of the recently published Andrew Wyeth: A Spoken Self-Portrait, will discuss his memories of the artist based on 45 years of recorded interviews with Wyeth, his family, friends and models on Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford. Meryman first met Wyeth when he wrote an article about him for Lifein 1964, and the two kept in touch until Wyeth's death in 2009. He has written several books about Wyeth, including Andrew Wyeth (1968), a major book of the artist's paintings and Andrew Wyeth: A Secret Life (1996), the definitive Wyeth biography. The program is included with regular museum admission. Meryman will sign copies of his books (limit of two signatures per customer), which are available in the museum shop, following the presentation. Museum admission is $12 for adults; $8 for ages 65 and older, $6 for students and children ages 6 to 12; free for children under 6 and Brandywine Conservancy members.
Nov. 15 and 16
The Artists Circle
The Artists Circle, a group of 25 professional artists, will be exhibiting in the fellowship hall of Paoli Presbyterian Church (225 S. Valley Rd., Paoli) on Nov. 15 from 11 a.m.to 5 p.m., with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m., and Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. All framed original paintings are $100. Artists include Judy Antonelli, Pam McKee, Janet Milnazik, Wendy Scheirer and others. For more information, call Lin Webber at 610-942-3234 or visit www.theartistscircle.net.
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. 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 visit winterthur.org.