The Art Spot
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Through Jan. 31
The Oxford Arts Alliance (38 S. Third St., Oxford) hosts "Celebrating Ceramics at West Chester University" through Jan. 31. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.oxfordart.org.
Through Jan. 31
Winter group show
The Station Gallery (3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Del.) presents "Breaking the Ice," a group show featuring works by new artists and gallery favorites, through Jan. 31. Call 302-654-8638 or visit www.stationgallery.net.
Jan. 25 to May 18
The Brandywine River Museum (Route 1, Chadds Ford) presents "A Date With Art: The Business of Illustrated Calendars," featuring original works by Maxfield Parrish and Norman Rockwell, from Jan. 25 to May 18. Also on view from Jan. 25 to May 18 is "N.C. Wyeth's America in the Making," featuring images of inspirational and patriotic events by the renowned illustrator, including props from his Chadds Ford studio. Visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.
Jan. 29 to Feb. 2
Malvern Retreat House Art Show
The Malvern Retreat House (315 S. Warren Ave., Malvern) hosts an art show from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 featuring original artworks by more than 100 professional artists. A reception will be held Jan. 31. Hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The spotlight exhibition is by 15 abstract artists. Proceeds benefit Malvern Retreat House. Visit www.MalvernRetreat.com/ArtShow.
Feb. 3 to 28
'Catch & Release'
Landenberg artist Nanci Hersh will have a solo show, "Catch and Release," at Project Space (2003 W. 17th St., Wilmington, Del.) from Feb. 3 to 28. There will be a reception on Feb. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m., and an artist's talk on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. Hersh's paintings, drawings and sculptures are inspired by the sea and the shapes and shadows of fishing nets. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.projectspacede.com.
Feb. 7 and 8
Plein air event
The Chadds Ford Historical Society will be hosting the Sixth Annual Plein Air event, welcoming artists from around the mid-Atlantic region to depict the Chester County countryside. Dozens of artists will be working on Feb. 7 to capture winter scenes around Chadds Ford. An event highlighting the works will be held at the Barn Visitors Center (1725 Creek Rd., Chadds Ford) on Feb. 8. A preview party from 5 to 6 p.m. will allow visitors a first look at the paintings, along with hors d’oeurves, wine and a chance to meet the artists. General ticketed admission is from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 610-388-7376 or visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org.