The Art Spot
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Through 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, through May 18. Also on view through 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.
Through Feb. 28
Juried art show
The Oxford Arts Alliance (38 S. Third St., Oxford) presents a Juried Artist Connection Exhibit through Feb. 28. The show features works by regional artists in a range of media. 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 Feb. 28
'Catch & Release'
Landenberg artist Nanci Hersh will have a solo show, "Catch and Release," at Project Space (2003 W. 17th St., Wilmington, Del.) through Feb. 28. There will be 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.
Through Feb. 23
The Chadds Ford Gallery (Route 1, Chadds Ford) presents "Energy," a show of artworks with an energetic theme, through Feb. 28. Exhibitors include William Basciani, Jacalyn Beam, Richard Bollinger, John Hannafin, Paul Scarborough, Margaret Smith, Robert Stack and others. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Call 610-388-2412 or visit www.awyethgallery.com.
Through March 1
Winter group show
The Station Gallery (3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Del.) presents a winter group show through March 1. Exhibiting artists are Rosemary Castiglioni, Rosemary Connelly, Stephen Springer Davis, Janis Fitch and Kate Mundie. Call 302-654-8638 or visit www.stationgallery.net.
Painting event for couples
Kennett Design (117 W. State St., Kennett Square) is holding a two-hour painting event on Feb. 14, during which two people can each paint half a canvas depicting a "Tree of Life." No experience is necessary, and all materials are provided. Visit www.kennett-design.com or call 610-444-4400.
Winter plein air event
The Chadds Ford Historical Society is hosting the Sixth Annual Winter Plein Air event on Feb. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event was postponed from Feb. 8 due to weather conditions. The event brings together juried artists who set up around Chadds Ford to paint landscapes, and then offer them for sale. Tickets are $10 for a wine and cheese reception with the artists and a chance to buy the just-completed paintings. A preview party will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. ($50 for two people). The exhibit of paintings will continue through March 16 at the Barn Visitors Center. Participating artists include Jacalyn Beam, Jim Rehak, Jane Ramsey, Valerie Craig, Ann Crostic and others. For more information call 610-388-7376.
Feb. 15 to April 13
Fiber art in Delaware
The Delaware Art Museum (2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Del.) presents "FiberNext," an exhibition showcasing 12 regional fiber artists, from Feb. 15 to April 13. The show will feature approximately 20 pieces that illustrate approaches to fiber-based materials, combining classic textile traditions with contemporary art and design to create multi-dimensional works of art. Work includes a multi-colored wearable sweater coat, an altarpiece with mysterious figures, and drawings made of Saran Wrap and pins. In addition, yarn-bombers from Vulcan's Rest Fibers, a fiber arts supply shop in Chesapeake City, Md., have made winter "scarves" to adorn several of the trees in the museum's Copeland Sculpture Garden. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Free admission on Sundays. Call 866-232-3714, or visit http://delart.org/.
March 7 to April 5
'Under the Influence'
Somerville Manning Gallery (101 Stone Block Row, Greenville, Del.) presents "Under the Influence," an exhibition of contemporary artists and the masters who inspire them, from March 7 to April 5. An opening reception will be held March 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Exhibiting artists are Jeff Moulton, who draws inspiration from Richard Diebenkorn; Dan Rizzle, who is inspired by Donalt Sultan; and Vicki Vinton, who is inspired by Willem de Kooning. Also included will be Scott Prior, who is inspired by Gregory Gillsepie; and Jane Morris Pack, whose photos draw inspiration from Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. Works by painter Kay Jackson, who uses old master techniques inspired by Italian gothic artists, are also featured. Call 302-652-0271 or visit www.somervillemanning.com.
March 7 to 9
DFVA Spring Art Show
The Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts presents its 15th Annual Spring Art Show on March 7, 8 and 9 at Hagley Museum's Soda House (298 Buck Rd., Wilmington, Del.). A catered opening reception will be held Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with a free wine tasting by the Greenville Wine and Sprit Company. The show is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an artist reception from noon to 2 p.m. for Neilson Carlin. The show is also open Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets (good all weekend) are $5. The reception is $10. There will be mroe than 60 artists from the Brandywine Valley exhibiting paintings, sculpture, porcelain, ceramics, fused glass, jewelry and limited edition reproductions. This year’s “Honored Artist” is Neilson Carlin of Kennett Square. He specializes in portrait, figurative and still life painting in oils. For more information, visit www.DFVA.org.
March 21 and 22
Chadds Ford Art Show and Sale
Chadds Ford Elementary School (3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford) hosts the 65th annual Chadds Ford Art Sale and Show on March 21 and 22. A reception (adults only) will be held on March 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. The show is open to everyone on March 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday at 11 a.m., Victoria Wyeth will discuss her family's art and sign copies of "Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography" by Thomas Hoving. More than 70 artists from around the region will be selling fine art, jewelry, and more. The featured artist is J. Wayne Bystrom, and the donating artist is Shawn Faust. Admission is free. Proceeds support educational programs at the school. For more information, visit http://cfes.ucfsd.org/artshow.
April 4 to 6
Artists Circle show
The Artists Circle, a professional 29-member artist group, will host its Annual Art Show and Sale from April 4 to 6 at St. Luke Lutheran Church (203 N. Valley Forge Rd., Devon). The group will showcase hundreds of framed original works by member artists as well as unframed originals and signed prints. The artwork will be displayed in the church’s Schlack Hall and be accompanied by a number of live painting demonstrations. The show opens at 1 p.m. on April 4, with a meet-the-artist reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday’s hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday's hours are noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Exhibitors include Janet Milnazik, Jean Spicer, Edith Stevenson, Judy Antonelli, Wendy Scheirer and others. For information, call 610-942-3234 or visit www.theartistscircle.net.