The Art Spot
● By ACL
A celebration of the life of Oxford educator, bookstore owner and arts supporter Richard Beards (above) will be held April 6 at the Oxford Arts Alliance (see listing).
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 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, through April 5. 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.
Through April 19
The Delaware Museum of Natural History (4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Del.) hosts "Nature's Bounty: Nature-Inspired Art" by students of the Delaware College of Art and Design, through April 19. Museum hours are Monday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for children (3 to 17), $8 for seniors, free for children 2 and younger. Visit www.delmnh.org or call 302-658-9111.
April 2 to 25
Casadei and Remenick
The Oxford Arts Alliance (38 S. Third St., Oxford) will exhibit paintings by Richard Remenick and Giovanni Casadei in April. An artist reception will be held April 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. Casadei was raised in Rome and spent four years earning a certificate at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His mentor was Seymour Reminick, Richard’s father. Richard Remenick was first influenced by his well-known father. 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. For more information, visit OxfordArt.org.
Through April 27
Longwood Art Gallery (200 E. State St., Kennett Square) is featuring photographs by Gene Coggins, Bill Edwards and Judy Montague through April 27. Call 610-444-0146 or visit www.longwoodartgallery.com.
April 4 to 26
George Martz landscapes
The Station Gallery (3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Del.) presents "Landscapes of the Mind: A Glimpse of Reality," featuring new paintings by George Martz, from April 4 to 26. There will be a reception with the artist on April 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 302-654-8638 or visit www.stationgallery.net.
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.
Sarah Yeoman watercolors
The Wilson Vineyard Gallery (4374 Forge Rd., Nottingham) will host a show of watercolors by Sarah Yeoman, beginning with an artist's reception on April 5 from noon to 6 p.m. Gallery hours are Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Visit www.wilsonvineyard.com for more information.
Richard Beards life celebration
The Oxford Arts Alliance (38 S. Third St., Oxford) will be the site of a "Celebration of Life Open House" in honor of Richard Beards on April 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is welcome. Beards, who died in December, was the owner of the Bookplace book shop and gallery in Oxford, and a longtime supporter of the regional arts community.
The Oxford Arts Alliance (38 S. Third St., Oxford) hosts a Bats, Birds and Butterfly Houses Silent Auction on May 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. The houses have been decorated by regional artists. Proceeds benefit the Arts Alliance. 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.
May 2 to 30
The Oxford Arts Alliance (38 S. Third St., Oxford) hosts the Artist Connection Members' Exhibit from May 2 to 30. 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.