The Art Spot
● By Lev
Oct. 31-Nov. 2
Hockessin Art Show
Hockessin Memorial Hall, Route 41 and Valley Road, will be the site of the Frightfully Fun Art Show and Sale on Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and 2. There will be 26 artists participating in this fundraiser for the Hockessin Fire Company. On Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m., the artists will be dressed in Halloween costumes, and visitors are invited to dress up as well. Regular show hours are Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 (children under 12 free). There will be raffle prizes and tours of the firehouse.
The Oxford Arts Alliance Gallery (38 S. Third St., Oxford) hosts an illustrated lecture by local author Fred Dixon, "Picasso: His Art and His Women," on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.OxfordArt.org for more information.
Nov. 7 and 8
Unionville Art Gala
Unionville High School will host the annual Unionville Art Gala on Nov. 7 from 3 to 9 p.m., and Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale and show features artwork by more than 60 regional artists and students. This year's featured artist is metal sculptor Karen Delaney. Funds go toward the school's educational projects and programs. A reception with the artists will be held Nov. 7 at 6 p.m., with live music and hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants. A silent auction begins on Nov. 7 and ends at 2 p.m. on Nov. 8. For more information, visit www.uhs.ucfsd.org/artgala.
Through Nov. 1
Art at Bookplace
Bookplace (2373 Baltimore Pike, Oxford) hosts "Across the Board: Woodcuts by Dan Miller" through Nov. 1. The book shop and gallery is open on weekends. Visit www.bookplace.com for more information.
Through Nov. 16
The Brandywine River Museum (Route 1, Chadds Ford) presents "Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield" through Nov. 16. Burchfield (1893-1967) was a leading American artist, and the exhibition feature more than 50 of his vibrant, imaginative paintings. The museum is open daily. Visit www.brandywine.org.
Through Nov. 30
Mary Ann Weselyk solo show
Longwood Art Gallery (200 E. State St., Kennett Square) is hosting a show of oil paintings by Mary Ann Weselyk through Nov. 30. Weselyk uses saturated, unusual color combinations and patterns in her work. A reception will be held on Nov. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. during the First Friday Art Stroll, with wine, cheese, light fare and live music by Lovell Fergusen. For more information, call 610-444-0146 or visit www.longwoodartgallery.com.
Through Feb. 8
Andrew Wyeth sketches
The Brandywine River Museum (Route 1, Chadds Ford) presents "Andrew Wyeth: Lines of Thought," with 23 studies that show his working process, through Feb. 8. The studies were created in preparation for four paintings also on view in the exhibition -- "Faraway" (1952), "Corner of the Woods" (1954), "Roasted Chestnuts" (1956), and "Garret Room" (1962).The museum, on Route 1 in Chadds Ford, is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for seniors, $6 for students and children ages 6 to 12; free for children under 6 and Brandywine members. Museum admission is free on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon through Nov. 23.
Through Oct. 31
Lancaster County artists
The Oxford Arts Alliance (38 S. Third St., Oxford) presents "Inspired Landscapes," a show of works by Lancaster County area artists, through Oct. 31. The gallery is open 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 Oct. 31
Judy Antonelli solo show
Longwood Art Gallery (200 E. State St., Kennett Square) is hosting a solo show by Judy Antonelli through Oct. 31. For more information, visit www.longwoodartgallery.com.
Through Oct. 31
Ed Bronstein 'Daily Observations'
The Station Gallery (3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Del.) hosts Ed Bronstein "Daily Observations: New Paintings and Drawings" through Oct. 31. The Philadelphia artist paints rural and urban landscapes, as well as still lifes. Call 302-654-8638 or visit www.stationgallery.net.
Through Nov. 15
'The Art of the Dog'
The Somerville-Manning Gallery (101 Stone Block Row, Greenville, Del.) presents "Man's Best Friend: The Art of the Dog" throughNov. 15. The show features dog-themed works from the past 100 years, including works by William Glackens, William Zorach, Harry Leith-Ross, William Wegman, Robert Jackson, Alex Kanevsky and Jamie Wyeth. Call 302-652-0271 or visit www.somervillemanning.com.
To submit items to the Art Spot, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge. Not every submission can be included. Items should be submitted at least two weeks before the event.