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The Art Spot

05/30/2013 12:28AM ● By Brian O

'Francine at Longpoint Light,' by Janis Fitch, is part of a three-artist show at the Station Gallery in Greenville, Del., from June 7 to 29.

Through July 17

Art sessions for adults

The Brandywine River Museum (Route 1, Chadds Ford) offers four "Creative Escapes" for adults this summer from 7 to 9 p.m. Each evening begins with a guided gallery tour introducing the theme. Participants then create their own art. The schedule is: "Building Imagination" (June 19), focusing on the architecture of the museum building and ending with drawing angles and curves in the structure; "Landscape Inspiration" (July 17), with a tour of the exhibition "Rockwell Kent, Jamie Wyeth and Monhegan" and a landscape painting session with watercolor. The programs are $20 ($16 for members), and include art materials. Register online at, or by calling 610-388-8326.

Through June 8

'American Masters'

Somerville Manning Gallery (101 Stone Block Row, Greenville, Del.) presents "American Masters: Art of the 19th-21st Centuries" through June 8. There will be original works by N.C. Wyeth, Maurice Prendergast, Robert Henri, George Bellows, Thomas Pollock Anshultz, Hans Hofmann, Milton Avery, Andrew Wyeth and others. Call 302-652-0271 or visit

Through May 31

Dennis Young solo show

Longwood Art Gallery (200 E. State St., Kennett Square) is hosting a solo show for Dennis Young through May 31. Young works in pastel and acrylic, and he has won numerous awards in plein air competitions. For more information, call 610-444-0146 or visit .

Through May 31

'Go Figure'

Bookplace (2373 Baltimore Pike, Oxford) hosts "Go Figure," a show of figurative art by 12 artists, through May 31. Regular hours are Friday from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Call 717-951-6418 for more information.

May 31 to June 2

Summer Art Show

The Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts presents its Greenville Summer Art Show at One Greenville Crossing (Route 53, Greenville, Del.) on May 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., June 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and June 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is Free. There will be 30 professional artists from the Brandywine Valley area selling original new works. Visit and click on “EXHIBITS” for a complete list of artists. Proceeds benefit DFVA, which provides art scholarship and educational programs for Delaware high school students. Donations are tax-deductible. 

June 1


Scarlett Thicket Farm (284 W. Street Rd., Kennett Square) hosts "Abstractions," a show of original art by Antelo Devereux Jr., Vicki Vinton, Stan Smokler, Carol Tippit Woolworth, Dennis Beach, Morris Stroud, Katherine Olivier, Frances Roosevelt and Peter Willard, on June 1 from 2 to 7 p.m. The event is hosted by Peter Welling. 

June 7 to 30

Joan Hollander solo show

Longwood Art Gallery (200 E. State St., Kennett Square) is hosting a solo show for local artist Joan Hollander during June. Her works focus on children at the beach, hunt scenes, florals and portraits of children. A reception will be held June 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. during the First Friday Art Stroll.  There will be wine and cheese, and live music by The Ladeens. The show runs through June 30. For more information, call 610-444-0146 or visit

June 7 to 29
New paintings by three artists
The Station Gallery (3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Del.) presents new paintings by Sherrill Cooper, Janis Fitch and Mary Ann Weselyk from June 7 to 29. An opening reception with the artists will be held June 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 302-654-8638 or visit

June 8 to 15

Veronica Mauro
The Avon Grove Library (117 Rosehill Ave., West Grove) will be hosting an art exhibit showcasing the works of Landenberg artist Veronica Mauro from June 8 to 15.There will be a reception on June 8 at 3 p.m. Mauro's work reflects places she has visited -- Venice and Sicily, Quebec, throughout the United States, and as close as Delaware’s Brandywine Park. For more information, call 610-869-2004 or visit

June 15 to Nov. 17

Rockwell Kent and Jamie Wyeth

The Brandywine River Museum (Route 1, Chadds Ford) opens "Rockwell Kent, Jamie Wyeth and Monhegan" on June 15. The exhibit features works by both artists that have been inspired by the small island off the coast of Maine. There will be examples of Kent's major works from museum collections, as well as the debut of a new painting by Wyeth. The exhibit continues through Nov. 17. For more information, visit

Joan Hollander

Blue Ribbon

Joan Hollander's 'Blue Ribbon' is part of her solo show at Longwood Gallery in Kennett Square, opening on June 7.

To submit items to the Art Spot, e-mail [email protected]. There is no charge. Not every submission can be included. Items should be submitted at least two weeks before the event.