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The Art Spot

07/03/2013 02:33PM ● By Acl

'Tuscany Autymn Glow,' by the regional artist Mehran, is part of a group show at the Longwood Art Gallery in July.

Through Nov. 17

Rockwell Kent and Jamie Wyeth

The Brandywine River Museum (Route 1, Chadds Ford) presents "Rockwell Kent, Jamie Wyeth and Monhegan" through Nov. 17. 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. For more information,

Through Sept. 8 
'Photographs of Artists' Homes & Studios'

The Brandywine River Museum (Route 1, Chadds Ford) presents "Creative Spaces: Photographs of Artists' Homes and Studios" through Sept. 8. The exhibit of photos taken in the homes of 38 artists of the 19th and 20th centuries includes Jackson Pollock, Grant Wood, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth, Frederic Church, Georgia O'Keeffe and others. For more information,


Through July 26

Clothesline art show

The Oxford Arts Alliance (38 S. Third St., Oxford) presents a Clothesline Show in conjunction with the Newark Arts Alliance through July 26. There will be a reception on First Friday, July 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. Regional artists will display framed and unframed paintings, photos and prints in a casual setting.


Through July 31

Summer show

The Station Gallery (3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Del.) presents a summer group show featuring works by gallery favorites and new artists through July 31. Call 302-654-8638 or


July 5 to 31 
Group show 
Longwood Art Gallery (200 E. State St., Kennett Square) is featuring contemporary art by local, regional and national artists during July. A reception will be held on July 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. during the First Friday Art Stroll. There will be wine, cheese, light fare and live music by The Ladeens. The show runs through July 31. Call 610-444-0146 or visit


July 7 to 21

Studio sale

Bookplace (2373 Baltimore Pike, Oxford) presents "Cash and Carrie," a sale of artworks from the collection of local artists Greg Watson and Carrie Mae Smith, from July 7 to 21. There will be oil paintings, sketches and small sculptures for sale. An opening reception on July 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. is only for members of the Oxford Arts Alliance. Gallery hours are Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Call 717-951-6418 for more information.


July 11 to Aug. 1

'Explorer Mornings' at Brandywine

The Brandywine River Museum (Route 1, Chadds Ford) offers "Explorer Mornings" for ages 3 to 10, accompanied by an adult, from July 11 to Aug. 1. There will be sessions from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Children get an interactive, guided tour of one or more museum galleries, followed by an art activity. Participants can come to one workshop or all four. Included in museum admission. The schedule is: "Cool Colors" (July 11); "Art and Nature" (July 18); "Animal Safari" (July 25); and "Who Am I?" (Aug. 1). For reservations, call 610-388-8382 or e-mail[email protected].


July 12

Free museum admission

The Brandywine River Museum (Route 1, Chadds Ford) will offer free museum admission to celebrate the birthday of the late artist Andrew Wyeth on July 12. Visit


July 16

Book signing and opening

The Darlington Arts Center (977 Shavertown Rd., Garnet Valley, Pa.) hosts an opening reception and book signing on July 16 for "The Brandywine Valley," an exhibition of oils and pastel originals by Garnet Valley artist Annette Alessi, and a book signing of "100 Artists of the Brandywine Valley" by author Catherine Quillman.

Alessi's exhibition will showcase historic locations from the Brandywine Valley, including the Kuerner farm in Chadds Ford. The free reception is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The show will be open through Aug. 16. For more information, visit or call 610-358-3632.