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Chester County Press

The Art Spot

11/13/2013 01:14PM ● By Acl

Through Nov. 16

Wildlife bronzes 
Somerville Manning Gallery (101 Stone Block Row, Greenville, Del.) is exhibiting bronze wildlife sculptures by Pennsylvania artist Rikki Morley Saunders through Nov. 16. Working only from life, Saunders often uses the animals that live on her property as models for her works. Last year, the National Sculpture Society selected one of her pieces, a life-sized representation of a peacock, for its 79th Annual Awards Exhibition.  Gallery Hours: are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 302-652-0271 or visit


Through Nov. 30

Landscapes at Bookplace

Bookplace (2373 Baltimore Pike, Oxford) presents "A Sense of Place," featuring paintings by Bryan DeProspero, through Nov. 30. Hours for the bookshop and gallery 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 or visit


Nov. 15 

Wyeth biographer speaks

Richard Meryman, Andrew Wyeth biographer and author of the recently published Andrew Wyeth: A Spoken Self-Portrait, will discuss his memories of the artist based on 45 years of recorded interviews with Wyeth, his family, friends and models on Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford. Meryman first met Wyeth when he wrote an article about him for Lifein 1964, and the two kept in touch until Wyeth's death in 2009. He has written several books about Wyeth, including Andrew Wyeth (1968), a major book of the artist's paintings and Andrew Wyeth: A Secret Life (1996), the definitive Wyeth biography. The program is included with regular museum admission. Meryman will sign copies of his books (limit of two signatures per customer), which are available in the museum shop, following the presentation. Museum admission is $12 for adults; $8 for ages 65 and older, $6 for students and children ages 6 to 12; free for children under 6 and Brandywine Conservancy members.


Nov. 15 and 16

The Artists Circle

The Artists Circle, a group of 25 professional artists, will be exhibiting in the fellowship hall of Paoli Presbyterian Church (225 S. Valley Rd., Paoli) on Nov. 15 from 11 5 p.m., with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m., and Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. All framed original paintings are $100. Artists include Judy Antonelli, Pam McKee, Janet Milnazik, Wendy Scheirer and others. For more information, call Lin Webber at 610-942-3234 or visit


Dec. 4 to 31

'Christmas in Miniature'

Chadds Ford Gallery (Route 1, Chadds Ford) presents the 32nd annual "Christmas in Miniature and Grande Exhibit" from Dec. 4 to 31. More than 80 regional artists are featured in the show of small -- and larger -- works for holiday gift giving. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit or call 610-388-2412.


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 are examples of Kent's major works from museum collections, as well as the debut of a new painting by Wyeth. For more information,


Through Jan. 5

'American Moderns 1910-1960'

The Delaware Art Museum (2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Del.) presents the traveling exhibition "American Moderns 1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell" through Jan. 5. Drawn from the Brooklyn Museum's art collection, the show features 57 works by Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, Rockwell Kent, Grandma Moses, Norman Rockwell and others. Call 302-351-8515 or visit


Through Nov. 27

New work by Laura McMillan

The Station Gallery (3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Del.) presents "Surfacing: A New Series of Paintings" by Laura McMillan through Nov. 27. In the show, previous themes of Longwood Gardens, the Jersey shore and koi ponds are revisited and allow fantasy to surface. Call 302-654-8638 or visit

Through Jan. 5 

''The Look of Love'

Winterthur Museum (Route 52, five miles south of Route 1) presents "The Look Of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier collection" through Jan. 5. Sometimes called lover's-eye jewelry, the history of these watercolors intricately dabbed on tiny pieces of ivory dates back to the late 18th century. The intimate portraits are set into elaborately jeweled brooches, rings, lockets, pendants, small boxes, toothpick cases, and other tiny tokens of affection. Museum admission $18 for adults, $16 for students and seniors, $5 for ages 2 to 11. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Call 800-448-3883 or visit