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Chester County Press

The Art Spot

03/12/2014 01:13PM ● By Acl

Through May 18

Calendar art

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

Through April 13

Fiber art in Delaware

The Delaware Art Museum (2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Del.) presents "FiberNext," an exhibition showcasing 12 regional fiber artists, through April 13. The show will feature approximately 20 pieces that illustrate approaches to fiber-based materials, combining classic textile traditions with contemporary art and design to create multi-dimensional works of art. Work includes a multi-colored wearable sweater coat, an altarpiece with mysterious figures, and drawings made of Saran Wrap and pins. In addition, yarn-bombers from Vulcan's Rest Fibers, a fiber arts supply shop in Chesapeake City, Md., have made winter "scarves" to adorn several of the trees in the museum's Copeland Sculpture Garden. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Free admission on Sundays. Call 866-232-3714.

Through March 28

Photo show

The Oxford Arts Alliance (38 S. Third St., Oxford) hosts its Annual Photography Show through March 28. The show features regional photographers presenting a wide variety of work. 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. Call 610-467-0301 or visit

Through March 29

Peter Sculthorpe

Longwood Art Gallery (200 E. State St., Kennett Square) is featuring the giclées of Peter Sculthorpe during March. The show features many of his giclées, including previews of two that will be released during March. The show continues through March 29. For more information, call 610-444-0146 or visit

Through March 23

Creshkoff exhibit at winery

Wilson Vineyard (4374 Forge Rd., Nottingham) hosts an exhibit by Maggie Creshkoff through March 23. Creshkoff makes sculptures out of found and recycled materials, as well as pottery. Hours are Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Call 610-220-0128 or visit

Through March 29

'Color & Whimsy' 

Warm colors and whimsical themes are featured in a group show at the Station Gallery (3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Del.) through March 29, with paintings by Jim Gears, Ann Guidera-Matey, Dana Simson and Mary Ann Weselyk. Call 302-654-8638 or visit for more information.

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

Through April 19

Nature-inspired art

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 or call 302-658-9111.

March 21 and 22

Chadds Ford Art Show and Sale

Chadds Ford Elementary School (3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford) hosts the 65th annual Chadds Ford Art Sale and Show on March 21 and 22. A reception (adults only) will be held on March 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. The show is open to everyone on March 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday at 11 a.m., Victoria Wyeth will discuss her family's art and sign copies of "Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography" by Thomas Hoving. More than 70 artists from around the region will be selling fine art, jewelry, and more. The featured artist is J. Wayne Bystrom, and the donating artist is Shawn Faust. The show is dedicated to the late artist Paul Scarborough, and his work will be for sale. Admission is free. Proceeds support educational programs at the school. For more information, visit

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