Kauffman Gallery, Lancaster County Art Association, 149 Precision Avenue, Strasburg. 717-687-7061. A membership exhibit featuring holiday and winter themes. Runs through Dec. 31.
Through January 2004:
Works by Andrew Wyeth and Golden Impressions by Donald Pywell
Brandywine River Museum, U.S. Route 1 in Chadds Ford. 610-388-2700. 18 works by Wyeth in tempera, drybrush and watercolor that inspired Pywell's sculptural work. Continues through Jan. 11.
602 Penn. Ave., West Reading. 620-374-5269. Guest artists Sarah Gershbach (watercolors), Rick Houck (photography), Tara (modern artist, jewelry), Ivan Wentland (photography), and new members Hector Zelidon, Scott Munroe, and Lynn K. Stimeling, fill the rooms of the gallery with works in a variety of mediums including jewelry, ceramics and pottery, watercolors, acrylics, oils and mixed media. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Show runs through Jan. 30.
Through February 2004:
Celebrating 150 years of advancing the Lincoln legacy, 1854-2004
Chester County Historical Society, 225 N. High Street, West Chester. 610-692-4800. The exhibit celebrates Chester County's Lincoln University. Exhibit runs through Feb. 2004.
Elegant Innovations: American Rookwood Pottery, 1880-1960
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street, Philadelphia. 215-763-8100 .
Recognized for its imaginative colors and lustrous glazing techniques, Rookwood has long been regarded as America's finest art pottery. An exhibition of some 140 works that convey the full range of the extraordinary collection amassed by Gerald and Virginia Gordon is on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through February 8. Also at the museum: Popular, Pop and Post-Pop: Color Screenprints 1930s to Now, on view through Jan. 25. This exhibittraces the rich history of this still under-recognized printmaking tradition. The exhibition includes more than 80 works by artists from six countries that trace the development of the screenprint as a fine art.
Head to Toe
Chester County Historical Society, 225 N. High Street, West Chester. 610-692-4800. 150 years of personal accessories - including pocket watches, walking sticks, shoes, stockings,gloves, and much more. Exhibit runs through Feb. 2004.
American Accents, 1670-1945
Winterthur, Route 52, 6 miles northwest of Wilmington, Del. 800-448-3883. Masterworks from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, featuring the Rockefeller Collection, and including works by Thomas Cole, Charles Willson Peale, Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, John Singleton Copley, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Through Feb. 1, 2004.
Just Over the Line:
Chester County and the Underground Railroad
Chester County Historical Society, 225 N. High Street, West Chester. 610-692-4800. Interactive exhibit with historical documents, slavery, artifacts, room settings. Exhibit runs through Feb. 28, 2004.
Home Front to Battlefield: Keeping Tinme in the Civil War
The National Watch and Clock Museum, 514 Poplar Street, Columbia, Pa. 717-684-8261. Features the role of theNavy, manufacturing, and the railroad during the Civil War, with a focus on timepieces and times-keeping.
ONGOING ART EVENTS:
West Reading Main Street Foundation, Penn Avenue, West Reading. 610-685-8854. The first Thursday of every month celebrate the arts in West Reading.
Drawing: portrait, still life, and life model
Berks Art Alliance, 1100 Belmont Ave., Reading. 610-689-3950. Opportunities to sketch and draw from life: portraits from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Still Life workshops from 1 to 3 p.m.; Life Models from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS:
Lancaster Museum of Art, 135 N. Lime Street, Lancaster. 717-394-3497. Contemporary print exhibit. Juror: Mark Pascale, Associate Curator, Art Institute of Chicago. Juried from slides; $2,000 in awards. Entry deadline: April 9, 2004. Send stamped, self-addressed envelope for prospectus.