Art & Soul exhibit, Dec. 1, Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St., Ridgefield. Student work from Martha Talburt’s drawing class will be displayed through Dec. 28. Opening reception Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m. Info: ridgefieldlibrary.org.
On Light and Florals, Dec. 1, Geary Gallery of Darien, 576 Post Rd., Darien. Featuring the still-life florals of New York painter, Murray Smith. His exhibit runs through Dec. 24. Info: gearygallery.com. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5p.m. Info: call 203-655-6633 or visit gearygallery.com
What Keeps Mankind Alive, Dec. 1, Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport. Featuring Ward Shelley’s work will run through March 2. It features a selected group of diagrammatic paintings that tease out narratives from history and culture. Opening reception, Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info: westportartscenter.org, 203-222-7070, open Mon.-Sat., 10-5.
Mark Twain Library 45th Annual Art Show, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., 439 Redding Rd., Redding. The juried art show runs through Dec. Dec. 10. Tickets $75. Info: marktwainlibrary.org/fundraising/art.
Margaret Hoyt Smith: Norwalk’s First Female Architect, Dec. 2, noon-4 p.m., Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Avenue, Norwalk. View original blueprints and a collection of Margaret’s architect tools as you learn how this innovative woman paved the way for future female architects in Norwalk. Free. Info: norwalkhistoricalsociety.org.
Call of the Wild juried exhibit, through Dec. 29, The Anderson Chase Gallery, Katonah Art Center, 65 Old Bedford Rd., Goldens Bridge, N.Y. Info: call 914-232-4843.
Holiday Gift Show, Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave., Norwalk. The show will run through Dec. 24. Info: rowaytonartscenter.org. Rowayton Gardeners Annual Christmas Market, Dec. 2, 10-1 p.m., Rowayton Community Center, 33 Highland Ave., Rowayton. Info: rowaytongardeners.org/rowayton-gardeners-annual-christmas-market-2017.
Sorelle Gallery, 84 Main St., New Canaan; sorellegallery.com, 203-920-1900. SHAPESHIFT: Works by Ryn Del Mar and Rob Lorenson, through Nov. 27
Nature in Abstract, X.POS.ZUR Gallery, 263 Riverside Ave., Westport. The exhibits features paintings by Sholeh Janati through Dec. 3. Info: xpozur.gallery.
Loft Artists Association’s Studios & Galleries, 575 Pacific St., Stamford, loftartists.com, 203-247, 2027, hours: Sat. and Sun., 1-4:30 p.m., free adm.
Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan; gallery hours Wed.-Sat., noon to 5, Sun., 1 to 5; silvermineart.org or 203-966-9700. Guild Group Show, runs through Dec. 22. Opening reception, Dec. 3, 2-4 p.m. Artist’s talk Dec. 12, 6 p.m. Free. Info: silverminart.org.
Art/Place Gallery, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield; artplacegallery.org or 203-292-8328: Silent Stars-Indigo Shadows. Year In, Year Out exhibit, Dec. 5, Art/Place Gallery, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Exhibit runs through Feb. 4. Artists talk, Dec. 10, 3-5 p.m. Info:artplacegallery.org.
Carriage Barn Arts Center, home to New Canaan Society for the Arts, on grounds of former estate, now named Waveny Park, 681 South Ave.; hours: Wed.-Sat. 10-3 and Sundays 1-5 p.m.; carriagebarn.org, 203-972-1895. Modern architects exhibit runs through Nov. 26.
Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647, milfordarts.org; Tues.-Fri., noon-5 p.m., special Sat. hours, noon-2 p.m.
WCSU Art Gallery, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Western Connecticut State University’s Westside campus, Danbury; wcsu.edu or 203-837-8403. Thinking Visually: The Art of Connecticut Illustrators, through Dec. 3.