Jan. 9-Feb. 21 "Birth of a Notion" at Quirk Highlighting the work of many venerable ceramic artists such as Val Cushing, Jack Troy and Ron Meyers, who have been workshop presenters at Cub Creek residency program in Appomattox, dedicated strictly to ceramic art. Curated by local artist Steven Glass, a founding member at Cub Creek. Opening reception on Jan. 9 from 6 to 10 p.m. Quirk Gallery, 311 W. Broad St. Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 644-5450 or quirkgallery.com. Through Jan. 25 "The Furniture of Eero Saarinen: Designs for Everyday Living" Famous for designing Virginia's Dulles International Airport and the St. Louis Gateway Arch, architect Eero Saarinen fine-tuned a streamlined design that also appears in iconic home and office furniture from the 1940s and ‘50s. Find out more about his life and see some of his most celebrated pieces of furniture including the Tulip chair and the Womb chair. Virginia Center for Architecture, 2501 Monument Ave. Tuesdays through Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. Free. 644-3041 or aiava.org. Feb. 6-8 RAMA 47th Benefit Antiques & Fine Arts Show The Richmond Academy of Medicine Alliance Foundation's long-running antiques show at the Science Museum of Virginia to benefit several charities, including Children's Hospital Foundation and CrossOver Ministry. Admission to the show is $15. Science Museum of Virginia. Open Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Special events include Opening Night Champagne Gala and silent auction on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia. Reservations $125, in advance, include admission to the antiques show. Also, a Friday, Feb. 6 luncheon and lecture by Paula Wallace, co-founder of the Savannah College of Art & Design and author of A House in the South, 11 a.m. at The Jefferson Hotel. Admission, $65, includes lunch, lecture and ticket to the show. 740-0290 or ramaf.org. Feb. 19-22 MAC Events Home Show and Maymont Flower & Garden Show At the home show, check out new products, information and ideas for home improvement projects, this year featuring a "Green Zone" of eco-friendly home ideas and a "Designs for Living" interior design showcase. The full schedule of speakers includes Doug Wilson from TV's Trading Spaces, as well as local furniture maker and founder of the ECO Supply Center, Anthony Brozna. Next door, The Maymont Flower & Garden Show will offer the latest trends in horticulture, sample gardens, seminars and a marketplace. Tickets $6 to $10, good for admission to both shows. Greater Richmond Convention Center. Hours vary. Free parking and shuttle service from The Diamond. (800) 323-3976 or macevents.com. Feb. 20-28 "Save Planet Art" Exhibit and Live Auction Gala The 19th annual art auction to benefit 1708 Gallery, Richmond's oldest artist-run gallery, will feature works by prominent local and regional contemporary artists, as well as globes created by 30 different artists. Exhibit opening reception Friday, Feb. 20, 7 to 10 p.m. Gallery hours Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. Live auction is Feb 28, 7 p.m. at 1708 Gallery, 319 W. Broad St. Tickets $75. Appetizers and cocktails will be offered. 643-1708 or 1708gallery.org.