A Valentine's art exhibit and wine tasting to benefit Operation Hope will take place Friday, Feb. 15, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Fairfield University's Bellarmine Museum of Art. The event -- HeART of Hope -- will feature an exhibit of work by the American realist painter Colleen Browning and wines provided by Harry's Wine & Liquor Market.

Tickets are $65, $100 per couple. Proceeds benefit Operation Hope, which fights homelessness and

hunger in the community.

Browning studied at London's Slade School of Art, and the Ballarmine exhibit includes several pieces on loan from private collections.

The wine tasting will include information on each wine, plus serving and pairing suggestions.

For tickets, call Operation Hope at 203-292-5588 or visit www.operationhopect.org.