CAMP Rehoboth Puts Art at the Heart of Our Community
LABORS OF LOVE
Labor Day was created to honor the American worker and give them one more day to celebrate the end of summer. Here in Rehoboth Beach, we mark the weekend with Sundance—a true labor of love. This will be a very different kind of celebration, but a celebration nonetheless. All locations are Rehoboth Beach unless otherwise noted.
Since 1988, Labor Day Weekend has been spent celebrating, dancing, and raising funds to support the mission of CAMP Rehoboth. This year’s Sundance is a virtual celebration, fundraiser, and community-building experience—August 30 (6 p.m.) through the evening of September 5.
The auction has always been chockful of wonderful finds and bidders leave bragging of their great steals and deals, but this year I’d like to encourage you to be generous with your bids. After all, this is a fundraiser!
Here’s just a sampling of the fantastic art available for purchase:
One of the area’s most revered and beloved painters, Caroline Huff, has donated Mykonos Doors. The interplay of light and shadow, the shimmering water, and the secrets of these ancient doors reveal her deep affection for Mykonos.
Everyone looks forward to Rod Cook’s annual show at the Back Porch Café, and his watercolor Green and White Umbrella is a perfect example of why his work is so popular. You can almost smell the ocean.
Gary Fisher’s work has been featured in shows all over town—Blue Moon, Philip Morton, and currently at Gallery 50 (through August 30). His oil on canvas, River Birches #5, gives us a glimpse into his unfettered use of color and texture.
Susan Frey, an abstract artist based in Lewes, was quoted as saying, “Making art is magic. Owning art makes you feel wonderful every day.” If 2020 has you down in the dumps, buy her Forgotten Treasures and feel wonderful!
More than once I’ve found myself staring for hours at the work of artist Sondra N. Arkin—steel wire, encaustics (heated beeswax and pigment), wax/shellac/ink on Dibond, or mixed media—her Sketches 14 & 18 continue to fascinate.
Whether artist Ellyn Weiss is working in wax, oil bar, wire or tar, her versatility shines through, as witnessed in Need New Shoes.
The auction is supported by the generous donations of artists and collectors; you can be generous too—in your bidding!
The Bear Necessities
CAMP Rehoboth Gallery hosts Bear Necessities: art that moves in a time of constraint! The show celebrates the bear/cub community and features paintings, photographs, multimedia art, and smaller 3-D works for display and sale—September 5-30. Small groups (1-3 people) may make appointments to view the exhibit—Tuesdays & Fridays (10a.m.-1 p.m.)—by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Other days and times are available.
Cinema Art Theater (17701 Dartmouth Drive, Lewes; 302-313-4032; rehobothfilm.com) has CDC guidelines in effect and reduced seating capacity. Several films may be streamed at home. See website for information.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270; ClearSpaceTheatre.org) ends their summer season August 29. A Streetcar Named Desire runs September 18 through October 4. Check website for details.
Freeman Stage (31750 Lakeview Drive, Selbyville; 302-436-3015; freemanstage.org) has a smaller season featuring local performers and “bundled” seating. Check their website for shows.
The Milton Theater (110 Union Street, Milton; 302-684-3038; miltontheatre.com) has both indoor and outdoor offerings. Check their website for schedule.
GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
Abraxas Studio of Art (515 Federal Street, Lewes; 302-645-9119; abraxasart.com) features oil portraits and landscapes by Abraxas. One-on-one lessons in sketching available in person or Facetime.
The Brush Factory on Kings (830 Kings Highway, Lewes; 302-745-2229; Facebook@brushlewes) is a co-op of 50 local artisans with the unique and unusual for your home and garden.
CAMP Rehoboth Gallery (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620; camprehoboth.com) features Bear Necessities. (See listing elsewhere in this column.)
Gallery 50 (50 Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050; gallery50art.com) features original paintings, jewelry, glass, sculpture, ceramics, and mixed media.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Road, Lewes; 302-645-0551; peninsula-gallery.com) offers over 3,000 square feet of display and custom framing. Opening August 29: Delmarva and Beyond—works by Richard Dylla and Howard Eberle—through September 27. Preview the show on their website.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane, Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408; rehobothartleague.org) offers several exhibitions: Seasons: Summer—through September 20; Every Picture Tells a Story—works by Frank Williams—and Endangered—works by Kate Norris—both through September 27. Visit their website for details and their extensive class offerings.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310; rehobothbeachmuseum.org) has virtual offerings to stay in touch on YouTube and their Facebook page.
SeanCorey Art Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard; 39 Baltimore Avenue, 302-396-1013) opens soon in the CAMP Rehoboth courtyard. A portion of their sales will go to CAMP Rehoboth and AIDS Delaware.
Tideline Gallery (111 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-4444; tidelinegallery.com) offers unique gifts, Judaica, jewelry, pottery, lamps, and art glass. ##
Doug is the Artistic Director for CAMP Rehoboth Chorus, Director of Music Ministries at Epworth UMC, and co-founder and Artistic Director emeritus of the Clear Space Theater Company. Contact Doug at email@example.com if you want to add your events to the calendar. Check out CAMP Arts on our website at camprehoboth.com for links to all the listed theatres, galleries and museums.
CAMP Rehoboth Arts Programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com