CAMP Rehoboth Puts Art at the Heart of Our Community
I’m Talking to You
Over the past year, we’ve all put a great deal of effort into staying alive. It hasn’t been easy, and, unfortunately, not everyone has succeeded. Far too many friends have had to postpone non-essential surgeries and are still hobbling around on bad knees and hips waiting for a lull in this plague. Many of us have spent way too many frustrating hours trying to schedule our vaccinations online, or relying on friends who found some magic site. Through no fault of my own, I’ve received both doses, and the VA has reached out to my husband to ensure he is fully inoculated over the next few weeks.
While we’ve all been doing everything we can for our physical well-being, not enough of us are dealing with our mental health. We Americans have never been great at scheduling time for ourselves, despite well-documented scientific evidence of the unlimited benefits that down time provides. Grab your planner, get online, and go on a mental vacation—even if it’s only for an hour a day. Lose yourself in an online concert or show, do chair yoga, if your knees are still good then take a walk, or learn to paint…do it for yourself. You deserve it.
CAMP REHOBOTH GALLERY
L-R: Over the Past Year by Edward Alban, From the Past by Logan Farro, 11th Grade by Ester Ponce Moreno
commUNITY—Connecting Generations through Art
This exhibition features artists who are young—area students from three high schools that participate in CAMP Rehoboth’s youth programs—and “young at heart” (artists 55+) and provides an opportunity for them to share their work and message while making new connections. Through March 31.
Sussex Central senior Edward Alban created Over the Past Year in response to a year of isolation. Sussex Tech’s Logan Farro housed a hand, heart, and flag in an old T.V. in From the Past. Ester Ponce Moreno (Cape Henlopen High) works with acrylics to create a colorful geometric abstract.
In the 55+ sector, The Eyes of the Heart, by Sharon Marquart, is about oneness, peace, and love as seen through the heart. Guillermo Silveira created a digital rendering, while Olaive Jones’ In Our United States contains the names of just some of the Black Americans slain in the past few years.
CAMP Rehoboth focuses on themes that give light to our community’s unique history and culture, and serve to further diversity, equity, and inclusion, and build unity and understanding. Schedule an appointment for a small group or individual tour to see CAMP Rehoboth exhibitions by emailing artshow@CAMPRehoboth.com.
FEST ART 2021!
This juried exhibition features works by area women and artists of all genders, and serves as an outlet for creative expressions for all art forms—painting, drawing, sculpture, 3D, ceramics, photography, videography, mp4 files of performances, and more! April 3-April 26.
CAMP Rehoboth Open Mic Nights (CAMP Rehoboth Community Center Facebook page—under “videos”) 1st Fridays (7-8 p.m.) hosted by moi, featuring singers from CAMP Rehoboth Chorus, live-streamed and archived on the CAMP Rehoboth Facebook page.
Cinema Art Theater (17701 Dartmouth Drive, Lewes; 302-313-4032; rehobothfilm.com) has CDC guidelines in effect and reduced seating capacity for in-person viewing, as well as several films available for streaming. See website for information.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270; ClearSpaceTheatre.org) presents the “perfect musical,” Guys and Dolls—through March 28. Their Spotlight on Young Performers produce Seussical the Musical April 16-18.
Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington produced a virtual concert featuring 20 soloists entitled “Losing My Mind—A Celebration of Stephen Sondheim,” in honor of his 90th birthday. The concert is available for viewing on the CAMP Rehoboth Facebook page!
The Milton Theater (110 Union Street, Milton; 302-684-3038; miltontheatre.com) has reduced main floor seating capacity for social distancing, but are preparing to re-install the balcony seating. Their outdoor Quayside stage will be opening soon. Check their website for events.
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street, Milford; 302-422-0220/800-838-3006; secondstreetplayers.com) is spring the Faith County II—April 23-May 2. You can attend the show in person or stream it in the comfort of your living room.
GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
CAMP Rehoboth Gallery (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620; camprehoboth.com) features community—Connecting Generations through Art. (See listing elsewhere in this column.)
Gallery 50 (50 Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050; gallery50art.com) offers complete framing services and a wide selection of works by artists they represent.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Road, Lewes; 302-645-0551; peninsula-gallery.com) presents a solo exhibition by Dane Tilghman—through March 27. Opening April 3: Local Favorites—multiple artists paint the Lewes/Rehoboth area. Preview all shows on their website.
Guitar Lessons by Dane Tilghman at Peninsula Gallery
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane, Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408; rehobothartleague.org) has several new exhibits: Young at Art—works by Sussex County students through March 28; The Old and the New: A Retrospective—works by Anna Nergaard-Nammack; Pipes of Perception—works by Tad Sare; Micro/Macro—works by Caitlin Gill; Lee Wayne Mills Memorial Exhibition—all four shows through May 2. Visit their website for upcoming exhibitions and class offerings.
Doug is the Artistic Director for CAMP Rehoboth Chorus, Minister of Music at Epworth UMC, and co-founder and Artistic Director emeritus of the Clear Space Theater Company. Contact Doug at email@example.com to add your events to the calendar. Check out CAMP Arts at camprehoboth.com for links to all the listings.
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.