Spotlight on the Arts
CAMP Rehoboth Puts Art at the Heart of the Community
From the CAMP Collection
CAMP Rehoboth is fortunate to have received many donations of art by artists and members of the community, and for that we are truly grateful! From October 14 through November 30, this special art will be featured in an exhibition, From the CAMP Collection.
This exhibit was curated by CAMP Rehoboth Art Team member Logan Farro. Logan is studying graphic design at Delaware Technical Community College and has exhibited art from that program at CAMP Rehoboth and the Rehoboth Art League. Logan searched the CAMP archives and selected the 20 works comprising this exhibition.
Many community artists are featured, including Murray Archibald, Rodney Cook, Sharon Denny, Sue Fortier, Brook Hedge, Jane Knaus, Lee Wayne Mills, and more! Thanks to the generosity of these artists and donors, 100 percent of the proceeds will support CAMP Rehoboth programs, including health and wellness, and the arts.
“From acrylics to watercolors, and graphic art to mixed media, many art forms and a multitude of subjects are represented in this exhibit,” says Art Team Lead Leslie Sinclair. “Our thanks to Logan for selecting this exciting collection.”
Plan to attend the opening reception—October 14 (5:00-7:00 p.m.) for libations and a specialty mocktail to sip as you enjoy the art.
CAMP Rehoboth highlights our community’s unique history and culture, and serves to further diversity, equity, and inclusion by building unity and understanding. Exhibits may be viewed Monday-Friday (10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) and Saturday (10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.). You may view and purchase the art on the CAMP website under the “SHOP” heading.
This program is 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.
Doug Yetter: After spending hundreds of Sunday mornings listening to the mellifluous voice of Liane Hansen on NPR, I could not have been more thrilled than the moment she walked into Clear Space to audition. The invisible host of Weekend Edition Sunday actually had a face!
Liane Hansen: A face made for radio! I was once introduced to the editor of People magazine who looked at me and said, “No, you’re not!”
DY: You looked exactly how I imagined. How long were you with NPR?
LH: I was hired as a production assistant on All Things Considered in 1979 and became the co-host of Weekend All Things Considered with Noah Adams the same year. In 1989, I became the host of Performance Today and, later that year, host of Weekend Edition Sunday. I retired in 2011.
DY: How long have you been in showbiz?
LH: I’ve been singing, dancing, and emoting since I was five and liked staging variety shows in our garage. High school drama club, theatre major at the University of Hartford (didn’t finish the degree, but they tapped me as commencement speaker in 2007 and bestowed an honorary doctorate), and several local theatre companies. I had just finished a production of Gypsy (ensemble) when I was hired for the morning shift at WSKG in Binghamton, New York, then moved to Philadelphia to work with Terry Gross and the Fresh Air team. I was substitute host for her, but my schedule with NPR meant theatre was no longer an option.
DY: You interviewed a pantheon of talent. Any favorites? Someone you wish you had interviewed?
LH: I’m drawn to past generations of entertainers. Sammy Cahn was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and I went to his office in Times Square for the interview. Phone rang, he yelled into it, hung up and said, “Damned Eddie Fisher!” Or Kitty Carlisle Hart in her Upper East Side apartment, where she kept a formal room with a grand piano and was dressed to the nines (for a radio interview?!?). Her personal living quarters were quite modest. My all-time favorite was Ann Miller. What a dame! Swanned into the studio wearing an emerald-green Chanel suit and that gigantic jet-black signature hairdo. Trust me—that ‘flip’ could put your eye out. She was charming. I wish I’d been able to interview Stephen Sondheim.
DY: You’ve been active in local theatre since retiring. Highlights?
LH: Just getting back onstage was cathartic in too many ways to mention here. I was home. I treasure the shows you and I did together—especially those with the CAMP Chorus. Getting to play Frau Schneider in Cabaret and Ouiser Boudreau in Steel Magnolias was like conquering Everest after climbing for 10 years.
DY: You helped launch Delaware’s only public radio station….
LH: I did. WDDE is now 10 years old!
DY: How do you define success?
LH: Oh my! Over the years I’ve asked so many people that same difficult question. Remembering all my lines? Hearing a gasp or laugh from the audience? But today, on my 71st birthday, with a cup of coffee at the beach and my tribe sending love, I think I’ve found it.
DY: Any last thoughts?
LH: I hope St. Peter says, “There’s been a cancellation, so go on in.” ▼
Doug is the Artistic Director of CAMP Rehoboth Chorus, and Minister of Music at Epworth UMC. Contact him at email@example.com.