|Awakening at the Blue Moon
Continuing a fifteen year tradition, the Blue Moon has announced the opening of Murray Archibalds new show entitled Awakening. The show, which opens on Saturday, July 3, will be on display throughout the month of July.
Included in the show is the 1999 SUNDANCE painting called Renaissance. As in previous years, the painting will be auctioned as a part of the annual Labor Day event at the Rehoboth Convention Center. Smaller versions of the original will be available as signed limited edition prints with 100% of the $45 price being donated to the SUNDANCE benefit. "Thats possible," says Murray, "because ProMarket in Washington gets all the printing donated."
"Awakening is about reaching way down into our hearts," explains Murray, "and discovering who we are. For me, its about a deep coming out, in fact one of the paintings is called, The Second Coming Out. Its about reaching past all the definitions the world tries to impose on us and coming face to face with our realour spiritual selves." He goes on to say," the show uses the play of various patterns overlaying objects such as a rose, a ribbon, or a heart to, I hope, suggest the complex rhythms that underlay all of life. It also relies on humor, with a number of the paintings belonging to a series based on the patterns found on the Queen of Hearts."
Murray is especially pleased to see the show come together because the majority of the paintings survived the fire at Nassau Gallery when it burned two weeks ago. "Its amazing." he said, "Brooks and Ed are not only rebuilding the gallerytheyve still found the time to frame the show."
A Little Dignity Is Coming To Rehoboth Beach
Approximately 100 members of Dignity of Washington, D.C.a community of gay and lesbian Catholics, their families and friendsmake their annual weekend trip to Rehoboth Beach July 16-18.
Dignitys kick-off "Welcome to the Beach" cocktail party is scheduled for Friday, when they will continue their tradition of using the party as a way to raise funds for SCAC, the Sussex County AIDS Committee. The party is Friday, July 16, from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. on the poolside deck of The Renegade Resort.
Everyone is welcome to attend the event where, for a contribution of $10, you will enjoy cocktails and hors d oeurves, as well as have access to the pool. Tickets will also be on sale for a gift and fifty/fifty raffle.
The Renegade Resort is located at 4274 Highway One in Rehoboth Beach.
Call Scac at 644-1090 if you would like additional information.
Beach Outreach Worker Summer Job Available
AIDS Delaware is still looking for one or two more workers to staff our summer "Outreach at the Beach" project.
The person needs to be someone who is appropriate to do outreach for the 18-25 demographic group, who feels comfortable talking with all kinds of folks (gay/straight, men/women, black/white/ brown, etc.) about safer sex and HIV/STD, and can work weekend evenings and one weekday evening.
If you are interested in finding out more, write to Debra Coffey, Director of Education & Outreach, AIDS Delaware, 100 W. 10th St., Suite 315, Wilmington, DE 19801. Or, call 302-652-6776, fax 302-652-5150, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Pet at the Beach
Atlantic Color Lab (139 Rehoboth Avenue) and Critter Beach (33 Baltimore Avenue) are now accepting photos for the second annual "Best Pet at the Beach" contest. To enter, simply bring in a fabulous photo of your favorite pet between July 1 and July 25. Winner will be announced on Saturday, August 7. Pictured is Eugene, a sure win if there's a "fat cat" award!
A Friend Remembers
Jeff Chandler remembers Paige Berdini whose death two years ago still touches the heart of many a Rehoboth resident.
"Not only was she a successful business woman," he says, "but she also captured the hearts of those who knew her." Jeff is pictured with his "best pet at the beach," named Paige, in memory of a very special friend.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 9, No. 8, July 2, 1999