From A Distance
I send you greetings from Colorado—my home state. I’m taking a week off with my partner, Ken, and wandering around the state to visit the few family members I still have in the West, plus have a few high-altitude adventures. As much as I love the beach, I have to admit it’s nice to have a hill or two. I’ll let you know what it’s like to bike down an 11,000 mountain in the next issue—providing I survive.
Clear Space Theatre Company (302-644-3810; ClearSpaceProductions.org) Sussex County’s only year-round professional troupe has announced their schedule of fall classes. Visit their website and click “Education” for a complete listing.
Delaware Comedy Theatre (delawarecomedytheatre.com)
Milton Theatre (110 Union Street in Milton; 302-684-3400; miltontheatre.org) presents the following films: Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing—Friday August 13 and Saturday August 14–7:30 p.m. ($12). Sordid Lives, Saturday, August 20, 7:30 p.m. ($6.50) Wake and Sordid Lives, Sunday, August 21, 1 p.m. ($10: Funeral Food and Cash Bar). Iron Jawed Angels, Thursday, August 26—celebrating Women’s Equality Day and Women’s Suffrage Movement— 6:30 p.m. Dessert, 7 p.m. film; ($10).
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560; possumpointplayers.org) Broadway Duets— featuring some of the area’s finest talent in a fundraiser for the Possums—August 13–15. Tickets: $20.
Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-7303; rehoboththeatreofthearts.com) Chris Peterson’s Eyecons: Hooray for Hollywood, Friday-Sunday through August at 9 p.m. ($35). Tickets: 302-227-9310. Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre, Thursdays at 7 p.m. Tickets: rehobothchildrenstheatre.org. The Rat Pack Together Again, Tuesdays through August at 8 p.m. ($30 – Adults; $25 – seniors) Tickets: (302) 227-9310.
ART GALLERIES and MUSEUMS
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC (mosaicrehoboth.com). Join participating galleries for Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk, August 14 from 6-9 p.m.
*AerieArt Gallery (45½ Lake Avenue/70 Rehoboth Avenue in First St. Station; 302-227.5376 / 302-227-5376; rehoboth.com/aerieart) Let There Be Light, original oils by Victor Letonoff at the Lake Avenue gallery. Mr. Letonoff will be present to describe his still life and figurative paintings at the Second Saturday reception. Both galleries feature original art from the 19th and 20th Centuries, plus current Delaware art. Visit them at the Delaware Coast Antiques Show and Sale (R.B. Convention Center) September 10-12.
*Amandeline Gallery (403 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-226-0330; amandelinegallery. com) exhibits fine oil paintings from Peruvian artist, M.P. Gerald through August.
BASE (Baltimore Avenue Studios En Masse; 20 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-7303; BASEartists.com) a collection of working artist studios featuring some of the region’s top visual artists.
Coastal Frameshop and Gallery (36983 Rehoboth Avenue Extension; 302-227-8704; coastalframeshopandgallery.com) features Something Different—original Japanese woodblock prints from the early 19th and 20th centuries. Over 70 works by Kunisada, Hiroshige, Yoshi-tora, and others. Through August 15.
*Gallery 50 (50-A Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050; 50contemporaryart.com) hosts their Second Annual Silent Fine Art Auction benefiting AIDS Delaware, Saturday, August 14 (6-9 p.m.). Works valued at more than $10,000 in total will be auctioned (6-8:30 p.m.) and a raffle for $1,000 Gallery 50 gift certificate. Tickets: $10 (3/$25) at Gallery 50 or Spahr (43 Baltimore Ave). August 14: Pulp-Works on Paper featuring works by several of the gallery’s represented artists. Through September 8.
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203; firstname.lastname@example.org) features new works by Seattle-based artist, Stephanie Tomczak using polymer, copper, and enamel to imitate sea forms and juxtaposing them with coral, turquoise and bone to create beautiful pieces of jewelry.
*Juleez (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-3792; juleez.com) featuring works by Julie Borden—hand-painted full-size cellos and violins, paintings, prints and designer home decor.
Packard Reath Gallery (Located in The Hotel Rodney, 142 Second Street; Lewes; 302-644-7513; packardreathgallery.com) Specializing in Fine Art Photography—currently featured is artist Gunnar Plake, through September 5.
*Panache Gallery (129-B Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9229; panachegalleryde.com) offers original and high quality works in glass, ceramics, metal, fiber and wood produced by professional artists from the United States and Canada.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551; peninsula-gallery.com) feature exhibit is The Biomorphic Art of Ray Petersen through August 29.
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905; philipmortongallery.com) presents an exhibition on the figurative male from bronze sculptures by famous American artists Elie Hazak and Fritz White to a ballpoint pen portrait by world renowned Dr. Seuss illustrator and heir to the Seuss estate, Aristides Ruiz. The gallery also features an incredible collection of multiple mediums for the exhibit Male. Also on display, bronze sculptures of Native American and mythology figures by American sculptor Fritz White (1930-2010).
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408; rehobothartleague.org) has their third Biennial Regional Juried Show through August 23 representing 47 artists in the Corkran and Tubbs Galleries. The 37th Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show: August 14 and 15 rain or shine. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Expanded artists booth areas, more entertainment, outdoor seating, delicious food, Pottery Studio demonstrations, and more than 100 participating artists and artisans. Tickets: $5; free parking and shuttle service available at the Little League field on Holland Glade Road.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (302-227-7310; M-F 10-4; Weekends 11-3; Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal) presents Captain John and Sarah Avery: A 17th-Century Family on Delaware’s Frontier. Utilizing artifacts discovered at the site as a point of reference, the exhibit explores the shifting economic and cultural traditions of the English and Dutch colonists, and their interaction with local American Indian communities, illuminating the joys and hardships of daily life in Sussex County in the late 1600s and early 1700s. Through April 2011.
*Thunderbird Gallery (200 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-1900; thunderbirdshop.com) hosts opening reception for artist David Perl, known for his nature-based digital art photographs, August 13 and 14 (7-10 p.m.) Rather than trying to describe this incredible artwork, take a peek: davidperlartist.com.
*Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard, 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710; wardellinger.com) presents Double Vision—new work by DC artist Sondra N. Arkin through August 19.
MUSIC and FILM
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets in Lewes; 888-212-6458; coastalconcerts.org; has just announced their exciting 2011 season! For details and season ticket information, please visit their website.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095; rehobothfilm.com) Fun with Film Making; August 13th, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Milton Library. Introduction to film making for children ages 6-9. Call Milton Library to sign up: 302-684-8856. (Free) Cinema by the Canal: Nanny McPhee, Thursday, August 26 at dusk; Canalfront Park, Lewes (by the playground); (Free).
Southern Delaware Choral Society (PO Box 444; Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971; southerndelawarechoralsociety.org) is busy recruiting new members for their upcoming season. Visit their website for details.
You can contact Doug at dyetter@ClearSpaceProductions.org.