And the Livin’ is Easy…
Locals and visitors will find no excuse for dull moments in life, unless they choose to have them! After a day on the beach, enjoy any of a dozen art galleries and buy something to remind yourself of the great time you had here. Wash off that sand and enjoy an evening of live theater. Witness the first Pride art show at CAMP, or be a part of the 61st Cottage Tour with the Rehoboth Art League. Take the kids to the Children’s Theater or enjoy an afternoon organ concert. In our town, everyone is welcome and there’s something here for everyone! All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Clear Space Productions (302-644-3810; ClearSpace Productions.org) Sussex County’s only year-round professional theatre company presents Ted Keegan (Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera) in concert July 9 at Epworth United Methodist on Holland Glade Road (with yours truly at the keyboard), as well as starring with Erin Williams in Annie Get Your Gun—July 22-August 1 at the Cape Henlopen High Theatre. Check out their new online ticketing!
Delaware Comedy Theatre (delawarecomedytheatre.com)
Infinity Theatre Company (877-318-0071; infinitytheatrecompany.com) of New York brings a production of The Fantasticks —the longest-running musical in theatre history to the Cape Henlopen High Theatre June 23-July 3. Tickets: $25-$35
Milton Theatre (110 Union Street in Milton; 302-684-3400; email@example.com; miltontheatre.org) features the 1930s comedy You Can’t Take it With You directed by Esther Friend, who saw the original! June 18-20/25-27. Tickets: $18/$15.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560; possumpointplayers.org) has Summer Camps for Grades 2-5—July 19-23 and Grades 6-12; August 2-6. Check website for details.
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220; secondstreetplayers.com) produces Moonlight and Magnolias a comedy about the writing of the screenplay for Gone with the Wind—June 18-20/25-27. Tickets: $17
Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-7303; rehoboththeatreofthearts.com) It Was a Very Good Year starring Tony Sands in a tribute to Frank Sinatra. June 19 (8p.m.) Tickets: $25-$30. Oh, Boy!—a tribute to Buddy Holly and the Crickets with local musicians Walt Hetfiled, Barry Eli, Mike Long and Ken Schleifer. June 22 (8 p.m.) Tickets: $20.
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC (mosaicrehoboth.com).
*AerieArt Gallery (45½ Lake Avenue and 70 Rehoboth Avenue in First St. Station; 302-227-5376; rehoboth.com/aerieart) Rehoboth Revisited, original oil paintings, pastels and watercolors by New York artist Larry Horowitz, original art from the 19th and early 20th Centuries, plus Delaware art past and present. Opening July 10-11: an exhibition of Lesley McCaskill’s watercolors.
*Amandeline Galleries (403 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-226-0330; amandelinegallery. com) displays new seascapes by Bruce Fox and original watercolors by David Down as well as originals, limited editions, sculpture, prints and posters.
BASE (Baltimore Avenue Studios En Masse; 20 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-7303; BASEartists.com)
CAMP Rehoboth (37 Baltimore Avenue) hosts PRIDE 2010—a special exhibition of visual arts from the Sussex County LGBT community in celebration of Pride month. Through June 23. On June 26, stop by CAMP from 4-6 p.m. for the preview party for the HeART of the Community Art Auction.
Coastal Frameshop and Gallery (4284-B Highway One; 302-227-8704; coastalframeshopandgallery.com)
*Gallery 50 (50-A Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050; 50contemporaryart.com) PhotoOne(2)—Works by nine photographers each using various techniques will be on display through July 8. Opening July 9: paintings on aluminum by Rick Bach and pedestal mobiles made from aluminum by Santo Mirabile—through August 12.
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203; firstname.lastname@example.org) hosts the second annual “Earrings Galore” exhibition featuring over 200 pairs of earrings made of gold, silver, gemstones, paper, steel, and wood made by 43 artists from around the world.
*Juleez (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-3792; juleez.com) celebrates their 1-year anniversary! The gallery features the contemporary artwork of Julie Borden, offering her signature hand-painted full size cellos and violins, paintings, prints and designer home decor. Join Julie Borden for an artist reception featuring her new work at MIXX, 26 Baltimore Ave. on Saturday, June 19 from 4-5:30 p.m.
Packard Reath Gallery (located in The Hotel Rodney at 142 Second St.; Lewes; 302-644-7513; packardreathgallery.com) Specializing in Fine Art Photography. Opening Saturday, June 26 (5-7 p.m.) Celia Pearson— Photographic Images; Nancy Lamotte: Jewelry and Glass Trans-formed. Through July 30.
*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 Road in Lewes; 302-645-0551; peninsula-gallery.com)
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905; philipmortongallery.com)—the “big piece” sale—with many large works of art up to 70% off. Eclectic mix of works from artists all over the world. Many new Small Works by Aina Nergaard-Nammack in stock now!
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408; rehobothartleague.org) 61st Annual Cottage Tour sponsored by J. Conn Scott—Tuesday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 7 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)—seven exceptional private homes and the RAL’s art-filled Homestead, a 1743 colonial home listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Tickets: $30
Rehoboth Beach Museum (302-227-7310; M-F 10-4 and 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.
*Thunderbird Gallery (200 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-1900; thunderbirdshop.com) featuring the best of the Southwest—presents the work of David Peri—paper, canvas, metal and barn wood.
*Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard—39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710; wardellinger.com) features works of abstract expressionism in different mediums by local artist Ward Ellinger, Tanja Bos, J.S. Adams, Maria Napoli, Murray Archibald, and Sondra N. Arkin, as well as hand-crafted fine silver jewelry by Phyllis Schreiber, and selected American craft works including glass, metal and pottery.
MUSIC & FILM
All Saints Episcopal Church (18 Olive Avenue) presents Water Works—a series of organ recitals with all titles reflecting the theme. Organists Craig Campbell, Christopher Babcock, Robert Church and Kyle Osbone play compositions of Handel, Vierne, Messian, and a new work by Guillermo Silviera. Thursdays (12:15) through August 5.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095; rehobothfilm.comrehobothfilm.com) needs film critics! Become a part of the film selection process for the 13th Annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival. Screenings: Wednesday, June 23 (7 p.m.) at Midway Movies, 2nd Floor. ($2) and Thursday, June 24 (6 p.m.) at the South Coastal Library in Bethany (free). Film titles and descriptions will not be provided in advance as they want everyone to arrive with an open mind for a new experience. Cinema by the Canal: Mamma Mia!—Thursday, June 24 at dusk; Canalfront Park in Lewes and it’s free! Lewes Historical Society’s 12th Annual Chautauqua: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Thursday June 24, 8 p.m. in the tent, and it’s free, too! Fun with Film Making, an introduction to film making for children 6-9 p.m. at the South Coastal Library (302-539-5231) and that’s free, too!
You can contact Doug at dyeter@ClearSpaceProductions.org.