Busy, Busy, Busy…
There’s so much going on that I don’t have room for my usual charming opening paragraph. Not the worst thing that can happen. Read every word and pick at least three things you can’t miss! All locations are Rehoboth, unless otherwise noted.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 302-227-2270; ClearSpaceTheatre.org) Sussex County’s only year-round professional troupe brings the New York City-based Opus 9—Julliard and Peabody instrumentalists and vocalists perform June 18 and 19. Time to register your child/grand-child for the Clear Space Musical Theatre Summer Stock Intensive for grades 1-12. Check the website for details and registration. Their summer stock season starts June 21 with Words & Music: By Gershwin and 100 Years of Broadway. Chicago opens June 30 and adds to the rotation. Great theatre six nights a week through Labor Day!
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560; possumpointplayers.org) presents Move Over, Mrs. Markham, a British comedy directed by Jeff Haslow. Through June 19. Everything’s Coming Up Broadway—benefits the Summer Theater Academies and the Possum Junior Show; directed by Mary Boucher. June 25-26. The Possum Juniors presents Robin Hood, co-directed by James Davis and Hannah Powers. July 21-24. Sign up now for the PPP Summer Drama Academy for grades 2-5 (July 25-29) and the PPP Summer Theater Academy for grades 5-10 (August 8-12).
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC (mosaicrehoboth.com).
*AerieArt Gallery (45½ Lake Avenue; 302-227-5376; 302-585-6402; rehoboth.com/aerieart) presents Summer Light—original paintings by Carole Sue Lebbin. Opening July 1 is a display of the paintings of Jinchul Kim, Paul Flexner, and Jim Hill, all professors of art at Salisbury University. Always on display are paintings from the 19th Century to the present.
Artworx19971 (20 Baltimore Avenue at The Celebration Mall; 302-727-1517) features quality, original art by Rehoboth Beach area artists at affordable prices. The collective is owned, operated, and staffed by eight local artists. Stop by the studios and visit with an artist and view the constantly changing displays or works in progress.
Coffee Mill (127B Rehoboth Mews; 302-227-7530; displaying Melcks Photography—original Photographs of Rehoboth Beach, July 4th, and scenes of surrounding areas.
*Gallery 50 (50-A Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050; 50contemporaryart.com) presents PhotoOne(3)—new works by ten professional photographers, including Barb Kinney, former White House photographer for the Clinton administration and Hillary Clinton’s personal photographer during the 2008 campaign. Through July 7.
*G-50 Fine Art Photography (46 Baltimore—courtyard behind Univeral Gear; 302-227-2050) opens July 1. The first featured artist is Harold Ross who uses a technique called “Light Sculpting.“ His work was recently featured by LensWork magazine.
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203; firstname.lastname@example.org) presents Earrings Galore featuring The Earring interpreted by 25 studio artists from around the country through August 8.
*Juleez (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 302-227-3792; juleez.com) features the unique and vibrant works of Julie Borden including hand-painted cellos, violins, miniature pianos, beautiful acrylic on canvas originals and giclee prints. They also carry the dichroic glass sculptures of Mary Ann Borden.
*Kevin Fleming and Friends (239 Rehoboth Avenue; kevinfleming.com) is a new gallery featuring National Geographic photographer, and local resident, Kevin Fleming’s photographs, books, and calendars, as well as art and photography from Deb Applebee, Tony Pratt, and Pam Bieler.
Packard Reath Gallery (In The Hotel Rodney, 142 Second Street; Lewes; 302- 644-7513; packardreathgallery.com) Specializing in Fine Art Photography. From a Woman’s Perspective—featuring photography by Robin Braun, Mary Dubois, Ellen Elms Notar, and Beth Trepper. Opening reception for Danny Doughty’s A Joyful Noise, Saturday July 2 from 5-7 p.m.
*Paintiques (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-258-4203) offers Sherry Biele’s unique and artfully-painted vintage furniture and accessories, glass art by Connie Ballato, silver jewelry by Sue Bartley, and handbags by Linanz.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551; peninsula-gallery.com) presents Along the Coast—a collection of small plein air paintings by Ardmore, Pennsylvania artist, Joe Sweeney. Through June 28. Opening July 2—Land and Sea—a group show with work by Michele Green (Delaware), Stephen Brehm (Pensylvania) and Brian Murphy (Virginia).
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905; philipmortongallery.com) features works by Alden Leonard, Gary Fisher, Vadim Palamarchuk, Dane Tilghman, Aina Nergaard, Anita Peghini-Raber, Deborah Rolig, Chisolm, Deborah Brisker Burk, John Whitney, Lulu Zheng, and many more. Kiln-Formed Glass Sculptures by Andres Tremols, and their fantastic Bronze collection from world-famous artists, are on display as well as new glass works from Prague.
Proud Books (Baltimore Avenue in Village By the Sea; 302-227-6969) featuring the artwork of Gerri Dibiase, Jeffrey Todd Moore, David Kraft, Lynn Finaldi, Michael Gardner, Patrick Keating and John Gress, as well as great books, cards, calendars.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408; rehobothartleague.org) 38th Annual Members Fine Craft Exhibit in the Corkran and Tubbs Galleries. Artwork from this years’ Plein Air Event is on exhibition in the Homestead Gallery. Coming July 12 and 13—the 62nd Annual Cottage Tour!
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095; rehobothfilm.com) presents: Cinema by the Canal: Despicable Me, Thursday, June 16, and Young Frankenstein, Thursday, July 24 at Canalfront Park, Lewes; at Dusk. Free. Festival Film Reviews: Mondays, June 20, 27 in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway 7 p.m. ($2) and Tuesdays, June 21, July 5, and July 12 at South Coastal Library, Bethany 7 p.m. (Free) Cinema by the Surf: Nanny McPhee Returns, Thursday, July 7 at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand; at Dusk. (Free) Fun with Filmmaking a three-day seminar for children ages 6-9. Rehoboth Beach Library July 12, 13, and 14; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lewes Library July 25, 27, and 29, 1-3 p.m. (Free)
Rehoboth Beach Museum (Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310; rehobothbeachmuseum.org) invites you to stop and see their new exhibit: Skimming the Surface: Surfing, Skimboarding, and Floating off the Delaware Coast. Get into the surfing theme at the Museum’s fundraiser—the 6th annual Beach Ball, Saturday, August 6 (7-10:30 p.m.) at Kings Creek Country Club. Great food, live and silent auction items, and dancing to the tunes of the ‘60s.
Surrattsart (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 302-227-3522; www.surrattsart.com) featuring the work of artist Sherry Surratt. Specializing in oils, acrylics and gouache.
*Thunderbird Gallery (200 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-1900; thunderbirdshop.com) presents original oils by John Powell (johnpowellfineart.com), an artist who lives in the hills of southern California and Maine.
*Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard, 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710; wardellinger.com) is hosting a reception on Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, from 6-9 p.m. for Atlanta artist Houston Llew. Enjoy a demonstration of his unique molten glass on copper art called Spritiles.
*WibergArt (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 302-226-0206 or 302-245-3615; email@example.com) features renowned marine artist, Jack Wiberg, and his original oils of sailing vessels and ships.