Never a Dull Moment!
There’s so much going on around the area 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 Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270; opening June 28 Clear Space presents their “ABC Summer” with Annie, Broadway at the Beach (pop-rock revue), and Cabaret in two-day rotations, six nights a week (Tuesday-Sunday) at 7:30 p.m. through Labor Day weekend. Join them for the Opening Night Celebration of Cabaret on June 28—cash bar, hors d’oeuvres (provided by Mixx), and a live auction. All tickets on sale now. Check the website for their Musical Theatre Summer Intensives for grades 1-12, as well as a new camp for young actors.
Epworth United Methodist Church (19285 Holland Glade Road; 302-227-7743; presents Joel Underwood’s Lazarus on Friday, June 15 and Sunday, June 17—both at 7 p.m. The cast features members of the congregation, choir, and Praise Team under the direction of Judy Moore, with yours truly at the keyboard. The musical highlights the problem of hunger and poverty in the dual contexts of the biblical faith and the modern world. Suggested donation: $15 and bring a non-perishable food item.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560; presents the classic I Remember Mama through June 17, $18 (Adult); $17 (Senior and Student); $5 (12 and under). A Midsummer Night’s Dream; July 7 and August 4; Outdoor Shakespeare in the Garden at the Rehoboth Art League; 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk, July 14 from 6-9 p.m.
*AerieArt Gallery (45½ Lake Avenue; 302-227-5376/302-584-6402; invites you to view their selection of recent acquisitions of investment quality original fine paintings, many from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, plus a summer sale of excess stock of fine prints for $95 each. Open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., except Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Amandeline Gallery (1 North First Street; 302-226-0330; ) representing nationally and internationally acclaimed artists Anne Packard and Sergey Cherep, original Romanian glass, canvas floor cloths, unique ceramics, and Rosanna tableware. Featuring original oil paintings on board by award-winning artist Elaine Hahn and new original acrylics by Amanda Ponko, and canvas works by classic realist Marc Whitney.
*Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2888; Local and Regional Art; Thursday-Sunday, 1-10 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m. to noon, or by appointment.
*Gallery 50/G-50 Fine Art Photography (50 A-B Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050; presents Twists and Turns— new abstract work by Susan Finsen—June 22-July 12 with an artist’s reception Saturday, June 23 from 6-8 p.m. The gallery holds an artist’s reception for Rose Minetti on Saturday, July 14. On display will be new abstract works from July 13-August 5.
The Happyrock Pottery (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 410-375-7120) features the work of potter Susan Gladstone who has 100 bottles on the wall. Let’s see how many are left in the fall.
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203; continue their 4th annual Earrings Galore Exhibition—earrings in all their forms, shapes, sizes and colors through the summer. The gallery always features handmade, contemporary jewelry by studio artists from around the world.
*Juleez (1 North 1st Street; 302-227-3792; features the unique and vibrant works of Julie Borden including hand-painted cellos, violins, miniature pianos, giclee prints, dichroic glass sculptures of MAD Creations and art work of Amandeline Gallery.
Midge Smith Fine Art Gallery (135 Second Street, second floor, in Lewes; 302-245-4528; Art for a Purpose assists tax-exempt organizations by turning donated art into cash for their use. Gallery hours are 2-6 p.m., Friday-Sunday.
Packard Reath Gallery (Located in The Hotel Rodney, 142 Second Street; Lewes; 302-644-7513; Specializing in fine art photography.
*Paintiques (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-258-4203) offers Sherry Biele’s unique and artfully-painted vintage furniture and accessories as well as glass art by Connie Ballato, silver jewelry by Sue Bartley and handbags by Linanz. Thursday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Road in Lewes; 302-645-0551; now under the ownership of BJ Clark, the gallery specializes in presenting regional and national artists working in several media including pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and oil in addition to ceramics and glass. Fine art framing is available under the direction of Cathin Bishop.
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905.
Proud Bookstore (Baltimore Avenue in Village By the Sea; 302-227-6969) featuring the artwork of Geri Dibiase, Jeffrey Todd Moore, David Kraft, Lynn Finaldi, Michael Gardner, Patrick Keating, and John Gress, as well as books and cards.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408; hosts their 39th Annual Members Craft Exhibit in the Corkran and Tubbs Galleries and Artwork from this year’s Plein Air Coastal Delaware Competition in the Homestead through July 15. The 63rd Annual Cottage Tour is July 10 and 11—an event you won’t want to miss! $30.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095; seeks film critics to screen submissions for this year’s Festival. Monday June 18 and 25, and July 2, 9, and 16 at South Coastal Library, Bethany 7 p.m. Free! Tuesday June 19 and 26, and July 3, 10, and 17 in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway 7 p.m. Admission $2. The Great Outdoors— Wednesday, June 27. Free film screening at Lewes Canalfront Park at dusk. Bring your own chair and bug spray. Cinema by the Surf: Soul Surfer Thursday July 19. Free film screening at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand at dusk.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (302-227-7310; 511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, presents World War II: Rehoboth Beach, the story of a beach town and its residents in World War II.
Surrattsart (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 302-227-3522; invites you to check out paintings—both abstract and realistic—in acrylic, mixed media, and oils. Also some new photographs of beautiful Rehoboth Beach sunrises!
*Thunderbird Gallery (200 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-1900; is proud to host Artist Thom Millsap on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14. Thom will be painting original works while in attendance and will have an Artist Reception each night from 7-10 p.m. Come to meet Thom and view his casual vibrant scenes of the beach.
*Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard, 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710; features the work of Ward Ellinger. Come in and see the ever-popular Spiritiles (molten glass on copper) by Houston Llew, beautiful contemporary blown glass menorahs by Shardz Glass, recycled farm equipment transformed into contemporary side tables, hand blown glass, pottery and metal works by various American artists. Chromosaturation, new work by Sondra N. Arkin is featured June 21-July 21. A reception with the artist is Saturday, June 23 from 5-9 p.m.
*WibergArt (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 302-226-0206 or 302-245-3615; features renowned marine artist, Jack Wiberg, and his original oils of sailing vessels and ships.
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