Being from a long line of Scandinavian farmers must be the reason I think of “harvesting” at this time of year. In the arts, we all have to plant the seeds of our labors months in advance, sometimes years! The creative process takes time, talent and love—ask a filmmaker, artist, or musician. Make your plans now to share in the bounty of arts in our community. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) the regions only professional theatre company, presents The Grimm Trail—a collaboration with the Sea Witch Festival. Help Little Red outwit the Big Bad Wolf and make it to Grandma’s house safely. Shows every 30 minutes—Friday, October 26, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, October 27, noon-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.; Sunday, October 28, 1-4 p.m. Make your reservations for A Christmas Carol—opening November 23 (directly following the Christmas Tree Lighting at the bandstand) through December 16. This version premiered off-Broadway in 1992, but is all-new to the Clear Space stage. Yes, I wrote the music….
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets, Lewes; 888-212-6458; P.O. Box 685; Lewes, DE. 19958) presents Van Cliburn International Piano Competition grand prize winner Andre Michel-Schub, flutist Debra Wendells Cross and cellist Andrew Janss. On the program are works by Haydn, Beethoven, Villa-Lobos and Schubert. October 13 at 8 p.m.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) is presenting The Shadowbox, Saturday, October 20 (8 p.m.) and Sunday, October 21 (2 p.m.), directed by Jim DeBastiani. All Seats: $10 and available at the door. Opening November 30, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.
The Rehoboth Concert Band, a volunteer community band, rehearses every Wednesday 7-9 p.m. at Cape Henlopen Senior Center, 11 Christian St., Rehoboth. Band musicians welcome, all levels of play, all ages. Bring instrument and music stand.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk, October 13 and November 10, 6-9 p.m.
*AerieArt Gallery (45½ Lake Avenue; 302-227-5376; 302-584-6402) featuring works by Ethel P.B. Leach, Larry Horowitz, Denise Dumont, Jinchul Kim, Paul Flexner, Charlene Abele, and many others. Open 10 a.m-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, or by appointment
*Amandeline Gallery (1 North First Street; 302-226-0330) Sergey Cherep original oils have arrived! These paintings are large format and highly textured. On display now. In addition, they are having their “End-of-Season” sale—25% off all floor cloths (excludes custom), 20% off custom framing and 20% off all in-gallery photo frames.
*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.
Art for a Purpose (135 Second Street, second floor, in Lewes; 302-245-4528) is a one-of-a-kind art gallery run by Midge Smith which assists tax-exempt organizations by turning donated art into cash for their unrestricted use. Gallery is open Friday-Sunday.
The Back Porch Café (59 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-3674) presents High Color/ Rough Surf a new show of beach patterns and water boys by local artist Rodney Cook. Through October 31.
*Gallery 50; G-50 Fine Art Photography (50 A-B Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050) presents a retrospective exhibition of works by Lewes artist Michael Krausz. The exhibition includes works from 1990 until present day. Artist’s reception Saturday, October 13, 6-8 p.m., through November 5. Also on display: new works by Mexican artist, Javier Brewster Brockmann.
The Happyrock Pottery (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 410-375-7120) invites you to stop by and see works in progress. It is the perfect place to come for a unique piece of hand-made pottery, especially with the holidays approaching.
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) presents Art in the Yard, featuring local artists. October 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Come check out the art, treats and music.
*Juleez (1 North First 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.
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) is celebrating with “End-of-Season Specials.” They are also presenting decoratively painted, limited-edition shoes fit for a King or Queen. October Second Saturday they will feature beautiful mosaic art done by artist, Mary Gaffney. New Fall Hours Thursday, 11 a.m-6 p.m., Friday/Saturday (11 a.m.-8 p.m.) and Monday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) or by appointment.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551) Through October: Passions Shared, the Artistry of Color by Mitch Lyons and Aina Nergaard.
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905) New works by Dane Tilghman through October 24. Artist reception Friday, October 12 from 6-9 p.m.
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) Collage: Members’ Fall Theme Exhibit in the Corkran Gallery—through October 30. Holiday Fair November 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit more than 30 juried artists exhibiting fine arts and crafts and holiday-inspired gifts. Participate in a raffle and silent auction of art works. Art League Holiday Open House: Spend the day and enjoy some Art League hospitality. Entertainment, demonstrations and refreshments provided. Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) Around the World: Amador (December 5) in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway (7 p.m.) Admission: Free. Cinema and Art: The Rape of Europa (Wednesday, October 24) at the Inn at Canal Square (6:30 p.m.) Admission: $15. Read A Movie: Read a short story that provided the basis for a very well-known film, then get together to view the film and compare the two: It’s a Wonderful Life (Wednesday, December 12) Rehoboth Beach Public Library 4 p.m. Admission: Free. On Screen/In Person: Runaway (Saturday, October 13) Upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway (7 p.m.) Admission: $4 (RBFS Members), $5 (future members). And, as if you didn’t know this by now: Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Independent Film Festival: November 7-11. One of the best reasons I know of to live here!
Rehoboth Beach Museum (302-227-7310; 511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal)
Surrattsart (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 302-227-3522) presenting abstract and realistic paintings in acrylic, mixed media, and oils and new photographs of beautiful Rehoboth Beach sunrises!
*Thunderbird Gallery (200 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-1900; thunderbirdshop.com) artist Thom Millsap will be painting in the gallery during Rehoboth Jazz Festival Weekend—October 13-14. Artist’s Reception both evenings.
*Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard; 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710) features the work of Ward Ellinger and Sondra N. Arkin. 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.
*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.