And The Days Grow Short
Well…shorter! But that means that the nights are getting longer, and that’s not a bad thing. Remember my mantra: Find three things you want to do each month, plan an evening on the town and keep some culture in your life! 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 hilarious one-woman comedy Shirley Valentine—starring Elaine Faye. If the monologue about her clitoris doesn’t have you rolling on the floor, nothing will! Opening September 21: Tickets are available online or at the box office. Registration for fall classes from first grade through your dotage are available online or through the box office.
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets in 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) presents the jazz musical City of Angels—with a score by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and a book by Larry Gelbart of M*A*S*H fame. September 28-October 7. Tickets: $23; $22 Seniors/Students
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) is open to anyone who loves to sing and committed to providing high-quality musical entertainment. I’m directing the chorus this season, and think you should join! Membership closes for the season soon, so think quickly.
Community Concert Band is organizing in Rehoboth/Lewes area, all band instrumentalists welcome, all levels, all ages, no auditions.
Southern Delaware Choral Society (PO Box 444; 302-645-2013) has begun rehearsals for their winter concert, A Holiday Voyage in Tunnell Hall at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church. No audition required—looking for self-motivated members who love singing choral music.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk, October 13 (6-9 p.m.)
*AerieArt Gallery (45½ Lake Avenue; 302-227-5376/ 302-584-6402) features Salisbury University art professors Jinchul Kim, Paul Flexner, Jim Hill, and Brooke Rogers through September, and invites guests to the Mosaic Second Saturday Art Walk on October 13 (6-9 p.m.) featuring recent work by Denise Dumont. 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 hours 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 and 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.) Show runs October 12-November 5. The Gallery’s Fall Film Series will begin with a screening of the award-winning documentary Corapeake by Gallery 50 artist Kendall Messick. Details to follow on their website.
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).
*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 the 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. Horizon Fields—an exhibition of works by Shelly Lependorf and Stan Shire. Through October 12.
*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) holds an opening reception, Saturday, October 6 (5:30-7:30 p.m.) for Passions Shared, the Artistry of Color by Mitch Lyons and Aina Nergaard. Through October.
*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) features their fourth Regional Juried Show in the Corkran Gallery; Delaware and New Mexico Paintings: Color and Form—new works by Ray Petersen in the Ventures Gallery; By the Sea—new works by Denise Dumont in the Homestead Gallery. All shows through September 30.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) On Screen/In Person: (new independent, American films) Gen Silent Saturday, September 22 (upstairs screening room, Movies at Midway) 7 p.m. $4 (RBFS members) $5 (future members). The Trip: Thursday, September 27 (7 p.m.)—DiFebo’s in Bear Trap Dunes and Friday, September 28 (7 p.m.) upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway. $4 (RBFS members) $6 (future members).
Rehoboth Beach Museum (302-227-7310; 511 Rehoboth Avenue) at the Canal, continues its Rehoboth Beach: World War II exhibit.
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) artist Thom Millsap will be painting in the gallery during Rehoboth Jazz Festival Weekend—October 13 and 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.