Tip-Toe Through the Tulips
Local arts events seem to be as prolific and varied as the tulips popping up in my yard! Time to “spring” into action and take advantage of the offerings listed below. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus presents Broadway—Our Way! on Sunday, April 7 (3 p.m.) at Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road—Georgetown). Enjoy an encore performance of Broadway—Our Way, great show tunes with the community’s largest choral group, complete with a combo and terrific soloists! Tickets are $20 and available through CAMP Rehoboth or at the door.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) the regions only professional theatre company, presents Stephen Sondheim’s Tony® Award winning A Little Night Music through April 14. The Clear Space Children’s Theatre offers Really Rosie by Maurice Sendak and Carole King April 19-21. Registration has begun for their Musical Theatre Summer Intensive programs with camps for ages 6-18. New season ticket offer: buy four shows, and get the fifth free! The 2013 season includes 9 to 5: The Musical, La Cage Aux Folles, The Sound of Music, Radio Gaga: A Gleeful Experience, The Foreigner, and An American Christmas Carol. Check the website for details on shows, classes and season tickets.
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 their final concert of the season with New York-based group REBEL Baroque Ensemble. The five-member ensemble (two violins, recorder/ transverse, cello/viola da gamba and harpsichord/organ) has become one of today’s premier period-instrument groups and are known for their provocative approach to the repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries. Saturday, April 20 (8 p.m.). Tickets: $25, ages 10-18 free, when accompanied by one adult per youth.
Equality Delaware presents 8 (a play chronicling the historic trial challenging California’s Proposition 8) Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church (19285 Holland Glade Road) $25 at the door.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) presents Kander and Ebb’s Broadway musical Mystery Curtains directed by Jim Hartzell. April 19-28. The show was nominated for eight Tony® Awards in 2007 including Best Musical and Best Original Score.
Rainbow Chorale of Delaware (888-512-5093) presents Family Gathering Saturday, April 6 (4 p.m.) at Epworth United Methodist Church (19285 Holland Glade Road) $15, in advance, $20, at the door, Children under 12 are free.
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220) offers Nunsensations—The Nunsense Vegas Review, by Dan Goggin and directed by Christopher Clawson. The show runs April 26-May 5.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk, April 13 (6-9 p.m.).
*AerieArt Gallery (45½ Lake Avenue; 302-227-5376/302-584-6402)
*Amandeline Gallery (Galleries at 20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-226-0330) will be displaying artwork with an Italian theme for the month of April, including Tuscan landscapes, still life vegetable/fruits and home accessories.
*Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2888) Local and regional art; Friday-Sunday, 2- 8 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.
*Gallery 50/G-50 Fine Art Photography (50 Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050) welcomes award-winning, master framer Ed McGann (formerly of Thunderbird Shop & Gallery) as manager. Come see Ed, their new look, and wonderful new works of art. Mark your calendars for the Jonathan Spivak exhibition on May 10 and check out their exciting exhibitions ahead on their website.
The Happyrock Pottery (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 410-375-7120) features the work of potter Susan Gladstone. Stop in and pick up an ikebana for your spring flowers!
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) features handmade, contemporary jewelry by studio artists from around the world.
*Juleez (1 North First Street; 302-227-3792) 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 dichroic glass sculptures by Mary Ann Borden.
Paintiques & The Galleries at 20 Baltimore (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-258-4203) will be featuring fun theme-filled hallways with art, accessories and painted furniture. Experience the warm, inviting colors of the Tuscan Hillsides and the Italian marketplace. Thursday and Friday: noon-6 p.m., Saturday: noon-8 p.m. and Sunday: noon-4 p.m.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551) hosts a one-month, juried show of original watercolors by the Delaware Watercolor Society as well as fine art by over twenty, local, regional and international artists, fine art conservation and contemporary framing and fine art restoration.
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905) has a fresh new look and will soon be launching a new website. They’ll be welcoming exhibits by Debby Burk, Al Lachman and Elizabeth Christopher among others.
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) offers Opening of Four: No Reservations Required. Jack Knight: Recent Works—bold acrylic and enamel paintings. Martha Spak: Light Fantastic, paintings that capture unique cloud forms, colors and energy. Robert Wright: Final Proof, Intaglio work in etching and aquatint and painterly monotypes. Art is Healing: Healing is an Art exhibition highlighting the topic of healing and a series of art workshops throughout April.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) Another Take: Women’s Fest 2013 film screening Wish Me Away, Saturday, April 13 (2:15 p.m.). Around the World: Wednesday April. 3 in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway (7 p.m.) Admission: Free. On Screen/ In Person: What We Need Here is the Impossible—Saturday, Saturday, April 20 - upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway (7 p.m.) Admission: $4 (RBFS Members), $6 (future members). Read A Movie: The Dead, story written by James Joyce, Wednesday, April 10 at Rehoboth Beach Public Library (4 p.m.) Admission: Free
Rehoboth Beach Museum (302-227-7310; 511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal).
*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.