The Best of Times
This lyric from a Jerry Herman song hit me smack between the eyes the other day—“What’s left of summer but a faded rose?” Perhaps not all that’s left, but change is certainly in the air with children heading back to school, the tourist trade slacking off a bit, and the odd shift in our weather recently! Make the most of these days, as fall is definitely on the way. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus begins rehearsals for Oh! What a Night—Back to the ‘50s and ‘60s on September 9. For information about joining the chorus, please contact Bob Hoffer or call him at 814-937-4678. As conductor of the chorus, I can guarantee you’ll have the time of your life!
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) the regions only professional theatre company, presents La Cage Aux Folles starring Christopher Peterson (through August 29), The Sound of Music (through August 31), and the world premiere of Radio Gaga: A GLEE-ful Music Event (through September 7), Monday-Saturday; Christopher Peterson’s The Best of Eyecons plays Friday/Saturday (10 p.m.) and Sunday (9 p.m.) through September 1 after the main-stage shows. Check their website for the complete show schedule and reservations.
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets in Lewes; 888-212-6458; P.O. Box 685; Lewes, DE. 19958) has an “Early Bird Special” for their 2013-2014 season—purchase five concerts for the price of four—and save $30! The new season includes the Orion String Quartet, Brasil Guitar Duo, Danish String Quartet, violinist Elena Urioste and pianist Michael Brown, and pianist Ching-Yun Hu.
Rehoboth Concert Band (begins rehearsing for their second season Wednesday, September 4, 7-9 p.m. at Cape Henlopen Senior Center,11 Christian St.) with weekly rehearsals on Wednesdays. Email director Sharon Still (sharonstill@ yahoo.com) for membership inquiries, instrumentation needs, or to find out how you can help with much-needed financial support.
Southern Delaware Choral Society (PO Box 444; 302-645-2013) starts rehearsals for their winter concert—Bach’s Christmas Oratorio—Tuesday, September 3 (7 p.m.) at Tunnel Hall (Georgetown Presbyterian Church). More information at 302-542-8387.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for their next Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk, September 14 (6-9 p.m.)
*Amandeline Gallery (Galleries at 20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-226-0330) features the avant-garde figurative and still-life work of emerging, local artist Maddi Ponko, currently studying at Savannah College of Art and Design. New work from Delaware artist, Cassie Lawn Walker, will also be exhibited. Also, large format oil paintings from realist painter, M.P. Gerald, whose work depicts colorful, sub-marine landscapes, textured feathers and butterfly wings.
*Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2888) owned and operated by local/ Naturalis-tic-Expressionist U.S./Swiss Painter, Anita Peghini-Räber, the gallery presents Creation—taking note of the life surrounding us to honor creation. Anita’s Easy Art Crit—bring in up to three unfinished paintings to discuss (3-5 p.m.) Pre-registration required. Monthly Milonga Tango De Arte, Saturday, August 31 (9 p.m.-1 a.m.) free introductory class in Argentine Tango (8-9 p.m.). Gallery is open every day from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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.
Back Porch Café (59 Rehoboth Avenue) presents Visions of Power—new works by artist Rodney Cook through September 18.
Barking Dog Gallery (29 Lake Shore Drive; Lewes; 856-577-1411) offering classes in watercolor/zentangle and jewelry by Donna Whiteside.
CAMP Rehoboth (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) presents PEZtography, a new show by Rehoboth Beach artist Terry Isner through September 10.
*Delaware Art Gallery (239 Rehoboth Avenue) presents new and classic favorite Delaware photographs by Kevin Fleming, photography by Jay Fleming, Tony Pratt, and Pamela Bieler, and hand-blown glass by Deb Appleby.
*Gallery 50/G-50 Fine Art Photography (50 Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050) presents philosopher, musician, artist, Michael Krausz’ Beyond Words exhibition. The gallery offers glass, sculpture, mixed media, photography, mobiles, ceramic art tiles, and so much more.
The Happyrock Pottery (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 410-375-7120) features the work of potter Susan Gladstone. Stop by to see handmade pottery, as Susan might be there throwing a pot or two.
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) hosts Suspended in Pink—a traveling exhibition of Contemporary Jewelry previously on view in Munich curated by Laura Bradshaw-Heap. Heidi has jewelry-making classes every Wednesday from noon-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.—–including Make Your Own Wedding Ring!
*Juleez (1 North First Street; 302-227-3792) hand-painted cellos, violins, miniature pianos, beautiful acrylic on canvas originals, and giclee prints.
*Paintiques and The Galleries at 20 Baltimore (20 Baltimore Avenue; (302) 258-4203) informs us the Alligator Gars are getting ready to migrate back home, so if you haven’t already... come in and get one of your own. Also, keep your eyes open for the premier of 6 New Shoes from artist Sherry Lee Biele.
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905) showing the works of Al Lachman, recognized for his expressive and colorful paintings of barns and landscapes of Bucks County and beyond, Al Lachman is an accomplished painter, instructor, juror, and author for the past 55 years.
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 great books and cards.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) a Memorial showing of the works of Jack Lewis remains on view through August 25.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) Cinema by the Canal Outdoor Screening: Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away on Wednesday, August 28.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) featuring the new Beach Eats exhibit. View menus from the Renegade, the Corner Cupboard Inn, Chez La Mer and others. Dive into our history at our local museum. Admission is by donation. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
*Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard, 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710) features Abstract Expressionism in different mediums by 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 and Studio 3 (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, as well as the work of Dolores Andrew, Joyce Blakeslee, Rose Doster, Wendy Kesler, Melissa McLean, and LaVerne McIntyre.