Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days
Those days of beach fries, sunburns, parking meters and over-active liver function are upon us once again. Take a break from the routine and catch an opening at one of the area’s terrific art galleries, screen an independent film, see a great Broadway-style musical, or try all of the above and give that liver a break. 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 La Cage Aux Folles starring Christopher Peterson, The Sound of Music, and the world premiere of Radio Gaga: A GLEE-ful Music Event. All three shows run Monday-Saturday in two-day rotations through Labor Day. Christopher Peterson’s The Best of Eyecons plays Friday/Saturday (10 p.m.) and Sunday (9 p.m.) in July/August after the main-stage shows. Check their website for show schedule and reservations.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) bringing 40 years of live community theater to Delaware.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for their next Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk, July 13 (6-9 p.m.).
*Amandeline Gallery (Galleries at 20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-226-0330) features 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) Local Naturalistic-Expressionist U.S./Swiss Painter, Anita Peghini-Räber presents Anita’s Easy Art Crit—bring in up to three unfinished paintings. Fridays (3-5 p.m.) $15. Pre-registration required. End-of-Month Saturday Tango De Arte (9 p.m.-1 a.m.) $10. Free Beginner’s 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.
Barking Dog Gallery (29 Lake Shore Drive; Lewes; 856-577-1411) offering classes in watercolor/zentangle and jewelry by Donna Whiteside. Raining Cats and Dogs: art show featuring artists Anne Buck, Anne Carroll, Linda Chatfield, Val Helgesen, Claire Ingley, Melissa McClean, Keith Steck, Donna Whiteside and Libby Zando working in various media, through July at The Kitchen at Paynter’s Mill (Cave Neck Road in Milton). A percentage of arts sales will benefit the Georgetown SPCA.
*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) welcomes award-winning, master framer Ed McGann (formerly of Thunderbird Shop and Gallery) as manager. Ed will frame/re-frame your important works of art or your children’s masterpieces. Works by Michael Fitts are currently on exhibition with other exciting exhibitions ahead—Michael Krausz (former Baltimore Oriole), Scott Christopher, 5th Annual Silent Auction for AIDS Delaware and much more. Glass, sculpture, mixed media, photography, mobiles, ceramic art tiles, and more.
The Happyrock Pottery (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 410-375-7120) features the work of potter Susan Gladstone. June will feature pottery with clay shell and flip flop adornments. July is “get naked” month with naked Raku!
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) will be hosting Natural Formations, a solo show by local artist, Jessica Stephens through August 7. Enamel, silver and cast plastic are just some of the tools she uses to create organic forms that adorn the neck. Jessica Stephens will be at the studio for an opening reception on Saturday, July 13, (6-9 p.m.). 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) features the unique and vibrant works of Julie Borden including 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) presents the work of Sibyl Mackenzie. Their theme for this month is By the Sea with great art celebrating the familiar icons of shore life.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551).
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905) just named “Best Art Gallery” by Delaware Today magazine for the second year in a row! Abstract and figurative mixed media artist Deborah Brisker Burk is exhibiting through July 16, and master colorist Al Lachman returns August 17. The gallery also features new works by Gary Fisher, Rob Vander Zee, Tara Funk Grim, and many more.
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) Art in the Evening featuring Art in the 21st Century. July 17 (6–7:15 p.m.) with a screening at the Rehoboth Art League. A Memorial for Jack Lewis opens July 19 (4 p.m.)—through August 25. Member Showcase: Recycled/Upcycled Art— through July. Monthly Pairings: Tom Wilson, Margery Pyle, and Herman Dahl—opening reception July 19 (5-7 p.m.). Their 40th Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show will be August 10, 11, and 17, 18—Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) Festival Film Reviews: screen film submissions for upcoming Festival every Monday night at South Coastal Library, Bethany Beach (7 p.m.) Admission: Free. Tuesdays through August 6 in the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway (7 p.m.). Admission $2. Cinema by the Canal Outdoor Screening: Here Comes the Boom, Wednesday, July 31. Cinema by the Surf Outdoor Screening: free film screening at Rehoboth Beach Bandstand—Peter Pan, Thursday, July 25.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) featuring the Beach Eats exhibit. View menus from the Renegade, the Corner Cupboard Inn, Chez La Mer, and others. Dive into history at our local museum. Admission is by donation. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
*Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard, 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710) presents new works by Novie Trump through July with an artist reception on Saturday, July 13 from 5-9 p.m. The gallery also 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 Blakslee, Rose Doster, Wendy Kesler, Melissa McLean, and LaVerne McIntyre.