It Might As Well Be Spring!
Spring is indeed just around the corner, even though Old Man Winter seems to have mostly forgotten to drop by the beach this year. Events are “springing” up around town, faster than the daffodils in my yard. Look at the calendar of events below and make yourself a promise to engage in more than one. 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 great show tunes with the community’s largest choral group, complete with instrumentation and some terrific soloists! Tickets are $20 and available on the CAMP Rehoboth website, at 302-227-5620, or at the door, if available.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) the regions only professional theatre company, presents Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music—opening March 29 through April 14. Registration has begun for their Musical Theatre Summer Intensive programs with camps for ages 6-18. 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) presents the 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 and Fay Jacobs present a staged reading of 8—The Play, Saturday April 6 at 8 p.m. (at Epworth Church, 19285 Holland Rd.) Tickets ($25) available on their website or 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 19-20 and 26-27 at 8 p.m. and April 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. The final collaboration of Kander and Ebb 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 Church (19285 Holland Glade Road) $15, in advance, $20, at the door, Children under 12 are free.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk, March 9 and 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) continues to represent internationally acclaimed artists Sergey Cherep and Anne Packard and will introduce new art and accessories throughout the Spring. Visit during the Mosaic Art Walk for your free hand-painted glass tumbler. Please note new address!
*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 A-B 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 other exciting exhibitions ahead on our website—Michael Fitts, Michael Krausz, former Baltimore Oriole, Scott Christopher, and others.
The Happyrock Pottery (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 410-375-7120) features the work of potter Susan Gladstone. Take advantage of her $10 sale table while she’s on vacation!
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) features handmade, contemporary jewelry by studio artists from around the world. Sign up for a winter class—select Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. Call for details.
*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 the dichroic glass sculptures of Mary Ann Borden.
Packard Reath Gallery (Located in The Hotel Rodney, 142 Second Street; Lewes; 302-644-7513) Specializing in fine art photography.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551).
*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) March 9-23: Young at Art—featuring the best of artwork created by students at area local and private schools. Opening reception Saturday, March 9 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.). Opening March 29 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— 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. Cinema & Art: Con Artist— Wednesday, March 20 (6:30 p.m.) at The Inn at Canal Square. Admission: $15 (includes pre-screening refreshments and film screening). Delmarva Roots: A Ninth Life and White Gold: Delaware’s Oyster Industry Friday, March 15 (7 p.m.) Milton Fire Hall. Admission: $5 for adults; $3 children 12 and under. Monthly Screenings: A Royal Affair Thursday March 21 (7 p.m.) DiFebo’s and Friday, March 22 (7 p.m.) Movies at Midway. Admission: $4 (RBFS Members), $6 (future members). On Screen/In Person: Abel Raises Cain— Saturday, March 9, upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway (7 p.m.) Admission: $4 (RBFS Members), $6 (future members). Read A Movie: The House of Usher, story written by Edgar Allan Poe, Wednesday, March 13, 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.