Let’s Sing a Gay Little Spring Song
Perhaps a little community sing-along will help us all move from this moist spring into a warmer summer! Time to make plans for dinner downtown, stroll the galleries, see a show or film screening and enjoy the bounty of arts in the area. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270; ClearSpaceTheatre.org) the regions only professional theatre company, presents 9 to 5: The Musical with a toe-tapping score by Dolly Parton—Friday/Saturday (7 p.m.) and Sundays (3 p.m.) through May 19. 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 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.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) announces Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None—June 14-23. Dinner/Show packages available.
Rehoboth Concert Band performs Mahler to Gaga at Stango Park at the Lewes library on Tuesday, June 4 (7 p.m.) and at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, Sunday, June 30 (8 p.m.) featuring guest soloists: Donna deKuyper (soprano from the Clear Space Theater Company) and Dave Schiff (jazz saxophonist, retired Navy Band Commodores).
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk, May 11 (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) features Celebrating Women in Art through May. The gallery will exhibit a compilation of works from talented female artists Anne Packard, Elaine Hahn, Patricia Hansen, and Yvonne Mora. There will also be new gift items for that special woman in your life.
*Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Avenue; 302- 227-2888) Local and regional naturalistic- expressionist painter, Anita Peghihi-Raber, announces Anita’s Easy Art, Fridays (3-5 p.m.) $15. Preregistration required. Monthly Milongas with free introduction in Argentine Tango (8-9 p.m.) Dance (9 p.m.-1 a.m.) $10. Call the gallery for details. Open 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.
Barking Dog Gallery (29 Lake Shore Drive; Lewes; 856-577-1411) offering classes in watercolor/zentangle, and jewelry by Donna Whiteside. Open by appointment.
CAMP Rehoboth (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) is showing We Collect What We Can Bare—the works of Michael Muller and David Smith through May. Artists reception is Saturday, May 25 from 6-9 p.m. And on Sunday, May 26 from 5-7 p.m. you’re invited to a sneak peek at the HeART paintings to be auctioned at CAMP Rehoboth’s Black & White Beach Ball.
*Gallery 50/G-50 Fine Art Photography (50 A-B Wilmington Ave; 302-227-2050) welcomes award-winning, master framer Ed McGann (formerly of Thunderbird Shop and Gallery) as manager. Come see Ed, their new look, and wonderful new works of art. The Jonathan Spivak exhibition continues through May 23.
The Happyrock Pottery (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 410-375-7120) features the work of potter Susan Gladstone.
*Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) features handmade, contemporary jewelry by studio artists from around the world. Get a sneak peek of the Earrings Galore Exhibition before it goes to Toronto for the pop-up gallery at the international metal-smithing conference.
*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.
*Delaware Art Gallery (239 Rehoboth Avenue) features new and classic favorite Delaware photographs by Kevin Fleming and photography by Jay Fleming, Tony Pratt, and Pamela Bieler, as well as hand-blown glass by Deb Appleby.
*Paintiques & The Galleries at 20 Baltimore (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-258-4203) presents Springtime in Paris—paintings, furniture, and accessories with a Parisian flair. Paintiques artist, Sherry Biele has created one-of-a-kind pieces of art furniture to compliment paintings done by artist John Major, and Karen Apostolico. Special pricing on gift items all made by our gallery artisans.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551) announces their June exhibition (June 1-25) To Georgia with Love, Works Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe. Award-winning artists Kim Klabe and Nick Serratore present original work in pastel and acrylic.
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905) Fantastic works on display from Tara Funk Grim, Deborah Brisker Burk, Dane Tilghman, Aina Nergaard, Gary Fisher, Rob Vander Zee, Ronni Jolles, Boris Kramer, Gary Gowan, John Whitney, William Dunlop, Andres Tremols, and J. Franks, and many more. Come see their exquisite glass works and sculptures from Prague.
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) presents the first of the spring/summer exhibition season with, Catherine Hillis’ Color and Light in the Tubbs Gallery, and a Members Showcase: Shadow Boxing in the Historic Homestead. The Catherine Hillis exhibit will remain on view with paintings for sale through June 2. The Members Showcase continues through June 9. Make your reservations for their annual Best of the Beach Art Auction June 8!
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) Monthly Screenings: If I Were You, Thursday May 23 (7 p.m.) at DiFebo’s and Friday May 24 (7 p.m.) at Movies at Midway. $4 (RBFS members)/$6 (future members). Festival Film Reviews with Joe Bilancio begin again on June 17 at South Coastal Library (Bethany Beach) and Movies at Midway (upstairs screening room). Reviewers are asked to complete a rating form and to join a post film discussion. All screenings begin at 7 p.m. Visit their website for a complete schedule.
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.