Fast Away the Old Year Passes
As a friend of mine likes to say, “Life is like a roll of toilet paper—the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes”—and I feel like the year has followed the same metaphor. I barely noticed the end of summer and suddenly 2014 is staring me in the face! Get out and enjoy all of the holiday activities our wonderful community has to offer. 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 An American Christmas Carol—the same classic story, but re-located to 1937 in London… Kentucky! November 29-December 22. Check their website for 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)
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) offers Christmas Belles, December 6-15. A Southern church Christmas program spins out of control in this farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep, and a reluctant Elvis impersonator.
Rehoboth Concert Band has their Fall Concert Amazing Rhythm and Tranquility on Friday, November 22 (7:30 p.m.) at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior (behind Big Fish Grill). Tickets: $10 at the door. The band will premiere local composer Martin Staub’s, The Tranquility of Sea. Guest performers are clarinetists,The Bouffil Trio.
Southern Delaware Choral Society (PO Box 444; 302-396-7617) presents Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Saturday, December 14 (Georgetown Middle School) and Sunday, December 15 (Cape Henlopen High School). Both concerts are at 4 p.m. Tickets: $20 (adults); $8 (students with ID). Tickets are available at the number and website listed above or at Puzzles (Lewes) and Browseabout Books. The group is also hosting a sing-along concert of Handel’s Messiah, Sunday, December 22 (3 p.m.) at Bethel UMC. $5 donation at the door.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for their Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk—December 14 (6-9 p.m.).
*Amandeline Gallery (Galleries at 20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-226-0330) features “small works” from various artists in time for holiday gift-giving. Along with The Galleries at 20 Baltimore, they will ring in December with a Christmas gathering and holiday open house on December 7. Featured for the December Artwalk are original “Birch Tree” paintings by Maya Eventov, and a new collection of Italian vintage posters. They continue showing large original paintings by Pennsylvania artist, Jody Fallon through the end of the year.
*Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2888) owned and operated by local naturalistic-expressionist U.S./Swiss Painter, Anita Peghini-Räber presents Creation—taking note of the life surrounding us to honor creation. Gallery is open Friday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 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.
CAMP Rehoboth (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) hosts a Holiday Art and Authors event, Saturday, December 7 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) featuring Donna Whiteside’s jewelry, Yona Zucker’s stained glass, Renata Price’s fine art, Geri Dibiase’s photography and ornaments, Mary Costa’s wood, Brenda Butterfield and Roseanne Smith’s pottery and book signings by author Stefani Deoul, and Fay Jacobs signing her newest book, Time Fries—Aging Gracelessly in Rehoboth Beach. Music and light refreshments.
*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) 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)
*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) is gearing up for the Holidays with new art and accessories to help you with gift giving. Remember November 30 is Small Business Saturday so please support your local shops and “Shop Small not Mall.” Stop by and enjoy some changes and surprises for you from the eclectic little group at 20 Baltimore Avenue! Thursday (11 a.m.-6 p.m.), Friday and Saturday (11 a.m.-8 p.m.), Sunday and Monday by chance!
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905) probably has something nice going on, but that rascal who runs the place has an issue with deadlines. Stop by and scold him for me.
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, calendars, and holiday cards.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) holds their Members Sales Gallery: Corkran/Tubbs/Ventures, fine art and fine crafts from the Art League member artists. Many holiday gift items make this a great place to shop local for the holidays, December-February 2, 2014. Pairings: Mini Gallery—January 10-February 2, 2014. Opening January 15—Art 21: Art in the 21st Century. Free—register with the Rehoboth Beach Library. Opening January 23, 2014—Salon: Art of Relationships.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) Around the World: Clandestine Childhood—Wednesday, December 4 (7 p.m.)—upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway. Free! Read A Movie: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, Wednesday December 11 at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library (4 p.m.) Free. The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Falstaff, Saturday, December 14 at the Cape Henlopen High School Theater (12:55 p.m.).
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 many others. Dive into our 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) 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.