Fall into the Arts!
I used to think the summers were busy here! Get out your calendars and start planning. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
All Saints Episcopal (18 Olive Avenue) celebrates a Jazz/ Gospel Mass, Saturday, October 19 (5 p.m.) and Sunday, October 20 (9:30 a.m.) at St. George’s Parish in Harbeson. The Parish Choir will be joined by vocalists from Hood College. Don’t miss the “Organ Spooktacular” featuring organ music and excerpts from Phantom of the Opera for the Sea Witch Festival, Saturday, October 26 (3 p.m.). Free.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) the regions only professional theatre company, presents The Foreigner—“the funniest comedy you’ve never seen”—through October 13. Their Sea Witch show, Monster Mash Up—Friday, October 25-Sunday, October 27. The Clear Space Children’s Theatre offers Toon Tunes—a revue of songs from animated classics—November 15-17. 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) the Orion String Quartet to open their 15th season—offering a mixture of classical, romantic, and twentieth-century pieces—Saturday, October 19 (7 p.m.). OSQ is an Artist Member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Quartet-in-Residence at New York’s Mannes College of Music. The Brasil Guitar Duo brings Latin flavor to Lewes on November 16 (2 p.m.).
Epworth United Methodist Church (19285 Holland Glade Road) hosts Porgy & Bess and Show Boat in concert, featuring Internationally-Acclaimed bass, Alvy Powell, and soloists from the U.S. Army Chorus. Saturday, November 16 (7:30 p.m.). All proceeds benefit CAMP Rehoboth and the Community Resource Center. $25—call CAMP for tickets at 302-227-5620 or buy them online.
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 on Friday, November 22 (7:30 p.m.) at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 20276 Bay Vista Road (behind Big Fish Grill). Tickets: $10 at the door. Featuring Gustav Holst’s “First Suite in Eb” and local composer, Martin Staub’s “The Tranquility of Sea” written for the Rehoboth Concert Band.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join them for their Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk, October 12 and November 9 (6-9 p.m.).
*Amandeline Gallery (Galleries at 20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-226-0330) showcases the work of renowned Cape Cod artist, Anne Packard, at an exclusive viewing beginning Saturday, October 12 as part of Art Walk, as well as large, original paintings from contemporary Pennsylvania artist, Jody Fallon, whose small works are currently showing at The Buttery in Lewes.
*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 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.
CAMP Rehoboth (20 Baltimore Avenue) 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 authors Fay Jacobs and Stefani Deoul. 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) 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.
*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) celebrates cooler temperatures and the end of meter parking with waves of fresh new ideas and inspiration. Their new fall hours are Thursday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or if their sign says “open.”
*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 books and cards.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) is getting ready for the holidays with their Holiday Fair—Fine Craft Show on Saturday, November 2 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) with over 30 artisans displaying and selling their work, with lunch by the Rehoboth Beach Village Improvement Association Holly Café, and holiday music. $5 admission entitles you to a chance on auction items contributed by participants. Holiday Open House—Saturday, December 7 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)—to thank their artists, friends, patrons, and supporters. Santa (noon-2 p.m.), music, refreshments, kids art activities, pottery demonstrations all day, and a special workshop by Diane Pirkey How to Make a Holiday Centerpiece.
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! Monthly Screenings: A Late Quartet—Thursday, October 24 (7 p.m.)— DiFebo’s, and Friday, October 25 (7 p.m.) at Movies at Midway (upstairs screening room). Admission: $4 (RBFS Members)/$6 (future members). 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: The Nose, Saturday, October 26, Tosca, Saturday, November 9, Falstaff, Saturday, December 14 at the Cape Henlopen High School Theater (12:55 p.m.). And do not miss the 16th Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival at the Movies at Midway, November 6-10!
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.