And the Days Grow Short
As the song says, “Oh, it’s a long, long time from May to December, and the days grow short when you reach September…” The days may be shorter, but the list of arts-related offerings in town is growing! Our “second season” at the beach is just kicking off, and just so you won’t miss anything, better mark those calendars now. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus has begun rehearsals for Oh! What a Night—Back to the ‘50s and ‘60s. Membership for the season will close after the first rehearsal in October, so for information about joining the chorus, please contact Bob Hoffer or call him at 814-937-4678. As conductor of the chorus, I can guarantee you’ll have the time of your life!
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) the regions only professional theatre company, presents The Foreigner—opening September 27 and playing weekends through October 13. Don’t miss “the funniest comedy you’ve never seen! Fall classes for youngsters through seniors in voice, acting, and dance are underway, but it’s not too late to register. Check their website for the 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) has an “Early Bird Special” for their 2013-2014 season—purchase five concerts for the price of four—and save $30! The new season includes the Orion String Quartet, Brasil Guitar Duo, Danish String Quartet, violinist Elena Urioste, pianist Michael Brown, and pianist Ching-Yun Hu.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) presents the Broadway hit Les Miserables opening September 20 and running weekends through October 6.
Rehoboth Concert Band is rehearsing for their second season every Wednesday (7-9 p.m.) at Cape Henlopen Senior Center (11 Christian St.). Email director Sharon Still for membership inquiries, instrumentation needs, or to find out how you can help with much-needed financial support.
Southern Delaware Choral Society (PO Box 444; 302-645-2013) starts rehearsals for their winter concert—Bach’s Christmas Oratorio—Tuesday, September 3 (7 p.m.) is already working on their winter concert—Bach’s Christmas Oratorio—every Tuesday (7 p.m.) at Tunnel Hall (Georgetown Presbyterian Church). More information at 302-542-8387.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for their next Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk, September 14 (6-9 p.m.)
*Amandeline Gallery (Galleries at 20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-226-0330) features the avant-garde figurative and still-life work of emerging, local artist Maddi Ponko, currently studying at Savannah College of Art and Design. New work from Delaware artist, Cassie Lawn Walker, will also be exhibited. Also, 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) 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. Anita’s Easy Art Crit—bring in up to three unfinished paintings to discuss (3-5 p.m.) Pre-registration required. Monthly Milonga Tango De Arte, Saturdays (9 p.m.-1 a.m.) free introductory 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.
Back Porch Café (59 Rehoboth Avenue) presents Visions of Power—new works by artist Rodney Cook through September 18.
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) presents works of local artists in a group show September 16 through October 20. The CAMP Rehoboth Community Center is open seven days a week.
*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. 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) 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 the 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).
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095). The 2013 Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival is 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 Rehoboth’s history. 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.