Spring Has Sprung!
Gentle Readers: After many weeks of kneeling on my two bony old knees praying that winter would go away, it appears my prayers have finally been answered! Now that we’re done with “snow events” it’s time to get out of your house and support the arts! 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 all-new, re-envisioned production of the legendary musical Camelot starring David Warick as King Arthur, Marian Sunnergren as Guenevere, and Matt Lewis as Lancelot—through April 6. The Clear Space Children’s Theatre offers Xanadu—April 11-13. CSTC is offering a “Buy Four–Get Five” special this season, and with Avenue Q, Oliver!, The Full Monty, Sordid Lives, On Golden Pond, and She Loves Me on their season, you can’t go wrong. Check their website for complete show schedule and reservations.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) presents the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific starring Steve Givens as Emile deBecque and Abby Toomey as Ens. Nellie Forbush—April 4-13.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for their Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk—April 12 (6-9 p.m.)
*Amandeline Gallery (Galleries at 20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-226-0330) will display a Passion for Fashion with works that bring on that Hollywood glam feel. Their featured new artist for April is oil and plein air painter, Kate McConnell, of Washington, D.C.
*Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2888) features original local/regional expressive naturalistic, and abstract art and Sweeping Sensual Landscapes by Anita Peghini-Räber. Check out their weekly art motivation—a collaboration discussing your painting with Anita. Bring up to three paintings. Every Friday 4-5 p.m. registration is required: $15. Monthly Argentine “Tango De Arte” Milonga with a free introductory class (8-9 p.m.)—last Saturday of the month. Every Thursday Art & Belly with Viva Viviana (6:30-8 p.m.)—an introduction to Belly Dance open to Fe/males. Hours: Friday-Saturday (10 a.m.-9 p.m.), Sunday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), Second Saturday Artwalk (6-9 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 (37 Baltimore Ave; 302-227-5620) Women’s Photography/Art Show and Reception 3-5 p.m. A wine reception and exhibit of spectacular photography and artwork by women.
*Delaware Art Gallery (239 Rehoboth Avenue) presents the 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) proudly announces an exhibit of a variety of mediums and works from eight members of the Sussex County-based The Artists’ Exchange group. Marti Marino, Lee Wayne Mills, Aina Nergaard-Nammack, Peggy Sampogna, Barbara Warden, Col. Victor Letonoff, Michael Krausz and Constance Costigan will have works exhibited in a group show at the gallery Friday, May 9 (6-8 p.m.).
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) offers day and nighttime classes in metal-smithing. Learn to make rings, earrings, and bracelets! Call the gallery for details.
*Paintiques and The Galleries at 20 Baltimore (20 Baltimore Avenue; (302) 258-4203) is sprucing up for spring. New art, new shoes, new pieces of artfully-painted furniture. They call it Whimsical Chic. Join them for Art Walk and enjoy some changes and surprises from the eclectic little group at 20 Baltimore Avenue! Thursday (11 a.m.-6 p.m.), Friday/Saturday (11 a.m.-8 p.m.), Sunday/Monday—by chance!
*Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551) has a reception Saturday, March 8 (5:30-7:30 p.m.) is showing a new exhibition Our Animal Kingdom featuring the work of Arlene Matzkin, Larry Ringgold, Brenda Kidera, Karen Snoots and Meg Walsh.
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905) has an April deal for you! Buy a piece of art and they’ll buy you an appetizer at Hobos restaurant! The gallery has fantastic new original art work—including new glass, sculpture, and mixed media works from a variety of artists arriving weekly.
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, calendars and cards.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) has a gazillion things going on: Members Gallery of Art and Pairings Exhibition; Salon No. 8: Art of Russia (Homestead Gallery—weekends only). Visit their new annex in McQuay’s Marketplace (510 Rehoboth Avenue) and their website for complete details on their programming.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) Monthly Screening: The Other Son—Thursday, April 24 (7 p.m.) at Bear Trap Dunes and Friday, April 25 (7 p.m.) Upstairs Screening Room at Midway Movies. $4 (RBFS members)/$6 (future members). Read A Movie: The Fighter (1952), based on Jack London’s The Mexican, Wednesday, April 9 (4 p.m.)—Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Free. The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Puccini’s La Boheme, Saturday, April 19 and Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte, April 26 (both 12:55 p.m.) at the Cape Henlopen High School Theater. Visit their website for other events and details.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) continues their Needlework Exhibit through May 11. Admission is by donation. Monday and 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) 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.