Busy, Busy, Busy!
August tends to be the busiest month of the summer here, and as the tourist population grows, so do the number of arts-related activities. It’s also time to start planning for the…(shudder!) fall season…. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus begins rehearsing for their upcoming season in September. Rehearsals are Monday evenings (6:30-8:30 p.m.) for their concert—And the Winner Is… in February. Call CAMP for more information, 302-227-5620. st
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) has The Full Monty, Oliver!, Sordid Lives (featuring Christopher Peterson as “Brother Boy”) running in repertory and The Best of the Rest of Eyecons. All three main-stage shows run in two-day rotation Monday- Saturday (7:30 p.m.), with Eyecons on Saturday (post-show) and Sunday evening (9 p.m.). Make your reservations for Black Tie & Barefoot—the Clear Space 10th Anniversary celebration—Saturday, September 13 at the Indian River Life-Saving Station. 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) offers an Early Bird Special subscription—only through September 13! Buy all five concerts for the price of four—a savings of $30. The series starts October 18 with a performance by world-renowned pianist Leon Bates and the Portland String Quartet.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) presents their Around-the-World series: In The Name Of—Wednesday, September 3 (6:30 p.m.)—Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway (Free). Read-a-Movie: Don’t Look Now (based on the story by Daphne DuMaurier )— Wednesday, September 10 (4 p.m.)—Rehoboth Beach Public Library (Free). Monthly Screenings: Life Itself— Friday, September 25, Bear Trap Dunes (Ocean View), and Saturday, September 26- Upstairs Screening, Movies at Midway. Admission: $4 (RBFS member); $6 (future members).
Southern Delaware Choral Society (PO Box 444; 302-645-2013) holds their Annual Potluck Supper, August 26, Georgetown Presbyterian Church (6-9 p.m.). Prospective new members are welcome and have the opportunity to meet their new Artistic Director Joseph Shortall. Rehearsals for the season begin September 2 (7 p.m.).
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, Mosiac. Join participating galleries for their next Second Saturdays: Destination Artwalk—August 9 (6-9 p.m.).
*Amandeline Gallery (Galleries at 20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-226-0330) features the work of Elaine Hahn, Anne Packard, Anatoly Turov, Marie Claude-Boucher, Sergey Cherep and Amanda Ponko. Check out their new location.
*Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2888) features original local/regional expressive naturalistic and abstract art and sweeping sensual landscapes, figure paintings of the nude by Anita Peghini-Räber, and limited edition digital lithography prints by Patricia Fisher. Tim Bell and Jim Rehak (Multiple winners of Plein-Air Easton) are showing new work. Works by other artists include Carles Amill, Don Griffin, Wilbur M. Reeling, sculptor Brent Crothers, and woodwork by Gregg Rosner. Bring up to three of your own paintings for weekly “art motivation” with Anita (Fridays, 4-5 p.m.) Registration: $25-$15 sliding scale donation. Monthly Argentine Tango De Arte Milonga ($10 at the door) 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. $10 at the door. Hours: Monday-Wednesday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), Thursday- Saturday (10 a.m.-9 p.m.), Sunday (10 a.m.-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.
Back Porch Café (59 Rehoboth Avenue) presents new works by artist Rodney Cook—August 17-September 18 with an opening reception with the artist on August 17 (4-6 p.m.).
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) presents Toys in the Attic! new works by Terry Isner. Join them for an artist’s reception on Saturday, August 9 from 6:30-9 p.m.
*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.
The Happyrock Pottery (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 410-375-7120) is bringing back their 100 Bottles on the Wall for summer. Why don’t you take one down—with the option to pass it around!
*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) New art, new shoes, new pieces of artfully-painted furniture…call it Whimsical Chic. 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 and Monday by chance.
*Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551) is one of the largest fine-art galleries in the area, with over 3,000 square feet of exhibition and framing space. Through August 31: Views of the Delaware Shore by Plein Air painter, Denise Dumont.
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905) currently features the work of Gary Fisher and Glenn Fry—and you shouldn’t miss anything from these two fantastic artists. Stop in to see beautiful new shadowbox dioramas, glass, sculpture, and mixed media works.
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 41st Fine Art and Fine Craft Show—August 9-10 and 16-17 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)—including pottery, painting, jewelry, sculpture, wearable art, wood, photography and basketry. Tickets may be purchased in advance at ralartoutdoors.com, or at the gate. $5, children under 12 are free. Drop in to their new annex in McQuay’s Marketplace (510 Rehoboth Avenue).
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) celebrates the historical perspective and joy of playing with toys on wheels with their new exhibit Cruisin’. The museum is also hosting a short-term exhibit featuring the history of CAMP Rehoboth—including fans from Sundance, a ceremonial copy of Senate Bill No. 121 adding “sexual orientation,” and the shovel used to break ground for CAMP’s current location on Baltimore Avenue. Admission to the museum 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.