Yup, there really are just 100 days from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and we’re a good third of the way through them! Fortunately, the best of the summer is yet to come. Get out there and enjoy it! All locations are in Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) Monty, Oliver!, Sordid Lives (starring Christopher Peterson as “Brother Boy”) and The Best of the Rest of EYECONS. All three main-stage shows run in repertory Monday-Saturday (7:30 p.m.), with EYECONS on Saturday (post-show) and Sunday evening (9 p.m.). Check their website for complete show and summer camp schedule and reservations.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) holds Festival Film Review sessions June 30, July 7, 28 and August 4 (South Coastal Library in Bethany) and July 1, 8, 29, and August 5 (upstairs screening room, Movies at Midway). 7 p.m. at both locations. Admission: $2 (RBFS members/$4 future members) and free in Bethany. The sessions assist the film selection process for the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival. Join RBFS in a “Tribute to American Jazz” on June 30 (2-4 p.m.) at Cadbury at Lewes to view The Girls in the Band—untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists from the late ‘30s to the present day. Don’t miss their Cinema by the Canal series (Lewes Canalfront Park): Frozen (July 3), Saving Mr. Banks (July 17), and E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (Restored Version) July 31 and Cinema by the Surf (Rehoboth Beach Bandstand): Saving Mr. Banks (July 24).
Rehoboth Concert Band offers Waves of Freedom, Sunday, June 29 (8 p.m.) at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand with guest vocalist Jerry Birl, and an ensemble from the CAMP Rehoboth Chorus in a special tribute to our military, veterans, and their families. On Thursday, July 10 (4-9 p.m.) the RCB is part of the American Heritage Music Festival at Nassau Valley Vineyards (32165 Winery Way, Lewes). $10 at gate. Drink and food vendors, local artists, country, jazz, and concert band music groups.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for their next Second Saturdays: Destination Artwalk— Saturday, July 12 (6-9 p.m.)
*Amandeline Gallery (Galleries at 20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-226-0330) introduces Arizona artist, Chris Rightmer, whose plein air oil paintings are done in a style reminiscent of Edward Hopper. Also, four new textured acrylic still life paintings from local artist, Amanda Ponko, are on display.
*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 and limited edition digital lithography prints by Patricia Fisher. 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.
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 the photographs of Leslie Sinclair starting July 5. Artist’s reception is Saturday, July 5 from 4-6 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.
*Gallery 50/G-50 Fine Art Photography (50 Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050) July 5 marks the return of Jason Wright with a new exhibit Vessels, along with their annual Fine Art Silent Auction for AIDS Delaware.
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.
Nassau Valley Vineyard (32165 Winery Way; Lewes; 302-645-9463) presents abstract kinetic photography by Honolulu artist ibherb, a summer resident of Lewes. Inspired by painter René Magritte’s Ceci N’est Pas Une Pipe, the show is entitled Ceci N’est Pas Une Poodle, an homage to everyone’s favorite beach. July 3-31 with opening reception July 8 (5-7:30 p.m.).
*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 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.
*Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551) presents Going Big—large paintings by artists Laura Hickman and Steve Rogers.
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905) unveils John Schlimm’s original collection entitled Compassion. Stop in to see fantastic 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.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) presents 41st Members Craft Exhibition, RAL Instructors Show Member Showcase Figurative: Works Related to the Human Form. Drop in to their new annex in McQuay’s Marketplace (510 Rehoboth Avenue). Please visit their website for complete details on their programming.
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. Make your reservations for their “Beach Ball”—Saturday, August 2 at Kings Creek Country Club (7 p.m.)— includes great food, music, and live and silent auction. Admission to the museum 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.