Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year
Actually, that rotten groundhog is always right. There are exactly six weeks from Groundhog Day to the first day of Spring. The only thing that overgrown rat didn’t tell us was when the snow would finally end! Thankfully, we have tons of things going on in our community to match the tons of snow we’ve had. 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—March 21 through April 6. Clear Space 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.
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 one more fantastic concert coming your way! World-class pianist Ching-Yun Hu will perform works by Chopin, Ravel, Granados and Albéniz on March 22 (7 p.m.).
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific starring Steve Givens as Emile deBecque and Abby Toomey as Nellie Forbush—April 4-13.
Rehoboth Concert Band holds a Benefit concert featuring local jazz singers Eddie Sherman and Peggy Raley for Lewes chapter of P.E.O.—a philanthropic educational organization, whose mission is to provide opportunities to women for their higher education. Sunday, March 9 (3 p.m.) at Epworth United Methodist Church. $20 (students: $10) at Browseabout Books, or call 302-381-6620.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for their Second Saturdays: Destination Art Walk—March 8 (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. In April, they introduce a new artist from Washington, D.C.— oil and plein air painter, Kate McConnell.
*Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2888) features original local/regional expressive naturalistic and abstract art, showcasing Tim Bell's new regional plein-air oil Seascapes and Landscapes. Weekly Art Critique: art coaching in collaboration with you as the artist, your painting and Anita to elaborate possibilities that work uniquely for you by discussing your painting. Bring up to three paintings. Fridays (4-5 p.m. $15 registration required). Comprehensive Art Coaching for advanced artists: one hour introduction class with Anita at the Gallery (or virtually with Google hang outs/Skype), continuing with three 30-minute phone consults, and periodic “homework”—starting $150 per month. Free Introduction Class in Argentine Tango (March 28/29 - 8-9 p.m.) courtesy of LewesTango.com. Milonga (9 p.m.-1 a.m.), $10 at the door. The Gallery is open Saturday (11 a.m.-9 p.m.), Sunday (11 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. 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.
*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) 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) offers day and nighttime classes in metal-smithing. Learn to make rings, earrings, and bracelets! Call the gallery for details.
*Juleez (1 North First Street; 302-227-3792) 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) invites you to stop by and 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) has a reception Saturday, March 8 (5:30-7:30 p.m.) for their 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).
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). March 8-23: Young at Art—artwork from Sussex County students. Visit their new annex in McQuay’s Marketplace (510 Rehoboth Avenue). Please visit their website for complete details on their programming.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) Around the World: The Deflowering of Eva van End—Wednesday, March 5 (7 p.m.), Upstairs Screening Room at Movies at Midway. Free! In the House: The Boy in the Last Row—Friday, March 28 (7 p.m.), Upstairs Screening Room at Movies at Midway. $4 (RBFS members)/$6 (future members). Read A Movie: Hollow Man, based on the H. G. Wells short story, Wednesday, March 12 (4 p.m.), Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Free. Delmarva Roots: From the Burg to the Barrio & Pieces of Tangier, Friday, March 14 (7 p.m.)—Milton Fire Hall. $5 (adults); $3 (children under 12). The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Massenet’s Werther, Saturday, March 15 (12:55 p.m.) at the Cape Henlopen High School Theater. Cinema & Art: Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia, Wednesday, March 13 (6:30 p.m.), Inn at Canal Square (Lewes). $15, includes pre-screening refreshments. Visit their website for other events and details.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) continues their Beach Eats exhibit. View menus from the Renegade, the Corner Cupboard Inn, Chez La Mer, and others. Admission 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.