And The Days Dwindle Down
With less than 100 days left of 2014, it’s time to grab that pumpkin-flavored (fill in the blank) and get out of the house while you still can! I don’t want to hear you grumbling about not doing everything you could this fall when you’re snowed in all winter. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) the regions only professional theatre, presents On Golden Pond directed by Signature Theatre’s Dot Neumann and featuring Liane Hansen and Dick Pack—through October 12. On the boards November 14-16—Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jr. Version) presented by their “Spotlight on Young Performers” group. Opening November 28—She Loves Me. Visit their website for complete details on upcoming shows.
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets in Lewes; 888-212-6458; P.O. Box 685; Lewes, DE. 19958) opens their season with a performance by world-renowned pianist Leon Bates and the Portland String Quartet on October 18 (7 p.m.). Their five-concert series features two world-renowned pianists, four of today’s finest saxophonists, five distinguished wind players and two unusual string quartets, including a precedent-setting all-female, African-American ensemble.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) opens Baby (one of my favorite, little-known musicals!) has a little something for fans of The Bard! Twelfth Night will be presented by the New Faces of Shakespeare October 17-19 at Possum Hall. Check their website for show times, and ticket availability.
Rehoboth Beach Concert Band offers Bridging to School Bands in collaboration with the Sussex Central High School band and guest violinist Marius Sander. Thursday, November 20 (7 p.m.) at Sussex Central (26026 Patriots Way; Georgetown). $5 at the door; students are free.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) hosts the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival November 5-9—truly one of the highlights of the year in our community. Here’s the rest of their fall schedule: Around-the-World series: Ilo Ilo—Wednesday, December 3 (6:30 p.m.)— Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway (Free). Monthly Screenings: (7 p.m.) The Lunchbox—Thursday, October 23—Bear Trap Dunes (Ocean View) and Friday, October 24—Upstairs Screening, Movies at Midway. Omar—Friday, December 26—Upstairs Screening Room. Admission: $4 (RBFS member); $6 (future members). Read a Movie series: Away From Her—Wednesday, December 10 (4 p.m.)—Rehoboth Beach Public Library (free). Met Opera Live in HD: Macbeth— Saturday, October 11 (12:55 p.m.); Le Nozze di Figaro— Saturday, October 25 (12:55 p.m.); Carmen—Saturday, November 1 (12:55 p.m.); Il Barbiere di Siviglia— Saturday, November 22 (12:55 p.m.); Die Meister-singer von Nurnberg—Saturday, December 13 (noon). Cape Henlopen High School Theater. Admission: $15-$25.
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for Second Saturday: Destination Artwalk—October 11 and November 8 (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.
*Anita Peghini-Räber Gallery (49 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2888) Original local/regional expressive naturalistic and abstract art, featuring On Trees by Anita Peghini-Räber. Weekly art motivation—a collaboration to discuss your painting with Anita—Fridays (4-5 p.m.) pre-registration required. Monthly Argentine Tango De Arte Milonga (8-9 p.m.) with a free introductory class on the last Saturday of every month. Every Thursday (7-8 p.m.) Oriental Dance with Viva Viviana—open to Fe/males, learning about a new culture, stretch in motion, cardio, and having a lot of fun—all levels welcome. $10 donation at the door.
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 assist tax-exempt organizations by turning donated art into cash for their unrestricted use.
Back Porch Café (59 Rehoboth Avenue) presents The Lowe Show, featuring oils, watercolors, pastels, prints and jewelry by Colleen, Heidi, Josh, and Taylor Lowe. Through October 25.
Barking Dog Gallery (29 Lake Shore Drive; Lewes; 856-577-1411) offering classes in watercolor/zentangle, and jewelry by Donna Whiteside.
CAMP Rehoboth Community Center (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) presents Extreme Close Up, new works by Delaware Shore Artists’ Group. Opening reception Saturday, October 11 from 5-8 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 A-B Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050).
The Happyrock Pottery (20 Baltimore Avenue at the Celebration Mall; 410-375-7120) features the work of potter Susan Gladstone. Stop in and have a chat and buy 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) October highlights Ed Miller with All That Jazz as the theme.
*Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551) currently features The English Artist’s Travels Abroad and at Home—a one-man show of views of the streets in the cities of the world by British impressionist, Roger Dellar.
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905) presents new works by Dane Tilghman October 17-28. 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, as well as books and cards.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) has a lot going on! Corkran Galleries: 6th Regional Juried Biennial Exhibition and Members Showcase: Wearable Art/Jewelry—in the Homestead (Through October 26). October 9: Cinema & Art: Finding Vivian Maier— Film and discussion at the Inn at Canal Square in Lewes. November 1 and 2: 25th Annual Holiday Fair—Fine Craft Show (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) $5. November 7-30: Framework: Artworks by Kristin Texeira. December 6: 5th Annual Open House (10 a.m.-4 p.m.).
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) celebrates toys on wheels with their new exhibit Cruisin’. 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.