Fall Into The Arts
After one of the busiest summers in my life (which included me getting married) it appears we are looking at a very busy fall! Mark those calendars now, and don’t miss out on some perfectly mahvelous events! All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus begins rehearsals for And the Winner Is… on Monday, September 15 (6:30-8:30 p.m.). Call CAMP for more information, 302-227-5620. They have quickly become the largest choral group in the state!
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 a star-studded cast. Opening September 26 and playing weekends through October 12.
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” through September 13! The five concert series will feature 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. Buy all five concerts for the price of four—a savings of $30. The season begins October 18 with a performance by world-renowned pianist Leon Bates and the Portland String Quartet.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) opens Baby (one of my favorite, little-known musicals!) on September 19. Great score, great cast! Well worth the drive to Georgetown.
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.) and 2 Autumns, 3 Winters; Wednesday, October 1 (6:30 p.m.)—Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway (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). Catch Festival Fever! An evening of Film, Fun and Fundraising— Saturday, October 4 (5-7 p.m.) at Fort Miles (Cape Henlopen State Park) $75 per person.
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220) offers the gothic Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd September 19 -October 5. Another “don’t miss” on my list!
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for their next Second Saturdays: Destination ARTWALK– September 13 (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) and abstract art and Sweeping Sensual Landscapes, nude figure paintings by Anita Peghini-Räber, digital lithography prints by Patricia Fisher, new works by Tim Bell and Jim Rehak, as well as works by 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. 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.
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 new works by Rodney Cook– through September 18. Through October 25—The Lowe Show, featuring oils, watercolors, pastels, prints and jewelry by Colleen, Heidi, Josh, and Taylor Lowe. Artists’ Reception Thursday, September 18 (6-7 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 Community Center (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) presents Assemblage & Collage by David Smith and Michael Muller through Sept. 30. Meet the artists on Saturday, September 13 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.
*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) features original works in Under the Sea—Joyce Blakeslee’s beautifully detailed conch shells, Ed Millers’ seductive mermaid, and for the first time shown, Jack Wiberg’s menacing underwater boat for all of you submariners. October will highlight Ed Miller with All That Jazz as the theme.
*Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551) presents Exploring the Process with works by Steve Rogers and Mary Pritchard depicting solitary views of the Delmarva Peninsula. Opening October 4; The English Artist’s Travels Abroad and at Home—British Impressionist Roger Dellar presents views of the streets in the cities of the world.
*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 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) Corkran Gallery: (Through September 28) Spectrum: Aina Nergaard-Nammack Exhibition; Head On: Sculpture by Cori Beardsley. RAL Annex (510 Rehoboth Avenue): Skies and Storms: Karen Trimble Solo Exhibition (through September 30). September 27 (2-4 p.m.): Book Event/Signing with Sharon Louden, artist and editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. Friday, October 3 (5-7 p.m.) 6th Regional Juried Biennial Exhibition, Members Showcase: Wearable Art and Jewelry.
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, and 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.