And They’re Off!
There’s always excitement about something new—the New Year, the start of the summer season, and the first publication of the year. I won’t stand for complaints about you having “nothing to do this time of year” since this column is chock-full of events guaranteed to chase away those winter blues! All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
CAMP Rehoboth Chorus (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) isn’t done for the season yet! If you missed their February concert And the Winner Is… you have one more chance to hear them perform on Sunday, March 29 (3 p.m.) at the Arts and Science Center Theatre on the Del Tech campus in Georgetown (21179 College Drive). And, if you find yourself in need of entertainment for your event, the chorus has a new outreach group consisting of 16-24 voices who would be delighted to perform.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) presents Steel Magnolias through February 22, followed by a special reader’s theatre presentation of Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore on March 7 (6 p.m.) and 8 (2 p.m.) to support the Beebe Healthcare 3D Mammography Program and the Clear Space Scholarship Fund. $50 ticket price includes a pre-show reception with complimentary beer, wine and desserts at intermission.
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 a free “Musical Perspectives” program on Saturday March 7 (1 p.m.) at the Georgetown Public Library (123 West Pine Street) to enhance appreciation of wind music as a prelude to their concert featuring the Borealis Wind Quintet. The event (Wind Power) will be presented by Nota Bene Winds—the undergraduate wind quintet at the University of Delaware, with Kourtney Bastianelli (clarinet)—a 2012 Coastal Concerts scholarship recipient. Check their website or call for information. Their final concert of the season will be the Borealis Wind Quintet–Saturday, March 21 (7 p.m.).
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) has a special fund-raising event on Saturday, March 7 (7 p.m.) featuring quintessential entertainer Bryan Clark singing the Hits of the Motown Era. $40 includes reserved seating, lite fare and soft drinks.
Rehoboth Concert Band has created a new concert for your enjoyment: Oh, So Classy-cal! with works by classical composers and featuring the talents of Doug Yetter (yup, me!) at the piano and vocalists Jerry Birl and Lorraine Steinhoff. March 15, (3 p.m.) at Epworth United Methodist Church. Adults $15; Students $10. Tickets available through their website or at Browseabout Books in RB and Puzzles in Lewes.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (107 Truitt Avenue, 302-645-9095) remains busy as usual! Delmarva Connections Film Series (co-sponsored with the Lewes Historical Society): Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves—Friday, February 13 (7 p.m.), Inn at Canal Square, Lewes. $5 (adults), $3 (12 and under). Met Opera, Live in HD (partnership with the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation): Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle—Saturday, February 14 (12:30 p.m.), Cape Henlopen High School Theater. $15-$25. Visit their website for information or reservations. Another Take Film Series (co-sponsored with CAMP Rehoboth): The David Dance—Saturday, February 14 (3 p.m.), and Tru Love—Sunday, February 15 (3 p.m.) Upstairs Screening Room at the Movies at Midway. $7. Monthly Screenings Film Series—Oscar Shorts—Thursday, February 26, The Den at Bear Trap Dunes, Ocean View and Friday, February 27- Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway (both 7 p.m.). $4 (RBFS member with card); $6 (future members).
Galleries marked with an asterisk (*) are members of The Rehoboth Gallery Collective, MOSAIC. Join participating galleries for Second Saturdays: Destination ARTWALK— March 14 (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) showing Catching Anita Sketching—Opening Reception March 14 (6-9 p.m.). Sketches reflect a presence; in that presence lies the beauty. A sketch shows the artist’s undivided focus. The show continues through the month—possibly longer! The gallery is open Friday-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 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, who also happens to have a show of her paintings on display at Mixx on Baltimore Avenue through February.
*Delaware Art Gallery (239 Rehoboth Avenue; or kevinfleming.com) 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 and G-50 Fine Art Photography (50 A-B Wilmington Avenue; 302- 227-2050;) features original works, paintings, photography, glass, sculpture, mixed media and professional framing.
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 watch her throw 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) has moved...things around! Lots of changes at the gallery, with fresh new artwork. Thursday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.), Friday /Saturday (noon-8 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.).
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551)
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905) presents fantastic new shadowbox dioramas, glass, sculpture and mixed media works. I’d tell you more, but that rascal who runs this place doesn’t respond to email.
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 great books and cards.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) has a lot coming up this spring! Young at Art Exhibition (March 7-21); Cinema and Art: Mona Lisa is Missing (March 16–6:30 p.m.) at the Inn at Canal Square, Lewes. Reservations through Rehoboth Film Society.
ART21: Legacy (March 20 from 2-4 p.m.), film screening at the Rehoboth Beach Library (Free!)—Register at rehobothlibrary.org.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) is hosting an exhibit by the winners of the Delaware Beach Life Photography contest through March 2. Come see beautiful landscapes, portraits, and still life photos, and catch the Cruisin’ exhibit of vintage bikes, tricycles, and toys on wheels while it’s still on display. Beginning March 7 the museum will host the CAMP Rehoboth exhibit of items related to the founding of the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center and celebrates the center’s 25th year of creating a more positive Rehoboth. Visit their website for hours and further information. Admission to the museum is by donation.
*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.