Spring Is Here?
According to my calendar, we only have one week before the official start of spring, but for those of you who lived through February, I’m certain it can’t happen soon enough! I’ve listed lots of things to do to help you overcome cabin fever and ditch 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 Stephen Sondheim’s Company—March 20-April 5. Join the cast and crew for a special opening night reception, $50.
Coastal Concerts (in residence at Bethel UMC Hall; Fourth and Market Streets in Lewes; 888-212-6458; P.O. Box 685; Lewes, DE. 19958) ends another successful season on Saturday, March 21 (7 p.m.) with the Borealis Wind Quintet, widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading chamber ensembles!
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown; 302-856-4560) has a terrific romantic comedy in rehearsal! Almost, Maine under the direction of Linda Killion and featuring an all-star cast. The show runs April 17-26.
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 the Energizer Bunny of Sussex County! Cinema and Art Film Series (co-sponsored with the Rehoboth Art League and the Inn at Canal Square): Mona Lisa is Missing—Monday, March 16 (6:30 p.m.), Inn at Canal Square, Lewes. $15 (includes pre-screening refreshments). Met Opera, Live in HD (partnership with the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation): La Donna del Lago—Saturday, March 14 (12:55 p.m.), Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci— Saturday, April 25 (12:30 p.m.) at Cape Henlopen High School Theater. $15-$25. Visit their website for information or reservations. Around-the-World Film Series (co-sponsored with Lewes Public Library and Movies at Midway): If You Don’t, I Will—Wednesday, April 1 (6:30 p.m.–free, thanks to Movies at Midway!), Upstairs Screening Room at the Movies at Midway. Read-A-Movie Film Series—The Duellists—based on a short story by Joseph Conrad; Wednesday, April 8 (4 p.m.) at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Admission is free.
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 is 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.
CAMP Rehoboth Community Center Gallery (37 Baltimore Ave; 302-227-5620; camprehoboth.com) features art by Caroline Huff. Meet the artist at a wine and cheese reception at CAMP Rehoboth on Tuesday, March 17 from 5-6:30 p.m.
*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. Visit their new gallery in Lewes!
*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. Take a step into the studio and watch Susan throwing pots for the soon-to-be warmer summer season!
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 and Saturday (noon-8 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.).
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd in Lewes; 302-645-0551) is one of the largest fine arts galleries in Delaware, with 3,000 square feet of exhibition and framing space. Always worth a visit!
*Philip Morton Gallery (47 Baltimore Avenue; 302-727-0905) presents 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) has even more coming up this spring! Young at Art Exhibition (through March 21); ART21: Legacy (March 20; 2-4 p.m.), and Fiction (April 17) - film screenings at the Rehoboth Beach Library (Free!)— Register at rehobothlibrary.org. Just Add a Little Water. The Magical Realm of Watercolor Painting—works by the Delaware Watercolor Society, Opening March 27 (5 p.m.). Opening April 10 at the new RAL Art Studios on Route 9— Boundaries— works by the Young Photographers Alliance.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) opened the CAMP Rehoboth exhibit of items related to the founding of the CAMP Rehoboth community center to celebrate 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.