Play your Objective
One of the first things you’re taught when you begin to study acting is, “Play your objective,” and the first response from a novice actor is generally, “WTH does that mean?!?” It’s quite simple, really.
Every day each of us has at least one objective, whether it’s to finish a project, get to the beach, convince our spouse that we are not going to cook…. And to achieve those objectives, we use “actions.”
It doesn’t take a genius to make an action plan to clean their garage (though few of us ever do), and it’s common knowledge you go to the beach late Sunday afternoon or Tuesday if you want to avoid the crowds. “Let’s try that new place tonight!” will generally get you out of cooking.
My objective is to get you involved in the myriad arts-related activities available this summer. Actions: Call Uber, use the Park and Ride, carpool! Play your objective and stop making excuses. Yes, adulting is hard, but that’s why there’s alcohol. All locations are Rehoboth Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Spotlight on the Arts
CAMP Rehoboth Puts Art at the Heart of Our Community
Let our summertime line-up of art inspire you!
Light & Music | Vincent Hughes and Yvonne Frankis | July 2 - 31
Artists’ Reception: Friday, July 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m
Our July exhibit in the CAMP Rehoboth Gallery is Light & Music, featuring the work of two vibrant community artists who have joined forces to present one remarkable show—Vincent Hughes and Yvonne Frankis. Join them for an Artists’ Reception at the Gallery on Friday, July 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
A little background on this dynamic duo: Vincent Hughes captures the unique light, color, and texture of a particular moment and location. After receiving his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, he put aside fine art to pursue a career as an art director in Washington, D.C.
He was inspired to begin painting in the 1990s while living in Rome—being surrounded by classical sculptures and the Italian landscape tends to do that! He now creates plein air landscapes and figurative works from life, switching between watercolor, oil, and encaustic paints. Vincent is a frequent contributor to CAMP Rehoboth art shows including HeART on a String and the annual Bear Art Show held each September.
Music is always the driving force behind local artist Yvonne Frankis’ nature-inspired pieces, which appeal to a variety of artistic tastes. Her art has been displayed in over 30 shows in the last 13 years. To date, Sky Rock was her largest solo project—featuring over 20 paintings of skies, each paired with a classic rock song whose title included the word “sky.”
For last year’s CAMP Rehoboth block party, Yvonne compiled a show using only black and white paints to create intense contrast as well as subtle, foggy effects. Another wonderful reason to drop by CAMP Rehoboth!
Delaware Division of the Arts 2018 Award Winners at CAMP Rehoboth August 3 - 26 | Artists’ Reception: Thursday, August 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m
Coming up next in the CAMP Rehoboth Gallery is a partnership with The Biggs Museum of American Art to celebrate Delaware talent. This exhibition brings the talents of artists from across the state to our community. The Delaware Division of the Arts 2018 Award Winners—a select group of artists representing a variety of art forms including choreography, music, sculpture, painting, photography, and more will be showcased! Mark your calendars for a lively Award Winners’ Reception with many of the visual and performing artists on Thursday, August 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
CAMP Rehoboth (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) has some “don’t miss” events! The Skivvies (a duo who actually performs in their skivvies!)—June 30 (8 p.m.) at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. This “stripped down” group features New York-based singers/actors/musicians Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley and their special guest, Broadway singer and actor Nick Adams. At the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, Tom Wilson Weinberg one-man show Please Listen Closely as my Menu has Changed at CAMP Rehoboth—July 13 (8 p.m.) and the Gay Men’s Chorus of DC’s Cabaret: It Takes Two!—July 14 (5 and 8 p.m.).
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) has launched its ambitious summer season: Footloose, Mary Poppins, and The Rocky Horror Show—June 26 to September 1. Now’s the time to sign up those “stars of tomorrow” for one of their outstanding summer camps as well, or catch the Delaware Comedy Theatre’s The Late-R Night Show selected Saturday, July 7 to August 25.
Freeman Stage (31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville; 800-840-9227) is an open-air performing arts venue offering a fantastic mix of shows: June 29: Party Rock; June 30: Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers; July 2: The Four Tops; July 5: Lee Brice; July 6: Mike Delguidice and Big Shot; July 7: Jeff Foxworthy; July 12: Boyz II Men; July 19: Mary Poppins (Clear Space); July 20: The Celtic Tenors; July 21: Remember When Rock Was Young (Elton John Tribute); July 22: Pat Benatar with Rick Springfield. (HINT: Only purchase tickets through Eventbrite on their website.)
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown; 302-856-4560) is on summer hiatus for its Main Stage shows, but does have summer camps!
Premier Centre for the Arts at Milton Theater (110 Union St., Milton; 302-684-3038) has something for everyone on its calendar! June 29: Johnny Gemini Lombardi Magic & Comedy; July 6: One Dame Summer Night; July 7: Milton Theatre Renaissance Initiative with Sean Reilly in the Sinatra Style; July 12 and 13: Simply Streisand; July 14: Kick It Out—A Heart Tribute; July 19: The Big Lebowski.
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand (Rehoboth Avenue and the Atlantic Ocean; 302-644-2288) celebrates their 56th season—June 29: Love Seed Mama Jump; June 30: Real Diamond; July 1: The Funsters (before and after the fireworks display); July 4: United States Navy Concert Band; July 6: U.S. Navy Country Current; July 7: Jesse Garron as “The King”; July 8: Tim Laushey Orchestra; July 13: SoHo Down; July 14: Billy Price Band; July 15: Still Surfin’. All concerts begin at 8 p.m.
Rehoboth Beach Film Society (17701 Dartmouth Drive in Lewes, 302-645-9095) screens the best new Independent films at their Cinema Art Theatre. Check their website for updates and show times.
Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre (in residence at Epworth UMC; 19285 Holland Glade Road; 302-227-6766) has opened its 37th season with Cinderella, Androcles and the Lion, and Aladdin. Their Theatre and Film/TV camps run July 9 to August 24.
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street in Milford; 302-422-0220) are rehearsing for Shrek—opening July 13. Directed by John Moller.
Stango Park Concerts (Kings Highway, next to the Lewes Library) has a FREE concert: Monday July 2: Delaware Army National Guard 287th Army Band; (all other concerts are Tuesdays); July 10: Jean Therapy; July 17: Glass Onion; July 24: Vinyl Shockley. Bring a chair!
CAMP Rehoboth Gallery (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620) Creativity2—Renata Price and Yona Zucker, an Artists’ Reception on Friday, June 29, 5:30 to 7:30p.m. Light & Music—works by Vincent Hughes and Yvonne Frankis, July 2 - 31, Artists’ Reception Friday, July 6 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.). Delaware Division of the Arts 2018 Award Winners at CAMP Rehoboth, August 3 - 26. Award Winners’ Reception, Thursday, August 9 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.).
Delaware Art Gallery (239 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-853-5099) offers new and classic Delaware photographs by Kevin Fleming. Need we say more?
Gallery 50 Contemporary Art and Frame Shop (50 A-B Wilmington Avenue; 302- 227-2050) features a variety of artwork from renowned, established, and emerging artists in painting, jewelry, glass, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, mobiles, as well as special events.
Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) has beautiful and unique hand-made pieces for purchase (including wedding rings!), and offers classes in jewelry making.
Painting With a Twist (17723 Coastal Highway; 302-313-5769) offers painting classes and “pARTies” for all occasions—days, evenings, weekdays, and weekends (age 7+). Visit their website for details.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd., Lewes; 302-645-0551), one of the largest Fine Art galleries in the area, is currently showing Silence and Solitude—through June 30. Opening July 7: Use Your Imagination—artists Sheila Cahill, Patrice Drago, Susan Frey, Nina Mickelsen, Clelia Cardano Sheppard, and Peter Stolvoort explore the world of contemporary abstract and abstract expressionism. Through July 29, with an Opening Reception on July 7. Whet your appetite with the virtual tour of the gallery online.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) always has a fantastic schedule of classes—everything from pottery to pen and ink technique to jewelry making...something for everyone and for every age and skill level. Current exhibition: Preservation Matters—focusing on over 700 pieces in RAL’s Permanent Collection, and the conservation efforts to maintain the collection and those in most urgent need of restoration—in the Marcia and Henry DeWitt Gallery through September 6. Check their website for a complete schedule of exhibits, salons, gallery talks, and their summer camps.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) has a “history” of fun at the beach—vintage bathing suits, post cards, photos and maps. However…the Museum is currently closed for complete renovations to their second floor and revamping of the permanent collection exhibits. It reopens soon, but in the meantime they still have some great walking tours of the area and fascinating lectures.
The Brush Factory on Kings (830 Kings Hwy., Lewes; 302-745-2229) is an artist and crafter co-op with just about everything—furniture, art, clothing, antiques, sea glass, decoys, vintage garden, books, home goods, candles, herbs, and more.
Ward Ellinger Gallery (39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710) resides in the CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard and features art in different mediums by abstract expressionist Ward Ellinger and Sondra N. Arkin.
Zwaanendael Museum (102 Kings Highway, Lewes; 302-645-1148) commemorates Delaware’s first European colony, established by the Dutch in 1631, and serves as a showcase for the Lewes area’s maritime, military, and social history.
Doug is the Artistic and Musical Director for CAMP Rehoboth Chorus, Director of Music Ministries at Epworth UMC, and co-founder and Artistic Director emeritus of the Clear Space Theater Company. Email Doug Yetter to add events to the calendar.
Images: Vincent Hughes, Perkins Cove; Yvonne Frankis, Telephone Line_ELO.
CAMP Rehoboth Arts Programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com