Bring a Friend
I'd wager that if you were asked, “Who popularized the Hindu-Arabic numeral system in the Western World?” the majority of you good readers would stand there slack-jawed, eyes glazing over, starting to drool…while the math geeks among you would cheerily respond, “Fibonacci!”
Bear with me for a moment…. Fibonacci was considered, by Howard Eves (author of An Introduction to the History of Mathematics) and others to be “the most talented Western mathematician of the Middle Ages.” He left us our numeral system, square roots, sequencing, and math word problems like, “If Pablo left Pueblo on a pogo stick at 12:17 heading west, and Sally started sprinting from San Bernadino at 3:14 heading east, what is the name of Dan’s Doberman?” I hate him.
However, Fibonacci also discovered a recurring phenomenon in biological settings of nature found in the branching of trees, the arrangement of leaves on a stem, artichokes, ferns, pinecones, sunflowers, the nautilus shell…it’s everywhere, and classified as “sacred geometry.”
But what the hell does this have to do with a column on the arts? Well! He may be most well-known for the Fibonacci sequence, where the sum of the two preceding numbers (starting from 0 and 1) yields the next number in the sequence. 0 + 1 = 1; 1 + 1 = 2; 1 + 2 = 3; 2 + 3 = 5; 3 + 5 = 8, etc. Just think of the number of people attending shows, concerts, and gallery openings if we employed the Fibonacci sequence to build audiences!?!
You and your significant other make plans to see a show, and decide to bring a friend. That friend asks another couple to join the three of you. That couple asks another couple and a single friend.… Okay, you don’t have to use the Fibonacci sequence for every outing. Besides, you’d have 89 people in your group by the 10th event. So…peruse the following listings,, make a plan, and bring a friend or two! All locations are in Rehoboth Beach unless otherwise noted.▼
Spotlight on the Arts at CAMP Rehoboth
CAMP Rehoboth Puts Art at The Heart of Our Community
HeART & Soul
CAMP Rehoboth is thrilled to announce their 2019 annual art auction fundraiser—HeART & Soul. CAMP Rehoboth is the heart of the community, and the artists who share their amazing talents are all part of its soul. This exhibit assists CAMP Rehoboth in raising funds to support its mission, and helps add to your collection of art.
HeART & Soul features the work of these popular artists—Sondra N. Arkin, Rod Cook, Donna Deely, Sam Dixon, Gary Fisher, Yvonne M. Frankis, Susan Frey, Terry Isner, Jane Knaus, Jeffery Todd Moore, Aina Nergaard-Nammack, Renata Price, Barbara Warden, and Melissa Widerkehr.
Support the arts by bidding and helping to build a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant community through the arts. On display May 4-June 1, with a closing bid reception on June 1, 4-7 p.m.
CAMP Rehoboth Gallery Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Capital Ringers is the area’s only professional group of handbell ringers. Their spring concert, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” is a journey round the world, here, there, and everywhere! Final two performances—Saturday, May 4 at Reformation Lutheran in Milford (7 p.m.), or Sunday, May 5 at Conley’s UMC in Lewes
Cinema Art Theater (17701 Dartmouth Drive, Lewes; 302-313-4032) screens new independent films through the Rehoboth Beach Film Society. Met Live in HD: John Dexter’s production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites—May 18 & 20. Regional Showcase (multiple independent films)—May 3-5. National Theatre Live: All About Eve—May 13 & 14.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270) presents Sondheim’s Into the Woods—May 3-19, followed by Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize winning play ‘night, Mother s—May 31-June 2. Their summer rep season opens June 25 with Mamma Mia!
The Milton Theater (110 Union St., Milton; 302-684-3038) “keep Milton weird!” MAY events: 4: Joey and Gina’s Italian Comedy Wedding; 5: Sirens of Spring Tour; 9: Tea with the Dames; 10: He Said…She Said Stand-Up Comedy; 11: Rosemary Loar tours Broadway; 12/13: Squawk: The Amazing Bird Show; 14: Into the Woods in concert; 16: Don’t Hassle Me, I’m Local (film fest); 18: Rat Pack Together Again; 19: Serafin Ensemble; 24: Steal Your Face: Grateful Dead Tribute; 25: Sail On Band: Beach Boys Tribute; 31: The Male Intellect—An Oxymoron?
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown; 302-856-4560) are in rehearsal for Dixie Swim Club—a comedy about five Southern women who meet at the same Outer Banks cottage every August for 33 years—June 7-16.
Rehoboth Concert Band has a few free outdoor concerts on their calendar—“Music in the Park” (North Bedford Street Park in Georgetown)—Thursday, May 23 (7 p.m.); the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand—Sunday, June 23 (8 p.m.).
Southern Delaware Chorale(P.O. Box 444; 302-260-7022) presents “For the Beauty of the Earth”—May 5 (3 p.m.) at Epworth United Methodist (19285 Holland Glade Road).
Abraxas Studio of Art (515 Federal St., Lewes; 302-645-9119) features the oil portraits and landscape paintings of Abraxas, as he honors the beauty of this world through his own style of illuminated reality.
Anna Hazzard Museum (17 Christian Street, 302-226-1119) is a captivating look at the early history of Rehoboth Beach as a religious retreat. The museum is housed in one of the original “tent” houses from Rehoboth’s 1870s camp-meeting era.
The Brush Factory on Kings (830 Kings Highway, Lewes; 302-745-2229) houses a co-op for 50 local artisans and merchants.
CAMP Rehoboth Gallery (37 Baltimore Ave.; 302-227-5620) features HeART & Soul—May 4-June 1 (see listing elsewhere in this column).
Cape Artists Gallery (110 W. 3rd Street, Lewes; 302-644-7733) is a half block from the Zwaanendael Museum and features the work of two dozen artists, with much of their art focused on beach scenes.
Delaware Art Gallery (239 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-853-5099) offers new and classic Delaware photographs by Kevin Fleming.
Gallery 37 (8 South Walnut Street, Milford; 302-265-2318) represents over 45 artists and artisans from around the country with fine art, wood turned vessels, fibers, glass art, and more.
Heidi Lowe Gallery (328 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-9203) has unique hand-made pieces and classes in jewelry making. Check out the Jewelry for a Cause link on her website—fantastic pieces with a substantial percentage going to charities. Current exhibition: Front of the House/Back of the House showcasing handcrafted brooches by 19 artists; through May 28.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Road, Lewes; 302-645-0551) is one of the largest fine art galleries in the state, with over 3000 square feet of display and custom framing space. Contemporary Quilt Art—a celebration of color through the work of four accomplished quilt artists. May 4-28, with an opening reception: May 11 (5-7 p.m.).
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane, Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408) has a fantastic schedule of classes—pottery to pen and ink technique to jewelry making…something for everyone. Current exhibitions: On the Road (juried Coastal Camera Club), Voyages (works by Caroline Huff & Sharon Stine), and Secret Places (juried members’ showcase)—May 10-June 9. Recent Acquisitions: The Permanent Collection—through June 9. Coastal Living (juried members’ showcase)—through July 14.
Rehoboth Beach Museum (511 Rehoboth Avenue at the Canal, 302-227-7310) has new exhibits on their newly-renovated second floor for you to enjoy, as well as lots of Rehoboth Beach history on the first floor.
Tideline Gallery (111 Rehoboth Avenue; 302-227-4444) offers unique gifts, Judaica, jewelry, pottery, lamps, and art glass.
Ward Ellinger Gallery (CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard, 39 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2710) 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. Contact Doug if you want to add your events to the calendar. Check out CAMP Arts on our website at camprehoboth.com for links to all the listed theatres, galleries and museums.
Images: Daffodil Bouquet by Jane Knaus, Oysters by Donna Deely, Temple Dancer by Dick Snyder, Exercise in Collage III by Julia Graziano, Gondolas by Carolina Huff and Zoom by Anne Hammond.
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