CAMP Rehoboth Puts Art at the Heart of Our Community
We’ve all been forced into a reckoning with the adage, “You can’t fight gravity” as we adapt to this new normal in our world. Wear your damned mask (or two!), keep washing those hands, and stay out of my way at the theater and in galleries. I’m the one with the hoop skirt and the air horn.
CAMP REHOBOTH GALLERY
Black Histories/Future Visions
The focus at CAMP Rehoboth for 2021 is on equity and inclusion in artist representation. Black Histories/Future Visions showcases the talent of artists and the fullness of humanity in the Black community and is an opportunity to tell stories that need to be told.
Aaron Paskins’ wall hangings offer a glimpse into African-American ideas and knowledge of their heritage, while Ann B. Martin keeps the practice of quilting alive using machine and hand stitching and glued/incorporated items to create her “art of FABRIC-ing.” Guy Miller’s works feature renditions of African-American superheroes and beg the question, “Why were African-American superheroes excluded from such products?” And Olaive Jones’s art is an expression of who she is and how she sees the world around her in response to social and political conditions.
Tina Witke is an 18-year-old high school student who creates representations of culture and awareness using watercolor and colored pencils. Our friends in the CAMP Rehoboth courtyard at SeanCorey Gallery (Sean Hueber and Corey Wheatley) have created a broad range of art transforming branches, sticks, and logs into art that looks like animals and people moving in time and space. Through February 28.
Community—Connecting Generations through Art
This exhibition features artists who are young—area students from schools that participate in CAMP Rehoboth’s youth programs—and “young at heart” (artists 55+) and provides an opportunity to share their work and message while making new connections. March 8-31.
Schedule an appointment for a small group or individual tour to see CAMP Rehoboth exhibitions by emailing artshow@CAMPRehoboth.com.
CAMP Rehoboth Open Mic Nights (CAMP Rehoboth Community Center Facebook page—under “videos”) 1st Fridays (7-8p.m.) hosted by moi, featuring singers from CAMP Rehoboth Chorus. 3rd Fridays (6-8p.m.) are hosted by CAMP Operations Administrator and musician extraordinaire Kerry Hallett with other talented folks.
Cinema Art Theater (17701 Dartmouth Drive in Lewes; 302-313-4032; rehobothfilm.com) has CDC guidelines in effect and reduced seating capacity for in-person viewing, as well as several films available for streaming. See website for information.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-2270; ClearSpaceTheatre.org) presents Terms of Endearment—a Reader’s Theater collaboration with the Beebe Medical Foundation—February 27-28. The “perfect musical,” Guys and Dolls, opens March 12. They list all COVID-19 precautions on their website.
Dickens Parlour Theatre (Millville; 302-829-1071; dptmagic.com) has announced they are building a new theatre next to Good Earth Market on Rt. 26—“complete with spacious seating, and state-of-the-art lighting.” A Memorial Day opening is planned.
The Milton Theater (110 Union Street, Milton; 302-684-3038; miltontheatre.com) has reduced seating capacity for social distancing, making sell-outs a bit easier, but ticket purchases a bit more difficult. Check their website for events.
Second Street Players (2 South Walnut Street, Milford; 302-422-0220 / 800-838-3006; secondstreetplayers.com) winter offering is the comedy Exit Laughing—February 26-March 7.
GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
CAMP Rehoboth Gallery (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620; camprehoboth.com) features Black Histories/Future Visions and community—Connecting Generations through Art. (See listing elsewhere in this column.)
L-R: City Matinee by Tina Witke, Ujima by Ann B. Martin, and CrossCurrents by Olaive Jones at CAMP Rehoboth Art Gallery
Gallery 50 (50 Wilmington Avenue; 302-227-2050; gallery50art.com) offers complete framing services and a wide selection of works by artists they represent.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Road, Lewes; 302-645-0551; peninsula-gallery.com) celebrates Black History Month with a solo exhibition by Dane Tilghman—through March 27. Preview the show on their website.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane, Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408; rehobothartleague.org) has way too much going on to fit here! Visit their website for upcoming exhibitions and class offerings.
Doug is the Artistic Director for CAMP Rehoboth Chorus, Minister of Music at Epworth UMC, and co-founder and Artistic Director emeritus of the Clear Space Theater Company. Contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org to add your events to the calendar. Check out CAMP Arts at camprehoboth.com for links to all the listings.
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