WOMEN IN THE ARTS
I had a friend who grew weary of the daily features on women during March and asked, “So…when is it Men’s Month???” After resisting the urge to slap him into June, I responded, “Every month for the past 6,000 years, and it’s time for a change.” And we saw a HUGE change in March! For the first time, the majority of winners from this year’s Grammy awards were women. Hallelujah! The list of biggest Grammy winners of all time includes only two women—Beyoncé (28 wins) and Alison Krauss (27). Conductor Georg Solti (dead) tops the list with 31, and 88-year-old producer Quincy Jones is tied with Beyoncé, so it’s very likely a woman will be #1 on that list soon. However, of the 25 wealthiest actors...no women. Drew Barrymore has the highest net worth of women actors, and she’s still worth $45M less than 25 of the men. Before I die, this old man would sure like to see women not only reach parity with their male counterparts, but exceed them. It’s time. Way past time….
CAMP REHOBOTH GALLERY
FEST ART 2021!
L-R: "After the Leaves Have Fallen" by Nancy Allen, "Climb Up" by Mara Rago, and "Little Red Shed" by JuneRose Futcher.
This juried exhibition celebrates women in the arts with works by 30 talented artists in a variety of mediums—painting, drawing, sculpture, 3D, ceramics, photography, videography, mp4 files of performances, and more! Noted artist and educator Joey Mánlapaz serves as juror for this year’s exhibit, and hosts a Virtual Gallery Talk on Saturday, April 17, at 2:30p.m. And artist and activist Liz Bradbury shares “Ten More Queer Women in Art and History Who Changed the World”—Thursday, April 22, at 6 p.m. Check the CAMP Rehoboth website for more information about these events. Through April 26.
"Lobsta Suppa" by Carol A. Yost.
From "Ides of Gendder" by Zach Oren
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people have faced a long history of shared systematic oppression by gender and sexual norms. This exhibit examines ways that gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation intersect. The LGBTQ community is united by the shared value of every person’s right to a genuine expression of self.
Transcending Gender will include several works by photographer Zach Oren, from his “Ides of Gender” photo essay which honors the beauty and diversity that is the trans community. Along with Oren’s photography, community art will be exhibited in the gallery. The Stonewall Museum’s Transcending Gender travelling show, consisting of 10 large panels, will be displayed in the Elkins-Archibald Atrium. May 1-31.
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 (7-8 p.m.) hosted by moi, featuring singers from CAMP Rehoboth Chorus, live-streamed and archived on the CAMP Rehoboth Facebook and YouTube pages.
Cinema Art Theater (17701 Dartmouth Drive, 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 their Spotlight on Young Performers’ production of Seussical the Musical April 16-18. Opening May 7—25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
The Milton Theater (110 Union Street, Milton; 302-684-3038; miltontheatre.com) has reduced seating main floor capacity for social distancing and is preparing to re-install balcony seating. Their outdoor Quayside stage has opened for the season. Check their website for events.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown; 302-856-4560; possumpointplayers.org) premieres Broadway Springs Back—April 16-18 on their new outdoor stage. One of my favorite new comedies—Vania and Sonia and Masha and Spike—runs May 7-16.
Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre (In residence at Rehoboth Elementary; 302-226-6766; email@example.com) is accepting fewer applications for their film and theatre camps than usual to ensure the safety of all participants.
GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
CAMP Rehoboth Gallery (37 Baltimore Avenue; 302-227-5620; camprehoboth.com) features FEST ART 2021! and TRANSCENDING GENDER (See listing elsewhere in this column.)
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) presents Local Favorites—multiple artists paint the Lewes/Rehoboth area—through April 25. Opening May 1—I Am Woman—a group of women artists depict the female form. Preview all shows on their website.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Lane, Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408; rehobothartleague.org) has several new exhibits: The Old and the New: A Retrospective—works by Anna Nergaard-Nammack; Pipes of Perception—works by Tad Sare; Micro/Macro—works by Caitlin Gill; Lee Wayne Mills Memorial Exhibition—all four shows through May 2. 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.