CAMP Rehoboth Puts Art at the Heart of Our Community
As the world lumbers toward normalcy, the arts community is finally coming off life support and hoping a bit of occupational therapy will get them back on their feet. As someone who has spent his life in the arts, the lockdown was akin to subsisting on bread and water in solitary confinement. I heard from friends and family who were thrilled to work from home, but that wasn’t a possibility in my field. My soul was withering with no opportunities to make music with other living, breathing human beings. But the past few months have been a veritable smorgasbord for my spirit. As Bill Shakespeare once said, “If music be the food of love, play on!”, or as Audrey II said, “Feed me, Seymour!”▼
The gallery at CAMP Rehoboth currently features the mother-daughter duo of Aina Nergaard-Nammack—a colorist working with abstract forms—and Marta Nammack, a talented photographer. Each use their medium to communicate in individual ways, using art to tell a story and show life and nature in an interesting light. Through August 3. ▼
Award Winners XXI
CAMP Rehoboth has a long-standing collaboration with the Biggs Museum in Dover to present work from the Delaware Division of the Arts Award Winners. This year we have choreographers, composers, musicians, writers, folk art, painters, sculptors, photographers…whew! A reception for the award recipients will be held on a Meterless Monday, August 9 (6:30-8p.m.) with performances and readings by the artists, along with the visual art in our gallery. The exhibit is on display August 7-31. ▼
CAMP Rehoboth highlights our community’s unique history and culture, and serves to further diversity, equity, and inclusion, by building unity and understanding.Exhibits at the CAMP Rehoboth Gallery may be viewed Monday-Friday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) or by appointment by emailing artshow@CAMPRehoboth.com.
CAMP Rehoboth 1st Fridays (Epworth UMC; 19285 Holland Glade Rd.) singers from CAMP Rehoboth Chorus present “Summer in the City”—August 6, 7 p.m., open to the public and FREE—also live-streamed and archived on the CAMP Rehoboth Facebook and YouTube pages.
CAMP Rehoboth Theatre (37 Baltimore Ave.; 302-227-5620; camprehoboth.com) in collaboration with the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Robert Hoffer Theatre Fund, presents Tiny Beautiful Things (August 20-22) under the direction of Russell Stiles. Read more about the production on page 82.
Cinema Art Theater (17701 Dartmouth Dr., Lewes; 302-313-4032; rehobothfilm.com) follows all CDC guidelines, with reduced seating capacity for in-person viewing, though dozens of films are available for streaming. See website for information.
Clear Space Theatre Company (20 Baltimore Ave.; 302-227-2270; ClearSpaceTheatre.org) has their summer repertory season in full swing with Mamma Mia!, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and The Sound of Music. Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons: The Thank You Tour plays Friday-Sunday evenings. Check their website for details.
Freeman Arts Pavilion (36097 Sand Cove Rd., Selbyville; 800-515-2171; freemanarts.org) offers acts from Wynton Marsalis to REO Speedwagon.
The Milton Theater (110 Union St., Milton; 302-684-3038; miltontheatre.com) has reduced indoor seating for social distancing, as well as their outdoor Quayside stage with a remarkably diverse array of tribute bands, stand-up comedy, drag shows, and psychic mediums. Check their website for events and summer camps.
Possum Point Players (441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown; 302-856-4560; possumpointplayers.org) are on summer hiatus except for their summer camp. Check out their website.
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand (Rehoboth Ave. and the Atlantic Ocean; rehobothbandstand.com) returns to entertain tourists and locals alike every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening at 8 p.m. with a wonderful mix of local and national musicians.
GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
CAMP Rehoboth Gallery (37 Baltimore Ave.; 302-227-5620; camprehoboth.com) features Inspirations by Aina Nergaard-Nammack and Marta Nammack and Award Winners XXI. (See listing elsewhere in this column.)
Gallery 50 (50 Wilmington Ave.; 302-227-2050; gallery50art.com) offers complete framing services and a fluid selection of works by the many talented artists they represent. On exhibit through August 11: Summer Dreams by Carolyn Huff. Opening August 13: Recent Works by Debby Brisker Burk.
Peninsula Gallery (520 E. Savannah Rd., Lewes; 302-645-0551; peninsula-gallery.com) presents Complex Cloth—four quilters’ approach to surface design—through July 25. Opening July 31: Coastal Camera Club Exhibition.
Rehoboth Art League (12 Dodds Ln., Henlopen Acres; 302-227-8408; rehobothartleague.org) has several exhibits: A Time, A Place—a Juried Members’ Showcase—through July 25; Martha Spak—Member Artist of the Month—through July 31; Members’ 83rd Annual Fine Art Exhibition; Experiencing America’s Great Outdoors, works by John Clendening; re-Interpreted, fiber art by Melissa May—all through August 22. See website for upcoming exhibitions and class offerings. ▼
Doug is the Artistic 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.