The Rehoboth Art League has an exciting lineup of upcoming shows in June and July.
Kicking off the summer will be the 49th Annual Member Craft Show, as well as Barbara Martin’s Eastward to Wyoming; Prints and paintings by Alexi Natchev; and Faces of Many Nations, clay masks by Amelie Sloan, all on display from Friday, June 10 through Sunday, July 17.
The art league will host receptions for all exhibits from 5-7 p.m., June 10, inviting anyone interested to visit Corkran, Tubbs, Ventures and Homestead Galleries to view these new exhibits.
The members’ craft display is an iconic summer spectacle for the league; it includes works created by member artists in a wide variety of media, including baskets, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, wood and more.
Artists and the public are invited to hear this year’s exhibition judge, Andrea Uravitch, during her free talk at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, at Corkran Gallery. Uravitch, who has participated in over 300 invitational, juried and solo exhibitions at museums, galleries, art centers, universities and institutions, will discuss his selection of the award-winning pieces.
This month, the Ventures Gallery will be occupied with abstract works by Barbara Martin for her solo exhibition, Eastward to Wyoming. This collection of paintings was inspired by Martin’s time at the Jentel Artists’ Residence in the Lower Piney Creek Valley of the majestic Bighorn Mountains in Eastern Wyoming. Using the rhythm of the landscape and the summer sky, these works encompass the movement and sensations of the vast openness of the Montana and Wyoming region.
RAL’s historic Peter Marsh Homestead will feature prints and paintings by Alexi Natchev. Born, educated and beginning his artistic career in Bulgaria, Natchev’s body of work reflects the breadth and range of his creative endeavors in different areas of the visual arts: illustration, drawing, painting and public art. This exhibition showcases Natchev’s diversity, giving viewers the chance to see his various layered processes and techniques.
Finally, the DeWitt Gallery will feature a special exhibition of Faces of Many Nations, an exhibition of handcrafted ceramic masks by Amelie Sloan. A longtime art league member and niece of one of the league’s founding members, Ethel PB Leach, Sloan leaves a lasting legacy at RAL, with a namesake room in the on-campus pottery studio as well as a an endowed exhibition award offered annually for excellence in ceramics. hand-built. This exhibit will give the public the rare opportunity to purchase some of Sloan’s masks.
Exhibits are free and open to all during normal gallery hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday.
For more information, visit RehobothArtLeague.org or call 302-227-8408.