Rehoboth Art League
REHOBOTH BEACH, DE – October 4, 2017
On Friday, October 13th 2017 from 5 – 7pm, the Rehoboth Art League (RAL) will host an opening reception for four new exhibitions. These will include works by the Artists’ Exchange of Delaware, photographer Michael Hower, sculptor Joachim Gawryolek, and the Coastal Camera Club.The Artists’ Exchange is a group of professional artists who share a contemporary focus and show their work in the Cape region and beyond. Their exhibition, “Mixed Metaphors,” taking place in the Tubbs and Corkran Galleries will include works by all twelve members. These include: Constance Cositgan, Susan Frey, Laura Hickman, Caroline Huff, Michael Krausz, Victor Letonoff, Marti Marino, Nina Mickelsen, Lee Wayne Mills, Aina Nergaard- Nammack, Steve Rogers, and Barbara Warden. According to Costigan, “When we think of metaphors we think of the materials, techniques and the range of idioms and themes that each of us pretty consistently invoke—sometimes long standing, sometime emerging. And when we think of “mixed” we think of how different our respective metaphors are. It runs the gamut. Put them together and we come upon a standpoint that allows each of us to explore our different artistic projects. Even though our metaphors are mixed, we have quite a lot to share with each other.”
Photographer Michael Hower’s exhibition, “Abandoned Places,” taking place in the Ventures Gallery is an exploration of environments in man-made structures and landscapes now devoid of human activity. His works convey themes of wear, deterioration, and nature’s reclamation of these places. Hower’s work has been featured in multiple exhibitions, most recently in “Big Shot” and “Big Picture,” at the Biggs Museum of Art in Dover, and “Exhibition 280,” at the Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington West Virginia.
“Conversations,” a sculpture exhibition by Salisbury University graduate artist Joachim Gawryolek, winner of the Best in Show award at RAL’s “Next” exhibition in 2016 will take place in the Tubbs Gallery. “Next” was a juried exhibition of graduating art students from surrounding art schools. Gawryolek is currently pursuing a Master’s of Industrial Design at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.
Rounding out the exhibitions in an exhibition titled “In Our Backyard,” by members of the Coastal Camera Club. Images in this juried exhibition represent life in Sussex County. Local artist and member of the Artists’ Exchange of Delaware Constance Costigan was the juror for this exhibition.
This exhibition will take place in the Corkran Gallery.
Several of the artists participating in these exhibitions will host a Gallery Talk on Saturday, October 14 in the Corkran Gallery. They will discuss the inspiration behind and the processed used in creating their works. Each of these exhibitions run through November 12. The RAL is located at 12 Dodds Lane, in Henlopen Acres, Delaware. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday noon – 4:00 p.m.
The opening reception is free and open to the public, and is generously sponsored by Dogfish Head. The Rehoboth Art League is a membership-based nonprofit arts organization dedicated to teaching, preserving and inspiring the arts in the region. For additional information on the Art League, its classes, events and exhibitions, visit the website at rehobothartleague.org or call 302.227.8408. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.