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Artwork from Rehoboth Art League collection travels to Legislative Hall

May 03, 2014
Source: Submitted Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf admires Rodney Cook’s “Candy Kitchen."

When Delaware Speaker of the House Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, decided to spruce up his office in Dover earlier this year, he approached the Rehoboth Art League for ideas. Happy to assist, the art league offered to lend several pieces of art from its collection. Schwartzkopf was very pleased with the selection and said he feels the nine original works represent his district well.

Artwork on loan from the Rehoboth Art League collection includes: “Towers” by Larry S. Anderson, “RAL Outdoor Show” by Hazel Camp, “Candy Kitchen” by Rodney Cook, “Eight Crosses of Lewes” by Marlin E. Fenical, “Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (CCC)” and “The Judges” by Jack Lewis, and “Homestead” by William Dec. Photographer Kevin Fleming’s “Indian River Bridge at Night” was lent by the Kevin Fleming Gallery and “Rehoboth Beach” was lent by Paul Rendel.

“I'm proud and honored to be able to display such historical treasures as well as a couple contemporary pieces of Rehoboth Beach and the IR bridge at night. It makes me feel at home when I'm in Legislative Hall and allows visitors to see the true beauty of our beaches through the work of some very talented local artists,” Schwartzkopf said.

The art league’s historic art and archival collections highlight the rich artistic and cultural heritage of southern Delaware. The league collects and preserves the work of Delaware artists, and the collection comprises over 700 works of art.

The Rehoboth Art League is a membership-based, nonprofit arts organization dedicated to teaching, preserving and inspiring the arts in the region. For more information on the art league, its classes, events and exhibitions, go to rehobothartleague.org or call 302-227-8408.

These programs are made possible, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf stands in front of several pieces of artwork (l-r)  “Towers” by Larry S. Anderson, “The Judges” and “Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (CCC)" by Jack Lewis and “Eight Crosses of Lewes” by Marlin E. Fenical. (Source: Submitted)
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