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Rehoboth Art League opens 41st Craft Exhibition

By Steven Billups | Jun 15, 2014
Photo by: Steven Billups Woodworker Michael Quattriociocchi of Milford won the Mary Trimble Lynch Award for his jewelry cabinet titled IL VESTITO (the dress.) Shown with Quattriociocchi is his wife Joanne.

The Rehoboth Art League held an opening for its 41st Annual Members Craft Exhibition May 30 at the main campus in Henlopen Acres.

The exhibition, on display through July 13 in the Tubbs and Cockran galleries, highlights a wide variety of imaginative fine crafts that are unique, whimsical and functional, including baskets, ceramics, fiber, glass, handmade paper, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media and wood. Over 45 artisans' work is showcased.

Opening with the craft show is the RAL Instructors' show. This exhibition in the Ventures Gallery gives the community an opportunity to see the artwork of the instructors.

The Rehoboth Art League offers a wide variety of classes focused on different forms of art making and wanted to recognize the instructors for their dedication to the RAL educational programming. Also opening on the same night was the Member's Showcase-Figurative Show in the Historic Homestead. Figurative works relating to the human form is a juried Member's Showcase featuring the artwork of six artists in photography, drawing and painting.


Pottery camp assistant instructor Jeff Stickle, right, shows his Green Slide Bowl with Scallop Shells to Jonathan Jones of Rehoboth Beach. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Larry Edwards stands next to his Juror's Excellence Award-winning Noah's Ark. All of the smaller pieces fit into the ark. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Enjoying the craft exhibition are (l-r) Guillermo Silveira, Dagmar Henney and Alan Henney. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Juror Susan Holt talks about the "By Dam" award-winning pottery with the black top, titled "Waterfall" by Trudy Holden. Holt is the gallery director and instructor of fine arts at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Juror's Excellence Award recipient Wes Stack holds his stoneware vase titled "Weathered Bronze Vase." (Photo by: Steven Billups )
In the Ventures Gallery, instructor Tara Funk Grim stands next to her mixed media piece titled "Garden." Funk Grim teaches mixed media/painting/collage. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Admiring the various art works in the Ventures Gallery are (l-r) Julie Davis, John Metz and Margot Anderson. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
In the historic Homestead Gallery, art admirers view some of the Member's Showcase-Figurative works. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Caroline Huff of Rehoboth Beach stands with her acrylic on linen painting titled "Greek Fisherman." (Photo by: Steven Billups )
"Adams Ring Bell" received the Juror's Excellence Award. The bell, heard throughout the exhibition, is made from found elements. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
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