RAL holds opening reception

May 9, 2014

The Rehoboth Art League held an opening reception May 2 in Henlopen Acres. In the Corkran Gallery is the exhibit “Sounds of Many Waters,” Drawings and Paintings by Brooke Rogers. In the Tubbs Gallery is “Drawing Detroit,” Works in Ink by Margi Weir. Also on display in the Homestead was the Members’ Showcase, a juried photography show.

Shown in front of his carnival ride-inspired images is Rogers with his wife Dawn. Rogers is the chair of the art department at Salisbury University. Growing up on Maryland's Eastern Shore, hurricanes were part of the seasonal life. In his artist’s statement, Rogers says about hurricanes, “A fearful respect-excitement mixed with apprehension-is a good characterization of the human perspective on God.” In his recent work, the hurricane has been simplified and abstracted into geometric patterns such as the pinwheel.