The Rehoboth Art League will welcome the public from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 11, to an opening reception for a series of new exhibitions, including its popular summer favorite, the annual members’ fine craft exhibition, now in its 48th year. Also debuting that evening are two exciting new solo exhibitions, including Earth, Water and Fire - Works by Lisa Battle and The Human Form: A Moment in Time - Works by Jeff Kibler. These exhibitions will run through Friday, July 18, and are free and open to the public.
The members’ fine craft exhibition is a signature summer show for the league. It contains 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 from this year’s exhibition judge Bill Wolff when he presents a free gallery talk at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 12, in the Corkran Gallery. Wolff, who is currently assistant professor and head of the sculpture area at Salisbury University, will provide a walkthrough of the craft exhibition and discuss his award decisions.
Exhibiting in the Ventures Gallery is Maryland-based artist Lisa Battle, who presents Earth, Water and Fire. Battle creates a distinctive style of abstract sculptures by hand-building with stoneware clay. She explores form and line in three-dimensional space, inspired by patterns created in nature through wind and water erosion, and the graceful, arching movements of dance.
The Human Form, A Moment in Time - Works by Jeff Kibler will debut in the league’s historic Peter Marsh Homestead. Kibler has more than 40 years of experience in corporate art and editorial design with Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions and museums. Although skilled in commercial art, he prefers the discipline of fine art, working in charcoal and oils to capture the nuances of the human form.
The Rehoboth Art League is located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres.
For more information, go to rehobothartleague.org or call 302-227-8408.