Gallery One in Ocean View has announced its new exhibit, The Way We Were, will be open to the public Friday, Jan. 12, to Tuesday, Feb. 27. In these works, the artists from Gallery One look back to the past with nostalgia and wonder.
Laura Hickman's charcoal drawing visits Bethany Beach in the early 1900s. "The Loop Canal, Bethany" was painted from an old photograph. The canal made it possible for visitors to get from the train in Rehoboth Beach to Bethany Beach via the Indian River aboard the boat called the Allie May.
Dale Sheldon once again visits Tangier Island in her acrylic, "The Old Crab Shanty." Farmers were the first people to settle Tangier Island in the late 1700s. The abandoned crab shanty tells a story about the islanders’ transition to watermen harvesting crabs and oysters from the Chesapeake Bay.
Jeanne Mueller painted "The Old Shed," an oil, on the Gallery One property. The listing shed was part of a local farm and is now a photo setting for many visitors.
Joyce Condry looks to her own past in her acrylic painting "Big Fish Story." She said, "When I was young, my world was very small, and everything in it seemed oversized. I remember thinking that my father was so tall until I grew taller than he, and my grandmother's old farmhouse seemed huge until my family moved into a larger house. Back then, I probably thought this fish I caught would feed a family of five!"
Lesley McCaskill often paints Delaware landscapes. "Over the years I have visited this point many times. In the summer, this spot is quite popular for sightseeing, boating and swimming. ‘Roaming the Dunes’ acrylic shows my favorite time, the off-season, when the area is quiet and deer roam the dunes. My mind dreams how this area looked in the past."
Eileen Olson's acrylic and watercolor ink "Looking Back" depicts flowers. She said, “[Flowers] can trigger memories of special occasions in our lives. I am hoping that using an abstract approach offers the viewer a sense of remembering, discovery and celebration."
Gallery One is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., six days a week, and is always staffed by one of the artists. The gallery is closed Wednesdays. The address is 32 Atlantic Ave. (Route 26), Ocean View. For more information, go to GalleryOneDe.com or call 302-537-5055.