Gallery One to feature ‘Stops Along the Way’
“When Gallery One artists are asked what inspires them, the answer is overwhelmingly ‘What I see around me — the dunes, the beach, the sea, the bays and marshes, the beach cottages, the landmarks,” organizers said. And for the August theme, “Stops Along the Way,” the 15 artists travel Route 1 from Ocean City to Milton and show the viewer each of their neighborhoods.
Peggy Warfield’s collage “The Boardwalk” depicts the icons of Ocean City: Trimpers’ Ferris wheel, Thrashers fries, Kohr Brothers’ frozen custard, Dolles’ saltwater taffy.
A row of quaint cottages in soft yellow, shell pink and sky blue stand watch over the grassy dunes and the river by the Indian River bridge as Laura Hickman uses pastels to depict “Inlet Cottages.”
Peggy Warfield’s, ‘The Boardwalk,’ a collage, will be featured during Gallery One’s new show, ‘Stops Along the Way.’ Below, Lesley McCaskill’s, ‘Down on the Farm,’ a watercolor.Delaware is spotted with historical farms. Lesley McCaskill’s watercolor “Down on the Farm” shows an old red barn that is now a petting farm and vegetable and fruit stand.
Dale Sheldon’s acrylic shows a row of blue, green and purple kayaks on the beach in Lewes, as “Lewes Beach Kayaks” wait patiently for paddlers.
“The Dewey Tower,” a watercolor by Dianne Shearon, is reflective of the history of the beaches of the Atlantic. She asks the viewer to take a moment to remember and be thankful that towers like this guarded and protected the area.
For a full 6 seconds on the top of the Indian River bridge between Bethany Beach and Dewey Beach, one can see a view of the Atlantic Ocean and dunes and beach. Joyce Condry captures those seconds in “North of the Bridge.”
Watercolorist Cheryl Wisbrock creates a softly glowing “Bay View.” The setting is near Fenwick Island State Park and recreates early morning, when the western sky reflects pink and yellow in the water and the marshes look electrified in the light of daybreak.
Pat Riordan offers “Along the Way You Cannot Miss the Bay,” in which the focus is the treasures of the bay that people may miss — calm waters, wildlife and sunsets.
“Boardwalk Fries” by Jeanne Mueller offers the chance to appreciate a big cup of fries and stroll “the boards.”
This is a small sampling of the work to be seen in this show.
The public is invited to Gallery One for the Aug. 2 reception to view the show and talk with the gallery artists. Gallery One is always staffed by one of the artists and is open daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 32 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View. Visit the website at
www.galleryonede.com or call (302) 537-5055 for more information on Gallery One, its artists and classes.