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90 - CAPE GAZETYE - Friday, February 8, Monday, February 11, 2008 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Community shares memories at Looking At Lewes exhibit By Georgia Leonhart Cape Gazette Staff More than 120 people left mod- em Savannah Road and entered the Peninsula Gallery Saturday, Feb. 2, where they succumbed to memories of Lewes as seen through the eyes of artists more than 30 years ago. Comments about places and things remem- bered invariably led to discussions of current development and growth. "All night long people have been saying this is a very timely show," said Lewes Historical Society Executive Director Michael DiPaolo of the Looking At Lewes - The Artist's Eye II exhibit. The art show is a partial ' re-cre- ation of an exhibit that opened at the old Vessel's store on Second Street in 1977, historical society President Rogers Jones told guests at the opening reception. He praised the efforts of advisory committee members Bill Ingram, Ned Maull and Judy Roberts, who worked with DiPaolo and Peninsula Gallery owner Tony Boyd-Heron for more than a year to acquire more than half of the paintings shown at the original Looking At Lewes - The Artist's Eye exhibit. Works from the original show were supplemented with addition- al artworks created at the same time or before the 1977 exhibit. "Mike [DiPaolo] was looking for paintings of things the way they used to be," artist Doris Ingram said as she stood near a watercolor called "Old Anglers." Though she painted it in 1977, it was not in the first show. Looking at the painting, she explained how she would come to Lewes in the early 1970s with her young son and paint by the docks' with Howard Schroeder. It seemed as if every piece of artwork elicited a story. People identified the homes they recalled, some still existing but many now razed. They shared stories as they traced the lives of friends and family members. The images included a grocery store on Second Street remem- bered by Ned Maull, the dog that bit him and a likeness of Walt Argo who everyone called Pie Walt, walking down the street car- rying the basket of pies he sold to Welcoming guests to the opening reception for the "Looking at "Lewes-The Artist's Eye II" are (l-r) Peninsula Gallery owners Tony and Carol Boyd-Heron, Lewes Historical Society President Rogers Jones and Executive Director Michael DiPaolo. Georgia Leonhart photos Admiring the work of their father, artist Howard Schroeder, are (l-r) Rob Schroeder, Carole Short and John Schroeder in front of an untitled painting of Lewes created about 1975. the white people. "I grew up on the comer of Third Street and Mulberry Street," Maull said, pointing to Anabel Evans' painting called "Third Street" that he believes was paint- ed in the mid-1950s. "That is really old Lewes. That is the way I remember it and it's all gone except the two houses on the end," Maull continued. "It was a poor town. My father was mayor from 1946 to 1952 and when he left office there was $37.60 in the town treasury." Other well-known artists fea- tured in the current exhibit include Theodora Kane, Jack Lewis, Lydia Bell Lynch, Helena Macintire, Howard Schroeder and Fred Vogel. The historical" society exhibit, Don Blair, left, Grace Lowe and Ralph Short stand before which runs through Tuesday, Feb. "Laying Mines," a painting by Short's father-in-law Howard 26, will be followed by an exhibit Schroeder. Though not part of the original 1977 exhibit, the featuring new works by 11 region- painting was featured in the July 6, 1942 issue of Life maga- Continued on page 91 zine. The Smithereens to celebrate countdown to summer Feb. 16 Top 40 hit of the early 1990s, including "A Girl Like You," "Too Much Passion," "Blood and Roses" and "Especially For You," will come to life when The Smithereens take the stage Saturday, Feb. 16, for the inaugu- ral Flip Flop Ball - 98 Days 'Til Summer at'the Baycenter in Dewey Beach. The New Jersey-based band continues to tour with all its origi- nal members. The group retains a sizable cult following which helps it tour suc- cessfully through today. The band has also released a pair of compi- Steppin' Out lations; the hits package "Blown to Smithereens" and the rarities collection "Attack of the Smithereens." Tickets for the Flip Flop Ball are $30, with a special discount rate of $20 for those living in the 19971 ZIP code. Tickets include hors d'oeuvres, wine tasting, cash bar and special VIP parties for locals. Partygoers are required to . wear flip flops. Partial proceeds will benefit The Food Bank of Delaware. Tickets are available at booksand- coffee at Ruddertowne or by call- ing 226-1680. For more informa- tion, contact Jim Baeurle at jbaeurle @ st0nebaUoon.com. DEWEY BEACH Dewey Beach Club: 1205 Highway One. Every Thursday, Team Trivia with John Mixon. 227-0669. The Lighthouse: Dickinson Street. DJ music every Thursday.. DJ Mal every Friday. DJ Eric Continued on page 92 The Smithereens will headline the inaugural Flip Flop Ball - 98 Days ]gil Summer on Saturday, Feb. 16.