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~'~) FRIDAY, APRIL 6 MONDAY. APRIL 9. 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Cape Gazette New space to feature work of 25 By Kara Nuzback sion of what the space could look knuzback@capegazette.comlike as soon as they walked in the door. The Swiss painter is an ac- The French Riviera is home to tive member of the local me arts some of history's great modern scene, and DelVitto began selling artists. After World War II, fine art on Rehoboth Avenue Pablo Picasso joined Henri Ma- four years ago. Guillermo Sil- tisse in the south of France, and veira, a mutual friend, brought as their friendship developed the the two art-lovers together to re- Riviera became an artist's mec- alize their dream of opening a ca. Rehoboth Beach artist Anita gallery. Peghini-Raber is working to A resident of RehobothBeach, f ake the Cape Region a similar - Peghini-Raber said she drew on hub for creativity, inspiration from the modernist Peghini-Raber partnered with movement in the south of France saleswoman Denise DelVitto, when she decided to open her now gallery manager, to open the own gallery. "It was just a few Anita Peghini-Raber Gallery on artists who turned that area into Baltimore Avenue in Rehoboth one of the most prominent art Beach. The gallery will feature Meccas in the world," she said. paintings, photographs, sculp- Peghini-Raber said Rehoboth ture and other forms of f'me art Beach, with its rich outdoors, from Peghini-Raber, as well as 25 live music and tradition of fine other local and national artists, art, could host a similar art movement. "This is a fabulous "THIS IS A FABULOUS destination for culture," she said. DESTINATION FOR CULTURE." , Not to mention, she said. met- - ANITA PEGHINI-RABER ropolitan galleries can be stuffy. Peghini-Raber said she traveled The gallery will celebrate its to dozens of galleries in Manhat- grand opening at 6 p.m., Satur- tan in preparation for the day, April 7, at 49 Baltimore Ave. gallery's opening. DelVitto, like- in Rehoboth Beach. Peghini- wise, scoped galleries in Rich- Raber and DelVitto said they mond, Va. want to help turn Rehoboth Peghini-Raber said she quickly Beach into an art destination, grew tired of seeing dozens of "To enjoy not only the ocean and small, black-and-white pictures the sports, but the culture," adorning grand white walls. She Peghini-Raber said. said she also grew tired of smug, The walls inside the Anita black-clad gallery employees Peghini-Raber Gallery are fresh- hiding behind white iMacs. ly whitewashed and ripe for the "I thought, 'This needs to be large, colorful rectangles of art changed; this is silly,'" she said. .:Sat Peghini-Raber and DelVitto "It's not all about being de- plan to adorn them with before pressed. It needs to share some opening day. "This place has joy." reat energy," Peghini-Raber DelVitto said artists at the Ani- said. ta Peghini-Raber Gallery know DelVitto said the space, for- how to turn a negative into a pos- merly a furniture showroom, itive. "Life can show us some r6as very dark when she and dark things, and we move on Peghini-Raber first saw the in- from that," DetVitto said. "l side. But, she said, they had a vi- think we're joyful souls." DelVitto also said she wants to welcome people into the gallery who are unfamiliar with art. She said many times people don't un- derstand how artists use differ- ent paints and materials. ' nd they're afraid to ask," she said. "We want to educate as much as possible," Peghini-Raber said. "We really want to keep it per- sonal." She said she plans to or- ganize artist talks once the gallery is up and running. "We want to keep it on a human scale and connect it," Peghini-Raber said. Continued on page 92 Open 7 Days a Week LUNCH & DINNER 24 REHOBOTH AVE._ Downtown. Rehoboth Beach www.gofishdelaware.com 302.226.1044 SMASHING WEEK DAY SPECIALS! MONDAY Under Sl 1 - Chip Shop Favourites TUESDAY Sl 0 Fried Oyster Dinner WEDNESDAY s6 Pie Night- Shepherds Pie THURSDAY ! 12 Price Beer & Wine FRIDAY $5 Fish Sandwich (Lunch only) or Seafood Pie with purchase of a meal all/6'/Tt 3 Pool Tables 7 Big Screen TVs I.I ' ' '_I' ~".,~:~i~,.:;, VIN H~CI-IER ~OLO 9pm tt/ll F~RE~HLY gQUEEZED BJ~ND lOpm Orange Crushes ~q.SO(l~lJ 9 til 1 q/12 TO0 MUCtt FUN BJ~ND 9pm ~1 Special ~q FIREBALL ghot 9 t;il 1 KARA NUZBACK PHOTO REHOBOTH PAINTER ANITA PEGHINI.RABER, eft, and her gallery manager, Denise DelVitto, prepare for the Anita Peghini-Raber Gallery's grand opening cele- . Bratlon; Saturday, April 7.