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CAPE CzAZETTE, Frlday, May 2 - May 8, 2003 - 99 May exhibit at Peninsula to feature Rodger, Martin.Rodger Tided Saints, Symbols and Sea- sons: The Art of the Unusual, this exhibit which opens May'3 to co- incide with the LewesArt Loop, features the work of husbandand wife team Fred and Gina Rodger. Both artists prefer to work in a se- ries and in this exhibit there will be there. Fred Rodger has pro- duced two bodies of work; the fn'st is tided Altarpieces and is in- spired by late Gothic and early Renaissance art, but presented in his own inimitable and'whimsical way. The second is called Alex Yoder's Garage and is a study of rural outbuildings near his Penn- sylvania home. Regina Martin-Rodger has called her series Four Seasons. It shows a lone tree which stands atop a hillside at the back of her home, painted at various times during the year. Of the tree she says, "For many years I've watched this trec gro w through the changes of the seasons, offer- ing refuge and shade to birds, horses and cows. I've watched this tree grow and yet hold its es- sential form. I've sen it emerge from a morning mist and bask in an evening sunset'. At times it seemed to belthe connecting force between earth and sky." Bothcame to art relatively late in.life. Fred grew up in Lititz, Pa., graduating from West Chester University with a bachelor's de- gree in biology, going on to teach for a num - of years. It was not until the death of his good friend, artist David Bruin- bach, that he decided to change his career. He enrolle.d at Millersville University in 1992 as an art student After graduating, he continued to teach art at Larn- peter Strasburg High School, al- though he is currently considering retirement in order to paint full time. Regina also studied at Millersville, graduating in 1996. She now spends as much time as possible exploring the creative proce. 'l'his whimsical and llycol- orful exhibit is a must for collec- tors of more unusual works of art, but that is not to say it won't also appeal to the more conservative client," said gallery owner Tony BoYd-Heron. "We are very excited to be showing this most interesting body of work." The entire show can be pre- viewed on the internet at www.peninsula-gallery.com. A re- ception to meet the artists will be held from 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 3, during the Lewes Art Loop. The gallery is located just across the canal on 'Savannah Road in Lewes on the first floor of the Beacon Motel. It is open sev- en days a week. For more information, call 645/ 0551. qCour Seasons #11  by Regina Martin-Rodger, is part of a series of paintings that will be on display during the Lewes Art Lbop at the Peninsula Gallery. Purnell Museum sets spring celebration May 4 Bringing in the May, a concert featuring historical music and dance, will be presented at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 4, at the Snow Hill Middle School auditorium. The concert is sponsored by the Julia A. Purnell Museum and features Piper's Fancy Recorder Ensemble, Open Gate Contra Dancers and other special guest artists. "Admission is $2 for adults and 50 cents for children. Tickets can be purc had at the door. For more information, call 410-632-0515. share-com "The creation of Man" by Fred Rodger, is one of the works which will be featuredat Peninsula Gallery during the Lewes Art Loop. The owners Of Eden would like to introduce...