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CAPI, G FYiday, June S6 - July S, Ira8 - 67 M&amp;M Art Gallery aims to offer something for everyone in Dewey By Jen EUingsworth Hailing from Schuylkill Coun- ty, Pa., Mike Kadel and Mary Bul- lock have decided to share their artwork with the Cape Region with the opening of M&M Art Works in Dewey Beach. Although the mother-son team still commutes from Kaska, Pa., to operate their retail business, they said they consider the resort town the ideal place to showcase their art. "Up there [in Pennsylvania], artists don't do lots of business," said Mary. "We were looking for some place in a resort town to show our art. This store became available and here we are." Mike and Mary are skilled arti- sans who have been honing their talent for many years. Both teach classes back in Pennsylvania, the site of their painting studio, wood- shop, ceramic studio and ware- house. Mary said they invite everyone to come in and check out the vari- ous examples of their art at their new shop, which opened at the comer of Route 1 and McKinley Avenue on Memorial Day week- end. "If you can't find something in here to make you happy, I just don't know," she said, adding that they've received a positive re- sponse since their opening. "Variety" is a word that truly applies in this case. The shelves are filled with an array of artwork made from almost every material imaginable, mixed in with beach novelty items such as sunglasses and toys to keep the kids occu- pied. Most of the pieces are com- posed of natural materials, such as wood bark chips painted and adorned with tiny ceramic ani- mals, priced at $2.50, Mary said they are extremely popular with kids, intricate hand-carved sculp- tures made from stone; painted feathers and even mushrooms painted to resemble various wildlife. Many of the items at M&M Art Works are focused on wildlife, specifically endangered species. Mike and Mary donate a portion :ff thmr sales from these products ,o the National Wildlife Federa- tion Oil paintings, created by Mike, are also featured in the store. He also creates Civil War-inspired sketches using a coffee stain tech- nique that requires first pencil- sketching the picture, then brew- ing extra-strong coffee and either splattering or sponging the liquid onto the t)ainting before it has time .o dry, The effect is a nostalgic-looking piece of art reflective of the time period and extremely unique in nature. "We try to be a little bit differ- ent than everybody else," said IIOMIB The demand is high for fine homes. If you've been frustrated by your home not selling, or want to see what your home is worth in today's ever changing market, call Century 21 MANN & MOORE to speak with an experienced agent. Our office SELLS FAST FOR TOP DOLLAR. We guarantee our service in writing. "Don't wait, the buyers won't". VISIT US ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB AT: www.century21beach,com EMAIL - centurym@dmv.com 302-227-9477 * 800-255-8200 4343 HWY. One  [' Rehoboth Beach DE. 19971-1147 =,-,"...,..- It's Like Being on Vacation 365 Days a Year. A aamuitr of ingle family homes in a beautiful and serene setting only a few minutes from Rehoboth Beach and Lewes. The V'dlages of Old Landing offers you single-floor living at its best. Choose 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms from 6 stunning floor plans. The Villages of Old Landing is located on Old Landing Road between Highway One and Rehoboth Bay adjaceflt to the golf course. Four finished models open every day 10 a.m. to ' Angle ink)on p.oto Mike Kadel and Mary Bullock are owners of M & M Art Works in Dewey Beach. They plan to showcase their art in what they believe will be an ideal environment. Mike, who added that approxi- mately 80 percent of the merchan- dise at M&M Art Works is hand- made by either him or his mother. 34 Cripple Creek Run in creating the store, Mike and Cripple Creek Mary have literally left no stone unturned. SUPERIOR "What kid wouldn't want to take home a bug on a rock?" asked CUSTOM HOME Mary, holding up an insect-paint- Pond front estate on 1 1/2 ed pebble, acres. Secluded and wood- Other goods you'll find there in- ed. Red Cedar exterior, Pel- elude Dewey Beach-inspired art- work such as hand-painted towels la windows, 3 fireplaces & and mugs, painted antique saws many other custom lea- and floral arrangements, tures. $279,000. Adjoin- A sense of humor is also neces- sary when visiting the shop. Mary ing lot can also be pur- is quick to point out certain items, chased with combined including the $I "Toaster Tong," price for $315,000. an invention conceived by Mike to specifically avoid those pesky Your Host: Art Harris bagel and toast bums, and the af- fordable and adoptable "Homeless Pups," which curiously resemble socks M&M Art Works is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more information, call 226- 5306. Mike and Mary also nave their artwork on the Internet at <www.2pals.com>. Call (302) 227-7989 or 1-800-344-1814 outside of Sussex County OPEN HOUSE Saturday, June 27th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.