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1 76 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, December 3 - December 9, 1999 Rehoboth Hometown Christmas The paintings of Francisca Verdoner Kan will be on display at the Peninsula Gallery in Lewes with a reception set for Sunday, Dec. 5. Above is an example of Kan's work, an oil ti- tled "Afternoon Ride." 'Familiar Places' opens at Pemnsula Gallery Dec. 5 For those who have ever looked at a painting, photograph or pic- ture in a book or magazine and said to themselves, "I think I've been there, but I can't quite place the scene," then the paintings of Francisca Verdoner Kan will cer- tainly ring a bell. Titled Familiar Places, Kan's colorful oil paint- ings, which show old store fronts, abandoned mills, deteriorating rail yards, gas stations and farm buildings, bring to the viewer the colors and shapes of a rapidly changing environment. She is fas- cinated by geometric shapes and the way they fit together, like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle in the manmade landscape of the urban and ex-urban scene. Kan's style is representational and she paints with bold, vigorous strokes, creat- ing strong solid shapes that are rich in color, lighting and most of all, character. Born in the Netherlands, Kan came to the United States in 1946 as a war refugee. She arrived in Maryland, where she now lives with her husband, via New York and Washington, D.C., where she earned her master of fine arts de- gree in painting from American University. She has taught at the Maryland College of Art and De- sign, the Barrie School and presently at Cecil Community College. She exhibits extensively in Maryland and Virginia and in New York. The artist, who works on location, said, "I enjoy the challenge of working outdoors, catching the light and finding the essentials, not to mention avoid- ing poison ivy and insects, and surviving the heat or cold, the wind and the advice of passers- by:' Familiar Places will run throughout the month of Decem- ber at the Peninsula Gallery in Lewes. A reception to meet the artist will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon- day through Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, Sunday. For more information, ca11645- 0551. Best upscale Italian Restaurant at the beach. Subscribe today via our website at: subscribe@ capegazette.com Parade set to kick off Dec. 11 The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company officers and mem- bers invite everyone to the 1999 Hometown Christmas Parade, slated for 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, along Rehoboth Avenue from State Road, around the Bandstand to the Rehoboth Fire Hall. The fire company, in coopera- tion with the Rehoboth Beach- Dewey Beach Chamber of Com- merce, is planning the best Christ- mas parade in recent memory. Everyone is encouraged to partici- pate - residents, guests, visitors and family home for the holidays are invited to enjoy the parade, the decorated islands, the Christmas tree at the Bandstand, and wel- come the arrival of Santa Claus himself. A Parade Christmas Party will be held at Rehoboth Beach Convention Hall immediately fol- lowing the parade. In the event of inclement weather canceling the parade, Santa's party will still get underway at 7 p.m., in the hall, featuring the awarding of parade winners and the offering of re- Matthew Barnes Local Recording Artist will be featuring his new album "the 99th Nocturne" Monday, Dec 13th 7p.m.- 9p.m. Sydney's Blues & Jazz Restaurant 25 Christian St. Rehoboth Beach Come out and have dinner with Matt Barnes, Milky Moonstone and the crew involved in their new album. Pick up some autographed copies as a last minute Christmas Gift. Call 684-4848 for information. freshments, including hot choco- late. Children will have the op- portunity to express their Christ- mas wishes to Santa Claus and re- ceive a gift from him. Parade par- ticipation information requests may be left on the Rehoboth Beach Fire Company hotline at 227-8950, ext. 6. Parade entries may also be sent to the Hometown Christmas Parade, Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 878, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971, or fax it to 227-8599. The parade committee would also like to give thanks to everyone who has donated to help make this a successful event. Anyone wish- ing to donate may also contact the hotline. ..... Restaurant Sunday Seafood Buffet 4:30-7:00 $11.95 includes salad, bread & dessert. Monday Chef's Specials 250/0 Off choose from 3 or 4 delicious creations. Salad & bread included. Tuesday & Thursday Veal Night 25% Off Selected Veal Entr6es (salad & bread included). Wednesday Mixed EntreBuffet 4:30-7:00 $9.95 includes salad, bread & dessert Friday Roast Pork Night Our Famous Roast Pork Chop with wild mushrooms ravioli $I 1.20 Salad & bread included - DON'T FORGET OUR AWARD WINNING BAKERY It's not too early to order your holiday desserts! 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