Gallery One show reflects on ‘The Way We Were’

Date Published: 
January 5, 2018

Gallery One in Ocean View announced this week that the theme for its January show, Jan. 12 through Feb. 27, is “The Way We Were,” with the idea that painting “the way we were” can be a memory for the artist and viewer or a pictorial place holder for history.

Coastal Point • Submitted: Dale Sheldon’s acrylic painting, ‘The Old Crab Shed,’ will be just one of the featured artworks available during Gallery One’s January show, ‘The Way We Were.’Coastal Point • Submitted: Dale Sheldon’s acrylic painting, ‘The Old Crab Shed,’ will be just one of the featured artworks available during Gallery One’s January show, ‘The Way We Were.’Laura Hickman’s charcoal drawing visits Bethany Beach in the early 1900s. “The Loop Canal, Bethany” was painted from an old photograph depicting the Loop Canal in Bethany Beach. The canal made it possible for visitors to get from the train in Rehoboth Beach to Bethany Beach via the Indian River, aboard the boat the Allie May.

Dale Sheldon once again visits Tangier Island in her acrylic “The Old Crab Shanty.” The first people to settle Tangier Island, in the late 1700s, were farmers. The abandoned crab shanty tells a story about the islanders’ transition from farmers to watermen harvesting crabs and oysters from the Chesapeake Bay.

Jeanne Mueller painted “The Old Shed,” an oil, depicting a structure located on the Gallery One property. The listing shed was part of a local farm. It is now a photo-op for many visitors.

Joyce Condry looked to her own past in her acrylic painting “Big Fish Story.”

“When I was young, my world was very small, and everything in it seemed oversized. I remember thinking that my father was so tall, until I grew taller than he, and my grandmother’s old farm house seemed huge until my family moved into a larger house. Back then, I probably thought this fish I caught would feed a family of five!”

The love of the Delaware landscape is a subject that Lesley McCaskill often paints.

“Over the years I have visited this point many times. In the summer, this spot is quite popular for sightseeing, boating and swimming. ‘Roaming the Dunes,’ an acrylic, shows my favorite time, the off-season, when the area is quiet and deer roam the dunes. My mind dreams how this area looked in the past.”

Eileen Olson’s acrylic and watercolor ink “Looking Back” depicts flowers “that can trigger memories of special occasions in our lives. I am hoping that using an abstract approach offers the viewer a sense of remembering, discovery and celebration.”

In addition to “The Way We Were,” the gallery’s Artisan Room features textiles, hand-blown glass, pottery, glass jewelry and wood pieces by local artists. Gallery One is open six days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., now closed on Wednesdays, and is always staffed by one of the artists. For more information, visit Gallery One’s website at www.GalleryOneDe.com, call (302) 537-5055 or visit the gallery at 32 Atlantic Avenue (Route 26) Ocean View.