February 6th, 2024 - 2:00 pm
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society in partnership with the Rehoboth Art League will present a very special screening of “Arden: Experimental Village.” This 1972 documentary chronicles the town of Arden, Delaware, which was founded in 1900 as a radical artists' enclave by sculptor Frank Stephens and architect William Lightfoot Price. Learn about this unique township in northern Delaware that, for more than 100 years, has fostered a creative community and enabled the work of self-taught painter Edward Loper, Jr., who makes an appearance in the film.
Edward Loper, Jr. (1934-2023), a native Delawarean, created a unique perspective in the Loper tradition. While some of his artistic journey happened in Arden, his career also took him to teaching at Wilmington High School and the West End Neighborhood House. He was accepted at the prestigious Barnes Foundation in Lower Merion, PA, studying there in 1977 and 1978. The Rehoboth Art League is hosting "To the Water's Edge and Back" through March 10, which chronicles Loper's maritime themes in his creative career, which spanned more than sixty years.
General Admission is $8. Customers are encouraged to purchase admission online at rehobothfilm.com. Purchase advance tickets online at rehobothfilm.com or at the Cinema Art Theater box office in Lewes, Wednesday-Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm.