Worth a Shot
If you enjoyed the feature of Kathleen Buckalew’s photography in the June issue, “The Face of Farming,” you can meet her Friday night at the Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery, when she opens a solo show. Though the magazine story focused on her efforts to document local farmers, Buckalew is a photographer of astonishing ability and breadth. She shoots water, still lifes and landscapes—often at Hagley Museum, where she works—with equal grace. Her images will take your breath away. The gallery is in the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French St., Wilmington. The reception is 5 p.m.-8 p.m. If you miss the reception, you can see Buckalew’s work until June 24. Or visit buckalewphotography.com.
Also, photo aficionados, if you’ve missed “Andy Warhol: Behind the Camera,” you have until Sunday to visit UD’s Old College Gallery. If you think of Warhol as the archetypal pop artist, this exhibition reveals him to also be a remarkable photographer. He left behind nearly 60,000 images when he died almost 25 years ago. They may not have broken new ground, but the 60 at UD are a window into his soul. Warhol’s association with Delaware is mainly through his friendship with painter Jamie Wyeth. Yet UD received 150 of Warhol’s photos through the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. “Behind the Camera” is the first public exhibit of the photos. See it while you can. For more, call 831-8037, or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Garden of Music
If you’d care for a little night music, enjoy the Hoppin’ John Orchestra of Philadelphia on Wednesday while you stroll the beautiful Goodstay Gardens during the peak of their spring beauty. The group will delight you with jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans brass jazz and early style rhythm ’n’ blues while you enjoy a drink and all the green loveliness. Jazzing Up Goodstay Gardens is 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. The garden is at 2600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Wilmington. Register at thedch.org.
An Evening of Opera
Enjoy opera’s greatest hits when Clear Space Theatre Company presents OperaDelaware’s “Opera Pops…And Sizzles!” June 7-8 at the Clear Space Theatre. Four OperaDelaware vocalists, accompanied by OperaDelaware music director Jeffrey Miller, will perform a series of arias, duets and ensemble numbers from such as “Carmen,” “La Boheme” and “The Merry Widow.” Performances start at 7 p.m. at the Clear Space Theatre, 20 Baltimore Ave. in Rehoboth Beach. Tickets are $15 to $25. But online at ClearSpaceTheatre.org, call 227-2270, or visit the box office.