Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sundance 25

September 2, 2012

This journal entry is a departure from Art and / or my art with the exception that it is also about Murray Archibald's design for Sundance.

Once again, Murray has hit the disco ball into a glittering land of light, music and dance. Nowhere does any of the literature promoting Sundance talk about the fact that Murray Archibald along with his partner, Steve Elkins and a small army of volunteers at Camp Rehoboth are responsible for creating the setting for the huge party celebrating another season of sunshine and fun at our beach. Of course, the title of “Camp Rehoboth” refers obliquely to the history of our community as a Christian based summer camp. And, that factoid refers to the values of the organizers, organization and volunteers at Camp Rehoboth. Nor does the literature delve much into the fact that the Camp Rehoboth organization is responsible for creating one of the most diverse and inclusive vacation communities in the USA. A vacation community that ranks 4th in LGBT population in the country. Having said that, I mustn’t forget that Rehoboth Beach itself is “the summer capital” of the United States, and that the Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach communities together represent the greatest family friendly beach resort on the mid-Atlantic seaboard. Now that I’ve finished the infomercial for Camp, and Rehoboth Beach, take a look at my cheesy video showing the Twenty-fifth Sundance.

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