Connecting our Community Through the Arts

“Destination ARTS!” Gallery Events For This Week!

Destination ARTS! Performances and Events for December  2 – December 6, 2015

Destination Arts Poster SmallDestination ARTS! activities continue in Waynesboro, PA with art exhibits, special events, and live music scheduled at Gallery 50,  42 West ARTS Co-Op, the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro, and the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery.  All performances and events are free unless otherwise indicated.

Wednesday, December 2


The Writers Group – a part of the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro, will hold its monthly meeting at Gallery 20 East,  20 Main Street, Waynesboro, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The theme for the December meeting will be “The Gifts That Keep on Giving” . After the initial ’round and round’ as members read  their contributions, they will then read any subject they’re currently working on – be it prose, poetry, memoirs or story-telling. Interested writers are invited to join the group. . Inquiries may be directed to Jerry Kowallis at 352-8059 or email:

Thursday, December 3

DonnaandCrystalDonna Bingaman will be demonstrating painting a portrait in oil at 42 West ARTS from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  A native of Waynesboro, PA, she is an impressionist, realist, and a blender of originality and tradition, winning many best of shows and numerous other awards for her portraits and other subjects from flowers to genre, including sculptures in bronze.  As a child Donna was fascinated by faces and started sketching from life at an early age.  At the age of 16 she started to paint pastel portraits of her neighbors and family.  For many years she painted pastel portraits by commissions.  She discovered oil paint and it has been her favorite medium for portraits & commissions ever since.  Donna is a graduate of the Washington School of Art and has studied with several regionally and nationally artists.  She enjoys painting people and strives to capture the unique personality of each.  Donna’s portraits have been exhibited at the Cumberland Valley and the Valley Art Show held at the Hagerstown Fine Art Museum, and she has been selected to have a one-woman show of her portraits at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

Gallery 50 and 42 West ARTS Co-op are open from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Gallery 50 42WestARTSW

Friday, December 4

Friday, November 27 – A Special, Multi-Event Wine Down Friday – Do It All!!

Wine Down Friday
activities and receptions are planned at Gallery 50 (50 W. Main St.), 42 West ARTS Co-Op (42 W. Main St.), Through the Lens & Beyond (38 W. Main St.) and the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 S. Church St.) between 5:00 and 8:00 pm.

Through the Lens & BeyondGrand Opening Reception for Through the Lens & Beyond, a new gallery at 38 West Main Street featuring fine art photography, illustrations, oil and watercolor paintings, and 2-dimensional art.  Custom framing, classes, and seminars plus a “Day Rental” photography studio will also be featured.  There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 pm, and then the celebration will continue until 8:00 pm.  Stop by and welcome them to downtown Waynesboro!

42 West ARTS Co-op
proudly celebrates their Two Year anniversary from 4:30 – 8:30 pm with wine, refreshments, door prizes,  and music by “Earthsong Ensemble”.   Located at 42 W. Main St., the gallery has over 1000 pieces of fine art, and crafts to choose from.  The gallery also offers workshops, art classes by Donna Bingaman, and free demonstrations.

Ken Jankura and Joe Dennison
Ken Jankura
(vocals and upright bass) and Joe Dennison (guitar) will play jazz standards in Gallery 50 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.  The group is well known throughout the region and have been playing contemporary jazz, blues, and other genres for more than 20 years.

MyChildIsAngryDrDavidRLeamanAlso at Gallery 50, 5:00 to 8:00 pm, there will be a publication party for My Child Is Angry…And So Am I, a new book by psychologist David R. Leaman.  What makes you angry? Do you recognize the roots and triggers of your anger? How do you act when you’re angry? You can learn to express anger effectively and even use it to build positive relationships.  This book first guides adults through personal reflection activities to help them recognize their own unresolved conflicts before addressing the anger issues their children are experiencing, and  then offers simple, kid-friendly exercises—specific to common, everyday problems—that parents, teachers, and therapists can use to help children understand how to express anger in healthy, positive ways.  Grounded in cognitive-behavior psychology and enhanced with spiritual wisdom, this easy-to-use book illustrates practical ways to channel anger into constructive action no matter what challenges you or your child face.

Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro cover photo

The Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies will hold their 12th annual holiday pottery sale on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm in the center’s Mont Alto pottery studio, room 008, General Studies building on the Penn State Mont Alto campus.  The sale will include a variety of wheel-thrown, slab, and hand-built stoneware.  Most items range in price from $10 to $30.

Saturday, December 5

Art Demonstration Saturday!

 Deborah Woods42 West ARTS will introduce a new artist, Deborah Woods, who will demonstrate stuffing and sewing dolls and sculpting the faces from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  Creator of Boggy Hollow Prims, Deborah was born and raised in the Greater Pittsburgh area, moving to Waynesboro in 2012. As a stay at home mother of four, she developed a taste for creating whimsical items after a visit to Ligonier, PA where she fell in love with a primitive doll.  Her many crafting endeavors include basket weaving, needlepoint and quilting. She is completely self-taught and enjoys trying new styles and techniques to bring out the whimsy in each project. Deborah’s pieces have been featured at the Twin Lakes Arts and Heritage Festival, the Westmoreland County Fair and numerous other Western Pennsylvania venues. Many of her pieces have placed during juried events.  Boggy Hollow Prims is a collection of primitive and folk art pieces with a touch of whimsy. All are handmade and grunged to give it that old battered look. Every pieces is individually crafted (taking several days to create) with no two exactly the same.

Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro cover photoThe Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies will hold their 12th annual holiday pottery sale on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm in the center’s Mont Alto pottery studio, room 008, General Studies building on the Penn State Mont Alto campus.  The sale will include a variety of wheel-thrown, slab, and hand-built stoneware.  Most items range in price from $10 to $30.

Sunday, December 6

Galleries open 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ongoing Shows

42WestARTSWThe members of the 42 West Arts Co-Op is continuing to spotlight a new show called “Forever Flowers” from 12:00 to 6:00. This show includes Donna Bingaman oil painting,  Lori Linthicum creative pottery, Tom McFarland painting, Denny Bingaman photography, Rod & Karri Benedict pottery, Ed Beard wood burning, Hollis Mentzer nature printing, Andy Smetzer photographer, and Jennifer Caldwell silver jewelry.  Details at

The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro
  hosts pottery classes and workshops including an introduction to Pottery Class, a Teen Wheel Throwing Class, a monthly Children’s Class, and two hour Corks and Clay Workshops specializing in creating hand built projects.  The Ceramic Arts Center brings together area potters of all skill levels and ages with classes, pottery sales, and members have 24/7 access to the wheels and kiln.   Details about upcoming classes and special events at


At the  Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery stained glass artist George V. Grillo is having his first solo exhibit. The Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery is located at 10 East Main Street.

Musical performances at Destination ARTS! are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Destination ARTS! currently includes:

Gallery 50 (50 West Main Street)
42 West ARTS (42 West Main Street)
The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery (10 East Main Street)
The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 South Church Street).
Through the Lens & Beyond (38 West Main Street)
Gallery 20 East (20 East Main Street) open selected weekends.

The galleries feature oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, sculptures, jewelry, photographs, furniture, and more. Most art is available for sale and  there is no charge for admission to the galleries.  This weekend, they will be open on:

Thursday – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  (42 West ARTS open 4:30 to 8:30 pm)
Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. (42 West ARTS open 10 am to 6 pm)
Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
42 West Co-Op is open extended hours for the holidays

For more information visit or call 717-655-2915.





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