Destination ARTS! activities continue in Waynesboro, PA with art exhibits, special events, and live music scheduled at Gallery 50, Gallery 20 East, 42 West ARTS Co-Op, the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro, the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery , and outside in Waynesboro’s Center Square. All performances and events are free unless otherwise indicated.
Children are invited to participate in a Destination ARTS! Scavenger Hunt! As “Destination ARTS! Detectives,” they will solve clues relating to the works of art on display. Prizes will be awarded upon completion of the scavenger hunt, which will take them to five galleries clustered within two blocks. Successful detectives will also be eligible to win one of several grand prizes to be drawn on October 4.
Wednesday, September 30
For the past year, one special facet of Destination Arts has been the Writers Forum, which meets at Gallery 20 East on Waynesboro’s Main Street the first Wednesday of each month from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Writers, poets and story-tellers of the region take turns reading something they’ve written to share with others. The Forum has featured members who speak on the many forms of poetry, how to find a publisher, the importance of having your work edited carefully before submitting it, as well as how to go about self-publishing your works. Anyone interested in writing is welcome to join the group to share memoirs, lyrical poetry, travels, anecdotes, children’s stories, fiction or non-fiction as well as “tall tales” and works in progress. Director of the group is Jerry Kowallis, and the public is invited to join the Writers Forum on Wednesday, October 7th at Gallery 20, 20 East Main Street, Waynesboro. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-8059.
Thursday, October 1
Marjorie Tressler, Gallery 50 volunteer curator/director, will continue her demonstration of painting a landscape in oil Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Marjorie studied eight years with master landscape artist David Buckley Good at the Schuler School of Fine Arts, as well as with Ron Riddick of Tucson AZ, Denise Burns of Catalina Island, CA, and Lester Jay Stone locally.
At 42 West Arts Co-op, Donna Bingaman will be demonstrating oil painting portraits of people and pets from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Donna is an impressionist, realist, and a blender of originality and tradition, winning many best of shows, and numerous other awards. She is a graduate of the Washington School of Art and has studied with several regionally and nationally known portrait and oil painting artists. Her portraits have been exhibited at the Cumberland Valley and the Valley Art Show held at the Hagerstown Fine Art Museum, as well as at a one-woman show of her portraits at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
Friday, October 2
Wine Down Friday activities and receptions are planned at Gallery 50 (50 W. Main St.), 42 West ARTS Co-Op (42 W. Main St.), Gallery 20 East (20 E. Main St.) and the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 S. Church St.) between 5:00 and 8:00 pm.
From 5:30-8:00 PM, Frank ’n’ Bob will be performing in Center Square. This duo of two acoustic guitarists from the Woodstock Era brings a unique spin to classic rock favorites.
Saturday, October 3
From 9:00 to 4:00 PM, Main Street Waynesboro will be celebrating Market Day activities, including outdoor entertainment, children’s activities, a Chili-Cook Off, and many craft and food vendors. The art galleries will be open during normal hours during this event. For more information about Market Day, see www.mainstreetwaynesboro.org.
The Contemporary School of the Arts will be hosting an art auction fundraiser with doors opening at 1:00 pm and bidding from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. There is no bidding fee required, and wine, cheese, and light refreshments will be provided. Artists are invited to donate pieces of their art to the auction, and can drop donations off at the Contemporary School at 10 East Main St. in Waynesboro.
Pat Beard will demonstrate spinning alpaca yarn from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at 42 West Arts Co-op. She began kitting at age 10 and has loved working with yarn and fabrics ever since. Pat has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from he University of Florida and is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the Cumberland Valley Craft Guild. By combining interesting colors with textures and a touch of shiny yarn, Pat weaves fabric on old-fashioned looms. Although a number of pieces are woven from the same warp threads, each piece is different. After the weaving, each panel is washed before sewing on old industrial machines. Traditional scarves and shawls are carefully hand finished. Pat does all her own weaving and sewing.
Sunday, October 4
Across the Pond, “The most booked Celtic band in Central PA”, will be performing in Center Square from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. The trio features Michael Morrison (guitar, mandolin, flute and vocals); Chuck Krepley (fiddle, guitar and vocals) and Dan Diviney(whistles, bodhrán and vocals). All members of the band are passionate about their traditional roots but say their music is also delivered with a modern edge, with a repertoire ranging from hauntingly slow are to high energy jigs and reels, love ballads and contemporary songs.
In addition to more than 800 pieces of art from some of the finest artists in the Mid-Atlantic states, Gallery 50 is currently featuring artists Katrina Hoopes and Donna Mitchell in a show called “2 Women, 2 Points of View”. Katrina Hoopes, an impressionist oil painter, uses bold strokes in both large and small formats. Donna Mitchell, a traditional realist, works in pastel using brilliant colors and interesting subjects in her compositions.
Gallery 20 East presents “Myths in Nature: Collage and Mixed Media by Julie Maynard”, 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Julie Maynard is a collage artist who began working with bits of magazines and catalogs on wood. Much of her current work is a form of painting with paper on two- or three-dimensional surfaces, often incorporating objects picked up along the Potomac River and city streets. Her work reflects on the impact our culture has on the environment and the impact that nature still has on us. Maynard is the editor and publisher of The Brunswick Citizen and The Middletown Valley Citizen. She lives near Burkittsville, MD.
The members of the 42 West Arts Co-Op will be hosting an opening reception of their new show “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.
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.
At the Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery stained glass artist George V. Grillo, will have his first solo exhibit from September 1 through October 1. There will be a reception and demonstration on September 12, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 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 features five galleries –
Gallery 50 (50 West Main Street)
Gallery 20 East (20 East Main Street)
42 West ARTS (42 West Main Street)
The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 South Church Street)
The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery (10 East Main Street)
Together, the galleries display oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, fiber arts, sculpture, photographs, furniture, prints and much more. They are open each week as follows:
Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00
Fridays from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, visit artsalliancegw.org.