Destination 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, November 4
For more than a 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, November 4 at Gallery 20, 20 East Main Street, Waynesboro. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-8059.
Thursday, November 5
Gallery 50 and 42 West ARTS Co-op are open 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Friday, November 6
Wine Down Friday activities and receptions are planned at Gallery 50 (50 W. Main St.), 42 West ARTS Co-Op (42 W. Main St.), and the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 S. Church St.) between 5:00 and 8:00 pm.
Singer-songwriter Brad Munn will bring his guitar and fiddle to Gallery 50 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. A member of the Lowdown Grasskickers and formerly with the Boro Boogie Pickers, Brad will perform a mix of bluegrass, country, classic rock, and original songs.
Saturday, November 7
Ed Beard will be demonstrating Wood Burning Techniques to create feathers and eagles at 42 West Arts Co-Op from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Ed Beard is an Educator/Artist and woodworker for 50 years. A graduate of St Johns College and the University of Florida, he has exhibited in art shows and galleries since 1966. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen – Cumberland Valley Chapter, the Lincoln Highway Heritage group and a member of Woodsmith’s advisory board. “I enjoy working with wood species native to Pennsylvania to create functional art showing the natural grain and finish of the wood.” Ed enjoys teaching kids and resides near Greencastle, PA with wife Pat – a handweaver.
Denny Bingaman will be demonstrating the technique of carving, burning and dyeing on a gourd Saturday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
Sunday, November 8
Galleries open 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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.
The 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.
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 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)
Gallery 20 East (20 East Main Street)
The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery (10 East Main Street)
The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 South Church Street).
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 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m (Gallery 50 and 42 West Arts Co-Op)
Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.