Connecting our Community Through the Arts

Destination ARTS! – 2nd GRAND OPENING – September 6, 7 & 8


Destination ARTS!   2nd Grand Opening Weekend

September 6, 7 & 8

NEW ART, NEW MUSIC, NEW CHILDREN’S EVENTS,
AND NOW — “LIVING ART

Read about Destination ARTS! in Recreation News – http://recreationnews.com/pdf/13/09/1/09-1-13/0610901131.pdf

Destination ARTS!, the 15 week long community effort to reshape a town through the arts, has reached the halfway point and is an unqualified success. The seven professionally curated art galleries in otherwise vacant downtown buildings along Waynesboro’s Main Street have breathed new life into our community in south central Pennsylvania.

There has been a constant flow of people downtown, both locals and visitors from Harrisburg, Lancaster, Washington, DC, and other areas, and art has been selling—to date, we have sold over $14,000 worth of art!

Friday, September 6 marks the “Second Opening” of the exhibits. Most of the art will be changed in all seven galleries and in eight storefront windows, and several exciting new “artistic adventures” are in the works for the weekend—Sept. 6, 7 and 8.

In all, there will be over 1,000 pieces of art on display and for sale within a two-block radius on Main Street.  More than 100 artists are represented. The exhibits feature paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, and fiber arts, all of which make great gift ideas for early holiday shopping.

A new “Living Art” feature launches on Saturday from 1– 2 pm, when celebrated local actress and costume designer Kay Yaukey will become the “Portrait of Madame X” as painted by John Singer Sargent in 1884. Several local artists will be actively “painting the living painting.” This is the first of several Living Art features to be added to subsequent weeks at Destination ARTS!

Also new this weekend, children are invited to participate in the debut of 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 scroll,” which is available in all seven galleries. Successful detectives will be eligible to win one of several grand prizes to be drawn on Sunday, October 27. Free children’s programs will continue to be an important part of Destination ARTS!, with something new and different every week.

Music for the weekend will include traditional Irish folk musician Kevin James, “G@g” (duo of Gillian Hollen and Garrett Smith performing standards), classical pianist Daniel Lawson, and jazz standards from a trio comprised of Andrew Sussman (keyboard), Herm Hopple (bass), and Tom McFarland (vocals and guitar).

OPEN HOURS: Friday 5–8 pm, Saturday 11 am– 6 pm, and Sunday 12 pm– 4 pm

Destination ARTS! Music & Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, September 6th

Children’s Activity:

Scavenger-collage

  • All Day in all seven galleries
    Destination ARTS! Scavenger Hunt – special scavenger scrolls available in each of the seven galleries!
    New this weekend, children are invited to participate in the debut of 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 scroll,” which is available in all seven galleries. Successful detectives will be eligible to win one of several grand prizes to be drawn on Sunday, October 27.

Music

Performers and times are subject to change.

  • 5 – 8 pm, Center Square
    G@g
    – BROADWAY & JAZZ STANDARDS/CONTEMPORARY
    GILLIAN HOLLEN (lead vocalist/keyboard) and
    GARRETT SMITH (synth pad/background vocals)
Gillian Hollen (shown here) and Garrett Smith perform as G@g.

Gillian Hollen (shown here) and Garrett Smith perform as G@g.

  • 5 – 8 pm, 50 West Main Street
    DANIEL LAWSON, CLASSICAL PIANIST
    Danny Lawson
    Daniel Lawson at the keyboard.
  • 6 – 9 pm,  Christine’s Cafe, 81 West Main Street
    TOMMY LANCASTER (vocals & guitar) – FOLK & BLUES
  • 7 – 10 pm,  Beck & Benedict Hardware Music Theatre – 118 Walnut Street
    “Old Tyme Jam” – BLUEGRASS
      – $4

Saturday, September 7th

Children’s Activity:

  • All Day in all seven galleries
    Destination ARTS! Scavenger Hunt – special scavenger scrolls available in each of the seven galleries!

Music:

Performers and times are subject to change.

  • 3 pm – 5pm, Center Square
    KEVIN JAMES, Traditional Irish Folk Music

    Kevin James

    Kevin James

  • 3 – 6 pm, 2 East Main Street
    JILL HUGHEY, Showtunes
  • 6 – 9 pm, Christine’s Cafe, 81 West Main Street
    Open Mic Night.

Special “LIVING ART” Event – NEW THIS WEEK!

  • 1 -2, pm, 37 East Main Street
    Local Actress & Costume Designer, KAY YAUKEY as “Madame X”
    Brings John Singer Sargent’s famous portrait to life.

    John Singer Sargent's Madame X

    John Singer Sargent’s Madame X

    Kay Yaukey

    Kay Yaukey

Artist Demonstrations:

  • 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 50 West Main Street
    Marjorie Tressler

               Marjorie Tressler
Marjorie Tressler
 will be painting and demonstrating her craft throughout the day at the gallery located at 50 West Main St.  –  ”Small Town Hosts Big City Art”.

Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm is Renfrew Park Heritage Day at Renfrew Park, 1010 East Main Street – $5.00 

Sunday, September 8th

Children’s Activity:

  • All Day in all seven galleries
    Destination ARTS! Scavenger Hunt – special scavenger scrolls available in each of the seven galleries!

Music:

Performers and times are subject to change.

  • 2 – 4 pm, Center Square
    JAZZ STANDARDS
    ANDREW SUSSMAN (keyboard)
    HERM HOPPLE (bass)
    TOM McFARLAND (vocals and guitar)
Andrew Sussman, Tom McFarland, Herm Hopple

Andrew Sussman, Tom McFarland, Herm Hopple

Artists from the Past:

As visitors walk down Main Street, they will encounter illustrious artists who are visiting from the past, including the Dutch master Vincent van Gogh, who you can see putting some final touches on his masterpiece, “Starry Night.”

VanGogh

Also, look out for French Impressionist artists Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot, all created by area artists.

Donna Bingaman and her recreation of Mary Cassatt

Artist Donna Bingaman brought Mary Cassatt to Waynesboro for Destination ARTS!

The Galleries:

More than 100 outstanding artists, some internationally known, are represented in Destination ARTS!   Robert Ecker, Beth De Louiselle, Hans Guerin, David Buckley Good, and Fritz Briggs, Charles H. Brown, Janet Siegman Salter, Brad Clever, Virginia Hair, Donna Bingaman, Claudice Giannini, David Jones, Becky Dietrich, Jeff Barnhart, John Neal Mullican, Pat Beard, and Michael McIntyre are among our notable participants. The exhibits feature paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, and fiber arts.

The gallery locations and themes are:

  • 50 West Main St.  –  “Small Town Hosts Big City Art”  – Paintings by our most prominent and metropolitan artists
  • 37 West Main St.  – Furniture Market Showroom –  “Homegrown Art  and More” – Art by artists who grew up in the Waynesboro area, and other special exhibits
  • 32 West Main St.  –  “A Taste of the Arts” – Sampling of Gallery Arts, note cards and prints, and all sales transactions
  • 30 West Main St. –   “Palette to Canvas” – Paintings of all genres
  • 22 West Main St.  –  “Through the Lens and Of the Earth” – Photography, digital arts, pottery and fiber arts
  • 2 East Main St. –  “Scenes, Shapes and Surprises” – Paintings, sculptures and the unexpected
  • 13 South Church St.  –  Special Features of the Ceramic Arts Center  – Diverse pottery and more in Waynesboro’s newest arts center

In addition, reinstalled storefront art displays will be presented in both existing businesses and other vacant buildings, including:

  • 24 East Main St.
  • 30 East Main St.
  • 33 East Main St.
  • 37 East Main St.
  • 43 East Main St.
  • 81 West Main St. (Inside Christine’s Cafe)
  • 96 West Main St.
  • 106 West Main St.

More activities are continually being scheduled!  Check the website often for updates, or follow the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro and Destination ARTS! on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.

Waynesboro is surrounded by beautiful countrys and parks, and there are many other activities and events to offer visitors. Renfrew Museum and Park and Renfrew Institute offer a wide variety of cultural events and environmental programs. There are great hiking opportunities along the Appalachian Trail, apple and peach orchards, excellent restaurants and award-winning chocolate shops. Pen Mar Park, once a tourist destination that drew as many as 20,000 visitors a day to the area, is still majestic and offers stunning views and dancing on Sundays. The Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro looks forward to sharing the natural beauty and talent of the area with all who attend Destination ARTS!

For more information about Destination ARTS! visit www.destinationarts.org or email artsalliancegw@gmail.com

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