Destination ARTS! in Waynesboro, PA continues October 11 – 13 with new musicians and entertainers, new art demonstrations, and “living art”! Musicians featured this weekend will be Marlin Barnes on marimba and percussion, jazz singer Kerensa Gray with pianist Beth Trez, classical pianist Daniel Lawson, and jazz from “Andrew Sussman & Friends” featuring the CVSM Jazz Quartet with Sussman (piano), Herm Hopple (bass), Sam Hepfer (drums), Tim Gotwald (flute and sax), and special guests singers Paula Hepfer, Tom McFarland, and Nicola Sussman. Marie and Maxine Beck will read and discuss their historical fiction trilogy “The Royers of Renfrew”. Lynda Beckwith will demonstrate the etching process, and Marjorie Tressler and Donna Bingaman will demonstrate painting techniques. “Desination ARTS! Detectives” will have another chance to participate in our children’s Scavenger Hunt, and the “Living Art” feature returns on Sunday, 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”.
Destination ARTS! features over 1,000 pieces of art for sale in seven art galleries and eight storefront windows within a two-block radius on Main Street in Waynesboro. Over 100 artists and artisans are represented, and the galleries feature paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, and fiber arts. To date, Destination ARTS! has sold over $20,000 worth of art, and been visited by people from 25 states and 8 countries!
As visitors walk down Main Street, they will encounter illustrious artists who are visiting from the past, including the Dutch master Vincent van Gogh and French Impressionist artists Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot, all recreated on mannequins by area artists. In addition, new artist demonstrations and musical performances are often added at the last minute.
The event is open every Friday 5–8 pm, Saturday 11 am– 6 pm, and Sunday 12 pm– 4 pm through October 27. All activities are open to the public and free of charge. More information is available at www.artsalliancegw.org or by emailing email@example.com.
The current schedule of events for the October 11 – 13 weekend is below. Note that new performers and artists are constantly being scheduled, so check our website or Facebook page for the latest information:
· 5 -8 pm – Marlin Barnes – MARIMBA & PERCUSSION – Center Square
Marlin Barne’s extensive experience includes performances with Maryland Lyric Opera, Cumberland Valley Chamber Players, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the Altoona Symphony, Shippensburg Festival Orchestra, Mercersburg Area Community Chorus Orchestra, Hagerstown Municipal Band, Musica Ritma (percussion ensemble), and Ritma-Cordia (a cello-marimba duo). His broad range of expertise includes solo marimba, symphonic percussion, Civil War drumming, musical shows, and percussion demonstrations.
· 6 – 9 pm – Tommy Lancaster (vocals and guitar) – Christine’s Cafe
· 7 – 10 pm – “Old Tyme Jam” – BLUEGRASS
– Beck & Benedict Hardware Music Theatre – 118 Walnut St.- $4
· 11 am – 3:00 pm – Marjorie Tressler – PAINTING DEMONSTRATION – 50 West Main St. (www.studioonefineart.com)
· 1 pm – Lynda Beckwith – ETCHING DEMONSTRATION – 2 East Main St
Mercersburg resident Lynda Beckwith first became interested in etching when she took a class in 1981 to just try it out. Between moving around a good bit and working full time she didn’t have a lot of time to pursue printmaking for several years but continued to draw and paint. She enjoyed printmaking so much that in 1994 she began working with dry point on Plexiglas plates using an old washer ringer for a press, which achieved reasonable results. When she began working with the Penn’s Woods Printmakers in 2004 she was able to hone her skills and learn new techniques under the guidance of Penn’s Woods mentor, Sue Frotscher, and from her fellow Penn’s Woods printmakers.
· 3 – 6 pm – Andrew Sussman & Friends– featuring the CVSM Jazz Quartet with Sussman (piano), Herm Hopple (bass), Sam Hepfer (drums), Tim Gotwald (flute and sax), and special guests Paula Hepfer (vocals), Tom McFarland (vocals and guitar), and Nicola Sussman (vocals) – Center Square (RAIN SITE: 22 West Main Street)
Andrew Sussman is a composer and pianist whose works have been performed and/or recorded by a wide range of jazz and cabaret singers, and whose musicals have been performed in NYC and locally.
· 1 – 3 pm – “Madame X” – Kay Yaukey brings John Singer Sargent’s portrait to life – LIVING ART – 2 East Main Street
· 1 – 4 pm – Authors Marie and Maxine Beck will read excerpts and answer questions about their historical fiction books set in Waynesboro, The Royers of Renfrew – A Family Tapestry, Volume 1, Threads of Change, Volume 2, and The Fabric of Life, Volume 3.
· 2 – 4 pm – Kerensa Gray (vocals) and
Beth Trez (piano)
– JAZZ – Center Square (www.kerensagray.com )
Kerensa Gray is winner of the 20th Annual Billie Holiday
· 2 – 4 pm – Daniel Lawson – CLASSICAL PIANO – 50 West Main
The Destination ARTS! 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 & More…” – Art by artists who grew up in the Waynesboro area plus 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, storefront art displays are presented in both existing businesses and other vacant buildings, including: 30 East Main St., 33 East Main St., 37 East Main St., 43 East Main St., 81 West Main St. (inside Christine’s Café), 96 West Main St., and 105 West Main St.