WAYNESBORO, PA, SHOWS WORLDCLASS ART IN 7 GALLERIES AT DESTINATION ARTS!
Art is on display and available for purchase weekends through October 27. Art makes a great holiday gift!
David Buckley Good and Brad Clever’s work is being shown at the gallery at 50 West Main Street.
By Allison Schuchart
Painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso is quoted as saying “the purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
In downtown Waynesboro, the works of nationally-acclaimed artists are on display as part of Destination ARTS! and have been drawing visitors weekly from Harrisburg to the Washington, D.C., metro region to do to just that. More than 1,000 pieces of art are on display and for sale, representing over 100 artists. To date, sales have totaled over $20,000. The show in its current form will end on October 27.
Small town, big city art
One of the esteemed artists showcased is Baltimore, Md., resident David Buckley Good, whose work has graced the cover of American Artist Magazine and been featured in a number of well-known, highly-respected American galleries.
Good began his artistic path as a surrealist painter before gradually moving into the realm of traditional realism. The subjects of his works range from European and American architectural landscapes to still life and the figure.
“David Buckley Good is a master landscape painter of the finest quality,” said Marjorie Tressler, Lead Curator of Destination ARTS! “His still life paintings are full of wonderful juicy, liquid-looking color; his brushstrokes very thoughtfully applied using his great technical ability. His paintings look finished and beautiful from the very first brush stroke, an ability very few artists have. Studying with him was one of the most important influences of my later painting career.”
Good’s work is represented in public and private collections in the United States and Europe. In 2001, he was invited by Les Amis de la Grande Vigne to paint the medieval city of Dinan, France, during a one-month stay as the city’s artist in residence. His time in Dinan was featured in American Artist Magazine. In addition to creating his own work as an artist, Good teaches painting and drawing at Schuler School of Fine Art and the Mitchell School of Fine Arts.
A native of Ohio, Good graduated in 1975 from Bowling Green University and in 1998 from the Schuler School of Fine Arts. In 1977, he received a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation to study at the Art Students League of New York.
Also of note is Chambersburg resident Brad Clever, who is best known for his paintings centered on the theme of wine.
Clever has been painting still life themes for over 25 years and gained national recognition in galleries spanning the country. From the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Md., to galleries and exhibitions in New York City, Washington, D.C., South Carolina, Florida, California, Illinois and Ohio, Clever’s work has touched diverse populations since the early 1980s.
He has won several awards for his work, including the 2013 Best of Show at the Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. In addition, Clever’s work has been featured in American Artist magazine and The Artists Magazine.
“Brad Clever is one of the finest artists I have known. His still life paintings are beautiful, consistent in quality, with strong compositions, precision in detail and use of color. I never tire of viewing his paintings and always find one detail I did not see before,” Tressler explained.
Clever received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Virginia Commonwealth University, majoring in communication arts and graphic design. Prior to retiring in 2001 from The Beistle Company, a maker of seasonal paper decorations in Shippensburg, Pa., he was the company’s art director for 32 years.
Destinatn ARTS! is a curated art show that runs through the end of October from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. In addition to the art displayed, the event also features live music performances, art demonstrations, children’s programs, a scavenger hunt, and living art. For more information visit: www.artsalliancegw.org