Waynesboro artist Phyllis H. Good (1926-2000) was often seen on the streets of the town sketching or painting homes of residents. With so many commissions to fulfill, she seldom had time to paint her own subjects. Two of her major watercolor paintings were of the home of Waynesboro’s founder — the John Wallace Homestead and John Wallace Springhouse.
Through a generous bequest from the estate of Phyllis Good, a large number of art prints of these two paintings has been given to the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro (AAGW) which has revitalized downtown Waynesboro through its ambitious Destination ARTS! They felt the artist would be delighted to benefit this venture, which has brought visitors from 25 states and eight other countries to view the arts on Main Street.
But the initiative to transform Waynesboro into an arts destination is an ongoing effort. In November, two new galleries opened: 42 West ARTS at 42 West Main Street (a 17 member artist co-op), and Gallery 50, 50 West Main Street, joining the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro, 13 South Church Street as a core of new arts activity in the town. In December, the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery opened at 10 East Main Street.
Rather than sell these two Phyllis Good fine art prints, the AAGW plans to share them with visitors to any of the galleries. With a purchase of $25 or more, each visitor will receive a copy of both the John Wallace Homestead and the John Wallace Springhouse. These print are valued at $50 each!
All three galleries are open to the public on Thursdays 1 – 4 pm, Fridays 5 – 8 pm , Saturdays 12 – 6 pm, and Sundays 1 – 4 pm. Live music and a “wine down” with refreshments are offered free of charge every Friday night. Admission to the galleries and events is free.