Destination ARTS! activities continue in Waynesboro, PA, with live music every weekend and events and artist demonstrations scheduled at Gallery 50 and 42 West ARTS Co-op. The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro and the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery will also be open with art and pottery for sale and art classes available. All galleries are open Thursday – Sunday every week!
Fine artist Marjorie Tressler gets the weekend started early with a live painting demonstration at Gallery 50 on Thursday, February 6. Visitors will have the opportunity to watch Tressler in action between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
The Queen Bees will provide entertainment during “Wine Down Friday” at Gallery 50 on the evening of February 7th from 5 – 8 pm. Guests can enjoy light refreshments, wine and artwork while listening to the indie folk music performed by the duo of Nicola Sussman and Gabrielle Sanfilippo.
Music will also be in the air at 42 West ARTS Co-Op on Friday, as Tom McFarland plays folk songs and jazz rhythms from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wine and a few food items will be available.
Because February 8 is the “Second Saturday” of the month, another popular “Meet the Artists” event has been scheduled. And, this time, it’s a special “Valentine’s Double Feature.”
Marie and Maxine Beck, authors of “The Royers of Renfrew” trilogy, will be at Gallery 50 from 2-4 p.m., and Bill Hammann will discuss the delicate art of Swiss-German paper cutting known as Scherenschnitte. He’ll also have supplies available to help visitors create their own Valentine.
At the same time on Saturday – Lori Linthicum will be demonstrating original creative tile techniques at 42 West Co-Op while Donna Bingaman paints with oils.
Light refreshments, wine, and other beverages will be available on “Wine Down Fridays”. Other events are being scheduled and all events are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public. All galleries will have a wide variety of high quality art for sale, including paintings, sculpture, pottery, photographs, jewelry, fiber arts, musical instruments, furniture, and art note cards. For full details visit www.artsalliancegw.org
Special limited time offer at all galleries
– two prints by the late artist Phyllis Good of her paintings of the John Wallace Homestead and John Wallace Springhouse (John Wallace was the founder of Waynesboro)
– a $100 value – FREE with any purchase of $25 or more!
Thursday, February 6
1 – 4 pm – Painting Demonstration
– fine artist Marjorie Tressler
will demonstrate her techniques
at Gallery 50
Friday, February 7
“WINE DOWN FRIDAY!”
5 – 8 pm – Wine Down Friday with “The Queen Bees”
– Nicola Sussman,
– Gabrielle Sanfilippo.
– INDIE FOLK Music
– Gallery 50
5 – 8 pm – Tom McFarland
– Folk Songs & Jazz Rhythms
– 42 West ARTS Co-Op.
Saturday, February 8
Valentine’s Double Feature @ Gallery 50
– 2 – 4 pm – MEET THE AUTHORS –
– Marie & Maxine Beck
Authors of “The Renfrew Trilogy
Meet, Greet, Discussion & Book Signing
– Gallery 50
Maxine Beck is a retired Waynesboro Area Senior High School English teacher and author, and her sister-in-law, Marie, is a freelance writer and editor. The two collaborated on the three works of fiction, which were published in conjunction with the 200th anniversary of the Royer home, now the Renfrew Museum and Park. The series features fictionalized stories from 1812-1822 about the 12-member Royer family at work on the industrial farmstead east of Waynesboro, then called Waynesburg.
– 2 – 4 pm – Bill Hammann
will discuss the delicate art of Swiss-German
paper cutting known as Scherenschnitte.
He will have supplies available to help visitors create their own Valentine.
– Gallery 50
Reverend Hammann grew up in Boiling Springs, PA and graduated from Shippensburg University and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He served 24 years as a US Army Chaplain. Rev. Hammann recently retired as the pastor of Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church in Blue Ridge Summit, where he resides with his wife, Lucy. He learned how to create scissor cuts through books at the Ephrata cloister, and uses an X-Acto knife, which allows extremely intricate cuts.
As a member of the Guild of American Papercutters, Rev. Hammann continues a tradition from the 16th century, when women used scissors and men used knives to create intricate artwork. German and Swiss immigrants decorated their homes and created wedding and baptismal certificates using the cuttings. Liebes Briefen (love letters) created this way eventually melded with the English Valentine. Silhouette portraits were another popular form of Scherenschnitte before the camera was invented.
Valentine’s Double Feature @ Gallery 42
– 2-4 pm – Lori Lithicum
Demonstrating her original
creative tile techniques.
– 42 West Co-Op
2 – 4 pm – Donna Bingaman
will demonstrate oil painting techniques.
– 42 West ARTS Co-Op
- Gallery 50, 50 West Main St.
- 42 West ARTS, 42 West Main St
- Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro, 13 South Church St.
- Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 10 East Main St.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Thursdays, 1 – 4 pm
Fridays, 5 – 8 pm
Saturdays, 12 – 6 pm
Sundays, 1 – 4 pm
The Waynesboro galleries feature oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, fiber arts, sculpture, art photographs, fine art furniture, hand-crafted musical instruments, note cards, prints, and much more. Shop local and support the arts!