“Destination ARTS!” Summer 2014 – Week 5
Thursday, July 24 – Sunday, July 27
“Destination ARTS!” activities continue in downtown Waynesboro this weekend. Six galleries will be open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
1:00 PM – Gallery 50 – Marjorie Tressler does an oil painting demonstration.
Friday, July 25
5:00 PM – Music On the Square – Friday night’s music on Center Square will be provided by The Lowdown Grasskickers. Formed as an off-shoot of The Boro Boogie Pickers in 2013, the bluegrass band features the familiar sounds of “Destination ARTS!” favorites, Jon Ingels (mandolin, guitar, dobro) and Brad Munn (guitar and fiddle), as well as Kevin Coldsmith (bass) and Rob Kullman (banjo). In addition to bluegrass, the band also crosses into country, rock, folk and blues music, with extended jams and improvisation when the mood strikes. The strings will start being strummed at 5:00.
5:30 – 7:30 PM – Gallery 20 East – Jessica Harney will add her musical touch to the opening of the new art show in Gallery 20 East with light jazz and pop vocals.
7:00 – 10:00 PM – Olde Tyme Jam, 118 Walnut Street
Saturday, July 26 – A unique line-up of entertainment is on tap.
On the Square
12:00 – 3:00 PM – On the Square – A group of Korean performers are set to entertain an audience on Center Square from noon until 3:00 p.m. Specializing in a percussion-style music known as Samulnori, the group uses four instruments (Puk, Janngu, Jing and K’Kwaenggwari) to represent an element of nature. Celebratory dancing will be a part of the show as well.
Courtesy of Sapporo Restaurant.
4:00 – 6:00 PM – On the Square – Anyone visiting the square is in for “A Magical Experience.” After making their first “Destination ARTS!” appearance last September, David Wayne and Miss Penelope return to downtown Waynesboro to perform a two-hour magic show. A magician for the past 18 years, David has taken his talents to New York City, Orlando and Washington, D.C. Miss Penelope (Judy Bowers) was a teacher in the Waynesboro Area School District before retiring. In addition to assisting with the magic show, she will be making balloon animals for children.
2:00 – 4:00 PM – photographer Andy Smetzer demonstrating the creation of his “Alien Island” picture between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 at 42 West ARTS Co-Op. Smetzer says his secret was blending and layering a variety of images to create a final, mysterious destination.
“When out shooting, I will often photograph random objects like rocks, tree stumps and clouds, which are kept in a library of images to use on future projects. I particularly like stormy, moody landscapes, and I try to capture that feeling in those shots.”
1:00 – 3:00 – Denny Bingaman is back at 42 West ARTS on Saturday. This week, he’ll be unmolding and finishing a cold cast bronze piece. Bingaman’s clay works from the first week were used to render rubber molds for cold casting bronze, copper and other materials. After the casting is applied, the artist applies a patina before finishing everything off with wax and steel wool.
Sunday, July 27
1:00 PM – Back by popular demand, the Green Blues Band will round out the weekend of music with a Sunday afternoon performance. The makeshift ensemble was first heard on Center Square two weeks ago when tuba player Zach Grass was joined by Eric Wengert (ukulele), Austin Beaufort (trombone) and Ethan Mankins (drums) to create a sound that won’t soon be forgotten.
Monday, July 28
If you would like to set up a private “Uncorked Inspiration” session for your group of 8-10 friends, please contact Marjorie Tressler at the number/email address shown below. Have a fun evening with friends while creating your personal masterpiece and sharing some wine and refreshments.
The cost is $40 per student with all checks written to the AAGW and mailed to:
32 West Main Street
Waynesboro, PA 17268
For more information please contact Marjorie Tressler via telephone at 717-762-6791 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, July 29
Antietam Historical Association & Antietam Restoration School
This program is a part of lecture series to develop a public awareness of historic restoration ideas, techniques and benefits. It fits well with a revived interest for establishment of an Historic District in Waynesboro and restoration of notable historic structures.
The 2014 version of “Destination ARTS!” features six galleries –
Gallery 50 (50 West Main Street)
Gallery 20 East (20 East Main Street)
42 West ARTS (42 West Main Street)
The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery (10 East Main Street)
The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 South Church Street)
“Through the Lens” – Gallery 74 West (74 West Main Street).
Together, the galleries feature oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, fiber arts, sculpture, photographs, furniture, prints and much more. They are open each week as follows:
Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Fridays from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, visit artsalliancegw.org.