“Destination ARTS!” Summer 2014
Week 6, Thursday, July 31 – Sunday, August 3
“Destination ARTS!” activities continue in downtown Waynesboro this weekend. Six galleries will be open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Tuesday, July 29
Renfrew Museum & Park
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.
Thursday, July 31
1:00 – 4:00 PM – Marjorie Tressler will be demonstrating oil painting techniques in Gallery 50 on Thursday afternoon.
All Week – The “Wild Things” art exhibit will remain on display in Gallery 20 East throughout the weekend.
Friday, August 1
5:00 PM – Music On the Square – Gettysburg’s Nick Andrew Staver will be providing the music in Center Square on Friday night. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Staver relocated to Central Pennsylvania from Philadelphia earlier this year. He describes each of his performances as “an intimate opportunity to capture a desired dose of rhythm and blues mixed into modern songwriting storylines.” The guitarist will step up to the microphone at 5:00 PM.
Music can also be heard in 42 West ARTS on Friday night as Patric Schlee’s flute and drums fill the air inside of the co-op during another “Wine Down Friday” event.
7:00 – 10:00 PM – Olde Tyme Jam, 118 Walnut Street
8:00 PM, Doors open at 7:00 PM – Smokin’ Gunnz, Pure Southern Rock. $10 advanced sales, $12 at the door. 21 and over with valid ID. Ballroom entrance 22 East Main Street
Saturday, August 2
3:00 – 6:00 PM – Thomas Roue takes his turn entertaining audiences on Center Square. Roue is based out of Gettysburg and can often be seen performing as the lead singer of Pale Barn Ghosts, whose music has been described as “haunting cemetery folk.” He believes his lyrics speak to the idea “that life, death and love are the only themes that really count.” His set is scheduled between the hours of 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.
42 West Artists Co-Op
1:00 – 3:00 PM – Tom Tholen will demonstrate “Painting the Portrait” in oil at 42 West Arts from 1:00 to 3:00 on Saturday afternoon. Tholen has been an active artist for more than 25 years, with combined experience in storyboard, layout and concept work. He loves to share his passion for art with others who are willing to take time to investigate and push their own level of skills. Tholen believes that “all of us are born with the ability to be artistic. Those who we see as artists pursue that skill and with determined practice become ‘artists.’”
Throughout August – The co-op will be displaying the work of “Cumberland Valley Craftsmen Guild Member of the Month,” Jennifer Berger. Berger designs, knits and felts all of her own artwork, including dolls, ornaments and other decorative items. She says her creations are whimsical interpretations of things that are real and imaginary.
9:00 PM – Torn
Sunday, August 3
3:00 PM – Jerry Kowallis, a longtime choral music director at the Waynesboro Area Senior High School, will be joined by his son, Tod, for a special one-hour concert on Sunday at the Presbyterian Church of Waynesboro on Main Street. The free show will feature arias and duets from the world of opera, rarely heard Spanish songs and a few Neapolitan numbers. The father and son duo will explore show tunes and musical theater during the second half of their performance. They’ll be accompanied on piano by Joan Boytim. Doors to the church will open at 2:30 p.m. before Jerry and Tod take the stage at 3:00.
On The Square
1:00 – 4:00 PM – The Green Blues Ban – Back again 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 three weeks ago. This week they perform as a trio with tuba player Zach Grass , Austin Beaufort (trombone) and Ethan Mankins (drums) creating a sound that won’t soon be forgotten.
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.