Schier’s Furniture Market Warehouse at 37 West Main St., Waynesboro, PA is being temporarily turned into an art gallery and will feature the show “Amalgam” from October 11 – October 19. “Amalgam” (which means a mixture or blend) is a group exhibition featuring new and diverse artwork by several emerging artists from the Franklin, Washington, and Frederick county areas.
The show will feature art in a variety of media, such as the paintings of Kelly Neibert, Liana Amend Mosior, Goodloe Byron, and Emily Gude, the photographs and collages of Kayleigh Montgomery and Zach Hess, ceramic work by Erin Delaney, and the mixed media sculptures and creations of Brandy Shilling and Kevin Good.
“Amalgam” will be open October 11 and 12, and October 17 – 19 during Destination ARTS! gallery hours. There will also be a reception on Saturday, October 18 starting at 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Show organizer Kelly Neibert notes that “Filling the 9,000 square foot Furniture Market Warehouse with art is a challenge which we are really looking forward to! This is going to be a very exciting collection of art from a group of talented young artists.”
Gallery hours will be:
Friday, 5 – 8 pm
Saturday, 12 – 6 pm
Sunday, 1 – 4 pm.
Kelly Neibert is a painter and Waynesboro native currently living in Frederick, MD. Her work primarily deals with the figure and is largely inspired by candid photographs. Her medium of choice is oil, but she also enjoys working in acrylics and mixed media. Kelly graduated from Messiah College in 2010 with a Bachelors Degree in Studio Art. Her long term goals include
obtaining an MFA in painting and becoming an art professor.
Kayleigh Montgomery lives and works in Frederick MD. She studied photography at the Corcoran College of Art and Design for 3 years, and has been using photography as a medium for about 13. She uses analog photography methods to collect and share images of the world around her. Her work explores themes of urban decay, loneliness, and evidence of humanity.
Zach Hess has an associate’s degree in graphic design. Photography is currently his jam, but he loves mixed-media collage, as well. He spends entirely too much time wondering what it must be like to be a wizard. He has hopes to learn to play the guitar, someday. He doesn’t know his own blood type. He is from Waynesboro, PA.
Emily Gude is a painter and photographer from Frederick, Maryland. She began her artist journey in NYC here she studied photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology. During her time there, she learned how to make beautiful images, network with great people and soak in inspiration. She now resides in her hometown where she continues to photograph, network, design, paint and create.
Goodloe Byron is an bookist, songist, singist, drawist, and paintist. He learned how to draw by making book covers and comics for such luminaries as Soft Skull Press, NYU Press, Black Mask and Doubleday. Much of his youthful energy was lost in a drawn out book adventure in which he left thousands of novels across the world. Since then he has made his home over top of a guitar shop in Frederick, MD.
Brandy (Delaney) Shilling is lifelong resident and high school graduate of Waynesboro. Her sculptural work intends to give the viewer a 3-dimensional experience with the piece and increase interaction with the subject matter. Her concentrated areas of interest include photography, sculpture and ceramics.
Erin Delany began her journey with ceramics in 2007 while obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Art Education at Shippensburg University. In 2009, she joined the Mont Alto Pottery Guild/Nicodemus Center. She primarily works in her home studio and the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro, PA. She enjoys making a variety of functional and non-functional pieces ranging in size. Currently, she is using stoneware and porcelain clays and firing in the mid-high range with an electric kiln. Her current focus is throwing stacked forms, miniature vases, and experimenting with glazing methods.