“Destination ARTS!” activities continue in Waynesboro 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 each week from Thursday through Sunday.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – This week, award-winning artist Marjorie Tressler gets the activities started with a painting demonstration inside Gallery 50 on Thursday afternoon. The alumnus of Baltimore’s Schuler School of Fine Arts specializes in portrait and genre paintings, as well as still-life and landscapes.
5:30 – 8:00 p.m. – The duo known as Ritma Cordia will provide the music for Gallery 50’s weekly “Wine Down Friday” event between the hours of 5:30 and 8:00 p.m. Marlin Barnes (marimba) and Jane Peatling (cello) received rave reviews after playing in the gallery during last month’s Waynesboro Wine Walk, and now, they’re preparing to bring their unique sounds back to Main Street. Wine and light refreshments will be served.
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Woodworker Ed Beard will be at the co-op on Saturday afternoon, teaching the art of wood burning. As part of this particular demonstration, Beard will burn a portrait of the American Bald Eagle into wood. A member of the Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Beard enjoys teaching and working with wood species native to the Keystone State.
This weekend marks the final opportunity to view the art show entitled, “Amalgam.” Featuring the work of nine emerging artists from Franklin, Frederick and Washington counties, the pop-up gallery opened inside of Schier’s Furniture Market Warehouse (37 West Main Street) last weekend.
Located at 50 West Main Street, the largest of the galleries, Gallery 50, is filled with hundreds of pieces of art in many media. A wide variety of new artwork is on display at Gallery 50 this weekend. Anyone visiting the gallery will have the opportunity to purchase colorful Bargello wool pillows created by Becky Dietrich, pen and ink drawings from Carrie Dietrich or Kay Ackerman’s latest bracelets. John Mullican’s two new oil paintings, “Wood Duck” and “House Wren,” can now be viewed at the gallery, as well as his most recent terracotta bust, “American Indian.”
Katrina Hoopes has continued to paint a more of her favorite dogs from the Antietam Humane Society, and 50% of her commission sales are donated to AHS.
A new installation, titled “Nature’s Bounty,” is now open in the east window of Gallery 50 this weekend. The show, with work from Waynesboro-based artists such as Marjorie Tressler, Rodney Clark and Virginia Hair, will run through the middle of November.
Located at 42 West Main Street, 42 West Co-Op is featuring two exhibits, one is a collection of Abstracts while the other is a grouping of miniatures. Each exhibit is a collection of works from numerous artists. The Co-Op has an extremely wide variety of pieces in a wide array of media, paintings, prints, collage, fabric art, photographs, wind chimes, ceramics, sculpure, and more.
Located at 13 South Church Street, The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro continues to be open to the public every weekend as one of the art galleries featured in Destination ARTS! A wide variety of beautiful pottery is available for sale on Thursdays 1 – 4 pm, Fridays 5 – 8 pm, Saturdays 12 pm – 6 pm, and Sundays 1 – 4 pm. For more information about the Center, classes, membership opportunities, and future plans, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site.
Just for Kids with Nickole Bricker
Witches Hats (Ages 5-16) Saturday, October 18th 1:00 – 3:00 $25
Students will create a witches hat from clay. This will be done using slab building techniques. Hats will be used as Halloween decorations. Creativity will be used to add decorations to the exposed clay areas. Stars, moon, belt buckle, and spiders can all be added for extra detail. Don’t get spooked this is just for fun! Click for registration details.
Corks and Clay Workshops for Adults
Create a Fall Oil Diffuser (Oct 14th from 6:00 – 8:00) and again (Oct 24th from 6:00 – 8:00) – $30.
Have fun and be creative with a group of friends at the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro, 13 South Church Street. During this 2 hour session you will create a Fall Oil Diffuser under the guidance of your instructor, Heather Forberger, who will assist you step by step. Each workshop includes all materials, glaze and firings. BYOB and BYOS (bring your own snacks). Click for registration details.
… And many more. For more details, listings and how to register, check their web site at http://brickman1975.wix.com/ceramicarts and class registration page at http://nicodemuscenterforceramicstudies.fullslate.com .
Located at 10 East Main Street, The Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery is an independently operated gallery and school. The CS&G is open during the Destination ARTS! hours with a display gallery of items for sale. They also offer art classes and after-school activities. Get more information by visiting at East Main Street or viewing the web site.
Throughout the month of September, the work of stained glass artist Leon Adler will be on display at The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery.
Gallery 50 (50 West Main Street)
Gallery 20 East (20 East Main Street) – Temporarily Closed this week.
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)
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.