“Destination ARTS!” activities continue in Waynesboro with special events and live music scheduled at Gallery 50, Gallery 20 East and 42 West ARTS Co-Op. The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro and The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery will also have art and pottery for sale and art classes available. All galleries are open each week from Thursday through Sunday.
Gallery Events for this week include:
“Wine Down Friday” receptions, featuring wine and light refreshments, are scheduled from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gallery 50, Gallery 20 East, 42 West ARTS Co-Op and The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro.
The trio known as Mountain Air can be heard during the reception at Gallery 20 East. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the blend of acoustic contemporary folk and pop country music created by Bobbi Smith (guitar and vocals), Lisa Donohoe (mandolin and vocals) and Bob Murphy (upright bass) as they view a variety of photographs, which hang in the section of the gallery known as “Through the Lens.”
The inspirational work of a group of artists from the area who call themselves the “Prometheans” is on display in the other half of Gallery 20 East.
Tim Gotwald (flute and alto flute) and Dan Dropkin (guitar) will be playing a selection of jazz standards down the road at Gallery 50. The two performers were last featured as part of Waynesboro’s first “Wine Walk” last month, and Friday, they will be entertaining audiences indoors among the art on Friday night.
All of the performances in the galleries are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.
All Week (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
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. The show, with work from Waynesboro-based artists such as Marjorie Tressler, Rodney Clark and Virginia Hair, will run through the middle of November.
Gallery 20 East
The “Through the Lens” photographers will be sharing the gallery with a group of serious-minded artists known as the “Prometheans.” Composed of regional artists such as Tressler, Liz Hurley, Eliane Ambrose and Donna Mason, the “Prometheans” say their purpose is to motivate, inspire and share ideas with anyone who views what they’ve created.
42 West Arts Co-Op
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.
Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro
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 [email protected] or visit the web site.
Tuesday, November 4th and Thursday, November 20th – Make and decorate 4 Christmas Ornaments. Both Heather and Trudy will facilitate. Note: These two sessions will accommodate a larger number of participants at each session. That’s a treat!!
Each workshop provides 2 hours of hands on step by step instructions where you will learn how to make the piece dedicated to that particular workshop. The workshop includes all materials, glazes and firings. Minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8. BYOB and BYOS (Bring your own snacks) Workshops are only $30.00 pp.
Register : www.nicodemuscenterforceramicstudies.fullslate.com
Private Group Workshops: In addition to the scheduled Corks and Clay sessions the Ceramic Arts Center offers private Corks and Clay sessions for groups of 6-8 people. Great for team building, parties and anyone who wants to enjoy a fun time to play in the mud with us.
*******Contact James Smith at [email protected]
Adult Pottery classes
Look for the 2015 Schedule on www.nicodemuscenterforceramicstudies.fullslate.com
Children’s Pottery classes
Crazy about Turkeys – November 15, 1:00 – 3:00
Students will create a festive turkey. Younger students will have the advantage of using a familiar tactic to create their turkey while older kids are more challenged as they create a small turkey candy dish. This will be done using various methods such as slab rolling along with making small pinch pots. Feathers and other details can be added for great details to your child’s turkey. 25.00 per child
Christmas Ornaments December 13, 1:00 – 3:00
Student will create Christmas Ornaments from clay using a slab technique and using colorful under glazes to paint their creations. 25.00 per child
For additional information and to register: www.nicodemuscenterforceramicstudies.fullslate.com
Adults: Personalized instruction on the wheel and hand building techniques. All materials, glazes and firings. Bring your beverage of choice and snacks. 3 hour. Minimum of 4.
Children: Under the watchful eye of our children’s instructor the student will create a project chosen between the client and instructor. All materials, glazes and firings included. 2 hours. Minimum of 6. For more information contact James Smith at [email protected].
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 Octoberber, the work of stained glass artist Leon Adler will be on display at The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery.
Coming November 1st, a new show featuring the works of young, international art student, David Alexandru of Romania. This exhibit is being held in conjuction with iArt Association, an international arts promotion group.
“Destination ARTS!” currently 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)
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.