“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.
Members of the community have a couple of chances to witness the creative process of painting this week. Marjorie Tressler returns to Gallery 50 at 1:00 on Thursday afternoon to lead a demonstration, and impressionist painter, Donna Bingaman, will be working with oil at 42 West ARTS Co-Op from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday.
“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.
In Gallery 20 East, 5:30 – 8 p.m., Jay “Mudcracker” Parks will play the blues. A 20 year veteran of the local music scene and beyond, “Mudcracker” delivers a mix of original music and eclectic covers.
The Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery
– First Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, December 6th.
Several activities are scheduled on Saturday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery. The celebration begins at noon, when storyteller Fanny Crawford shares “Stories of the Season” with visitors. She will be followed by a poetry reading with Art Page from 1:00 to 2:00.
Author Doina Moulin will arrive at The Contemporary School at 3:00 to sign copies of her book, Cupcakes & Cologne.
Rounding out the afternoon of festivities will be the unveiling of a new exhibit from David Heatwole, titled Points of Perception.
The career of David Frederick Heatwole as an artist may have begun 238 years ago when his ancestors arrived in the Shenandoah Valley from Germany. The immigrant Heatwoles were craftsmen and storytellers, and today at the age of 42, as an 11th generation artist, David Heatwole lives and works in the shadows of Washington D.C. His father, a renowned sculptor of science fiction and fantasy folk lore, fostered Heatwole’s artistic pursuits, and his mother’s carefree humor encouraged him to continually peruse the purity of discovery. This show runs through January 15.
42 West Arts Co-Op
The husband and wife team of Ed and Pat Beard will offer a pair of demonstrations at 42 West ARTS between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Ed is set to explain the art of wood burning feathers and animals while Pat can be seen weaving on the loom. The Beards enjoy teaching and live in Greencastle.
Gallery 20 East
For the third and final time in 2014, David Wayne and Miss Penelope will make their way to Main Street on Sunday afternoon, providing “A Magical Experience” for audiences inside Gallery 20 East from 2:00 to 4:00. Performing since 1996, David serves as the National President Elect for The Society of American Magicians. Miss Penelope will be making balloon animals for children.
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. Throughout the weekend, recently opened art shows will be on display inside Gallery 50, including “Winter White” in the east window, “A Study of the Figure” in the west window and the work of faculty members from Baltimore’s Schuler School of Fine Arts in the main gallery. This artwork of internationally known artists such as Hans and Andrew Guerin can still be seen at Gallery 50. Hans and his wife, Beth, have recently been selected to the Oil Painters of America Salon. Gift wrapping will be offered at the gallery as part of a special “Grin and Beer It” event on the evening of Friday, December 19.
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 oil paintings, “Wood Duck” and “House Wren,” can now be viewed at the gallery, as well as his most recent terracotta bust, “American Indian.” Definitely stop and see the Teddy Bears made of wood.
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.
The “Through the Lens” photographers now share this gallery with a group of serious-minded artists known as the “Prometheans.” Composed of regional artists such as Marjorie 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.
Images captured by photographers such as Rodney Clark, Sue Downin, Chris Lowery, Stefanie Boss, Pat Brezler and Constantine Vioutely can be viewed as part of the “Through the Lens” exhibit at Gallery 20 East.
Located at 42 West Main Street, 42 West ARTS 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 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.
One Year Anniversary coming December 6th! Special events for all!
One Year Anniversary coming December 6th! Special events for all!
The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro
Art, Music, Craft Beer, Cider and Light Fare
Live Music featuring BRAD MUNN
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.
– Members and Non-members – Click here to see the list.
Just for Kids with Nickole Bricker
Teen Workshops – Finally a workshop just for teens….YEA!!
Private groups may make arrangements for a private “Corks & Clay” session. This is great for a party, team building or just a group of friends who want to “get muddy.” Group size of 6-8.
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 12:00 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.