“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.
“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. Live musical performances are planned inside of Gallery 50 and 42 West Co-Op and will begin at 5:30.
Waynesboro-native, Christian Harper, will make his “Destination ARTS!” debut when he brings his 12 years of experience to Gallery 50. As a member of the popular band known as Dimestore Profit, Harper had the opportunity to perform with national acts such as Eve 6, Kix and Better than Ezra. He now makes music alongside fellow musician, Matt Clise, who will join him in the gallery on Friday night.
Friday – Sunday: Come to The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro and watch Mary Ashe-Mahr and other potters demonstrate throwing techniques on the wheel at 13 South Church Street. It’s an amazing sight to see a lump of clay become a beautiful work of art in only minutes.
Also on Saturday, events celebrating Black History Month are planned at The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery. Fanny Crawford is scheduled to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 2:00 p.m.
Then at 2:30 p.m., join Mrs. Renee Emanuel to listen to her riveting story of “Nehemiah Got His Freedom.”
She’ll be followed by historian and author, Ted Alexander, who will lead a presentation entitled, “A Regular Slave Hunt! The Abduction of Free Blacks in Pennsylvania During the Civil War.”
Saturday marks the final opportunity to explore the work of artist David Gibney. His show, “The Crash of the Forgotten American Labor Force,” has been on display at The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery for the past several weeks.
Gallery 50 will be the place to be for poetry on Sunday afternoon. Kathleen Renninger, Eliane Ambrose, Becky Dietrich Joseph Weagley and Phyllis McCullough have all either published books or contributed material to magazines in the area. They invite art enthusiasts to come hear them read excerpts of their work between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
These performances are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Class Schedule
The Art of Textures Classes – with artists David F. Heatwole.
Students will learn how to make rubbings from various man-made and natural textured objects. Students will also make their own “rubbing plate” that can be used repeatedly for similar works of art. All supplies and materials are provided. Just wear old clothes and plan to make ART! David Heatwole is an 11th generation artisan who works from his home in Martinsburg, WV. This class is free of charge thanks to our generous sponsors.
Class for youth aged 8-11 – Click here for flyer!
Class for youth aged 12-17 – Click here for flyer!
Classs for Adults aged 18 and over – Click here for flyer!
Limited number of spaces so register soon. EMail [email protected] or call 717-387-5201.
Student Art Classes
Saint Patrick’s Day Art Classes – Elementary School Students
– March 7 & 14, 2015 – Limited space so sign up now! [email protected]o.net or 717 -387 -5201
Easter Art Classes – Elementary School Students
– March 21 & 28, 2015 – Limited space so sign up now! [email protected] or 717 -387 -5201
“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 Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 South Church Street)
The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery (10 East 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 ( Gallery 50 and 42 West ARTS Co-Op only)
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.