“Destination ARTS!” activities continue in Waynesboro with special events and live music 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 have art and pottery for sale and art classes available. Gallery 20 East will continue with an exhibit of art work from students at Waynesboro Senior High School as well as a display spotlighting local photographers.
Marjorie Tresser, a graduate of the Schuler School of fine Arts, is continuing her series of demo/talks on the Old Masters Techniques she uses for her oil paintings on Thursday April 23 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Marjorie is Gallery 50‘s curator/director and is incorporating a talk about the Schuler School’s faculty show she is currently featuring in Gallery 50.
On Thursday afternoon, Donna Bingaman will conduct a demonstration of oil portrait painting in the 42 West ARTS Co-Op. Ms. Bingaman’s demonstration begins at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. Donna is a graduate of the Washington School of Art.
This week will feature a special evening with students from Penn State Mont Alto scheduled from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gallery 50, 42 West ARTS Co-Op and The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro. Activities for the evening will include the Penn State Mont Alto Lion who will be available for photos. There will be giveaways of Penn State pins, pens, pencils, and magnets. Penn State Mont Alto Lion Ambassadors will be in one of the galleries creating custom buttons for kids and giving out paw print temporary tattoos. Lion Ambassadors will also have Penn State Mont Alto Campus and Admissions information. There will be Penn State balloons in/ outside all of the galleries.
Penn State students will also provide entertainment to include a Puppet Show with Nancy Funk’s Class beginning at 7:00 p.m. Shows will be 5 minutes in duration. Face painting in/outside one of the galleries led by Penn State Mont Alto Campus Activities and Programming Board students and the Penn State Mont Alto benefiting THON students. Tye dying will also be available in one of the galleries in/outside one of the galleries led by Penn State Mont Alto Campus Activities and Programming Board students and the Penn State Mont Alto benefiting THON students. Children are asked to bring white t-shirts to tye dye.
Music on the square (weather permitting) will be provided by John Bardi – faculty member. Dr. Bardi, Instructor in Philosophy of the department Arts and Humanities at Penn State Mont Alto will be filling the square with his music from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. He will be performing what he categorizes as Hippy Jazz music. Hippy Jazz music is improvised, free-flowing creative melodies consisting of classics from the 1960’s and 1970’s improvised in a Jazzy way. His music is high-quality easy-listening and rewarding music.
Singer Marissa Bubbenmoyer will also be sharing her talent. A student from Blandon, PA, Marissa is a Human Development and Family Studies major specializing in helping the elderly with disabilities. She started singing at the age of 8 with her church choir and then soon after started to sing for large-scale events. She is in the Penn State Mont Alto Choir as well.
Capping off the musical entertainment will be Aaron McFarland – providing Michael Jackson impersonations.
The “Reused and Recycled Student Art Show” Highlights a Wide Array of Topics of sustainable artwork which again was featured in this year’s “Reused and Recycled Student Art Show” at Penn State Mont Alto in the Museum of Temporary Art. Three pieces will be displayed including Beverly Bautista’s piece entitled “A Home in Harmony”. Maggie Abbot-Fowler’s piece “The Disappearing ‘Snows of Kilimanjaro’– ‘Out of Africa’ He Came and so Shall We Return” is made from white tissue and fabrics. The piece shows how deforestation in African countries puts women in peril because they are forced to search farther afield for firewood. The final piece is Braxton Harris’s piece entitled “Digestion Frame”.
Bob North will be conducting a tin piercing demonstration of his animals and designs. He creates night lights and lamp shades, along with other items. Bob will be demonstrating on Saturday April 25 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the 42 West Arts Co-op.
Special demonstrations will continue on Saturday, April 25 in conjunction with the Waynesboro Area High School Student Art Show. From 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. a graphic art /photography demonstration will take place at Gallery 20 East. Chris Lowery, graphic artist, and Gary Johnson, photographer, will demonstrate a variety of techniques using cameras, computers and software. These workshops are free and open to the public.
The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro will be conducting a pottery demonstration beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. This demonstration is also in conjunction with the High School show and will be open to the public as well. The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro brings together area potters of all skill levels and ages with classes, pottery sales, and 24/7 member access.
Jon Ingles will be performing at Schier’s Furniture Lifestyles, 37 West Main St. from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. Jon plays bluegrass, country and rock (vocals and guitar). He is also a singer-songwriter for three different groups: Big Whiskey, Slackwater 3, and the Lowdown Grasskickers, as well as solo performer.
Darla Sirk’s work with acrylics is on display at The Contemporary School. Ms. Sirk specializes in acrylic painting of animals. High school students are encouraged to participate in acrylic animal painting classes at the gallery between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the month of April. David Gibney’s three-dimensional art remains on display through the end of May at the Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery.
Musical 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.
“Destination ARTS!” currently features five 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.