“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.
Marjorie Tressler Gallery 50‘s curator and gallery director continues her series of demonstrations and talks on the old masters style of painting Thursday, May 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. She will be explaining her style in portraiture. Marjorie’s talk this week will be on the work of the faculty of the Schuler School of Fine Arts located in Baltimore, as well as other prominent artists she is featuring in the gallery. Marjorie has both taught and has had solo shows at the Washington Co Museum of Fine Arts as well as other prominent galleries in the region. Gallery 50 will soon be two years old and in conjunction with this she is featuring in the West Window “Celebrate Gallery 50” and the East Window “Spring into Summer.”
Sitka Hollow Strings will play Classical chamber music, from the Baroque Era to the present and American traditional music in Gallery 50 on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The duo consists of mandolinist Mike Shaffer and cellist Danielle Karppala. They take their name from the sitka spruce used in the construction of their hollow-bodied instruments.
This week’s events include a reception at Gallery 20 East on Friday, May 15 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of a show of works in “Black and White” by the Penn’s Woods Printmakers. The exhibit features a variety of art in black and white using several printmaking techniques such as etching, linocut, woodcut and photography. Light refreshments will be served. Musical entertainment for the opening will be provided by pianist Sharon Rost. The show will run through May 31.
Rod Meyer will be working in clay on the potters’ wheel Saturday, May 16 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Gallery 42 West. Rod has been making pottery for over 25 years producing decorative Raku and functional stoneware pottery. Raku is more fragile than functional ware but the crackle glazed vessels can be sealed to hold water. Rod is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.
Ethan Larsh will be at Schier’s Furniture Lifestyles, 37 West Main St. on Saturday, May 16, from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. Larsh is a singer/songwriter from Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Being influenced by Harry Nilsson and Paul McCartney, he delivers catchy piano rock that will have you singing along. Champagne and Zoe’s chocolate will be served.
David Gibney’s three-dimensional art remains on display through the end of May at The Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery. Andy Smetzer’s photography work continues through the end of May. Andy enjoys stormy, moody landscapes trying to capture feeling in those shots and has photographed a variety of subjects.
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.