“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, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. She will be explaining her style in portraiture. 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.”
Donna Bingaman will be demonstrating portrait and still life oil painting on Thursday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at 42 West Arts Co-Op. Donna, a native of Waynesboro, specializes in in painting oil portraits, still lifes and sculptures. Donna is a graduate of the Washington School of Art and has studied with several regionally and nationally known portrait and oil painting artists. She enjoys painting people from life or photos and strives to capture the unique personality of each.
The Positronic Cats will be providing the music at Gallery 50 on Friday, June 12 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. The Greencastle-based acoustic folk duo use simple chord progressions, powerful vocals and intricate mandolin phrasings as a foundation for their songs about love, revenge and the future. The group is made up of Waylon K. Smith, vocals and classical guitar, and Jim Taylor, mandolin.
The artists at 42 West Arts Co-Op will have an all members show titled “Cats” from May 29 through August. The show has “Cats” in various art forms including Donna Bingaman paintings, Denny Bingaman photography and cold cast bronzes, Jenifer Codwell jewelry, Laura Shindle paintings, Ed Beard wood burnings, Andy Smetzer photography, Pat Beard fiber art and other artists work from the Co-Op. Patric Schlee will set up his array of instruments and play flute, drums and guitar at the reception planned at the 42 West ARTS Co-Op.
Gallery 20 East at 20 East Main Street continues to celebrate “Vivid Abstractions” – Paintings and Mixed Media. The show features the works of Linda Slattery Sherman and Marion Griffin. The show will run through July 28 and has a number of vibrant paintings in a variety of sizes.
The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro at 13 South Church Street is a guild of artists working in clay. The Center hosts pottery classes and workshops including an introduction to Pottery Class, a Teen Wheel Throwing Class, a monthly Children’s Class, and 2 hour Corks and Clay Workshops specializing in creating hand built projects. The Ceramic Arts Center brings together area potters of all skill levels and ages with classes, pottery sales, and 24/7 member access.
A free live musical performance will be presented at Schier’s Furniture LIfestyles, 37 W. Main St., Saturday, June 13 from 2:30 – 5 pm. Ritma Cordia, Marlin Barnes (marimba) and Jane Peatling (cello) performing folk, Celtic, and light classical music. Champagne and Zoe’s chocolate will be served. Sponsored by Schier’s.
Audiences are in for a treat on Sunday Afternoon as the Irish music of Across the Pond comes to Gallery 20 East, Sunday from 2:00 4:00 p.m. “The most booked Celtic band in Central PA” features Michael Morrison (guitar, mandolin, flute and vocals); Chuck Krepley (fiddle, guitar and vocals) and Dan Diviney (whistles, bodhrán and vocals). All members of the trio are passionate about their traditional roots but say their music is also delivered with a modern edge, with a repertoire ranging from hauntingly slow aire to high energy jigs and reels, love ballads and contemporary songs.
A show of photography work by Ryan Haylett continues at The Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery. The show runs through June 30. A reception to meet the artist will be held on June 20. The school and gallery are located at 10 East Main Street.
“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.