“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 will continue her portrait demonstrations on Thursday, June 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Marjorie is a portrait artist and teacher, having taught at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and currently at the Mansion House Arts Center. Over the last 30 years she has had several solo shows including the Washington County Museum and the Washington County Arts Council and the Schuler School of Fine Arts where she studied art for 8 years. Gallery 50 is located at 50 West Main Street.
Gallery 50 is featuring two very talented women Artists, Katrina Hoopes and Donna Mitchell with a combined show called “2 Women, 2 Points of View”. A special reception is scheduled for Friday, July 10. The artists have very different styles and applications for their work for a very interesting contrast for this show. Katrina Hoopes, an impressionist oil painter, uses bold strokes in both large and small formats. Donna Mitchell, a traditional realist, works in pastel using brilliant colors and interesting subjects in her compositions. Both women are accomplished in their own mediums.
Katrina is a self-taught artist who works in oils, pencil and colored pencil. Her work has been chosen “Best in Show” in many local shows including the Washington County Arts Council, and 4 times in the local Waynesboro Studio Arts Club. She has also participated several times in the prestigious Cumberland Valley Salon at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
Donna Mitchell comes from a more traditional classic art educational background having studied extensively with renowned portrait artist Karl Foster. Donna is a member / instructor at The Art Center School and Galleries in Mechanicsburg, PA. Donna is also a member of the Portrait Society of America and several other art institutions. She has exhibited both solo and juried shows at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts as well as in Alabama, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
– Tresa Paul will perform at Gallery 50 located at 50 West Main Street. She has performed in multi-genres including classic rock, blues, soul, rhythm and blues, hippie-funk, folk and sang back-ups for an Elvis tribute show for some years! You will hear influences from all these genres in her performances. Her recently released CD called “Old Soul” features a collection of standards and her repertoire popular songs from the 1930s to the 1970s.
The artists at 42 West Arts Co-Op currently has an all members show titled “Cats” from 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 perform at 42 West Artists Co-Op on Friday, June 12 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
On Friday, June 19, The Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery will feature two book signing events.
From 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. a book signing and presentation by author Ted Alexander will be held. His book is “A Regular Slave Hunt! The Abduction of Free Blacks in Pennsylvania During the Civil War.” Mr. Alexander is Historian at Antietam National Battlefield, has authored or contributed to 10 books on the Civil War and is commentator on the Emmy Award Winning Maryland Public Television documentary, “Heart of the Civil War”.
From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Robert J. O’Connor will be speaking on James Hanger. Mr. Hanger was the Civil War’s first amputee. This disability prompted him to start a company, which at 154 years old, is still the country’s largest manufacturer of prosthetics. Children will know his company because they made the prosthetic dorsal fin for the dolphin “Winter” in the movie Dolphin Tale.
A show of photography work by Ryan Haylett continues through June 30 at The Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery. A reception to meet the artist will be held on Saturday, June 20. The school is located at 10 East Main Street.
Donna Bingaman will be demonstrating portrait and still life oil painting on Saturday 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.
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 live musical performance will be held on Center Square, Sunday, June 21, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ken Jankura (vocals and upright bass), Joe Dennison (guitar), and Bob Jones (drums) will play jazz standards. They are well known throughout the region and have been playing contemporary jazz, blues, and other genres for more than 20 years.
“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.