Destination ARTS! activities continue in Waynesboro, PA with art exhibits, special events, and live music scheduled at Gallery 50, Gallery 20 East, 42 West ARTS Co-Op, the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro, the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery , and outside in Waynesboro’s Center Square. All performances and events are free unless otherwise indicated.
Thursday, July 23
Marjorie Tressler will continue her portrait demonstrations from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in Gallery 50. Marjorie is curator of Gallery 50, and a highly respected portrait artist and teacher. Over the last 30 years she has had several solo shows at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, the Schuler School of Fine Arts, and other locations.
In addition to more than 800 pieces of art from some of the finest artists in the Mid-Atlantic states, Gallery 50 is currently featuring artists Katrina Hoopes and Donna Mitchell in a show called “2 Women, 2 Points of View”. 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.
Wine Down Friday activities and receptions are also planned at Gallery 50 (50 W. Main St.), 42 West ARTS Co-Op (42 W. Main St.), and the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 S. Church St.) between 5:00 and 8:00 pm..
Ethan Larsh will be performing in Center Square (rain site Gallery 20 East) from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. 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.
VIEWS: Expressive Landscapes, featuring paintings by Jackie Jouvenal, Jan Kauffman, Ann Shaefer and Linda Kirvan, will continue at Gallery 20 East. The four artists, who are from the Frederick, MD and Washington, DC area, share their contemporary and intimate interpretation of the classic landscape painting. Deftly using color, light and movement their paintings draw us in capturing the atmosphere of an evanescent moment in time.
42 West Arts Co-Op currently is highlighting a show titled “Cats” which will continue through August. Various art forms including work by 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 is well represented.
The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro hosts pottery classes and workshops including an introduction to Pottery Class, a Teen Wheel Throwing Class, a monthly Children’s Class, and two 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 members have 24/7 access to the wheels and kiln.
Saturday, July 25
The Lowdown Grasskickers will perform in Center Square (rain site Gallery 20 East) from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Formed as an off-shoot of The Boro Boogie Pickers in 2013, this bluegrass band features Jon Ingels (mandolin, guitar, dobro), Brad Munn (guitar and fiddle), Kevin Coldsmith (bass), and Rob Kullman (banjo). In addition to bluegrass, the band also crosses into country, rock, folk and blues music, with extended jams and improvisation when the mood strikes.
At 42 West Arts Co-Op, Donna Bingaman will be demonstrating oil painting portraits of people and pets from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Donna specializes in oil and pastel portraits. She is an impressionist, realist, and a blender of originality and tradition, and her work has won numerous awards.
Also at 42 West Arts Co-Op, Patric Schlee will demonstrate how to play the didgeridoo from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The didgeridoo is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia around 1,500 years ago and still in widespread use today both in Australia and around the world. It is sometimes described as a natural woodentrumpet or ”drone pipe”.
Sunday, July 26
Scott and Laurie Matlock (vocals, fiddle, and guitar) will perform acoustic tunes, 2-4 p.m., Center Square (rain site Gallery 20 East). In addition to their work as a duo, Scott and Laurie are well known throughout the area for their work with Soleil. Scott also performs with the popular bluegrass group Mountain Ride.
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 display 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.