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.
Children are invited to participate in a Destination ARTS! Scavenger Hunt! As “Destination ARTS! Detectives,” they will solve clues relating to the works of art on display. Prizes will be awarded upon completion of the scavenger hunt, which will take them to five galleries clustered within two blocks. Successful detectives will also be eligible to win one of several grand prizes to be drawn on October 4.
Thursday, August 13
Marjorie Tressler, Gallery 50 curator/director, is starting a new demo series this Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, painting a landscape in oil. Marjorie studied eight years with master landscape artist David Buckley Good at the Schuler School of Fine Arts, as well as with Ron Riddick of Tucson AZ, Denise Burns of Catalina Island, CA, and Lester Jay Stone locally.
Friday, August 14
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.
The Apollonian Trio will be making their debut appearance in Center Square from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Featuring Jason Ankerbrand (guitar), Ben Thompson (drums) and Nate Shadle (bass), the trio plays a mixture of jazz and funk. Covering music from Pat Metheny to Duke Ellington the trio has a good time laying down infectious grooves and has been described as “polished” and “fun.”
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.
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.
The Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery is featuring the work of photographer Amanda F. Wells. The school also offers after-school art classes for school age students.
Saturday, August 15
The “Tuning Forks,” featuring Mary McGinley (vocals) and Nicola Sussman (vocals and ukulele), will be making their debut in Center Square from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. The duo will be performing classic and contemporary folk and Americana music, featuring the musical stylings of Simon and Garfunkel, Delta Rae, and more.
At 42 West Arts Co-Op, Denny Bingaman will be demonstrating the technique of carving and dyeing a dragonfly on a gourd bowl on Saturday August 15 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Denny is a native of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, who photographs birds and wildlife in the local area as well as other parts of the country. He started into photographing wildlife about 30 years ago, and has filed some 65,000 images of birds and other wildlife.
Sunday, August 16
Drew Adams returns to Destination ARTS! for a special performance at Center Square from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. A founding member of the band, Good for Nothing (later Dimestore Profit), Adams has since gone on to play shows throughout the region as a member of the Drew Adams Project and On Tap.
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
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.