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, September 3
Marjorie Tressler, Gallery 50 volunteer curator/director, will continue her demonstration of painting a landscape in oil Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. 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, September 4
Wine Down Friday activities and receptions are planned at Gallery 50 (50 W. Main St.), 42 West ARTS Co-Op (42 W. Main St.), Gallery 20 East (20 E. Main St.), the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 S. Church St.), and Destination INNOVATION (90 W. Main St.) between 5:00 and 8:00 pm.
From 5:30 to 8:00 pm in Center Square, Destination ARTS! will be featuring a Songwriters Showcase. Over the past six months, a group of songwriters have been meeting at a gallery in Waynesboro. Prior to each meeting, a prospective title is selected, and then each member is encouraged to write an original song. At this Showcase, each set will feature songs with the same title but written and performed in each participant’s unique style. Song titles are “More Than Maybe,” “How Was It?,” “The Globe Inn,” “Never Again,” “Short Straw,” and “Meet Me at the Bridge”. Songwriters participating in this showcase performance include Jon Ingels, Brad Munn, Andrew Sussman, John Dolly, Brian Forberger, Brian Keith, and Thomas Roue.
Destination INNOVATION will continue for one more weekend at 90 West Main Street from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Featuring robotics, drones, 3-D printing, CNC routers, solar panels, electric cars and lawnmowers, historical exhibits from Waynesboro’s industrial past, and much more, this show will be open gallery hours through September 6. Destination INNOVATION highlights will include presentations and demonstrations from an award winning 4H Club Robotics team, 3D printing and drone demonstrations and presentations, a ShopBot CNC router, a Tesla electric car, and displays from the Waynesboro Industrial Museum. Special demonstrations for September 4 include 3D printers from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, CNC machines from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, and robotics from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
Saturday, September 5
Singer-songwriter Brad Munn will bring his guitar and fiddle to Center Square from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. A member of the Lowdown Grasskickers and formerly with the Boro Boogie Pickers, Brad will perform a mix of bluegrass, country, classic rock, and original songs.
At 42 West Arts Co-op, Rod Meyer will be working in clay on the potters’ wheel from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Using simple elegance of form and pure color he creates useful objects, which are pleasing to look at, hold, and ultimately use. He also produces Raku-fired vessels, bowls and lamps, working in two distinct glazes- a copper metallic in both matte and luster, and a clear crackle with polychrome highlights. The Raku is largely decorative and more fragile than the functional ware, but the crackle glazed vessels can be sealed to hold water. Both Rod and his partner Karri Benedict are juried members of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.
Also 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 is an impressionist, realist, and a blender of originality and tradition, winning many best of shows, and numerous other awards. She is a graduate of the Washington School of Art and has studied with several regionally and nationally known portrait and oil painting artists. Her portraits have been exhibited at the Cumberland Valley and the Valley Art Show held at the Hagerstown Fine Art Museum, as well as at a one-woman show of her portraits at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
Sunday, September 6
Scott and Laurie Matlock (vocals, fiddle, and guitar) will bring their close harmonies and expert instrumental techniques to Center Square from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. 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.
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.
Gallery 20 East presents “Myths in Nature: Collage and Mixed Media by Julie Maynard”, 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Julie Maynard is a collage artist who began working with bits of magazines and catalogs on wood. Much of her current work is a form of painting with paper on two- or three-dimensional surfaces, often incorporating objects picked up along the Potomac River and city streets. Her work reflects on the impact our culture has on the environment and the impact that nature still has on us. Maynard is the editor and publisher of The Brunswick Citizen and The Middletown Valley Citizen. She lives near Burkittsville, MD.
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.
At the Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery stained glass artist George V. Grillo, will have his first solo exhibit from September 1 through October 1. There will be a reception and demonstration on September 12, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery is located at 10 East Main Street
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.