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 24
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 25
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.) and the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 S. Church St.) between 5:00 and 8:00 pm.
From 5:30-8:00 pm, Jon Ingels will be performing in Center Square. Jon plays bluegrass, country, and rock (vocals and guitar). He is a singer-songwriter for three different groups: Big Whiskey, Blackwater 3, and the Lowdown Grasskickers, as well as being a solo performer.
Saturday, September 26
Destination ARTS! will be hosting a demonstration by the Gad-Abouts Square Dance Club in Center Square from 1:00 – 2:30 PM. The Gad-Abouts are a modern Western-style square dance club from Hagerstown, Maryland. The club provides lessons and an opportunity for members to practice their skills in a fun and friendly venue. The club’s caller, Art LaVigne, has worked as a caller for square dancing groups in both New England and Maryland.
At 42 West Arts Co-op, Donna Bingaman will be demonstrating oil painting portraits of people and pets from 1:00 to 3:00 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.
Also at 42 West Arts Co-Op from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Denny Bingaman will feature a slide show of many of his nature and wildlife photographs taken over the past 25 years. The slide show will have music in the background with smooth transitions between each slide. 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. He also works with clay, making sculptures of wildlife using his photographs as reference. The clay works are used to render rubber molds for casting cold cast bronze, copper, etc. After casting a patina is applied, and finished off with steel wool and waxed.
From 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Ed Beard will be demonstrating wood burning techniques at 42 West Arts Co-Op. Ed has been an educator, artist, woodworker for 50 years. A graduate of St Johns College and University of Florida, he has exhibited in art shows and galleries since 1966. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen – Cumberland Valley Chapter, the Lincoln Highway Heritage group and a member of Woodsmith’s advisory board. “I enjoy working with wood species native to Pennsylvania to create functional art showing the natural grain and finish of the wood.” Ed enjoys teaching kids and resides near Greencastle, PA with wife Pat – a handweaver.
Sunday, September 27
Destination ARTS! will be hosting Nick Andrew Staver in Center Square from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Staver (vocals and guitar) is bringing a new voice to the blues. Assigned with the gritty personalities of a blue collar worker to the seducing baritone of a lovers quarrel and reconciliation, each song defines its own character inside the autobiographical music. Add in sharp improv skills and award-winning songwriting and his music lays the blues on the line and never hesitates to go beyond its borders.
Again on Sunday, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Ed Beard will be demonstrating wood burning techniques at 42 West Arts Co-Op. Ed has been an educator, artist, woodworker for 50 years. A graduate of St Johns College and University of Florida, he has exhibited in art shows and galleries since 1966. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen – Cumberland Valley Chapter, the Lincoln Highway Heritage group and a member of Woodsmith’s advisory board. “I enjoy working with wood species native to Pennsylvania to create functional art showing the natural grain and finish of the wood.” Ed enjoys teaching kids and resides near Greencastle, PA with wife Pat – a handweaver.
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.
The members of the 42 West Arts Co-Op will be hosting an opening reception of their new show “Forever Flowers” from 12:00 to 6:00. This show includes Donna Bingaman oil painting, Lori Linthicum creative pottery, Tom McFarland painting, Denny Bingaman photography, Rod & Karri Benedict pottery, Ed Beard wood burning, Hollis Mentzer nature printing, Andy Smetzer photographer, and Jennifer Caldwell silver jewelry.
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.
“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.