Destination ARTS! activities continue in Waynesboro, PA with art exhibits, special events, and live music scheduled at Gallery 50, 42 West ARTS Co-Op, Through the Lens & Beyond, the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro, and the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery. All performances and events are free unless otherwise indicated.
Thursday, December 10
Gallery 50 and 42 West ARTS Co-Op are open from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Friday, December 11
Wine Down Friday activities and receptions are planned at Gallery 50 (50 W. Main St.), 42 West ARTS Co-Op (42 W. Main St.), Through the Lens & Beyond (38 W. Main St.) and the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 S. Church St.) between 5:00 and 8:00 pm.
In Gallery 50 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Marylin Dolly (vocals) and Greg Daskivich (vocals and acoustic guitar) will perform folk/country/pop from 60’s on up to present day. Songs they play include the music of Gordon Lightfoot, Simon & Garfunkel, Steve Earle, Ian Tyson, Gillian Welch, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVee, Roberta Flack, and many others.
So sorry but this event needed to be rescheduled to January 8th.
Gallery 50 will also be presenting the first volume of the annual hard bound magazine “Antietam Heritage” by the Antietam Historical Association. Book singing and reception will be held from 5-8 pm.
Stories being published in this first volume include, William Henry Singer Jr the founder of the Washington Co. Museum of Fine Arts. by Jean Woods, The Adventure of Margie Ripple Part 1: A Dubious Distinction by Todd Dorsett, Sharpsburg and the Battle Field Farms by Ted Alexander are but a few of the very impressive material covered by these distinctive authors. Please come and join us in congratulating these fine authors and have a personally autographed copy signed by them!
Gallery 20 East will feature the Grand Opening of the Waynesboro High School Winter Art Show. Reception will be 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and the show will run through December 20 during the normal gallery hours. This show features artwork created by students in grades 9-12 during the fall semester art courses. These courses include Art Fundamentals and Art Appreciation which are introductory art courses, as well as upper level fine arts courses including Drawing & Painting, Sculpture, and Fine American Crafts. Over 100 student artists will be represented in the show with their credible drawing, painting, printmaking and sculptural talents on display! There are many talented young art students at the high school, so please stop down and see their work.
The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro will hold their 2nd annual Winter Festival Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm. The Winter Festival is a fund raising event and will feature hand crafted steins made by the guild members, which may be purchased for $30 a piece or two for $50 and used for a variety of beverages available that evening. Interested in pre-purchasing your hand crafted stein? For up to the minute details look on the website under Community Events/Fundraising– www.ceramics-nccs.org. For information contact Mary Ashe-Mahr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-404-3190.
Saturday, December 12
Art Demonstration Saturday!
Barb Peshkin will demonstrate Calligraphy and Medieval Style Illumination in 42 West ARTS Co-Op from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, working in calligraphy and medieval style bound journals. After working as an art teacher in the Tuscarora School District for 35 years, Barbara retired and took a job at the Council for the Arts in Chambersburg, PA for three years. Since then she has taught children through the Arts Express Program sponsored by the Arts Council. She has also taught various art forms to adults at many venues, especially calligraphy. She is currently a member of the Cumberland Valley Craftsmen Guild, and is occasionally involved with the Chambersburg Art Alliance. Her own art is mostly focusing on calligraphy and Medieval style illumination. She works usually with gouache paints. She also makes Medieval style leather bound journals. She likes to experiment with many art forms.
Jennifer Caldwell, Sterling Silver Jewelry Artisan, will demonstrate making a silver pendant from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in 42 West ARTS Co-Op. Jennifer began experimenting with, mending, and creating jewelry when she was in her early teens. By bending horseshoe nails and pounding silver dimes she made rings for family and friends. By braiding silver wire she made a bracelet for her mother. She moved from one craft to another as the years passed, including pottery, calligraphy, photography, stained glass and most recently sterling silver jewelry. Her passion is transforming silver sheet metal and wire into new and interesting shapes and designs and adding gems and cabochons for color and affect. She has taught herself her craft through trial and error, reading books and periodicals and investigating new techniques on the internet. Her work includes but is not limited to pendants, chains, rings, earrings and bracelets.
Sunday, December 13
Most galleries open 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Gallery 50 is presenting three new shows celebrating the Holiday/Winter season. Over 80 new pieces of art are being featured. The west window gallery theme is “Winter White”, and the east window gallery presents “It’s a Wonderful Still Life”. The main gallery showcases “Fins, Feathers and Fur,” featuring artist, Carol Wilks and her animal paintings rendered in pastel.
The members of the 42 West Arts Co-Op is continuing to spotlight a new show called “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. Details at http://42westarts.com
Through the Lens & Beyond features fine art photography, illustrations, oil and watercolor paintings, and 2-dimensional art. Custom framing, classes, and seminars plus a “Day Rental” photography studio will also be offered.
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. Details about upcoming classes and special events at http://www.ceramics-nccs.org
Audrey Rouzer Photography
Emerging College Student Exhibition
Show Runs December 1 – 30, 2015
Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery
Gallery 20 East will feature the Waynesboro High School Winter Art Show through December 20. This show features artwork created by students in grades 9-12 during the fall semester art courses. These courses include Art Fundamentals and Art Appreciation which are introductory art courses, as well as upper level fine arts courses including Drawing & Painting, Sculpture, and Fine American Crafts. Over 100 student artists will be represented in the show with their credible drawing, painting, printmaking and sculptural talents on display!
Musical performances at Destination ARTS! 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 includes:
Gallery 50 (50 West Main Street)
42 West ARTS (42 West Main Street)
The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery (10 East Main Street)
The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 South Church Street).
Through the Lens & Beyond (38 West Main Street)
Gallery 20 East (20 East Main Street) open selected weekends.
The galleries feature oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, sculptures, jewelry, photographs, furniture, and more. Most art is available for sale and there is no charge for admission to the galleries. This weekend, they will be open on:
Thursday – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Gallery 50 and 42 West ARTS Co-Op only)
Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. (42 West ARTS open 10 am to 6 pm)
Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
42 West Co-Op is open extended hours for the holidays
Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery is open selective hours.