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, and the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro. All performances and events are free unless otherwise indicated.
Thursday, January 28
Gallery 50’s Curator/Director Marjorie Tressler will be back again presenting her weekly oil painting demonstrations from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm featuring a large landscape. Tressler teaches art locally and has conducted classes at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts , where her her portraits were featured in a solo show in 1993. She is a former student of the Schuler School of Fine arts and has studied with several nationally known and prominent local artists over the last 35 years.
Donna Bingaman will be demonstrating oil painting at 42 West ARTS from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. A native of Waynesboro, PA, she is an impressionist, realist, and a blender of originality and tradition, winning many best of shows and numerous other awards for her portraits and other subjects from flowers to genre, including sculptures in bronze. Donna is a graduate of the Washington School of Art and has studied with several regionally and nationally artists.
Friday, January 28
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.
Waylon K. Smith of the Positronic Cats will be providing the music at Gallery 50 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. His powerful vocals and guitar provide the foundation for songs about love, revenge and the future. www.thepositroniccats.com
Patric Schlee will be creating original improvisational music on flute and drums at 42 West ARTS Co-Op. The public is invited to join in.
Saturday, January 29
Art Demonstration Saturday!
Galleries open 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
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.
Denny Bingaman will be demonstrating the technique of carving, burning and dyeing on a gourd at 42 West ARTS Co-op from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Sunday, January 31
Galleries open 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
A Destination ARTS! Songwriters Showcase will be presented from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Frank’s Pizza, 40 West Main Street (on Center Square), Waynesboro, PA . Over the past year, a group of songwriters have been meeting every month at a gallery in Waynesboro. Prior to each meeting, a new title is selected, and then each member is encouraged to write an original song. Thus at this event, each set will feature songs with the same title but written and performed in each participant’s unique style. Song titles to be performed in this showcase include “Most of the Time,” “You Don’t Know Me,” “Then There’s Tomorrow,” and “Shoes”. Songwriters participating will include John Dolly, Jon Ingels, Brian Forberger, Tim Franklin,Ethan Larsh, Tresa Paul, Steve and Sharon Rost, Andrew Sussman, and Michael Webber.
Gallery 50 is presenting three new shows celebrating the Winter season. The west window gallery theme is “Winter White” featuring Gallery 50’s “Muse” “Samantha the Snow Princess”, and beautiful winter scenes created by Virginia Hair , Liz Hurley and Donna Mitchell.. The east window gallery is presenting “It’s a Wonderful Still Life” with art by Brad Clever, Marjorie Tressler, and David Buckley Good. The main gallery is showcasing “Fin, Feathers and Fur”, featuring artist Carol Wilks and Beth De’ Louiselle.
42 West ARTS Co-op is presenting a winter show called “Let it Snow”. Featured artists are Andy Smetzer (photographer), Donna Bingaman (oil painting), Lorie Linthicum (creative pottery), Tom McFarland (painting), Denny Bingaman (photography), Rod and Karri Benedict (pottery), Ed Beard (wood burning), Hollis Mentzer (nature printing), Laura Shindle (painting), Bob North (tinsmithing), Jennifer Caldwell (silver jewelry), and Debra Woods (dolls and folk art).
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 brings together area potters of all skill levels and ages offering classes, workshops, and pottery sales. Guild members have 24/7 access to the wheels and kiln. For information about classes and special programs visit their website at www.ceramics-nccs.org
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 Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 South Church Street)
Through the Lens & Beyond (38 West Main Street).
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
Thursday from 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.
Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.