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.
The Destination ARTS! Writers Forum, will hold its monthly meeting in the conference room at 32 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The theme for the March meeting will be either “Seasons of Life” or Memories of Easter. To quote Lonnae O’Neal of the Washington Post, “Life is seasonal, and every time in our life is finite and distinct, no matter how long it lasts.” While each Writers Forum has a theme to consider for the next time, after the initial ‘round and round’ as members read their contributions, they will then read any subject they’re currently working on – be it prose, poetry, memoirs or story-telling. Interested writers are invited to join the group which meets from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Inquiries may be addressed to Jerry Kowallis at 717-352-8059 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 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.
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.
Tim Franklin (vocals and guitar) will be performing in Gallery 50 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Tim is a nomadic singer/songwriter/guitarist and frontman for the Seattle chamber rock band Pillow Army. His songs are eclectic, but anchored in rock music; particularly leaning toward the folk-alternative rock sound. As a solo performer, he utilizes effects, looping, and percussive strumming techniques to create a surprisingly full sound.
Also in Gallery 50 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, David Buckley Good will be on hand to talk about his paintings, which are currently being featured in the gallery. David is a master landscape artist who has shown his work in many major cities. At the invitation of Les Amis de la Grande Vigne, David lived and worked in in the medieval city of Dinan, France during the month of Oct 2001. While in Dinan, he was their artist in residence and consequently was featured in American Artist magazine. He is a teacher at the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore, MD and studied at the Arts Student League in New York City.
In 42 West ARTS Co-op, Patric Schlee in playing the flute, drums, and other instruments in a relaxed atmosphere from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. The public is invited to join in.
Art Demonstration Saturday!
Galleries open 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Director and co-founder of 42 West Arts Gallery, Donna Bingaman, will be demonstrating the portrait painting of “Coria” from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Bingaman teaches oil painting directly in the studio where students learn how to apply oil paint to achieve a beautiful painting of their own. She has painted many award-winning portraits, five of which are exhibited at the Chambersburg Court House and Annex as well as many others in private homes and collections.
Galleries open 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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
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.