Waynesboro, PA, March 9, 2016: Destination ARTS! activities continue in Waynesboro, PA with art exhibits and special events scheduled at Gallery 50, 42 West ARTS Co-Op, Through the Lens & Beyond, and the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro. The galleries feature oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, sculptures, jewelry, photographs, furniture, and more. All events are free unless otherwise indicated. This weekend, they will be open on Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. (Gallery 50 and 42 West ARTS Co-Op only), Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Special activities and performances are indicated below.
Gallery 50’s Curator/Director Marjorie Tressler will be presenting her weekly oil painting demonstrations from 2 to 4 p.m. in Gallery 50 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.
Director and co-founder of 42 West ARTS Co-Op, Donna Bingaman, will be demonstrating the portrait painting of “Coria” from 1 to 3 p.m. 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.
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.
Jazz singer Kerensa Gray will be performing at Gallery 50 (50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268) from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Winner of the 20th Annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition and of the area’s most popular performers, Gray is often compared to jazz icons such as Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, and Diana Krall. She has shared the stage with artists such as Stellar Award Winner Isaiah Thomas and opened for Grammy and Dove award winners CeCe Winans and Vickie Winans.
In 42 West ARTS Co-Op, Patric Schlee in playing the flute, drums, and other instruments in a relaxed atmosphere from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to join in. While there, be sure to sign up for Schlee’s didgeridoo class.
If you enjoy nature photography, make sure to stop by 42 West ARTS Co-Op (42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268) on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Gallery co-founder Denny Bingaman will showcase a slideshow his collection of nature and wildlife photography. A native of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, many photos from Bingaman’s collection are feature local birds and wildlife.
In the same gallery from 1 to 3 p.m., Hollis Mentzer will conduct a paper making workshop. Participants will make several sheets of paper, experimenting with additions and variations in weight and design. Paper will be available to pick up on Sunday, March 20 at 1 p.m. after it has dried overnight. Mentzer has been paper making for over 20 years and has won several awards through the Franklin County Arts Alliance.
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.