Waynesboro, PA: 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. 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.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 – NEW EVENT! – Gallery Talks: 2-4 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Curator and Director Marjorie Tressler will be starting a new series of gallery talks in Gallery 50 every Thursday. Each week will feature a discussion on the various regional and local artists featured in Gallery 50, including information on their background, latest works, and art genre. For more information, call 717-655-2915.
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. Tressler has been Gallery 50’s lead curator and director since 2013.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 – Portrait Painting Demonstration: 1-2:30 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Co-op member, Donna Bingaman, will be demonstrating the art of portrait painting. For more information, visit the co-op website at www.42westarts.com or call 717-762-8394.
A graduate of the Washington School of Arts, Bingaman is a juried member of the Oil Painters of America and has won several awards for her work. In 2002, she was featured in a solo show at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD. Her portraits are currently displayed in the Chambersburg Court House and Annex as well as in private collections.
Friday, May 27, 2016 – Summer in the Square: 5:30-8 p.m. – Center Square, Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. This Friday marks the start of Destination ARTS! Summer in the Square. Every Friday night and occasional Saturday and Sunday afternoons, live music and special events will be presented in Center Square. Island Fusion, featuring Nancy and Jody Messich, will be kicking off the summer with their mix of island-themed music mixed with rock standards and Jimmy Buffet hits. (Rain site will be Gallery 50, 50 West Main Street.) For more information, visit www.artsalliancegw.org or call 717-655-2915.
Friday, May 27, 2016 – Wine Down Friday: 5:30-8 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268.
Waylon K. Smith will be rocking the house this Friday in Gallery 50. Smith is one-half of the popular Greencastle, PA based band, the Positronic Cats. Smith’s music includes an intriguing mix of striking original songs and folk-rock classics. Wine and light refreshments will be available. For more information, visit www.artsalliancegw.org or call 717-655-2915.
Saturday, May 28, 2016 – Drew Adams: 3-5:30 p.m. Center Square, Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. The popular singer/guitarist Drew Adams returns to Destination ARTS! for a special performance on Saturday afternoon. A founding member of several groups, Adams now travels regionally as a member of the Drew Adams Project and On Tap. (Rain site will be Gallery 50, 50 West Main Street) For more information, visit www.artsalliancegw.org or call 717-655-2915.
Saturday, May 28, 2016 – Potters’ Wheel Demonstration: 1-3 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Rod Meyer and his wife Karri Benedict will be working in clay and demonstrating how they create stoneware and decorative Raku pottery. For more information, visit the co-op website at www.42westarts.com or call 717-762-8394.
Rod Meyer and Karri Benedict have been making pottery together for more than 37 years. Their work shows a great respect for fine craftsmanship and their sense of design is strongly influenced by function. They produce a full line of functional pieces for the home that is lead-free and dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe. They are both juried members of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and own and operate Willow Creek Pottery.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 – Oil and Acrylic Art Classes: 9-11:30 a.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Join Gallery 50 Curator and local artist Marjorie Tressler for a painting class every Thursday morning. The class is for individuals of all ability levels and will cover both oil and acrylic painting techniques. Students will receive individual attention in a relaxed environment from an award-winning local artist and will be encouraged to work on their preferred subject matter. Cost is $65 for 6 classes and students must provide their own painting materials. To register or to learn more, contact Marjorie Tressler at 717-762-6791.
Monday, June 13, 2016 – Artists’ Connection Group: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Starting Monday, June 13, all artists and artisans are invited to join a new monthly discussion group aimed to connect one another. The group will provide a fun and convenient social opportunity for anyone wanting to share ideas, art techniques, upcoming regional show dates, receive and provide mentoring, and inspire one another. Participants are encouraged to bring their latest art projects for those in attendance to view and enjoy. There are no fees or club/membership requirements. To express interest or to learn more, please contact Marjorie Tressler at 717-762-6791 or at [email protected]
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.