Connecting our Community Through the Arts

Destination ARTS! Free Performances and Events for July 6-July 11, 2016

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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.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – Writer’s Forum: 5-7 p.m. 32 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Writers of WriteNowall genres are welcome to join the monthly Writer’s Forum. The theme for July’s meeting will be “Traditions – national, family, or of other cultures.” For information on how to join the group, please contact Jerry Kowallis at 717-352-8059 or gk6684@netscape.net.

Each month the Writer’s Forum meets to share contributions that pertain to the selected subject. After the initial ‘round and round’ contributors can share works on other subjects – be it prose, memoirs, or story-telling.

Thursday, July 7, 2016 – Gallery Talks: 2 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, MarjorieInWindowWaynesboro, 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.

Friday, July 8, 2016 – Wine Down Friday: 5:30-8 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main WineDoneStreet, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Destination ARTS! will sponsor a musical performance for the general public for free in Ron NicodemusGallery 50 each Friday. Each week, a member of the musical community is featured in performance in the Gallery. Wine and light refreshments will be available.

This week, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Ron Nicodemus will be performing a medley of musical genres in Gallery 50. His style includes blues, rock, reggae, and even a little country. Nicodemus will be joined by drummer Brian Forberger who has also performed in Gallery 50. Wine Brian Forbergerand light refreshments will be available. For more information, call 717-655-2915.

Born and raised in Gettysburg, Nicodemus has played in hundreds of gigs over the past two and a half decades, honing his skills by covering an eclectic variety of styles. No matter the style, he delivers interesting rhythmic nuances, insightful lyrics, and catchy melodies. To learn more about Ron, visit his website at www.ronsmusic.net.

Patric Schlee didgeridoo

Friday, July 8, 2016 – Musical Demonstration: 5:30-8 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Patric Schlee will perform a variety of musical instruments, including the didgeridoo for gallery visitors. Wine and light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit the co-op website at www.42westarts.com or call 717-762-8394.

Friday, July 8, 2016 – Summer in the Square: 5:30-8 p.m. – Center Square, Main Street, Waynesboro, Across the Pond 2PA 17268. The popular Irish music of Across the Pond will be featured in Center Square this Friday. The band features Michael Morrison (guitar, mandolin, flue and vocals), Chuck Krepley (fiddle, banjo, vocals), and Dan Diviney (whistles, bodhran, vocals). (Rain site will be Gallery 50, 50 West Main Street.) For more information, call 717-655-2915.

Formed in late 2010, Across the Pond was named one of the Top 20 Celtic folk bands world-wide by Marc Gunn in 2014 and is considered the most booked Celtic band in Central PA. All members of the trio are passionate about their traditional roots but say their music is also delivered with a modern edge, with a repertoire ranging from hauntingly slow aires to high energy jig and reels, love ballads, and contemporary songs. Visit their website at www.acrossthepondmusic.com.

Saturday, July 9, 2016 – Portrait Painting Demonstration: 12-2 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – Donna Bingaman 5 40042 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.

Denny Gourd ArtSaturday, July 9, 2016 – Gourd Art Demonstration: 1-3 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Nature enthusiast, Denny Bingaman will demonstrate his process of making decorative gourds. Visitors will be shown his techniques of carving, burning, and dyeing the gourds. For more information, visit the co-op website at www.42westarts.com or call 717-762-8394.

Denny Bingaman is a native of Waynesboro, PA who uses wildlife imagery as a source of inspiration for much of his art, including photography, gourd carving, and sculpting.

Saturday, July 9, 2016 – Leather Handcrafting: 1-3 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – 42 Barb Peshkin 2West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. 42 West ARTS Co-Op member, Barb Peshkin, will be working in leather, handcrafting medieval-style journals and sketch pads. For more information, visit the co-op website at www.42westarts.com or call 717-762-8394.

Peshkin’s art focuses mostly on leather crafting, calligraphy and Medieval-style illumination. She also works in gouache paints. After working in the Tuscarora School District for 35 years, she retired and worked for the Council for the Arts in Chambersburg, PA for three years. She is currently a member of the Cumberland Valley Craftsmen Guild and occasionally teaches adult and children’s classes.

Jason KablerSunday, July 10, 2016, 2-4 p.m.
Visit Center Square on Sunday to hear Nashville recording artist Jason Kabler. Originally from Greencastle, PA, Kabler now lives in Nashville and has released multiple albums with an independent record label. He is also the head of the Hendersonville, TN chapter of Global Songwriters Connection which helps songwriters become more successful through education, support, and networking. To see Jason’s touring schedule or learn more, visit his website.

Drum Circle
Sunday, July 10, 2016 – Drum Circle:
2-4 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. The multi-talented Patric Schlee invites young and old to join him for a drum circle at the Co-Op on Sunday. Bring in a drum or play one of ours! For more information, visit the co-op website at www.42westarts.com or call 717-762-8394.

Monday, July 11, 2016 – NEW! – Artists’ Connection Group: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Gallery 50 – PianoMural50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. 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 marjorietressler@comcast.net.

Ongoing Shows

Gallery 50Gallery 50’s (50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268) newest window installation is “All About Color,” featuring Chambersburg contemporary artist Marti Yeager. Artwork by local artists Donna Mason, Carol Miller, and Liz Hurley is also on display. Continuing by popular demand, “Fin, Feathers, and Fur” featuring artists Carol Wilks and Beth De’ Loiselle will continue to be featured in the main gallery with new work being added.


42WestARTSW42 West ARTS Co-Op (42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268) presents their new show, “Living Water.” Artwork by co-op members will be on display and for sale that features each artist’s interpretation of the theme. For more information, visit the co-op website at www.42westarts.com or call 717-762-8394.

Through the Lens & Beyond (38 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA Through the Lens & Beyond17268) features fine art photography, illustrations, oil and watercolor paintings, and two-dimensional art. Custom framing, classes, and seminars plus a “Day Rental” photography studio are also offered. Their website is www.throughthelensandbeyond.com.

Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro

The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 South Church

Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268) brings together area potters of all skill levels and ages offering classes, workshops, and pottery sales. Guild members have 24 hour access to the wheels and kiln seven days a week. 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.

For more information, please visit the website at www.artsallianncegw.org or call 717-655-2915 or email artsalliancegw@gmail.com.

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. 

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