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.
Now thru Sept. 2 – Children’s Scavenger Hunt: Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Children are invited to participate in a Destination ARTS! Scavenger Hunt starting at Gallery 50. As “DA Detectives,” they will solve clues relating to the works of art on display. Prizes will be awarded upon completion of the scavenger hunt, which will take them to four galleries clustered within two blocks. Successful detectives will also be eligible to win a grand prize to be drawn on September 2.
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 – Nature and Wildlife Photography Show: 12-2 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Nature enthusiast, Denny Bingaman will present a slide show of his nature and wildlife photography from the last 25 years. 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.
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 – Writers Forum: 5-7 p.m. 32 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Writers of all genres are welcome to join the monthly Writer’s Forum. The theme for August’s meeting will be “Memorable Adventures We’ve Had,” or “Things You Wish You Hadn’t Done.” For information on how to join the group, please contact Jerry Kowallis at 717-352-8059 or [email protected]
Each month the Writers 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, Aug. 4, 2016 – Oil Painting Demonstration: 2-4 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Curator and Director Marjorie Tressler will be conducting an oil painting demonstration featuring a large landscape. 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, Aug. 5, 2016 – Art of Motion Reception: 5-8 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. 42 West ARTS Co-Op will be holding an opening reception for their new show, “Art of Motion” which will be exhibited through September. Members of the co-op will be showcasing their work, including photography, pottery, wood burning, nature printing, jewelry, tin-smithing, weaving, and more. Kathleen and Patric Schlee will be entertaining with live music. Wine and light refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given out. For more information, visit the co-op website at www.42westarts.com or call 717-762-8394.
Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 – Wine Down Friday: 5:30-8 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Relax and unwind in Gallery 50 this Friday as pianist Woody Payne entertains visitors with a variety of popular piano music. Wine and light refreshments will be available. For more information, call 717-655-2915.
Linwood E. (Woody) Payne has been working at the keyboard since the age of eight. He was the Minister of Music for two churches for 14 years. In 2000, he became involved with the Chambersburg Community Theatre, Inc. He is the founder and producer of CCT’s daughter organization, Cumberland Valley Sampler; a family-friendly, musical-variety show, presented annually.
Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 – Summer in the Square: 5:30-8 p.m. – Center Square, Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 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, Aug. 6, 2016 – Wood Burning Demonstration: 12-3 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. 42 West ARTS Co-Op member, Ed Beard, will be demonstrating wood burning designs of eagles and feathers this Saturday. For more information, visit the co-op website at www.42westarts.com or call 717-762-8394.
Beard has been a woodworker for the past 50 year and has exhibited in art shows and galleries since 1966. He is a graduate of St. John’s College and the University of Florida and is a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman, the Lincoln Highway Heritage Group, and a member of the Woodworking Advisory Board.
Sunday, Aug. 7, 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, Aug. 8, 2016 – Artists’ Connection: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. After just two gatherings, the Artists’ Connection has expanded into a group of artists representing all of the arts in Gallery 50 on the second Monday of each month. Artists now have the opportunity to share ideas, discuss art and the newest techniques they have learned, mentor younger artists, and generally inspire one another. There is no cost or dues – just a way for artists to connect! To express interest or to learn more, contact Marjorie Tressler at717-762-6791 or at [email protected].
Gallery 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.
42 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 17268) 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.
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.
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.