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, July 21, 2016 – Gallery Talks: 2 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Curator and Director Marjorie Tressler will share behind-the-scenes information on the art and history of the artists of Gallery 50. Learn about each artist’s individual technique and even their personal history and artistic inspirations. 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 22, 2016 – Wine Down Friday: 5:30-8 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268.
Jon Ingels will be performing his blend of bluegrass, rock, and blues music. Wine and light refreshments will be available. For more information, call 717-655-2915.
Jon Ingels is a singer/songwriter from Waynesboro, PA and has written songs and performed with several local groups, including the Boro Boogie Pickers. Ingles’ lyrical content is a mixture of storytelling and geographic imagery backed by folk chord patterns, simple melodies, and blues-driven rhythm.
Friday, July 22, 2016 – Book Signing with Dr. Ed Koterba Morgret: 5-8 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Visit Gallery 50 on Friday for a special book signing with Dr. Ed Koterba Morgret, author of “The Essential Ed Koterba: A Most Outstanding Newspaperman.” The book chronicles Koterba’s unlikely rise to become a syndicated columnist in Washington, D.C. during the 1950s. Students of journalism and fans of the 1950s will delight in the rich details provided by the author who also happens to be Koterba’s son. For more information about the book, visit www.TheEssentialEdKorterba.com.
Morgret, son of Ed Koterba, was born in Chambersburg, PA in 1952. He holds a BA from Clemson University, an MA from the Catholic University of America, and a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was awarded the West Virginia School Psychologist of the year in 2005 and served as president of the school’s Psychologists Association from 2009 to 2010. Today he lives in Hilton Head Island where he enjoys playing jazz piano and tennis.
Friday, July 22, 2016 – Summer in the Square: 5:30-8 p.m. – Center Square, Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Mountain Ride, a Pennsylvania bluegrass band fancying both progressive and traditional facets of the genre will be playing in Center Square. The group is composed of Eric Avey (guitar and vocals), Scott Matlock (fiddle and vocals), Corey Woodcock (banjo), Chance Hurley (mandolin), and Kate Avey (bass and vocals). For more information, call 717-655-2915 or visit their website at www.mountainridebluegrass.com.
Friday, July 22, 2016 – Folks Songs by Becky Dietrich and Patric Schlee: 6:30-8 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Becky Dietrich and Patrich Schlee will present a variety of traditional folk songs in Gallery 50. Wine and light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit the co-op website at www.42westarts.com or call 717-762-8394.
Dietrich has collected and sung folk songs from England, Scotland, and the United States for many years. She is an active artist and writer and owned and operated A Little Gallery in Mont Alto, PA for 20 years.
Saturday, July 23, 2016 – Portrait Painting Demonstration: 12-2 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. 42 West ARTS 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.
Saturday, July 23, 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 pieces for the home that are 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.
Sunday July 24, 2016 – Songwriters Showcase: 2-5 p.m. Music Makers – 46 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Members of the Songwriters Forum will be performing original songs written as part of the group’s writing exercises in the newly opened Music Makers Center. Featured performers include Jon Ingels, Gus and Roonie Rost, Ron Nicodemus, Ginny Gill, John Dolly, Brian Forberger, Michael Weber, and Tim Franklin. For more information, call 717-655-2915.
The Songwriters Forum meets on a monthly basis in Waynesboro. Prior to each meeting, a new title or subject is chosen and members are encouraged to write an original song, resulting in unique works that reflect each participant’s preferred musical genre and unique style.
Sunday, July 24, 2016 – Galleries Open 1-4 PM
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.