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, Dec. 7, 2016 – Gold Leaf Demonstration:
12:30-2:30 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Denny Bingaman will be working with gold leaf and applying it to a resin cast that was created earlier. For more information, contact the co-op at 717-762-8394.
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 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. Participants will share written works that feature family traditions of Christmastide. For information on how to join the group, please contact Jerry Kowallis at 717-352-8059 or [email protected].
The Writers Forum meets on the first Wednesday of each month to share contributions that usually pertain to a selected subject. After the initial ‘round and round’ contributors can share works on other subjects – be it prose, memoirs, or story-telling.
Thursday, Dec. 8, 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.
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 – Traditional Book Binding Class:
$35, course fees. $15, materials. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Learn the ancient Japanese technique of printing inks of inks floating on water from instructor Pamela “Soaring Raven” Nelson. The sheets of paper will be used to create books through the process of stab book binding. Each student will leave with their own hand-sewn journal. No experience necessary and appropriate for teenagers and adults. Contact 42 West Arts Co-Op at 717-762-8394 to register and for a list of supplies needed.
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 – Wine Down Friday:
5:30-8 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Ken Jankura Jazz Trio featuring Ken Jankura (vocals and upright bass), Joe Dennison (guitar), and Bob Jones (drums) will be playing jazz standards. The group is well-known throughout the region and has been playing contemporary jazz, blues, and other genres for more than 20 years. For more information, call 717-655-2915.
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 – 3rd Annual Craft Beer Holiday Open House:
6:00-9:00 p.m. Ceramic Arts Center – 13 South Church Street in Waynesboro, PA, 17268. Join us for this year’s 3rd Annual Craft Beer Holiday Open House. Pre-order your hand-made stein and pick it up on Friday, December 9 at the Ceramic Arts Center.
Join in supporting the celebration and mission of the center by contributing $25 or more for a mug or stein of your choice and craft brewed beer by Tom Painter, steins and mugs crafted by the guild members, finger foods furnished by the members and volunteers, and music by Brad Munn.
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 – Musical Demonstration:
5:30-8 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. To celebrate the holiday season, 42 West Arts Co-Op. Patric Schlee will entertain visitors with a variety of musical instruments, including the didgeridoo, flute, and drums. Wine and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the co-op at 717-762-8394.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 – Portrait Painting Demonstration:
12-2 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, contact the co-op at 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, Dec. 10, 2016 – Didgeridoo Workshop:
1-4 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Cost: $25. Patric Schlee will teach participants to make and learn to play their very own didgeridoo. For questions or to sign up, please call the Co-Op at 717-792-8394.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 – New Horizons Christmas Music:
1-4 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. The clarinet featuring Pat Beard, Bob Stockslager, and Peggy Overcash will be playing holiday tunes making for a festive afternoon. Hot cider and cookies will be available.
Sunday, December 11, 2016 – Christmas Caroling:
2-3 p.m. Meet at the Christmas Tree at the Square in Waynesboro. Get in the holiday spirit and spread some cheer with members of the Waynesboro community as we sing traditional Christmas Carols around downtown Waynesboro. Everyone is welcome to participate and song sheets will be provided.
Follow up with a Holiday Choral Concert at the Evangelical Lutheran Church (43 South Church Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268) at 4 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 717-655-2915.
Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 – Artists’ Connection Group:
6:30-8:30 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Join the Artists’ Connection for their next monthly meeting and to celebrate the holidays! The group is open to all artists and those passionate about the arts. The meeting serves as an opportunity to share ideas, discuss art and the newest techniques you have learned, mentor younger artists, and generally inspire one another. There are no cost or dues – just a way for artists to connect! To express interest or to learn more, contact Marjorie Tressler at 717-762-6791 or at [email protected].
Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 – Destination INNOVATION Speakers Series:
6:30-8 p.m. Music Makers – 46 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Willie Dingledein, Team Leader for the 4-H Robotics Club of Franklin County will do a presentation on STEAM: Powering 21st Century Education by Competitive Team Robot Building. Attendees will learn how a Franklin County-based FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition team is motivating students to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) by encouraging the students to build a competition-ready robot in six weeks. This presentation will be a great educational opportunity for STEAM educators and students and parents who would like to learn more about the program. Please call 717-655-2915 for more information.
Gallery 50’s (50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268) Artwork by local and regional artists is on display and for sale. The walls are filled with fine art paintings in beautiful frames. The tables are covered with outstanding examples of pottery, wood work, jewelry, sculpture, cards and even hand made soaps. Truly an experience for the senses – especially with the addition of music performances during “Wine Down Friday.”
42 West ARTS Co-Op (42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268) Artwork in many varying media by co-op members is on display and for sale. 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, galleries 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.