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, April 5, 2017 – Crafting Gourd Bird House and Oil Painting Class:
12 to 3 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Join Donna Bingaman at her weekly painting class every Wednesday while Patric Schlee provides ambient music designed to inspire! Each student benefits from her personal instruction and 40 years of experience. Each class is $15. While there, Denny Bingaman will be designing and crafting bird houses from gourds for gallery visitors. For more info or to register, contact 717-762-8394.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – Writers Forum:
5 to 7 p.m. 32 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Writers of all genres are welcome to join the monthly Writer’s Forum meeting. Participants will share written works inspired by “Foolish things I’ve done. I may or may not have been caught.” 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. Visitors are welcome as well as ideas for future meetings.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – Open Mic Nite:
6 to 9 p.m. Music Makers – 46 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Local artists are invited to participate in an open mic session facilitated by Brad Munn. All musical styles and spectators are welcome. A sound system, microphone, and electric stage piano will be provided. Contact 717-655-2915 for more information.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 – Oil Painting Demonstration:
2 to 4 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Gallery 50 Curator, Marjorie Tressler, will be conducting her weekly demo covering a variety of subjects, including portraits, landscapes, and other genres. While there, enjoy our new window display “Down on the Farm” accompanied by new artwork featuring new artist Tina Stonestreet and frequent artists Steve Nevada and Tom Renner. For more information, call 717-655-2915.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 – Contemporary Choir:
7 to 8 p.m. Music Makers – 46 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Join a new community choir open to singers of all skill levels who are at least 14 years of age on Thursdays at Music Makers. Musical selections will include a cappella, multi-cultural, and popular genres. Rehearsal dates: April 6, 20, 27, and May 4, 11, and 18. For more information or to register, call 717-655-2915.
April 7-9, 2017 – Egg in Art Gallery Walk:
Times and locations vary. Visit the galleries of Destination ARTS! to discover artwork “Eggs” that have been created and hidden by area artists in their preferred artistic medium. Pick up an entry form at any gallery and have it stamped at all four locations for a chance to win a basket of goodies. The winner will be announced at the Artists Connection on April 10, 2017. Galleries are open on Fridays from 5-8 p.m., Saturdays from 12-6 p.m., and Sundays from 1-47 p.m. Gallery locations: Gallery 50 (50 West Main St.), Through the Lens & Beyond (38 West Main St.), 42 West Arts Co-Op (42 West Main St.), and Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 South Church St.)
Friday, April 7, 2017 – Wheel Throwing Demo:
5 to 8 p.m. Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro – 13 South Church Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Mary Ashe-Mahr will demonstrate wheel throwing techniques as she creates a variety of cylinders, mugs, and bowls. While there check out their pottery store and sign up for a Corks and Clay class! Call 717-404-3190 for more information.
Friday, April 7, 2017 – Musical Demonstration:
5:30 to 8 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Patric Schlee will entertain visitors with a variety of musical instruments, including the didgeridoo, flute, and drums. While there, be sure to look for the quilted and hand-crafted creations by guest artist Andrea Finch. Wine and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the co-op at 717-762-8394.
Friday April 7, 2017 – Live Music Friday:
5:30 to 8 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Nick Andrew Staver will be bringing a new voice to the blues this Friday. His music is a pleasing blend of blue and roots music to support his iconic vocal style. Wine and light refreshments will be available. For more information, visit www.artsalliancegw.org or call 717-655-2915.
From small corner bars to large auditoriums, Staver has gained the experience and knowledge of a professional musician while maintaining the mindset to never get ahead of himself. Always reflecting upon his past and paying respects to his idols, both past and present, his music moves within him and resonates with his audiences. Each performance is an intimate opportunity to capture a desired dose of rhythm and blues mixed into modern songwriting storylines.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 – Portrait Painting Demonstration:
12 to 2 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op – 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, April 8, 2017 – Crafting Gourd Bird House:
1 to 3 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op & Gallery – 42 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Denny Bingaman will be demonstrating how he designs and creates bird houses from gourds. For more information, contact the co-op at 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. Bingaman will use his clay sculptures to render rubber molds for cold-casting sculptures in bronze and copper. After casting, a patina is applied and finished off with steel wool and an application of wax.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 – Children’s Pottery Workshop:
1 to 3 p.m. – Ceramic Arts Studio of Waynesboro – 13 South Church Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Children will receive step-by-step instruction to create an artistic clay dreamcatcher. The class is $25 and includes all materials, glazes, and firings. To register, contact Mary Ashe-Mahr at [email protected] or call 717-404-3190.
Monday, April 10, 2017 – Oil Painting Class:
1 to 4 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Marjorie Tressler invites artists of all ability levels to attend her weekly painting class in Gallery 50 that will cover both oil and acrylic mediums. These fun and relaxed sessions are $65 for 6 classes. Contact Marjorie Tressler at 717-762-6791 or at [email protected] to register.
Monday, April 10, 2017 – Artists’ Connection Group:
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Gallery 50 – 50 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Join the Artists’ Connection for their next monthly meeting. 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. Marjorie Tressler will continue her demo from last month’s meeting by covering her oil painting process focusing on value and color. The winner of the “Egg in Art” hunt will also be drawn at the meeting. 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].
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.