Destination ARTS! activities continue in Waynesboro, PA with art exhibits, special events scheduled at Gallery 50, 42 West ARTS Co-Op, Through the Lens & Beyond, and the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro. All events are free unless otherwise indicated.
Wednesday, February 3
The Destination ARTS! Writers Forum, sponsored by the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro, will hold its monthly meeting at a new location: 32 E Main Street, Waynesboro, PA, on from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The theme for the February meeting will be “Resolutions and New Beginnings”. After the initial ‘round and round’ as members read their contributions, they will then read any subject they’re currently working on – be it prose, poetry, memoirs or story-telling. At the January meeting, Henry L. Mencken (Baltimore’s “Bad Boy”) was quoted saying, “Writers, as one were to discover from long experience with them – a large part of it of the hard, home-made variety – are born with some strange, built in compulsion that makes them write for the same reason that roosters crow and hens lay eggs.” Interested writers are invited to join the group. Inquiries may be addressed to Jerry Kowallis at 717-352-8059 or email: netscape.net.
Thursday, February 4
Gallery 50’s Curator/Director Marjorie Tressler will be back again presenting her weekly oil painting demonstrations from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm featuring a large landscape. 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.
Friday, February 5
Wine Down Friday activities and receptions are planned at Gallery 50 (50 W. Main St.), 42 West ARTS Co-Op (42 W. Main St.),Through the Lens & Beyond (38 W. Main St.), and the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 S. Church St.) between 5:00 and 8:00 pm.
Jazz singer Kerensa Gray will be performing at Gallery 50 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Winner of the 20th Annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition and of the area’s most popular performers, Gray is often compared to jazz icons such as Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, and Diana Krall.
Patric Schlee will be creating original improvisational music on flute and drums at 42 West ARTS Co-Op. The public is invited to join in.
Saturday, February 6
Art Demonstration Saturday!
Galleries open 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Denny Bingaman will be demonstrating the technique of carving, burning and dyeing on a gourd at 42 West ARTS Co-op from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Donna Bingaman will be teaching an oil painting class 42 West ARTS from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. A native of Waynesboro, PA, she is an impressionist, realist, and a blender of originality and tradition, winning many best of shows and numerous other awards for her portraits and other subjects from flowers to genre, including sculptures in bronze. Donna is a graduate of the Washington School of Art and has studied with several regionally and nationally artists. To register for the class, call 717-762-8394
Sunday, February 7
Galleries open 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Gallery 50 is presenting three new shows celebrating the Winter season. The west window gallery theme is “Winter White” featuring Gallery 50’s “Muse” “Samantha the Snow Princess”, and beautiful winter scenes created by Virginia Hair , Liz Hurley and Donna Mitchell.. The east window gallery is presenting “It’s a Wonderful Still Life” with art by Brad Clever, Marjorie Tressler, and David Buckley Good. The main gallery is showcasing “Fin, Feathers and Fur”, featuring artist Carol Wilks and Beth De’ Louiselle.
42 West ARTS Co-op is presenting a winter show called “Let it Snow”. Featured artists are Andy Smetzer (photographer), Donna Bingaman (oil painting), Lorie Linthicum (creative pottery), Tom McFarland (painting), Denny Bingaman (photography), Rod and Karri Benedict (pottery), Ed Beard (wood burning), Hollis Mentzer (nature printing), Laura Shindle (painting), Bob North (tinsmithing), Jennifer Caldwell (silver jewelry), and Debra Woods (dolls and folk art).
Through the Lens & Beyond features fine art photography, illustrations, oil and watercolor paintings, and 2-dimensional art. Custom framing, classes, and seminars plus a “Day Rental” photography studio will also be offered.
The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro brings together area potters of all skill levels and ages offering classes, workshops, and pottery sales. Guild members have 24/7 access to the wheels and kiln. 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), Through the Lens & Beyond (38 West Main Street)and the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 South Church 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 on 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. and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.