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.
Thursday, February 11
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 12
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.
From 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday as Dearest Home brings authentic Civil War era music to life! You’ll experience the enthusiasm, pathos and patriotism of the period through tunes and lyrics that still ring true. You’ll be able to sing and clap along, and may even find yourself dancing! Based in Gettysburg, PA and appearing dressed in period costume, the band includes Chris Barnabei (acoustic bass), Chuck Krepley (fiddle, minstrel banjo, and vocals), Stephen Folkemer (concertina, and piano, and vocals), Margaret Folkemer (penny whistle and vocals), and Beth Folkemer (guitar, dulcimer and vocals). Expereince “authenticity and originality in perfect harmony.”
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 13
Art Demonstration Saturday!
Galleries open 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Barb Peshkin will demonstrate creating leather book covers and Medieval style illuminations at 42 West Arts Co-op from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. After working as an art teacher in the Tuscarora School District for 35 years, Barbara Peshkin retired and took a job at the Council for the Arts in Chambersburg, PA for three years. Since then she has taught children through the Arts Express Program sponsored by the Arts Council. She has also taught various art forms to adults at many venues, especially calligraphy.
She is currently a member of the Cumberland Valley Craftsmen Guild, and is occasionally inolved with the Chambersburg Art Alliance. Her own art is mostly focusing on calligraphy and Medieval style illumination. She works usually with gouache paints. She also makes Medieval style leather bound journals. She likes to experiment with many art forms, and loves to take classes to learn how to use various art media and techniques.
Sunday, February 14
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.