A Celebration of Wine, Art and Music Coming to Downtown Waynesboro
By now, many people throughout the four-state region are familiar with the “Destination ARTS!” initiative, which has transformed several vacant storefronts in downtown Waynesboro into full-scale art galleries. Each weekend, a wide variety of artwork is on display and live music can be heard on the sidewalks and in the streets. Now, organizers are preparing to add an extra ingredient to their success.
On the afternoon of Saturday, September 13, independent winemakers in the area will have an opportunity to showcase their “bottled art” as part of the first “Waynesboro Wine Walk.” Locally produced flavors such as “Locust Blossom,” “Red Plum” and “Berry Interesting” will be available to sample inside of the downtown galleries between the hours of 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. There will be no charge to taste the wine, but participants must be at least 21 years old.
“Waynesboro has truly become an arts destination, and it’s no secret that our community is filled with talented visual and performing artists,” said Deb Hollen, co-chairperson of the event. “But, when we learned that several people in town make a variety of wines, we realized their abilities needed to be celebrated as well.”
Doug Mowen, Jason Kauffman and Warren Frusher are a few of the independent winemakers who will have their homemade products available for sampling on September 13. Organizers expect a total of at least 10 to 15 different types to be served in six galleries during the event.
In addition to the independents, Adams County Winery will have representatives inside of Gallery 50, located at 50 West Main Street, while the “Wine Walk” is being held. Bottles of their product, including the popular “Tears of Gettysburg” and “Rebel Red,” will be for sale.
Several musicians are scheduled to perform throughout the course of the event, entertaining people as they pass by and travel in and out of the galleries.
The bluegrass sounds of The Lowdown Grasskickers will entertain audiences on Center Square while the duo known as G@G (Gillian Hollen and Garrett Smith) will play music inside of Gallery 20 East. Ritma Cordia, featuring Marlin Barnes on marimba and Jane Peatling on cello, can be heard on the sidewalk in front of Gallery 50, and the team of Tim Gotwald (flute) and Dan Dropkin (guitar) will be set up at The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro.
Organizers are eagerly anticipating the town’s first “Wine Walk,” and it’s an event they believe can return to town for years to come.
“Anyone who visits Main Street on the weekends receives a sensory experience they won’t soon forget,” said Hollen. “You can see the artwork in our galleries, hear the music in the air, and on September 13, you can get a literal taste of another talent this town has to offer.”
For more information about this event, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the official website of the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro (www.artsalliancegw.org).
Beards to Descend on Shippensburg; Battle for Bragging Rights, Hot Sauce, and Honey
(Shippensburg, Pennsylvania) August 5, 2014 –
Bearding Man is pleased to announce the inaugural Bearding Man Music Festival & Facial Hair Competition on Sept. 6, 2014 at The Thought Lot in Shippensburg, PA. Hirsute hordes will gather to compete in eleven categories until a victor arises with one beard to rule them all, upon whom the title “The Lord of The Beards” shall be bestowed.
Bearding Man founder, Jason Stauffer, explained the motivation behind the event, “I want to create a place where people can connect with those that are choosing to pursue their passion—which is always risky. Whether it’s a band, business, or art you have to willing to sacrifice in order to make a difference. My hope is everyone comes away with a few more friends to support the work they are putting their hearts on the line for. Also, did I mention that facial hair is awesome?”
Competitors will duel it out for the best mustache, partial beard, full beard, freestyle beard, fake beard, spicy ginger beard (red beard), and honey bear beard (blond beard). In addition to trophies category winners will receive other prizes including hot sauce for the Spicy Ginger Beard champion, and a generous amount of honey for the Honey Bear winner.
Bearding Man has a lineup of notable locals, and not-so-locals ready to judge including: the epically bearded internet celebrity Incredibeard, The Mason-Dixon Roller Vixens, Tom Etzle (president of the Red Knight Motorcycle Club PA-15), Honey Bee Burlesque Troupe, Christian Alexandersen (president of the York Beard and Mustache Club), and Seth DeSabato (president of the Steel City Beard and Mustache Club).
Bearding Man isn’t only about the hair on your face; it’s also about the music, and as such will feature a line-up including the Carlisle, PA funk/jazz/hip-hop group Mad Men, the Northern Ireland experimental folk musician Joshua Burnside, and the Baltimore based folk trio Fungus Lucky.
Be sure to come hungry as Nathan Miller Chocolate, Mosaic Coffee Company, and The Falafel Shack will be serving deliciousness all night. If your organization or company is interested in becoming a vendor, sponsoring the event or donating prizes you can find out more information at www.beardingman.com or on Facebook www.facebook.com/beardingman.
SINGER, COMEDIAN AND CELEBRITY IMPRESSIONIST TERRY FATOR RETURNS TO LUHRS CENTER TO KICK OFF 2014-2015 SEASON
The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents
TERRY FATOR – IT STARTS TONIGHT TOUR,
Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 8 p.m.
SHIPPENSBURG, PA (July 25, 2014) – The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University presents singer, comedian and celebrity impressionist, TERRY FATOR and his “It Starts Tonight Tour,” Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. Reserved tickets are $75, $69, $64 & $55 and are now on sale. A group discount is available for groups of 20 or more. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or online at luhrscenter.com.
Terry Fator became a household name in 2007 when he won Season 2 of “America’s Got Talent” with his unique brand of entertainment that combines singing, comedy, and unparalleled celebrity impressions. After 25 years of honing his skills at county fairs and venues across the country, the Dallas-bred entertainer’s big “AGT” win at age 42 catapulted him into the upper echelon of entertainers, landing him at No. 2 on Forbes’ list of the top-earning comics behind Jerry Seinfeld in 2013. The feat is due largely to his multi-million dollar deal with the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas where his award-winning show, “Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment,” has been running since 2009. With a cast of characters including Winston, the
Impersonating Turtle; Emma Taylor, the little girl with the big voice; Maynard Tompkins, the Elvis Impersonator; Duggie Scott Walker, the annoying neighbor and many others, Fator has been raking in awards, accolades, and industry admiration ever since. Within the last year, Fator has released a DVD “Terry Fator: Live In Concert,” a country music CD “It Starts Tonight,” as well as a series of children’s books including Lamu, The Christmas Kitten.
Terry Fator on the Web:
Website – http://terryfator.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TerryFator
Twitter – https://twitter.com/terryfator
YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/officialterryfator
Fator last performed at the Luhrs Center on September 26, 2008.
For additional information about the TERRY FATOR performance, or other performances within the 2014-2015 Luhrs Center series, please call the Luhrs Center Box Office at 717.477.SHOW (7469) or visit the Luhrs Center website at Luhrscenter.com.
About the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
The mission of the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University is to support and enhance the University’s role in academic and cultural enrichment for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Luhrs Center’s 1,500-seat state-of-the-art Grove Theatre is where programs to educate, enlighten and entertain are presented. Benefits of the Center to the region include expanding opportunities to participate in a wide range of cultural programming including full-scale Broadway companies, musical groups, symphonies, dance troupes and internationally known speakers. In addition, it adds options for professional training programs, youth programs and senior citizen programs; attracts regional and national business conferences, professional meetings and planning sessions; and additional visitors to the area which will result in a positive impact on the local and regional economy.
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June 12, 2014
Contact: Anne Finucane, Gallery Coordinator, 717-816-7568
“Life in the Midst of War: The Civil War Colored Pencil Paintings of Amy Lindenberg”
CHAMBERSBURG, PA – The Council for the Arts of Chambersburg will present “Life in the Midst of War: The Civil War Colored Pencil Paintings of Amy Lindenberg” from June 20-August 15 at its 159 South Main Street location. The show will be on view Tuesday through Friday from 10 am – 2 pm, and at a meet-the-artist reception on Friday June 20 from 5-7 pm. For more information, call 717-264-6883.
“Calm Before the Storm”, colored pencil drawings by Amy Lindenberger
“Rose O’Neal Greenhow”, colored pencil drawings by Amy Lindenberger
“In 1996 I began to pursue my dream of combining my experience in depicting human expression and emotion, with my lifelong passion for the Civil War era,” explains Amy Lindenberger. “The culmination of my efforts can be seen in my large-scale colored pencil images which focus on the war’s effect on the citizen-soldier, his wife and children, and society as a whole.” Amy’s work depicts with great sensitivity the personal realities of the Civil War in the lives of both soldiers and civilians, and provides a wonderful complement to the battle scenes and high drama depicted by other Civil War artists.
Amy Lindenberger graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Akron (OH) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing, and followed that with a 15-year career as a portrait artist, completing over 600 privately commissioned portraits between 1981 and 1996. In 1985 she opened The Linden Tree Fine Art Studio in North Canton, OH, offering drawing classes for all ages, and special focus workshops in drawing and colored pencil techniques. From 2004 to 2013, she owned and operated her Civil War Fine Art Gallery & Studio at 333 Baltimore St. in Gettysburg, PA, to showcase this body of work. She currently remains at that location as part of a six-artist co-op, The Drawing Room Gallery. Since 2005, Amy has also been a member of the faculty of the Botanical Art and Illustration Program at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA, providing instruction in colored pencil techniques for use in botanical art.
In 1990, Amy became a charter member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, which now has over 1700 members in 16 countries. In 2002, Amy was awarded Signature status by the CPSA, and in July 2006 received her five-year merit award, for having had her work accepted into five of the Society’s international exhibitions. Additionally, in 2013 she was awarded Signature status by the Society in colored pencil/mixed media works. She has shown her work in a wide variety of local, regional and national exhibitions, receiving numerous awards. Her work has been included in six internationally-distributed books, The Best of Colored Pencil, Vols. I, II, and IV, Creative Colored Pencil Portraits, CPSA Signature Showcase, and CP Treasures I and II, and will appear in a seventh, Incite 2: Color Passions in Fall 2014. It was also featured in the Winter 2006 edition of American Artist Drawing magazine. Amy was the featured artist at the 2004 March to Destiny Civil War Encampment in Shippensburg, PA, and served as a lecturer at the Women’s History Symposium in Gettysburg in 2005.
The Council for the Arts displays the work of local artists in its Capitol Theatre Center location at 159 South Main Street, Chambersburg. For more information, call the Council at 717-264-6883.
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June 8, 2014
Ralph Snider Award winner, CASHS student Caitlin Campagno with her “Field of Eyes”
James Patterson Award winner, JBHS student Cierra Kelly with her “Deafening”
CHAMBERSBURG, PA – The Franklin County Art Alliance presented over $1000 in awards at the opening reception of its 43rd Annual Exhibition, held Sunday, June 8th from 2-5 PM at Calvary United Methodist Church, 150 Norlo Drive in Fayetteville. The show will continue through June 12, from 2-7 PM Monday through Thursday. 338 works by 99 artists were judged by Matt Chambers of Lancaster and Lou Schellenberg of Mt. Gretna, PA.
The judges selected works to receive over 50 awards, and at the ceremony attended by over one hundred visitors on Sunday, Art Alliance Show Chair Anne Finucane presented the Northwood Books Best of Show award to Cindy Baker of Chambersburg for her oil landscape Winter Blues.
The Hickman Automotive Award for 1st place in the Oil Still Life Category was presented to Kent Roberts for his Worn (out) on the A.T. Thru Hike. 2nd place in Oil Still Life was awarded to Eric Miller of Hanover, PA, for Child’s Play, and 3rd place in Oil Still Life was earned by Donna Bingaman of Waynesboro for Blue Vase and Apples.
The Godfrey Biehl Award for 1st place in Oil Landscape was presented to Noelle K. Miller (Chambersburg) for House on the Hil. 2nd place in Oil Landscape was earned by Gene Fletcher of Chambersburg for Croatian Village, and 3rd place, by Mary Hickman of Shippensburg, for her Dawn Lights.
The Louise Mowrey Award for 1st place in Watercolor Still Life was presented to Kent Roberts of Shippensburg for Carousel. 2nd place was awarded to Judith Stenger of Chambersburg for her watercolor Figs in September. 3rd place was earned by Ruth Peyton of Falling Waters, WV for her Queen of the Night.
The Towne Framing of McConnellsburg Award for 1st place in Watercolor Landscape was presented to Charles Brown of Chambersburg for Devil’s Backbone Park. 2nd place was earned by Mavourneen Whitacre of Biglerville, PA for Utah, and 3rd place, by Charles Gelsleichter of Ortanna, PA for Ollea.
The American Frame Award for 1st place in Pastel was awarded to Kathleen McCloskey of Mercersburg for her Colorado Landscape. 2nd was earned by Ann Ruppert of Fairfield, PA, for The Paper Mulberry That Was and 3rd place, by Linda Mosemann of Warfordsburg PA, for Stray Bale.
The All Occasion Florist Award for 1st place in Florals was earned by Arlene Babb of Willow Hill, PA for Welcome Home. 2nd place was awarded to Barbara Petrucci of Chambersburg for her Sunflowers, and 3rd place, to Phillip Buttermore of Chambersburg for his Flowers and Wee Folk.
The Wallspace Gallery & Framing Award for 1st place in Portraits was presented to Jeff Barnhart of Chambersburg for his Self Portrait. 2nd place was earned by Nicole Troup of Waynesboro for her Be Still, and 3rd place, by Noelle Miller for Woman with Paisley Scarf.
The Best Friends Animal Hospital Award for 1st place in Animal Portraits was earned by Kent Roberts for Portrait of a Greyhound. 2nd place award was earned by Jean Harshman of Chambersburg for her Bulldog, and 3rd place by Eric Miller for Watching…..
The Dolbin award for 1st place in Sculpture was earned by Denny Bingaman of Waynesboro for Sly. The 2nd place award went to Jim Mackey of Chambersburg for his Early. 3rd place was earned by Joe Summers of Chambersburg for his Chesapeake Skipjack “Cannon”.
The Lotus Moon Award for 1st place in Collage/Abstract was awarded to Elizabeth Goins of Charles Town, WV for Evening Circus. 2nd place was earned by Goins for her Love of the Book and 3rd, by Sarah L. Boice of Chambersburg for her Orange Garden.
The C. Redding Award 1st place in the Genre category was presented to Dee Henry of McConnellsburg for her Living Water. 2nd place was earned by Kent Roberts for Freedom from Want – Revisited, and 3rd place, by Phillip Buttermore for Flaunting Death.
The LA Cameras Award for 1st place in Photography was awarded to Nina Sowiski of Pittsburgh, PA for Oregon Coast I. 2nd place was awarded to Frieda Stayman of Chambersburg for her Ticket Center, and 3rd, to Leighton Scott of Greencastle for his Fractured Perfection.
The Bill Davis Memorial Award for 1st place in Drawings & hand-pulled prints was awarded to Becky Dietrich of Mont Alto for her Sycamore at Wilson College. 2nd place was presented to Anne Finucane of Chambersburg for Road Through the Valley, and 3rd place, to Mary Hickman of Shippensburg for her End of the Pose is Soon.
Many high school students earned awards in the Alliance show, with the James Patterson Award being presented to Cierra Kelly of James Buchanan Senior High for her Deafening; the Ralph Snider Award went to Caitlin Campagno of Chambersburg Area Senior High for Field of Eyes.
The John Heckman D.D.S. 1st place award for student work was earned by Heidi Yacoubian of Greencastle-Antrim High School for her Portrait. 2nd place went to Jocelyn Alcocer of James Buchanan for Donatello, and 3rd place to Bri Ressler of JB for her Ominous. Honorable Mentions were presented to Hiedi Yacoubian and Candice Plessinger of James Buchanan; and Peri Penrod and Catlin Silva of Greencastle-Antrim.
Donor’s awards were presented, as well: the Skip Shull Memorial Award to Heidi Yacoubian for her Big Ben; and the Castlewood Art Award to Anne Gobin for Rocky Inlet.
The largest art exhibition to be held annually in Franklin County, the Art Alliance show features over 348 watercolors, oils, pastels, prints, drawings and sculpture. For more information about the Alliance and its Annual Exhibition, call Anne Finucane at 717-267-1396.