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WAYNESBORO – Destination ARTS! activities for March 17-20 include art exhibits and special events scheduled 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., all in Waynesboro.

The galleries feature oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, sculptures, jewelry, photographs, furniture and more. All events are free unless otherwise indicated.

For the March 17-20 weekend, they will be open 1-4 p.m. Thursday (Gallery 50 and 42 West ARTS Co-Op only), 5-8 p.m. Friday, noon-6 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Thursday, March 17

Gallery 50's Curator/Director Marjorie Tressler will be presenting her weekly oil painting demonstrations from 2 to 4 p.m. in Gallery 50, featuring a large landscape.

Director and co-founder of 42 West ARTS Co-Op, Donna Bingaman, will be demonstrating the portrait painting of “Coria” from 1 to 3 p.m.

Friday, March 18

Jazz singer Kerensa Gray will be performing at Gallery 50 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Winner of the 20th Annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition and one of the area’s most popular performers, Gray is often compared to jazz icons such as Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, and Diana Krall. She has shared the stage with artists such as Stellar Award Winner Isaiah Thomas and has opened for Grammy and Dove award winners CeCe Winans and Vickie Winans.

In 42 West ARTS Co-Op, Patric Schlee will be playing the flute, drums, and other instruments in a relaxed atmosphere from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to join in. While there, attendees can sign up for Schlee's April 16 didgeridoo class.

Saturday, March 19

At 42 West ARTS Co-Op from 1 to 3 p.m., gallery co-founder Denny Bingaman will present a slideshow of his collection of nature and wildlife photography. Many photos from Bingaman’s collection feature local birds and wildlife.

In the same gallery from 1 to 3 p.m., Hollis Mentzer will conduct a paper making workshop. Participants will make several sheets of paper, experimenting with additions and variations in weight and design. Paper will be available to pick up on Sunday, March 20, at 1 p.m., after it has dried overnight. Mentzer has been paper making for more than 20 years and has won several awards through the Franklin County Arts Alliance.

For more information contact Amy Stine at 717-655-2915 or at astine@artsalliancegw.org.

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