Destination ARTS! activities continue this week with art exhibits, special events, and live music scheduled at Gallery 50 (50 W. Main St., Waynesboro), 42 WestARTS Co-Op (42 W. Main St., Waynesboro), the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 S. Church St.), and the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery. All performances and events are free unless otherwise indicated.
Friday, Oct. 30
Wine Down Friday activities and receptions are planned at Gallery 50, 42 West ARTS Co-Op, and the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro, between 5 and 8 p.m. At Gallery 50, there will be a mixed media event combining improvised music with live painting, allowing attendees to join in the spontaneous creation. Bob Courter (guitar and vocals with Prophets of the Abstract Truth) and George Rohrer (guitar, bass, and vocals with the Blue Comets and Compass Creek) will each perform solo sets combining originals and eclectic covers. This will be followed by free form music joined by local artist Harold Shapiro who will encourage attendees to join him as they interpret what they are hearing visually.
• AlleZingun (Emily Beaton, fiddle; Katy Clay, guitar and voice; and Barb Eshelman, fiddle) will be performing at Gallery 50 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The group blends folk music traditions from both sides of the Atlantic, such as Celtic, Appalachian, and Klezmer. Their performances include vocal as well as instrumental numbers, contemporary as well as traditional melodies, swing and ragtime as well as country and oldtime tunes.
• Patric Schlee will be creating original improvisational music on flute and drums at 42 West ARTS Co-Op from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. The public is invited to join in.
Saturday, Oct. 31
• Donna Bingaman, gallery director and member of 42 West Arts will be demonstrating portraits and landscape oil painting from noon to 2 p.m. She specializes in painting oil portraits, still life, genre and sculptures and enjoys painting people from life or photos and strives to capture the unique personality of each.
• Hollis Mentzer will be demonstrating Nature Printing on absorbent paper using dried plant specimens on absorbent paper using driet 42 West Arts Co-op from 1 to 3 p.m. Hollis began his journey into the arts with a workshop in pottery. In his art, he attempts to convey the simplicity/complexity of natural forms using dried and compressed plant specimens. Composition and color are the challenges in presentation.
• Make and play your own didgeridoo in an upcoming workshop with Patric Schlee from 1 to 4 p.m. Limited to 12 participants. The didgeridoo, sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or drone pipe, is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia around 1,500 years ago and still in widespread use today both in Australia and around the world.
Sunday, Nov. 1
Ongoing shows: Galleries open 1 to 4 p.m.
• Gallery 50 is currently featuring artists Katrina Hoopes and Donna Mitchell in a show called “2 Women, 2 Points of View”.
• 42 West Arts Co-op is continuing to spotlight “Forever Flowers.” This features Donna Bingaman oil painting, Lori Linthicum creative pottery, Tom McFarland painting, Denny Bingaman photography, Rod & Karri Benedict pottery, Ed Beard wood burning, Hollis Mentzer nature printing, Andy Smetzer photography, and Jennifer Caldwell silver jewelry.
• 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.
• The Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery has a wide variety of art on display, including stained glass work from artist George V. Grillo.
For more information visit www.artsalliancegw.org or call 717-655-2915.