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Waynesboro's artists share music, painting, pottery

WAYNESBORO – Destination ARTS! activities include art exhibits and special events scheduled at Gallery 50, 42 West ARTS Co-Op, Through the Lens & Beyond and the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro. The galleries feature oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, sculptures, jewelry, photographs, furniture, and more. All events are free unless otherwise indicated.

This weekend, they will be open on Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. (Gallery 50 and 42 West ARTS Co-Op only), Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. All galleries are closed on Sunday, March 27.

Special activities and performances are indicated below.

Thursday, March 24

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

Friday, March 25

Thomas Roue takes his turn entertaining audiences at Gallery 50 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Roue, of Gettysburg, can often be seen performing as the lead singer of Pale Barn Ghosts, whose music has been described as “haunting cemetery folk.” In a press release announcing the performance, he said he believes his lyrics speak to the idea “that life, death and love are the only themes that really count.”

In 42 West ARTS Co-Op, 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Patric Schlee will play 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, be sure to sign up for Schlee's April 16 didgeridoo class.

Saturday, March 26

Rod Meyer will be working in clay on the potter’s wheel from 1 to 3 p.m. in 42 West ARTS Co-Op. Meyer and his wife, Karri Benedict, have been making pottery for more than 25 years. Their work shows a great respect for fine craftsmanship with designs that are heavily influenced by function and elegance of form. They work in two distinct glazes – a copper metallic in both matte and luster, and a clear crackle with polychrome highlights. Both Meyer and Benedict are juried members of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.

In the same gallery from 1 to 4 p.m., gallery co-owner and founder Donna Bingaman will be teaching an oil painting class focused on composition, color, and values. Bring a photo of a pet, loved one, or landscape to be recreated in oils during the class. Sign-ups are available in 42 West ARTS Co-Op gallery, or by calling 717-762-8394.