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Joel Newman performs at Wine Down Friday

WAYNESBORO - Destination ARTS! offers free performances and events for the March 31-April 3 weekend 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. 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 from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 (Gallery 50 and 42 West ARTS Co-Op only); from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 1;  noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2; and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 3.

Special activities and performances are indicated below. For more information, please visit the website at or call 717-655-2915 or email

Thursday, March 31

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. 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.

Donna Bingaman, co-owner of 42 West ARTS Co-Op, will do a portrait painting demonstration of “Coria” in the gallery from 1 to 3 p.m. A graduate of the Washington School of Arts, Bingaman is a juried member of the Oil Painters of America and has won several awards for her work. Her portraits are currently featured in the Chambersburg Court House and Annex as well as in private collections.

Friday, April 1

Join musician Joel Newman for our Wine Down Friday activities in Gallery 50 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Newman has an eclectic music background, playing and studying everything from blues and jazz to funk and classical. He has performed with T.M. Stevens, Dick Wagner, and co-wrote and recorded Tim Curry’s (of "Rocky Horror Picture Show") album “Simplicity.” When not performing, Newman teaches music at Duet with Music in Frederick, Maryland, and records demos out of his home studio.

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 may sign up for Schlee's April 16 didgeridoo class.

Saturday, April 2

Pat Beard will demonstrate weaving on the loom from 1 to 3 p.m. in 42 West ARTS Co-Op. Weaving on old-fashioned looms, Beard combines interesting colors and textures to create distinctly unique and pleasingly tactile pieces. She has a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Florida and is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the Cumberland Valley Craft Guild.

Ongoing Shows

Gallery 50’s newest window installation is “All About Color,” featuring Chambersburg contemporary artist Marti Yeager. Artwork by local artists Donna Mason, Carol Miller, and Liz Hurley is also on display. Continuing by popular demand, “Fin, Feathers, and Fur” featuring artists Carol Wilks and Beth De'Loiselle will continue to be featured in the main gallery, with new work being added.

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). For more information, visit their website at

Through the Lens & Beyond features fine art photography, illustrations, oil and watercolor paintings, and two-dimensional art. Custom framing, classes, and seminars plus a “day rental” photography studio are also offered. Their website is

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-hour access to the wheels and kiln seven days a week. For information about classes and special programs visit their website at

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.

For more information, visit, call 717-655-2915 or email