The Franklin County Visitors Bureau Announces Destination ARTS! Weekend Schedule

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The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the visitors to experience Destination ARTS! in downtown Waynesboro--a good choice for a spontaneous extended weekend.

Ken Jankura and Joe Dennison perform at Destination ARTS! in downtown Waynesboro PA.

Come alive with the arts in downtown Waynesboro PA this weekend.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites visitors to discover “Destination ARTS!” activities as they continue in Waynesboro with special events and live music scheduled at Gallery 50 and 42 West ARTS Co-Op. The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro and The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery will also have art and pottery for sale and art classes available. Gallery 20 East will open with an exhibit of various works by residents at Quincy Village as well as a display spotlighting local photographers.

Marjorie Tresser, Gallery 50's curator/director, is continuing her series of demo/talks on the Old Masters techniques she uses for her oil paintings on Thursday, April 30 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Marjorie is incorporating a talk about the Schuler School of Fine Arts faculty show she is currently featuring in Gallery 50.

“Wine Down Friday” receptions, featuring live music, wine and light refreshments, are scheduled from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gallery 50, 42 West ARTS Co-Op, Gallery 20 East and The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro. All musical performances set for inside the galleries will begin at 5:30.

Ken Jankura (vocals and bass) and Joe Dennison (guitar) will provide the music for “Wine Down Friday” at Gallery 50 this week. Two of the most highly regarded jazz musicians in the area, they will perform an array of standards and jazz classics.

Patric Schlee will be playing flute, drums and didgeridoo in a relaxed atmosphere at Gallery 42 West Co-Op on “Wine Down Friday”. Join in for casual conversation and music. Be inspired, bring your own instrument or use one of ours. A native of Baltimore, Schlee lived on remote West Virginia mountain land until moving to Quincy Township two years ago. He has spent many years fine tuning his wind chime and metallophone designs.

This week’s events include the opening of a special show of works created by residents at Quincy Village on Friday, May 1. There will be a reception at Gallery 20 East to celebrate the opening of the Quincy Village show from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibit features art, crafts and woodworking. Light refreshments will be served. Musical performances will be presented throughout the show every Friday and Sunday and will feature several groups. The “Quincy Duo” with Dusty Rhodes (clarinet, tenor saxophone, vocals) and Robert Nelson (guitar and clarinet) will play standards from the early 1900’s and big band era. The Robert Nelson Trio (Robert Nelson and Dusty Rhodes on clarinet and Bill Hull on flute) will perform classical music from composers such as Mozart and Haydn. The Quincy Ensemble (Al Good on keyboard, Bill Hammaker on euphonium, and Dusty Rhodes on sax) will play standards. Also, Al Good will demonstrate his hand-made crank organ.

Donna Bingaman will be demonstrating portrait and still life oil painting on Saturday, May 2 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the 42 West Arts Co-Op. A native of Waynesboro, Donna specializes in painting oil portraits, still lifes and sculptures.

The 42 West Arts Co-Op will feature Pat Beard demonstrating alpaca yarn spinning on Saturday, May 2 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Pat began knitting at age 10 and has loved working with yarn and fabrics ever since. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Florida and is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the Cumberland Valley Craft Guild.The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro brings together area potters of all skill levels and ages with classes, pottery sales, and 24/7 member access.A live musical performance to be announced will be held at Schier’s Furniture Lifestyles, 37 West Main St. from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2.

Destination ARTS! continues throughout 2015 with activities on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Stay abreast of the weekly schedule by visiting or by downloading the Explore Franklin County Mobile App in iTunes and Google Play stores.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore Franklin County PA and enjoy the trails of history, arts, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and is an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Discover more....plan a visit soon at or by contacting 866.646.8060.

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