DESTINATION ARTS! Continues for Week 10 in Waynesboro With Art, Music and More
"Destination ARTS!" activities continue in downtown Waynesboro this weekend. Six galleries will be open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Marjorie Tressler's weekly painting demonstrations continue inside of Gallery 50 starting at 1:00 on Thursday afternoon.
Anyone visiting downtown Waynesboro on Friday night may feel like they just stepped off a boat in the Caribbean as Nancy and Jody Messich bring their "Island Fusion" sounds back to Center Square. One of last summer's most popular "Destination ARTS!" performers, the duo covers crowd-pleasing songs such as "I Will Survive," "Under the Boardwalk" and several of Jimmy Buffett's greatest hits. Nancy's steel drums can be heard from 5:00 to 8:00.
Also on Friday night - Patric Schlee will again be making music at 42 West ARTS Co-Op beginning at 5:00.
Donna Bingaman returns to the co-op on Saturday for her third and final painting demonstration in August. The Waynesboro native has studied with regionally and nationally known portrait and oil painting artists throughout her career, and beginning at 1:00 pm., she'll share some of that knowledge with her audience on Main Street.
Much like "Island Fusion," the music of The Non-Violent Ferns could commonly be heard on Center Square in 2013, and on Saturday, they'll be making their 2014 "Destination ARTS!" debut. The band is comprised of Erin Regan (lead vocals, keyboard, guitar and ukulele), Dani Kardisco (vocals, ukulele, percussion), Elise Stendal (vocals, guitar, ukulele and percussion), Amanda Bietsch (violin, bass and percussion) and Sammy Bradley (percussion). Their set is scheduled to start at noon.
Once the Ferns are finished at 3:00, it will be Tim Franklin's turn to step up to the mic on Center Square. The nomadic singer-guitarist writes songs that are eclectic but anchored in rock music, particularly leaning toward the folk-rock genre. The front-man of Seattle-based band, Pillow Army, Franklin utilizes effects for his solo shows, including looping and percussive strumming techniques, to create a full sound, which can be heard from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Folk music can also be heard on Sunday, as Mountain Air brings the weekend to a close. The trio of Bobbi Smith (vocals and guitar), Bob Murphy (upright bass) and Lisa Donohoe (vocals and mandolin) will be on Center Square between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
The 2014 version of "Destination ARTS!" features Gallery 50 (50 West Main Street), Gallery 20 East (20 East Main Street), 42 West ARTS (42 West Main Street), The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery (10 East Main Street), The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 South Church Street) and Through the Lens -- Gallery 74 West (74 West Main Street).
All of the galleries feature oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, fiber arts, sculpture, photographs, furniture, prints and much more. They are open each weekend on Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Fridays from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturdays from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit artsalliancegw.org.