April 1, 2020
Volume 20-11
Welcome!
Welcome to Artist Alley,
Washington County Arts Council's electronic newsletter. We hope this publication will engage you with the arts in your community.
WCAC welcomes your ideas and support as it continues to take the lead in bringing together the community's art organizations to strengthen our region's arts culture.
For artist information, arts events, calls for art, and more visit WCAC's web page... www.washingtoncountyarts.com .
April 2020 Exhibit
The Washington County Arts Council announces the postponement of its April 2020 exhibits, “Circumspect” and “Fault Lines” which will be rescheduled in 2021.
Washington County Gives is being postponed from May 5, 2020 until to September 22, 2020.

The Community Foundation of Washington County feels this is the best solution at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Washington County Arts Council is currently closed to the public until further notice.
Follow WCAC’s FACEBOOK page to view the current exhibit photos and other arts happenings around the state and local community .
Maryland State Arts Council Actions Regarding COVID-19
Creative Conversations are discipline-specific virtual gatherings to give updates, hold the space for peer-to-peer sharing, encourage updated recommendations for action by the Maryland State Arts Council, and envision the resurgence of arts activities while dealing with the state of emergency
during the COVID-19 outbreak.
 
Open to the public, no registration is required. 
 
Dates
 
Creative Conversations: Theatre
April 6th, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Led by MSAC Director of Grants and Professional Development, Dana Parsons
Meeting ID: 765 392 456
 
Creative Conversations: Literary Arts
April 6th, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Led by MSAC Director of Grants and Professional Development, Dana Parsons
Meeting ID: 151 356 640
 
Creative Conversations: Dance
April 7th, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Led by MSAC Executive Director, Ken Skrzesz
Meeting ID: 611 421 4132
 
Creative Conversations: Public Art
April 7th, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Led by MSAC Public Art Program Director, Liesel Fenner
Meeting ID: 611 455 131
 
Creative Conversations: Folklife
April 8th, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Led by State Folklorist, Chad Buterbaugh
Meeting ID: 511 575 535
 
Creative Conversations: Media Arts/Film
April 8th, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Led by MSAC Arts Services Program Director, Emily Sollenberger
Meeting ID: 987 337 942
 
Creative Conversation: Arts in Education
April 9th, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Led by MSAC Arts in Education Program Director and Accessibility Coordinator, Precious Blake
Meeting ID: 627 797 118
 
Creative Conversations: Music
April 9th, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Led by MSAC Arts Services Program Director, Laura Weiss
Meeting ID: 807 424 092
 
Creative Conversations: Visual Art
April 14th, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Led by MSAC Arts Services Program Director, Emily Sollenberger
Meeting ID: 816 888 131
 
Creative Conversations: Multi-Discipline
April 14th, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Led by MSAC Arts Services Program Director, Emily Sollenberger
Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/265274474  
Meeting ID: 265 274 474
 
Creative Conversations: Presenters
April 15th, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Led by MSAC Arts Services Program Directors, Emily Sollenberger and Laura Weiss
Meeting ID: 567 722 245
 
Creative Conversations: Independent Artists
April 15th, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Led by MSAC Arts Services Program Director, Emily Sollenberger
Meeting ID: 183 392 227
 
Creative Conversations: Touring Artists
April 16th, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Led by MSAC Arts Services Program Directors, Emily Sollenberger and Laura Weiss
Meeting ID: 811 732 026
 
Creative Conversations: Accessibility
April 16th, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Led by MSAC Arts in Education Program Director and Accessibility Coordinator, Precious Blake
Meeting ID: 822 469 712
 
The Maryland State Arts Council is accessible to all patrons. Guests with accessibility questions or who require additional assistance may call 410-767-6476 or email precious.blake@maryland.gov .
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Washington County's Community Listening Session with AEMS (Arts Education in Maryland Schools) will take place on Monday, May 4, 2020 from 7pm-8:30pm at the Barbara Ingram School, 7 S Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) believes that arts education is a civil right. The benefits of arts education in children's lives are fundamental, universal, and transformative. As an organization that works to ensure that all of Maryland's public-school children have access to quality arts education, AEMS is coming to your district to learn more about how best to support and advocate for arts education in your schools.

AEMS's Arts Education Community Meetings are open to arts educators, school administrators, local leaders, and parents, so AEMS can understand the challenges, victories, and impact of arts education through small breakout group conversations.

Come share your story, AEMS is here to support the community in bringing quality arts education to every student in every school in every district!

Washington County's Community Listening Session will take place on Monday, May 4, 2020 from 7pm-8:30pm at the Barbara Ingram School, 7 S Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
 
Community meeting in Washington County
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Follow https://www.facebook.com/wcartscouncil/ for resources for on-line art virtual offerings.
2020 Washington Goes Purple
Call for Artists
Deadline: August 6, 2020
WCAC staff is working remotely.

Contact:

Gallery Manager, Chris Brewer at gallerymanager@washingtoncountyarts.com
 
Executive Director, Mary Anne Burke at maryanneb@washingtoncountyarts.com

The Maryland State Arts Council is accessible to all patrons. Guests with accessibility questions or who require additional assistance may call 410-767-6476 or email precious.blake@maryland.gov .
ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND
News & Events
Imagine Hagerstown Street Festival 2020
Seeking Artists/Art Educators
Deadline: Until Filled
To include your happenings in future editions of Artist Alley, please send your art information to  maryanneb@washingtoncountyarts.com

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The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is funded by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development.
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The Washington County Arts Council is a proud member of
County Arts Agencies of Maryland,
Maryland Citizens for the Arts, and Americans for the Arts
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