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Artist Alley 
February 21, 2017
Volume 17-03 

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.
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February 2017 Exhibit

The Washington County Arts Council (WCAC) is pleased to host the 7th Annual Washington County Art Educators exhibit.

The Exhibit continues through February 28, 2017.
March 2017 Exhibits

Opening Reception Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5pm until 7pm for " Jon Parks: Southern Exposure" and " Lesley Whalley: Colorful Language"
Exhibits continue through March 28, 2017

Washington County Arts Council, 34 S Potomac Street, in the heart of downtown Hagerstown.

Maryland Arts Day is the largest annual gathering of arts professionals in Maryland...representing every county in the state, this state-wide arts advocacy event connects artists, educators, administrators, volunteers and trustees with lawmakers from every legislative district in Maryland." MCA

A contingent of art advocates representing local organizations from Washington County attended the Maryland Arts Day 2017 which was held in Annapolis on February 14, 2017.

Pictured left to right: Judy Ditto, Maryland Symphony Orchestra; Al Martin, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts; Mary Anne Burke, Washington County Arts Council; Delegate Mike McKay; Delegate William Wivell; Rebecca Massie Lane, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts; Wallace Lee, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts; Delegate Neil Parrott; Michael Jones, Maryland Symphony Orchestra; Jennifer Chapman, Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance; Michael Harp, Maryland Symphony Orchestra and Nicole Houghton, Maryland Symphony Orchestra.
Not pictured: Senator Andrew Serafini; Senator George Edwards; and Delegate Brett Wilson.

MSO Seeks Executive Director
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Frank Herrera: On the Road Again
Photographic Exhibition

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce its upcoming photographic exhibition, Frank Herrera: On the Road Again opening January 7, 2017 through April 9, 2017.   A native of West Virginia, Frank Herrera has traveled the world with his camera. The images he captures feature the hallmarks of his style: remarkable light, thoughtful composition, and exquisite detail. In this intimate installation, Herrera shares photographs of some of his favorite destinations.
Mr. Herrera is a juror for the 2017 Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographic Exhibition. Since 1968, Frank Herrera has pursued a freelance career devoted to commercial and art photography, specializing in photodocumentary work. He has been affiliated with Glen Echo Park, a part of the National Park Service in Glen Echo, MD, as an artist-instructor since 1975. He is responsible for developing and implementing a creative photography program with emphasis on public access to the arts. Herrera took a series of photographs during "The Perfect Moment" Mapplethorpe protest at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1989 for which he is renowned.
For more information on the Museum, please phone (301) 739-5727 or visit Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Frank Herrera Artist's Talk "Crossreference"
February 26, 2017--2:30 PM --Free

Frank Herrera's lecture will include an account of his Guggenheim Fellowship, during which he documented the Rev. Bernard Coffindaffer's "Crosses of Mercy" at sites throughout West Virginia.  The Rev. Bernard Coffindaffer was a businessman turned evangelist who built trios of crosses beside roads in 29 states and two foreign countries. A native of West Virginia, award-winning photographer Frank Herrera has traveled the world with him camera. His photography exhibition "On the Road Again", featuring some of his favorite destinations is on display now through April 9, 2017 in the Baer Gallery. Reserve your spot at 301-739-5727 or

Presented in Memory of John Grason Steffey and Mary Erwin Steffey through the Jane Steffey Fund

Mel Brooks' The Producers
Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater & Children's Theater presents Mel Brooks' The Producers.
A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in this laugh-out-loud "equal opportunity offender!" From the mind of Mel Brooks, the comedic genius behind Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and Spaceballs, The Producers* is the Winner of 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
*The Producers contains adult language and situations.

Purchase tickets online at or call 301-739-7469. The Playhouse is located at 44 North Potomac Street, REAR, in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District.

Madagascar - A Musical Adventure
The Playhouse is proud to present Dreamworks' MADAGASCAR
as its next Theater For Young Audiences production.
MADAGASCAR runs February 4th through April 8th 2017.
Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with your favorite crack-a-lackin' friends from the blockbuster DreamWorks film.
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.
Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar - A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin' friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar.

Purchase tickets online at or call 301-739-7469. The Playhouse is located at 44 North Potomac Street, REAR, in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District.

Méara Meara:
Noteworthy Sundays
@ Your Library Concert
Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 3:00pm

Méara Meara is a trio of Irish musicians blending tradition and today. Join all-Ireland fiddle champion Haley Richardson, on fiddle and vocals, all-Ireland medalist Keegan Loesel on uilleann pipes, whistles, and vocals and Mid-Atlantic accompaniment champion Dylan Richardson on guitar, bouzouki and banjo for an exciting afternoon of Irish music as we give an early welcome to American Irish American Heritage Month.

100 South Potomac Street
Community Room - 1&2 - #308/309
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 739-3250
The Maryland Theatre hosts 
Decades Rewind 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 * 7:00pm
21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |
The Month of February
Wednesday Tea and Display
Every Wednesday in February at 2:00 p.m.

For the month of February, Friends of Tolson's Chapel will have a display in the Sharpsburg library in honor of Black History Month. Every Wednesday we will also have hot tea or hot chocolate to enjoy while browsing the display.

Sharpsburg Library 301.432.8825
To Kill A Mockingbird
presented by
Maryland Entertainment Group

March 2nd at 8PM
March 3rd at 8PM
March 4th at 2PM and 8PM
March 5th at 2PM

Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theatre
11400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, Maryland 21742

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee, this play will provide both an entertaining and educational experience for our audiences. The novel has been studied in high school classrooms since its publication largely because of its examination of strong themes including: racial injustice, rape, courage, class, and heroism. 
$15 General Admission-$10 Seniors and Students 
Appropriate for ages 13+
Paul Pfau to Headline Cabin Fever Blues Bash

Gearing up for their 22nd anniversary event in June, the City of Hagerstown and the Western Maryland Blues Festival Committee will host the Cabin Fever Blues Bash on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Maryland Theatre, 21 South Potomac Street.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  The Cabin Fever Blues Bash raises funds and awareness for the Western Maryland Blues Festival, which is scheduled for June 1-4, 2017 in Hagerstown's City Center and City Park.  This year's Cabin Fever Blues Bash entertainer will be Paul Pfau.
Tickets to the Cabin Fever Blues Bash are available by calling the Maryland Theatre box office at 301-790-2000 or by visiting the Maryland Theatre website, or
Tickets are $20, and the seating is general admission.
The Cabin Fever Blues Bash is proudly sponsored by the City of Hagerstown, Antietam Cable Television, Inc., Herald-Mail Media, M&T Bank, The Maryland Theatre, and Antietam Brewery.
For more information, call 301-739-8577 ext. 116 or email

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

The Potomac Playmakers present Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" the 1963  Tony Award Winner for Best Play.
Produced under special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., and directed by Jim Zuna and Chas Rittenhouse, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" stars Barbara McCormick, Tod Williams, Adam Martens, and Laurna Grubb.  "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" will run March 3, 4, 5, 10 & 11, 2017, and will be performed at The Women's Club, located at 31 S. Prospect Street, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740. Show time will be 8:00 pm for the Friday and Saturday night performances, while the curtain will rise on the Sunday matinee at 3:00 pm.  Discounted advance tickets of $11 are available ONLINE ONLY at , while $13 tickets will be available at the door.
Hunting the Grey Ghost Lecture 
Monday, March 6 * 7:00 PM

Fletcher Branch Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone 301-739-3250 x 350

"The Runner Stumbles"
The Potomac Playmakers Announce Auditions for the final show of their historic 90th Anniversary Season, Milan Stitt's "The Runner Stumbles!" Auditions for "The Runner Stumbles" will be held on March 6, 2017 and March 7, 2017 at The Women's Club, located at 31 S. Prospect Street, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740. Auditions will start promptly at 7:00 pm and will last until approximately 9:00. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Show dates for "The Runner Stumbles" are May 12-14, 2017, with additional possible performances the following weekend.
In this great drama, a young nun has died under mysterious circumstances in a remote parish in northern Michigan, and her superior, Father Rivard, has been charged with her murder. The action alternates between interrogations, testimony and scenes from the past which reveal that Father Rivard, who had been banished to the small, up-country parish, fell in love with Sister Rita; and when circumstances forced her to move into the rectory with him, his anguish became unbearable. Their relationship, inevitably, spelt tragedy, but not until the explosive and surprising climax of the play is the full extent of their sacrifice made clear and the identity of the murderer revealed. The cast consists of five male and 4 female roles of varying ages.
Produced by special permission from Dramatists Play Service, Inc. and Directed by Barry Harbaugh.

MDIFF Student submissions deadline 
March 10, 2017!
Twenty-Third Annual
Flower & Garden Show

Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association hosts its Twenty-Third Annual Flower & Garden Show on the HCC campus in Hagerstown, Maryland, Saturday and Sunday, March 11 & 12, 2017.

Show hours are Saturday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hagerstown Community College Athletic, Recreation and Community Center (ARCC), Admission is $5; children under 12 are FREE. Free parking is also available on site.

More than one hundred exhibitors and vendors will take part in our flower show themed, "Bring Back the Butterflies!" which again promises to be one of the tri-state area's premier events.t! Show participants include: distributors of lawn and garden equipment, pottery and statuary, landscaping, tree services, water ponds, stone products, herbs, florists, forestry experts, wild bird products, jewelry makers and natural gourmet gifts from the garden.

One of the most unique elements of our Show is the opportunity shared by exhibitors and visitors to meet, learn, and network with other gardening experts. Regional Extension Agents will also be on hand to answer questions throughout the Show.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Seminars and Demonstrations will be held daily, as part of the show, and lend the opportunity for guests to increase their garden knowledge. We hope to see you there!

The Maryland Theatre
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

A Page to Stage
Live Performance!

Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:00pm
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears at their door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat they will ever meet. Suddenly the rainy afternoon is transformed by the Cat and his antics. Will their house ever be the same? Can the kids clean up before mom comes home? With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, with the Cat in The Hat, the funs never done!
The Maryland Theatre
21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740

(301) 790-2000 | 

Friends of Safe Place
Washington County
Child Advocacy Center presents
The 2017 Comedy & Magic Spectacular
at The Maryland Theatre

Sunday, March 12, 2017 * 3:00pm
The 2017 Comedy & Magic Spectacular is booked and ready to hit the stage! Each and every year Safe Place and Show Producer R.G. Smith bring our area the ultimate in family friendly entertainment. This year promises to be one of the best shows, EVER! We have some new faces, some of the most requested return faces.
Fred and Bobbie Becker -- husband-wife magicians
Ardan James, The Animated Illusionist
Lynn Trefzger, Ventriloquist & Comedienne
R.G. SMITH, Master of Ceremonies
21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |
Annual Poetry and Short Story Writing Contest. Washington County Free Library  
Five age divisions: Children in Grades 2-3; Grades 4-5; Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12; and Adult.
* Entrants must be a resident of Washington County, MD or have a valid Washington County Free Library Card. 
* Writers may enter up to two poems & one short story. Short stories may be up to 1,200 words.  
* All entries must be original work and may be on any topic.  
* All entries must include author name, age division, address, phone number, and email if available.  
* No email submissions accepted. 
* Remember to keep a copy of your work. Originals will not be returned. 
* There will be first & second place winners and an honorable mention for each division.  
* Watch our website for winner's announcement.

Entries may be submitted between January 3 and March 15, 2017 to any library branch throughout the county or they may be mailed to:  
Poetry & Short Story Writing Contest 
Attn: Jeff Ridgeway 
Washington County Free Library  
100 S. Potomac St. 
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Note: Mailed entries must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2017

Call Mr. Jeff @ 301.739.3250 x 255 for information.
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
The Planets
at The Maryland Theatre
Saturday, March 18, 2017 * 8:00pm
Sunday, March 19, 2017 * 3:00pm
Explore the mysteries of the solar system with this full-sensory experience featuring NASA HD video footage to accompany Holsts' out-of-this-world "The Planets."
21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |
Rockin' Road to Dublin
at The Maryland Theatre
Friday, March 24, 2017 * 7:30pm

Following sell-out shows in the Northeast, Rockin' Road to Dublin is coming to Hagerstown on their Rockin' Road to Dublin is the new sensation that combines the art of an Irish dance show, the power of a Rock-N-Roll concert, all with the finish of a Broadway theatrical production. Starring World Champion Irish dancers Scott Doherty and Ashley Smith, the cast includes 14 dancers, 8 musicians and two vocalists.

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |
Teen Idol 2017
at The Maryland Theatre
Saturday, March 25, 2017 * 7:00
Tickets on sale Friday, Feb 24th, 2017 * 11:00am
The Washington County Free Library & Maryland Theatre along with After Five Productions Present Teen Idol 2017, celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Twenty teens, ages 15-19, will perform for a grand prize of $1000 and second prize of $500. Come out and cheer for your favorite Teen Idol and support
Teen Programs at The Washington County Free Library.

Guest Master of Ceremonies, Pieter Bickford and special performances throughout the night. 
21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |

Taste of Vegas Casino Night

A Discovery Station Benefit Fundraiser!
A Celebration of Food, Drink, Music & More!
Saturday, March 25, 2017
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM EDT
Fountain Head Country Club
13316 Fountain Head Road
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Enjoy great food with your ticket, casino games with funny money, live music by Staff Infection, dancing, a cash bar, tip jars, 50/50s, door prizes, auctions.

Tickets Available on 

The Maryland Theatre presents
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone
Sunday, March 26, 2017 * 4:00pm
Accompanied by his band, Herman's Hermits, Peter Noone currently performs over 200 concerts a year. He consistently plays to sold-out venues and his admirers span the generations. At the age of fifteen, Peter achieved international fame as "Herman", lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman's Hermits. His classic hits include: "I'm Into Something Good", "Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter", "I'm Henry VIII, I Am", "Silhouettes", "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat", "Wonderful World", "Just A Little Bit Better", "There's A Kind of Hush", "A Must To Avoid", "Listen People", "No Milk Today" "The End of the World" "Leaning On A Lamp Post", and "Dandy".

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |
Hagerstown Community Concert Association presents Melinda Doolittle
Soulful Pop Female Vocalist 
at The Maryland Theatre
Thursday, March 30, 2017 * 7:30pm
Melinda has wowed audiences everywhere from the White House to the Kennedy Center to Carnegie Hall. Her debut album, Coming Back to You (2009), garnered rave reviews from critics, including The New York Times which hailed Melinda as one of the most "phenomenally gifted" singers in years. A powerful Pop vocalist.

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |

Kerensa Gray:
Noteworthy Sundays
@ Your Library Concert
Sunday, March 26, 2017 @ 3:00pm

20th Annual Billie Holiday vocal Competition winner, Kerensa Gray if often compared to such jazz royalty as Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Krall. Kerensa's music finds balance in her ability to skillfully interweave melodies of jazz, blues and folk music into a sound that is undeniably and uniquely hers.

100 South Potomac Street
Community Room - 1&2 - #308/309
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 739-3250
The Maryland Theatre hosts the
USA National Miss Maryland Pageant
Saturday, April 1, 2017 Preliminary Competition * 6pm - No tickets required
Sunday, April 2, 2017 Final Crowning * 3pm
21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |
The Maryland Theatre presents
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 * 7:00pm

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |
Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents The Best of the Eagles
at The Maryland Theatre
Saturday, April 8, 2017 * 8:00pm
Featuring Guest Artists:Jeans 'n Classics. A tribute concert to one of the world's most successful and widely loved rock bands of the 1970's, with songs including Take It Easy, Hotel California, Life in the Fast Lane, and other favorites!
21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-3500 |

Steel Magnolias
March 17 - April 22, 2017
Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater & Children's Theater presents Steel Magnolias.
Steel Magnolia's is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana. Helped by her assistant Annelle, Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, Clairee, the former Mayor's wife, and M'Lynn, whose daughter Shelby (the prettiest girl in town) is about to marry a "good ole boy." Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias is truly touching, funny and marvelously entertaining.
Purchase tickets online at or call 301-739-7469. The Playhouse is located at 44 North Potomac Street, REAR, in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District.

2016-2017 Artists in Education Grant

Faces of Hagerstown
Fast Track Public Art Project
An Outdoor Photo Mural Exhibition Celebrating the People of Hagerstown

Do you know Hagerstown, Maryland, and its people? Can you capture the truth of life in Hagerstown in a photo? Then this opportunity is for you!

The City of Hagerstown, in partnership with the Washington County Arts Council and the Visit Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitor's Bureau is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition of Faces of Hagerstown (FOH), a signature public art feature of the new Hagerstown Cultural Trail.

Faces of Hagerstown is a large-scale outdoor photo mural gallery focusing on the human face and the truth of the Hagerstown experience. It will be located along the Hagerstown Cultural Trail in two prominent locations: (1) on a layered chain link mesh screening at the West Antietam Street Entrance Plaza (artist rendering above), and (2) on a restored artistic masonry wall and custom decorative pole covers along the Lee Street segment of the Trail.

6th Annual Children's T-Shirt Contest

Here is your chance to become a part of the Western Maryland Blues Fest, held each year in Hagerstown, MD.
We are searching for one talented student to design this year's kids t-shirt to be sold at the festival. This student must be in Kindergarten thru 8th grade.
30 finalists will have their artwork matted and displayed at the Washington County Arts Council during the Blues Fest Poster Artist Exhibit opening Thursday, June 1, 2017 with a reception from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The show will remain on display through Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
One lucky winner, in addition to having their design placed on the children's t-shirt, will receive complimentary passes to the weekend festivities and will be introduced during the opening ceremonies on Friday, June 2nd.
To download an application click here.
Art Market - Wind Down

"Wind Down, Downtown Hagerstown, MARYLAND" is a downtown monthly event in conjunction with The Maryland Theatre, The Washington County Arts Council and the City of Hagerstown.....that is fun for all ages. The May 2017 event, on Friday, May 12, 2017, offers artists the ART MARKET, a venue to demonstrate and sell their art while enjoying local food, beverages and entertainment.
The Washington County Arts Council (WCAC), along with the committee members of the Wind Down, Downtown Hagerstown, MARYLAND, are pleased to invite visual artists to answer a "Call to Artists" for the opportunity of be a part of the juried event 2017 ART MARKET on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm to be held in conjunction with Wind Down, Downtown Hagerstown, MARYLAND.
The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts presents Seussical The Musical
at The Maryland Theatre
Friday and Saturday, April 21, 22 & 28, 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 23 & 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |
Jean Cushwa Art Scholarship Award

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Announces the Jean Cushwa Art Scholarship Award. The $1,000 Scholarship will be awarded to one Graduating High School Senior and a resident of Washington County each year who plans to pursue studies in Visual Art, Art History, Art Education, Design, Architecture, or Museum Studies. Funds are to be used to support tuition and fees for the first year of college. The winner will be chosen by a selection committee, comprised of representatives from the WCMFA's Board of Trustees, Board of Advisors, Director and Staff.

Jean Cushwa Internships

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts offers internships to qualified college students with an interest in Art, Art History, or Museum Studies. In an environment of supervised, hands-on learning, internships allow students to become familiar with the day-to-day operations of the museum and to contribute to a variety of museum projects and functions. Applications are accepted in the spring of each year, for 1 summer internship position with a stipend; other volunteer internships may also be available.
The Cushwa College Internship has been established through the estate of Jean Cushwa and her heirs.

Application deadline: May 2, 2017
Information can be found more information contact the Museum, at (301) 739-5727 or visit Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Dial M for Murder 
  May 5- June 10, 2017
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater presents Dial M for Murder.
Alfred Hitchcock based his much-loved thriller on this play about a former tennis star who has married for money. He goes on to plan what he thinks is the perfect murder. Or is it? This hair-raiser thrills you down to the last chilling moment!
Purchase tickets online at or call 301-739-7469. The Playhouse is located at 44 North Potomac Street, REAR, in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District.
"Two Museum Thefts that Made Headlines in Baltimore"
Washington County Museum of fine Arts
May 21, 2017--2:00 PM -- Free

Gary Vikan, Former Director

of the Walters Art Museum (1994-2013)

Dr. Gary Vikan served as director of the Walters Art Museum for nearly two decades. Since retiring from that post in 2013, he has devoted his time to research and writing. His new memoir, Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director, published by SelectBooks, tells a story of looted fakes, forgeries, and failed exhibitions. In this entertaining lecture, Vikan will recount some of the unexpected and little known challenges of running an art museum. Copies of his memoir will be available for purchase for $20.00 in the Museum Shop.
Presented in Memory of John Grason Steffey and Mary Erwin Steffey through the Jane Steffey Fund. "Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director."

*Book Signing After Lecture
T he 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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