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Artist Alley 
July 21, 2017
Volume 17-17 
     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... 
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July 2017 Exhibit

The Washington County Arts Council presents
"The Valley Art Association:
Art for Everyone since 1938"
through July 25, 2017

August 2017 Exhibits

The Washington County Arts Council hosts two exhibits in August 2017. "The Art of Resilience" by Jenna Line will be displayed in the Main Gallery and Bills Davis will exhibit "Some of My Favorite Things" in the Hall Gallery.

The exhibits open on Friday, July 28, 2017 with a reception to meet the artists from 5pm until 7pm. The exhibits will continue through August 29, 2017.

Watch for your WCAC Membership card in the mail or
call Chris Brewer, Gallery Manager, at (301) 791-3132


Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) relies on a diverse array of arts professionals to assist with the important work of evaluating grant applications. These qualified experts have experience in the field and an understanding of artistic and organizational standards in their artistic categories.
Panelists appointed by the MSAC, review grant applications, conduct on-site interviews and evaluations, submit written reports regarding assigned organizations and present their findings during a spring Grants Review Panel Meeting.
Panelists are appointed for one-year terms (which may be renewed), and receive a modest honorarium for service. Panelists are also reimbursed for travel expenses.
To learn more, read Panelists Responsibilities.
Submit a completed Grant Review Panel Nomination Form (along with a resume or brief biography of the nominee) by email to
Type "Panelist" and the name of the nominee in the subject line, e.g. "Panelist-John Doe. Self-nominations or nominations without resumes or bios will not be considered. For more information:

This year's concert series is sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 312, Joint Veterans Council, Amvets Riders Chapter 10, Forty & Eight Voiture 651, and Mr. Edmund Ruos.For more information and weather updates,email or call 240-500-2346.

Destination ARTS!
Performances and Events for
July 19-25, 2017

All events are free unless otherwise indicated. For more information, please visit the website at or contact Amy Stine at 717-655-2915 or at Musical performances at Destination ARTS! are supported in part by the Arts for All Partnership, a collaboration between the Foundation for Enhancing Communities and the Cultural Enrichment Fund and 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.
The Maryland Theatre in partnership with
the Authentic Community Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz
Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22, 2017
at 7:30PM
When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Kristen Davis) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Dan Henderson) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Stephen Brewer) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Robbie Soto) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Shalisha Kerr) to earn his help.

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |
U.S. Navy Commodores 
Friday, July 21, 2017/6:15 p.m.
HCC Alumni Amphitheater
     The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the U.S. Navy Commodores as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series, on Friday, July 21, at 6:15 p.m., in HCC's Alumni Amphitheater.
     The U.S. Navy Commodores feature 18 of the Navy's premier jazz and big band musicians playing under the direction of Senior Chief Musician William C. Mulligan. Since the band's founding in 1969, the Commodores have played with a variety of well-known jazz musicians including Ray Charles, Louie Bellson, Terry Gibbs, Bruce Johnstone, Bob Mintzer, James Moody, Clark Terry and Eugene "Snooky" Young. Known for its high energy performances, the Commodores fuse classic jazz and big band music with the popular music of today and frequently perform original compositions.
      Sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 312, Joint Veterans Council, Amvets Riders Chapter 10, Forty & Eight Voiture 651, and Mr. Edmund Ruos, this concert is free and open to the public. 

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Announced 2017 Jean Cushwa College Internship

has been awarded to Erica Robinson, daughter of Sherry and Daniel Robinson of Martinsburg, WV Ms. Robinson,who recently completed her sophomore year at Shepherd University is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with a concentration in Photography and Computer Imagery, Ms. Robinson plans to pursue a career in photography. Her photography has been exhibited at Shepherd University and XS Walls in Baltimore, MD. 

Summer Institute for the Arts Performing Arts
Academy Showcase 2017

Each year, students bring a new and exciting theme to life on The Maryland Theatre stage. Students will explore many styles of dance, drama, and music while celebrating the performing arts industry with pieces centered around this summer's theme "Here's to the Ones Who Dream" (a tribute to pivotal moments of bravery and willingness to stand out or stand up for what you believe in or hope to achieve)! Students will have fun preparing scenes, songs, and dances all while learning vocal technique, stage presence, acting, and choreography under ACT's talented instructors. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and hard work to their family, friends, and community at the end of the week (at Maryland Theatre) on Saturday, July 29th at 2pm.
21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |

Instruction At the Berkeley Art Works

Call For Art!
Deadline: August 1, 2017 
Engine Room Art Space
This call is for Every Space A Story, a juried exhibit on view this October at Engine Room Art Space. We are seeking photographs that depict the beauty of old buildings and vacant spaces in the tri-state area together with personal stories, memories & anecdotes from the artists in relation to these spaces for the group show.
Please be safe and do not trespass while photographing.
Interested artists please send your jpegs, a description of the images and a brief bio to by August 1st, 2017.You will be contacted in August if your work is accepted. All formats, black-and-white or color photographs are allowed. Images must be taken within a 30-mile radius of Hagerstown.Printing and framing is at the artist's expense. Unframed works are welcome.
36 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21740 
(240)520-1407 |

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra 
2017-2018 Season 

Into the Woods 
Hagerstown Community College's Robinwood Players will present the Stephen Sondheim award-winning musical, "Into the Woods," on August 4, 5, and 6, in the Kepler Theater on HCC's main campus.
Show times are 8 p.m. on Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5, with a matinee performance on Sunday, August 6 at 2:30pm. Ticket prices range from $5 to $20, but HCC students, faculty, and staff can attend for free with a valid HCC ID. To purchase tickets online, visit
Production for "Into the Woods" is made possible by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, Inc. For more information, contact director David Dull at
Spirit World Exhibit
at the Mansion House 
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:30pm
During the month of August, The Mansion House Gallery, located at 501 Highland Way in the City Park of Hagerstown, MD, will be featuring original art works of Phillip B. Grove. The Spirit World Exhibit will be open to the public beginning Friday, August 4, 2017 and will run through August 27 during normal gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. A reception is planned from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 6, 2017. For additional information, call 301-790-1047, or email,

501 Highland Way, Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-1047 |
Art Market - Wind Down
Deadline: August 4, 2017

"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 August 2017 event, on Friday, August 11, 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, August 11, 2017 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm to be held in conjunction with Wind Down, Downtown Hagerstown, MARYLAND.

Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, 201 N. Potomac St. Hagerstown
Audition Time: 6-10PM, By Appointment, please call 240-520-0443 or email
Prepare: Two contrasting 1 minute monologues
Bring: One copy of your head-shot & resume

It's coming again this year on
September 9th....Discovery Station and
Breast Cancer Awareness present Hangarfest
at the Rider Jet Center.
The Reagan Years will be performing
the greatest hits of the 80s. Get your tickets now at Discovery Station, Breast Cancer Awareness or online from the website.
Let's make this year the best fundraiser yet!

"Drums on the Conococheague: Then and Now," is a professional Native American powwow. This is the first time the Conococheague Settlement is having a powwow on its beautiful campus. The event will feature drummers, dancers and singers, re-enactments by living historians, and a variety of demonstrations of Native life ways.   The Conococheague Settlement is located in Mercersburg, PA, not far from the Maryland line. Our 30-acre rural site is beautiful and looks much like it did in the 18h and 19th centuries, complete with historic buildings, gardens, a research library and pioneer cemetery.
The Maryland Theatre hosts
Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:30pm
The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts.

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents
Bach to Beethoven and Beyond
at the Maryland Theatre 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 15, 2017
at 3pm
Program Highlights:
JS Bach, Brandenburg Concerto 3
Foss, Salomon Rossi Suite
H Villa Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras 9
Beethoven, Symphony No. 1, C Major, Op. 21

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |
The Maryland Theatre presents
The Hit Men
Sunday, November 5, 2017 * 3:00pm
THE HIT MEN are a collection of hit-makers whose friendships and individual recording successes have been interweaving with each other for most of their lives. The band consists of five legendary performers from Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Carly Simon, Tommy James and the Shondells, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, Elton John & Kiki Dee, Carole King, Chicago, Barry Manilow and many others.

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |
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.
Supported in part by:
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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