October 31, 2018
Volume 18-22
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 .
November 2018 Exhibits

The Hagerstown Photographers Group and Denny Clark will be featured at the Washington County Arts Council during the month of November 2018 with a gallery opening on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 5pm-7pm to meet the artists. The joint exhibits will run through November 27, 2018 .
The Washington County Arts Council
is pleased to announce the
Guest Celebrity Chefs for
The Art of Cooking 2019!
“Twas Brother Against Brother,
Lest We Forget” by Donna Mason
EXHIBIT “GRATITUDE”

Mansion House Gallery
501 Highland Way, City Park | Hagerstown, MD

Valley Art Association members exhibit on the theme of “Gratitude”
November 2, 2018 to November 25, 2018

Fridays & Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm, Sunday 1 to 5 pm.
Free admission. For more information call 301 797-2867 or valleyartinfo@gail.com
Figure Drawing Sessions

Valley Art Association host figure drawing sessions every Thursday 10 am to 1 pm at the Mansion House in City Park, Hagerstown. Professional female & male models are varied on a monthly schedule. VAA members as well as non-members are welcome. For more information call Elaine Wolfe at 304 754-5116 or valleyartinfo@gmail.com
The Maryland Theatre presents
“Friday Night Fever:
Tribute to The Bee Gees"
starring The New York Bee Gees
11/02/2018 at 7:00pm

THE NEW YORK BEE GEES STORY The New York Bee Gees Tribute Show is comprised of some of Long Island New York’s most versatile and exceptionally talented players. The band includes present or former members of well known, world renown acts including The Alan Parsons Project, Happy Together Tour, Meatloaf, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Riot, Herman’s Hermits, Enrique Iglesias, The Rippingtons and more. Based in New York the show has played to sell out shows at The Paramount Theater and BB King NYC. Performances are regularly at The NYCB Theater at Westbury, Resorts World Casino, Empire Casino, The Suffolk Theater. B.B. King NYC wrote, "The NY Bee Gees Tribute Show presents the most extravagant Bee Gees show a fan can experience. The band offers all of the classic 70’s disco hits from Stayin’ Alive to Night Fever while embracing their early works such as To Love Somebody, I’ve Got To Get A Message To You and Massachusetts. The New York Bee Gees delivers songs from every decade of the Bee Gees catalog with a stunning production, powerful vocals and the professional stage presence to fill any club or casino."

Tickets: $54.50-$34.50

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Family Workshop: Create Mini Moccasins
at the Miller House

Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Create your own pair of mini moccasins during Native American Heritage Month! We'll use felt, glue, and some basic sewing skills to craft a signature set of mini mocs. They're the perfect size to take home for a doll! Each participant will be given supplies to make one pair - additional supplies may be purchased onsite for a small fee. Our family workshops are held open-house style. Feel free to come by anytime between 11-2: the craft will not take 3 hours to complete. Free

The Miller House - Washington County Historical Society
135 West Washington Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-797-8782
Traditional Christmas Tours
 
Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Experience the Miller House Museum of Christmases past during these exclusive Traditional Christmas tours. Learn about popular Federal and Victorian period Christmas traditions as you tour the exquisitely decorated 1825 brick townhouse. Tours will start on the hour, and each is limited to 15 people. Special tour times and dates can be arranged for groups larger than 10. Contact the Washington County Historical Society for more information.  $15/person

The Miller House - Washington County Historical Society
135 West Washington Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-797-8782
The Maryland Theatre presents
Zoso
November 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Zoso -The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly wound talent and authenticity. Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. In eighteen successful years of touring, they have perfected their art. As one of the longest tenured Zeppelin tributes, Zoso’s 2400 live shows around the world, including a slot at Bonnaroo in 2003, have established them as the most traveled and successful band in the market. Zoso’s live shows are not about simply playing the right notes, they are about aura and feeling, harkening back to the unique atmosphere Led Zeppelin created. It’s in the way they play: Each band member’s mastery of authentic vintage instruments coupled with spot on vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, their compelling stage persona and distinct Led Zeppelin sound, with astounding visual imagery recreates the music, magic, and mystery of a Zeppelin concert. The impact is so powerful that band members constantly hear from young rockers that they were the catalyst behind turning them into new, die-hard Zeppelin fans.

Tickets: $35.00

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Maryland Art Places Highlights Emerging Artist,
Emma Childs, at Hotel Indigo!

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present its last exhibition of the year at Hotel Indigo by introducing new works by Baltimore based emerging artist, Emma Childs. As an abstract painter, Emma is known for re-interpreting the boundaries of the traditional canvas. Six of Child’s paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. The exhibition will be on view November 5, 2018 – January 5, 2019 and is free and open to the public. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 6 – 8pm. Hotel Indigo is located at 24 West Franklin Street in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore City.

Emma Childs was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, where she lives and works today. She recently graduated from MICA with a bachelor’s degree in general fine arts. Throughout her time at MICA, she was featured in multiple on-campus exhibitions. Childs has been featured in several group exhibitions in the Washington DC/Baltimore area as well as New Orleans, Louisiana.

Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD. MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions. For more information, visit www.baltimoreindigohotel.com.

The Potomac Playmakers announce the second show of the Playmakers’ 2018-2019 Season, the classic Mary Chase comedy, “Harvey!” Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also, and so the doctors mistakenly commit her instead of her mild-mannered brother. The truth comes out, however; Veta is freed, and the search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But, it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all!

Produced with kind permission from Dramatists Play Service and funded in part by a generous grant from The Washington County Arts Council, “Harvey” is directed by Cathy James, and stars Tom Doty, Debbie Fitzsimmons, Amy Fox, Lori Goodnow, Andrew King, Kevin Richardson, Jake Smith, Sam Sprecht, Rachael Thompson, and Jim Zuna. “Harvey” will be performed November 9-11, 2018 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 35 W. Potomac Street, Williamsport, Maryland 21795. Showtimes for the Friday and Saturday performances will be at 8:00 p.m., while the Sunday matinee will begin at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, and are available online at www.potomacplaymakers.org or at the door.*
Culture & Cocktails at the Miller House
 
The Four-Time Veteran with Steve Bockmiller

Friday, November 9, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy a drink and have a think! At Culture & Cocktails, a lecture program at the Miller House Museum, we tackle a historical topic with the help of a little liquid fortitude. Celebrate Veteran's Day with us as we honor Captain George Fisher, a four-time veteran of the United States Army. Fisher served in the Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, and World War I, and somehow still found time to work for the railroad in between! Learn more about this memorable man from local author and historian Steve Bockmiller and see some of Captain Fisher's personal effects from the WCHS collection.

The featured cocktail will be: The Daiquiri! First brought to America by soldiers returning from Cuba after the Spanish-American War, this delicious rum cocktail became a huge hit during the years of World War II. It was even the favorite drink of writer Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy. Your ticket price will include your first drink, and refills will be available for a small fee. This event is for adults ages 21 and older, please! For more information, please don't hesitate to get in touch!
15/person
$10/WCHS member
Includes first drink

The Miller House - Washington County Historical Society
135 West Washington Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-797-8782
St. Mark’s Hosts
Holiday Festival and Indoor Yard Sale
Saturday, November 10th
7 AM – 1 PM

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church hosts the annual Holiday Festival and Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, November 10 from 7 AM – 1 PM. This festive event features a variety of homemade crafts, homemade preserves and pickles (all locally sourced!), homemade soup, bake table, and a separate holiday decoration room. The yard sale includes household goods and furniture. Steamers, hotdogs, soup, and Country Ham Sandwiches will be served for take-out. Various vendors will offer special gifts for the holiday season. The Festival proceeds benefit St. Mark’s mission and ministry. The sales and dining areas are fully accessible. Ample parking is located at the back of the campus. The Church is located at 18313 Lappans Road, a left turn off the Sharpsburg Pike, 4 miles south of I70.
The Maryland Theatre presents
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra
“IMMORTAL MOZART + SCHUBERT'S FIFTH SYMPHONY”
Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 7:30 pm

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street | Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, to Celebrate
World War I Armistice Centennial
on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2018.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice which ended World War I on Veteran’s Day Sunday, November 11. All three worship services at 7:45, 9 and 11 AM, will include World War I-era hymns and poems, along with scripture appointed for the day. At 10 AM there will be a sing-along of popular World War I-era songs in the Fellowship Center; followed—at 11:00—with a tolling of the bell in the historic church, accompanied by the organ playing an elegy, including taps. St. Mark’s, located at 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro, MD, 21713, welcomes the entire community to this celebration of remembrance and in honor of all veterans, and is pleased to host Chaplain Lindsey E. Arnold, a retired U.S. Army chaplain, as the preacher for all three services. Attendees will be offered a poppy to wear in remembrance, a custom observed throughout the Anglican Communion. There will be a drawing for 25 commemorative pins marking the ringing of the bell at 11/11/11 AM.

For more information about the church and directions call 301-582-0417 or go to the church website: www.stmarkslappans.org
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6-8pm
WCAC is happy to be a Winter Boots collection site
Up-Coming Pottery Classes
Adult classes meet weekly and are off Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 5:30pm – 9:00pm and Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00pm - 1:30pm.
The cost for a seven-week adult session is $210.00. Cost includes one 25-pound bag of clay and glazing and firing costs.

Fall Session 2 starts the week of November 5, 2018 and ends the week of December 17, 2018
Winter Session 1 begins the week of January 7, 2019 and ends the week of February 25, 2019

Kids Clay Class is offered on Saturday mornings from 10:00am - 12 noon; cost for this 7-week session is $140.00 and registration is on-going.

Registration:  www.wrighthanddrums.com
Maryland Entertainment Group presents
“The Fantasticks”

The Fantasticks Maryland Entertainment Group's first musical, The Fantasticks is sure to bring in a crowd. As the longest running musical in history, this story blends an incredible score with a humorous plot. The Fantasticks is a parable about love and growing up that mixes moonlight, magic, and mayhem. December 13, 14, 15 at 8PM, December 15 & 16 at 2PM

Price: $20 General Admission, $15 Seniors (55+), $10 Students, HCC Students & Staff Free For tickets
For information contact Anne Hunt at 301-302-9784 or anne@megtheatre.org

Location: Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater
11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown MD 21742
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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Maryland Citizens for the Arts, and Americans for the Arts
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