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Artist Alley
November 5, 2016
Volume 16-28
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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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November 2016 Exhibits

"Ben McAfee & Amy Phelps: Presence" 
and 
"Erica Kempler: Rythms, Changes, & Transformations"
will run from October 28, 2016 through November 29, 2016 with an opening reception on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 5 pm to 7 pm.


Photo credit: Andrew King
90th Anniversary Celebration
The Potomac Playmakers were honored on October 1, 2016 as the City of Hagerstown and others celebrated The Potomac Playmakers' 90th Anniversary!
According to the Playmakers, "Thanks to Mayor Gysberts, Councilman Brubaker, representatives on behalf of Congressman Delaney, the Chamber of Commerce, The Washington County Arts Council, Main Street Hagerstown, SCORE, City of Hagerstown Community & Economic Development, City of Hagerstown Event Planning, and others for sharing in our celebration! Special thanks as well to Senator Milkuski for sending her warm wishes! We are so fortunate to have had the support of the community in bringing the best in local community theatre to our patrons over the years, and look forward to many more years of success!"
The Washington County Arts council announces that
Lou Scally of WHAG/WJEJ and
Heather Guessford of Kaplan University
will be the co-emcees of The Art of Cooking 2017!
Noteworthy Sunday Concert: 
Marc Black at the Fletcher Library
A History of the 1950's & 60's
Through Popular Song
 
November 6th @ 3:00pm

Marc has created an engaging and humorous program, during which the audience can relive this colorful time in our history. Folks sing along beginning to end and love it!

100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 739-3250
Destination Arts, Waynesboro and Wind Down Fridays 
Destination Arts continues with
5 permanent galleries and more in the works!!! "Gallery 50", the Arts Alliance's flagship gallery, has maintained a following featuring: Wind Down Fridays with music and Uncorked Inspiration Paint nights. Artists demo every Thursday with Marjorie Tressler and music every weekend at Gallery 50. Also, there are writers' and song writers' forums once a month. With over 80 artists and artisans represented in Gallery 50, it is joined by 42 West Arts, a co-op gallery with 17 artists; The Ceramic Center, a co-op of potters; and Through the Lens and Beyond plus Gallery 20. Hours of operation are: Thursday 1-4pm, Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 12-6pm, and Sunday 1-4pm. For more information, contact Gallery 50 Curator, Marjorie Tressler at
marjorietressler@comcast.net .
Journal Making Workshop
at the Fletcher Library
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Have you been looking for that perfect journal but you have been unable to find it or afford it? Join us as Philip Scolaro designer, artist & book binder teaches us how to make a working journal from beginning to end. Open to all ages! Registration required.

100 South Potomac Street
Conference Room # 334
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 739-3250

Ready to Serve:
A Story from Base Hospital 18

at the Fletcher Library
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 @ 7:00

Storyteller Ellouise Schoettler brings her new one-woman show  Ready to Serve: A Story from WWI Base Hospital 18 to Hagerstown, MD.
Ready to Serve  is a personal story of the unknown Johns Hopkins nurses who donned Army uniforms and served with Hopkins Base Hospital 18 where they cared for hundreds of wounded soldiers. This true story is drawn from their letters. Schoettler says, "These gutsy women who stepped up to serve their country at war capture your heart."

100 South Potomac Street
Community Room #308/309
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 739-3250

Korean War Display
at the Smithsburg Branch of
the Washington County Free Library
November 7 - 19, 2016
Open during library hours


A pictorial display of the history of the Korean War will be on exhibition in the library.  These panels are provided by the Korean War Veterans Association Antietam Chapter 312.

66 West Water Street
Smithsburg, MD 217830
(301) 824-7722
Bullet Journal Workshop
at the Fletcher Library
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 6:30

Learn about the growing trend of Bullet Journaling!
In this workshop, we will talk about what Bullet Journaling is and go over many examples of layouts and ideas to get you started.
Please bring your journal to class! Open to all ages!  Registration required. 

100 South Potomac Street
Conference Room # 334
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 739-3250
Pocket Art Call

Engine Room Art Space is calling for vendor applicants for their 2nd Annual Pocket Market held the weekends of the Pop Up Shops November 18, 19 and 26th. It is free to apply. The deadline is November 9th.  The Pocket Market intends to sell small affordable artworks, crafts, or other gift items from $1 - $100. Ten 6' x 3' tables are available. Email Emily Jones ejones@hagerstownmd.org for an application and more information.
Art for Giving  
Destination Arts continues with
5 permanent galleries and more in the works!!! "Gallery 50", the Arts Alliance's flagship gallery, has maintained a following featuring: Wind Down Fridays with music and Uncorked Inspiration Paint nights. Artists demo every Thursday with Marjorie Tressler and music every weekend at Gallery 50. Also, there are writers' and song writers' forums once a month. With over 80 artists and artisans represented in Gallery 50, it is joined by 42 West Arts, a co-op gallery with 17 artists; The Ceramic Center, a co-op of potters; and Through the Lens and Beyond plus Gallery 20. Hours of operation are: Thursday 1-4pm, Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 12-6pm, and Sunday 1-4pm. For more information, contact Gallery 50 Curator, Marjorie Tressler at
marjorietressler@comcast.net .
 
2017 Maryland International Film Festival: Call for Artist

Feature, Documentary, or Foreign Films may be submitted during the following deadlines:
* November 25, 2016 Regular Deadline - Fee $45.00 USD
* January 13, 2017 Late Deadline - Fee $55.00 USD
* February 10, 2017 Extended Deadline - Fee $65.00 USD

Short Films may be submitted during the following deadlines:
* November 25, 2016 Regular Deadline - Fee $35.00 USD
* January 13, 2017 Late Deadline - Fee $45.00 USD
* February 10, 2017 Extended Deadline - Fee $55.00 USD

Animation Films may be submitted during the following deadlines:
* November 25, 2016 Regular Deadline - Fee $35.00 USD
* January 13, 2017 Late Deadline - Fee $40.00 USD
* February 10, 2017 Extended Deadline - Fee $45.00 USD

Student Films (Under 22 and must be enrolled in junior high, high school or college) may be submitted during the following deadlines:
* November 25, 2016 Regular Deadline - Fee $30.00 USD
* January 13, 2017 Late Deadline - Fee $40.00 USD
* February 10, 2017 Extended Deadline - Fee $45.00 USD

Submission Guidelines: Entries must be submitted online, through FilmFreeway's online screener option, Withoutabox, or   Vimeo.
 
In Search of Arts Instructors   
 
In search of dance and/or drama instructors, who, ideally, sing and practice progressive ways of cultivating creativity in children--such as, non-violent communication, games to foster healthy self-expression, independence and empowerment, etc. They would be helping my MATI team to create an afterschool arts program that engages the students and ignites their enthusiasm and creativity.  Using themes and issues of the students' lives (like bullying, fitting in, friendships, etc.) the team of teachers will guide them in putting together drama scenes, choreographing dances, writing, composing, and performing original songs.  Projects may include performances in school and in the community, recording CDs, DVDs, and putting together a full musical theatre production.  The overall vision is to empower the children and, with these creative skills, to nourish their families and the Bester community.  Bester Community of Hope is spearheading the afterschool program.  It will involve a commitment of two afternoons a week at Bester Elementary, plus planning time.  Salary would range from $40 - $50 per class hour, plus more, depending on the how extensive the program grows.  It is to start in the second semester, Jan. 2017.  Please contact Michael Tyson, at 301-906-2422 or Michael@Musicwithmichael.com .
Application for Artists-in-Education Funding Matching Grant School Year 2016-2017 http://www.washingtoncountyarts.com/grants.
Washington County Museum Pictorial Exhibit    
  October 29, 2016 -January 28, 2017
 
The desire to enrich the lives of the thousands of visitors, both within our community and beyond, has been the purpose of the Museum since its incorporation in 1929. 
The pictorial exhibit follows the construction and progress of the Museum from 
1930 through 1981
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Steven Hatleberg:  The Scots-Irish and the Settling of Washington County, Maryland
at the Fletcher Library
Monday, November 72016 at 7:00 pm

Many Scots-Irish first settled in nearby central Pennsylvania.  We will discuss the impact that this group had on the early settlement of Washington County Maryland.

100 South Potomac Street
Community Room # 308/309
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 739-3250


HENCH SMITH: Drone Strike Jesus


Kepler Gallery, Hagerstown Community College  
October 15 - November 19th, 2016  
Drone Strike Jesus is a solo exhibit by Artist Hench Smith, sculptor and mixed media artist presenting a body of work that questions and confronts America's perception of history and its lack of political memory. 


That's the Ticket!
     In a new exhibit at the Miller House Museum, compare modern and historical presidential scandals, see why colonial voting was more like a college frat party, and learn more about Washington County's political history. Displays include photographs, letters, artifacts and political memorabilia. The exhibit runs until December 31st.
     The new exhibit opens officially on September 10th. Take a self-guided tour of the museum, explore the new exhibit, and participate in political-themed games, crafts and activities! Free for WCHS members, $8 for adults and $5 for children under 16 and seniors over 60. Family discounts available.



Stardust


Coming to the Kepler Black Box - a wonderful comedy farce about theater students! "Stardust" by Walter Kerr - opened at Catholic University in 1946, directed by theater legend Father Gilbert Hartke. This show and HCC both celebrating 70 years together!

On the web
The Maryland Theatre hosts Zoso:
The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
    
Saturday, November 5, 2016 * 7:00pm
 



21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 | www.mdtheatre.org
 
HCC releases 2016 edition
of the
Hedge Apple
   
 
Hagerstown Community College will hold a reception for the most recent publication of its literary arts magazine, the Hedge Apple, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Antietam Room in the Student Center.
 
All contributors to the 2016 Hedge Apple are encouraged to come celebrate and read their original work. The English Club is partnering with the Theater Club to include an open mic session for all interested HCC students. Work written by others will be allowed as long as the speaker has permission to perform the piece. Speakers are limited to three minutes per piece. Prizes will be awarded.
This event is free and is open to the public. Local writers and artists are encouraged to attend. Advance registration is not required. Copies of the Hedge Apple magazine are complimentary for all attendees.
The Hedge Apple was founded in 1999 by Askold Skalsky, a former professor of English and foreign languages at HCC, now retired. The magazine is published once a year by the students and faculty of Hagerstown Community College and features poetry, short fiction, and artwork by HCC students, faculty, staff, and alumni. 
 
Submissions for the next edition of the Hedge Apple will be accepted until January 31, 2017. For more information, visit www.hedgeapplemagazine.com.
MARYLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents
LET'S TALK MUSIC LECTURES 2016 - 2017 Season 
at the Fletcher Library
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Topic:  The Music of Shostakovich and Bartok
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Presenter: Andrew Rosenfeld, 
Professor of Music, Chair,  Dept. of Visual and Performing Arts
Mount St. Mary's University

Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Branch
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 739-3250
Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents Rachel Barton Pine
Saturday, November 12, 2016 * 8:00pm
Sunday, November 13, 2016 * 3:00pm
Telephone 301-797-4000
 
Featuring: Elizabeth Schulze, conductor; Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Musical Program: Shostakovich, Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 77; Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra
On Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 international concert violinist  Rachel Barton Pine  will be performing as a soloist in Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No 1. Heralded as a leading interpreter of the great classical masterworks, Pine thrills audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone and emotional honesty. With an infectious joy in music-making and a passion for connecting historical research to performance, Pine transforms audiences' experiences of classical music. She has been hailed by the Washington Post as having "power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon." The orchestra will also be performing Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra.
Ticket Prices: Adults: $15 - $65; Children: FREE 

 
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
at the BISFA Black Box Theater
 
Friday, Saturday & Sunday,  November 11,12,13 & November 18,19,20, 2016
(Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.)
All tickets are reserved and will be on sale with
Ms. Webb at the BISFA Front Office...
(301) 766-8840
 
*A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
is Stephen Sondheim's joyous, musical romp through Rome.  It includes desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga.
Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.
 
With Music and Lyrics by - Stephen Sondheim (Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Company, Follies and Lyricst for West Side Story) and
a Book by - Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H) and Burt Shevelove.
 
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest. 
 
*Synopsis taken from Music Theatre International website.
Valley Art Association Membership meeting will be held 
Wednesday, November 16 at 7pm 
with speaker Laura Shindle.
 
Laura Lewis Shindle, originally from Hagerstown, studied art at the Washington County Museum of Fine Art, under the instruction of Clyde Roberts and Bruce Etchison for ten years. Ms. Shindle continued her education at Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. Over the years, she continued her education at Hagerstown Community College as well as workshops with many renowned artists, such as Al Brule', formerly an artist from Walt Disney Studio. Laura's work hangs in galleries, doctor's offices, banks, restaurants and private collections here and abroad. Laura has always been an art realist, but her recent works include abstract art and printing, an art of making a collage and printing it with a printing press.
Fall Trivia Night
at the Fletcher Library
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Test your knowledge of little known facts at our first Trivia Event in the Young Adult Department! Come with your friends to form a team or join a group at the event! This event is sponsored by our Teen Library Council (TLC).
Registration required. 

100 South Potomac Street
Teens Dept - Room 212
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 739-3250


The Hagerstown Garden Club will hold its first Annual Luncheon and Holiday Mart on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Fountain Head Country Club, 13316 Fountain Head Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742. The event begins at 11:00 with a cash bar and a shopping experience featuring vendors R. Bruce Carson Jewelers, Gordon's Grocery, Lovell's Nursery, Bows by Jane and June, Thistle Farms, Christmas Cookies by the Dozen, Oil and Vinegar Culinary Gifts, and Simple Stampin. At 12:15 a three course luncheon will be served followed by a speaker, Carol Chernega, author of The Secret Gardens of England. Ms. Chernega worked in Jane Austin's garden in Chawton, England gaining insight into the mind of the English gardener. She has travelled throughout England over 20 times since 1997 including group tours to the Chelsea Flower Show. The cost for the event is $35. Reservations will be accepted by Maria Theberge,
until November 7, 2016 at (240-446-5045 or   mrtheberge@comcast.net ) or go to https://2016luncheonandholidaymart.eventbrite.com t o pay with a credit card.
Proceeds from the event will help support Hagerstown Garden Club community projects.
Christmas from the Past
Art Workshop at the
Washington County

Museum of Fine Arts 
 
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
All those beautiful cards you have saved will have a new look for the best part of them.  Learn how to make a window card inserting part of the old card and make a greeting especially from you. Based on your own handwriting, we will create your own style for the new message. Good to recycle and great for you!
Instructor: Chris Tischer
 
The Maryland Theatre presents
B-The Underwater Bubble Show
   
Friday, December 2, 2016 * 7:00pm
 
SPECIAL: Family 4 pack at 40% off, must purchase 4 tickets
Passcode: TMNME3
Expires 9/9/16

B-The Underwater Bubble Show is a visual, musical, emotional and lavish show that transports people in an imaginary underwater world with a real feeling of being submersed in the ocean deep. The Underwater Bubble Show is Cirque du Soleil meets giant bubbles.

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

Valley Art Association classes:
 
Inspiration Tuesdays at the mansion House from 10am-2pm Tuition: Free.
Marjorie Tressler is facilitating a weekly painting session in oil, acrylic, watercolor or mixed media for intermediate and advanced painters each Tuesday. These sessions are free and open to all members of the VAA. The artists share ideas, experiences, knowledge and use of materials. There are some critiques, but most of all, inspiration. The artists supply their own materials, still life set-ups and resource photographs, etc. The only requirement is that the artist needs to be self-motivated and able to work independently. For more information or to sign up, please contact Marjorie at 717-762-6791 or marjorietressler@comcast.net .
 
Wednesday Night Art Class
Marjorie Tressler is conducting a painting class for both oil and acrylic painters the first and third Wednesday nights each month from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Location: Mansion House Art Center. Tuition is 65.00 for 6 classes. Classes are continuous and will be for all painting levels. Each student gets individual attention and is encouraged to work on any subject they are interested in and wish to paint. The class is very unique where the students are taught in a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere with fun conversations, where everyone is enjoying the experience of creating a beautiful painting. The only requirement is for students to provide their own painting materials, table or floor easel. For more information please contact Marjorie at 717-762-6791 or marjorietressler@comcast.net .
 
Wednesday Art Group
The Wednesday Art Group --Wednesday from 10am to 2pm. Bring your lunch and paints, any medium. For more information call Audrey Mentzer at 301-739-8112 or Ruth Peyton at 301-223-8688.
Valley Art Association
Membership Tea
  The Maryland Theatre
Sunday, December 4, 2016
* 2-4pm


Open to the Public!

501 Highland Way, Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 797-2867 | valleyartassoc.com 
The Maryland Theatre presents
It's A Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio Theatre    
Sunday, December 4, 2016 * 3:00pm
 
This 1940s radio style adaptation of Frank Capra's film classic is a guaranteed holiday winner. The four-member company masterfully conquers multiple characters & sound effects while saving their radio station from a winter blizzard's doom. A heartwarming, uplifting gift for audiences during the holiday season.

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 | www.mdtheatre.org
 
The Maryland Theatre presents
the Oak Ridge Boys/Christmas Celebration Tour   
Thursday, December 15, 2016 * 7:30pm
 
Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been.

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 | www.mdtheatre.org
The Maryland Theatre hosts
The Wizards of Winter    
Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 7:30pm
 
The WIZARDS OF WINTER which features former members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, return to the Maryland Theatre. The Wizards of Winter are an eclectic group of musicians from the Metro NY, NJ, PA region with strong Classical and Progressive Rock influences woven throughout their musical careers. While similar to TSO in its style, the Wizards original material is unique unto itself. Their show is a Fun Theatrical Holiday Rock Event for the Entire Family featuring Original Tunes and TSO Favorites. Come join us aboard The Arctic Flyer as we go in search of the true meaning of Christmas! 

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 | www.mdtheatre.org
The Maryland Theatre
presents
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

A Page to Stage
Live Performance!
Presale-Tuesday, October 18th at 11am
ONLINE ONLY

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 | www.mdtheatre.org 
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