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New Year Edition 
December 29, 2016
Volume 16-33
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The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. hosts "Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2016." The juried community art exhibit continues through January 3, 2017.
The exhibit jurors were Benita Keller and Kathryn Burns. 
Make your reservations now!
Contact Chris Brewer at 301-791-3132



January 2017 Exhibit


The WCAC January 2017 exhibit entitled "Philip Lindsey and Wilson College Arts Students: Theory and Practice" opens on Friday, January 6, 2017 with a reception to meet the artists from 5pm until 7pm. The exhibit continues through January 31, 2017.

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



Engine Room Art Space announces a new exhibit, T.V. Show, through December 30, 2016.
This T.V. themed exhibit will attempt to explore the many uses of television; the role it has played in history, society and culture , and what to do with those static-y boxes as we move towards different forms of on screen entertainment. You'll see some wonderful assemblage pieces with repurposed televisions, some video art, paintings with conceptual commentary and more!
 
Questions regarding the event can be sent to ejones@hagerstownmd.org


Call for Artwork by Women Veterans


CVAP is honored to partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Center for Women Veterans (CWV) to lead the call for artwork created by women veterans for display at 10 VA medical centers around the United States. The call for artwork will begin in December 2016 and the project will launch in March 2017 to coincide with Women's History Month as well as the 100-year anniversary of women being allowed to enlist in the US military with military rank and pay. VAP will lead a coalition of arts organization who focuses on fostering, encouraging and promoting veteran artists as they continue their journey in the arts.
    
Middletown Valley Bank presents the Krumpe's Do-nut Drop to kick off the New Year in the square of Downtown Hagerstown, complete with fireworks!

Join What's NXT outside on the square in downtown Hagerstown for free coffee, free hot chocolate, free popcorn and of course, Krumpe's Do-nuts to the first 5,000 people!

Show up early to get your free donut! Enjoy music, activities and fun for the whole family. Then get ready for the big countdown...at 6:59 pm, followed by a fireworks display.

Donut Drop & Movie Night
Plan to join thousands of local citizens in downtown Hagerstown for the annual "Donut Drop" on New Year's Eve from 6-7 p.m. Immediately following the drop, The Bridge of Life will show the movie "The Secret Life of Pets" at 14 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740
 
Max (Louis C.K.) is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that's bound for the pound. Luckily, a rebellious bunny named Snowball swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who've done them wrong.
 
The free movie starts after the Donut Drop around 7:15 p.m. with free drinks and free popcorn available in the lobby. Bring the kids! Bring the neighbors!

Barbara Ingram School for the Arts
   
7 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 766-8840 | BISFA

Variety Show - One Night Only! 
 
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater will ring in 2017 and celebrate its 33rd season with a Variety Show on  Saturday January 7th at 6:00 PM.
 
The performance, full of songs, skits, dance and more, features Jeffrey Clise, Shannen Banzhoff, Taylor Whidden Knapp, Rennes Carbaugh, Karen Heyser - Paone, and Shawn R. Martin, as well as female impersonators Araya Sparxx, Chasity Vain, and Chi Chi Ray Colby.
 
The show is preceded by a buffet dinner that includes salad bar and dessert.
 
The Playhouse is located in the rear of 44 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, Maryland.
Tickets are available online for this one night only performance at  www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com or
call  301-739-7469 for more information
Call for Photographers
2016 Historic Houses of Worship Tour
Photo Contest


Historic Houses of Worship Tour organizers, in partnership with and support from the Washington County Arts Council (WCAC), invite the public to submit up to three photos to their 2016 photo contest. Photos should be taken during the Historic Houses of Worship Tour and must be submitted in jpg format by noon on January 13. The winner will be selected by contest judges and that photograph will be commissioned by the tour organizers and used to create promotional materials for the 2017 tour. The winner will be announced in February and will receive a $200 award. For the complete contest rules and entry form, go to:   www.washingtoncountyarts.com/holiday-worship-tour .  Submission deadline is noon on January 13, 2017.
Fertile Soil
at The Miller House
    
January 22, 2017 - 2PM
 
The Washington County Historical Society Sunday Afternoon Musical Concerts
Once again during the winter months (January, February and March), The Washington County Historical Society will be having Sunday afternoon musical concerts. The afternoon will begin at 2 and will include a reception. These concerts will be held on the 4th Sunday of the month.
 
FERTILE SOIL ~ Back by popular demand, this hand clapping, foot stomping bluegrass band hails from Western Maryland. They play both traditional and modern bluegrass and you can find them locally at many venues where people enjoy good music and good times.

Washington County Historical Society
135 W Washington St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-797-8782
Danny Webber and Friends:
Noteworthy Sundays
@ Your Library Concert
Sunday, January 22, 2017 @ 3:00pm

Our concert series continues as Danny Webber and Friends offer a mix of contemporary classical and jazz music in solo, duo, and trio arrangements today. The concert is free to attend.

Join this versatile guitarist and his friends as they offer a mix of contemporary classical and jazz music in solo, duo, and trio arrangements today.


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

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce its exhibition, Distant Journeys: Willem Dooijewaard's Drawings of Mongolia and Bali. The exhibition will be on view from November 12, 2016 - January 22, 2017.
A personal friend of museum founders William H. Singer, Jr. and Anna Brugh Singer, the Dutch artist Willem Dooijewaard (1892-1980) helped the Singers expand their art collections through carefully chosen acquisitions.  Travelling throughout Asia, Indonesia, and North Africa in the 1920s and 1930s, Dooijewaard visited many places that were unknown to most Americans and Europeans.  This exhibition, featuring 14 large-format drawings by Dooijewaard, captures the young artist's sense of adventure as well as his fascination with the details and discoveries of exotic lands and peoples. The exhibition is organized by the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and sponsored by First United Bank & Trust.
 
For more information on the Museum, please phone (301) 739-5727 or visit www.wcmfa.org . 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: 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 photo-documentary 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 www.wcmfa.org. 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.
 
A Frank Herrera lecture is scheduled to be held at the Museum on February 26, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
Main Street Hagerstown brings Second Saturday!
New Year and a New You!


Saturday, January 14, 2017---
There will be several health and wellness vendors and speakers to help start the New Year! We Set-Up will be in the Ballroom at Schindel Rohrer at 28 S. Potomac Street, in downtown Hagerstown.

Martin Luther King Holiday
Concert

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Two Rivers String Quartet will present a special Martin Luther King Holiday concert in Shepherdstown, WV, on Saturday, January 14, 2017.  The concert is being sponsored by Shepherdstown's Friends of Music. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church.
It will honor Dr. King with an all-American program that includes two works by pre-eminent African-American composers.

The composers and their works will be as follows:
* Duke Ellington, "Sophisticated Lady" and "Take the 'A' Train"
* Samuel Barber, String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11
* Quincy Porter, String Quartet No. 3
* Scott Joplin, "Country Club Rag" and "Paragon Rag."
 
Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $20 per person ($18 before January 1).
Tickets and Friends' memberships can be purchased on the Friends' website at www.friendswv.org or by mail (FOM, P.O. Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443). Visa and Master Card will be accepted
 
The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence in the Eastern Panhandle. For full information about the Friends and their concerts go to www.friendswv.org.
This year's concert season is supported by a grant from the WV Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.
Hagerstown Community Concert Association presents
Kubecca
at the Maryland Theatre
     
Sunday, January 22, 2017 * 2:00pm
 
Live On Stage, Inc. and the Hagerstown Community Concert Association announce
Acclaimed, artistic duo as part of their 2016 - 2017 Concert Season atMaryland Theatre on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
 
Advance tickets can be purchased at the Maryland Theatre Box Office or on their website www.mdtheatre.org , $25 for adults and $8 for Students under age 18.  Lobby doors open one hour prior to the show.  Open Seating starts 45 minutes prior to the show.  For additional ticket information, visit the association web site at www.hagerstownliveonstage.com .  
 
Two world-class musicians, acclaimed Broadway musical vocalist and a spectacular Vibraphone virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist, now married, are enjoying great success as an onstage duo at venues across the United States, as well as internationally. Kuba Kawnik, originally from Poland, began his musical career at the age of four. Although he is best known for his performance on vibraphone, he has also mastered some unusual and difficult instruments, including the Theremin - a rare and complex contemporary invention accessible to but a very few virtuosos worldwide. Rebecca Loweis best known for her roles in the musicals Evita and Jekyll & Hyde. Booked right out of college, and as the youngest actress to perform the role of Eva Peron in Evita, she received standing ovations and critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe. Experience these exceptionally gifted artists and enjoy an exciting show, brimming with breathtaking virtuosity and pure fun! Click here to view a video on Kubecca

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 | www.mdtheatre.org
Call for Art Teachers!
February 2017 Exhibit


The Washington County Arts Council (WCAC) invites all art educators in Washington County's public and private schools to enter work for the 7th Annual Washington County Art Educators exhibit. This is an invitational exhibition and all work will be accepted. Each educator is allowed to submit three works that have been completed within the last two years and all work must be for sale.

Artwork may be dropped off Friday, January 27, 2017 through Wednesday, February 1, 2017 during WCAC business hours.

The Exhibit will run from February 3, 2017 through February 28, 2017. An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm.

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.
 
The Playhouse is located in the rear of 44 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, Maryland.
Tickets are available online for this one night only performance at  www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com or
call  301-739-7469 for more information
Maryland Arts Day
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
St. John's College
Mellon Hall, Francis Scott Key Auditorium
60 College Avenue, Annapolis, MD
 
Registration for Maryland Arts Day 2017 is now OPEN!
Early Bird Registration: $25 per Person until February 3
$40 per Person February 4 - 10
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, 
parking and free shuttle to St. John's College
 
 
 
Join hundreds of arts advocates in Annapolis as we raise our voices in support of public funding for the arts.
This year will be extra special as MCA celebrates its 40th Birthday!

Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents 
Romantic Rachmaninoff at The Maryland Theatre
Saturday, February 11, 2017 * 8:00pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017 * 3:00pm
 
21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 | www.mdtheatre.org
Let's Talk Music at the Fletcher Library
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Join Joseph Marschner, (Chair, English & Humanities Division, Hagerstown Community College) and Susan Wilson who plays bassoon and contrabassoon for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra as we talk about the upcoming MSO concert titled "The Romantics" and featuring Griffes "Pleasure Dome of Kubla Kahn" and "Don Juan" by R. Strauss. 

100 South Potomac Street
Community Rooms - 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 | www.mdtheatre.org
 
The Maryland Theatre presents
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 | www.mdtheatre.org 
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
Friends of Safe Place Washington County
Child Advocacy Center presents
The 2017 Comedy & Magic Spectacular
at The Maryland Theatre
d 
Sunday, March 12, 2017 * 3:00pm

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 | www.mdtheatre.org
 
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
The Planets
at The Maryland Theatre
 
Saturday, March 18, 2017 * 8:00pm
Sunday, March 19, 2017 * 3:00pm
 
 
21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 | www.mdtheatre.org
 
The Maryland Theatre presents
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone
 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 * 4:00pm
 







21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 | www.mdtheatre.org
 
Hagerstown Community Concert Association presents Melinda Doolittle
at The Maryland Theatre
 
Thursday, March 30, 2017 * 7:30pm
 



21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 | www.mdtheatre.org
The Maryland Theatre presents
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 * 7:00pm
 





21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 | www.mdtheatre.org
 
Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents
The Best of the Eagles 
at The Maryland Theatre
 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 * 8:00pm
 


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

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 www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com 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.

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 | www.mdtheatre.org
 

Steel Magnolias
 
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 www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com 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.

Dial M for Murder 
 
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 www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com 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.
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