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Artist Alley
March 25, 2016
Volume 16-05

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... 
Community Calendar
Add your local events to the
WCAC Community Calendar
and learn about upcoming
events in your area.

 Artist Registry
 Join the artist registry and 
 showcase your work for 
 everyone to see! 
  Learn more .
 Special Events
 Features special local events
 that are not to be missed!
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Helpful tip: In most cases you can click on a graphic to activate a link!

March 2016 Exhibit

The Potomac River Artists Guild exhibit continues through March 29, 2016. It features the art of the Guild's nearly 20 regional artists in various subject matters, mediums and styles.

For information contact 301-791-3132.
New WCAC Board Member

The Washington County Arts Council is pleased to announce that Gaye McGovern has joined its board of Directors. Ms. Mc Govern is the owner of Gaye McGovern Insurance Agency Inc.
In 2009, the Herald Mail wrote, "To some, Gaye McGovern is simply their insurance agent - owner of Gaye McGovern Insurance Agency Inc. - whose office is just east of town, off Robinwood Drive.  To others, she's a mover and shaker in Hagerstown's business world.....A member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Hagerstown, McGovern, ... is involved in an array of community organizations and has served on the boards or advisory committees for more than 15 organizations." 
Ms. McGovern was a superintendent for East Palestine City School District in East Palestine, Ohio, before she became an insurance agent in Hagerstown. Ms. McGovern worked for a State Farm agent while she attended the University of Pittsburgh. McGovern met her future husband in college and worked for his father, a State Farm agent, while still in school.
"When McGovern established her Hagerstown office in 1987, she ended a 24-year career in public education. Throughout that career, she's been a teacher, principal, director of instruction, director of pupil personnel services and superintendent of schools."
In September 2009, the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce named McGovern, a former Chamber president, as business volunteer of the year. Ms. McGovern is a member of the board of Advisors of the University System of Maryland Hagerstown.  She is also a member of the Hagerstown Rotary Club and is on the Washington County Hospital's quality control committee.
April 2016 Exhibits

The Washington County Arts Council is featuring two exhibits in April 2016:
Robert & Kitty Nalewaik: "View of Two Hemispheres" and
Beth Carey:

Exhibits run March 31, 2016 through April 26, 2016 at the Gallery, 34 S Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD.

An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, March 31, 2016 from 5pm to 7pm.
Rotary Club of Hagerstown-Sunrise Foundation, Inc.

Daniel Webber, represented Washington County Arts Council at the Rotary Club of Hagerstown-Sunrise Foundation 2016 Grant distribution.  Due to the generosity of the sunrise foundation, WCAC will be able to purchase additional individually fabricated "J" Brass rods along with additional hanger clips. As selected artists bring more pieces for display in the exhibit galleries each month and as additional regional artists want to display in The Gallery Shop, WCAC has a need for additional rods and clips.
Back Row, Left to Right
Teri Williamson, president, Rotary Club of Hagerstown-Sunrise Foundation, Inc.; Steve Hummel, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation; Dallas Hopkins, Star Community, Inc.; Bill Soulis, St. John's Shelter; Jenny Fleming, HEAL of Washington County; Sharon Hawkins, Valor Ministries; Brooke Grossman, Washington County Habitat for Humanity; Joe Tischer, Court Appointed Special Advocates; Don Harriman, Boy Scouts of America; David Swacina, Cedar Ridge children's Home; Daniel Webber, Washington County Arts Council. Inc.; and Tom Kline, Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Front Row, Left to Right
Buck Browning, Fort Ritchie Community Center; Neil Glessner, Hospice of Washington County; Addie Nardi, Humane Society - Washington County; Amy Hiet, Girls, Inc.; AudreannaColombo, The Maryland Theater; Karen Cook, Robert W Johnson Community Center, Inc.; Carrol Lourie, REACH of Washington County; Linda Ogilvie, The Women's Club; and Jerry Spessard, Interfaith Service Coalition . 
Apply to show your work in 2017!
Your Guide to local Summer Camps
Bridge of Life Free Movie Night --Saturday, March 26

"The Peanuts Movie"
Life always seems complicated for good ol' Charlie Brown (Noah Schnapp), the boy who always tries his best against seemingly impossible odds. When the Little Red-Haired Girl moves into his neighborhood, Charlie Brown develops a crush on her. Meanwhile, his best friend Snoopy embarks on an epic adventure in a fantasy world. As a World War I flying ace, the lovable beagle pursues his nemesis, the Red Baron, while also trying to win the heart of a beautiful poodle named Fifi (Kristin Chenoweth).  (1 hr. 33 min.) The free movie starts at 7:00 p.m. with free drinks and popcorn available in the lobby. 
Bring the kids! Bring the neighbors!
Valley Art Association
North Gallery Shows for 2016

March 2016 All Member Show, "My Heritage"
Opening March 4-Closing March 27 (Pick up March 28)
April 2016

All Member Show, "Springtime On My Mind" 
Opening April 1 - Closing May 1 
(Drop Off March 29 and Pick Up May 2)
May 2016
All Member Show, "Abstracts"
Opening May 6 - Closing May 22 (Drop Off May 3 and Pick Up May 23)

5th Annual Children's T-Shirt Contest 
Deadline: March 25, 2016 
The Western Maryland Blues Fest Committee is 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 2, 2016 with a reception from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The show will remain on display through Tuesday, June 28, 2016. 
To download an application click here.
Washington County Arts Council
34 S. Potomac St., Suite 100
Hagertown, MD 21740
(301) 791-3132
Maryland International Film Festival 2016
Coming to Hagerstown April 1-3, 2016! 
Hosted by The Maryland Theatre

Maryland International Film Festival - Hagerstown
36 South Potomac Street, Suite 200
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(916) 712-2781
Maryland International
Film Festival-Hagerstown
Celebrity Pre-party April 1, 2016

Ballroom at Schindel-Rohrer, at 28 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown at 5:30 PM.
Cost of $25 includes the opening night films AND the pre-event party! Join film festival guests, VIPs, sponsors, filmmakers, and stars! Listen to a great jazz trio, and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar. Meet THE WALKING DEAD actress, ANN MAHONEY, and TERMINATOR GENISYS actress, Kerry Cahill. Following the pre-party, head across the street at 7pm to the Maryland Theatre for the red carpet and films screening
Tickets MUST be purchased in advance, at: .

Teen Idol 2016

The Maryland Theatre
Saturday, April 2, 2016 * 7:00 pm

Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Explore collage and assemblage techniques with Julie Maynard, a mixed media artist with work in the current CVA.  Collage can be a form of "painting" with paper onto two- or three-dimensional surfaces.

RSVP for the Friday evening Preview Reception and securing sponsorships has been extended to
March 31, 2016
Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
Featuring Thomas Pandolfi at The Maryland Theatre
Saturday, April 9, 2016 * 8pm
and Sunday, April 10, 2016 * 3pm
Pianist Thomas Pandolfi will be the guest artist when the Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents its final Masterworks Concerts of the 2015-2016 Season on Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 at 3 p.m. at the historic Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown.
Tickets may be purchased online at , by phone at 301-797-4000, or in person at the MSO Office at 30 W. Washington Street. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For the sixth consecutive season, the MSO will be providing FREE Masterworks concert tickets to students in grades one through 12. This free student ticket initiative is generously underwritten by contributions from Music Director Elizabeth Schulze, Susquehanna Bank, The Rotary Club of Hagerstown, and The Rotary Club of Long Meadows Foundation.
Two Rivers Woodwind Quintet

The Friends of Music will close out their 2015-2016 concert season with a concert by the Two Rivers Woodwind Quintet on Saturday, April 9.
The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Shepherdstown WV's Trinity Episcopal Church
It will feature the following works by French, Argentine, German and American composers:
* "Trios Pièces Brèves" (1930), by Jacques Ibert
* "Milonga Sin Palabras" (1979), by Astor Piazzolla
* "Quintet in B-flat, Op. 56" (1821), by Franz Danzi
* "Quintet in C, Op. 79" (1898), by August Klughardt
* Highlights from "Porgy and Bess" (1934), by George Gershwin
Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $20 per person ($18 before April 2). Tickets can be purchased on the Friends' website at or by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443). Visa and Master Card will be accepted.
Washington County
Museum of Fine Arts

Vote for the People's Choice in the
Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition and Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon!
Exhibit continues through April 10, 2016
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts presents Disney's
The Little Mermaid (The Musical)
The Maryland Theatre
Friday, April 15, 2016 * 7:30pm
Saturday, April 16, 2016 * 7:30pm
Sunday, April 17, 2016 * 2:30pm
Friday, April 22, 2016 * 7:30pm
Saturday, April 23, 2016 * 7:30pm
Sunday, April 24, 2016 * 2:30pm

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Adorn Yourself with Creativity!  Learn the fundamental techniques used in metalsmithing to create jewelry. n this workshop participants will learn the basic skills of texturing metal, forming, sawing and piercing, assembly, filing and hand and mechanical finishing.
Instructor: Sukey Rankin

A Wilder View - Opening reception
featuring new images by Photographer Bruce Wilder.
16 N Main Street, Boonsboro, Maryland
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Bruce Wilder, a photographer who works in both film and digital, picked up his first camera at the age of twelve. Within a decade, he began processing his own negatives and prints. While black and white photography launched his passion, the digital medium expanded his vision, allowing him to produce art images in color.

Now merging technology and art, Mr. Wilder has explored HDR. High Dynamic Range imagery enables him to create photographs with a greater dynamic range by combining several images of different exposures.
Mr. Wilder believes the artist's choice defines his potential. He embraces the diversity of photographic art, its endless possibilities whether dramatic black and white, dreamy monochrome, brilliant color or visions enhanced with creative digital manipulation.
Internship and Scholarship Opportunities 
at the Washington County Museum of fine Arts!

Jean Cushwa Internship-  
Through her estate, Jean Cushwa an d her heirs have established a program of support for a deserving college student from Washington County, Maryland, majoring in Studio Art, Art History, Art Education, Architecture, Design, or Museum Studies. 
Deadline April 15!

Jean Cushwa Scholarship- 
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 who resides in Washington County, Maryland. The student must plan to pursue a career 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.
Deadline May 3rd!
Paint Nite Fundraiser for the Library!
Monday, April 18th @ 7:00pm 
Hager Hall Event & Conference Center

Love to express yourself creatively? Come paint with a purpose! Show your support for Washington County Free Library!
A master artist will give the group step-by-step instructions to create a work of art - while you socialize and sip cocktails from the cash bar. All attendees go home with a masterpiece and great memories. No art experience needed! Visit the event page for more details!
Art Market-
Call for Artists
at Wind Down -
Downtown Hagerstown
May 2016.
Deadline April 22, 2016.

Call and forms
available online: .

Hagerstown Community Concert -
The Young Irelanders

21st Century Irish Ensemble
The Maryland Theatre
Thursday, April 28, 2016 * 7:30pm
Civil War Medicine Talk

Discovery Station is pleased to host this free program in collaboration with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Dr. Rathgeb is a semi-retired orthopedic surgeon and will be leading this program in period dress. The program will focus predominately on surgeries and amputations. He'll have the reproduction medical pack and surgical kit with him.
Date: April 30, 2016/Time: 1 PM to 2 PM

This talk is also an overview of what the
National Museum of Civil War Medicine has to offer in its galleries, this lecture details the work and challenges of surgeons and medical personnel during the Civil War.

Learn about diseases and the medicines used to treat them, surgeries and amputations, soldiers' food and nutrition, and more. This talk also examines how Dr. Jonathan Letterman led the introduction of the first system of staged evacuation and treatment for mass casualties.

Chris MacDonald's -- Memories of
Elvis in Concert

The Maryland Theatre
Saturday, April 30, 2016   7:30PM

Saturday, April 30, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Ages 10 through Adult

The Texas Tenors
at The Maryland Theatre
Saturday, May 7, 2016 * 8:00 pm  
Tickets may be purchased online at , by phone at 301-797-4000, or in person at the MSO Office at 30 W. Washington Street. Office hours are Monday through Friday,
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Explore printmaking tradition, using modern tools and materials. We will learn to cut an image into a plate, ink it, and transfer it onto paper.  Can be used for simple things (such as fabric paint on tea towels) up to the most sophisticated art forms, from greeting cards to treasured images

Alice In Wonderland

Sunday, May 15, 2016 * 3:00pm

The Western Maryland City Ballet Company and The City Ballet School bring you the story of Alice in Wonderland as you've never seen it before. Join Alice on her curious adventures as she chases the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole to meet the Queen of Hearts.

Set to an original score arranged exclusively for City Ballet, Alice in Wonderland is a fantasy ballet that combines classical and contemporary dance paired with theatrical magic to enchant an audience of all ages. Featuring brilliant costume and set design, this ballet is not to be missed!  

A new art and food festival will be taking place in May in the town of Grantsville, one of Maryland's newest A&E Districts.  
The Artisan & Epicurean Faire will be the culmination of a week-long celebration and Grantsville's participation in the National Road Festival. 
Information can be obtaining by contacting 
July 11, 2016 - July 15, 2016
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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