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Artist Alley
June 10, 2016
Volume 16-16 

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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WCAC Community Calendar
and learn about upcoming
events in your area.

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 Special Events
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 that are not to be missed!
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June 2016 Exhibits 

The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. presents two exhibits in June 2016.
The Gallery located at 34 S Potomac Street in the heart of the Hagerstown A & E District will feature, the 2016 Blues Fest Poster Artist, Larry Poncho Brown in both the Main and Hall Galleries along with the
winners of the 2016 Children's Blues Fest T-Shirt Contest. 
The exhibits continue through June 28, 2016.

View the winners of the
2016 Children's Blues Fest T-Shirt Contest
July 2016 Exhibits 

"T. Jeff Driscoll: Scenes of Snow, Soldiers and Assorted Subjects" and "Ceramic Art by Cookie Redding."
The exhibits run June 30, 2016 through July 26, 2016.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 5pm to 7pm. 

American Doll House Tours Offered at Hager House--Children invited to bring dolls or toys to learn how their peers lived in the past.  The City of Hagerstown's Parks & Recreation Division is telling the story of what life was like for a child growing up in the Hager House throughout the generations. Step through the front door of the Jonathan Hager House Museum and step back in time to explore the first home of the founding father of Hagerstown, and re-discover American history through the eyes of a child who lived through it.
The American Doll House Tours will be offered the weekends of
June 10-12 and June 17-19, 2016.
For more information visit
or call 301-739-8577 ext. 170
CAD Grant Forms FY 2017
Available now on the WCAC website!

The City Ballet Spring Recital
at The
Maryland Theatr
Saturday, June 11, 2016 * 2:00pm
(301) 790-3500 | 

Motor City Fever:
A Musical Celebration of Motown

at The
Maryland Theatr
Sunday, June 12, 2016  *
(301) 790-3500 | 

"Play Ball! Celebrating Sixty Years
of Norman Rockwell's "The Oculist"

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
May 19, 2016 - October 23, 2016

On view May 19, 2016 through October 23, 2016
Organized in partnership with the Norman Rockwell Museum in
Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Sponsored in part by: Anne G. & Howard S. Kaylor, Conservit, Inc., and
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Franchot.

Celebrate the beginning of the Summer Reading Club with an On Your Mark, Get Set, Read party! Authentic Community Theater will present a live performance at 11:00.
We'll also have crafts, games, and other fun activities!
For questions call 301.739.3250 x250 
2016 Tour of Washington County Bike Race
Friday, June 17, 2016 * 5-10pm
Location: The Arts and Entertainment District,
City Center, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

2016 Tour of Washington County Bike Race Kick-Off (June 17) - Bicycle racing under the lights. 5pm, The Arts and Entertainment District, City Center, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Kick-off classic criterium, an element of the Tour Washington County Bike Race on 18th & 19th. 301-739-8577, ext. 116

The Maryland Theatre hosts the VIP Viewing Area
Sponsored by Structural Elements (SE)
Friday, June 17, 2016 * 5:00-10:00pm
(301) 790-3500 |
Shakespeare in the Plaza
Don't miss the 3rd Annual
Shakespeare in the Park!
This year MEG presents
The Merchant of Venice!
FREE event!!!
June 17 and 18, 2016 at 8PM
June 19, 2016 at 6PM

Lecture: "Seeing America with Norman Rockwell"
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Virginia Mecklenburg, chief curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum
June 19, 2016   2:30 pm      Free and Open to the Public

Saturday, June 18, 2016 (3rd Saturday)
Roman military tribune Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) remains set in his ways after serving 25 years in the army. He arrives at a crossroad when he's tasked to investigate the mystery of what happened to Jesus (Cliff Curtis) following the Crucifixion. Accompanied by trusted aide Lucius (Tom Felton), his quest to disprove rumors of a risen Messiah makes him question his own beliefs and spirituality. As his journey takes him to places never dreamed of, Clavius discovers the truth that he's been seeking. (PG-13; 1 hr. 47 min.) 

All free movies start at 7:00 p.m. Free drinks and free popcorn available in the lobby. 
Bring the kids! Bring the neighbors!
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra to perform as guests of the
Garrett Lakes Arts Festival on June 24th & 25th, 2016
at the Wisp Resort at Deep Creek Lake.   
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Concert
Garrett Lakes Arts Festival
WISP Resort
June 24, 2016  |  7:30 pm
June 25, 2016  |  7:30 pm
Cost: Adults $30, Students $5, Children under 5 FREE
The Maryland Theatre hosts the 
Miss Maryland and Maryland's Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant

Wednesday, June 22nd- Saturday, June 25th, 2016
(301) 790-3500 |
Life Sittings Opening Reception
Saturday, June 11, 2016 * 5-8pm
Engine Room Art Space
36 N Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Kate Miller has an expressionistic portrait style reminiscent of Alice Neel's. In Miller's own words she explains "I didn't discover Alice Neel until I was in my thirties, which I think is just as well. ­Any earlier and it would have looked like I was imitating her. When I saw her work, I definitely felt like I had found a colleague. Here is someone with a very unique voice who loved to paint people she knew."

Miller has been painting portraits of subjects during live sittings for about four decades. Many of her paintings depict the same people through various stages of life. It is quite interesting to see the voice of the artist evolve simultaneously with the subject over a long period of time. Miller's paintings are consistent in their strong sense of expression, but vary greatly in color scheme and tone, perhaps because of her staunch commitment to painting in the moment.

The Fine Arts Company will cover your pet's paw with non-toxic acrylic paint then press onto an 8x10 canvas board. A local artist will then use the paw print to create a flower bouquet.
Saturday, June 25th from 12pm-4pm
Cost: $25 (+$3/additional color)
Donate any of the following items and receive $5 off! Cat, Kitten, Dog, and Puppy Food;
Milk replacement formula; Cat Litter;  Dog and Cat Toys; Cat Scratching Posts; Dog Treats;
Clean Bath Towels, Blankets, and Throw Rugs
Love the idea but have a shy or crazy pet that you can't take out in public? No worries! Stop by the store to take paint, canvas and instructions home with you. This way you can capture your pet's paw print in a stress-free environment. Bring the canvas back by June 25th so we can turn the piece into an original piece of art!
A portion of the sales and all donated items will be given to the
Washington County Humane Society.
For more information, please visit our calendar on our website: or call 301-971-2781.
Open Monday-Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
Edmunds Music Trust Recital
at The
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Sunday, June 26, 2016 * 2:00pm
     American Pianist Thomas Pandolfi is back by popular demand for the annual Edmunds Music Trust recital in the Bowman Concert Gallery of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the Kaylor Atrium. This is the seventh year of Pandolfi's piano performance at the Museum. The concert is co-sponsored by the Etchison Family.
     The seating for the recital and reception is limited to the first 100 people, so reserve your seats early for this most popular entertainer.  Tickets are $20 for museum members and $25 for non-members.  Reserve your seat online at or by calling the museum at 301-739-5727. 
     Pandolfi has performed with orchestras in New York City, Asheville, North Carolina, Princeton, and the Maryland Symphony, The National 
Philharmonic, and the Amadeus Orchestra.

Maryland Symphony Orchestra to Present 31st Salute to Independence Concert
at Antietam National Battlefield
The 31st Annual "Salute to Independence" concert, presented by the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, will be held on Saturday, July 2 at the Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
The Maryland Theatre hosts the 
Summer Institute for the Arts
Performing Arts Academy 2016 Showcase

Saturday, July 30, 2016 * 2:00pm
(301) 790-3500 |
The Temptations
Saturday, July 16, 2016 * 8:00pm  

The Temptations, with great songs, and a 15-piece band, the live stage show is an experience that continues to "wow" audiences around the world.
The Temptations continue to deliver their Motown vocal sound
that made them famous.
"Get ready, cause here they come!
(301) 790-3500 | 
Bike Night: Speed it Up--Wind Down Hagerstown
Friday, July 15, 2016 * 6:00pm to 9:00pm
(301) 790-3500 |
Summer Lovin'--Wind Down Hagerstown
Friday, August 12, 2016 * 6:00pm to 9:00pm (301) 790-3500 |
The Maryland Theatre hosts Bob Saget
The Maryland Theatre
Thursday, August 18, 2016 * 7:00pm
Classics & Crabs
Satuday, September 17th, 2016 * 3:30pm 
Save the date for a celebration of all things "Maryland" - from Maryland crabs to Maryland micro-brews to the Maryland Symphony Orchestra! The MSO is partnering with Flying Dog Brewery for Classics & Crabs on September 17th. Click to see how an orchestra concert, crab feed and craft brews are combining for ONE AMAZING EVENT:
Vicki Lawrence & Mama:
A Two Woman Show
The Maryland Theatre
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
* 7:00pm

(301) 790-3500 | 
The Russian Grand Ballet presents
Swan Lake at the Maryland Theatre

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7pm -
On sale Friday 5/27/16 at 11am

Only one opportunity to see the full-length classic production of the world's most famous ballet - Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, featuring Russia's brightest ballet stars! Russian Grand Ballet was founded by and incorporated graduates from the Great Russian choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev. The principal dancers of the company came from the upper ranks of the great ballet companies and academies.

(301) 790-3500 | 
Thunder in The Square-
Wind Down Hagerstown
Friday, September 30, 2016
6:00pm to 9:00pm
(301) 790-3500 |
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood:
Two Man Group

The Maryland Theatre
Saturday, October 1, 2016
* 8pm
(301) 790-3500 | 
Masters of Illusion 
The Maryland Theatre 
Friday, October 7, 2016 * 8:00pm

(301) 790-3500 | 
Freaky Friday + Art Market
Wind Down Hagerstown
Friday, October 21, 2016 * 6:00pm to 9:00pm (301) 790-3500 |
Hagerstown Community Association presents Adam Trent Futuristic Illusionist
The Maryland Theatre 
Sunday, October 23, 2016 * 3:00pm
(301) 790-3500 | 

Artists wishing to compete in the Best of the West: Three Dimensional Art of Western Maryland may now enter their pieces through the CaFÉ online entry system at There is a $20 entry fee for the first entry and a $10 fee for each additional entry. The deadline for entries is July 30, 2016. The exhibition will open in Cumberland on October 14, 2016.

Apply now! 2017 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award guidelines and application are now available.
The Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to practicing Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive application process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Categories offered for the 2017 Awards are:
  • Classical Music: Composition
  • Classical Music: Solo Performance
  • Dance: Choreography
  • Dance: Solo Performance
  • Poetry
  • Visual Arts: Sculpture
  • World Music: Composition
  • World Music: Solo Performance
All applications must be submitted online. The Maryland State Arts Council and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation have scheduled several webinars to assist artists with the application process.

Applicants can access the guidelines, application, webinar registration links, and other application assistance resources by clicking the "Maryland" tab
 HERE on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's website.

The deadline for 2017 applications is 4:30 PM on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Questions about Fellowships? Please review the program guidelines and contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at .

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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