June 21, 2019
Volume 19-16
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 .
June 2019 Exhibit

“Sketchy Women + 1” continues through June 29, 2019. Exhibiting artists include Sherry Lazaroff, Linda Barnhart, Marti Welch, Jill Atherton, Janette Cantrell and William Roberts.
July 2019 Exhibit

The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. hosts “Kellie Mele: Light and the Lack Thereof” and “Luc Fiedler: The Nature of Things” for the month of July 2019. The exhibits open with a reception to meet the artists on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 5 pm-7 pm and will continue through July 30, 2019. Ms. Mele will return to the gallery for her Artist Talk on June 28, 2019 from 2 pm to 4 pm and Mr. Fiedler will host his Artist Talk on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 2 pm to 4 pm. The Artist Talks provide another opportunity to speak with the artists and learn about their processes, techniques and the meaning behind their works.
Congratulations to the Doleman Black Heritage Museum as it moves forward to establish its permanent home with the acquisition of 465 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown MD. “DBHM would like to thank the City of Hagerstown for once again partnering with the organization to honor and bring the legacy of Charles and Marguerite Doleman and the Doleman family collection to be in our community.”
USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championship
Continuing through June 2019
The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. (WCAC) and Washington Goes Purple invite local artists working in any medium to submit their art for a September 2019 exhibit, “Purple Haze: Selective Perception.” The juried community art exhibit will run from August 29, 2019 through October 1, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm. The exhibit, “Purple Haze: Selective Perceptions”, strives to build awareness in our communities to “stand against substance abuse.”
Artists are encouraged to submit up to three entries with the Call/Guidelines/Entry Form.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Summer Camps

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-5727





Albert Durer Exhibit at the
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
April 13-June 30, 2019

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-5727
EXHIBIT “HERE COMES THE SUN” AND MINIATURES
 
Friday May 31 st to Sunday June 30 th
Valley Art Association members will exhibit their paintings on the theme of “Here Comes the Sun” as well as Miniatures.
Hours are Fridays & Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm, Sundays 1 to 4 pm. Free admission. 

Mansion House
501 Highland Way
Hagerstown, Maryland
(301) 797-2867
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts hosts
“The Blues and The Abstract Truth” exhibit
from June 8, 2019 - January 12, 2020
 
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-5727
The Maryland Theatre hosts
Miss Maryland and Miss Maryland's
Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant
Wednesday, June 19 - Friday, June 21, 2019
Preliminary Nights • 7pm
Saturday, June 22, 2019 Final Crowning • 7pm

Come watch Maryland’s best as they vie for the title of Miss Maryland and Miss Maryland’s Outstanding Teen. The Miss Maryland/Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Pageants are official preliminaries to Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competitions, the world’s largest scholarship organization for women. For more information please visit us on the web at www.missmd.org  and https://www.facebook.com.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
“The End of Our Beginning”
- Maryland Wind Festival
at St. James School
St. James School
17641 College Road Hagerstown, MD, 21740
06/21/2019 * 7-9 pm

The Maryland Wind Festival celebrates five amazing seasons with a performance at our new home, St. James School. Join the Maryland Chamber Winds for a night of friendship and music including performances of captivating works by MWF Composer-in-Residence Theo Chandler, John Slick's beautiful re-imaginings of motets by Thomas Tallis, and more! A reception will follow the performance.

All MWF concerts are free to the public.
$20 Suggested Donation
Tyler Austin
(240) 315-4480
Summer Art Fun
at the Berkeley Art Works
 
Berkeley Arts Council will offer a new series of fun kids/adults classes in fine arts and crafts, taught by Jane Pingleton-Evans. Jane will offer “Mixed Media Mash-Up”, a delightful mix of painting, printmaking, recycled papermaking, and collage will run Saturdays from 9:00-10:30am June 22 through July 27. (Kids third grade and up.)
Kids and their parents/aunt/uncle/etc are welcome to enroll together . . . Mom-n-Me . . . Dad-n-Me . . . have some creative fun together!

Jane holds a master’s degree in Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also has teacher certification in grades K-12, and has taught children/adults for over 30 years. 

Details and online registration is on the Berkeley Arts Council web site at  https://berkeleyartswv.org/instruction/ .

For more information email  berkeleyartswv@gmail.com  or call 304-620-6277.

The Berkeley Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non‐profit organization incorporated in West Virginia working to ensure that Berkeley County has a vibrant, vital arts environment by promoting awareness, understanding and appreciation of the literary, visual and performing arts in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at  https://berkeleyartswv.org .

Berkeley Arts Council
Hans Guerin Scratchboard Workshop
 
A few places are still open for the Scratchboard Workshop with Hans Guerin on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, from 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is coordinating this workshop: $55 for Museum and Valley Art Association members, $65 for non-members. To register and for further details, please contact Jillian MacMaster at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts:  educ.marketing@wcmfa.org  or call 301-739- 5727, ext.124 (Tues. - Sun.).
 
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-5727
Hub Opera Ensemble presents
Gertano Donizetti’s “Pasquale”

"Marriage has a way of changing people..."
Norina is young widow beloved by Ernesto, who is about to be disinherited by his curmudgeonly uncle, Don Pasquale. With the cunning help of Dr. Malatesta, Ernesto and Norina set out to teach the old grouch a lesson in grand opera buffa style, complete with clever disguises, outbursts of rage, vocal fireworks, and a sparkling score, all of which will have you clutching your sides with laughter.

Featuring:
Norina: Katelyn Aungst
Ernesto: David Cook
Malatesta: Jeffrey Gates
Don Pasquale: Zain Shariff
Andrew Rosenfeld, Conductor
Joseph Marschner, Director

Friday, June 21, 2019--7:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday, June 22, 2019--7:30pm-10:00pm
Sunday, June 23, 2019--3:00pm-5:30pm

Kepler Theater at Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Event/Entrance Fee: $30 General Admission/$15 Students
TWO HAGERSTOWN GEMS
MAKE MUSIC TOGETHER IN CONCERT!
HAGERSTOWN NORTH HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
06/23/2019 * 7:30pm

Hagerstown Municipal Band and Hagerstown Choral Arts join for a special INDOOR summer concert.

Free Admission
Contact Daria at (240) 469-4572 or djriegler@msn.com
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater presents Disney's The Little Mermaid on its Mainstage beginning June 21st and running through August 24th. Shows are held on Friday and Saturday evenings and select Sundays. The Broadway show, preceded by a buffet meal, is appropriate for ages five and up.
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film,  Disney's The Little Mermaid  is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
 
Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.
Tickets, which include dinner and show, cost $49.50 for adults and $39.50 for children ages 5 - 12 (service fees also apply). Children under age 5 will not be admitted to Mainstage productions. To purchase, visit  washingtoncountyplayhouse.com  or call 301-739-7469 Tuesday Through Friday during telephone box office hours.
 
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater is celebrating it's 35th Season in Downtown Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District where it has operated continuously since 1985. The Playhouse is located at 44 North Potomac Street (Rear).
Summer Institute for the Arts (SIFTA) presented by
Authentic Community Theatre
June 24-28, 2019
Showcase on Saturday, June 29, 2019 ∙ 2:00pm
 
To register for SIFTA visit:
 
The Summer Institute for the Arts (SIFTA) is a truly unique experience for artistic exploration and expression. It began in 2005 as a partnership between Authentic Community Theatre, Inc. and the Washington County Board of Education. Each year, students bring a new and exciting theme to life on The Maryland Theatre stage. Students will explore many styles of dance, drama and music while celebrating the performing arts industry with pieces centered around this summer?s theme. Students will have fun preparing scenes, songs, and dances all while learning vocal technique, stage presence, acting, and choreography under ACT?s talented instructors. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and hard work to their family, friends, and community at the end of the week (at the fabulous Maryland Theatre) on Saturday.

This year travel back in time with Authentic Community Theatre during our Summer Institute for the Arts summer camp! Students will enter in a time warp and take the audience on an adventure traveling all the way back to the era of the Dinosaur! Join us as we make our way back and "Walk Like an Egyptian", dance the "Charleston" and "Rock Around the Clock." Come find out how we make our way back to 2019! SIFTA will take place June 24th-28th and will conclude with our show on June 29th. For more information and to register please visit  actforall.org .

The Maryland Theatre
21 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-790-2000
Dancing Dream Abba Tribute Band
at Big Cork Vineyard
Saturday, June 29, 2019 • 7:00pm

The Maryland Theatre and Big Cork Vineyard present a Summer Concert Series
Dancing Dream Abba Tribute Band:
One of the best ABBA bands since ABBA itself. This New York band electrifies audiences of all ages with the best of ABBA's hits.
The concert will take place at  Big Cork Vineyards  located at 4236 Main Street Rohrersville, MD 21779 and will run from 7-9 pm. This event is rain or shine!
Ticket holders are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs & blankets! Children 5 and up must have a ticket.

Ticket information
Or call
The Maryland Theatre
21 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Box Office 301-790-2000
Join the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts for the 10th anniversary of Thomas Pandolfi performing on the WCMFA stage!
Tickets are available now for the concert on Sunday, June 30 at 2 PM. Call 301-739-5727 or follow   http://wcmfa.org/concerts-lectures-2/  to reserve your seats today!
 
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-5727


Acrylic glazing workshop  - July 15 th 2019

David Bottini will hold a 6 hour acrylic glazing workshop at the Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown on Monday July 15 th 10 am to 4 pm. Cost is $50 for VAA & MFA members and $60 for non-members. For details and to register email valleyartinfo@gmail.com or call Elaine at 304 754-5116.
Matt Mauser and Sinatra Big Band
at Big Cork Vineyard
Saturday, July 27, 2019 • 7:00pm

The Maryland Theatre and Big Cork Vineyard present a Summer Concert Series
Matt Mauser and Sinatra Big Band

The Sinatra Tribute Band captures Frank at the height of his career when singing with The Count Basie Orchestra at The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. 
The concert will take place at  Big Cork Vineyards  located at 4236 Main Street Rohrersville, MD 21779 and will run from 7-9:30 pm and will include Fireworks by Zambelli’s Fireworks! This event is rain or shine!
Ticket holders are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs & blankets! Children 5 and up must have a ticket.

Ticket information

Or call
The Maryland Theatre
21 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Box Office 301-790-2000
Mike DelGuidice Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel and More
at Big Cork Vineyard
Saturday, August 31, 2019 • 7:00pm

The Maryland Theatre and Big Cork Vineyard present a Summer Concert Series 
Mike DelGuidice Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel and More
Mike DelGuidice, one of Long Island's most celebrated performers. In 2013, Billy Joel heard Mike sing, and personally hired Mike to join his band. Mike's encyclopedic knowledge of the Billy Joel catalog made him a perfect fit as background vocalist and guitarist for BILLY JOEL.

The concert will take place at  Big Cork Vineyards  located at 4236 Main Street Rohrersville, MD 21779 and will run from 7-9 pm. This event is rain or shine!

Ticket holders are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs & blankets! Children 5 and up must have a ticket.

Ticket information

Or call
The Maryland Theatre
21 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Box Office 301-790-2000
The Maryland Theatre hosts Jay and The Americans
Sunday, October 27, 2019 • 3:00pm

Jay and The Americans first record was "Tonight" (from the Broadway Musical West Side Story), and their breakout hit song was "She Cried". Jay and The Americans next chart hit was "Only In America", followed by top ten hits "Come A Little Bit Closer" and later "This Magic Moment".

Where were you when you first heard "Cara Mia"? Jay and The Americans pay tribute to the late Roy Orbison with "Crying", and no other band in history has sold more copies of the song "Some Enchanted Evening" than Jay and The Americans!!!

Jay and The Americans were a major force in starting the Rock and Roll revival with their album "Wax Museum", where they paid tribute to many great Rock and Roll artists with their versions of such great songs as "Hushabye", "Walkin' In The Rain", and a song that reached the top ten "This Magic Moment". You will hear all of these songs, which are featured in the new Jay and The Americans show.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500

Authentic Community Theatre presents
Beauty and the Beast
at The Maryland Theatre

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Friday, November 1, 2019 • 7:30pm
Saturday, November 2, 2019 • 7:30pm

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500

The Maryland Theatre presents
One Woman Sex and the City:
A Parody on Love, Friendship and Shoes
Show Date - Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2:00pm

Join actress and comedian Kerry Ipema as she portrays all 4 of our favorite women Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda in this 90 minute love-letter and hilarious tribute through six seasons of this mad-cap series. Kerry portrays Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda as they eat brunch, banter, argue and swoon over men and Manolos.

Ipema and co-creator and director T.J Dawe (One Man Star-Wars/One Man Lord of the Rings) bring all of our favorite moments to life. The naked dress, the "post-it note" and the "tantric sex demonstration" all weave their way into this fantastic send-up. Who can forget how the Cosmopolitan drink swept into our lives? Mr. Big may even make an appearance.

One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody on Love, Friendship and Shoes reminds us all of the power of friendship and why this show so firmly remains in our hearts and minds. We "can't help but wonder" what waits in store for YOU at this perfect girls-night out.
OPTIONAL VIP PRE SHOW BRUNCH WITH THE GIRLS
Unleash your inner Carrie Bradshaw and treat yourself to a VIP brunch in the Maryland Theatre Ballroom before the off-Broadway performance of Sex and the City!
Doors open at 12 pm
Tickets to the brunch are $39.00 and includes:
·        Complimentary Mimosa or Cosmo
·        Buffet Brunch
·        Photo Opportunities
·        Entertainment by DJ Sidekick
·        Giveaways & Prizes
Additional drinks are available for purchase. And for the ladies - a specialty shopping area!
PS - Don't be afraid to bring your own Mr. Big - men are allowed.
 
The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
 
Russian Ballet Theatre presents
Swan Lake
Thursday, November 7, 2019 • 7:00pm

If you think you have seen Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, think again! Russian Ballet Theatre’s new production bestows the splendor of tradition with new magical trimmings! Original sets are hand painted following century old traditions of set making and over 150 magical costumes are hand sewn! Nadezha Kalinina’s (Mariinsky Theatre, Omsk Theatre, Teatro Lirico) choreography is brought to life in all of its whimsical grandeur. 

The Russian Ballet Theatre have partnered with PLUS1, an initiative that connects artists with causes, so that $1 from every ticket sold will support local public school teachers and their classroom projects in Hagerstown and surrounding areas through  DonorsChoose.org.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500

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:

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre hosts
Rockabilly The Night Away
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Willy Barry, just back from playing Las Vegas, and His Chaperons perform the greatest hits from your favorite Rock-A-Billy artist. Nothing like listening to Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis and others to get your toes a-tapping and your heart a-racing. Come on out for a good old fashion Rock-a-Billy night of music.


The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre hosts
Zoso: The Ultimate
Led Zeppelin Experience
Saturday, November 23, 2019 • 7:30pm
 
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.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500

Boys & Girls Club of Washington County presents Tim Hawkins  
Sunday, November 24, 2019 • 3:00pm & 7:00pm

Tim Hawkins presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County
Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has been establishing himself as one of the most in-demand comedians in the country. With 300,000,000 video views online and over 100 sold-out concerts every year, his Jackwagon Crew has grown into a revolution of multi-generational proportions. But don’t take it from us...

Tim's gut-busting comedy show entertains the entire family while doubling down on the funny, a daunting task in an age where the obscene has become routine. His act is 1 part gifted + 2 parts twisted, the only certainty being his on-the-nose observations that expose the ridiculousness of daily life while marveling in its hilarity. The perils of marriage, homeschooling, and growing up in the Midwest may not exemplify the rock star life, but they make for really good punchlines.

Sure he's funny, but fans are often even more amazed at his singing voice and guitar chops. Tim's hilarious music videos have brought him viral YouTube fame with fan favorites including The Chick-fil-A Song, Yoga Pants, Aging Rockers, Things You Don’t Say to Your Wife, Cletus Take the Reel, A Homeschool Family, and The Government Can. Still, Tim is no rock star: "It's not like I have a choice. Comedy is my only life skill."

Tim reminds us that for life's many difficulties, laughter is always the best medicine – when the medication runs out. He just released his 9th comedy DVD, "Just About Enough". Tim lives in Missouri with his wife and four crud muffins.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500

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