June 28, 2019
Volume 19-17
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 .
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.
Washington Goes Purple is an awareness movement to educate our community and youth about the dangers of prescription painkillers and other drugs. By focusing on education, prevention and mental health we know we can heal through this opioid crisis, which has become the deadliest health crisis in US history. We are thankful for this partnership with the Washington County Arts Council. Art can show things that people are afraid of expressing and make connections that words cannot. We believe that by using art to build awareness we can inspire the community to continue coming together for a common goal- to prevent addiction.  
                                                                              Washington Goes Purple
Art in the Woods would like to host local artists that will come and do a demonstration and/or bring pieces of their work to share with our students (Grades 1-8) during camp! All art forms are considered encouraged. Demonstrations/discussions should last 20-30 minutes.
When: July 15-19 between 12pm and 1pm
Where: Doubs Woods Park, Hagerstown
Contact Britney with Authentic Community Theatre at  info@actforall.org  with a few samples of your work to confirm your interest in appearing.
The Washington County Arts Council was honored to be a recipient of the MSAC April 2019 Creativity Grant Award which has helped to promote The Gallery Shop representing over 140 local artists.
Totem Pole Playhouse, America’s summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA has announced the second installment of the Playhouse’s new Friday FUN Nights ! series, a special “sing-along” screening of the Academy Award-nominated movie musical Annie starring Carol Burnett. Tickets for the screening Friday, June 28, 2019 at 8PM are $10 for children (15 and under) and $15 for adults; tickets will include a bag of popcorn, a soft drink and a box a candy with each admission. In addition, the Playhouse welcomes those attending to dress-up as a character from the classic musical and prizes will be awarded for the Best Child and Best Adult Costume.
The screening at Totem Pole will have the lyrics for all the songs scrolling across the bottom of the screen for the audience to be able to sing-along if they chose to.

Annie released in 1982 is the film version of the Broadway Tony Award-winning Best Musical of the same name by Charles Strouse , Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan , which in turn is based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip created by Harold Gray. The movie stars Albert Finney , Carol Burnett , Tim Curry , Bernadette Peters , and Aileen Quinn as the title character.
Set during the Great Depression in 1933, the film tells the story of Annie, an orphan from New York City who is taken in by America's richest billionaire Oliver Warbucks.

The Totem Pole Playhouse Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat & Sun. 11am to 5pm; opened until 9pm on performance nights.
Destination ARTS! Performances and Events for July 1–8, 2019

Mon., July 1: Songwriters Workshop Forum: 6:30–8:30 p.m. Music Makers, 46 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Area musicians who wish to develop their songwriting skills meet on the first Monday of each month to share the results of their writing exercises. The prompt (theme) to inspire songwriting for June is “Memphis.”

Wed. July 3: Writers Forum (5–7 p.m.), Alexander Hamilton Library, 45 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Area writers in all genres are invited to discuss their writing. For July, suggested topics are “Sounds of Silence,” “Silver Linings,” or “What is your worst fear?” Participants may also speak of any subject they’re writing about.

Wed. July 3 and Sat., July 6: Demonstration–Painting: (12–3 Wed., 12–1 Sat.), 42 West ARTS Co-Op, 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Professional artist Donna Bingaman demonstrates how to make a color chart to find the colors you need for oil or acrylic paintings.

Wed. July 3 and Mon. July 8: Demonstration–Oil Painting: 9 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m. Gallery 35 East, 35 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Fine artist Marjorie Tressler conducts painting demonstrations, geared toward the art student’s perspective.

Friday, July 5: Live Music Friday: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Music Makers, 46 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Kerensa Gray brings her distinctive style to jazz classics as well as original songs, lacing her jazz vocals with elements of folk, blues, R&B, and classical. Refreshments served.

Friday, July 5: Wind Down Friday: 5:30 to 8 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op, 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Patric Schlee and friends play flute, hand drums, didgeridoo, and more in a relaxed atmosphere with drinks and refreshments every Friday.

Sat., July 6: Demonstration–Spinning Wool into Yarn: 1–3 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op, 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Pat Beard will demonstrate spinning yarn from wool on an old-fashioned loom, showing how to combine interesting colors with textures and a touch of shiny yarn to weave fabric.

Sun. July 7: Community Book Club: 1:30–3 p.m. Music Makers, 46 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Join us for July’s book club discussion about An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones.

Sun., July 7: Demonstration–Wood Burning Techniques: 1–4 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op, 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Educator, artist and woodworker Ed Beard works with wood species native to Pennsylvania to create functional art showing the natural grain and finish of the wood. Ed is a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the Lincoln Highway Heritage group.

Summer Exhibits:

New exhibit: The Civil War Through Word and Image . Opens early July, runs through August. 42 West ARTS Co-Op, 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Show features the work of renowned military illustrator, Larry Selman, and photographs by award-winning and published area photographers Linda Toki, Noel Kline, T-Toe Thane of T3 Photography, and Drew Clevenger.

New exhibit: July Artist of the Month, Jennie Avila: Gallery 35 East, 35 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Artist, musician and poet, Avila’s exhibit includes paintings from her Sky Cat series, with “fanciful flora complemented by feline fauna” in a variety of colorful images.

All-Member Art Show “The Color of Spring,” now through July. 42 West ARTS Co-Op, 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Exhibit includes paintings, fine art photography, bronze sculpture, jewelry, pottery, wood burning, glass painting and fiber arts.

Summer Exhibit: “Rebirth, Rejuvenation, Reinvention” now through August. Gallery 50, 50 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Celebrate the colors of summer with this brilliant exhibit’s bold and colorful images.

Musical performances at Destination ARTS! are supported in part by the Arts for All Partnership, a collaboration between the Foundation for Enhancing Communities and the Cultural Enrichment Fund, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

For information about painting classes and ceramics workshops, call 717-655-2500. To learn more about arts alliance events, visit www.artsalliancegw.org , or email to: artsalliancegw@gmail.com .
The Board of Directors of the Washington County Arts Council announces that the 2020 Community Arts Development Grant Guidelines and Application are now available at https://www.washingtoncountyarts.com/grants or by calling Mary Anne Burke at 301-791-3132.
 
Awards are made possible through the Maryland State Arts Council’s Community Arts Development program which “provides funds and technical assistance to the local arts councils of the 23 counties of Maryland and Baltimore City. The purposes of the program are to better serve artists, arts organizations and audiences throughout the State and to encourage local decision-making, arts activity and funding for the arts at the local level.”
 
Applications are due July 31, 2019
The Final Report for FY 2019 must be returned to Mary Anne Burke, Executive Director, Washington County Arts Council, Inc., 34 South Potomac Street, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740 by July 31, 2019 to be eligible for FY ’20 Community Arts Development Grant Funding.
The Washington County Arts Council is accepting proposals for the 2020 gallery exhibits.
Procedures , Hanging Specifications and the WCAC Galleries Floor Plan are now available at https://www.washingtoncountyarts.com/procedure or by calling Gallery Manager Chris Brewer at 301-791-3132.
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 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).
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
229 th Army Band to perform July 1 at
Hagerstown Community College

The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the 229 th Army Band as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series, on Monday, July 1, at 6:15 p.m., in HCC’s Alumni Amphitheater.
 
A traditional military band that features seven ensembles, the 229th U.S. Army Band has been part of the Maryland National Guard for most of the 20th century and is one of the few military bands to have received battle honors. The largest ensemble of the 229th Army Band, the Concert Band is extremely versatile and performs everything from large-scale formal concert band pieces to classical selections to patriotic music and marches.
Sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 312, Joint Veterans Council, Amvets Riders Chapter 10, and Forty & Eight Voiture 651, this concert is free and open to the public. Concessions will be available for purchase. Please note that no outside food is permitted on the amphitheater grounds and concerts are subject to change by the U.S. Military.
 
For more information about the Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series, call
240-500-2346, or visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/alumni-foundation . To learn more about the 229 th Army Band, visit https://229tharmyband.com/ .
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