June 7, 2019
Volume 19-15
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

The Washington County Arts Council hosts “Sketchy Women + 1” from May 30, 2019 through June 29, 2019. Exhibiting artists include Sherry Lazaroff, Linda Barnhart, Marti Welch, Jill Atherton, Janette Cantrell and William Roberts.
Congratulations Graduates!
Saturday, June 15, 2019 • 7:30pm 
The Maryland Theatre hosts Best of the Hub City
Best of the Hub City will now be held at USMH Plaza
50 W. Washington St, Hagerstown, MD 21740
IMAGINE HAGERSTOWN gets underway June 7 and VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED : We are seeking additional volunteers for all 8 days of this event. Volunteers get an exclusive, limited edition t-shirt. T his is a great way to help out, be involved, take in the art and entertainment, and help promote Hagerstown! Sign up for a volunteer slot here: https://tinyurl.com/yywgjstk .
The June 2019 gathering of The Artisans Connection of the tri-state area will be held at Wertman Photography on June 10, 2019 from 6:30-8:30, with Monika Wertman as the hostess. Wertman Photography is now located in Monika’s new gallery, 59 North Potomac Street Hagerstown MD. The Artisans Connection is for all artists and artisans, authors, musicians, poets, etc. Please bring your latest art related news and works of art to share. There are no cost or dues. For more information contact: marjorietressler@comcast.net  or 717-762-6791. Please bring a friend and any art you might like to share with us or something you would like to share on our snack table.
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.
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: www.missmd.org
Tickets can be purchased online at www.mdtheatre.org or by calling 301-790-2000!

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Free Destination ARTS!
Performances and Events
for June 12–17, 2019

Destination Arts is an organization dedicated to bring together area artists, musicians, arts organizations, businesses, government and art lovers to foster better communication and cooperation in support of the Arts.”

June Events for 42 West Arts

42 West Arts is an art and craft co-operative gallery showcasing the work of artists and craftsmen from Waynesboro and the surrounding area.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Summer Camps

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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
6th Annual Shakespeare in the Park Festival

Maryland Entertainment Group presents 6th Annual Shakespeare in the Park Festival: Comedy of Errors

June 6 & 8 at 8 PM, June 9 at 6 PM-University Plaza 50 W Washington Street in Downtown Hagerstown and June 15 at 5:30 PM-Renfrew Institute 1010 E Main Street Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268

Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors is a farce about two sets of identical twins who were separated at birth. Chaos ensues as identities are mistaken, false accusations are made, and puns run rampant.


Bring a blanket, lawn chair, picnic, and friends to this favorite summer tradition!
Visit www.marylandentertainmentgroup.org for more information.
{Shakespeare in the Park Festival is sponsored by the City of Hagerstown Community & Economic Development}
MURDER AT CLUB BABALU-- An Interactive Playhouse Murder Mystery
One Night Only!
Friday, June 7 at 6:00pm!

Washington County Playhouse, Hagerstown, MD
Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel welcome guests to the opening of the new Club Babalu. Everyone is having a wonderful time until unscrupulous banker Theodore J. Mooney and his secretary Caroline Appleby show up. When Mr. Mooney is shot, can Lucy solve the mystery?

• Ticket price includes Dinner & Show and coffee, tea, and iced tea. Bar tab and gratuity are not included.
• We reserve the right to reassign selected seating to accommodate patrons with special needs or groups.
• All sales are final. There are no cancellations, refunds, or exchanges.

Washington County Playhouse
44 N Potomac Street (rear entrance)
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 739-7469

Tickets subject to a $2.50 Ticketing Operations Fee.
The City Ballet School Spring Recital at the Maryland Theatre
Saturday, June 8, 2019 • 2:00pm

The City Ballet School presents their annual spring performance showcasing choreography selections for each class. This student performance demonstrates technical and artistic skills developed throughout the course of the year and celebrates the progression of the levels at City Ballet. This performance features original choreography in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, acrobatics and modern dance.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Maryland Theatre hosts America
Friday, June 14, 2019 • 8:00 pm

America's journey has found them exploring a wide variety of musical terrain. Their best-known tunes, which also include "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross The River," "Tin Man," "Lonely People," and "Sister Golden Hair" were cornerstones of 1970's Top 40 and FM rock radio. Yet beyond their impressive catalog of hits, listeners would discover there was always much more to America than surface perceptions. The combination of Gerry Beckley's melodic pop rock and Dewey Bunnell's use of folk-jazz elements, slinky Latin-leaning rhythms and impressionistic lyric imagery contrasted well with Dan Peek's more traditional country-rock leanings and highly personal lyrics.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
Howard's Youth Camps
Portrait Drawing Camp
In this 5-day camp you will explore portrait drawing by learning the basic structure through step by step instruction. You will become familiar with how to draw and shade individual features. You will need to bring an 8 x 10 black and white portrait to uses as a reference for a final drawing.

Camp Dates: Jun. 17th - Jun. 21st
Times: 10am-Noon
Ages: 12-15
Cost: $125 + $30 supply kit (supplies may also be purchased separately)
Registration Fee: $25 (will be applied to cost of class on first day)
Duration: 5 days
Teacher: Carolyn Baker (Read more about Carolyn Baker here .)

Register online, call or stop in with payment to reserve your spot. (Limited space available.)
Oil Pastel Landscape Camp
This 5-day camp will teach the basic concepts of landscape starting with composition and color. Oil pastel instruction of trees, rocks, water, etc. will be demonstrated and practiced. We will complete one piece of artwork together and then will work on individual pieces of the students’ choice.

Camp Dates: Jun. 24th - Jun. 28th
Times: 10am-Noon
Ages: 12-15
Cost: $125 + $18 supply kit (supplies may also be purchased separately)
Registration Fee: $25 (will be applied to cost of class on first day)
Duration: 5 days
Teacher: Carolyn Baker (Read more about Carolyn Baker here .)

Register online, call or stop in with payment to reserve your spot. (Limited space available.)
Maryland Wind Festival
at Trinity Lutheran Church
Trinity Lutheran Church
15 Randolph Ave Hagerstown, MD 21740
June 19, 2019 * 7-9pm

The Maryland Chamber Winds return for our 5th annual performance in Hagerstown's beautiful Trinity Lutheran Church. Works will include Danielle Fisher's arrangements of J.S. Bach cantata movements, Richard Strauss's 'Serenade in Eb' Op.7, and MWF Composer-in-Residence Theo Chandler's moving work 'Preludes and Recitations'. MWF is proud to announce a collaboration with the United States Army Field Band for this performance – you don't want to miss this awesome event! A reception will follow the performance.

All MWF concerts are free to the public.
Tyler Austin
(240) 315-4480
“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
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.

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
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
Stories In The Round with Noa Baum
Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown meeting hall
13245 Cearfoss Pike
June 24, 2019 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Noa Baum, award-winning storyteller and educator performs internationally for diverse audiences ranging from the World Bank, universities, congregations, festivals, government agencies, schools, and detention centers. Born and raised in Jerusalem Noa offers performance art and practical workshops that focus on the power of stories from around the world to heal across identity divides, building bridges for peace and highlighting our similarities while celebrating differences, curiosity, and acceptance. Noa will perform her one-woman show, “A Land Twice Promised,” based on her dialogue with a Palestinian neighbor in the U.S., a moving testimony on the complex and contradictory emotional history surrounding Jerusalem, for Israelis and Palestinians alike. She includes true stories of four women: a Palestinian living under Israeli occupation as a child and as a university student; an Israeli child who lived through the 1967 war; a Palestinian mother’s memory of the 1967 war; and an Israeli woman’s experience of the 1948 war and the loss of her brother. She says, “I tell the human story...apart from politics and hope that...it will call...us to listen with compassion without surrendering to prejudice and fear, choose dialogue, and commit to peace.”
Fee: $10 in advance $12 at the door
Contact: Fanny Crawford at 301-730-1638 or fanitsky@hotmail.com
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