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Artist Alley
September 16, 2016
Volume 16-23

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!
September 2016 Exhibits

"Rebecca Grace Jones: New Paintings" 
"Stephen Sheredy: Artwork Selection"
exhibits continue
September 27, 2016.

October 2016 Exhibit

The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is pleased to present "Paintstravaganza: Works by Goodloe Byron" as its October 2016 exhibit. The art exhibited in both the Main and Hall Galleries at 34 S Potomac Street in the heart of Hagerstown's A & E District will run from September 30, 2016 through October 25, 2016 with an opening reception on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 5 pm to 7 pm..

On the web
Please email all completed forms to:
Include full name, address, telephone and email address.

Full Call | Application Packet
Deadline is October 12, 2016
Annual Community
Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2016  

The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. invites local artists working in any medium to submit their best new works for WCAC's "Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2016." The juried community art exhibit will run from December 2, 2016 through January 3, 2017 with an opening reception on Friday, December 2 from 5pm to 7pm.    
Artists are encouraged to submit up to three entries. No works previously shown at WCAC will be considered. Images must be submitted in a .jpg format and files should be labeled: "Last Name_First Name_Title of Work."    
Please email images of the works to be considered with the completed entry form to:
Include full name, address, telephone and email address.

Guidelines/Entry Form
Deadline is November 4, 2016. 

The Board of the Washington County Arts Council is pleased to announce
the Guest Celebrity Chefs for The Art of Cooking 2017!
Community Book Drive
Now through
September 25, 2016
Drop off books at the
Washington County
Arts Council
34 S Potomac Street across from the Maryland Theatre in the
Hagerstown A & E District!

GYPSY, one of the most popular musicals in American theater history, opens at The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater on September 10th. The show continues on Fridays and Saturdays at 6:00 pm through November 5. There is one Bargain Sunday Matinee at 1:00pm on September 18.

Gypsy stars Karen Heyser-Paone as Mama Rose, with Shannen Banzhoff and Steve Steele. Director Shawn R. Martin leads a cast of nearly 30 actors. Music Direction is by Erin Adams. Choreography is by Alyssa Little.
Tickets to the show, which is preceded by a buffet dinner and cash bar, are available at For additional information call 301-739-7469.

The Playhouse is located at 44 N. Potomac St. REAR, in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District.
U.S. Navy Country Current  
Hagerstown Community College's final Red, White and Blue Concert for 2016.
Saturday, September 17 at 6:15 p.m.
Free concert featuring the United States Navy Country Current in the HCC Alumni Amphitheater. The Country Current is always a favorite at HCC, as it is one of the only United States Military bands to have an HCC Alumnus as a members.
For more information about the Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series, visit or call 240-500-2346. To learn more about the U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note, visit

That's the Ticket!
     In a new exhibit at the Miller House Museum, compare modern and historical presidential scandals, see why colonial voting was more like a college frat party, and learn more about Washington County's political history. Displays include photographs, letters, artifacts and political memorabilia. The exhibit runs until December 31st.
     The new exhibit opens officially on September 10th. Take a self-guided tour of the museum, explore the new exhibit, and participate in political-themed games, crafts and activities! Free for WCHS members, $8 for adults and $5 for children under 16 and seniors over 60. Family discounts available.

Drawings, Photos and Mural, a
story of life, people, and places from
Lima, Peru to West Virginia
by Renzo Velez will be displayed from
September 1st through the 30th with a closing reception
Thursday September 29th from 5 pm - 8 pm.
Meet the artist at the closing reception and see the final product of
a mural he will be working on throughout the month.
Click the graphic above for more details.
Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents
Time for Three

The Maryland Theatre 
21 S. Potomac St. Hagerstown, MD 21740
Saturday, September 17, 2016 * 5:00pm
Sunday, September 18, 2016
* 3:00pm 
Featuring Guest Artists: Time for Three

Program Highlights:
Brubeck, Travels in Time for Three
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5
Box Office (301) 790-2000 |
Foon Sham Free Workshop at City Park Fall Fest
Saturday, September 17 - 11:00 a.m.
Foon Sham will give a free workshop at the museum during City Park Fall Fest on September 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Foon Sham will lead students in this small workshop. Participants will make a paper boat similar to the ones displayed in his exhibition, Sea of Hope II. Boats can display messages, wishes, and prayers, and participants will learn how to make the tea cones. Register at 301-739-5727 ext. 124 or email Kourtney Lowery at . Workshop is free, but limited to only 20 spaces.
Vicki Lawrence & Mama:
A Two Woman Show
The Maryland Theatre
21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
* 7:00pm

Comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. This very funny show is a mixture of stand-up comedy, music & observations about real life.  With that crazy old gal, Mama, expect the unexpected! 
(301) 790-3500 |
Celebrating the Constitution   
Antietam and Conococheague D.A.R. Chapters 
at the Fletcher Library
Saturday, September 24th at 10:00 - 2:00pm
Never before has the respect and recognition of our constitution been more important than in the 2016 Presidential election.
New York Times bestselling author Tim Rowland will be presenting "The War that Started it All."
Participants will receive individual/family printed copies of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.
Bach to the Future: Classical and Jazz
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts  
September 25, 2016 - 2:30 p.m.
$10 Non-members/Members- FREE/Children 12 and under FREE
Yamaha Piano Artist, Alexander Wu has established himself as an eclectic performer in both the classical and jazz worlds. The Washington Post praised, "Wu's exuberant etudes on Gershwin songs and the dreamy Ellington's Reflections in D - sounded assured and settled... he is uncommonly attractive and entertaining." As a soloist, and his chamber groups, he has given numerous concerts in the US and abroad with performances at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Merkin Concert Hall, Bargemusic, Steinway Series at the Smithsonian, Mannes College, The New School, Bard College, Hofstra & City University of NY. His solo CDs, 'Bach to the Future' & 'Rhythm Road across the Americas' have received rave reviews for its adventurous music programming.

The Jungle Book
Saturday, September 24, 2016 (4th Saturday)
September's Free Movie Night is "The Jungle Book"
Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he's ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. (1 hr. 51 min.) 
  This movie remake has great reviews!  Don't miss out!
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 Russian Grand Ballet presents
Swan Lake at the Maryland Theatre

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7pm

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) 790-2000 | 
Wood Sculptures Art Class
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Halloween Art
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
FREE for students in Grades 1-5 
Instructor: Kim Brown 
Register by calling the museum at 301-739-5727 or

Thunder in The Square-
Wind Down Hagerstown
Hagerstown A & E District
Friday, September 30, 2016
The streets will be lined with hotrods, plus classic and antique cars.
Staff Infection is performing live in the Maryland Theatre courtyard.
The band will play 6-10

(301) 790-2000 |
Evening at the Fletcher: CaddyStacks

100 S. Potomac St. Hagerstown, MD 
09/30/2016 6:30pm-9:30pm 
Description: An Evening at the Fletcher: CaddyStacks is Washington County Free Library's 2016 benefit event. You are invited to join us for a celebration featuring live music, delicious food, a cash bar, and the opportunity to play mini-golf in the library. Proceeds support the library's cultural and educational programs.  
Fee: $40 per ticket 
Contact Name: Patricia Wishard 
Contact Phone: 301-739-3250 x 163 
Contact Email: 

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood:
Two Man Group

The Maryland Theatre
21 S. Potomac St. Hagerstown, MD 21740 
Saturday, October 1, 2016
* 8pm 
Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Known by TV audiences for their work on Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin & Brad improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. "Interactive" in every sense of the word, Colin & Brad will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act just like a live version of Whose Line! Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter for all ages! Learn more at 
Box Office (301) 790-2000 |
The Maryland Theatre presents 
Gordon Lightfoot In Concert:
"The Legend Lives On..."

Thursday, October 6, 2016 * 8:00

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740
(301) 790-2000 |
Masters of Illusion 
The Maryland Theatre 
Friday, October 7, 2016 * 8:00pm

(301) 790-2000 | 
The Maryland Theatre presents
Comedian Brian Regan
Sunday, October 9, 2016 * 7:00
"He is one of my favorite, favorite stand-up comedians." - Jerry Seinfeld

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740

(301) 790-2000 |
Click on the graphic above for more details!
SHREK: The Musical

Theater for Young Audiences programming continues at The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater when SHREK The Musical opens on Saturday, October 8. TYA is professional adult actors performing for children and families.  
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film,  Shrek The Musical TYA  is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori ( Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change; Fun Home ) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire.  Shrek  brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.
Shrek runs on Saturday mornings October 8 - December 17. The show is preceded by a kid-approved lunch. Evening performances on November 11 and 12 at 6:00 pm feature a pre-show buffet that includes salad bar, dinner buffet, and dessert with a cash bar available for adults.
Tickets for Matinees cost $20.00 per person. Evening performances cost $42.00 for adults and $22.00 for children (ages 5 - 12). Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted. All attendees must hold a ticket.
The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater is producing its 32nd Season and celebrating its 31st year at 44 North Potomac Street, Rear in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District.
To purchase tickets visit For more information call 301-739-7469.    
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Country Legends
Saturday, October 15, 2016 * 8:00pm

The Maryland Theatre
21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740
(301) 790-2000 | 
The Maryland Theatre presents
Sunday, October 16, 2016 * 3:00pm
FAME - THE MUSICAL is a full throttle journey traversing the struggles, fears, and triumphs of young artists navigating the worlds of dance, music and theatre. Conceived from the unforgettable Academy Award-winning film and subsequent Emmy Award-winning television series, this unmistakable title has been brilliantly transformed into riveting musical theatre.

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |

Coming to the Kepler Black Box - a wonderful comedy farce about theater students! "Stardust" by Walter Kerr - opened at Catholic University in 1946, directed by theater legend Father Gilbert Hartke. This show and HCC both celebrating 70 years together!

On the web
Trails and Trees Studio Tour   
Berkeley County, West Virginia 
11/05/2016, 11/06/2016
10:00am- 5:00pm
Welcome to our studios.
Travel through beautiful Berkeley County, West Virginia and visit the studios of our 15 talented artists who call the area, "Home". We invite you to this special weekend where we share our creativity, skills, stories, and distinctive artwork with the public. Take your time and enjoy the arts in neighboring Berkeley County, West Virginia. Take a peek at "Creativity Where it Lives", purchase artwork, view demonstrations, or win a door prize - and it's all free!
(304) 271-8872 | 
The Maryland Theatre presents
B-The Underwater Bubble Show
Friday, December 2, 2016 * 7:00pm
SPECIAL: Family 4 pack at 40% off, must purchase 4 tickets
Passcode: TMNME3
Expires 9/9/16

B-The Underwater Bubble Show is a visual, musical, emotional and lavish show that transports people in an imaginary underwater world with a real feeling of being submersed in the ocean deep. The Underwater Bubble Show is Cirque du Soleil meets giant bubbles.

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |
The Maryland Theatre presents
It's A Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio Theatre    
Sunday, December 4, 2016 * 3:00pm
This 1940s radio style adaptation of Frank Capra's film classic is a guaranteed holiday winner. The four-member company masterfully conquers multiple characters & sound effects while saving their radio station from a winter blizzard's doom. A heartwarming, uplifting gift for audiences during the holiday season.

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |
The Maryland Theatre presents
the Oak Ridge Boys/Christmas Celebration Tour   
Thursday, December 15, 2016 * 7:30pm
Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been.

21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740 
(301) 790-2000 |
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.
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