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Artist Alley
February 19, 2015
Volume 15-4

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...

Representatives from Washington County arts organizations met in Annapolis on

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 for Maryland Arts Day 2015

The group had an opportunity to meet and discuss with Senator Andrew Serafini.


Pictured left to right are:
Wallace Lee, Development Director, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts;
Michael Jonnes, Executive Director, Maryland Symphony Orchestra;
Rebecca Massie Lane, Executive Director, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts;
Senator Andrew Serafini; Mary Anne Burke, Director, Washington County Arts Council;
Al Martin, Board Member Washington County Museum of Fine Arts;
Vicki Willman, Development Director, Maryland Symphony Orchestra;
Judy Ditto, Office Manager, Maryland Symphony Orchestra and
David Kline, Board Member, Maryland Symphony Orchestra.

5th Annual
Washington County Art Educators:


Exhibit runs through Tuesday, February 24, 2015.


Exhibition hours are:
Tuesdays through Fridays,

11am to 5pm

and on Saturdays 10am to 4pm
The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Mark Youngblood's

"A Vision and a Smartphone"

photography exhibit opens in the WCAC Main Gallery

and his students from 

Barbara Ingram Class of 2015  

Visual Artists 

will show in the Hall Gallery.


The exhibit runs from 

Friday, February 27, 2015 through Tuesday, March 24, 2015 with an opening reception on     

Friday, February 27, 2015 from  

5pm until 7pm.  


The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Seniors who will be showing in

the March exhibit with Mark Youngblood include:

Emma G. Andrukat, Dionie Arechiga Ruiz, Daniella Caycedo, Corey A. Householder,

Kylie M. Magnis, Julia A. Muller, Skye T. Sanderson, Kylee M. Seymour,

Abigail M. Soper, Iris M. Wechsler, and Darrien A. Wilson.

The Washington County Arts Council was pleased to host the

Frederick Campus of Mount St. Mary's University and the

Hagerstown Washington County Chamber of Commerce

for the February Morning Mixer!

Blues Fest Art--- framed artwork on display at WCAC

Framing courtesy of
Howards Art Supplies & Custom Framing

Congratulations to the Maryland Theatre on its recent unveiling of the newly restored Maryland Theatre.

Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Tea & Chat with Mary Jo Putney Fundraiser at the Washington County Free Library (Fletcher Branch), 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD, Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Event/Entrance Fee: $20. Bring your favorite tea cup along and share your tea cup story with your tablemates. Call 301-739-3250 x 100 for tickets Monday - Friday 9-5. After hours and on weekends call 301-739-3250 x 163. Funds raised support our children's annual Reading Day event. Website:
The Mirror of Nature: The Art of Philip Koch continues
through Feb. 22, 2015
The Quickening Image: Wax-Resist Drawings of Ephraim Rubenstein & David Dodge Lewis: A Twenty-year Collaboration  
Through April 12, 2015 David Dodge Lewis and Ephraim Rubenstein are both noted artists as well as active teachers. Rubenstein is currently on the faculty at Columbia University, the National Academy of Design, and the Art Students League and Lewis is the William W. Elliot Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. The work of both artists shows a connection to tradition as well as a desire to push the boundaries of technique and style. - See more at:
Diana C. Suttenfield:  The Subject is Light   
at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts from


March 1, 2015 through July 5, 2015. Artist, Diane Suttenfield, celebrates the land and architecture of the place she has called home since 1962, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, with luminous paintings and intricate drawings.

Exhibition Preview Reception - Diana C. Suttenfield: The Subject is Light

February 28/4:30 - 6:30 p.m./Museum Members $15.00/Non-members $20.00

-See more at:

Comedian Jay Leno
at the Maryland Theatre


Thursday, March 12, 2015 * 7:30pm

Tickets on Sale online: 

A Bridal Affair

at the Maryland Theatre 


Sunday, February 22, 2015 * 1-3pm
The Maryland Theatre's 2nd Annual Bridal Show

See the most exquisite wedding vendors in the area in the most memorable wedding venue: The Maryland Theatre! Come visit with vendors from 1-2:30pm and then watch the live on-stage fashion show at 2:30pm. This will be a one-stop shop for brides and their friends & family. Goody bags to the first 50 attendees and giveaways every 30 minutes!

Tickets are just $10 per person in advance or $15 at the door. Insert Maryland Theatre website

Hagerstown Community Concert

at the Maryland Theatre 


Thursday, February 26, 2015 * 7:30pm
Alex DePue with Miguel DeHoyas
Fiery Biolin and Guitar Duo

World-renowned violinist/fiddler leads duo through an array of styles - Classical, Bluegrass, Rock - with blazing virtuosity and emotion. Duo credits include an appearance with the Philadelphia Orchestra and as feature entertainers with the International Bluegrass Music Association. Supercharged, accessible, genre-crossing repertoire.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE!

in Family Matters, the Musical 

at the Maryland Theatre 


Sunday, March 8, 2015 * 3:00pm

Stan and Jan Berenstain originally published The Berenstain Bears in 1974 and have gone on to publish over 300 books, create three animated television series, an upcoming feature-length movie, and now a brand new musical! Approved by the authors themselves, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical is an adaptation of three of The Berenstain Bears' most beloved books: The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers, The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food, and The Berenstain Bears' Trouble at School.

Appropriate for Mamas, Papas, and Young Cubs of all ages, in this live musical production filled with fun songs and dancing, the Berenstain Bears learn important life lessons.


Click to see the video link: 


Tickets $10 and up:
Maryland Symphony Orchestra Concert to Feature
Rodney Marsalis and the Philadelphia Big Brass Band
in Multi-Media Presentation of "Brothers on the Battlefield" 


Hagerstown, MD--One of the world's leading brass ensembles will join the Maryland Symphony Orchestra for two upcoming Masterworks concerts designed to honor the end of the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War.  The concerts will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the historic Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. 

The 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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