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Artist Alley
February 4, 2015
Volume 15-3

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...

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.

Join the Washington County Arts Council for a Morning Mixer with the Frederick Campus of Mount St. Mary's University!  Enjoy a morning of making connections and winning prizes, including a sweatshirt, mug, folder and pens!!

Representatives from the Mount's graduate and adult programs will be available to discuss your career goals.  The Mount's Frederick Campus is where working adults attend affordable, accelerated evening and weekend classes.  Programs include six graduate degrees, five graduate certificates, and four accelerated undergraduate degrees.  The Frederick Campus also hosts conferences, events, and professional meetings for local organizations.  Conveniently located near I-270 and I-70 near the FSK Mall.  


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Washington County Arts Council

34 South Potomac Street, Suite 100

Hagerstown, MD 21742

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Click here to register or call (301) 739-2015


Members: FREE; Non-Members: $10  


As of September 1, 2013 non-members are limited to attending 2 networking events (Business After Hours & Morning Mixer) per year before joining the Chamber.   

Mark Youngblood:

A Vision and a Smartphone


The Class of 2015 Barbara Ingram 

Visual Artists 


Exhibit runs

Friday, February 27, 2015 through Tuesday, March 24, 2015.


Opening Reception Friday, February 27, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm. 

A "Hands-On Musical Experience"
for students in Grades 1-3

Symphony Saturdays, a children's education project of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, is again offering its program in Hagerstown.

In this four week program, children in grades 1-3 will hear Maryland Symphony Orchestra musicians explain and play their instruments. Each week, children will have the opportunity to try playing some instruments from one of the families in the orchestra (strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion.) This year, we have scheduled four parent/child sessions. The program will take place at the Washington County Free Library, 100 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, with the exception of the March 14th session which will be held at Northern Middle School in Hagerstown. Children will learn some basic musical concepts while having fun as they experience the joy of music.

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Masterworks

at The Maryland Theatre

February 14, 2015 * 8:00pm
February 15, 2015 * 3:00pm 


MOZART Overture, The Magic Flute
GRIEG Peer Gynt Suite
CORIGLIANO Pied Piper Fantasy

Comedian Jay Leno
at the Maryland Theatre


Thursday, March 12, 2015 * 7:30pm

Tickets on Sale online: 

Comedy GREATER TUNA continues at The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater.

The 31st Season of The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater, now owned by Producing Artistic Director Shawn R. Martin and his wife and Managing Director Laura J. Martin, will open with the uproarious comedy GREATER TUNA.

GREATER TUNA debuted in New York City in 1982 at Circle in the Square Downtown and has gone on to become the most widely produced comedy in American history. Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, GREATER TUNA is a hilarious visit to the third smallest town in Texas where two actors portray 20 of the town's upstanding and less than upstanding citizens in a show that made The New York post state that "the audience all but exploded with laughter."

The Playhouse's production stars regional theater veterans Steve Steele and Shawn Nakia, with Shawn R. Martin directing.

The play is preceded by dinner which features a full salad bar, hot buffet, dessert and a cash bar.

GREATER TUNA opens on Friday January 16th and continues on Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:00 pm with select Sunday matinees at 1:00pm.

The Washington County Playhouse is located at 44 N. Potomac St., Rear in the heart of Hagerstown, Maryland's Arts and Entertainment District. Free parking is available in the central lot.

The adult ticket price is $39.00 for dinner and show (beverages and gratuity are not included). Children aged 5 to 12 years are admitted for $19.00.

Tickets for this and all of the 2015 season of shows at The Playhouse are available by calling 301-739-7469. For more information, visit the website
Love Letters
at the Women's Club
31 S. Prospect Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
March 6 - 8, 2015
Friday and Saturday *8:00pm
Sunday *3:00pm

Directed by Chas Rittenhouse
with Elizabeth Cuthbert, Tom Doty, Brian Heinrich,
Jesse Jones, Angie Mason & Nic Sigman

Have you ever known someone who touched every part of your life? Have you loved someone across time and distance? Share in the story of Melissa and Andrew as they grow together through the power of the pen!

Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door or call (240) 382-7269
Bob Wantz's Watercolor Studio 

6 week session/Tuesdays/ February 10- March 17/ 10:00 am -1:00 pm Ages 13 and older - See more at:
at the Maryland Theatre


Friday, February 20, 2015 *7:30pm
"Critics" Pick! Exuberant and very entertaining!
"50 Shades! delivers the goods!" - The New York Times
Don't restrain yourself! Submit to 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL PARODY today.

This sexy and hilarious send up to Fifty Shades of Grey, the greatest novel EVER, has audiences rolling on the floor and dancing in the aisles! Now it's your turn to experience the show that has sold-out audiences across the country begging for more!

50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL PARODY will rock your world! Take your friends, take your co-workers, and, as Time Out Los Angeles says, "TAKE YOUR INNER GODDESS TO THIS SMASH HIT!"

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:


Mark your calendars now for the weekend of May 28th - May 31st for the 20th Anniversary of the Western Maryland Blues Fest! The 2015 series will feature yet another fabulous line-up of national, regional and local musical acts to jump-start your summer fun.

Show your community pride and become an EARLY BIRD SPONSOR by pledging your festival sponsorship level before February 27, 2015. EARLY BIRD SPONSOR pledges receive special recognition at our Cabin Fever Blues Bash as well as bonus VIP tickets.

Downloadable sponsorship information and pledge forms are available - just click here. Plus, get excited for this year's Blues Bash with more details here.

The Western Maryland Blues Fest continues to be a successful community event thanks to support from local businesses and people like you. We appreciate you sharing these opportunities for involvement with your friends!

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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