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Artist Alley
March 4, 2015
Volume 15-6

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...

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 through

Tuesday, March 24, 2015.  


The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Seniors 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.

Cabin Fever Blues Bash

Homemade Jamz Blues Band at

The Maryland Theatre

Rescheduled for Friday, March 6, 2015 * 7:00pm

A certified hit at Blues Fest 2014, Homemade Jamz Blues Band (HJBB) may just be the youngest national touring blues band with the most established performing histories. A trio of siblings, whose guitarists play cool-looking and great-sounding homemade guitars fashioned from car mufflers, HJBB are Ryan Perry (23, guitar), Kyle Perry (20, bass) and sister Taya Perry (15, drums).

Rescheduled--- final performance of THE DIVINERS Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2PM.

Winner of the American College Theatre Festival.
Rob Rock-- New art exhibit on display at HCC
through April 2, 2015


A new exhibit featuring the work of artist and adjunct HCC faculty member Rob Rock will be on display from March 5 through April 2 in the Kepler Center on HCC's main campus.


Rock, of Hagerstown, has been an artist and cartoonist for more than 30 years. His work has been exhibited at the Washington County Arts Council, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, and the Franklin County Art Alliance, and has also been published in several books, newspapers, and magazines.


The exhibit, "Works Completed while Abducted by Aliens: New Artworks and Other Nonsense," seeks to use abduction by aliens as a metaphor for viewing society from a distance, the way a stranger or an alien would.


An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 6, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the Kepler Center. This event is free and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


For more information, contact Joan Bontempo at 240-500-2221, or email . To learn more about HCC's Art Department, visit .
Potomac Playmakers-Love Letters
The Potomac Playmakers will present "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney. March 6 - 8, 2015 -(Fri and Sat, 8pm; Sun, 3pm.) at The Women's Club., 31 South Prospect Street, Hagerstown, MD. Call 240-382-7269 or 
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
The Marvelous Wonderettes
March 6 & 7, 2015 at 6 PM at The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater,
44 N. Potomac St. Hagerstown, MD 21740.


Broadway style show, salad bar, buffet, dessert, full bar. This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes; a must-take musical trip down memory lane! Call 301-739-7469.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE!

in Family Matters, the Musical 

on March 8, 2015 at 3 PM at the Maryland Theatre  


This musical is an adaptation of three of The Berenstain Bears most beloved books. Using the iconic stories and imagery of these books, you and your family will see Bear Country come to life on stage while learning about the importance of honesty, health, and safety. For tickets call301-790-3500 or visit

Brothers on the Battlefield:


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.

Teen Idol 2015 Finals 

at The Maryland Theatre

Saturday, March 21, 2015--7:00pm

Come experience the talent of the top young musicians in this year's competition!

Tickets: $10 each--Contact the Maryland Theatre at 301-790-2000.
21st Annual
Flower & Garden Show
The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will hold its 21st Annual Flower & Garden Show on Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the ARCC. 
A variety of vendors will take part in the show, named as one of the area's premier events. Show participants include experts in nurseries, lawn and garden equipme ... nt, pottery and statuary, landscaping, tree services, stone products, pools, spas, outdoor furniture, florists, wild bird products, and natural gourmet gifts from the garden. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12. Proceeds benefit the HCC Alumni Association. Lunch and snacks will be available at the Garden Caf�. For information about the Flower and Garden Show, contact Lisa Stewart at 240-500-2346, or email

Meet The Author

Phillip Greenwalt at the Washington County Free Library-Fletcher Branch

March 25th @ 7:00pm


In the spring of 1862, a string of Confederate victories in the Valley had foiled Union plans in the state and kept Confederate armies fed and supplied. In 1863, the Army of Northern Virginia used the Valley as its avenue of invasion, culminating in the battle of Gettysburg. The Valley continued to offer Confederates an alluring backdoor to Washington D.C. In 1864 Confederate victories in the Shenandoah Valley foiled Union plans and kept Confederate armies fed and supplied.


Join historian Phillip Greenwalt as he talks about the book, "Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864"
The Maryland International Film Festival

Opening Night Film: STRETCH at

The Maryland Theatre

Thursday, March 26, 2015 * 6:50pm


The Maryland International Film Festival, Hagerstown (MDIFF-H) is scheduled to run March 26-28, 2015 and expects to screen over 50 films from around the globe. Opening night will be at The Maryland Theatre on Thursday, March 26th at 7pm showing STRETCH: A hard-luck limo driver struggling to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie takes on a job with a crazed passenger whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals. This film is directed by Joe Carnahan who is the director of NBC hit television shows "The Blacklist" and "State of Affairs".

For more information about MDIFF-H or to view a complete film schedule, please access the website
9th Annual Evening of Music & Comedy
at The Maryland Theatre

Saturday, March 28, 2015 * 7:00pm


A Comedy & Magical evening with the friends of Safe Place and the Antietam Exchange Club. 

The 9th Annual Evening of Comedy and Magic will be held to benefit Safe Place, Washington County's Child Advocacy Center . Featured in our family friendly evening of comedy & magical evening, will be such acts as: Scott & Jenny Alexander: a playful mix of comedy, magic, mystery and music, Jonathan Burns: Contortionist and Adam Ace: comedian.

The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts presents

Shrek The Musical

at The Maryland Theatre
April 17, 18, 19 & 24, 25, 26, 2015


Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film,Shrek The Musical being produced by Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, is a TONY Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrekbrings 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.

This is a tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, many other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek.  Join more than seventy - five Barbara Ingram students as they bring to life this fun loving story!

4th Annual Children's T-Shirt Contest

For details:  Guidelines/Submission Form.

All submissions must be received by March 27, 2015.

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.

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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