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Artist Alley  August 25, 2017
Volume 17-19
     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...
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August Exhibits

The Washington County Arts Council hosts two exhibits in August 2017. "The Art of Resilience" by Jenna Line will be displayed in the Main Gallery and Bills Davis will exhibit "Some of My Favorite Things" in the Hall Gallery. The exhibits will continue through August 29, 2017.
September 2017 Exhibits

The Washington County Arts Council is pleased to present the September 2017 exhibits: Ascension by Jannon Baer & Blue Ridge Odyssey by Margaret Huddy.
Exhibits run August 31, 2017 through September 26, 2017 at the WCAC Gallery, 34 S Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD in the heart of the A&E District.  An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm .
Call for Artists 
Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2017

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 2017." The juried community art exhibit will run from December 1, 2017 through January 2, 2018 with an opening reception on Friday, December 1st from 5pm to 7pm.

The jurors are:
  • Bruce Wilder, photographer and owner of his own photographic studio and Turn The Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland.
  • Philip Lindsey, Professor of Fine Arts at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA whose own art consists of figure and representational painting and drawing.

Click on the graphic above for the printable reply card or contact Gallery Manager, Chris Brewer at (301) 791-3132 or email

Family Workshop: Buttermaking
Washington County, MD, Historical Society
Try your hand at making butter the old-fashioned way! Learn how butter was made in the 1800s, see different types of churns, and get a chance to make your own butter to try and then take home with you. Saturday at 11 AM - 2 PM.

Miller House, 135 W Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
August 26 & 27, 2017
Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg 
Living history volunteers will provide demonstrations of cannon and musket firing throughout the weekend. Living history programs will take place at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM on Saturday and 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Sunday just outside the visitor center.
August 26, 2017 at 7 PM
Erma Ora Byrd Building
at Shepherd University 
Author Dr. Edward Linenthal will present the lecture "Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields: An Illustrated Lecture." This is the first presentation in the free Saturday night speaker series "Remembering the Fallen- The Service and Sacrifice of the American Soldier" leading to the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Antietam National Cemetery on September 15th.
Shepherd University, 301 N. King Street, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Call: 301-432-5124

Email Ron Lytle:
Performances and Events for
August 23-29, 2017
All events are free unless otherwise indicated. For more information, please visit the website at or contact Amy Stine at 717-655-2915 or at Musical performances at Destination ARTS! are supported in part by the Arts for All Partnership, a collaboration between the Foundation for Enhancing Communities and the Cultural Enrichment Fund and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
August 26 & 27, 2017 
Gathland State Park
Learn about the importance of artillery during the Battle of South Mountain and hear the roar of cannon fire with artillery demonstrations at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM at Gathland State Park.
Gathland State Park, 900 Arnoldstown Road, Jefferson, MD 21755
Call: 301-432-8065
August 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg 
Follow the men of Old Northwest Volunteers as they portray a company of the 27th Indiana, retracing their steps from Mansfield Road to the Cornfield Trail. Hear the stories of these Indiana soldiers at Antietam.

Antietam National Battlefield (Visitor Center), 5831 Dunker Church Rd,
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Museum of Fine Arts-Washington County announces that Daniel M. Fulco, Ph.D., has accepted the position of Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator of the Museum. Dr. Fulco graduated from Connecticut College, New London, CT, with a degree in Art History and a Museum Studies Certificate (2004). He served as Assistant Director and Curator of the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT , during a highly-charged 3 -year period beginning in 2004, when the Museum underwent its first building expansion and renovation under former Director Douglas Hyland .
Daniel Fulco entered graduate school, re c eiving his M. A. (2009) and Ph.D. (2014) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he secured the University's highly competitive 3-year Distinguished Fellowship . From 2011 to 201 3 , Dr. Fulco was awarded a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship and a Walter Read Hovey Memorial Fund Scholarship from The Pittsburgh Foundation to complete his doctoral research. Dr. Fulco also gained experience at the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. as a Curatorial Intern (2010) and as an Assistant in the Visual Resources Collection of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011). Most recently, Dr. Fulco has taught Art History at Marymount University, Arlington, VA, University of Maryland, University College, Largo, MD, and Howard Community College, Columbia, MD.
As Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator, Daniel Fulco will oversee a diverse collection of more than 6,500 works of art in the museum's permanent collection. He will have responsibility for the research, interpretation, exhibition, promotion, stewardship, and expansion of the collection. He will actively develop rotating and permanent exhibitions, associated artistic and educational programs and will provide public lectures, gallery talks, and assist with docent training.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
5:00 pm Concert
3:30 pm Special Event  
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra kicks off the 2017-18 season with Classics & Crabs, a celebration of all things "Maryland" on Saturday, September 16. This special event includes a pre-concert beer festival in The Maryland Theatre courtyard, courtesy of Flying Dog Brewery; a special MSO concert featuring the eclectic mix of ragtime, blues, and jazz; and a post-concert street festival and crab feed. 
The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740
Call: 301-797-4000 x102

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra 
2017-2018 Season 
Art Market Call for Artists

The Washington County Arts Council (WCAC), along with the committee members of the Wind Down, Downtown Hagerstown, MARYLAND, are pleased to invite visual artists to answer a "Call to Artists" for the opportunity of be a part of the juried event 2017 ART MARKET on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm to be held in conjunction with Wind Down, Downtown Hagerstown, MARYLAND.

TAG September 2017
September 1-October 1, 2017 
TAG/The Artists Gallery features two solo exhibitions of paintings and photography in September 2017. "Flowers and Figures"---A series of paintings by Joanna Morrison
& "Departure"--A solo exhibit by Patricia Stockman.
Opening Reception--First Saturday, September 2, 5:00-9:00 pm.

In addition to the solo exhibitions, TAG will also have a new show of work by the other members of the gallery.  These shows all run from Friday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 1, with a reception from 5 to 9pm during First Saturday on Sept. 2, 2017.
The Artists Gallery, 216 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701 
Call: (301) 696-8187
September 2, 2017 at 11am and September 3, 2017 at 2pm
Learn a new skill, and have fun while doing it! We're celebrating fall by making an iconic pioneer toy: the corn husk doll!
Pioneer children didn't have access to many regular toys, so they had to be creative when it came to playtime! One of the lasting favorites was made with corn husks, which were around farms in large quantities.
Participants will receive all of the supplies and instruction they need to make and dress their own pioneer corn husk doll!
This is an open-house workshop: the craft will not take the whole 3 hours, and participants are welcome to come any time within the 3-hour window

Miller House, 135 W Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740 
Call: 301-797-8782
Adult Classes and Workshops
Washington County
Museum of Fine Arts
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts announces its fall 2017 art classes and workshops. Participants can register online and find further information at or call the museum at 301-739-5727. Students must register prior to the start of class.
Adult Classes and Workshops
Pastels Workshop
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Lee Weaver
September 5 & 6 
Advanced Watercolors
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Ray Snouffer
Begins September 13 
Intermediate Watercolors
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Ray Snouffer
Begins September 13 
Metalsmithing/Jewelry Basics
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Sukey Rankin
October 5 
Fall Herbal and Everlasting Wreaths
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Sukey Rankin
October 10 
Etching/Jewelry Workshop
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Sukey Rankin
November 8 
Indigo-Dye Silk Scarf
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Kelsi Dean
November 19 
Youth Classes
Short Stories with Art
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Melissa Gibson
September 26 
Mommy/Daddy & Me Preschool Art
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Kellie Mele
September 28 
Collaborative HENSE-inspired Mural
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Kim Brown
October 14, 21 
Illuminated Manuscript Foil Letters
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Kellie Mele
November 4 

Classes and workshops are added throughout the year, so those interested are encouraged to follow the museum on Facebook or subscribe to the museum's email at
Thursday, September 7, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT  
Miller House 
The Washington County Historical Society is looking for passionate and energetic people to help form a Friends' group!
Join the Historical Society on the 7th for a friendly chat about the historical society and what we do, and help share your ideas for what you would like to accomplish as a Friend of the WCHS! 
Miller House, 135 West Washington Street Hagerstown, MD 21740
September 9, 2017
It's coming again this year on September 9th....Discovery Station and Breast Cancer Awareness present Hangarfest at the Rider Jet Center. The Reagan Years will be performing the greatest hits of the 80s. Get your tickets now at Discovery Station, Breast Cancer Awareness or online from the website. Let's make this year the best fundraiser yet.

Rider Jet Center, 18539 Henson Blvd, Hagerstown, MD 21742  
Saturday, September 9,2017 at 6:15 p.m. 
HCC's Alumni Amphitheater
Join HCC as we welcome "The United States Air Force Airmen of Note," to campus to perform a FREE concert in the HCC Alumni Amphitheater on Saturday, September 9,2017 at 6:15 p.m. as part of the HCC Alumni Association's 13th Annual "Red, White and Blue Concert Series." 
Everyone is welcome to attend this free outdoor event, where concessions will be sold on sight.  
HCC's Alumni Amphitheater, 11400 Robinwood Dr, Hagerstown, MD 21742
Thursday, September 7, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT  
Miller House 
The Washington County Historical Society is looking for passionate and energetic people to help form a Friends' group!
Join the Historical Society on the 7th for a friendly chat about the historical society and what we do, and help share your ideas for what you would like to accomplish as a Friend of the WCHS! 
Miller House, 135 West Washington Street Hagerstown, MD 21740

"Drums on the Conococheague: Then and Now," is a professional Native American powwow. This is the first time the Conococheague Settlement is having a powwow on its beautiful campus. The event will feature drummers, dancers and singers, re-enactments by living historians, and a variety of demonstrations of Native life ways.   The Conococheague Settlement is located in Mercersburg, PA, not far from the Maryland line. Our 30-acre rural site is beautiful and looks much like it did in the 18h and 19th centuries, complete with historic buildings, gardens, a research library and pioneer cemetery.
September 16 - November 4, 2017
This signed, spoken, and sung production is created for audiences of all hearing abilities! The classic fairy tale comes to life on The Playhouse stage. An hour long musical, preceded by a snack lunch featuring your choice of a slice of oven baked cheese pizza or an all beef hot dog. Beverages and gratuity not included.
Fee: $20
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:30pm
The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts.   
The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740
Call: 301-790-2000
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 15, 2017
at 3pm 
Program Highlights:
JS Bach, Brandenburg Concerto 3
Foss, Salomon Rossi Suite
H Villa Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras 9
Beethoven, Symphony No. 1, C Major, Op. 21
The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740
Call: 301-790-2000
Sunday, November 5, 2017 * 3:00pm
THE HIT MEN are a collection of hit-makers whose friendships and individual recording successes have been interweaving with each other for most of their lives. The band consists of five legendary performers from Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Carly Simon, Tommy James and the Shondells, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, Elton John & Kiki Dee, Carole King, Chicago, Barry Manilow and many others.   
The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740
Call: 301-790-2000
November 11 - December 23, 2017 
The family holiday classic comes to life on The Playhouse stage. Frosty The Snowman makes a triumphant return and gets everyone in the holiday spirit! The hour long musical is preceded by a snack lunch featuring your choice of a slice of oven baked cheese pizza or an all beef hot dog.
Fee: $20
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 5:00pm
Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:00p
Three middle school students want to live grown up lives as a singer, a manager, and a boxer. They accidentally make three wishes on a time machine app that traps them inside their phones. The app places them inside the 1930s Great Depression world, without food or shelter. After barely surviving, they learn the true definition of, Be careful what you wish for.   
The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown MD 21740
Call: 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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