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Artist Alley
September 24, 2014

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...
Elisabet Stacy-Hurley:

New Works


Margaret Lualdi:

Nature's Wild            


Opening Reception:
Friday, October 3, 2014
5pm - 7pm

CPSA: Taking It To The Limit and

Chris Tischer: Go With The Flow            


Exhibit continues through September 30, 2014.

Exhibition hours are:
Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

The Washington County Arts Council was pleased to have been a partner with the City of Hagerstown to bring Washington County's first public art grant from the Maryland State Arts Council to our community.
The Fishing Lesson Public Art Project has truly been a collaborative effort with the City of Hagerstown, the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and the Valley Art Association. All along with artist, Paul Rhymer, joined in the initiation and visioning; the supervision; and the fundraising to bring The Fishing Lesson bronze sculpture to City Park for the enjoyment, benefit and education of the community.

Each of these partner organizations attempts to make art accessible to the public. They open their doors free of charge to all, through a strong commitment by their boards and supporters. Public art is an extension of that commitment. Art is placed in public sites where it can be viewed and enjoyed by all. It has been said that public art expresses community values, enhances our environment, transforms a landscape, and heightens our awareness.

How fitting, therefore, that this first Maryland State Arts Council public art project be placed in Hagerstown City Park...itself an example of public art with its history, man-made lakes, walking trails, recreation facilities and beauty....accessible to all.

"The Fishing Lesson"
A Lovely Children's Book

Available at Washington County Arts Council, Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Washington County Free Library, the Jonathan Hager House, the Valley Art Assocation and Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
All proceeds go to future public art projects in Hagerstown.
(Donation $5.00)

Sounds of the Square

Sounds of the Square presented 
the BISFA Combo (left) on
Friday, September 12, 2014 and
Evolution Rock School (right) on
Friday, September 19, 2014.

Author Reyna Grande to appear at Boonsboro High School


Washington County Free Library will share in the

2014 Maryland Humanities Council One Maryland One Book author tour.

Reyna Grande, author of this year's book selection, "The Distance Between Us: A Memoir" will be at Boonsboro High School on Monday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m.

The program is free and open to the public.

Books will be available for purchase and autographing following the discussion or
you may bring your own copy of the book to be signed by Grande.

WCAC Community Exhibit-Call for Art 
Guidelines and Application: 

October Art Market in conjunction with Wind Down
Guidelines and Application:
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
Community Arts Agenices of Maryland,
Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.
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