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Artist Alley  September 7, 2017
Volume 17-20
     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...
Community Calendar
Artist Registry
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Features special 
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not to be missed!
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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.
The Board of Directors of the
Washington County Arts Council is thrilled to announce the Guest Celebrity Chefs for The Art of Cooking 2018. Dazzling all with their culinary favorites will be
BJ and Sherri Goetz
Rebecca Massie Lane and colleauge, Kellie Mele
Al and Claudia Martin
Jason and Melinda Malott
Peter and Cynthia Perini
Wine Expert
Michael Johnston 
Lou Scally and Heather Guessford

New Board Members

The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. announces the election of its officers for fiscal year 2018 and the addition of three new members to the organization.

The 2017-2018 officers are James G. Pierné, president; Daniel Webber, vice-president; E. Gaye Mc Govern, treasurer and Jessica Scott, secretary.

The new board members are (left to right):
Dr. Ira Lourie is a psychiatrist and photographer who resides in Hagerstown, Maryland. Dr. Lourie received his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 40 years currently specializing in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Lourie has served on multiple community boards.

Kathleen A. Maher, AICP, is the Planning Director, Planning and Code Administration Division, Department of Community and Economic Development of the City of Hagerstown. She is also a jewelry artist. Ms. Maher received her Master of Planning, Urban Planning degree from the University of Virginia. Following two years in the PeaceCorp and employment with the City of Williamsburg, VA Ms. Maher joined the city of Hagerstown as Senior Planner and became Planning Director in 2002.

Arthur Schneider, Esquire, The Law Office of Arthur Schneider, P.C., The Poole Law Group has been in practice in Hagerstown since 1979. Mr. Schneider has taken an active role in the local community, and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Maryland Bar Foundation, the Maryland Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the D.C. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Schneider is a Past Board Member Associated Builders & Contractors and a Past Board Member YMCA..
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.
The Hagerstown Cultural Trail was selected for a 2017 Highlight Hagerstown Award in the Public Space Enhancement category by the Hagerstown Beautification Advisory Committee. The City of Hagerstown stated, "The trail was nominated for the Highlight Hagerstown Award based on the positive impact it has had on the downtown and the collaboration of the City, its partners, and the public in making this extraordinary project possible."
Pictured Back row (l to r): Council Member, Lew Metzner; Council Member Paul Corderman; former Council Member, Martin Brubaker; Hagerstown Mayor Robert Bruchey; Hagerstown City Engineer, Rodney Tissue; Council Member, Kristin Aleshire: and John Barr, Washington County Commissioner and trail partner.
Front row (l to r): Washington County Arts Council, Executive Director, Mary Anne Burke; Council Member Emily Keller; former Council Member, Penny Nigh; Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Board President, Al Martin; and City Administrator, Valerie Means.
The Board of Directors of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that Stephen Marc Beaudoin has been named the new Executive Director, effective September 11. Beaudoin succeeds Michael Jonnes who is retiring from the position after a career of 34 years managing orchestras and having served as Executive Director of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra since 2013.
Stephen Marc Beaudoin is an established arts leader with over 15 years of senior leadership experience, as a senior nonprofit executive, publicly elected school board chair, family foundation board member, and consultant.
Recognized as a champion for art as a fundamental right, Beaudoin most recently worked for seven years as Executive Director of PHAME, in innovative Oregon-based arts nonprofit serving artists and musicians with intellectual disabilities. During his tenure, Beaudoin led the organization through a significant turnaround and comprehensive expansion. As a result, PHAME has received national acclaim, presented innovative artistic projects, and featured collaborations with marquee musicians including Pink Martini, Storm Large, the Portland Cello project, and many more.
Prior to PHAME, Beaudoin worked as a consultant on fundraising, marketing/communications, and organizational development for over a dozen nonprofit organizations; and as a working musician, stage director, and actor with companies including Opera Boston, Opera Omaha, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, New Repertory Theatre, American Heartland Theatre, and many more.
Beaudoin is an alum of Boston's New England Conservatory of Music, with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance, with Distinction in Performance honors. He serves as a board member and strategic advisor of the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation, and has been recognized with civic awards including the 2011 Skidmore Prize, 2014 Spirit of Portland award, and 2016 FACT Oregon Community Partner award. He has served on the board of directors for the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, TEDxPortland, Oregon Humanities, and other organizations.
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

Arts Mingle

Join Maryland Citizens for the Arts and the Emerging Arts Advocates for Arts Mingle. This free, ticketed event, was created with the under 40 arts crowd in mind. Live music, light hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and great company.

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra 
2017-2018 Season 

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
Performances and Events for
Sept. 6-12, 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.
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
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
Opening Reception
Saturday, September 9, 2017 6 - 8
(304) 876-2300
Paintings by Judy Rand
Paintings and Photography by Gary Bergel
Also featuring sculpture by Homer Yost
September 9th - October 8th 

New fall and winter hours: Wed. - Sat. 10 - 6 or by chance or appointment.   
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

"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
$20 Museum Members

Journalist and former PBS News Hour anchor, Jim Lehrer, will share stories and memories of his friendship with Eudora Welty. Reception to follow in the Kaylor Atrium.
(Seating is Limited)  
Side Show, State Fair, Eudora Welty (1909-2001), 1939 Knoxville Museum of Fine Art.
on view through
October 21, 2017 
in the Bowman Gallery
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Diana, princess of the Amazons, was trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, she meets an American pilot who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Diana leaves her home for the first time to fight alongside men in a war to end all wars, finally discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Free movie starts at 7:00 p.m. with free popcorn and drinks available in the lobby of the historic theater.
Bring a friend!

Bridge of Life--14 S. Potomac Street in Hagerstown

Se ptember 23, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
The Friends of Music will launch their new concert season on September 23 with a performance by the Two Rivers String Quartet and a featured clarinet. The concert will be held in Shepherdstown's Trinity Episcopal Church, on German Street, at 7:30 p.m. The program will include two works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, his Quartet No. 21 in D Major and his Clarinet Quintet in A Major; and "Bagatelles for Clarinet and Strings"(Op. 23), by 20th Century British composer Gerald Finzi. Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members.
The ticket price for others will be $20 per person ($18 before September 10). Memberships and tickets can be purchased on the Friends' website at or by mail (FOM, P.O. Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443) or, if space is available, at the church the evening of the performance.
Visa and Master Card will be accepted.
Contact Peter Smith at 304-876-1139 or
at The Women's Club
31. S. Prospect Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740 
The Potomac Playmakers Announce the first show of the 2017-2018 Season, Dan Goggin's classic musical, Nunsense! In the show, a group of nuns from Little Sisters of Hoboken stage a variety show to raise money to pay for funeral expenses for sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent's cook! Hi-jinks and hilarity ensue in the musical that was the winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Off-Broadway Musical!

Produced under special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., Nunsense stars Allison Banzhoff, Amaya Dull, Kimberly Jones, Terri Magers, and Lexi Oliver, and is directed by Tod Williams and Nic Sigman, with musical direction by Ruth Stenger Japzon.

Nunsense will run from September 22-24, 2017 at The Women's Club, located at 31 S. Prospect Street, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740. Showtime is at 8:00 pm for the Friday and Saturday performances, while the Sunday matinee performance of Nunsense will be at 3:00 pm. Discounted advance tickets of $11 are available ONLINE ONLY at, while $13 tickets will be available at the door.
For information, visit The Potomac Playmakers' website at, email, or call (240) 382-7269.
Potomac Playmakers, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, non-profit community theater company, in business since 1926.
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
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.
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, October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm-6:00pm
Join the Hagerstown Choral Arts for a retrospective concert which kicks off their 25th season. The concert will feature their favorite pieces of music from the past 25 years of concerts. There is no charge for admission but a free-will offering is received.
Church of the Brethren, 15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: 301-733-3565
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
USA Cycling selected Hagerstown/Washington County as the location for its 2018 and 2019 Amateur Road National Championships.
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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