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Women in the arts

October 15, 1998|By KATE COLEMAN

The work of 10 Washington County women artists will be featured in an exhibit at Washington County Arts Council Gallery Sunday, Oct. 25, to Saturday, Nov. 7.

The exhibit is hosted by the arts council and Washington County Commission for Women in recognition of National Arts and Humanities Month.

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Washington County Commission for Women was established by Maryland state law in 1987 at the request of Washington County Commissioners.

The members of the Commission for Women wanted to see the many talented women artists in Washington County get some recognition, says Joan Fell, immediate past president of the commission.

Fell talked to gallery director Natoma Reed-Vargason, and the result is the gallery's first all-woman show, an exhibit of work created in Washington County by women who range in age from 29 to 74. There's photography, pottery, watercolor and collage.

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People can't believe that the county is home to an accomplished metalsmith, furniture maker and sculptor who has designed moldings for mansions - and that the three are women, Reed-Vargason says.

National Arts and Humanities Month was established in 1993 as an opportunity to honor individuals whose contributions have made this country a better place to live.

Ten women are doing that right here in Washington County.

A reception honoring the women Sunday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. is open to the public.




Washington County Arts Council Gallery, 41 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown is open Tuesdays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be a preview of Washington County Women in Art multimedia exhibit Saturday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. The opening reception will be Sunday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m.

For information, call 301-791-3132.

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