Museum remembers Sept. 11
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The museum is joining museums nationwide to mark the anniversary of Sept. 11. The theme is "Celebrate America's Freedoms: A Day of Remembrance." The open house includes a large scrapbook of newspaper articles that chronicle the timeline of the events of one year ago. Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave. Today, noon to 3 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 8, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Wednesday, Sept. 11, noon to 3 p.m.
Paintings, quilted art, dolls
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Featuring paintings by Katherine Steiger and dolls and small quilted works by Margaret Lutzke. Through Saturday, Nov. 2. Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts office and gallery, 75 S. Main St. Opening reception Thursday, Sept. 5, 4 to 6 p.m. Office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 1-717-264-6883.
Friday, Sept. 6
Painting and poetry
FREDERICK, Md. - Regina Pleno's "Image Word Alchemy" series presents ideas through color, calligraphy and motion. The Spirit Art Gallery, 342 N. Market St. Continues through Sunday, Oct. 6. Opening receptions are Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 and 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. Gallery hours are Fridays through Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment.
Saturday, Sept. 7
Abstract painting reception
FREDERICK, Md. - "Three Generations of Asbtract Painters" features the works of Calvin Edward Ramsburg, Margaret Kennedy and Peter Whitting. Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St. Opening reception is Saturday, Sept. 7, 3 to 5 p.m. Call 1-301-698-0656.
Sunday, Sept. 8
Valley artists' show reception
The Valley Art Association is featuring six artists for the month of September in the North Gallery. They are Janice Crowell, Tamara Hoffman, Wen Knight, Donna Mason, Ruth Peyton and Diane Wollard. A reception for them will be Sunday, Sept. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. 301-797-6813.
Thursday, Sept. 12
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A collection of John Chapman Lewis paintings and drawings recently taken from storage, including works from the 50s, 60s and 70s and several small works from his later years while living in West Virginia. Boarman Arts Center, 208 S. Queen St. Continues through Thursday, Oct. 31. Gallery hours are Tuedsays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 13
Drawn from the Permanent Collection, the paintings represent many artistic styles and span the mid-19th century to the present, including canvases painted in the United States and Europe. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.; closed Monday. Call 301-739-5727 or go on the Web to www.washcomuseum.org.
Poetry, music, art
The Washington County Arts Council Gallery hosts Mixed Multi-Media, known as M3, a program that involves music, poetry and the visual arts on the second Friday of each month. Shepherdstown Drum Ensemble and photographer Bruce Wilder will be featured Sept. 13. The program includes poetry and short fiction readings by regional authors, a brief discussion of the photos and a concert of acoustic music. Free. Light refreshments will be served. Washington County Arts Council Gallery, 41 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 8 p.m. Call 301-791-3132.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - More than 50 paintings by Waynesboro artist Robert Morrow will be on exhibit through Friday, Oct. 11. A reception for the artist will be Friday, Sept. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Harrisburg Area Community College's expanded facility, 731 Old Harrisburg Road. The exhibit and reception are open to the public. Exhibit hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 1-717-337-3855.
Fairs and festivals
Friday, Sept. 6
Community farm show