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April 06, 2006

Matthew Sincell to speak at HCC

Hagerstown Community College presents the 18th Annual Kreykenbohm Lecture, "An Evening with Matthew Sincell," on Monday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in Kepler Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

Sincell is in residence at Shenandoah Shakespeare's American Center - Blackfriar's in Staunton, Va. He holds a bachelor's degree in acting from West Virginia University and also trained with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company in New York City. In 2004, he was selected as one of only two Americans to be an International Artist-in-Residence at the Globe Theatre, London. Sincell also appeared in films such as "The Man Who Stole the Moon" and "Gods and Generals."

This year's lecture coincides with HCC's Faculty Art Show. Photography, painting, ceramics and digital art from 11 artists who teach at HCC will be displayed in the Kepler Theater lobby. A reception for Sincell and the faculty artists will follow the lecture. Refreshments will be available.

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The lecture series is named after Helen Kreykenbohm, a retired professor and former humanities division chair at HCC. For information on the lecture, contact Ann Clark at 301-790-2800, ext. 306.

Norwegian tour group visits battlefield

A group of travel agents and travel writers visiting Maryland recently spent time in Washington County. The Visit USA Tour included stops in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and parts of Maryland.

During the weekend visit to Washington County, the group visited Antietam National Battlefield. The eight-person delegation headed to Charlottesville, Va., after visiting the battlefield.

The Norwegian group was partially organized by Maryland's Office of Tourism Development and Capital Region U.S.A. The Visit U.S.A. Norway committees are comprised of travel organizations that promote the United States in their countries.

HCC to host Wantz watercolor workshop

Bob Wantz, a Signature Member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society with more than 20 years of teaching experience, will teach a watercolor workshop through Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education.

The course begins April 21 and will meet Friday mornings through May 26 at the HCC Valley Mall Center.

The course is designed for students who are just beginning or would like to continue to increase their skills. Wantz will give weekly demonstrations and teach the concepts and techniques relating to design, value, color and texture of watercolor in a supportive and friendly environment. Cost is $100 and $65 for senior adults.

For registration information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

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