Ongoing exhibits

July 27, 2006

Art by women

Artwork by 11 contemporary black female artists is on display at Just Lookin' Gallery, 40 Summit Ave., Hagers-town. The show, called "Sisters Speak," features paintings, hand-made paper, drawings and more; it continues through Sunday, Aug. 27. For information, call 301-714-2278 or 800-717-4278, or go to

Don Rees show closes

A showcase of new oil paintings by Don Rees at AIIA (Antiques to Art), 8566 Shepherdstown Pike, Shepherdstown, W.Va., concludes Sunday, July 30. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Call 1-304-876-0659.


"Hotshot Eastbound," above, shows a speeding train passing a drive-in movie theater in the 1950s. The photo is part of "Arrested Motion: 1950s Railroad Photographs by O. Winston Link," on display through Sept. 24 at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Admission is free; donations are requested. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 301-739-5727.


'Old Charles Town'

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Paintings by Katherine Zinner Cimaglio. Continues through July. Charles Town Visitor Center, North George Street. For information, call 304-535-2627.

Visual arts at the festival

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Artwork by Rhonda J. Smith, Laura L. Miller and Susan Johann will be on display in connection with the Contemporary American Theater Festival. Concludes Sunday, July 30. Shepherd University. For locations, call 1-304-876-3473 or go to

Art in the Hallway

Lucile Dieterich, a Valley Art Association member, displays her paintings. Paintings may be purchased through the hospital's gift shop. A portion of the proceeds from the sales will be donated to Washington County Hospital Auxiliary. Continues through July. Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Photos, sculptures, paintings

Sculptures and paintings by Lynn Lavin and photography by Katherine Campbell ("Bridges of Washington County Maryland") are on display. Continues through July. Contemporary Art Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191 or go to

Janie Moltrup show

Valley Art Association features a solo show by member Janie Moltrup. Continues through July. Mansion House Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 301-797-6813.

Brush and Torch

FREDERICK, Md. - Husband and wife Griff and Mary Garwood will exhibit metal sculptures and watercolors. Reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5. New Gallery at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center.

'Then and Now'

Artist Gretchen Wachs returns to her hometown of Hagerstown with an exhibition of paintings, prints and ceramics. Continues through Sunday, Aug. 6. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-739-5727 or go to

1950s artifacts on display

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - "Life was Different in Black and White" will portray daily artifacts from the 1950s, including an early portable TV, a console radio, transistor radio, hula hoops, vacuum tubes, TV programs and more. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, and noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17; also weekdays by arrangement. Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave. Free, donations accepted. Call 717-597-9010 or go to

'Dynamic Perspectives'

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Featured artists are Ruth Durbin, Susan Shaffer, Frank Tkac and Lynn Uhlmann. Continues through Saturday, Sept. 2. Council for the Arts' office and gallery, 159 S. Main St. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Call 1-717-264-6883.

'Down the Bridal Path'

FREDERICK, Md. - "Down the Bridal Path" explores the wedding traditions of Frederick County. Continues through November. Historical Society of Frederick County Museum, 24 E. Church St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. $3.

'Beyond the Battles'

The exhibit shows the effects on the farms and towns of Washington County and of battles and troop movements during the Civil War. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Continues through Friday, Dec. 1. Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown. Call 240-313-2839 or e-mail

The Train Room

Private collection features working and static model train displays. The Train Room, 360 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. For hours and admission prices, call 301-745-6681 or go to

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