August 10, 2006

Brush and Torch

FREDERICK, Md. - Husband and wife artists Griff and Mary Garwood exhibit their metal sculptures and watercolor paintings. New Gallery at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center.

'50s culture

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - "Life was Different in Black and White" portrays 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

Four Seasons at Oatlands

LEESBURG, Va. - Images of western Virginia and artwork from the U.S. 15 corridor from Gettysburg, Pa., to Monticello, Va. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Continues through Sunday, Aug. 20. Oatlands Plantation, six miles south of Leesburg on U.S. 15. Call 703-777-3174 or go to


'Sisters Speak'

Artwork by 11 contemporary black women artists, featuring paintings, hand-made paper, drawings and more. Continues through Sunday, Aug. 27. Just Lookin' Gallery, 40 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. The show will be available for viewing online at For information, call 301-714-2278 or 800-717-4278.

Art by Raymond Yosuico

Artwork by Raymond Yosuico (such as "Color Code," below) will be on display. Continues through Thursday, Aug. 31. Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 301-791-6191 or go to

Spectrum Seven

Valley Art Association features an exhibit by the Spectrum Seven, comprised of Valley Art Association members Eliane Ambrose, Donna Bingaman, Marguerite Cyr, Becky Dietrich, Donna Mason, Elisabet Stacy-Hurley and Marjorie Tressler. Mansion House Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 301-797-6813.

Art in the Hallway

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

'The Color Blue'

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - An invitational art exhibit sponsored by The Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County. Continues through Wednesday, Sept. 20. Fire Hall Gallery and Charles Town Visitors Center, 108 N. George St.

'annAcoReypa Trick'

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Featured are Anna Stienstra, Corey Evan Williams and Patrick J. Donmoyer. Continues through Sunday, Oct. 1. Hard Bean Caf, 17 Lincoln Square. Call 717-528-8378 or e-mail


FREDERICK, Md. - Martin L. Heavner's photographs visually celebrate the gift of each day in his exhibit, "Brand New Day." Continues through Sunday, Oct. 15. Reception 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St. Call Diane Sibbison at 301-698-0656, ext. 115.

'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 the local 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

Vision exhibit

The 50-panel exhibit highlights how the eye and the brain work together to create vision. It also explores how researchers are developing ways to protect sight from visual disorders and diseases. Artifacts include 50 glass eyes. Continues through Jan. 23, 2007. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $5 to $7.

Women's health

The exhibit uses interactive displays to teach the public about women's bodies and how to stay healthy. The exhibit is from the National Health Sciences. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closes Sundays during August. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. $5 to $7.

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