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Ongoing exhibits

August 31, 2006

'Garden and Bakery: A Traditional and Contemporary Dialogue'

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Shir-Juh Chen will display traditional Japanese gouache and Tina Chu-Jhin Chen will display contemporary watercolors. Closing reception 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and gallery talk 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Art workshop with reserved seating 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8. The Kauffman Gallery in Huber Art Center at Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive. Call 717-477-1530.

'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.

Train photos

"Arrested Motion: 1950s Railroad Photographs by O. Winston Link" features photos of 20th-century trains. Continues through Sept. 24. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free; donation 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.

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Valley Art Association

Valley Art Association will feature a new members show during September. Paintings in the exhibition will be works created by members who were new to the organization in 2005 and 2006. Opening reception 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Mansion House Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 301-797-6813.

'annAcoReypa Trick'

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

Photography by Martin L. Heavner

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. The Dela-plaine 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 Washington County's farms and towns of 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 lhendrickson@washco-md.net.

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. 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.

American art

American art from 1900 through 1950. 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 www.wcmfa.org.

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. Go to www.discoverystation.com.

The Train Room

Model train displays feature the New York Central Railroad running the rails, a D.C. transit trolley, airplanes circling to land and men pumping a hand car up and down a hillside. The Train Room, 360 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. For hours and admission prices, call 301-745-6681 or go to www.the-train-room.com.

Animal attraction

The Council for the Arts gallery show featuring Ruth Durbin, Susan Shaffer, Frank Tkac and Lynn Uhlmann will conclude this weekend, on Saturday, Sept. 2. The gallery is at 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. 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.

Paper and paint

Artwork in paper and paint by Carolyn Crump, including "Should I?", above, is on display through Sunday, Sept. 17, at Just Lookin' Gallery, 40 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. Call 301-714-2278, 800-717-4278, e-mail justlookin@justlookin.com or go to www.justlookin.com.

Last days of summer

Washington County Arts Council Gallery hosts a celebration of summer's sights and colors. Featured artists are Diana Suttenfield, Sharon Goodman, Michael Gouker, Michael Maginnis, Becky Dietrich, Eliane Ambrose, Cathy Rummelo and David Zimmerman. The show concludes Saturday, Sept. 2. The gallery is at 14 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment. Call 301-791-3132.

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