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Exhibits

November 02, 2006

Pottery under fire

FREDERICK, Md. - "Finding Art in the Ordinary: Ceramics by Peter Pinnell," an exhibition of ceramic works showcasing the chemical transformation that take place in the heat of the kiln. Continues through Friday, Nov. 10. Hood College's Hodson Gallery of Tatem Arts Center, 401 Rosemont Ave. Call 301-696-3526 or e-mail jmichaud@hood.edu.

Death in the late Victorian era

BRUNSWICK, Md. - The exhibit features photographs, garments and children's caskets from the museum collection, as well as documentation from the Brunswick Death Registry during this time frame. Continues through Sunday, Nov. 12. Brunswick Railroad Museum, 40 W. Potomac St. Call 301-834-6266 or go to brrm.net.

Paintings by David Zimmerman

BOONSBORO - The show will feature rural and urban images by Keedysville artist David Zimmerman. Continues through Saturday, Nov. 25. Antietam Arts, 16 N. Main St. Call 301-432-0605.

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Artwork given by AAUW

Works donated to the museum by the American Association of University Women are on display. Continues through Sunday, Nov. 26. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Open daily except Monday. Call 301-739-5727.

Wedding traditions

FREDERICK, Md. - 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; 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. $3.

Art in hospital hallways

Art in the Hallway will feature Noelle Miller. Paintings may be purchased through the hospital gift shop; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Washington County Hospital Auxiliary. Continues through November. Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown. Call 301-790-8663.

Fall paintings

Glen Sabetto's paintings are on display through Thursday, Nov. 30. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc., 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, e-mail ronlytle3@netzero.net or go to www.casgi.org.

'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.

'Among Friends: Drawings by Dooijewaard & Singer'

Works by museum founder William Henry Singer Jr. and Dutch artist Willem Dooijewaard are on display. Continues through Sunday, Dec. 10. 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.

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. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. $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 Consortium. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. $5 to $7.

The Train Room

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

Museum anniversary show

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts celebrates its 75th anniversary with its first archival retrospective exhibition. The exhibition tells the history of the institution and includes milestone acquisitions from the permanent collection. Continues through Sunday, Jan. 7. 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.

Collage show

Joanna Athey of Charles Town, W.Va., is exhibiting a variety of collages at South Jefferson Public Library, 49 Church St., Summit Point, W.Va. A reception is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. The show continues through November. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The library is closed Friday.

Making art visible

A show of William Waite's paintings is on display at the Kauffman Gallery in Shippensburg University's Huber Art Center. The show continues through Friday, Nov. 10. The university is at 1871 Old Main Drive in Shippensburg, Pa. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday and by appointment. Call 717-477-1530 or e-mail art@ship.edu.

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