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Ongoing exhibits

December 28, 2006

'Celebrating 75 Years'

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts celebrates its 75th anniversary with its first archival retrospective exhibition. 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; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 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 Saturday, Jan. 30. 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. Call 301-790-0076.

Works by visual-arts students

FREDERICK, Md. - Works by students in each art class. Continues through Wednesday, Jan. 31. Frederick Community College's Mary Condon Hodgson Art Gallery, Opossumtown Pike. Call Wendell Poindexter at 301-846-2513.

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Symbols of peace, hope

Features about 100 pieces of art with a theme of peace and hope in "One Hundred Doves." Continues through Saturday, Feb. 3. The gallery is at Washington County Arts Council Gallery, 14 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132.

Model trains

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., Hagerstown, For information, call 301-745-6681 or go to www.the-train-room.com.

Local landmarks

Photographs of landmarks in City Park are on display. Contemporary School of the Arts & 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, e-mail ronlytle3@netzero.net or go to www.csagi.org.

Watercolor show

"Shepherdstown Sweet Shop Bakery" by Dennis Clarke is part of an exhibit at the Queen Street Gallery, 213 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, Pa. The exhibit concludes Saturday, Dec. 30. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Miniature art

Wes Seigrist's tiny watercolor, "Hay Season in Cades Cove," is part of "Miniature Art 2006," a show of more than 200 paintings, drawing and three-dimensional art at Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. None of the pieces is larger than 4 inches by 6 inches. The show continues through Saturday, Jan. 6. Call 717-264-6883 or go to www.innernet.net/councilforthearts.

Art from the '60s, '70s and '80s

Victor Vasarely's 1960 lithograph "Planetary Folklore" is on display at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts as part of an exhibit of items from the permanent collection. The exhibit continues through Sunday, Feb. 4, at the museum in Hagerstown's City Park. 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.

Photo exhibit

An exhibit of photographs - black and white, color and infrared photos - by Sterling "Rip" Smith spanning more than 40 years of his photography is on display at Contemporary School for the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. The show continues through December. Call 301-791-6191.

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