Loop briefs

May 24, 2007

Musicians audition set

Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc. will hold auditions for amateur performances at Art in the Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26. To schedule an audition, call 301-791-6191 or e-mail

Area artists sought

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Arts Centre is seeking artists for its second annual regional exhibit to be on display from Friday, Sept. 7, through Saturday, Oct. 20. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, July 31. A $15 entry fee must accompany all submissions.

All artists who live or work within 90 miles of Martinsburg, W.Va., are eligible to apply. Application is open to all artists working in fine art, such as painting, printmaking, photography, works on paper and sculpture.

Other media will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Entries in film, video, and computer projects will be accepted; however, the artist must provide means for exhibiting their work at The Arts Centre (projector, monitor, laptop computer, etc.).


The Arts Centre encourages artists working in both traditional and contemporary forms to apply. New work from artists in the Eastern Panhandle and the surrounding region are being sought.

Download an application form at; or call 304-263-0224.

Winners of poetry contest announced

Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown held a reception for the winners of the ninth annual Washington County Poetry Contest on Wednesday, May 16.

The winners are:

Grades two and three: "Football" by Vincent Cheon; "Wishes of the Waves" by Hazel Wechsler

Grades four and five: "My Little Sister Blues" by Emma Sikes; "Favorite Place" by Nathaniel Laye

Grades six to eight: "A Wonderful Sight" by Alexandra Scheller; "A New Year's Hope" by Rachel Birky

Grades nine to 12: "Lost" by Allison Everly; "Character Development" by Colleen Keely

Adult: "Traveling" by Gary Liberman; "The Edge" by Rick Hartman.

Winning poems are on display through the month of May in the Children's Department at the Library.

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