Ongoing exhibits

February 07, 2008

Loaded Brush

A 20-year survey of works by Margaret Ann Kennedy is on display. The exhibit continues through Tuesday, Feb. 12. Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Go to or call 301-791-3132.

Body Language

The portrait show features artists from the Wednesday Portrait Group and others. The exhibit continues through Sunday, Feb. 24. Ice House Special Exhibit Gallery, corner of Independence and Mercer streets, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 304-258-2300.

'True Companions: Student Perspectives'

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The exhibit features animal portraits by Chambersburg Area Senior High School art students. Continues through Saturday, Feb. 9. Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For information about the exhibit, call 717-264-6883.


Vintage music machines

"Making Music: Mechanical Organs from the Snyder Collection" features mechanical organs lent by local collectors Russell and Rosie Snyder. Continues through Sunday, Feb. 10. Russell Snyder will give a live performance of mechanical organ music at 1 p.m. Feb. 10. 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.

Frederick's Legacy: The Art of Helen L. Smith

FREDERICK, Md. - Helen L. Smith documented the people and landscapes of Frederick County until her death in 1997 at age 103. She made a living creating painted objects: clock faces, hand painted china, and tole painted wood and metal objects and furniture. She produced thousands of silhouettes of Frederick folk, provided illustrations for newspapers, advertisements, and in 1979 she created the Frederick seal from her own logo designed in 1945. Continues through Sunday, Feb. 17. The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-698-0656.

Juxtapositions: Original prints by Penn's Woods Printmakers

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The exhibition shows differing printmaking processes and techniques. Subjects include landscape, still life, figure and abstraction. Exhibit continues through Friday, Feb. 22. Wilson College's Bogigian Gallery on the second floor of Lortz Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Ave.

Staci Grimes' photographs

MONT ALTO, Pa. - A photography exhibit featuring photographs by Staci Grimes. Exhibit continues through Friday, Feb. 22. Penn State Mont Alto Library. Go to

'Great Expectations'

Valley Art Association's all-member show is themed "Great Expectations." Continues through Sunday, Feb. 24. Mansion House at Hagerstown City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.


FREDERICK, Md. - A group show featuring introspective from its members. Twenty percent of sales go to downtown Frederick's Soup Kitchen. Continues through Sunday, Feb. 24. The Artists Gallery, 4 E. Church St. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday and by appointment. Go to

Multiple Personalities

The Artists' Gallery presents "Multiple Personalities," an exhibit of self portraits. Exhibit continues through Sunday, Feb. 24. Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, Md. Go to

Serendipity: The Brighter Side of Fate

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University graduate student Christopher J. Paulsen will show his recent artwork. The exhibit features playful and colorful pieces from the artist's drawing and painting series. Continues through Friday, Feb. 29. Closing reception 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. Shepherd University's Scarborough Library's main reading room. For information, e-mail Paulsen at or go to

Art in the hallway

Susan Parker will have paintings on display during February. Paintings may be purchased through the hospital gift shop. The exhibit is sponsored by the Washington County Hospital Auxiliary and Valley Art Association. A portion of the sales will be donated to the Washington County Hospital Auxiliary. Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Washington County Public high school students

More than 30 public high school students are participating in an exhibit called "Momentum: Emerging Artists Moving Forward in Visual Arts." Continues through February. Awards reception 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. University System of Maryland at Hagerstown's library. Call 240-527-2717.

The African-American Influence

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