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Ongoing exhibits

February 14, 2008

The legacy of Helen L. Smith

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 and advertisements. In 1979 she created the Frederick seal from her own logo designed in 1945. The exhibit continues through Sunday, Feb. 17. The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, Md. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-698-0656, ext. 115.

Expecting greatness

Valley Art Association's all-member show is themed "Great Expectations." Shown above is Audrey Mentzer's painting titled "Beaver Creek Country Store." The exhibit 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. Call 301-797-8613.

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'All You Need is Love'

The show features work by Art Berkeley members including Rip Smith's photo, shown above, titled "Gone to Therapy." The exhibit continues through Saturday, March 1. The Arts Centre, 300 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 304-263-0224.

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. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Staci Grimes' photographs

MONT ALTO, Pa. - An exhibit of photographs by Staci Grimes. Exhibit continues through Friday, Feb. 22. Penn State Mont Alto Library. Go to www.sunsongphotography.com.

Multiple Personalities

FREDERICK, Md. - 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. Go to www.delaplaine.org.

'Self'

FREDERICK, Md. - A group show featuring introspective artwork from gallery members. Twenty percent of sales will 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 www.the-artists-gallery.org.

'Body Language,' a portrait show

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Features artists from the Wednesday Portrait Group and others. Continues through Sunday, Feb. 24. Ice House Special Exhibit Gallery, corner of Independence and Mercer streets. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 304-258-2300.

Art in the library

SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. - Watercolor paintings by Roxanne Shields are on display through February at South Jefferson Public Library, 49 Church St., Library hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 304-724-7008.

Serendipity: The Brighter Side of Fate

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University graduate student Christopher J. Paulsen will show his recent artwork. The exhibit will feature 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 christpco@yahoo.com or go to chrispco.emeybee.com/paulsen.

Art in the hallway

Susan Parker paintings will be 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

THURMONT, Md. - "African-American Influences" in northern Frederick County is an overview of African-American contributions to the development of Frederick County, Md. Continues through February. Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center, Md. 77. Call 301-663-9388.

Giclee Fine Art Photography

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Artist Dan Mangan exhibits his work in a show, "Giclee Fine Art Photography." Continues through Friday, April 4. Penn State Mont Alto Museum of Temporary Art. Call 717-749-6056. For information about the artist, go to www.danmanganimage.com.

Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon

The juried photographic competition features work by more than 50 amateur and professional photographers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Of 267 entries, 61 prints and two slides were accepted. Exhibit continues through Sunday, April 6. 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.

Moonlight and Roses

The exhibition will focus on the qualities of moonlight and roses. Historical and contemporary works from the museum's permanent collection as well as pieces from private collectors will be featured. Continues through Sunday, April 20. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.org. 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.

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