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Ongoing exhibits

May 01, 2008

'BlueNotes'

Paul Tooley presents a show of his recent watercolors. Opening reception is from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 3. The show continues through Sunday, May 11. Blue Elephant Art Center, 4a W. Fifth St., Frederick, Md. Hours are from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and other hours by appointment. Call 301-676-1458 or 301-378-0416.

'Concrete Abstraction'

Artwork with the theme "Concrete Abstraction" is on display. The exhibit continues through Sunday, May 4. Just Lookin' Gallery, 40 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Call 301-714-2278.

Sculptures

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Alan H. Paulson exhibits his sculptures, which illustrate repeated and evolving shapes in various materials including wood, bronze and steel. Exhibit continues through Thursday, May 8. Penn State Mont Alto Campus Library. Free and open to the public. Call Carol Maholtz at 717-749-6042.

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Impact of Influences

FREDERICK, Md. - The work of Hood College students Kimberly Hellman, Julia Shinderman, Samantha Snyder and Elizabeth Rose Soldano will be on display. Continues through Monday, May 12. Hood College's Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Arts Center, 401 Rosemont Ave. Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Call 301-696-3526 or e-mail jmichaud@hood.edu.

'Eclectic Visions'

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.- Drawings, prints and collages by Daryl Ewan, Ruth Jordan and Rebecca Myers are on display. The exhibit continues through Saturday, May 17. Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 717-264-6883 or go to www.innernet.net/councilforthearts.

Valley Art Association exhibit

Members of Valley Art Association will present an exhibition of recent works. The exhibit includes a variety of media, including still life works, landscapes and portraits. Continues through Sunday, May 18. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. 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.

Dream House Revisited

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The show will feature sculpture by Dow Benedict. The exhibit examines preconceptions about the idea of house and home. Exhibit continues through Friday, May 23. The Arts Centre, 300 W. King St. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 304-263-0224 or go to www.theartcentre.org.

Western Maryland scenic photography

HANCOCK - A solo photography exhibit by Ron Lytle. Continues through the end of May. Sideling Hill Exhibit Center, 3000 Sideling Hill. Call 301-678-5442.

'Forever Strong Womanhood'

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The women in Terah Ware's paintings exist in a world of confinement, represented by an Edwardian corset and other garments, that are meant to enhance their beauty. Continues through Saturday, June 21. Redbrick Gallery, 404 W. King St. Call 304-261-1089.

Photo exhibit

HANCOCK - Hancock Area Photo Club is holding an exhibit featuring photographers Jeanie Corbett, Keith Kirk, Lana Patton, Thomas Rock, Tracy Salvagno and Sam Judge. Continues through Monday, June 30. War Memorial Library.

On the Trail of New Treasures

The exhibit shows the process followed for each item added to the museum including cataloging, labeling research and safe storage of each item for display. Continues through Saturday, July 12. Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Museum hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. To schedule tour on other days, call 240-313-2839.

Beaver Creek School Museum

The two-room structure, built in 1904, is operated by the Washington County Historical Society. 1 to 4 p.m. Beaver Creek School Museum, 9702 Beaver Creek Church Road. School classes and home-schooling groups may tour the building during the week by appointment. Free. Call 301-797-8782.

Building America's Canals

A traveling exhibit with hands-on activities to experience canal engineering firsthand. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Cushwa Basin, 205 W. Potomac St., Williamsport. Free. For information, call 301-582-0813.

Historic museum reopening

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Historic Shepherdstown Museum re-opens after being closed for restoration and revitalization. Mayor Lance Dom will cut the ribbon to mark the grand opening shortly after the museum opens on Saturday. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Entler Hotel, corner of German and Princess streets. The season runs through October. Call 304-876-0910.

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