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Ongoing exhibits

July 17, 2008

'Natural States'



The exhibit features paintings by Mary Hickman of Shippensburg, Pa., and Sue Zacharias of Fayetteville, Pa. The exhibit is on display through Saturday, Aug. 30. Meet the artists from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 18. Council for the Arts gallery, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. 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.councilforthearts.net.

Miniatures and more



Valley Art Association hosts its annual miniature show. The miniature show continues through Sunday, July 27. Mansion House Art Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-797-6813.

'Then and Now'



FREDERICK, Md. -- The creative process is revealed as the viewer sees the painting style evolve over time. Exhibit continues through Sunday, July 27. The Artists' Gallery, 4 E. Church St. Call 301-696-8187.

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Art in the hallway



Margaret "Maggie" Bearse displays paintings during July. Paintings may be purchased through the hospital gift shop. A portion of the proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Washington County Hospital Auxiliary. Washington County Hospital.

Photographs



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Photographer Rick Lowman is the featured artist for July. Exhibit continues through Wednesday, July 30. Not Right Minded? Art Supplies, 406 W. Race St. Call 304-283-6657.

Ellen Lanyon retrospective



An exhibition of Lanyon's surrealistic paintings. Continues through Sunday, Aug. 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; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-739-5727.

' The Iliad and the Odyssey:' Paintings by James Robert Stewart



The exhibition features many of Stewart's large-scale paintings that focus on the narratives of "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey." The show continues through Sunday, Aug. 17. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727. 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.

Pastels from the permanent collection



An exhibit highlighting the variety of effects and technique achieved through the use of pastels. Continues through Sunday, Aug. 17. 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. Call 301-739-5727.

Alluring Locales: A Travelogue of Paintings



Exhibit highlights how artists have been inspired by far off lands and beautiful views. Exhibit continues through Sunday, Aug. 24. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727. 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.

'Fireworks'



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Wood-fired ceramics. Continues through Sunday, Aug. 24. Ice House. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Spectrum Seven



A show of solidarity by seven local women artists including Eliane Ambrose, Donna Bingaman, Marguerite Cyr, Becky Dietrich, Donna Mason, Elisabet Stacy-Hurley and Marjorie Tressler. Continues through August. University of Maryland Library, 32 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Call 240-527-2716 or 240-527-2760.

Art glass of the golden age



Array of glassware made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A variety of producers and styles are represented. Continues through Sunday, Sept. 7. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727. 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.

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



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

Historic museum reopened



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- The Historic Shepherdstown Museum is reopened after being closed for restoration and revitalization. 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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