WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A Hagerstown artist said Tuesday that he has "very little hope" of again seeing his painting recently stolen from inside Waynesboro Hospital, where the art had been displayed as part of an ongoing exhibit.
"I don't know if I should maybe be flattered that they liked my work so much they took it," Clyde Roberts said.
For two years now, the Waynesboro Studio Art Club has displayed between 20 and 25 pieces in the hospital each month to feature area artists. John and Evie Cook place the art around the hospital and put Roberts' "Homestead" in the first-floor hallway not far from the main entrance.
"(Monday) morning, I got a call that said the painting was gone," Evie Cook said.
Waynesboro police were investigating the theft of the painting that Roberts said was valued at $300. He said the frame itself was expensive for the painting, which was about 22-by-28.