Arts briefs

January 25, 2009

Photographer captures top prize

The grand-prize winning photograph in this year's Hallowed Ground magazine's photography contest is a picture of Antietam National Battlefield. Ron Callaghan of Rockville, Md., snapped the picture of the battlefield's New York Monument.

The Civil War Preservation Trust publishes Hallowed Ground, its membership magazine. For more information, go to

W.Va. local music census under way

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - As part of Back to Our Roots, a yearlong celebration of American roots arts, the Morgan Arts Council of Berkeley Springs is conducting a local music census.

A census form has been developed and is available to anyone who lives in Morgan County and sings or plays music. Family members also may fill out the checklist of nine questions and provide the information about any past musicians.

Forms are at the Ice House office, Morgan County Library, Star Theatre, Morgan Messenger at all MAC events and at


As information is collected, it becomes the basis for more in-depth interviews with some musicians and singers as well as opportunities to be recorded or to perform.

Fiddler Joe Herrmann, is directing the interview part of the project with the help of Roots committee member John Douglas.

For information, call 304-258-2300 or go to

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