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Ongoing exhibits

September 17, 2009

Two shows open

"Apple Union" features a group of young artists from Western Maryland. "Up Close" features the oil paintings of Gina Grajeda. Exhibit continues through Saturday, Sept. 26. Washington County Arts Council Gallery, 14 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment. Call 301-791-3132.

Art in the hallway

Elisabet Stacy-Hurley displays her paintings on hospital walls during September. Paintings may be purchased through the hospital gift shop. Washington County Hospital, East Antietam Street, Hagerstown.

Doll exhibit

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Display includes dolls donated to the Waynesboro Historical Society as well as some on loan from area collectors. Exhibit continues through Saturday, Oct. 3. Oller House, 138 W. Main St. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays. Call 717-762-1747.

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Belle Boyd

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Belle Boyd house is open for the 2009 season. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Closed all federal holidays. Belle Boyd House, 126 E. Race St. Free, donations accepted.

RMS Titanic and Morse Code exhibits

Features a historically accurate, 15-foot-long, hand-built replica of the famous ship. The Morse Code exhibit is on loan from NBC-25 news director Mark Kraham and includes his collection of Morse Code telegraph equipment and historic memorabilia. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Admission costs $7; $6, ages 2 to 17; $5, ages 55 and older and military; free for ages younger than 2. Go to www.discoverystation.org.

Williamsport: The Town that was Nearly Capital of the United States

WILLIAMSPORT - The exhibit tells the story of how President George Washington considered Williamsport as a possible location for the Federal capital and visited the town in October 1790 to survey the location. C&O Canal National Historical Park. Open Wednesday through Saturday.

'Landscapes and Gouache'

FREDERICK, Md. - "Landscapes in Gouache" features paintings by Kesra Hoffman. Exhibit continues through Thursday, Oct. 1. Mary Condon Hodgson Art Gallery at Frederick Community College, Opossumtown Pike. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Free.

Selections from a Retrospective

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Don Black's artwork will be displayed during "Selections from a Retrospective." Continues through Saturday, Oct. 3. Bridge Gallery, 5866 Shepherdstown Pike. Call 304-876-2300.

Peace-themed art show

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Bringing Peace Home, a multi-media celebration of peace expressed through the arts. Exhibit continues through Sunday, Oct. 4. Ice House Gallery, corner of Independence and Mercer streets. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday. Call 304-258-2300 or go to www.macicehouse.org.

Building America's Canals

WILLIAMSPORT - The traveling exhibit blends science and history through hands-on activities that allow children and adults to experience canal engineering firsthand. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Sunday, Oct. 11. Free. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Trolley Barn Building at Cushwa Basin. Call 301-582-0813.

Lasting Impressions

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Paintings by Dee Henry, Heather McAreavy and Barbara Strite will be displayed. Reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. Exhibit continues through Saturday, Oct. 31. The Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 717-264-6883 or go to www.councilforthearts.net.

The Nancy Rodig Regional Exhibit opening

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The exhibit includes work of artists living and working in the region. The jurored show has a variety of fine art work. The exhibit continues through Oct. 31. The Arts Centre, 300 W. King St. Call 304-263-0224 or e-mail justis@theARTcentre.org.

Garnet Jex: Views of Harpers Ferry

Garnet Jex visited Harpers Ferry with fellow artists from the Landscape Club of Washington for more than 40 years and many of the paintings in the exihibition are from these visits. Continues through Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. 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; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-739-5727.

Etchings, drypoints, aquatints

More than 20 of Charles W. Dahlgreen's prints. Opening reception from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit continues through Jan. 17. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-739-5727.

Friends and Members Collect exhibition

A glimpse into the art collections of the museum's members and friends. Reception at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. Exhibit continues through Jan. 24, 2010. 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; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-739-5727.

' The Unwritten War: A Visual Story of the Civil War'

Paintings from various artists will be exhibited. Continues through Saturday, March 21, 2010. 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 6 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free. Call 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.org

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