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Arts briefs -- two art shows solicit entries

August 02, 2010

Historic, endangered sites will be featured

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Franklin County Historical Society--Kittochtinnyinvites artists to submit entries for a show to be held from Sept. 12 through Oct. 9.

"Here Today, Here Tomorrow, Maybe" will be an exhibition highlighting local, historical sites and landscapes, some still around, some endangered, some destroyed.

There is no entry fee to submit artwork, and artists ages 14 and older are welcome to enter.Limit is one piece per artist. For an entry form, call 717-264-1667 or go to http://www.councilforthearts.net. Art must be submitted Sept. 9 or 10.

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Existing buildings may be depicted or artists may portray historical structures and landscapes that no longer exist. Images from the Historical Society's collection may be used. contact Ann Hull at history@pa.net orcall 717-264-1667 for details.

Designs sought for street sculpture show

Another flight of street sculptures is coming to town. A flock of 35 to 45 hot-air balloon sculptures will be set out on Hagerstown streets in April 2011.

The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation invites artists to design the balloons for the street sculpture program, called Take Flight II. The program supports the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.

The undecorated, pear-shaped balloons will be formed from 3/16-inch ABS plastic. Each will be three-dimensional -- 36 inches in diameter and 43 inches tall. This is the portion of the sculptures to be decorated by artists. The overall sculpture height will be about 6 feet.

Balloons may be painted or decorated with other media. All media must be weatherproof and must hold up under touching.

Artists must submit their design proposal by Sept. 30.

For complete information, call 301-766-2974 or go to http://www.takeflighthagerstown.com.

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