Ongoing art and history exhibits for July 26

July 26, 2012
  • Washington County Museum of Fine Arts's exhibit of American Decorative Arts will be on display through Sunday, Sept. 16.
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American Decorative Arts
This exhibition shows objects from the museum’s collection of American decorative arts. Exhibit continues through Sunday, Sept. 16. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Go to

Valley Art Association
All-membership exhibit and all-membership annual miniature art exhibit. Continues through Sunday, July 29. Mansion House Art Center, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-797-6813 or go to

Wood constructions
“Slot Stabiles” sculpture by Joanna Morrison is on display. Exhibit continues through Sunday, July 29. The Artists’ Gallery, 4 E. Church St., Frederick, Md. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 301-696-8187 or go to

Photo show, student art
“The Light and Color of Nature and the World of Man” features works by Ira Lourie; and “Body and Soul” features student works from Janet Salter’s portraiture and figure-drawing classes at Hagerstown Community College. Exhibit continues through Tuesday, July 31. Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132.

Potters Guild exhibit
The Potters Guild of Frederick shows work by new members, featuring Hilda Eiber, Bre Kathman, Katie Rattigan, Laura Silberman and Marie Silverstrim. Exhibit continues through July. The Potters’ Guild of Frederick at the Cultural Arts Gallery, 15 N. Market St., downtown Frederick, Md.

Summer Exhibit 2012
Featured artists are Seth Hill, landscapes; Michael Davis, still life; and Jacom Stilley, interiors. Continues through Sunday, Aug. 5. The Bridge Gallery, 8566 Shepherdstown Pike, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call 304-876-2300 or go to

Art photography
“Rivermaids”  features art photography by Dane Konop. Parental discretion is advised. Exhibit continues through Saturday, Aug. 11. Race Street Arists’ Co-operative, 410 W. Race St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Email or go to

Hand-painted glasses
Artist-painted wine glasses are available for silent bidding; part of a fundraiser to benefit Council for the Arts. Glasses on display at area businesses through Friday, Aug. 10. Bidding at Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883 or email

‘A Touch of Gray’
Black and white works by more than 20 artists. Continues through Sunday, Aug. 19. Just Lookin’ Gallery, 40 Summit Ave., downtown Hagerstown. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-714-2278 or go to

‘Smithsburg and the Arts’
Artwork and poetry by historical Smithsburg residents are on display through Thursday, Aug. 30. Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $5; $3 seniors and students; free for children 14 and younger. Go to

Plein air painting
Friday Painters display works of art in a variety of media. Continues through Thursday, Aug. 30. Shepherd University’s Scarborough Library, King Street, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Call 304-876-0598.

The Council for the Arts of Chambersburg will present “Impressions: Pennsylvania Landscapes” by Mark Brockman and Noelle Miller. Continues through Friday, Aug. 31. The Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883.

Summer art shows
Art is displayed in conjunction with Wind Down Friday concerts. If it rains, the art show will not be held. 6 to 9 p.m. most Fridays through Sept. 28. Bridge of Life, 14 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Email or go to

Sara Knox’s mosiac-style artwork is on display. Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191, email or go to

Oil paintings
Artist and poet, Eliane Ambrose’s original, contemporary impressionism, abstracts and still lifes in oil. Are on display through October. Local Exposure, 70 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-749-7700.

The Newcomer House
The historic structure at Antietam National Battlefield has interpretive displays including On The Home Front and In The Heat of Battle. Open through October. Antietam National Battlefield, Md. 34 one-half east of Sharpsburg. Go to

‘From Suffragists to Officeholders: Politics at Wilson College’
Exhibit examines the role of Wilson College women during the suffrage movement. Includes correspondence from several U.S. presidents. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Exhibit continues through Friday, Dec. 21. Wilson College’s Hankey Center for the Education and Advancemenet of Women, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Call Amy Lucadamo at 717-262-2049.

Civil War trains
An authentic scale model Civil War railroad display in 3-D terrain demonstrating rail travel during the Civil War. Continues through Sunday, Dec. 30. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Admission, $5 to $7. Go to

Star-Spangled War of 1812
Five 200-year-old artifacts, parts of the permanent collection of the Washington County Historical Society, will be displayed until 2014. Miller House Museum, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-797-8782. $5; $3, seniors and students; free for children 14 and younger. Go to

Valley of the Shadow
Original works of art, artifacts and archival materials, detailing the story of Washington County and the Battle of Antietam. Exhibit continues through Saturday, July 27, 2013. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727 or email

Children’s museum
Museum features an exhibition on Japanese culture, a dinosaur exhibit, a NASA exhibit and a 12-foot-long model of the Titanic. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Admission costs $5 to $7; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-790-0076. Go to

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