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Ongoing art and history exhibits for Aug. 30

August 29, 2012
  • Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in City Park, Hagerstown, has an exhibit of Civil War-era photos, original works of art, artifacts and archival materials, detailing the story of Washington County and the Battle of Antietam. The exhibit continues through July 2013.
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Art in the Hallway
Artwork by Jean Strike is on display and for sale through the gift shop. Final day of show is today. In the hallway near the information desk at Meritus Medical Center, 11116 Medical Campus Road, east of Hagerstown. A portion of the proceeds benefits Meritus Medical Center. Call 301-790-8144 or email barbara.resh@meritushealth.com.

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

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

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

Emergence
Abstract paintings by Natacha Thys. Concludes Sunday, Sept. 2. Lion’s Share Gallery and Gifts, 81-B N. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Go to www.lionslairgalleryandgifts.com.

Landscapes reception
“Brushes with Nature” will feature artwork by Ruth Ann Smith, Marti Yeager, Anne Finucane and Laurie McKelvie, shown. Continues through Tuesday, Sept. 4. Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132 or go to www.washingtoncountyarts.com.

Girls Inc. paintings
“A Work of Heart” will feature artwork by members of Girls Inc. of Washington County. Continues through Tuesday, Sept. 4. Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-3132 or go to www.washingtoncountyarts.com.

Photography
Frederick Camera Clique’s juried summer show. Exhibit continues through Wednesday, Sept. 5. Frederick Community College’s Mary Condon Hodgson Gallery, Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Md. Call 301-846-2513.

Oil paintings
Cindy Haden Baker’s oil paintings are on display. Exhibit continues through Saturday, Sept. 8. The Blue Parrot Bistro, 35 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883.

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 www.wcmfa.org.

‘Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War’
Reception for traveling exhibition. Continues through Thursday, Sept. 27. Hagerstown Community College’s Kepler Center lobby, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free. Call 240-500-2236.

Abstraction, Texture & Typography
Digital fine art and design prints. Reception, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. Exhibit continues through Thursday, Sept. 27. Shippensburg University’s Kauffman Gallery in Huber Art Center, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. Call 717-477-1530.

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 lbarnhart@myactv.net or go to www.bridgeoflife.org.

Mosaics
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 ronlytle3@netzero.net or go to www.csagi.org.

‘Friends’
Artwork by artists/teachers from the Baltimore community college system. Exhibit continues through Monday, Oct. 8. Ice House, 138 Independence St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Call 304-258-2300 or go to www.macicehouse.org.

‘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. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727 or email drastelli@wcmfa.org.

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.

Return of Special Orders 191
Original lost orders and items belonging to soldiers of the 27th Indiana Volunteers who found it, including unpublished correspondence about the finding by Union soldiers of Gen. Lee’s orders to confederate commanders. Exhibit continues through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, Md. Free. Call 301-662-3515 or go to www.nps.gov/mono.

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 www.newcomerhouse.com.

‘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 www.discoverystation.org.

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 www.washcohistoricalsociety.org.

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 www.discoverystation.org.

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