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Ongoing art and history exhibits for Dec. 13

December 12, 2012
  • "Neatness Counts" by Linda Rossin, received an honorable mention at the 2012 Miniature Art show on display at Council for the Arts in Chambersburg, Pa. The penny (not part of the art) indicates the size of the painting.
By Linda Rossin

Gender politics at Wilson College
Exhibit examines the role of Wilson College women during the suffrage movement. Includes correspondence from several U.S. presidents. Exhibit continues through Friday, Dec. 21. Wilson College’s Hankey Center for the Education and Advancement of Women, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Call Amy Lucadamo at 717-262-2049.

Holiday exhibit
A display of toys received for Christmas by children from the late 1800s through the 1950s. The 1860 museum house will be decorated as homes would have been during the Civil War era. Allison-Antrim Museum and Barn, 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa. Call 717-597-9010, go to www.greencastlemuseum.org or follow @greencastlemuzm on Twitter.

Faculty exhibit
An exhibition featuring works in photography, ceramics, painting, printmaking, graphic design and drawing by Hood College studio art faculty members. Exhibit continues through Friday, Dec. 21. Hood College’s Hodson Gallery in Tatem Arts Center, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, Md. Email browning@hood.edu.

Fashions 1790 to 1930
Clothing worn by Washington County women over the period of 1790 to 1930, dress military uniforms from 1812 to 1898 and some children’s clothing. Continues through the holiday season. Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $5; $3, seniors and students; free for ages 14 and younger. Call 301-797-8782 or go to www.washcomdhistoricalsociety.org.

‘Music of Christmas’ display
Seven garden clubs from Washington County decorate the 1825 Miller House for the season, interpreting holiday musical selections using flowers, greenery and collateral materials. Exhibit continues through Friday, Dec. 28. Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $5; $3, seniors and students; free for ages 14 and younger. Call 301-797-8782 or go to www.washcomdhistoricalsociety.org.

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.

Art in the Hallway
Artwork by Tamara Hoffman is on display and for sale through the gift shop. Exhibit continues through Sunday, Dec. 30, 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 donna.schnurr@meritushealth.com.

Emerging student exhibit
Featuring students from Mount Aetna Adventist Elementary School. Reception 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Exhibit continues through Monday, Dec. 31. Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc., 4 W. Franklin St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191, email ronlytle3@netzero.net or go to www.csagi.org.

Photography club exhibition
A retrospective of works by members of Jefferson County Photography Club.  Exhibit continues through Monday, Dec. 31. Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library, 101 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Go to www.jcpc.org.

Miniature Art 2012
More than 200 original works of art will be on display, including oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings; drawings; hand-pulled prints and sculpture. Exhibit continues through Friday, Jan. 4. Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883.

Student juried show, fall 2012
Frederick Community College Visual Arts Department students will be featured in a juried art show. Exhibit continues through Wednesday, Jan. 9. Frederick Community College’s Mary Condon Hodgson Art Gallery, Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Md.

Paintings
Jean Strike will display her oil paintings of local landscapes, flowers and unique subjects. Exhibit continues through Friday, Jan. 11. Franklin County Area Development Corporation, 1900 Wayne Road, Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883 or go to www.councilforthearts.net.

Paintings, prints and mixed media
Laura Lewis Shindle will display her artwork. Exhibit continues through Sunday, Jan. 13. The Blue Parrot Bistro, 35 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883 or go to www.councilforthearts.net.

Etchings
Etchings by Anne Finucane will be on display. Exhibit continues through Monday, Jan. 14. Adams County Arts Council, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, Pa. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 717-334-5006.

Still Life: The Painted Image
An exhibit of realistic still life paintings by contemporary artists, some traditional and some more innovative. Exhibit continues through Sunday, Jan. 30. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727.

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.

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.

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.

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