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NEWS
July 14, 2009
In May, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown held its annual benefactors reception. The event was to thank museum donors who contributed to the museum during the past year. The theme of this year's event was "Children's Art Education" and focused on the museum's school for the arts, offering classes year-round for adults and those ages 2 and older. To get the art students involved, the museum offered a contest. The winning artwork, selected by the museum's board of trustees, became the artwork on the invitation to the event.
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NEWS
by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | January 2, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Leaders of a Berkeley County organization formed to support regional artists, public awareness of the arts and related causes for young people have voted to donate the group's financial assets to The Arts Centre in Martinsburg, Arts Centre Program Director Shelley Aikens announced Thursday. The Evans Run Art Association was founded in 1975 and was led for many years by Nancy J. Rodig, who died in June 2003, at the age of 76. Rodig named the organization in 1975 after the stream that flowed near her home off Evans Run Drive in the Pike View Acres subdivision south of Martinsburg, officials said.
EDUCATION
June 10, 2013
Students from Smithsburg Middle School were inducted into the inaugural Junior Art Honor Society in March.   The honor society provides students in grades six through nine with recognition for outstanding ability and interest in art. The program engages students' artistic expression in middle and high school, and encourages their application to and participation in the National Art Honor Society.  The National Art Education Association launched...
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 24, 2008
When she became the director of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Rebecca Massie Lane said it was as though she were handed a gem - one that she wants everyone to see shine. Lane officially began her duties Aug. 1 as the director of Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. As director, Lane is in charge of managing the museum's day-to-day operations and giving the museum a sense of direction, said board member William G. Plavcan, who was board president during the hiring process.
NEWS
November 19, 2005
Head-Distad Dr. Jeffrey and Kimberly Head of Thurmont, Md., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lauren Head, to Bradley Distad, son of Ed and Bonnie Distad of Hagerstown. Miss Head is a 1999 graduate of Catoctin High School, received a bachelor's degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., and is pursuing a master's degree in art education at the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore. She is employed as an art teacher at Northern Middle School in Hagerstown.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | September 29, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The public got a glimpse Wednesday of a "rich and powerful" Center for Contemporary Arts which is slated to be built on the west campus of Shepherd University. Shepherd wants to build a new arts center for many reasons. First, the school is running out of room for its arts programs and some of them are being operated out of buildings other than the Frank Center, said Rhonda Smith, coordinator of the university's printing program.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | December 12, 2005
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. charlestown@herald-mail.com Caroline Cardwell, the new executive director of Shepherdstown Day Care Center, has plenty to consider as she begins her tenure. The local day care center along River Road is a popular facility and there are waiting lists for all ages. To help the center deal with growth, a new wing is being constructed that will give the center two more infant classrooms, two additional 2-year-old classrooms, a resource center and other facilities, Cardwell said.
NEWS
December 5, 2000
'The Grinch' delivers By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Rick Renn wanted to do something special for his first Christmas as postmaster of the Fayetteville Post Office. He came up with the idea of having a mural painted on the front plate glass windows of the office at 4025 Lincoln Way East. Since the postal service is using the Hollywood movie based on the Dr. Theodore Seuss story about "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" in its holiday promotions, Renn chose it as the theme for his mural.
NEWS
May 10, 2010
The Mary K. Bowman Historical and Fine Arts Fund at the Community Foundation of Washington County MD Inc. announced and presented grants awards of nearly $48,000 to local nonprofits. The Bowman Historical and Fine Arts Fund is an endowment for promoting preservation, fine arts and history in Washington County. The fund was established by the trustees of the Mary K. Bowman Fine Arts and Historical Trust when they decided to dissolve the trust and turn the assets over to the Community Foundation.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | April 28, 2011
Kayla Monroe had the crowd going Thursday night during "An Evening of the Arts" at Hagerstown Community College. The event was held to showcase student artwork such as painting, ceramics, sculpture and photography, but Monroe stole the show with a stand-up comedy routine during a "poetry slam" in the school's student center. After her routine, Monroe said she was studying biology at HCC but has now decided to devote her life to comedy. Monroe said she was inspired to try comedy after watching her brother, Corey Monroe, perform comedy routines in venues like the Improv and The Comedy Store.
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