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BY TIFFANY ARNOLD | | January 21, 2011
This spring, Erin Mettille and Carolyn Snyder will discuss the fruits of their art history research at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. — a pretty big deal for a couple of high school students. And they'll be in good company. Carolyn, a senior at Boonsboro High School, and Erin, a sophomore at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, are studying the history of fine art as part of the National Gallery's High School Seminar. The competitive program, which began in October, provides regional students with an introduction to the world of art history.
August 31, 2009
Officials at Hagerstown Community College recently announced that several faculty members received promotions. Joan Bontempo, instructor, art appreciation/art history, was promoted to assistant professor. Christopher Lewis, assistant professor, mathematics, was promoted to associate professor. James Niessner, instructor, developmental English, was promoted to assistant professor. Thomas Seward, assistant professor, foreign language, was promoted to associate professor.
by WANDA T. WILLIAMS | August 15, 2004 HAGERSTOWN - As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin, Joseph Ruzicka was on the road to becoming a doctor. "I never intended to go into art history," Ruzicka said. "I was on a pre-med track. Then one year, I took a Renaissance to modern art class and that was it. " The "it" was an insatiable desire to pursue a professional career in art history and museum work. Looking back on his life, Ruzicka said his early childhood also played a role in his decision to switch career paths.
August 23, 2009
Cally Brandt graduated summa cum laude in May from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with two bachelor of arts degrees in ancient studies and art history. She was co-salutatorian of her class. A Humanities Scholar and member of the Honors College, she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in the fall of her senior year. After studying abroad in Rome, she decided to focus on the history of art and architecture. She also spent three weeks in Pylos, on the west coast of the Greek Peloponnese, to participate in an archaeological field school.
March 3, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer The 100 portraits, landscapes and still-lifes on display at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts share a common thread: All were created by American women between the 1850s and the 1930s, a period from which women's art is extremely hard to find. Maryland first lady Frances Hughes Glendening spent Sunday afternoon at the museum for the exhibition's kickoff. "This, today, is a very special day for me," said Glendening, the honorary chairwoman for the exhibit.
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 16, 2002 It's unlikely that you'll be a sculptor if you don't like the squish of clay between your fingers. Kids had a chance to test clay and other media at Saturday's family arts festival at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown City Park. "Today, we're just playing with clay and getting the feel of it," said Hilda Eiber, who teaches a weekly arts class for ages 6 to 12. "It's a nice experience. ... Some kids feel like they don't like it. " Eiber was colorful as she stood watch over her table.
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | April 17, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Rebecca Massie Lane has been hired as the new director of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts effective Aug. 1. "I am eager to begin," Lane said in a press release accepting the position. "I look forward to learning more about Washington County, to meeting people in the community and to developing arts programming that will uplift and inspire. I'm very honored to have been selected as the next director of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. " Lane currently is the director of the Sweet Briar (Va.)
August 29, 2011
Joan Bontempo, an assistant professor of art appreciation/art history and the coordinator of the art department at Hagerstown Community College, is exhibiting five ceramic mixed-media sculptures at ArtSpace in Herndon, Va. Bontempo, who graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1977, was one of 11 artists invited to participate in the “Sons and Daughters of the Golden Dome” exhibit, which features works by professors and graduates of...
July 9, 2005
Gleason-Block Gabriella Dianne Block and Richard James Gleason were married Friday, July 9, 2004, at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Hagerstown. The bride is the daughter of Carol and Thomas A. Block Jr. of Falling Waters, W.Va. The bridegroom is the son of Robert and Kathy Gleason of Blackwood, N.J. The bride is a 1997 graduate of Hedgesville High School and a 2002 graduate of West Virginia University. She received a bachelor of fine arts degree in printmaking with a minor in art history.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts | February 16, 2012
Located in an honored place in the U.S. Capitol is a monumental bust of Abraham Lincoln. It was sculpted in 1908 from a single block of marble by the artist Gutzon Borglum (1867-1941), best known for his colossal Mount Rushmore sculpture. The Lincoln bust was donated by Eugene Meyer Jr. The pedestal was specially designed in a funerary style by the sculptor. Later bronze casts of the bust are in the collections of the White House, the Chicago Historical Society, the College of the City of New York, the Tomb of Lincoln in Springfield, Ill., and the University of California, Berkeley, Calif.
May 29, 2013
Art in the Hallway sale Artwork by John Neal Mullican is on display through 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 . Ceramics at Hood The work of two ceramic artists, Emily Perlet and Angela Suehr, on display. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Sunday, June 2. Hodson Gallery, Tatem Arts Center, Hood College, 998 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. Email . Form & Spirit Morgan Ballard's paintings are on display through Tuesday, June 4. Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., downtown Hagerstown.
By MARIE GILBERT | | February 20, 2013
You can't always judge a book by its author. But if that book is written by Alyson Richman, there's a good chance the storyline will be woven around art. She has told the tale of a young Japanese man who studied with the Impressionists in Paris, has explored the complexities of Vincent Van Gogh and focused on the resilience of the human spirit in a best-selling love story about a painter who survived the Holocaust. That she uses art as a theme isn't surprising, once you know Richman's background.
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