April 6, 2007
Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc., a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is seeking donations of art supplies such as watercolor, acrylic and oil paints, linseed oil, paint brushes, easels, tabletop and drawing easels, drawing paper, clay, markers, crayon, pencil, ink and color pencils. Bring donations to Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc., 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
December 13, 2009
HAGERSTOWN --Â Students at Hagerstown Children's School recently collected school materials to donate to the education system of Ghana, West Africa. Students at the school on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown collected more than 1,000 items, including pencils, crayons, paper, glue sticks and various art supplies, according to an e-mailed news release. They also took in spare change to pay for the shipment of the materials, according to the release from the private preschool and kindergarten, which serves students ages 2 to 5. The school recently partnered with Erin Ruff, a senior at the University of Colorado who is studying abroad in Ghana.
December 8, 2011
Heritage Academy was the winner of the Larry & Sons window-painting contest, according to a news release. In addition to Heritage Academy, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders from Broadfording Christian Academy and Shalom Christian Academy participated in the contest. Larry & Sons provided the art supplies for the fall-themed contest. The students' finished works were posted at www.larryandsons.com and an online vote was held. The public is invited to view the works in the business' office window at 301 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown.
August 21, 2000
Calendar Movie "The Crew" (PG-13) - Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Reynolds, Dan Hedaya and Seymour Cassel play four retired mobsters leading a quiet existence in a decaying residential hotel in Miami's posh South Beach section. When the hotel's owners scheme to squeeze the seniors out and attract a higher-paying clientele, the four hatch a own plan to save their home. Also starring Carrie-Anne Moss. 14th annual Safety Belt Poster Contest sponsored by GEICO Direct Entry deadline is Friday, Jan. 12. The contest, for public and private school students nationwide, is open to ages 6 to 15 as of Friday, Sept.
May 4, 2012
The art students of teacher Andy Iverson at Pangborn Elementary School recently participated in Project Smile. The purpose of Project Smile was to raise money and awareness for the charity Operation Smile. Operation Smile helps provide surgery for children who are born with cleft lip and other facial deformities. Through the help of a number of local companies, the school was able to provide prizes to the grade, class and students who raised the most funds. Prizes included art supplies, a pizza party and a reptile show.
December 7, 2008
WILLOW HILL, PA. -- Rachel Junkins doesn't use medical terms or complain when she explains why she can't use her arms or legs. "I just see it as how God made me," she said. In her 15 years of life, the disabilities have not stopped Rachel from doing much. She's always found a way, whether giving cheerleading, soccer, art, baseball or drama a try. "In her mind, she's not disabled. She's going to conquer the world," said Linda Plasterer, Rachel's aide at Fannett-Metal High School and her self-titled "adopted nana.
July 22, 2008
Seventeen artists SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Artworks by members of The Potomac River Artist's Guild are on display. Reception at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26. Exhibit continues through Sunday, July 27. Shepherdstown's War Memorial Building, corner of German and King streets. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Ceramic sculpture exhibits FREDERICK, Md. - Victoria Coulter and Callie Badorrek exhibit their sculptures.
July 22, 2005
New parents want everything to be just right for the arrival of their first born, with safety being a primary goal. Every precaution that can be taken will be, as long as the parents are aware of what they need to do. To protect little ones, homes are made baby-proof, and, in some cases, adult-proof. (Have you ever tried to open a cupboard with a child-safety latch on it? I finally figured it out - about the time my youngest entered kindergarten.) We buy the protective gadgets and we put questionable items on high shelves.
March 15, 2002
Take: Paint, glitter, glue, Play-Doh, tiny snippets of construction paper falling through chubby little fingers. Plus: The gleam in a child's eye as he creates. Equals: A masterpiece for the child and a MESS for mom. The thought of cleaning up after a young child's art session can make us hesitant to drag out the materials in the first place. But if we want our children to be creative, we need to give them an opportunity to create. Some organization and a little bit of instruction can go a long way in preventing both you and your child from being frustrated.
August 30, 2012
Making art is rarely a straight-line, orderly process. It's often messy, with false starts, erasures or revisions. Sometimes an artist starts with one idea, but changes to another as inspiration leads. But when a project is completed, it's often a joy to experience. That applies to Art in the Park, the annual family-oriented art festival, which will be from noon to dusk Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2, at Doub's Woods Park in Hagerstown. The event is organized by Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc. of Hagerstown.