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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 23, 2012
Some of the most popular pieces in Sunday's Art from the Heart fundraiser came from first-time artists. One-name artists like Reno, Chief and Woody provided canvases splashed with acrylic paint for the fundraiser benefiting the Franklin County (Pa.) 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center. They might not be well-known in the art world, but they are beloved at the riding center. With assistance from their human handlers and nontoxic paint, Reno, Chief, Woody and the five other program horses did paintings for the auction.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | February 24, 2008
In an art world increasingly prettied-up with digital processing, nationally known nature photographer Tony Zizzi is a dinosaur. "I'm still analog - still silver-based (film)," he said by phone from his home near Carlisle, Pa. "But if you look at the clarity and the resolution of my work, you'll see why I don't think I can do better with digital. " Zizzi's old-school, film-based images will be included in a seven-artist show at Benjamin Art Gallery in Hagerstown. The show, "Eclectico," opens in March and also features oil paintings by Lori Eubanks and Dennis Blalock, ceramic art by Sara Knox, sculpture by H.I. Gates and Sinclair Hamilton and acrylic paintings by Leslie Norris.
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by KEVIN CLAPP | August 15, 2002
kevinc@herald-mail.com As a student at Shepherd College more than a decade ago, Don Ramirez was steeped in the work of the school's professors, including Rhonda J. Smith and Sonya Evanisko. With gallery space at his fingertips, Ramirez decided now was a good time to say thanks for their influence by shining a light on their art. Shepherd professors Smith, Evanisko and Barbara Chapman have work on display at The Blue Elephant Art Center through August 25. Shepherd graduate Kristy Cherry collaborated with Evanisko on some of the 40-odd pieces at the Frederick, Md., gallery.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | May 27, 2010
HALFWAY -- Using a hot-blue flame of gas, artist Jamie Bausman torches the top of a clear glass rod into a taffy-like consistency. He heats the red rod, using its tip to "paint" color onto the end of the clear glass, which by now has slumped into a bulbous glob. In 20 minutes or so, Bausman has transformed four rods of glass into a patriotic heart pendant. And he did it all from the back porch of his Hagers-town home and studio. Bausman will be working this weekend from a different sort of venue: Halfway Park Days.
NEWS
June 21, 2007
Magazine features county museum The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is featured in the Summer 2007 edition of Antiques & Fine Arts magazines. The article titled "The Gem in the Park: The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts" highlights the museum's 75-year history and world-class collection. The article, written by Curatorial Coordinator Meg Dameron, is complimented by color photos of the museum's building and collection. Antiques & Fine Art is one of the most widely circulated magazines in the art world, and it is a privilege for the museum to be featured in it. In the past year the museum and its collection have been the subject of several articles in national fine art magazines, including American Art Review, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Antiques & Fine Art magazine.
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by KEVIN CLAPP | January 23, 2003
kevinc@herald-mail.com Inside the small, extremely cold North Market Street gallery, smooth jazz emanates from a radio. Lining the walls are a series of paintings, some with overt religious messages, others lighter, like a portrait of Marilyn Monroe. On a couch are two fluffy pillows and a throw, each covered in a zebra's black and white stripes. And in this simple artistic haven roams the Zebra Man. "This is me. This is real," says Carl Butler, fingers intertwined and resting on his stomach.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | January 6, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - The mission - to create a work of art based on the theme "Winter in Hagerstown. " The task presented for the children's art contest at the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc. helped area students, including Jasmine Thompson, learn to express that which is familiar to them through art. Jasmine, 17, recently moved to Hagerstown after living in the Silver Spring and Gaithersburg, Md., areas. She set out to create a found object piece depicting an idyllic snow-covered house she had seen in Hagerstown.
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by KRISTIN WILSON | October 27, 2005
kristinw@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Jewelry designers Chris Niles and Carol Allen have something in common with the Shepherdstown arts festival they plan to be a part of this weekend: they are both "emerging" in the art world. The first Potomac Arts Festival will kick off Saturday, Oct. 29, riding the coattails of the annual American Conservation Film Festival. The arts festival will take place concurrently with the film festival at the National Conservation Training Center near Shepherdstown.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | January 5, 2008
HAGERSTOWN ? The mission ? to create a work of art based on the theme "Winter in Hagerstown. " The task presented for the children's art contest at the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc. helped area students including Jasmine Thompson learn to express that which is familiar to them through art. Jasmine, 17, recently moved to Hagerstown after living in the Silver Spring and Gaithersburg, Md., areas. She set out to create a found object piece depicting an idyllic snow-covered house she had seen in Hagerstown.
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Washington County Museum of Fine Arts | January 11, 2013
Special to The Herald-Mail American author and humorist Mark Twain describes the human urge to treasure hunt in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer": "There comes a time in every rightly-constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure. " Collectors and treasure seekers hope against hope that they will be the lucky one who discovers a truly valuable object that will allow them to retire - as did the gentleman from Tulsa, Okla., whose rhinoceros horn carvings were recently valued at more than $1 million during PBS' "Antiques Road Show.
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Washington County Museum of Fine Arts | January 11, 2013
Special to The Herald-Mail American author and humorist Mark Twain describes the human urge to treasure hunt in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer": "There comes a time in every rightly-constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure. " Collectors and treasure seekers hope against hope that they will be the lucky one who discovers a truly valuable object that will allow them to retire - as did the gentleman from Tulsa, Okla., whose rhinoceros horn carvings were recently valued at more than $1 million during PBS' "Antiques Road Show.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 23, 2012
Some of the most popular pieces in Sunday's Art from the Heart fundraiser came from first-time artists. One-name artists like Reno, Chief and Woody provided canvases splashed with acrylic paint for the fundraiser benefiting the Franklin County (Pa.) 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center. They might not be well-known in the art world, but they are beloved at the riding center. With assistance from their human handlers and nontoxic paint, Reno, Chief, Woody and the five other program horses did paintings for the auction.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | May 27, 2010
HALFWAY -- Using a hot-blue flame of gas, artist Jamie Bausman torches the top of a clear glass rod into a taffy-like consistency. He heats the red rod, using its tip to "paint" color onto the end of the clear glass, which by now has slumped into a bulbous glob. In 20 minutes or so, Bausman has transformed four rods of glass into a patriotic heart pendant. And he did it all from the back porch of his Hagers-town home and studio. Bausman will be working this weekend from a different sort of venue: Halfway Park Days.
NEWS
By CHRIS COPLEY | February 24, 2008
In an art world increasingly prettied-up with digital processing, nationally known nature photographer Tony Zizzi is a dinosaur. "I'm still analog - still silver-based (film)," he said by phone from his home near Carlisle, Pa. "But if you look at the clarity and the resolution of my work, you'll see why I don't think I can do better with digital. " Zizzi's old-school, film-based images will be included in a seven-artist show at Benjamin Art Gallery in Hagerstown. The show, "Eclectico," opens in March and also features oil paintings by Lori Eubanks and Dennis Blalock, ceramic art by Sara Knox, sculpture by H.I. Gates and Sinclair Hamilton and acrylic paintings by Leslie Norris.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | January 6, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - The mission - to create a work of art based on the theme "Winter in Hagerstown. " The task presented for the children's art contest at the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc. helped area students, including Jasmine Thompson, learn to express that which is familiar to them through art. Jasmine, 17, recently moved to Hagerstown after living in the Silver Spring and Gaithersburg, Md., areas. She set out to create a found object piece depicting an idyllic snow-covered house she had seen in Hagerstown.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | January 5, 2008
HAGERSTOWN ? The mission ? to create a work of art based on the theme "Winter in Hagerstown. " The task presented for the children's art contest at the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc. helped area students including Jasmine Thompson learn to express that which is familiar to them through art. Jasmine, 17, recently moved to Hagerstown after living in the Silver Spring and Gaithersburg, Md., areas. She set out to create a found object piece depicting an idyllic snow-covered house she had seen in Hagerstown.
NEWS
June 21, 2007
Magazine features county museum The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is featured in the Summer 2007 edition of Antiques & Fine Arts magazines. The article titled "The Gem in the Park: The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts" highlights the museum's 75-year history and world-class collection. The article, written by Curatorial Coordinator Meg Dameron, is complimented by color photos of the museum's building and collection. Antiques & Fine Art is one of the most widely circulated magazines in the art world, and it is a privilege for the museum to be featured in it. In the past year the museum and its collection have been the subject of several articles in national fine art magazines, including American Art Review, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Antiques & Fine Art magazine.
NEWS
by KRISTIN WILSON | October 27, 2005
kristinw@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Jewelry designers Chris Niles and Carol Allen have something in common with the Shepherdstown arts festival they plan to be a part of this weekend: they are both "emerging" in the art world. The first Potomac Arts Festival will kick off Saturday, Oct. 29, riding the coattails of the annual American Conservation Film Festival. The arts festival will take place concurrently with the film festival at the National Conservation Training Center near Shepherdstown.
NEWS
by KEVIN CLAPP | January 23, 2003
kevinc@herald-mail.com Inside the small, extremely cold North Market Street gallery, smooth jazz emanates from a radio. Lining the walls are a series of paintings, some with overt religious messages, others lighter, like a portrait of Marilyn Monroe. On a couch are two fluffy pillows and a throw, each covered in a zebra's black and white stripes. And in this simple artistic haven roams the Zebra Man. "This is me. This is real," says Carl Butler, fingers intertwined and resting on his stomach.
NEWS
by KEVIN CLAPP | August 15, 2002
kevinc@herald-mail.com As a student at Shepherd College more than a decade ago, Don Ramirez was steeped in the work of the school's professors, including Rhonda J. Smith and Sonya Evanisko. With gallery space at his fingertips, Ramirez decided now was a good time to say thanks for their influence by shining a light on their art. Shepherd professors Smith, Evanisko and Barbara Chapman have work on display at The Blue Elephant Art Center through August 25. Shepherd graduate Kristy Cherry collaborated with Evanisko on some of the 40-odd pieces at the Frederick, Md., gallery.
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