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February 4, 2013
Hagerstown City Councilman Lewis Metzner attended a student art reception Dec. 15 for Romanian artist Elleny Pendefunda at Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery Inc. in downtown Hagerstown.
LIFESTYLE
December 20, 2012
Mary Singing, left, from Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery Inc. in Hagerstown, taught an art class Dec. 2 for members of the Hagerstown YMCA Achievers.  For more information, call 301-791-6191, send an email to ronlytle3@netzero.net or go to www.csagi.org.
LIFESTYLE
July 25, 2012
On July 14, Beatrice Moulin had her first solo art exhibit since graduating from the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. Moulin fell in love with anime, a style of animation, when she was young. She taught herself how to draw with guidance from her mom. In high school, she took technical drawing, which spawned her love of architecture. She recently graduated from the University of the District of Columbia with a Bachelor's of Science in architecture. She is the new after-school program director for Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery Inc.
LIFESTYLE
January 26, 2011
SMITHSBURG — The Fourth Wall Film Festival, scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Hagerstown Community College, has been canceled. For more information, call Ashley Hutson, branch manager of Smithsburg Library, at 301-824-7722.
EDUCATION
February 28, 2011
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Music and Art in our Schools Month, Boonsboro Middle School will present the 2011 Celebration of the Arts on Thursday, March 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.   The public is invited to come see all the arts activities available for Boonsboro Middle students to experience. Activities and displays will include a student art and technology show, band, orchestra and chorus performances, and dance demonstrations.
OPINION
By DAVID HANLIN | May 31, 2011
A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about the arts community being an engine for economic revitalization in downtown Hagerstown. Not only did the column identify the tremendous potential for the arts to create jobs, but it challenged the arts community to do a better job of coordinating its efforts, and to make creation of jobs at restaurants and stores a top priority. I received quite a bit of feedback from readers, mostly affirming my opinion. The arts are struggling for survival.
NEWS
November 30, 1999
Auditions for 'Pure as the Driven Snow' CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ? Chambersburg Community Theatre will hold open auditions for the melodrama "Pure as the Driven Snow. " Director Paul Keifman is looking for five men between the ages of late teens and 60, and eight women between the ages of mid-teens and 60. No previous stage experience or preparation is necessary; actors will be asked to read from the script. Auditions will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St. The show runs in March.
EDUCATION
February 22, 2012
Three students from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts have been named regional winners in the 2012 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program. The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers named Ty Fitchet a Gold Key winner for his photograph, “Broke Idea.” In the design category, Caitlin McPherson received a Silver Key for her design, “The Stroke of an Artist.” Receiving honorable mention was Esther Chin for her drawing, “Thoughts of...
NEWS
August 20, 2013
One Mountain Foundation will present the inaugural Gathering of the Arts at Lake Royer at Lakeside Hall on the former Fort Ritchie Army Base in Cascade. The event will be Saturday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The show will feature two- and three-dimensional juried art. The Sept. 7 event will be an opening of the two-day show with a reception for the artists. Admission is $20 and will include wine, coffee, tea and light fare.  The admission for Sept.
NEWS
May 18, 2012
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Fifth marking period Distinguished honor roll Grade nine - Corey Householder, Darina Kantsavenka, Julia Muller, Giovanna Papa Grade 10 - Alexandra Faulkner, Amanda Harrast, Natalie Kauffman, Julia Martirano, Kylee Sherbert, Phoebe Snyder, Shelby Tugwell Grade 11 - Tyler Fitchet, David Hills, Ariana Seidman Grade 12 ...
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OPINION
By ART CALLAHAM | September 8, 2013
This Syria “thing” really has me perplexed. Really, it has me frightened. I'm frightened because our nation and our nation's leaders do not seem to have a direction or a plan to deal with this international crisis. First, if we are to believe our intelligence agencies and world news reports, Syrians used chemical weapons two years ago during their “civil war.” International and domestic news agencies reported this incident (or according to some reports “incidents”). At that time, it was debatable as to whether the chemical weapons were used by the seated government of Syria or by the “rebel” forces seeking to overthrow the seated government.  I have used the word “seated” to define the government in power, although there is no evidence, that I have uncovered, that the seated government was elected.
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NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | September 2, 2013
The sounds of gospel music filled the air at Doub's Woods Park Sunday afternoon during a fundraiser for the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc. in Hagerstown. About seven groups performed and money was raised for the school through donations, said Ron Lytle, chief executive officer of the school on West Franklin Street. The school offers free art classes to youths and serves 300 to 500 youths a year, Lytle said. He said previously that he believes it is important to expose youths to art education because it helps them in other subjects.
OPINION
September 1, 2013
Several weeks ago in this space appeared a column titled “We're leavin' this (city, county, state).” By the end of that week, I received responses by the score. Most, not all, were very positive, recognizing that my aim in the column was to point out how much negativity and how many baseless threats about leaving are spread through our community. Oftentimes, these threats and negative comments are based on someone's perception with little regard to fact. I generally refer to these comments as “the grass is always greener on the other side” syndrome.
OPINION
By ART CALLAHAM | August 25, 2013
Earlier this year, I wrote a couple of columns about U.S. presidents. In those columns, I went from Washington to Lincoln. So, here's a new edition spanning the administrations of Andrew Johnson through Grover Cleveland. That's eight administrations, but only seven presidents (that apparent discrepancy is a story in itself).  As I mentioned in earlier columns, many of my facts, quotes and opinions come from a wonderful book titled “Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents” by Cormac O'Brien.   Andrew Johnson, sometimes call “King Andy” or “Sir Veto” because of his penchant for directing government - with or without congressional approval - was never “elected” president.
NEWS
August 24, 2013
In mid-July, Meritus Medical Center unveiled ArtWalk, a series of photographic art from GlowArtworks featured on the first floor of the hospital. The art features photos of nature, including starfish, flowers and produce. It was placed to enhance the patient, visitor and employee experience while at the medical center. Ryan Smith, producer and art consultant for GlowArtworks said, “Here at GlowArtworks, we are thrilled to be a part of such a positive artwork and health initiative.
NEWS
August 20, 2013
One Mountain Foundation will present the inaugural Gathering of the Arts at Lake Royer at Lakeside Hall on the former Fort Ritchie Army Base in Cascade. The event will be Saturday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The show will feature two- and three-dimensional juried art. The Sept. 7 event will be an opening of the two-day show with a reception for the artists. Admission is $20 and will include wine, coffee, tea and light fare.  The admission for Sept.
OPINION
By ART CALLAHAM | August 18, 2013
I was sure the “speed camera” issue was going to get the usual number of “pooh hoohs” from the usual suspects who are against anything and everything. A good friend of mine told me that “if you have six loud people against anything here in Washington County, you have a majority.” It took me a moment to process that truism; but, I only had to remember the new medical facility issue, some truck stop proposals, and almost anything dealing with land use to see the truth in my friend's statement.
LIFESTYLE
By ANNE CHOVEY | Special to The Herald-Mail | August 18, 2013
Don't mistakenly call Flying Pie Co. a pizza shop. This one is more special than that - it makes pies. The company's Potomac Street location has seen a bunch of other restaurants come and go, but I think this one might just stick around for a while. My friends, Pap Ricka and Mack Aroni, recently invited me to join them for dinner. As with previous versions of the restaurant, there are two sections to the place. We entered through the door on the right into the bar area. We wanted dinner, so we didn't stop, but it was inviting enough to contemplate future after-work stops for a beer.
NEWS
August 15, 2013
Waynesboro resident and artist Marjorie Tressler will be painting and demonstrating her craft Saturday at the “Small Town Hosts Big City Art” gallery at 50 W. Main St. Her efforts are part of another busy weekend in downtown Waynesboro as part of Destination ARTS!  Music, art and dramatic readings are included in the free entertainment at various indoor and outdoor locations Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. through Oct. 27. For more information about Destination ARTS!
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2013
Potomac River Artists' Guild Members of the Potomac River Artist Guild exhibit their paintings. Exhibit concludes Sunday, Aug. 18. Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Go to www.berkeleyartswv.org . 'Let's See ...' Paintings by Council for the Arts students are on display. The works will include a variety of media. Exhibit continues through Friday, Aug. 30. Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883. Juried exhibition Twenty-two works by 15 regional artists are on display through Friday, Aug. 30. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. Hood College's Hodson Gallery in Tatem Arts Center, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, Md. Email farcus@hood.edu . Photography Exhibit featuring the works of photographer Stefanie Boss.
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