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by TARA REILLY | December 18, 2003 The City of Hagerstown received two state grants totaling $70,000 for revitalization projects, including a $50,000 grant that will help the Washington County Arts Council pay for a new Arts Center. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s office announced the grants Wednesday. The grants are part of the Maryland Community Legacy program. The Community Legacy Program is designed to assist urban neighborhoods, suburban communities and small towns in revitalization efforts.
December 29, 2012
Events during the week leading up to Christmas so sadden my heart that I couldn't do a “Christmas wishes” column last week. However, so many of my friends responded to my request for their personal Christmas and New Years wishes that I'll try to get at least a taste of their thoughts into this column. I've divided the responses into categories - so here goes. Under the heading of safety and education for our children Wayne Ridenour responded with, “My wish would be that our children are safe and that we continue to support them as a community as much as is humanly possible.” Elizabeth Paul echoed that sentiment: “Like all of us right now after these horrifying shootings, I wish for peace.
By Kristin Wilson | April 23, 2006
If art can make people's lives better, then Kevin Moriarty has the power to improve the quality of life for the greater Washington County area. As the executive director of the Washington County Arts Council, Moriarty said he sees it as his job to "enrich the social, economic, cultural and educational environment" of the Washington County community. "I feel that bringing the experience of art into people's lives is an inherent good," Moriarty said. "Sometimes art is a language that works for people when other languages don't.
October 18, 2006
Celebrating the arts, locally To the editor: The Washington County Arts Council was born on Oct. 25, 1967, when citizens interested in the arts met at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts to discuss ways to encourage the arts locally. The Arts Council thus was formed to aid and advise the cultural arts in Washington County and to integrate the arts into the total life of the communities it serves. Maryland was one of the first states in the nation to create a state council for the arts, when the General Assembly enacted legislation declaring it "the policy of the state to strive to create a nurturing climate for the arts" and recognizing that the arts are a vital part of Maryland's culture and heritage.
September 27, 2000
Federal building is a work of art for art's sake By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - A building that is virtually a work of art may become the center for the arts community in the Eastern Panhandle. continued The 105-year-old former U.S. District Courthouse and post office on King Street, which closed to the public in the early 1960s, may re-open as the new home for the Boarman Arts Center, which for 15 years has been at the corner of King and Queen streets.
By SHADAE PAUL | Special to The Herald-Mail | August 25, 2012
Retirement for Andrew Sussman is not an end, but a beginning. Sussman, 61, of Waynesboro, Pa., will retire from his position as executive director of the Cumberland Valley School of Music in Chambersburg. The last day of his 18-year career with the school is Friday, Aug. 31. Sussman's path to becoming the executive director of the CVSM was a journey. Growing up, he always loved music and learning to play new instruments. After graduating from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, he spent six years traveling abroad visiting more than 50 countries including South Africa, Denmark, Ireland, India and Pakistan.
by Tom Riford | April 5, 2007
Special to the Daily Mail 2007 is shaping up to be a great year for tourism. Also, the newest CVB publications are being well received, including the latest Hagerstown-Washington County Visitors Guide, the newest Calendar of Events, the Walking Tour of Hidden Historic Hagerstown, and the very popular Bike Map and Brochure. The Visitors Guide is bigger and better than ever, and has already attracted a lot of attention. I was very interested to see the State of Maryland's annual report on the impact of Arts on the State and also on Western Maryland.
by DAVE McMILLION | April 29, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - It's been held all around Shepherdstown through the years. Three or four churches hosted it, it was at the Shepherdstown Men's Club, the Entler Hotel, Shepherd University's Reynolds Hall, O'Hurley's General Store and even "several living rooms," said Joanie Blanton. Each September, traditional music fans eagerly await the Upper Potomac Dulcimer Fest, which offers a weekend of workshops and performances to celebrate the folk instrument and related music, said Blanton, who started the festival in 1988.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | March 22, 2012
An early meeting about an arts organization forming in the Waynesboro area generated feedback Thursday about youths, participation, exposure and existing resources. “We're really ready to go to the public and talk about the possibility of an arts alliance of the greater Waynesboro area,” said Andrew Sussman of the Cumberland Valley School of Music. Vision 2015 hired a Kansas-based consultant, John Divine, to work on plans for an arts alliance. “As a community, to be successful in anything you do, it has to be your decisions, your commitment and your buy-ins,” Divine said.
By DON AINES | April 3, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- One might think the arts would be one of the most progressive segments of society in terms of the advancement of women and minorities, but the walls of many major galleries are dominated by the works of white men, as are the halls of power in Hollywood, according to a woman wearing a gorilla mask. Who was that mysterious masked woman at Wilson College for Arts Day on Wednesday? She used the name "Frida Kahlo," but that was a nom de guerre for this Guerrilla Girl, whom like other members of her group, uses the name of a deceased female artist.
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