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By JULIE E. GREENE | October 19, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - When Melanie Brownsmith became pregnant, she wanted to continue painting, but without having the chemicals around her or her children. So she turned to digitally painting photographs, using Corel Painter and Corel Paint Shop Pro. Brownsmith had been a wedding photographer and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from then-named Shepherd College, so she combined photography and painting. Several of Brownsmith's landscapes and cityscapes will be on display in the Jean Heiler Gallery at the Old Opera House, 204 N. George St., from Friday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 2. Some of the works are painted photographs and some are unaltered photographs.
by ALICIA NOTARIANNI | January 26, 2007
Jeanean Songco Martin stood with her left eye open and her right eye squeezed tightly shut. One of her arms projected straight ahead, her hand wielding a long, skinny paintbrush, as she deemed the size of an onion. "I'm closing one eye, just like Popeye. I'm choosing the top of the onion as a unit of measurement. It'll be my center of interest and everything else will branch out," Songco Martin said. "Onions are one of my favorite things to paint. They're almost like looking at skin with all those great undertones.
BY KATE COLEMAN | May 20, 2002 Artist Kevin Holder says he paints a lot of jazz pieces. "The attitude of the musicians emanates when they play," he says. Holder, 39, also has painted a blues piece. "Blues Infusion," an oil painting, was commissioned for the 7th Annual Western Maryland Blues Fest. [See story on page E1.] "I had a lot of fun painting the piece," he says. Part of the mission of the blues fest is to include the local arts community, says Barbara Spicher, executive director of the Washington County Arts Council.
by ANDREA ROWLAND | October 2, 2003 Hagerstown native Carly Churchey has acted in plays in 45 states and overseas - but performing at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., was a career highlight, she says. "It was absolutely incredible," says Churchey, 24, who is the daughter of Patti Churchey-Friend and Don Churchey, both of Hagerstown. Carly Churchey played "Lucy," the lead female role in VSA Arts Playwright Discovery Award program's production of "Diamond in the Rough" on Monday, Sept.
March 19, 2011
FROSTBURG, Md. — At the 137th commencement ceremonies at Frostburg State University in December, the following area residents were among the nearly 400 total candidates for degrees: Jared Acre of Smithsburg, bachelor of science in business administration. Thomas Adams of Williamsport, bachelor of science in international studies. Travus Borek of Frederick, Md., bachelor of science in business administration. Jason Bosiacki of Boonsboro, bachelor of science in biology.
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | March 12, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. -- The idea for "Portraits of Ireland" surfaced four years ago, when Maureen Gately had her broken leg propped near a photo book on a coffee table. "People asked me how I was going to go about combining photos with dance," Gately said in a recent interview with The Herald-Mail. But it seems she has made it work. Artistic director of the Teelin Irish Dance Company, Gately -- long healed from her broken leg -- said her dancers are ready to perform their latest version of "Portraits of Ireland" Saturday at the Weinberg Center for the Arts.
March 11, 2012
JACKSON, Miss.  - The Belhaven University Athletic Department celebrated the achievements of its student-athletes during the Excellence in Athletics Day Feb. 9 at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. This semi-annual event is held to honor students who excel in both athletics and academics. More than 100 students were recognized for earning a 3.0 grade-point average for the past semester. Paul Kassab of Frederick, Md. , was honored during the program. Kassab is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science and is on the Blazers' baseball team.
March 1, 2001
Satisfying a hunger for a career change By KATE COLEMAN Susan Maye knew she wanted to study art after she graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1975. She didn't know that would lead to working on major motion pictures. Maye, 43, of Richmond, Va., recently completed work on "Hearts in Atlantis," a film starring Anthony Hopkins, expected to be released this year. Before that she worked on another Hopkins film - "Hannibal," the sequel to "Silence of the Lambs," Hopkins' 1991 Academy-Award winning thriller.
by PEPPER BALLARD | May 25, 2003 After discovering she was a "pathetic" legal secretary, Nora Roberts ditched the clerical suits and picked up writing, a job that finally "lit her up. " The best-selling romantic fiction author, who lives in Keedysville, challenged 438 graduating Shepherd College students Saturday to find the same excitement in the lives they make for themselves. "When you close this chapter of your life today, do so with respect for what came before and anticipation of what comes next," Roberts said.
October 28, 2007
Wine-Schiano di Cola Sabrina Kaye Schiano di Cola and Matthew David Wine were married Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Christ Lutheran Church in Hagerstown. The bride is the daughter of Raimondo and Lori Schiano di Cola of Hagerstown. The bridegroom is the son of David and Rebecca Wine of Concord, N.C. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Smithsburg High School and received a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Shepherd University in 2007.
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