May 12, 2013
More than 500 people wandered past the artworks of hundreds of Washington County middle and high school students during a reception Sunday at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, taking in works such as “Golden Eyes” and “This is Not the Death Star.” Those were two of the three first-place winners in the exhibit, which featured more than 1,100 works by county secondary students. A clay and acrylic bust, “Golden Eyes” was submitted by Nahja Collins and the orb-like clay “Death Star” by Jenna Baker, both students at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.
March 28, 2013
Artomatic, the destination art event that creates community, builds audience and expands economic development by transforming available space into a playground for artistic expression, is coming to Jefferson County, W.Va. AHA's first Artomatic@Jefferson Community Meeting will be 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in room 112 of the Center for Contemporary Arts, 92 West Campus Drive, at Shepherd University. AHA! is licensing the Washington, D.C., art event and will produce Artomatic@Jefferson in October 2013, with original art exhibits and events that showcase creative work in visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, music, dance and film.
February 7, 2013
Don Viar, visual arts coordinator for Washington County Public Schools, believes that “The Art Educators of Washington County” exhibit is about more than just art. “It allows art teachers to show their work, which is a rarity,” he said. “It shows that they are artists, not just teachers.” The show, which opened last weekend, will host an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Washington County Arts Council's new location, 34-36 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown.
January 9, 2013
Applications are being accepted through Jan. 15 for the Center for Artistically Talented Students, or C.A.T.S. program, for students in grades five to seven who have demonstrated an interest in one of the visual and performing arts: dance, vocal music, instrumental music, theater arts and visual arts. Students are invited to submit an application to participate in the program, which will be held at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The winter session for grade-five students will run from Feb. 9 through March 2. The spring session for students in grades six and seven will be held March 9, 16 and 23, and April 6. Applications are available at each middle school, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts and the Office of Fine Arts, 820 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.
November 11, 2012
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra enhanced the experience for concertgoers over the weekend by adding visual elements to its musical performances. For its masterworks concerts over the weekend at The Maryland Theatre, the orchestra wanted to bring local students into the process by having them create artwork to illustrate the music. MSO Music Director Elizabeth Schulze talked to Barbara Ingram School for the Arts students about the music of composers Antonio Vivaldi and Astor Piazzolla, whose works were featured in “A Soloist for All Seasons” concert Saturday and Sunday at the theater.
September 16, 2012
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts will offer and host the Center for Artistically Talented Students program for eighth-graders in Washington County on four Saturdays in October and November. Students with an interest in the visual and performing arts are invited to submit an application of interest to participate. The program will be presented with specific areas of focus in dance, vocal music, instrumental music, theater arts and visual arts. Students who apply must select a primary area of interest for the four-week session.
March 29, 2012
1. Harlem arts To celebrate the Harlem Renaissance, students of Martinsburg High School will present instrumental and vocal music, theater productions, dancing, visual arts, literary reading, language arts and more. Refreshments. 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Martinsburg High School, 701 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Free. Call 304-267-3530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . 2. Lenten music St. Andrew Presbyterian Church will present a cantata, “The Lenten Sketches,” with handbells, vocalists and ensembles.
March 25, 2012
Here are some of the things happening this week in Washington County Public Schools: Monday, March 26 Kindergarten registration for the 2012-13 school year. Call the school in your area for more information. Bester Elementary - Chat and Chew for parents, 8:30 a.m. E. Russell Hicks Middle - Grades posted on Edline Eastern Elementary - Lois Manfull nutrition class for third-graders, 12:30 p.m. Hancock Middle-Senior High - Book fair through March 30; student council blood drive in auditorium, 1 to 7 p.m. Northern Middle - Student Government Association walkathon fundraiser begins Pangborn Elementary - Spring individual and group pictures Tuesday, March 27 Middle and High School Orchestra Large Ensemble Festival at North Hagerstown High School, all day Bester Elementary - Judy Center meal planning, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Clear Spring Elementary - Spring pictures Clear Spring High - Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting, 8 a.m.; Young Life, 7:30 p.m. Eastern Elementary - Lois Manfull nutrition class for third-graders, 12:30 p.m. Old Forge Elementary - Chorus concert, 6:30 p.m.; science discovery for fourth and fifth grades Pleasant Valley Elementary - Chess Club, 2:15 p.m.; Good Citizens luncheon Sharpsburg Elementary - Visual/performing arts show Springfield Middle - STARS Breakfast, 7 a.m. ...
March 28, 2011
Since 1969, the national PTA Reflections Program has encouraged students across the nation and in American schools overseas to explore their artistic talents. The PTA Reflections Program is designed to enhance quality arts education for students in preschool through grade 12, encouraging them to create works of art in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography and the visual arts. More than 500,000 students participate through their local PTAs each year — millions over the course of the program’s 40 years.
January 14, 2011
Hagerstown Children's Theater announces the opening of the new, innovative Arts-Based Day Care and Preschool opening Monday, Jan. 24. The Creative Learning Center will feature a preschool curriculum that will offer music, Suzuki violin technique, keyboard, dance, creative movement, yoga, creative theater and puppetry as well as visual arts and the living arts. The curriculum will be based on the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. The center will have a strict class size and will offer spaces for ages 2 and 3. All of the teachers are professional, mature, child-centered educators with many years of experience working with children.