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July 22, 2008
Seventeen artists SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Artworks by members of The Potomac River Artist's Guild are on display. Reception at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26. Exhibit continues through Sunday, July 27. Shepherdstown's War Memorial Building, corner of German and King streets. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Ceramic sculpture exhibits FREDERICK, Md. - Victoria Coulter and Callie Badorrek exhibit their sculptures.
NEWS
June 3, 2004
The following Washington County students participated in the 2003-04 Reflections Program. Award of Distinction National Entries Jacob Amontree, Fountaindale School for the Arts, photography. Teddy Beachley, Fountaindale School for the Arts, literature. Megan Jaye, Smithsburg Middle, dance. Award of Merit Maryland State Entries Connor Abeles, Fountaindale School for the Arts, visual arts. Sophia Abeles, Fountaindale School for the Arts, literature.
NEWS
July 13, 2010
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Morgan Arts Council announces its second round of summer arts camps with visual arts for younger children and video plus visual arts for teens. Two sessions of a weeklong summer camp begin on Monday, July 19, and are held at the Ice House, corner of Independence and Mercer streets, in downtown Berkeley Springs. Animal Art Safari guides 6- to 9-year olds on an exploration of how animals influence art. Students will use wool fiber, clay, recycled materials, natural dyes and the water of Berkeley Springs as well as have fun with traditional stories and camp games.
NEWS
September 29, 2008
Student applications for the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, which is scheduled to open in August 2009, are now available. The five-page application packet contains information about the school's mission and vision, its programs in dance, music, visual arts, and theater, along with admission criteria. Application packets are available from the Washington County Public Schools' Web site at www.wcboe.k12.md.us , at each middle and high school, and from the Office of System Development in Hagerstown.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | March 8, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Amber Cooper, in her element with pencil drawings, decided to explore new territory in the first art show for public school students sponsored by the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown. Amber, a senior at North Hagerstown High School, took first place as well as best in show at Momentum: Emerging Artists Moving Forward in Visual Arts. The awards ceremony was Friday in the university library, where the art entries have been displayed for more than a month.
LIFESTYLE
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.
NEWS
November 11, 2008
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts will hold the first of four application and audition workshops tonight at South Hagerstown High School at 7 p.m. Tonight's workshop is designed for students interested in theater arts. It is not mandatory but strongly recommended for prospective students and parents, according to a prepared release from Washington County Public Schools. Upcoming workshops will be held Nov. 17 for dance, Nov. 18 for visual arts, and Nov. 24 for music. The school is to open next August in downtown Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District, providing a specialized program for students with specific interest and talent in the arts, and will include rigorous academic programs.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | November 16, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Hagerstown is accepting applications for the 2010-11 school year. The two-page application is available on the Washington County Public Schools and Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Web sites. Applications also may be obtained at any middle or high school, or at the Washington County Public Schools Central Office at 820 Commonwealth Ave. in Hagerstown. Principal Michael Thorsen said the applications are due by Dec. 15, and auditions will be held Jan. 9, 16 and 23. "It's open to anybody who wants to apply," Thorsen said.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | February 22, 2006
karenh@herald-mail.com The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, which will offer theater, music, dance and visual arts programs for 150 high school students, will cost about $6.5 million. "It's a fantastic building, a great start, and we can only applaud turning this building over for such a great use as a school for the arts," George N. Holback said Tuesday night. The Washington County Board of Education, which began looking at magnet school opportunities in 2001, voted Tuesday night to accept the feasibility study presented by Holback of Cho Benn Holback + Associates Inc. and to move forward with a $501,320 agreement with the Baltimore firm for design services.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | 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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | 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.
EDUCATION
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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 runnone@access.k12.wv.us . 2. Lenten music St. Andrew Presbyterian Church will present a cantata, “The Lenten Sketches,” with handbells, vocalists and ensembles.
EDUCATION
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. ...
EDUCATION
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.
LIFESTYLE
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.
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