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by KIM HATFIELD | March 18, 2004
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown's City Park is hosting a display of Chinese watercolor paintings through Sunday, April 25. Amy Hunt, museum curator, said the Chinese watercolors are special because of the medium used to create them. "Most of the paintings are mounted onto silk scrolls and are similar in style to calligraphy," she said. "Traditional Chinese calligraphy is done with a brush and black ink, and the brushstrokes used to make the characters of the Chinese paintings are made with swift fluid movements.
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By Ric Dugan | June 21, 2005
Sarah Wagaman, 11, of Waynesboro, Pa., paints using watercolors at the Art Extravaganza event at Renfrew Museum Monday in Waynesboro. The event was sponsored by the Waynesboro Studio Club.
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December 27, 2005
The Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery recently held a reception for "Emerging Women" and for Clyde Roberts. Guitarist Jessie Zeller played music. The gallery is displaying mosaics by Sherri Loomis, whose work has been featured in the November/December issue of Maryland Life magazine. Next month, the gallery will feature the work of Loomis and oil painter Bev Walker, an instructor at Somerset College. A preview of their work is now available at the gallery. Pat Donohue and Joan Keith, both from Shepherdstown, W.Va.
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by WANDA T. WILLIAMS | January 10, 2005
wandaw@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - It's been eight years since Ted Murray retired and converted the basement of his home into an art studio. Today, the former traveling salesman spends his time collecting photographs that he turns into hand-painted watercolors now on display at the Mansion House Gallery in Hagerstown's City Park. "I use photographs that I've taken over the years traveling up and down the East Coast," he said. Murray said he selects outdoor and landscaping scenes that most people can relate to and his paintings range in price from $45 to $185.
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June 23, 2003
Eighteen Smithsburg Middle School students will take part in an art camp at the school the week of July 14. Funding for the camp came from the school's PTA, along with a $500 grant from former Washington County School Board of Education member B. Marie Byers. She presented the grant in the name of Lee Weaver, who is retiring this year after an extensive career as an art instructor in the Washington County Public School system. The school's art teacher, Sandy Hays, has coordinated activities that include linoleum block printing, outdoor watercolors, work with clay and a field trip to a local art supply store.
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by Lisa Prejean | July 21, 2006
By now you've probably noticed the abundance of school supplies - and the long lists that accompany them - in area stores. Preparing for the start of school four to six weeks before the children return might seem a bit overzealous, but I think there is a method to this madness. For one thing, the sales typically start right after Independence Day, so why not buy what you need when the prices are the cheapest? Stores might run out of some items or raise prices on others. August is an expensive month for parents because of the need for school clothes, extracurricular activity fees, etc. If we can spread the expenses over the next couple of weeks, the end result is not as painful to our pocketbooks.
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April 19, 2007
Photo show MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Shepherd University artists Laura Paris and Samantha Winings present their photography through Friday, April 27. Meteor Caf, 324 W. Stephens St. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Art in the Hallway Janie Moltrup, a Valley Art Association member, will display her paintings. Paintings can be purchased through the hospital gift shop. A portion of sales proceeds will be donated to the hospital auxiliary.
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November 28, 2006
Elizabeth Kramer, 14, is a freshman at North Hagerstown High School. She loves trying new things, and she hates vending machines. Al Wunderlich, 15, is a home-schooler who lives south of Hagerstown. He enjoys browsing through CDs, eating, and hanging out with friends. Rowan Copley, 17, of Hagerstown, studies graphic design at Hagerstown Community College. He uploads his photos to a public album on flickr.com. Adeline Cumpata, 14, is a sophomore at North Hagerstown High School.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | September 1, 2012
The late Garnet W. Jex, artist and illustrator, was a man of impeccable detail. Of his 50 watercolors in possession by the Sharpsburg Historical Society, Jex's detail goes beyond his brushstrokes. Vernell Doyle, society president, points out the notes in the margins of each of his paintings including such information as where the location was when he painted the works depicting the Civil War or from which references he used when recreating each scene. There are even notes stating the number given to the painting in his slideshow presentation.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | September 1, 2012
The late Garnet W. Jex, artist and illustrator, was a man of impeccable detail. Of his 50 watercolors in possession by the Sharpsburg Historical Society, Jex's detail goes beyond his brushstrokes. Vernell Doyle, society president, points out the notes in the margins of each of his paintings including such information as where the location was when he painted the works depicting the Civil War or from which references he used when recreating each scene. There are even notes stating the number given to the painting in his slideshow presentation.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 9, 2011
A Waynesboro artist whose prints hang in many of the community's homes and businesses died this weekend after a battle with cancer. Landis B. Whitsel was 62. Perhaps best known for his watercolors of local landmarks and Civil War scenes, Whitsel also was a pilot and creator of World War I-replica machine guns. His wife said he had an engineer's mind and artisan's hands, both of which were used in efforts to preserve history. “They're pulling things from our past and bringing them to our future,” Candice Whitsel said of her husband's work.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 18, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A 17-year-old Hedgesville, W.Va., girl is one of 40 "doodle" finalists in a nationwide art contest sponsored by Google, an Internet technology company best known for its online search engine. Hedgesville High School junior Alexandra "Alex" Engelman's watercolor painting of the "Google" logo titled "Let's Go To Japan" is no simple sketch scrawled in the margin of a notebook. Alex's entry was selected as the regional finalist for Grade 10-12 in Region 3, which includes Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
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October 31, 2009
Sunil Sukla retrospective FREDERICK, Md. - Watercolors and mixed media subjects by Sunil Sukla will be on display. Exhibit ends today. The Cultural Arts Center. Call 301-662-4190 or go to www.frederickartscoun cil.org . Two shows FREDERICK, Md. - Linda Agar-Hendrix displays her sculpture and photography inspired by rock formations in the Greek Cyclades and the Aegean's cerulean blue waters. Lesa Cook will display her paintings, sculpture and drawings in the tradition of classical realism.
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September 4, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Studio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Church of the Brethren, 177 S. Church St. After a short business meeting, a watercolor demonstration wil be given by local artist Clyde Roberts. Roberts is a retired art teacher and art supervisor for Washington County Public Schools.
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