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Download and print out fliers for upcoming events— pass them along or post them wherever you go that folks might see them. These pdf files can opened in your browser or with Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free program.

August 2014 Concert pdf flyer

2014 Studio Tour Brochure outside

2014 Studio Tour Brochure inside


Hampshire County Arts Council Concerts are sponsored by:

The Loy Foundation

Bank of Romney logo

FNB Romney logo

Augusta Animal Hospital, Patricia Taylor, Gene & Nancy Williams, and GFWC Romney

with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.

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National Endowment for the Arts logo


Visual Arts Committee Coordinator Be the point of contact and help schedule and plan exhibits and other visual art activities. Send an E-mail inquiry to:
VisualArts[at]HampshireArts.org  e-mail address

Newsletter Editor to compile information from the various Council activities and edit for the designer, Jan Dodgins, for quarterly editions. Contact Neil Gillies 304-897-6297

Computer-confident person
willing to help with on-line database updating. Could be a "reference-builder" for a young person. If interested e-mail treasurer[at]hampshirearts.org.

Concerts Volunteers to post fliers around Romney or help tally audience surveys. Call Concerts Chair Shari Gallery at 304-496-8002 or 304-703-1350. You can also assist by printing out event fliers from the links in the column above and posting them or sharing them with others.

Accessibility Advisory Committee Chair
Coordinate one meeting per year (late fall) to advise HCAC on how to make programs and activities more accessible to all members of the community. Contact any officer Neil Gillies, president 304-897-6297, Nadine Miller 304-822-2624, or Shari Gallery 304-496-8002.)

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Coming Events...

See calendar for details. Some members list their own events on their own Member Artist pages. Please check their listings and support them. If you'd like to have your own Member Artist page (and we mean "artist" in the broad sense--painter, photographer, musician, actor, dancer, sculptor...whatever your art form), contact the webmaster by e-mail.

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Tickets for Coming Concerts thru Paypal

Exhibit at FNB Romney Rosemary Lane Main Office

HCAC member V. Lynn Moore has works on display until August 18.

Next Concert: Sunday,August 10, 2014 5PM
Free -- Just 4 Fun
Taggart Hall Gazebo, 91 S. High St., Romney, WV

 Just 4 Fun mixed barbershop quartet

Just 4 Fun (J4F) is a mixed a cappella quartet who blend their voices in the barbershop style of singing. They have been thrilling audiences for over a decade with their unique way of ringing those barbershop chords. J4F sings a variety of songs ranging from old time favorites to doo-wop, and numerous gospel numbers with amazing four part harmonies. They have had the opportunity to perform for various functions and their distinctive sound has been heard in Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Virginia.

The guys are members of the men's Chorus of the Potomac Barbershop Chorus and the gals previously sang in a ladies barbershop quartet.

The quartet members are: lead-Kevin McKenzie, tenor-Lisa Tompkins, baritone-Wendy Anderson and bass-Roger Anderson. Kevin and Lisa reside in LaVale, MD and Roger and Wendy make their home in Augusta, WV.

J4F has competed in the International Mixed Quartet competition, recorded a Christmas CD and is a member of the Mixed Barbershop Quartet Association.

This concert is made possible with sponsorship from The Bank of Romney. Lawn seating (bring folding chairs or blanket to sit on). Info 304-703-1350

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Studio Tour Map Brochure is Now Available

The 8th Annual Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour is scheduled for November 14, 15, & 16, 2014 with 16 artists who will be clustered at 5 locations around the county. The color map brochure with artists descriptions and locations is now available at the Hampshire County Visitors Center, 91 S. High St. and from participating artists. For info contact Melissa Snell at brdwtcher[at]frontier.com or call her at 703-772-5536. Download outside of Studio Tour brochure here. Download inside of Studio Tour brochure here.

The Duhks added to Fall Concert Line Up

Sunday, October 19 at 4PM at The Bottling Works you can enjoy the unique sounds of The Duhks. The Canadian group will appear the preceding Sunday on Mountain Stage in Charleston, but you don't have to travel that far to hear them. "Canada's premier neo-tradsters romp from world-beat to blues, urban-pop to old-timey, with wild-eyed invention, haunting traditionalism, and spine-rattling groove." (Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe) GRAMMY nominees and JUNO award winners, seeing The Duhks live is nothing short of a spiritual experience. A syncopated bluesy banjo number seamlessly follows a Brazilian samba; an old-time jaunt nestles comfortably next to a gospel performance. One of the most musically adventurous bands to come from the roots scene in the past decade, The Duhks return to the stage is definitely a cause for celebration.

Mark Your Calendar for Concert Season Dates & Performers
October 19 Sunday -- The Duhks
November 8 Saturday -- Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
March 28, 2015 Saturday -- Percussion with Steve Bloom & Patricio Acedvedo
April 18, 2015 Saturday -- Blues with Andy Cohen & Eleanor Ellis"\
May 2, 2015 Saturday --Ralph Gordon, Alexander Mitchell & Michael G. Ronstadt

Art Camp 2014 A Huge Success!

Summer Arts Camp 2014 was held at WVSDB June 23-27 in a great collaboration with the WV Schools for the Deaf and Blind that involved 87 campers in multiple classes including various types of music, drama, fused glass, metal working, fibers, writing, pottery, painting, drawing, photo literacy, etc. On Friday, a community luncheon provided a wonderful showcase of the campers' creations and signing, dancing and theatrical talents.

The effort was so successful, talk is of doubling the number of campers for 2015! Kudos to coordinators Joanne Snead and Nadine Miller, instructors Josh Liller, Sibyl MacKenzie, Liz Braun, Michael Anderson, Gayle Allen, Lou Mazzeo, Brenton Colbert, Judi Gaydos, Cheri Seiler and Mark. as well as many staff members of the WVSDB, lead by Patty Myers.