Hampshire County Arts Council

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Another way you can help

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.


Hampshire County Arts Council Concerts are sponsored by:

The Loy Foundation

Bank of Romney logo

FNB Romney logo

Augusta Animal Hospital, Staggers & Staggers, GFWC Romney and individual members.


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

Redneck Rhyming Readin's for Valentine's Day
was a Big Hit!

HAMS Redneck Rhyming participants

Next Concert: Saturday, March 28 7:30PM
Percussion with Patricio Acevedo & Steve Bloom
The Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St., Romney, WV


Hampshire Actors and Makers of Shows--HAMS!

Monday February 16 (CANCELLED)- Next meeting HAMS (Hampshire Actors and Makers of Shows) - First Baptist Church Romney WV 6 pm - meets twice monthly (first Thursday and third Monday) to brainstorm productions and also do scene and improv work and much more - contact Dale Brady 304-834-8369 or email theater[at]HampshireArts.org - public welcome - no experience necessary.

At the meetings, the group reads scripts and poems, studying scenes and acting and exploring the world of improv. Also, a brainstorming session is held about what can be done while building the group into an acting troupe that can perform plays. As part of its mission of outreach and education, the group is looking at how to take theatre to the schools and other venues and perform fundraisers for good causes.

The group invites anyone interested to come and share thoughts about what a theatre could be and what having one would mean to this area. Actors and audiences, techies and designers, writers and listeners, directors and poets, singers, musicians, dancers - it takes all of these and more to get "from the page to the stage!"
Bring your supper if you like and join us!!!!

For information call Dale Brady at 304-834-8369 or email

Mark Your Calendar for Concert Season Dates & Performers
April 18, 2015 Saturday -- Blues with Andy Cohen & Eleanor Ellis
May 1, 2015 Friday**Date changed--Ralph Gordon, Alexander Mitchell & Michael G. Ronstadt
June 21, 2015 Sunday -- Middle Eastern Music & Dance with TarabRaqs

Art Camp 2015 Plans Well Under Way

Summer Arts Camp 2015 will be at WVSDB June 22-267 in another great collaboration with the WV Schools for the Deaf and Blind. More instructors, expanded age range, and a full schedule of all different kinds of arts activities from writing poetry, drama, Middle Eastern music and dance, to making barn quilts! Watch for registration info and full details soon. Or contact Joanne Snead at 304-298-3039 or via email camp@HampshireArts.org