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May 18 Sat
Travel Back in Time Potomac Eagle Special Excursion to Historic Ridge Dale Romney, WV 10AM departure. Tickets available at Anderson's Corner, Main St. 304-822-4285. Rail excursion, picnic lunch and live entertainment.
Relay For Life Spring Fling Day at the River with Live Local Music Capn Bridge, 10AM-5PM CJohnsons Boat Landing field, Cacapon River between Rt. 127 and Rt. 29.
3rd Annual Samaritan Bash with Entertainment by The Shafer Band. Points, WV 5:30PM Commmunity Fellowship multipurpose buidling. Tickets or more info call Jodi 304-496-7677 or 304-492-5224 or stop by Slanesville General Store. $25 donation (12 and under free) includes all-you-can-eat BBQ pork and drawings for prizes.
Alcohol-free Youth Dance Augusta, WV 1-6PM Doodle's Place Again, Rt. 5. 304-496-9481. Supervised dance with DJ, $5 cover.
David Elliott, One-Man Classic Rock Band Capon Bridge, WV 7-10PM Chars, Rt. 50 East. 304-856-2525.
May 24 Fri
Andrew T. and the Brakes Augusta, WV 9PM Doodles Place Again, Rt. 50. 304-496-7260 Cover charge. blues/classic rock
May 28 Tues
Calling All Hampshire County Writers Romney, WV 7PM The Bank of Romney Community Center, opposite Sheetz on Main St. --a gathering of those interested in sharing their interest in the written (and spoken and sung) word. Tap into one another's knowledge and energy and encouragement. For more info or if you cannot make the session but are interested, contact Drema Frisk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 1 Sat
Relay for Life Fundraiser with Andrew T & The Brakes Romney, WV 8PM Romney Moose Lodge #1371. Blues and classic rock.
June 3 Mon
HCAC Photography Group Meeting: Focus Theme: Portrait Romney, WV 10-11:30AM 2nd Floor Hampshire County Public Library, Info Sandra Patterson 304-496-7345 (themes for the next six months have been announced: July: Sunrise/sunset; August: patriotic; September: Birds; October: open (members' choice of subject matter); November: architecture; and December: one-point perspective.
June 4 Tues
HCAC Planning & Board Meeting Romney, WV 7PM The Courthouse Corner Café E. Main St. Anyone interested in helping plan arts activities for Hampshire County is welcome to attend.
ALERT: Some calendars in circulation are showing the June HCAC Summer Concert on the Lawn featuring 3Penny Acre on Sunday the 15th--that is incorrect. It is Sunday, June 23rd at The Potomac Center
Check what's coming up to plan for below
The Hampshire County Arts Council welcomes persons with disabilities at all of its activities.
To request accessibility services to participate, please contact 304-496-8002 or email@example.com in advance and we will do our best to accommodate.
WV Relay Operator for information on performances: 711-496-8002
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Purple Fiddle, Thomas, WV 21 East Ave 304-463-4040 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thru May 25
You Know I Can't Hear You When The Water's Running Winchester, VA Winchester, Little Theater, 315 West Boscawen St. Robert Anderson's play directed by Joan Scorgie, the show runs every weekend. Is "H_earing" necessarily listening carefully enough to create real understanding? This comedy presents four amusing examples of the often rocky progression from mere hearing through careful listening. FOR MATURE AUDIENCES. http://www.wltonline.org Tickets available now from the Winchester Little Theatre box office and their website $18.75 adults, $16.75 seniors, $14.50 students.
Thru May 19
The Maryland Theatre Arts Company presents the musical Pippi Longstocking Cumberland, MD Cumberland Theatre, 101 Johnson S. Saturday performance 8PM, Sunday show at 2PM. The musical production is based on the classic children's literature by Astrid Lindgren of the adventurous, and sometimes mischievous, Pippi, and her friends, Anika and Tommy.To make reservations or obtain more info contact Joyce Conley at 304-298-3408.
May 18 Sat
Servyn Shepherdstown, WV 9PM Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St. http://www.operahouselive.com "A cross between New Orleans jazzy funk and a bluesier Tom Waits, with a touch of Billie Holiday in the vocals of Davina Sowers."
Mountain Dulcimer Fest Instructors' Concert Winchester, VA 7PM Goodson Chapel, Shenandoah University campus. $10 Guest instructors include Ralph Lee Smith, Aaron O'Rourke (winner of the 2010 National Mountain Dulcimer Champion at the Walnut Valley Festiva),; Madeline MacNeil, and Janita Baker of Blue Lion Dulcimes. Info 540-665-5442 or http://www.academics.su.edu/academics/center-for-lifelong-learning-cll/
Old Town Mall Rededication Celebration Winchester, VA Loudoun St. Mall N – 4PM: Music in front of the Old Civil War Courthouse provided by Sweet Adelines (12 – 12:30, 1 – 1:30) and Apple Capital Chorus (2- 2:30 and 3 – 3:30). Shenandoah Discovery Museum activities on the Mall include; window painting, kite making and Discovery Story Theater. Face painting by Latinos Unidos club of Handley High School
Noon – 4:00 pm: Open House.Godfrey Miller Home – free tours with docents in period dress Bright Box Theater (15 North Loudoun Street) The Masonic Lodge (118 N. Loudoun Street) fresco viewing
3 Sound Winchester, VA, 147 North, 147 N. Braddock St 540-313-4084
Ghost Pepper Winchester, VA 9PM-1AM Blue Fox Billiards Bar & Grill, 160 Millwood Pike 540-665-2114
TLP Winchester, VA Brewbakers, 168 N. Loudoun St. 540-535-0111
8 Lives Spent & RPG Band Stephens City, VA Del Rio Mexican Restaurant 9pm at 356 Fairfax Pike (540) 868-0111
Lawrence McKenna Winchester, VA Half Note, George Washington Hotel. 103 E Piccadilly St 540-678-4700
The Jokers Winchester, VA Giovanni's, 21 N Loudoun St 540-535-0111
Push To Start Winchester, VA IJCanns American Grill 3111 Valley Ave 540-667-9995
Mike and The Cyclones Winchester, VA Piccadilly Public House, 125 E. Piccadilly St. http://www.piccadillysbrewpub.net/ 540-535-1899
Black Veins Winchester, VA Winchester Book Gallery, 185 North Loudoun St
Ol' Cabbage and Second Self Frostburg, MD 10PM Dante's, 16 W. Main St. 301-689-9777 http://www.dantesbarfrostburg.com/ This is a 21+ show.
May 19 Sun
Davina and the Vagabonds Shepherdstown, WV 7:30PM Shepherdstown Opera House , 131 W. German St. http://www.operahouselive.com
Spring Poetry Afternoon Petersburg, WV 2-3:30PM Moomau Public Library Community Room, Mt. View St.,
Summer Jam Featuring Chevelle Inwood, WV 1PM Shiley Acres, 1446 Nadenbousch Lane. Shiley Acres is an outdoor concert venue
The Tams Winchester, VA Piccadilly Public House, 125 E. Piccadilly St. http://www.piccadillysbrewpub.net/ 540-535-1899
Mountainside Baroque Cumberland, MD 4PM Shrine of Ss. Peter and Paul, 125 Fayette St Features Georg Philipp Telemann's passion oratorio, "Der Tod Jesu," performed by some of the finest American baroque instrumentalists. For the first time in the area a complete baroque orchestra will be heard. Six professional soloists will be heard including nationally known stars from Dallas/Fort Worth, New York City and Philadelphia will join Mountainside's resident choir, The Scholars of St. Cecilia, to form a 16-voice choir. In total 22 musicians are coming to Cumberland for this monumental event in the fine acoustics of the Shrine. For more info http://www.mountainsidebaroque.org or call 301-338-2940. Admission $10 and $7 (student), paid at the door.
May 23 - 26
DelFest 2013 Cumberland, MD at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. Early bird tickets are now on sale at greatly reduced rates! Tickets: http://delfest.com/tickets/.
May 23 Thur
Bugsy Cline and the Blue Devils with an open Blues Jam Winchester, VA, 147 North, 147 N. Braddock St 540-313-4084
May 25 Sat
Burning Dirty Band Winchester, VA Bright Box Theatre, 15 N. Loudoun St. $12.50 advance, $15 at the door. http://brightboxwinchester.com The Burning Dirty Band consider this more a celebration than just a show, and will be playing several tracks off their most recent album, Goodbye Dominion. "Goodbye Dominion is the defining Burning Dirty Band album. Smartly arranged, blues-tinged indie rock is dappled with psychedelic shimmers, raw lo-fi soul, and simmering, spacious anthemic power. Longtime BDB producer Steve West (Pavement; Silver Jews; Marble Valley) again lends his talents behind the boards. Fans of Spoon, Wilco, David Bowie, The Band, and The Beatles will find plenty to like. This is music of loss, recovery, doubt, daydreams, hard realities, and the uneasy compromises of living in a cluttered world."
Luke Johnson Band Martinsburg, WV 9pm-12AM Club Martinsburg 930 Foxcroft. Ave NO COVER. The Luke Johnson Band is a high energy five piece posse of musical pioneers who thrive on improvisation and conscious lyrical hooks. Blending elements of rock, funk, jazz and roots with their original grooves and freshly spread jams, they transcend limitation with a strong voice. A keyboard based band that continually refines the musical essences of the past while morphing each song into a new landscape of sound, this band stirs the crowd, ignites the dance floor and unifies everyone within its range. http://www.lukejohnsonband.com/
May 26 Sun
Phil Zuckerman's Spring Rock Room Concert Winchester, VA, Sweet Caroline's 29 E Cork St 540-723-8805 Eleven Student Bands - Hear Phil rock out with the bands!
Free Concert, Donations accepted Special Guests - Scott Larrick, Jamie Jamesl, Rick Alger, George Hoppe II, Justified Asylum Family friendly event for all ages - casual dress
June 1 Sat
John Prine Morgantown, WV 7:30PM WVU Creative Arts Center. Tickets 800-745-3000 or http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/16004A2EAA2A4483?artistid=735898&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1
June 2 Sun
Mountain Stage with Sonny Landreth , Lucius, Garland Jeffreys, and JOHNNYSWIM Morgantown, WV 7PM WVU Creative Arts Center General Admission Tickets: $18 in advance; $23 day of show 800-745-3000 http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/160048E3D7EA4921?brand=wvu
Don McLean Morgantown, WV 7:30PM WVU Creative Arts Center. Tickets 800-745-3000 or http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/160048EB02B08649?brand=wvu One of America's most enduring singer-songwriters best known for "American Pie," "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)," "Crying," "Castles in the Air," and "And I Love You So." Since first hitting the charts in 1971, McLean has amassed more than 40 gold and platinum records worldwide and was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 2004.
The Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival: Music by Drymill Road and The Green Boys Winchester, VA West Boscawen St. & So. Loudoun St. Geared toward educating and exposing participants to the growing popularity and love for great craft beer. We'll feature 32 breweries (10+ local!), live entertainment, a homebrew competition and more! Buy tickets online at http://hopblossom.com
12PM – 2:30PM
Drymill Road is an Americana Bluegrass band playing high energy and heartfelt original material along with their own tasty versions of classics from Led Zeppelin, Dylan, The Beatles, and moer.
3PM – 5:30PM
The Green Boys are a four-piece band based out of Richmond, Virginia. Equally mislabeled as bluegrass, folk, or honky-tonk, the boys sometimes mention the idea of being a part of a "country-revival". It's a half-serious notion that nonetheless approaches the crux of the band's complex sound.
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Allegany Area Art Alliance exhibit at Rocky Gap Lodge & Resort, 16701 Lakeview Road NE, Flintstone, MD)
Western Maryland Watercolor Society exhibit at Puccini's Restaurant. Cumberland, MD, 12901 Ali Ghan Road NE
Thru May 25
"Psalm 8" by Linda Pedersen and "Copper Vessels" by Jennifer Harne at the Washington County Arts Council, 34-36 S. Potomac St, Hagerstown, MD
Thru May 31
"The Art of Hand Crafted Furniture," featuring work by Terry Bachman, Arnold, d'Epagnier, Mike Getty, Bob Kazary, Peter Pihos Jr., and Meg Romero, in the Saville Gallery, 9 N. Centre St , Cumberland, MD
thru June 1
Energy Beside Itself Exhibit Martinsburg WV 6:30-9PM Grand Opening of David Heatwole's Exhibitions Art Gallery, 213 N. Queen St. (304) 283-1902 http://exhibitionsartgallery.com Works by 11 national artists. Gallery hours: Mon - Thu: 10AM - 6PM Fri: 10AM - 8PM Sat: 10AM - 4PM the 13th installment of an ongoing exhibition of work centered around the themes of Energy and Synergy features a variety of work by 11 American artists focused on the concepts of energy, synergy and the information that all life draws from, in a variety of mediums and styles.
Mixed media by AAC member artist Truman Keesey Cumberland, MD Washington Street Library, 31 Washington St,
Mixed media by AAC member artist Angela Hedderick Cumberland City Hall, 57 N. Liberty St
Thru June 9
"More Woven Dreams" by metal sculptor Suzanne Donazetti at the Gilchrist Gallery, 104 Washington St , Cumberland, MD
Thru June 30
Paintings by AAC member artist Tony Pinardi in the lobby of HRDC Cumberland, MD 125 Virginia Ave
Photography by AAC member artist Dick Miller Cumberland, MD in the offices of McCagh, Roberts & Herring Dermatology, 100 Welton Dr
Thru July 2
Sculptures by AAC member artist Deborah LaGarde Cumberland, MD in Allegany College of Maryland's Culinaire Café storefront display window, 110-114 Baltimore St
May 16 - July 11
Crushed glass artwork display by Jim Cumiskey City Lights, located at 59 Baltimore St For more info 301-722-9800.
For more music and arts information in the Shenandoah Valley, check out: www.shenandoahmusic.com and www.americanarhythm.com/
To join WVTraditional Music Yahoo group & e-mail list http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/WVTraditionalMusic/join
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Deadline: June 1
Adventures In The Arts: Hampshire County Arts Council Art Camp 2013 formThe very popular art camp for 8 to 13-year-olds returns this summer July 8 to 12 from 9AM to noon daily. The Registration Form is available here Download a registration form along with everything one needs to know to sign up. This camp is intended for youngsters with a real interest in the arts and will expose them to two different art forms each day, with a snack in between sessions.Registration will be limited and will be due by June 1st. The $35 fee will include all materials and a camp tee-shirt. There will be a few scholarships for any youngsters whose families can't swing the fee. Parents and others willing to help with snacks or to assist the teaching artists are needed--please call Joanne 304-298-3039 if you could do this for a day or more.
May 28 Tues
Calling All Hampshire County Writers Romney, WV 7:30PM The Bank of Romney Community Center, opposite Sheetz on Main St. --a gathering of those interested in sharing their interest in the written word. For more information or if you cannot make the session but are interested, contact Drema Frisk at email@example.com.
Auditions May 19
Front & Centre Stage will hold auditions for The Little Mermaid from 2 - 5PM for their annual Innocent Creators children's theatre production at the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland. This year the group will present Disney's "The Little Mermaid, Jr." The show features a large variety of roles for children 5 - 17 yrs. old including Sebastian the Crab, Scuttle the Seagull, Ursula the Sea Witch, Prince Eric, and the little mermaid herself, Ariel. The musical score includes the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea." Those children auditioning will be asked to learn a short song and dance combination. Those who would like a speaking part will be asked to read from the script. The show is being directed by Mark Ashby and choreographed by Jessica Seminerio. It will be performed July 26 - 28. For more info firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 19, June 16
The Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation is hosting a series of upcoming Artist Workshops with local artist Maggie Pratt. Topics include "Macro Nature" on May 19, and "Evergreen Landscape" on June 16. Workshops meet from 1:30 - 4PM. Bring the beverage of your choice and spend an afternoon with Maggie and friends expressing your "inner artist". Maggie will lead you through the creative process while you sip your favorite libation. We'll supply the paints, brushes, easels, and canvas and you take your masterpiece home as a memory of a fun afternoon. Fees are $60 per workshop or $150 for all three workshops. Fees are requested at least one week in advance and may be mailed to: Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation, 15603 Trimble Road NW, Mount Savage, MD 21545.Register in advance by calling 301-687-0664 or email email@example.com.
May 26. June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 10, and Dec. 28
Western Maryland traditional Irish Music open Sessions Interested in learning traditional Irish tunes in a fun session atmosphere? Join us in our monthly slow sessions at the Allegany Arts Council's Community Room. We will teach and play from a set list of session tunes at a slower than normal pace so beginner and intermediate players can more easily learn the core tunes one at a time. More advanced players who want to learn session tunes are encouraged to attend as well. The next session of the year will meet from 1:30 - 3:30PM on May 26. (Upcoming sessions are June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 10, and Dec. 28.) Hosts are Terry Lee & Peter Pihos. Those interested or if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the blog for tune downloads www.wmirishtrad.blogspot.com
June 8 & 9
Introduction to Leaded Glass with Albert Hutchings by The Lost River Educational Foundation/The Lost River Artisans Cooperative 2013 Class Schedule Online registration available Click the "register now" box to sign up for a class. www.Lostrivercraft.com 10AM-4PM 425 Stonewall Trail, Mathia. This class is for the stained glass artist who wants to take the next step after copper foil and explore the world of leaded glass. We will discuss the steps necessary to create a leaded panel, focusing on the similarities and differences from the copper foil method. We will also discuss the types of lead used and available. Each
student will create a panel from start to finish, including cutting the glass for
the panel, complete assembly, and final glazing. Glass cutting experience is required for this class. All tools will be provided to include: Lead shears, running pliers, grozer pliers, soldering iron with rheostat, hammer, glass cutter, and miscellaneous tools as needed. LImit 4 students. $85.
The Somerset County Artists Association's 26th Annual Juried Art Competition will be held at the Philip Dressler Center for the Arts, June 18 - July 21. Multi-media, open to all artists, 18 years and older. Entries must be original art work executed in the last two years and not exhibited at SCAA or Laurel Arts. Artists may submit up to three entries for a $20 entry fee. Deliver entries to the Dressler Center for the Arts, located at 214 Harrison Street in Somerset, PA, on June 12 & 13 from 10AM - 6PM, June 14 from 10AM - 4PM, or June 15 from 10AM - Noon. Works not accepted must be picked up on June 17 from 10AM - 5PM. Two entry cards must accompany each entry. (Cards available from the Somerset County Artists Association.) For more info call 814-267-3183, 814-443-3250, or 724-238-5830 or email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
June 15 Sat
Bread Boat Basket Advanced Beginner Class with Debra Zvanut 10AM-4PM by The Lost River Educational Foundation/The Lost River Artisans Cooperative 2013 Class Schedule Online registration available Click the "register now" box to sign up for a class. www.Lostrivercraft.com Create a beautiful Bread Basket on a "racetrack" oval 13"X 4.25" base. The sides are woven with flat over reed accented with dyed round reed and dyed overlays. The ends produce a sloped rim. Learn many skills: stake insertion, twining, startand stop weaving, triple twining and use of overlays, and rimming. You will havea choice of two dark colors for accent reed. All materials and specialized toolsare provided. If possible, bring with you 12 clothespins, garden sheers, a towel, a pencil, a measuring tape, and a basin. A cushion for your sitting comfort is a good idea too. Don't forget your lunch and beverage. $72. Limit 9 students.
June 16 Sun
Candy Bowl Basket Beginner Class with Debra Zvanut 10AM-1PM by The Lost River Educational Foundation/The Lost River Artisans Cooperative 2013 Class Schedule Online registration available Click the "register now" box to sign up for a class. www.Lostrivercraft.com Sweeten your life with a lovely Candy Bowl Basket to suit any table! The pre-drilled 6.5" base is perfect for the anchoring reed stakes. Learn twining to create gentle sides. Two shades of dyed round reed provide a lovely contrast to natural tones. In addition to twining, you will learn to insert round reed stakes. The top of the candy basket is 7" wide and it is 4" high. You will have two choices of complimentary colors when you craft this perfect basket for special sweets. All materials and \ specialized tools are provided. If possible, bring with you 12 clothespins, garden sheers, a towel, a skinny awl, a pencil, a measuring tape, and a basin. A cushion for that folding chair is a good idea too. Bring your lunch and beverage, or you can plan to run down to the General Store for sustenance. Fee $36. Limit 9 students.
Open Weave-Come get caught up on your weaving! 2-4PM This special session invites you to bring any unfinished baskets from previous classes with Debra Zvanut.
This is a great opportunity to fine tune your weaving, finish your project, and/or
stain your previous baskets. Debbi will provide the tools and any needed reed, but
bring all your materials for the baskets you plan to work on-whether they are from
this weekend or last year. Also, be sure to bring your baskets' patterns from previous
classes. You will have a chance to contact the instructor with any questions after
you register. $20. Limit 9 students.
Lost River Craft Co-op/Foundation Classes Coming Up: www.Lostrivercraft.com
June 22-23 Learn To Meet Your Ancestors
June 29 Get hooked on Rug Hooking!
June 30 Beginning Spinning and Felting-Melissa Ricks
July 12-14 weekend of Beginning Nature & Landscape Photography
July 21 Triangle Weaving
July 27 Introduction to Fused Glass
Aug 3 &17 Handbuilt Stoneware Pottery
Aug 9-10 A weekend of Intermediate Nature & Landscape Photography
Sept 14 Learn to knit
Sept 21 Learn to crochet
October 4, 5 Quilting
Oct 12-13 Baskets
July 22-26 (Early-bird discount until May 15)
The Cool of the Day: Group Singing in Sacred Places Elkins, WV with afternoons in the Monongahela National Forest. Early Bird Registration: $185 until May 15, Final Registration: June 15; $195. Class runs from 9:00 a.m.-4:00p.m. daily, with guitar lesson, or else from 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. with simply singing. Hosted by Michael and Carrie Kline of Talking Across the Lines, LLC, www.folktalk.org Sing ancient ballads in dramatic outdoor settings in the Monongahela National Forest. Learn to sing harmony lines. Lift your voice in classic coal mining songs. Learn to sing traditional and country songs. Hear stories of the singers' lives. Sing out of doors. No experience necessary. Optional guitar lesson, choice of three levels, for an hour each day Find a registration form at www.folktalk.org/events.html
"Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance" is a fun musical theatre workshop for students entering grades 3 - 5 and grades 6 - 8. Students rotate between classes of singing, choreographed movement, visual arts, and acting $175 includes art supplies and projects, music, t-shirt, and all classes. Limited to 60 students. Teachers are Desiree Witt, Laura Godfrey, Sharon Schade, and Karen Johnston. For each additional family member, there is a 20% discount off tuition. Camp meets 8:30AM - 3:30PM in the Dr. Robert S. Zimmer Theatre at Allegany College of Maryland. For further info 301-784-5069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists who enjoy painting are welcome to join the "Monday Painters" at the Cumberland Theatre's Artist Studio on Mondays from 1:30 -3:30PM. Live models, still lifes and plein air are among of the possible subjects. Call Shirley Giarritta at 301-777-3337 for more info
"Upper Potomac Left Bank Painters" hosts two groups for interested artists. The clothed life drawing group (any medium) meets every Monday from 5:30- 8:30PM. The portrait study group (any medium) meets every Tuesday from 5:30 - 8:30PM. Models are paid $10 per hour and the cost is split amongst the group. Both groups meet at 124 Bedford St., Cumberland. For more info call Al Carnahan 304-492-5891 (home) or 301-876-1947 (cell).
Drawing With Donna Housel classes Tuesdays 9:30AM - 4PM Cumberland, MD at Cafe Mark's on Baltimore St. Drawing instruction will include pencil types, pencil strokes with emphases on values and proportions. Appointments are needed and are scheduled for a 1 hour session. $12 per person. Students should show interest in learning these skills and be 10 years old or older. Paper and pencils will be supplied for the first two sessions, then the students are responsible for their own supplies. Colored pencil instruction also available but not without proper drawing skills. Contact Donna Housel at email@example.com or 814-733-4012.
Peaceful Knitting Gatherings wo Monday evenings of each month, 6:30 - 9PM, at The Shuman Life Center on the east side of Cumberland. Beginning and seasoned knitters welcome! Please phone Amy, 301-777-3719 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your goals and projects. Series of 4 classes, $42; drop in, $12.50.
Winding River Writers, invites new members. A writing critique group that meets once a month to share work-in-progress and give constructive criticism. We cover all genres of writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, children's literature). The group is for experienced writers. Members have published widely but that is not a requirement. Contact Heather Davis at email@example.com.
The Potomac Highlands Royal Scottish Country Dancers meet every Wednesday 7:30-9:30PM at The Appalachian Ballet Theater, 14617 Mcmullen Hwy. Cresaptown, MD, directly across the street from Sheetz. People of all ages and abilities have a chance to enjoy an evening of Scottish Country Dancing in a relaxed dance studio setting to the sounds of high spirited, toe tapping Celtic music. Come on your own or bring a friend. Instructor, Roger Dale, chooses dance patterns that mix everyone around informally. The basics are easy to learn and before you know it you'll be reeling and promenading about the room. Class is free. Call Roger at 301-729-1775 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
Every Friday from 6 - 9PM, Mountain City Traditional Arts hosts a weekly Bluegrass and Country Music Jam/Session. All interested musicians are welcome--entry level musicians are particularly encouraged. Knitters are welcome too. Come knit with friends in a great environment! MCTA is located at 25 E. Main Street in Frostburg. Please call 301-687-8040 for more info
Western Maryland Photographers Association (WMPA) is open to anyone interested in sharing photographic information and ideas. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6 - 8PM at the Frostburg Public Library. In addition, there will be scheduled photo shoots and weekly Facebook photo challenges. Information is shared via Facebook at www.facebook.com/wmdpa. There is no fee to join; all that's required is a passion for photography. All skill levels welcome! Please send all inquiries via Facebook or email to email@example.com.
The Frostburg State University Center for Creative
Writing is open to the
community 22 E. Main S., Frostburg. Ongoing workshops and groups that meet on a regular basis. www.frostburg.edu/cwcenter for a complete schedule of events.
For more info 301-687-4340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School for Bookbinding Arts: Beginning Paper Marbling Winchester, VA Call 540-662-2683 You will learn many traditional combed patterns plus the time-honored stone pattern. Everyone may reasonably expect to create 25-35 papers. This course includes numerous extras such as instruction in edge marbling of book pages and marbling on materials other than paper, such as leather or wood. Instructors: Regina & Dan St. John $275 + $45 materials fee. For more info see cattailrun.com/workshops.html
The School for Bookbinding Arts: The Art of Fabric Marbling Winchester, VA Call 540-662-2683 In this course, students will learn to prepare the paints, bath, and fabrics in order to produce beautiful marbled fabrics. During the busy two-day workshop, marblers will learn to work successfully with small and large pieces of fabric, to anticipate typical fabric marbling snafus, and to set up an inexpensive fabric marbling tank at home. Both experienced and inexperienced marblers are welcome, and, while it is not necessary to have taken the Beginning Paper Marbling course, those who do will absolutely benefit from having the experience. All students will return home with amazing wearable, frame-able, or quiltable marbled fabrics that are themselves works of art. Students may bring their own fabrics, but special preparation to these fabrics is necessary well ahead of the time they are needed in order for them to accept marbling. The information and guidelines for doing these preparations is available upon request. Instructors: Regina & Dan St. John $275 + $50 materials fee. For more info see cattailrun.com/workshops.html
The School for Bookbinding Arts: Album Construction: Creation & Craftsmanship Winchester, VA Call 540-662-2683 Album and scrapbook structures occupy a special and venerable place in Western bookbinding. These functional and aesthetically pleasing structures came into their own during the 19th century as vehicles for the protection and display of precious family photos as well as all manner of collectables and memorabilia. Join us in exploring the decorative artistry and genius of our bookbinder ancestors while creating a wonderful range of modern adaptations of this form. The knowledge and skills gained in this course will allow the student to create several beautiful and functional albums. In addition, the course includes a host of host of tips, techniques, and resources to begin a lifetime of design and creative exploration of albums and scrapbooks. Instructors: Dan St. John, Jill Deiss, Susan McCabe $175 + $30 materials. For more info see cattailrun.com/workshops.html
June 14 & 15
THE COLLAGE CONNECTION: Create.Transform.Renew. Workshop by Karen Stephano. Shepherdstown, WV The Station. Friday evening 7 – 9:30 PM Saturday 10 AM – 4:30 PM $195 including art supplies. Qualifies for 8 CE's For more info: email@example.com or call 304.728.6757 www.tissuepapercollage.net
The Tissue Paper Collage Method calls attention to the living space of the imagination as an active and vital healing tool. The reflective process of this method awakens the instinctual and primitive parts of the brain, allowing deep interior truths to emerge. This manner of expression supports the symbolic language arising between the conscious and unconscious parts of ourselves.
The hands-on experience of working with tissue paper, glue, brush and board to make collages together with somatic awareness exercises allow the wisdom of your body to reveal what is essential to recognize. Insights about ourselves and our world are also revealed as you work with your life story in the form of a myth or fairytale.
Every collage is embraced in beauty by virtue of the colors, textures and expression of the images. There is an inner peace and excitement that arises from this process, as you bring in a new channel of information and intimacy in order to assist you on your life pilgrimage. The imagination acts as a bridge to the world of potential. We invite you to join us in this workshop to explore the untamed world of your own imagination!
Karen Stefano M.A., L.P.C., NCC is an artist, practicing Licensed Professional Counselor and Bio-Energetic Analyst. She has trained extensively in psychodynamic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and analytic somatic psychotherapy. A trained sculptor and painter, she also draws on the synergy of expressive arts and counseling. Working with individuals, couples and groups - her approach is somatic, existential, and influenced by Jungian ideas.
Karen has been teaching The Tissue Paper Collage process for over twenty years, leading workshops around the world. She is a co founder of the DuVersity, a non-profit educational organization devoted to building bridges between psychology and spirituality.
The School for Bookbinding Arts: Beginning Book RestorationWinchester, VA Call 540-662-2683 This course teaches a wide variety of skills that are immediately useful for the repair of cloth & leather bindings and also serves as a foundation for later courses. Techniques taught include: repairing damaged corners, endcaps, and splitting joints; toning of discolorations; improving the surface of leather bindings. A short introduction minor paper repair techniques. Such techniques present unique challenges to the beginning book restorer, and this workshop ensures that students get off to a good start. $235. For more info see cattailrun.com/workshops.html
June 30-July 5 and July 7-12
19th Annual Common Ground on the Hill Traditions Workshops Westminster, MD Two separate weeks of classes, concerts, dances and other activities in the traditional roots-based arts on the campus of McDaniel College. http://www.CommonGroundOnTheHill.org
LIFE DRAWING GROUP meets at the Cumberland Theatre each Thursday from 7 - 9PM. All who are interested in keeping up their life drawing skills are welcome. The cost varies, depending on how many people show up for the class. The model is paid $20 an hour for two hours ($40) and the facility is given $10 for utilities. For more info Shirley Giarritta at 301-777-3337.
Sherri Loomis hosts a Mosaic Drop-In Studio every Wednesday from 7 - 9PM at her studio 304 Cumberland St., Cumberland. Grab your project and drop by! Bring your questions and your project, or start one with hands-on help. All tools and materials will be provided except metal gilding leafs. This is a good time to get a lot of work down without a class happening in the studio. $35 per session. For more info sdloomis@SL4design.com or call 301-722-3232.
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Artists Wanted to Display for Romney History Festival, May 31-June 2 Romney, WV In the Hampshire County Co-op & Heritage Marketplace on S. Marsham St. (by Romney OnTrac) For info contact Kathy Schmidt 410-279-9271 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Eileen Johnson at the Romney City Office email@example.com. This will be a free display but work may be for sale.
Student Art Contest: Happy 150th Birthday WVcontests for Kids Art, Video Reporter, and Teen Video with the theme "Happy 250th Birthday West Virginia" with a prize of a Kindle HD, $50 Dick Blick art supply gift card, and winners wil be featured on the WV Commerce website. Details and application at: http://www.wvcommerce.org/art150
Local Artisans are invited to exhibit at the 2013 Hop Blossom Festival June 8 on the Old Town Mall in Winchester. contact Mark Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st Annual West Virginia Peach Festival (Aug. 7-11, 2013) Calling for Craftspeople to exhibit. Contact 304-822-4320.
12th Annual NewSong Contest all twelve finalists in this year's contest will be invited to perform in our live performance finals on Saturday, October 19 at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. There, our panel of judges will select our grand prize winner, who will receive: A fully-funded EP, produced and mixed by producer, musician and songwriter Charlie Sexton at Asheville, NC's Echo Mountain Recording Studios • An appearance on National Public Radio's highly acclaimed Mountain Stage show • His/Her own featured performance at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City during the 2014 season. • A Sonus Musician's Chair, custom made to the winner's specs by Brian Boggs Chairmakers • A fully-funded EP release PR/publicity campaign, courtesy of PledgeMusic • A featured showcase spot at the 2014 Sundance ASCAP Music Café • Cool new gear from Moog Music. https://www.newsong-music.com/contest/
Appllication DEADLINE May 31
Vendors for space in the 45th Annual Heritage Days. Limited number of spaces available, so return your application immediately to insure consideration. Heritage Days is the largest street festival within Allegany County, attracting nearly 12,000 people each year. The festival is held on the streets and sidewalks of the Washington Street Historic District, under management and leadership of the Heritage Days Festival Committee with the support of the Allegany County Convention & Visitor's Bureau, the Allegany County Commissioners, and the City of Cumberland. RAIN OR SHINE, June 8 - 9. Festival hours are Saturday 10AM - 6PM and Sunday 11AM - 5PM. For more info www.heritagedaysfestival.com, email email@example.com, or call 301-722-0037.
Seeking Visual Artists: Mountain City Coffeehouse and Creamery, Main Street, Frostburg, MD, Decorated in the works created by many local talents, Mountain City strives to showcase a variety of one-of-a-kind pieces and offers opportunities for the community to connect with artists. Seeking visual artists interested in exhibiting artwork and / or scheduling a showcase at our Coffeehouse. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org call 301-687-0808.
*VENDORS FOR PRESTONFEST 2013*
Non-profit, church, or community group to set up a table, share your cause, and raise monies for your organization at the 2nd Annual PrestonFest 2013, Saturday, June 15, 1 - 9PM at the Frostburg Community Park, 200 South Water Street, adjacent to the Swimming Pool. Last year 800 people attended. This year we expect double (plus) that amount of attendees.$15 to set up. Daniel Witter at 301-659-8300 or email email@example.com for more info
June 8 Sat
Arts in the Park Welton Park in Petersburg Gap (Rt. 220 N. from town) 10AM-noon.
Informal get-together for artists and musicians, and crafters. Just fun, conversation and creativity, bring own supplies, water, and snacks. Shelter provided https://sites.google.com/site/gcartscouncil/Home
2013 Easels In Frederick event Frederick County, MD. The event includes a Saturday (June 22) Quick Draw from 9:30 - 11:30 in which artists of all experience levels are invited to compete in a plein air painting contest in historic downtown Frederick. Participants may work in any two-dimensional art medium, competing for cash prizes and the ability to sell their work off their canvases to onlookers.Last year's event, the first of its kind, drew 70 artists and many spectators. We expect the even higher numbers this year. details at easelsinfrederick.org
Deadline: June 30
The Backbone Mountain Review (BMR) is now accepting submissions for the 2014 edition. An annual literary journal produced by the Allegany Arts Council, the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing and the Allegany County Library System, the BMR is looking for regional writers of all skill levels who are interested in having their work published. There are no submission fees, but entries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the Sunday, June 30, deadline. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted. Writers and poets with work selected for the 2014 BMR will be notified via email by September 21. For more info or to download a copy of the 2014 BMR Submission Guidelines, visit http://www.alleganyartscouncil.org/event.php?eventid=4720.
B-Belle's Boutique Gallery Space Welcoming Local Artists Romney, WV Main St. For more info call B-Belles Boutique at 304-822-8002 and view a virtual tour slideshow of B-Belles at www.LDBrownArts.zenfolio.com
First Fridays Open Mic Night Romney, WV 7-11PM Courthouse Corner Cafe, 4 Main St. 304-822-7171 www.courthousecornercafe.com
Acoustic Open Mic Augusta, WV 2-6PM Sundays Doodles Place Again, Rt. 50 304-496-7260
Acoustic Open Mics Frostburg, MD Tuesdays from 10PM - 1:30AM Dante's, 16 W. Main St
Calls for Artists at ProfessionalArtistMag.com
Empty Easel http://emptyeasel.com/ an "online art magazine with practical advice, tips, and tutorials for creating and selling art" whose "goal is to publish helpful information for both new and professional artists-without any of the vague or confusing 'artspeak' common to the art world."
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Jun 23 Sun
HCAC Summer Concert on the Lawn: 3Penny Acre Romney, WV 5PM The Potomac Center, 1 Blue St. A musical collaboration between three up-and-coming songwriters: Bayard Blain, Bernice Hembree, and Bryan Hembree. Unique, Ozark-inspired sound as distinct, yet universally appealing. Listeners in all corners have begun to appreciate their attention to lyrics, harmony, and carefully crafted acoustic arrangements steeped in roots music traditions but with a focus on fresh, new songs.
16th Annual Common Ground on the Hill Festival Westminster, MD Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St. Featuring Buckwheat Zydeco, The Paul McKenna Band, Margot Leverette and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Little Queenie, Grammy nominee Professor Louie and may more. http://www.commongroundonthehill.org/festival_poster_2013.html
July 21 Sun
HCAC Summer Concert on the Lawn: Potomac Concert Band Romney, WV 5PM The Potomac Center, 1 Blue St.
Aug 4 Sun
HCAC Summer Concert on the Lawn: Brad and Ken Kolodner Romney, WV 5PM The Potomac Center, 1 Blue St. "This is old time music played in the purest way: at home, with family, with heart, and with a creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation."~Dulcimer Player News April 2011. Ken Kolodner is widely recognized as one of "one of today's most accomplished, musical hammered dulcimer artists" (Elderly) and a fine old-time fiddler.
North River Mills String Jam Weekend North River Mills, WV a weekend of jammingon the porch in the incredible setting. $20 per person. The group will perform a concert to benefit the North River Mills United Methodist Church (the acoustics there and the gas-lanterns lighting are magical) For info contact Laura Riley email@example.com
Oct 12 Sat
HCAC Fall Concert: The Sweetback SistersRomney, WV 7:30PM The Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St.
"their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to The Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson."
Nov 15 Fri
HCAC Fall Concert: Comas Romney, WV 7:30PM The Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St.
"a band firmly rooted in Irish music, but with enough space to allow for original compositions. Their openness to new influences and a respectful eye on the past bring Comas to the forefront of what traditional music is about today."— Irish writer/singer Tom Acton
Nov 15-17 Fri-Sun
6th Annual Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour
Feb 22, 2014 Sat
HCAC Cabin Fever Concert: Billy Thompson Romney, WV 7:30PM The Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St. Virtuosic guitar work, that has electrified audiences across the U.S. and throughout Europe, sets the tone for this veteran blues man's sizzling performances, combining world-class slide guitar and searing licks with soulful vocals and original music—a unique amalgamation of blues styles, with rock, funk and R&B.
March 22, 2014 Sat
Cuarteto Rustico Romney, WV 7:30PM The Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St.
May 3, 2014 Sat
HCAC Spring Concert:The Stray BirdsRomney, WV 7:30PM The Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St.
Jun 22 2014 Sun
HCAC Summer Concert on the Lawn: Mo'Town Steel Romney, WV 5PM The Potomac Center, 1 Blue St.
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