Your Guide to the Arts - Washington County Museum of Fine Arts



Your Guide to the Arts - Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Art Portfolio Review Drawing Studio For 8th Grade Students & HS Juniors
Mike Gouker
Saturday September 6/10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Thursdays October 30–December 11/5:30–8:00 p.m.
Your Guide to
the Arts
& November 8/10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m./$40.00
Members $99.00/Non-members $110.00
(Ages 15 and older)
Tai Chi Beginning Watercolor: Painting the Sky and Sea
Monika Wertman
Izolda Trakhtenberg
Thursdays September 11–October 16/5:15–6:15 p.m.
Ray Snouffer
Members $121.00/Non-members $135.00
(Ages 18 and older)
Wednesdays October 29–December 10/ 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Members $121.00/Non-members $135.00
Yoga in the Kaylor Atrium (Ages 15 and older)
Jennifer Thomas
Tuesdays September 16–October 21/5:15–6:00 p.m.
Advanced Watercolor Studio:
Creating Texture and Depth
Members & Non-members $30.00
Ray Snouffer
(Ages 13 and older)
Wednesdays October 29–December 10/10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Members $121.00/Non-members $135.00
Instructor Melissa Gibson with student
Little Illustrators
Melissa Gibson
September (Four weeks)/9:00–9:45 a.m.
Members $36.00 per month/Non-members $40.00 per month
(Ages 3–6)
Ceramic Sensations! [No fire clay vessels]
Monika Wertman
Monika Wertman
September 27/12:30–2:30 p.m.
*Free/Sponsored in-part by the Mary K. Bowman Fund for
Historical and Fine Arts
(Ages 7–12)
Sponsored in-part by the Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical
and Fine Arts
Saturday Morning Youth Program (SMYP) The Song of All Days, Philip Koch, oil on panel, 36 x 72”, 2008
Melissa Gibson
and Kandy Douglas
October 4–November 22/10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
& December 6/9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
*Free/Sponsored in-part by the Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical
and Fine Arts
**The Museum will be accepting Applications through the first
week of September.
Melissa Gibson
October (Four weeks)/9:00–9:45 a.m.
Members $36.00 per month/Non-members $40.00 per month
(Ages 3–6)
Members $27.00/Non-members $30.00
(Ages 7–12)
Members $27.00/Non-members $30.00
Little Illustrators Melissa Gibson
*Part One: October 4/12:30–2:30 p.m./
*Part Two: October 11/12:30–2:30 p.m./*Free for Part Two
September 13/12:30–2:30 p.m.
Modern Potato Prints
Puppet Creations REGISTRATION &
To register for art classes, programs, or
become a member, please contact the Museum,
301-739-5727, [email protected], or visit
401 Museum Drive, City Park
P.O. Box 423
Hagerstown, MD 21741-0423 / [email protected]
Youth (Ages 12 and under)
(Ages 15 and older)
September – October 2014
Museum Hours:
Tuesday–Friday / 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday / 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday / 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Monday
Free Admission & Parking
For more information:
1Recent Acquisitions Exhibition,
Kerstein Gallery
This exhibition highlights some of the recent works
of art acquired by the Museum, including decorative
arts, paintings, and sculptures. Many of the works on
view were bequeathed to the Museum by Betty and Hal
Demuth of Winchester, Virginia, whose generous bequest
has helped grow the Museum’s collection of 19th and
20th century American and European
art. Notable pieces from the Demuth
Bequest on view will include oil
paintings by Francisco Luis Mora,
Chauncey Foster Ryder, and sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye (French,
1796–1875), whose Running Elephant,
is pictured on the cover.
Recent Acquisitions: Cameo Glass Vase and Holder,
Emile Gallé, glass, gold, and bronze; gift of Mr. Michael
Merson, Baltimore, Maryland 2013
14Gallery Talk: A Collector’s Point of
View–Modernist Prints
14Last Day to View: Pyro Protagonists:
A Generation of Ceramic Artists
Groh Gallery/Featuring over twenty
influential ceramic artists whose
work reflects the breadth and scope of
ceramic techniques and the
myriad of aesthetic and stylistic interpretations ceramic artists
utilize today.
Pyro Protagonists Gallery
image: Jack Troy, artist
20Unveiling of The Fishing Lesson
of Sample Exchange Study
Project – Color and Weave Effects
10:00 a.m.-12 noon/Ann Caldwell/Barbara Diefenderfer
*Bring samples and items you entered at Ag Expo
11Singer Society Meeting:
Preview of the Year Ahead!
10:00 a.m./Presented by Rebecca Massie Lane,
Museum Director
*Bring samples.
9Singer Society Meeting: The Symmetry
of Poetry and Painting
10:00 a.m./Presented by R. Benjamin Jones
Opera at the Museum
Featuring Francesca Aguado, mezzo-soprano,
and Justin John Moniz, tenor.
The Fishing Lesson, model
for sculpture, and artist
Paul Rymer
28Perry/Brandenburg Recital – Pianist
Francesca Aguado
Caroline Oltmanns
Artists Exhibition
Through January 11, 2015/Groh Gallery
A juried exhibition celebrating the artists of the region and
beyond who are showcased in this annual juried exhibition.
This year’s juror is Dow Benedict, Dean of the School of Arts
and Humanities and Professor of Sculpture at Shepherd
University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Sponsored by Bob
and Mary Helen Strauch, and Hugh and Mary Talton.
Cover: Running Elephant, Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1796-1875), bronze, bequest of Betty and Hal Demuth, Winchester, VA, 2013
*All art classes require registration and payment
in advance and prior to the start of class. You may
register and make payment either by phoning the
Museum (301-739-5727), visiting the website
(, or in-person.
Adult & Teens
Six Weeks
Introduction to Acrylic Painting Monika Wertman
Treasure Sale Preview
Tuesdays September–October 14/5:30–8:00 p.m.
5:00–7:00 p.m./$20.00 per person/Refreshments and
Silent Auction
Members $121.00/Non-members $135.00
(Ages 13 and older)
Watercolor Studio All Levels Bob Wantz
Tuesdays September 9–October 14/10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Members $121.00/Non-members $135.00
1 & 2 Treasure Sale
(Ages 13 and older)
Saturday, November 1/10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
*Museum will have
family and children
art activities indoor/
482nd Annual Cumberland Valley
Modernist Prints: Apres Moi
le XXe Siecle, Max Ernst, 1971,
etching, 27/80, gift of Spence
and Cinda Perry, McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, 2005
10:00 a.m.–12 noon/Barbara Diefenderfer
Dedication of the Public Art Sculpture, The Fishing Lesson
by Paul Rhymer.
Includes significant works
from the collection of Spence
and Cinda Perry as well as
works by artists such as Pablo
Picasso and Max Ernst from
the Museum’s permanent
Their Many Faces-What can you do
with them?
City Park Fall Fest/11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m./Members Free/Non-members $5.00/Children
12 and under Free/A Fulbright Scholar and International
Steinway Artist, Caroline Oltmanns has been praised by the
press for her “impeccable technique and expressivity”. She is a
Professor of Piano at Youngstown State University.
Last Day to View: Modernist Prints
8Weavers Roundtable: Turned Twills,
6:00 p.m. Catered supper and performance: Members $40.00/
Non-Members $50.00/7:00 p.m. Performance only: Members
$20.00/Non-members $25.00
$325.00 per person ($200.00 deposit required)
2:30–4:00 p.m./3:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony and Gallery Talk
by exhibition juror Dow Benedict.
on the Lake
Colonial Williamsburg, VA
10Weavers Roundtable: Introduction
Ceremony: 82nd Annual Cumberland
Valley Artists Exhibition
2:30 p.m./Bowman Gallery/Art Historian Dr. Elizabeth Johns
and Art Collector Spence W. Perry
3 & 4Overnight Bus Trip: Art Museums of
This bus trip includes visiting a major exhibition
featuring one of Washington County Museum of Fine
Arts’ portraits in Colonial Williamsburg and a visit to
Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, VA with a private
guided house tour and a self guided tour of the gardens.
Bus Departs 7:00 a.m., September 3; Returns 9:00 p.m.,
September 4. To register, contact Donna Rastelli,
301-739-5727, ext. 10, or [email protected]
5Opening Reception & Awards
Justin John Moniz
Bowman Recital – Beau Soir Ensemble
2:30 p.m./Members Free/Non-members $5.00/
Children 12 and under Free
Founded in 2007 as a flute and harp ensemble, the Beau Soir
Ensemble are dedicated to the performance of standard and
contemporary repertoire spanning a variety of genres with
the opportunity to hear the harp in a smaller ensemble.
26Last day to view: 81st Annual
Cumberland Valley Photographic
See the photographs selected for this year’s juried exhibition and vote for your favorite for People’s Choice Award,
sponsored by LA Cameras. Exhibition sponsored in part by
Conservit, Inc.
Sunday, November 2, “Cash and Carry”, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Watercolor Painting Treasure Sale Donations Welcome! If you have “treasures”
you wish to donate, please share! The Treasure Sale accepts
art work, china, crystal, silver, furniture, rugs, games,
costume jewelry, scarves, and furs. However, the Treasure
Sale does not accept: sofas, clothing, appliances and books.
You may bring your “treasure” items to the Museum or
phone 301/739-5727 for pick-up service. All donations are
Wednesdays September 10–October 15/4:30–7:00 p.m.
7Preview Reception/The Mirror of
Lee Weaver
Members $121.00/Non-members $135.00
(Ages 18 and older)
Basic Drawing Mike Gouker
Thursdays September 11–October 16/5:30–8:00 p.m.
Members $99.00/Non-members $110.00
(Ages 13 and older)
Nature: The Art of Philip Koch
5:00–7:00 p.m./Members $15.00/Non-members $20.00
Painter Philip Koch is a
member of the faculty at
Maryland Institute College
of Art (MICA), has exhibited
his paintings widely, and is
represented in many private
and public collections. He is
an avid student of American
landscape painting, most
notably of Edward Hopper.
Ascension, Philip Koch, oil
on panel, 40 x 32”, 2008
Acrylic Painting: Continuing Studies Monika Wertman
Tuesdays October 28–December 9/5:30–8:00 p.m.
Members $121.00/Non-members $135.00
(Ages 13 and older)
Watercolor Studio All Levels Bob Wantz
Tuesdays October 28–December 9/10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Members $121.00/Non-members $135.00
(Ages 13 and older)

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