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    Ed:cetera: Exercises to Advance Your Career

    BY ED ZAHNISER   Today’s world buzzes with sound bites divorced of context. Advance your career by confidently identifying who said what at arts event receptions and other free-food occasions. For artists, photographers, writers and poets, “Practice makes perfect.” Who said that, Thomas Edison or Tre Cool? Not sure? These exercises from the Common Core […]

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    American Conservation Film Festival 2015

    Blood on the Mountain, 93 min, Filmmakers: Mari-Lynn Evans, Jordan Freeman — Blood on the Mountain is a searing investigation into the economic and environmental injustices that have resulted from industrial control in West Virginia. This new feature documentary details the struggles of a hard-working, misunderstood people, who have historically faced limited choices and have never benefited […]

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    Screening for the Future

    BY AMY MATHEWS AMOS   A few weeks ago, I was clearing out clutter in my den and found, tucked away on various shelves of our television stand, old DVDs—remnants of past seasons of Shepherdstown’s American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF). I’ve served on the Selection and Programming Committee of ACFF for six years now, and […]

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    Chasing Art

    BY CATHERINE BALDAU   Fine art painter Joe Mayer lives and works according to a maxim that he gladly offers to others: “Drop your fear.” Mayer has taken risks, and relied on luck and favors in a fearless quest to make a living in a world that he loves—art, and especially abstract art. And in […]

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    Forrest Pritchard: On Sustainability and Growing a Better…

    BY ZACH DAVIS   “Why wouldn’t we want to be more thoughtful about this?” For Forrest Pritchard, this is food: what we eat, how it’s made, where the raw components come from, how they’re grown and how that collective consumption affects us as individuals, as a society and as a planet. “Food is a unifying […]

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    The Enigmatic TeMahoa Love

    BY SHEILA KELLY VERTINO   The art of TeMahoa Love is at once gentle and fierce, reflecting her deeply held belief in “the power and peace of the natural world and the profound value of our interactions with that world and with each other.” A mix of bold solid lines and whimsical details (especially in […]

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Regional Art : Image of the Week

10528348_399326170238517_4036336928757222050_o-300px"Relationships" by Fran Skiles, part of "Cover Artists of Fluent" at the Fire Hall Gallery, through Nov 22. Sponsored by the Jefferson Arts Council.


Shepherd music department hosts opera performance December 1

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV–The Shepherd University music department is hosting an afternoon performance of opera scenes on Tuesday, December 1, at 2 pm in the Frank Center’s W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Under the direction of Melanie Zayas Regan, adjunct music professor, selections include excerpts from “The Mikado,” “Little Women,” “The Magic Flute,” “Gondoliers,” “Trouble in Tahiti,” […]

Shepherd concert on November 30 will feature original student compositions

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV—The Shepherd University Department of Music will present a concert featuring the work of student composers on Monday, November 30, at 7 pm in the Frank Center’s McCoy Rehearsal Hall. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information call 304-876-5555, or visit www.shepherd.edu/music. The recital will highlight a variety of […]

Maryland Symphony Orchestra to Present 28th Annual “Home for the Holidays” Concerts on December 12 & 13

MSO to Collect Donations for Toys for Tots and Salvation Army Hagerstown, MD—Music Director Elizabeth Schulze and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra will kick off the holiday season with its 28th annual “Home for the Holidays” concerts on Saturday, December 12 at 7 pm and Sunday, December 13 at 3 pm at the historic Maryland Theatre […]

The Scarborough Art and Lecture Series Presents Ginny Fite

On Thursday, November 12 at 7 pm in the Reading room at Shepherd University’s Scarborough Library, award-winning journalist and local author Ginny Fite will discuss and read from her diverse array of published works, which include humor, poetry, and a recent collection of short stories entitled What Goes Around. Ginny will also read from her […]

WCAC November 2015 Exhibit Opening on Friday, on October 30

Hagerstown, MD—The Washington County Arts Council presents two exhibits in November 2015: “Donna Ward Lehman: Re-Imagined Items” and “Carl Wright:  From Ephemeral to Solid.” The exhibits open at Washington County Arts Council Gallery with a reception on Friday, on October 30, 2015 from 5 pm to 7 pm.  The exhibit will run through December 1, […]

Halloween Photo Exhibit at Lost Dog Coffee Now Through October 31

Lost Dog Coffee in Shepherdstown announces a photography exhibit: “Halloween on River Road,” by Shepherdstown-based artist Hyang Suk Oh, runs now through the October 31st. The photos were taken over several years at the annual Halloween celebration that used to occur outside of town on the river.  Oh explains the background of the photos: “For […]

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