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Will’s Creek Exhibition of Fine Art Opens at Allegany Arts Council PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Deb Litman   
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 07:12

Web BannerThe 21st Annual Will’s Creek Exhibition of Fine Art opens Saturday, August 29 in
the Saville and Schwab Galleries of the Allegany Arts Council and will run through Saturday,
September 26. A virtual awards ceremony and juror talk will be held Saturday, September 12, at
7:00PM on Facebook Live!


This national exhibition and competition focuses on contemporary art, showcasing a wide
variety of art forms, mediums and expressions. It will be juried by Jessica Beck, Milton Fine
Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and will offer more
than $4,000 in prizes.


The theme for this year's Will’s Creek exhibition is "Shelter," a subject that has become
increasingly relevant as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelter can ...

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FSU’s Roper Gallery to Feature Multimedia Exhibit “Silent Footsteps: Meditations and Meanderings” by PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 07:08

Heavner Photo - Rusted RamFrostburg State University’s Department of Visual Arts will host a multimedia exhibition by two local FSU alumni titled “Silent Footsteps: Meditations and Meanderings” in the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery in FSU’s Fine Arts Building. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will open on Friday, Sept. 11, and will be on display through Friday, Oct. 2. 

The exhibit will feature paintings, drawings and sculpture from Dr. Charles “Bud” McElfish and photographs from Martin Heavner. Both artists are Cumberland natives who grew up together on Bedford Road before graduating from FSU, McElfish with a bachelor’s in chemistry in 1977 and Heavner with a master’s in business administration in 1992. 

The show offers reflective scenes of ...

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Allegany Arts Council Continues Artist Relief Funding PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Deb Litman   
Friday, 05 June 2020 15:32

The Allegany Arts Council has distributed a total of $1,250 as part of its
micro-grant program available to artist members of the organization. The Artist Relief Fund is
intended to assist practicing artists who have been impacted by the effects of COVID-19, and to
supplement funding, grants and loans available through other sources. The deadline to apply
for Artist Relief funding is June 30, 2020.
“Supporting local artists is key to preserving the arts in our community, especially during
difficult times,” said Arts Council Executive Director Julie Westendorff. “We want to ensure that
our regional arts scene emerges as strong as ever once this crisis has passed.”
In order to be eligible for Artist Relief funding, applicants must meet the following guidelines:
- Applicant ...

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Mountain City Traditional Arts to Host Virtual Concert with Todd Burge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mountain City Traditional Arts   
Friday, 08 May 2020 16:01

Todd BurgeLive music in traditional venues is on hold for now, but the music hasn't been silenced. Scores of musicians are broadcasting live from their living rooms to computer screens around the world. Join West Virginian traditional singer and songwriter Todd Burge in a live concert, Saturday, May 9th at 4 pm. ! To tune in check out facebook.com/toddburge. The virtual event will take the place of his previously scheduled performance at Mountain City Traditional Arts and can be accessed through the venue’s Facebook page.

Through the decades, Burge has earned his place as one of the most enduring figures in the West Virginia music scene. His music draws from his rich life experiences expressed with humor and accompanied by his guitar skills. He has an ...

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Plein Air Event postponed to 2021 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Deb Litman   
Tuesday, 05 May 2020 09:24
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