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9 N Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States

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March 2017

Allegany Public Schools Student Art Show

March 21 @ 11:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm
The Allegany Arts Council, 9 N Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States
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The Allegany County Public Schools Student Art Show will be located on the SECOND floor of the Saville Gallery. Come check out the best of student artwork from Allegany County Public Schools! The event reception will be on Saturday, March 25 6-8pm.

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Arts Saturdays: Draw in the Style of a Famous Artist

March 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Allegany Arts Council, 9 N Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States
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Kids will learn to draw in the style of Charley Harper - an American Modernist artist. He was best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints and illusatrations. Donna Miller, former design director at the National Widlife Federation will lead the class. All classes are recommended for ages 7-12, unless otherwise noted. Cost is $5 for AAC members, and $10 for non members. To register please call 301-777-2787.

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Backbone Mountain Review Reading & Reception

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Allegany Arts Council, 9 N Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States
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Sunday, March 26, 2-4pm. Schwab Mountain Maryland Gallery Join us for the much anticipated release of this year's Review, featuring the area's best literary talents. This annual publication is co-sponsored by FSU's Center for Literary Arts, the Allegany Arts Council, and the Allegany County Library System. For more information, email art@alleganyarts.org.

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Photo II with Marlaina

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Allegany Arts Council, 9 N Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States
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Marlaina will be teaching Photography in Cumberland, MD on March 29th, Wednesday, from 6-7:30 pm. Meet at 9 N. Center St (Arts Council) for warm-up then outside for a photo shoot. $45 per student SLR (DSLR) Camera class will cover the basic functions, trouble shooting for difficult lighting & subject situations with a touch of creative development *Equipment Required* 1.) A Digital SLR Camera (DSLR) with interchangeable lenses with "manual" mode 2.) Camera Owner Manual, read prior to class 3.)…

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April 2017

Photo Boot Camp

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Allegany Arts Council, 9 N Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States
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A fun "Boot Camp" led by photographers Darrin Isom and Michael Hunter Thompson. Includes a photo scavenger hunt, a visit to a professional studio, and a nontraditional portrait project that will be included in the Allegany National Photo Exhibition in the Saville Gallery during the month of April. Open to children from the ages of 8 -12. BRING- a camera a lunch 3-4 items that represents the child (This is for an untraditional portrait project) PLEASE sign up in advance.…

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Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition

April 7 @ 11:00 am - April 21 @ 11:00 am
The Allegany Arts Council, 9 N Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States
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This 3rd Annual event will meld the region’s rich concentration of photographic artists with an influx of national photographers in a juried competition for over $5000 in cash prizes. This year's juror is Shannon Thomas Perich, Curator in the Photographic History Collection, Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 8th from 6-8 pm. Prizes will be awarded at the reception. Photographers chosen for the exhibition are as follows: Mark Coggins; Kyle Kim;…

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Juror’s Talk at the Allegany Museum

April 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Allegany Arts Council, 9 N Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States
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Allegany National Photography Competion & Exhibition juror Shannon Thomas Perich (Curator in the Photographic History Collection, Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History) will give a talk at the Allegany Museum. The topic of the evening will be "Why Photography Matters." This talk is free and open to the public.

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Arts Saturdays: Found Object Sculpture

April 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Allegany Arts Council, 9 N Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States
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Led by farrier Sean Losee. Bring small interesting “junk” items, to combine with others from Sean and create something artistic. Sean is bringing his welding equipment; kids will get to observe how two metal items can be connected by welding. All classes are recommended for ages 7-12, unless otherwise noted. Cost is $5 for AAC members, and $10 for non members. To register please call 301-777-2787.

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Reception:Allegany National Photography Exhibition & Competition

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Allegany Arts Council, 9 N Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States
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The photography exhibiton runs from April 8 through April 30. The reception, which is open to the public, is on Saturday, April 8th

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Reception:Allegany National Photography Exhibition & Competition

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Allegany Arts Council, 9 N Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States
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The photography exhibiton runs from April 8 through April 30. The reception, which is open to the public, is on Saturday, April 8th

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Arts Saturdays: Wire Creatures

April 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Allegany Arts Council, 9 N Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States
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Don't throw away those wire baskets used to hold the cork on bubbly bottles... they can become creatures of nature or imagination. Darrell Spence (of Appalachian Upholstery) leads the class on wire basket deconstruction and re-configuration. All classes are recommended for ages 7-12, unless otherwise noted. Cost is $5 for AAC members, and $10 for non members. To register please call 301-777-2787.

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Up, Up and & Away! Suitcase Soirée

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Allegany Arts Council, 9 N Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States
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The Suitcase Soirée is the Allegany Arts Council's main fundraising event. It is made possible through the generous contributions of local arts patrons. The Suitcase Soirée will take place Friday, April 28th from 6PM until 9PM at the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport. Tickets are $150. This ticket purchases a chance to win a trip for two on a private plane to a Florida resort hotel. Guests wishing to win a trip to Florida should arrive at the event with a…

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June 2017

Plein Air: Capture on Location What Your Camera Leaves Out

June 25 @ 9:00 am - June 26 @ 4:00 pm
The Allegany Arts Council, 9 N Centre St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States
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BARBARA JAENICKE WORKSHOP: Capture On Location What Your Camera Leaves Out This year's Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition juror, renowned artist Barbara Jaenicke, will lead a one-day workshop, Sunday, June 25, 9am to 4pm. Cost is $150 per person. Register early to guarantee a space! The workshop will guide artists through how to capture accurate information regarding values, color temperature and chroma (color intensity). Barbara will discuss and demonstrate (in oil) the specific visual information she strives to capture in…

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