Amazing Tablescape Information Session— 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown. Interested in becoming an in-person or online designer? Visit the Atrium to learn more. RSVP [email protected] or 301-797-5727.
“Phantasmagoria” — Through Aug. 27, Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Five local artists express the grotesque and fantastical through a variety of mediums, abstracting, surrealism and the effects of time. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm. 410-848-7272 or carrollcountyartscouncil.org.
“agricultural color” — Through Aug. 27, Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Featuring three local artists, it celebrates farming as a necessity to support a thriving community of individuals. From growing crops to raising animals for food or wool, visitors will see beauty from sunrise to sunset. Free entry. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm. 410-848-7272 or carrollcountyartscouncil.org.
“Ordinary Magic: An Octogenarian’s Garden” — Aug. 28, Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. In this series of paintings focusing on botanical elements in abstract settings, David Wolff expresses his fascination with the mysteries inherent in the complex and sensual forms and wonders presented by nature. Daily from 9 am to 5 pm. 301-698-0656 or delaplaine.org.
“Inventing History: Memories of Good Times That Never Were” — Aug. 28, Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. The pencil drawings in this exhibition depict life in the 1940s that exists only in the artist’s imagination. David Hoff’s artwork is filled with characters, places, and events that he calls “visual folklore.” Daily from 9 am to 5 pm. 301-698-0656 or delaplaine.org.
“Over 70 Shows” — Aug. 28, Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. Works in various media by local artists over 70 years old. 301-698-0656 or delaplaine.org.
“Abstraction and Illustration” — Aug. 28, Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. Dave Moreland’s artistic practice of late has used both abstraction and illustration, and combinations of the two. The exhibition also includes a long-standing interest in the use of self-portraits and art history. Daily from 9 am to 5 pm. 301-698-0656 or delaplaine.org.
“Levels: Life in Layers” — Through Aug. 28, District Arts, 15 N. Market. Saint, Frederick. A body of two- and three-dimensional work created in stages by modeling organic shapes and then creating contrast with line and color. Frederick County artist Rhea Reeves Steen. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday-Tuesday. districtarts.com/rhea-reeves-stein.
“On the Way, Walking the Camino de Santiago” — Through Aug. 28, Blanche Ames Gallery, 4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick. See the show by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings. [email protected], include name, phone, date/time to see show. frederickuu.org.
Valley Art Association August Member Show — Through Aug. 28, Mansion House Art Center & Gallery, 480 Highland Ave., Hagerstown. for free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 301-797-2867 or valleyartassoc.com.
“Abstract and Reflection” — through Aug. 28, Eastside Artists’ Gallery, 313 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Abstract paintings by Lynn Hotes and Fused Glass by Steven Gibson. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. [email protected]
“The Carnival” — Through Aug. 31, Majestic Theater Art Gallery, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, Pa. Portraits, multimedia portraits by Gettysburg College alum Sarah Jacobs. Features a series of portraits and is named for the traveling carnival that visits Jacobs’ hometown of Littlestown each August. 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 717-337-8200 or gettysburgmajestic.org.
“uncharted territory” — Sept. 9, Tatem Arts Center, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. A site-specific, experimental installation by artist Virginia Sperry that continues her personal exploration into the complexities of race in America. Artist reception 4 to 6 pm August 27. Gallery hours are daily from 9 am to 7 pm. 301-696-3285 or hood.edu.
Frederick County Art Association Exhibition — Sept. 9, Frederick Health Crestwood Center, 7211 Bank Court, Frederick. Original works of art including oil, watercolor, mixed media, and photography from some of Frederick’s most talented artists. Gallery is open Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm frederickhealth.org/crestwoodart.
“Unstructured Rise” — Sept. 23, Frederick Arts Council Arts Center, 5 E. Second St., Frederick. Featuring a variety of materials including fabric and cast iron, it highlights Elisa Eames’ approach to creating a multi-media experience for viewers of her work. Alyssa grew up in Emmitsburg, now DC Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 10 am to 5 pm, Friday 11 am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. 301-662-4190 or frederickartscouncil.org.
“Infinite Growth: An Exhibition of LBGTQ+ Artists” — Sept. 23, FAC Arts Center, 5 E. Second St., Frederick. Artists from Frederick, Baltimore and DC 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday, 11 am to 4 pm Friday, 11 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. frederickartscouncil.org.
“Breathtaker: The Groundbreaking Graphic Novel From Concept to Comics” — Oct. 29, Esther Prangley Rice Gallery at McDaniel College, Peterson Hall, 2 College Hill, Westminster. Featuring original works of art in conjunction with a remastered version of the acclaimed graphic novel “Breathtaker” by Mark Wheatley and Mark Hempel. Features more than 90 original works of art and explores the creative and physical processes undertaken during the original production of the “Breathtaker” comic in the 1990s, as well as how the work was reimagined during Titan Comics’ re-production stages. Release. Reception 5:30 Aug. 25 to 6 pm with gallery talk at 410-857-2595 or estherprangleyricegallery.com.