Hampshire County Arts Council

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Thank You!

The Hampshire County Arts Council sincerely thanks our faithful sponsors whose contributions allow us to offer the community many events each year.

You Can Help

The Hampshire County Arts Council earns a penny every time you search the Internet using GoodSearch.com, a search engine (powered by Yahoo!) that donates half its revenue—about a penny per search—to the charities its users designate. Use as you would any search engine.

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Go to www.goodsearch.com and go to the "participating non-profits" and "West Virginia" list to find us as the charity you want to support. Just 50 of us searching four times a day will raise about $730 in a year without anyone spending a dime! Please try it out, and spread the word! HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

Another way you can help

Click on the links below to download and print out fliers for upcoming events— pass them along or post them wherever you go that folks might see them. These are jpg files the should open in your browser.


Newsletter Editor to compile information from the various Council activities and edit for the designer for quarterly editions. Contact Charles Snead at 304-298-3039

Accessibility Advisory Committee Chair
Coordinate one meeting per year (late fall) to advise HCAC on how to make programs and activities more accessible to all members of the community. Contact Charles Snead, president 304-289-3039

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Coming Events...

See calendar for details. Some members list their own events on their own Member Artist pages. Please check their listings and support them. If you'd like to have your own Member Artist page (and we mean "artist" in the broad sense--painter, photographer, musician, actor, dancer, sculptor...whatever your art form), contact the webmaster by e-mail.

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Fall Concerts Added to Schedule

The Flashbacks will bring their dance-friendly, toe-tapping fun with an eclectic mix of Oldies, Classics, Rock, and Vintage Country from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's. to The Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St. in Romney, Saturday, September 30. Click to read more about them

The Flashbacks

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Husband-and-wife duo, The Honey Dewdrops are slated to return on Friday, October 14, with "Gorgeous harmonies, thrilling arrangements, and some remarkably insightful, honest writing.” - SING OUT!

Saturday, November 11, HCAC will present Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen, "making beautiful music together, this duo lit up the Mayfest stage...a remarkable singing voice...a match made in heaven," says Dennis Taylor of The Monterey Herald.

Members Sponsor Renowned Cellist September 16

Dottie Eddis & Lowell Hott have arranged a performance by Cellist Thomas Maternik-Piret at 7PM on Saturday, September 16 at Mt. Zion Methodist Church, on Augusta Ford Hill Rd. in Augusta. The evening is free (good will donations appreciated for the performer) thanks to sponsorship by Augusta Animal Hospital and Mt. Zion Methodist Church.

Cellist Thomas Maternik-Piret

French-born cellist Maternik-Piret began playing cello at eight eight in Avignon. After studying at Dijon and Paris Conservatoires her was offered a scholarship to study with Jerome Pernoo at the Royal College of Music of London, where he graduated with honors in 2009. Winner of several cello competitions and soloist with various orchestras, Thomas now resides in Jonesborough, TN, continiuing his career as a teacher and performer.

The program he will present is: Prelude from the Suite in G Major by Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite for Solo Cello by Caspar Cassady, and Sonata for Solo Cello by Zoltan Kodaly.

For further information call Dottie Eddis at 540-664-6930.

Art In Public Places: Jan Dodgins & Linda Landis

Jan Dodgins Photos at Bank of Romney

Photographs by Jan Dodgins are on display at The Bank of Romney on Main St. until September 11.

Linda Landis paintings at FNB Romney

Paintings by Linda Landis are featured at FNB Romney on North High St. until September 12.

HCAC Artists Opportunity

Opportunity to show/sell at Capon Bridge Founder's Day Festival September 23rd 10-6 and 24th 10-4 (You don't have to do both days). Free to HCAC members, inside dining hall so protected from elements.

Contact: Lynne Dolinger-Payne lynyp@aol.com 304-856-1428 or 703-507-8955


2017 Studio/Arts Tour Cancelled

The Annual Hampshire Highlands Art Sale & Tour has been put on hiatus for this year. Any artists who would like to participate in a future Tour should email studio@HampshireArts.org

Board Meeting Times & Locations

The Hampshire County Arts Council's monthly Planning Meetings now take place first Thursdays at 4:30PM at the Hampshire County Public Library in Romney. All members and anyone with an interest in helping make arts opportunities available in Hampshire County are welcome at any meeting.