• Thu
    01
    Feb
    2018
    4:30 pmHampshire County Public Library, 315 W. Main St., Romney, WV

    First Thursday of each month. 4:30PM chaired by Charlie Snead 304-298-3039  Open to the Public. Anyone with interest in what the Arts Council is doing is welcome to attend to help plan for future activities.

  • Mon
    05
    Feb
    2018
    10:00 amHampshire County Public Library, upstairs

    Focus Theme: Fog. Romney, WV 10-11:30AM 2nd Floor Hampshire County Public Library, Info Sandra Patterson 304-496-7345 All photography enthusiasts are welcome to meet to share their work, share pointers, seek advice. March theme: Cold.

  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018
    1:00 pmHampshire County Public Library, 315 W. Main St., Romney, WV

    Bring your original prose or poetry or your favorites on the theme of love and dedicate them to your honey (or not!)

    Musical presentations also encouraged.  Sign up at the desk at the Library in advance or at the event.

    All ages invited.

    Cookies & Punch provided

  • Sun
    11
    Feb
    2018
    2:00 pmThe River House, 24 Rickie Davy Lane/Rt. 50, Capon Bridge, WV

    Ice Mountain Writers & HAMS (Hampshire Actors & Makers of Shows), The River House Writers, and Hampshire County Arts Council Invite You to Bring your original prose or poetry or your favorites on the theme of love and dedicate them to your honey (or not!) Musical presentations also encouraged

    All ages invited. Cookies & punch provided.

  • Thu
    01
    Mar
    2018
    4:30PM-6PMHampshire County Public Library, 315 W. Main St., Romney, WV

    First Thursday of each month. 4:30PM chaired by Charlie Snead 304-298-3039Open to the Public. Anyone with interest in what the Arts Council is doing is welcome to attend to help plan for future activities.

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018
    10:30AM-3PMHampshire County Public Library, 315 W. Main St., Romney, WV
    Calling all Artists!  The Hampshire County Arts Council (HCAC) is pleased to announce the Spring Fine Arts Show to be held March 5 – March 24 at the Hampshire County Public Library, Romney, West Virginia.  Open to all adult artists, the event seeks to recognize the quality and diversity of art being created in West Virginia and the surrounding states.  Dot Procter of Bethesda, Maryland will judge the competition.  Dot has displayed her work in The Byrne Gallery, Art Galley of Potomac, Glen Echo Park, Edison Gallery and Dover Public Library.  Presently her work is displayed at the Bridge St. Gallery in South Dartmouth, MA and the Gallery Wright in Wilmington, VT.
               Three cash awards will be presented at the opening reception to be held March 9 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Library; $250 for Best in Show, $125 for 2nd place (the Vincent Melzac Memorial Award), and $75 for 3rd place. Honorable Mention ribbon(s) will be awarded at the discretion of the judge and HCAC.
                The fee to enter the show is $20 for members of HCAC and $30 for non-members, which will allow the artist to enter up to 3 items.  Work should be brought to the library on Saturday March 3, between 10:30 am & 3 pm.  All art must be original work created on or after January 1, 2016, and not exceed the size limitations outlined in the Call for Entries     Contact Ibi Hinrichs at visualarts@hampshirearts.org or call at 703-655-1767 for more information.

     

  • Mon
    05
    Mar
    2018
    Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018
    Hampshire County Public Library, 315 W. Main St., Romney, WV

    During normal Library operating hours. Open to all adult artists, the event seeks to recognize the quality and diversity of art being created in West Virginia and the surrounding states.  Dot Procter of Bethesda, Maryland will judge the competition.  http://hampshirearts.org/spring-fine-arts-show-march-5-24/

  • Mon
    05
    Mar
    2018
    10:00 amHampshire County Public Library, upstairs

    Focus Theme: Cold. Romney, WV 10-11:30AM 2nd Floor Hampshire County Public Library, Info Sandra Patterson 304-496-7345 All photography enthusiasts are welcome to meet to share their work, share pointers, seek advice. April theme: STATUES & MONUMENTS.

  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018
    7:30 pmThe Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St., Romney W

    This engaging quartet traces the rich tributaries of Americana – Blues, Bluegrass, and New Orleans juke joint Rhythm & Blues, enduring genres newly electrified with a modern charge. Click for more info about the group.  Click here for advance tickets.

  • Mon
    02
    Apr
    2018
    10:00 amHampshire County Public Library, upstairs

    Focus Theme: Statues & Monuments. Hampshire County Public Library, 315 W. Main St., 2nd Floor, Romney, WV 10-11:30AM, Info Sandra Patterson 304-496-7345 All photography enthusiasts are welcome to meet to share their work, share pointers, seek advice. May theme: Blue Hour.

  • Thu
    05
    Apr
    2018
    4:30 pmApril Only: Bank of Romney Community Building, Main St. at Grafton St.., Romney, WV

    First Thursday of each month. 4:30PM chaired by Charlie Snead 304-298-3039  Open to the Public. Anyone with interest in what the Arts Council is doing is welcome to attend to help plan for future activities.

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
    5:30PM-9PMThe Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St., Romney WV

    Potluck meal followed by Annual Meeting of Members and live music by Hay Fever.  All are welcome to attend.

  • Fri
    27
    Apr
    2018
    7:00 pmHampshire High School, Trojan Way, Romney, WV

    Shakespeare’s immortal tale of ambition, lust, and murderous treachery will be brilliantly updated and brought to life by Vintage Theatre Company’s The Rustic Mechanicals in this benefit fund raiser for the Hampshire County High School.  The School’s stage floor is in great need of repair and all proceeds from the performance will be donated to this cause.  Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door or or

    .  Students 18 and under will be admitted free. (You do not need a Paypal account — just go to “Pay with Credit or Debit Card” button.)

  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018
    7:30 pmThe Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St., Romney, WV

    Bluegrass Music Advance TIckets

  • Mon
    07
    May
    2018
    10:00 amHampshire County Public Library, upstairs

    Focus Theme: Blue Hour. Hampshire County Public Library, 315 W. Main St., 2nd Floor, Romney, WV 10-11:30AM, Info Sandra Patterson 304-496-7345 All photography enthusiasts are welcome to meet to share their work, share pointers, seek advice. June theme: Oddities.

  • Mon
    04
    Jun
    2018
    10:00 amHampshire County Public Library, upstairs

    Focus Theme: Oddities. Hampshire County Public Library, 315 W. Main St., 2nd Floor, Romney, WV 10-11:30AM, Info Sandra Patterson 304-496-7345 All photography enthusiasts are welcome to meet to share their work, share pointers, seek advice. July theme: TBA

  • Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018
    1-2 pmHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    In this art class taught by Sibyl MacKenzie, students will learn how to make dynamic compositions that draw the eye around the surface, provide balance and elegance, and interest in line and shape that can be an intriguing and educational effort. Pre-registration required.  $5 per student.   For registration and info see NEW! Arts Adventure Workshops for Youth

  • Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018
    11 am-12 noonHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    The Ukulele Club that will meet every Friday, beginning June 8 at 11 am for 1 hour with lessons and practice under the leadership of Jim Morris.  The club will be open to youth and adults of all ages and of all levels of experience.   There will be ukuleles available for use; those that have their own instruments are asked to bring them.  Beginners will soon find that they are becoming proficient enough to play along with more experienced musicians.  Before the end of the summer, we look forward to having the ukulele club perform for local events!

    $5 per session ($35 available for the 9 scheduled Ukulele Club sessions concluding Aug. 10).   (Class will not be held Aug. 3 during the Peach Festival.)  After Aug. 10, schedules will be determined by club members and instructor to accommodate their schedules.

  • Thu
    14
    Jun
    2018
    Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018
    9:30 am - 10:30 amHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    Create your own comic strip!  Artist Robin Pancake will teach students in this 2-session class the basics of cartooning.  At the end of the two sessions, students will have completed their own comic strip. Pre-registration required.  $5 per student.   For registration see NEW! Arts Adventure Workshops for Youth

  • Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018
    11 am-12 noonHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    The Ukulele Club that will meet every Friday, beginning June 8 at 11 am for 1 hour with lessons and practice under the leadership of Jim Morris.  The club will be open to youth and adults of all ages and of all levels of experience.   There will be ukuleles available for use; those that have their own instruments are asked to bring them.  Beginners will soon find that they are becoming proficient enough to play along with more experienced musicians.  Before the end of the summer, we look forward to having the ukulele club perform for local events!

    $5 per session ($35 available for the 9 scheduled Ukulele Club sessions concluding Aug. 10).   (Class will not be held Aug. 3 during the Peach Festival.)  After Aug. 10, schedules will be determined by club members and instructor to accommodate their schedules.

  • Fri
    22
    Jun
    2018
    1-2:30 pmHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    Missy Shockey will show students how to blend and dry brush colors to create their own Beach Scene masterpieces. For students entering 3rd grade in the fall through this year’s high school graduates. Fee $5. Class size limited to 12; advanced registration requested. NEW! Arts Adventure Workshops for Youth   For additional info, call Joanne Snead, 304-298-3039.

  • Fri
    22
    Jun
    2018
    11 am-12 noonHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    The Ukulele Club meets every Friday,  at 11 am for 1 hour with lessons and practice under the leadership of Jim Morris.  The club will be open to youth and adults of all ages and of all levels of experience.   There will be ukuleles available for use; those that have their own instruments are asked to bring them.  Beginners will soon find that they are becoming proficient enough to play along with more experienced musicians.  Before the end of the summer, we look forward to having the ukulele club perform for local events!

  • Fri
    22
    Jun
    2018
    3-4:30 pmHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    Missy Shockey will show students how to blend and dry brush colors to create their own Dream Catcher masterpieces. For students entering 3rd grade in the fall through this year’s high school graduates. Fee $5. Class size limited to 12; advanced registration requested. NEW! Arts Adventure Workshops for Youth   For additional info, call Joanne Snead, 304-298-3039.

  • Fri
    29
    Jun
    2018
    1-2 pmHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    A beginning Origami class at the Hampshire Co-op,taught by Nancy Judd. Class size limited to 8. For students entering 3rd grade in the fall through this year’s high school graduates. Fee $5. Advanced registration required. For registration and info see NEW! Arts Adventure Workshops for Youth.  Registration also available at the Co-op.

  • Fri
    29
    Jun
    2018
    11 am-12 noonHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    The Ukulele Club that will meet every Friday, beginning June 8 at 11 am for 1 hour with lessons and practice under the leadership of Jim Morris.  The club will be open to youth and adults of all ages and of all levels of experience.   There will be ukuleles available for use; those that have their own instruments are asked to bring them.  Beginners will soon find that they are becoming proficient enough to play along with more experienced musicians.  Before the end of the summer, we look forward to having the ukulele club perform for local events!

    $5 per session ($35 available for the 9 scheduled Ukulele Club sessions concluding Aug. 10).   (Class will not be held Aug. 3 during the Peach Festival.)  After Aug. 10, schedules will be determined by club members and instructor to accommodate their schedules.

  • Fri
    06
    Jul
    2018
    11 am-12 noonHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    The Ukulele Club that will meet every Friday, beginning June 8 at 11 am for 1 hour with lessons and practice under the leadership of Jim Morris.  The club will be open to youth and adults of all ages and of all levels of experience.   There will be ukuleles available for use; those that have their own instruments are asked to bring them.  Beginners will soon find that they are becoming proficient enough to play along with more experienced musicians.  Before the end of the summer, we look forward to having the ukulele club perform for local events!

    $5 per session ($35 available for the 9 scheduled Ukulele Club sessions concluding Aug. 10).   (Class will not be held Aug. 3 during the Peach Festival.)  After Aug. 10, schedules will be determined by club members and instructor to accommodate their schedules.

  • Fri
    06
    Jul
    2018
    11 am-12 noonHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    The Ukulele Club meets every Friday,  at 11 am for 1 hour with lessons and practice under the leadership of Jim Morris.  The club will be open to youth and adults of all ages and of all levels of experience.   There will be ukuleles available for use; those that have their own instruments are asked to bring them.  Beginners will soon find that they are becoming proficient enough to play along with more experienced musicians.  Before the end of the summer, we look forward to having the ukulele club perform for local events!

  • Thu
    12
    Jul
    2018
    1-3 pmHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    Learn the basics of watercolor painting with instructor Barbie Hillenbrand.  Get past the fear of painting with watercolor and learn the magic ways behind creating great paintings.  For students entering 3rd grade in the fall through this year’s high school graduates. Fee $5. Advanced registration required. For registration and info see NEW! Arts Adventure Workshops for Youth.  Registration also available at the Co-op.

    working in watercolors
    working in watercolors

  • Fri
    13
    Jul
    2018
    1-3 pmHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    Learn the basics of watercolor painting with instructor Barbie Hillenbrand.  Students will learn to take a deeper look at what they see. Is black really black? Is white really white? For students entering 3rd grade in the fall through this year’s high school graduates. Fee $5. Advanced registration required. For registration and info see NEW! Arts Adventure Workshops for Youth.  Registration also available at the Co-op.

    in watercolor class
    in watercolor class

  • Fri
    13
    Jul
    2018
    11 am-12 noonHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    The Ukulele Club that will meet every Friday, beginning June 8 at 11 am for 1 hour with lessons and practice under the leadership of Jim Morris.  The club will be open to youth and adults of all ages and of all levels of experience.   There will be ukuleles available for use; those that have their own instruments are asked to bring them.  Beginners will soon find that they are becoming proficient enough to play along with more experienced musicians.  Before the end of the summer, we look forward to having the ukulele club perform for local events!

    $5 per session ($35 available for the 9 scheduled Ukulele Club sessions concluding Aug. 10).   (Class will not be held Aug. 3 during the Peach Festival.)  After Aug. 10, schedules will be determined by club members and instructor to accommodate their schedules.

  • Fri
    13
    Jul
    2018
    11 am-12 noonHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    The Ukulele Club that will meet every Friday, beginning June 8 at 11 am for 1 hour with lessons and practice under the leadership of Jim Morris.  The club will be open to youth and adults of all ages and of all levels of experience.   There will be ukuleles available for use; those that have their own instruments are asked to bring them.  Beginners will soon find that they are becoming proficient enough to play along with more experienced musicians.  Before the end of the summer, we look forward to having the ukulele club perform for local events!

    $5 per session ($35 available for the 9 scheduled Ukulele Club sessions concluding Aug. 10).   (Class will not be held Aug. 3 during the Peach Festival.)  After Aug. 10, schedules will be determined by club members and instructor to accommodate their schedules.

  • Fri
    20
    Jul
    2018
    11 am-12 noonHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    The Ukulele Club that will meet every Friday, beginning June 8 at 11 am for 1 hour with lessons and practice under the leadership of Jim Morris.  The club will be open to youth and adults of all ages and of all levels of experience.   There will be ukuleles available for use; those that have their own instruments are asked to bring them.  Beginners will soon find that they are becoming proficient enough to play along with more experienced musicians.  Before the end of the summer, we look forward to having the ukulele club perform for local events!

    $5 per session  (Class will not be held Aug. 3 during the Peach Festival.)  After Aug. 10, schedules will be determined by club members and instructor to accommodate their schedules.

  • Fri
    20
    Jul
    2018
    11 am-12 noonHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    The Ukulele Club that will meet every Friday, beginning June 8 at 11 am for 1 hour with lessons and practice under the leadership of Jim Morris.  The club will be open to youth and adults of all ages and of all levels of experience.   There will be ukuleles available for use; those that have their own instruments are asked to bring them.  Beginners will soon find that they are becoming proficient enough to play along with more experienced musicians.  Before the end of the summer, we look forward to having the ukulele club perform for local events!

    $5 per session ($35 available for the 9 scheduled Ukulele Club sessions concluding Aug. 10).   (Class will not be held Aug. 3 during the Peach Festival.)  After Aug. 10, schedules will be determined by club members and instructor to accommodate their schedules.

  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018
    10:00 amHampshire County Public Library

    Artists are invited to bring their own drawing supplies and join fellow artists for a time of sketching and sharing.  For information call Robin Pancake, 304-822-5663.  

  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018
    11 am-12 noonHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    The Ukulele Club that will meet every Friday, beginning June 8 at 11 am for 1 hour with lessons and practice under the leadership of Jim Morris.  The club will be open to youth and adults of all ages and of all levels of experience.   There will be ukuleles available for use; those that have their own instruments are asked to bring them.  Beginners will soon find that they are becoming proficient enough to play along with more experienced musicians.  Before the end of the summer, we look forward to having the ukulele club perform for local events!

    $5 per session  (Class will not be held Aug. 3 during the Peach Festival.)  After Aug. 10, schedules will be determined by club members and instructor to accommodate their schedules.

  • Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018
    11 am-12 noonHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    The Ukulele Club that will meet every Friday, beginning June 8 at 11 am for 1 hour with lessons and practice under the leadership of Jim Morris.  The club will be open to youth and adults of all ages and of all levels of experience.   There will be ukuleles available for use; those that have their own instruments are asked to bring them.  Beginners will soon find that they are becoming proficient enough to play along with more experienced musicians.  Before the end of the summer, we look forward to having the ukulele club perform for local events!

    $5 per session ($35 available for the 9 scheduled Ukulele Club sessions concluding Aug. 10).   (Class will not be held Aug. 3 during the Peach Festival.)  After Aug. 10, schedules will be determined by club members and instructor to accommodate their schedules.

  • Fri
    10
    Aug
    2018
    11 am-12 noonHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    The Ukulele Club that will meet every Friday, beginning June 8 at 11 am for 1 hour with lessons and practice under the leadership of Jim Morris.  The club will be open to youth and adults of all ages and of all levels of experience.   There will be ukuleles available for use; those that have their own instruments are asked to bring them.  Beginners will soon find that they are becoming proficient enough to play along with more experienced musicians.  Before the end of the summer, we look forward to having the ukulele club perform for local events!

    $5 per session ($35 available for the 9 scheduled Ukulele Club sessions concluding Aug. 10).   (Class will not be held Aug. 3 during the Peach Festival.)  After Aug. 10, schedules will be determined by club members and instructor to accommodate their schedules.

  • Fri
    10
    Aug
    2018
    9:15 am-10:30 amHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    What do you see while listening to music?  Do you see shapes, patterns, colors or lines?  Does the music change your mood?  Students in this class led by Judi Gaydos will use those tools to interpret images and feelings they find, through art, while listening to music.  For students entering 3rd grade in the fall through this year’s high school graduates. Fee $5. Advanced registration required. For registration and info see NEW! Arts Adventure Workshops for Youth.  Registration also available at the Co-op.

  • Sat
    11
    Aug
    2018
    9 am - 11 amHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    Architecture, in the United States ranges from simple shelters to technology-inspired super-structures.  Some of you may know the history and “who”of these dwellings, but do you know why some of these buildings have the personalities that they do? Why were the materials used and not something else?  Why small windows, two floors instead of 4 and are they all so different?  In this class taught by Judi Gaydos, students will take a closer look at why these buildings were built and try to answer those questions.  This class is open to youth and adults. Fee $5. Advanced registration required. For registration and info see NEW! Arts Adventure Workshops for Youth.  Registration also available at the Co-op.

  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018
    7:00 pmThe River House, 24 Rickie Davy Lane, Capon Bridge, WV
    Hampshire County Arts Council will present East Coast-based quartet Roosevelt Dime, an engaging brotherhood of musicians, who trace the rich tributaries of Americana – Blues, Bluegrass, and New Orleans juke joint Rhythm & Blues, enduring genres newly electrified with a modern charge. $8 in advance
    .  

    $8 at the door for Hampshire County Arts Council members, $10 at the door for non-HCAC-members, $5 student
    kids 17 & under free
  • Fri
    07
    Sep
    2018
    4:30 amHampshire Co-op, 56 S. Marsham St., Romney

    Jack O’Hearn, Community Arts Coordinator with the WV Div. of Culture and History, will explain how his organization can assist individual artists, arts organizations, community non-profits, and schools in providing a thriving environment for creative expression and appreciation for the arts.  Free and open to all interested persons.  Sponsored by the Hampshire County Arts Council.  For information call Charlie Snead at 304-298-3039.

  • Sat
    08
    Sep
    2018
    7:00 pmThe River House, 24 Rickie Davy Lane, Capon Bridge, WV
    Hampshire County Arts Council will present The Resonant Rogues, the Asheville, NC-based songwriting soul child of partners Sparrow and Keith J. Smith. With influences that include Appalachian old-time, Balkan folk music, Swing Manouche, and early New Orleans Jazz, they take their favorite flavors and blend them into a delicious, danceable dish.
    . $8 in advance
    .  

    $8 at the door for Hampshire County Arts Council members, $10 at the door for non-HCAC-members, $5 student
    kids 17 & under free
  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018
    Various locations in Capon Bridge and Romney, WV

    A festival in Hampshire County designed to celebrate and showcase our artists and musicians. Details to come.

  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmThe Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St., Romney, WV

    Dance-friendly, toe-tapping fun with The Flashbacks. with an eclectic mix of Oldies, Classics, Rock, and Vintage Country from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's.  Advance Tickets: Members $8  

    , Non-HCAC-Members $10 

  • Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018
    7:00 pmThe River House, 24 Rickie Davy Lane, Capon Bridge, WV
    Hampshire County Arts Council will present returning fiddle player Finn Magill in a new configuration focusing on his Brazilian music. 

    Brazilian Strings Trio joins three of the most innovative instrumentalists on the contemporary Brazilian musical scene.  Ted Falcon and Andrew Finn Magill are both multi-genre violinists who after years of living in Brazil have become ambassadors of the growing Brazilian violin movement. Rounding out the trio is Brazilian guitarist Nando Duarte, a giant of the contemporary Brazilian music scene and an award-winning composer and arranger.

    For advance tickets or call 304-856-2440 or email info@hampshirearts.org Tickets available at the door $10 (HCAC members $8), under 17 free.