A History of Accomplishment

Since the beginning, the Hampshire County Arts Council has tapped the energies and talents of its volunteers to make things happen. Among the many events HCAC has presented are those listed at right. Until July 2006, the Arts Council's Fiscal Year and "Seasons" were March through February.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events History

Event          Date           Location

Millbrook Boys square dances 5/1/94 Hampshire High School cafeteria
1st Annual Meeting 5/19/95 American Legion
Benefit Concert: Walt Michael, Bill Troxler, Fresh Cut 6/2/95 WV School for Blind
1st Fall Fine Arts Show 9/9-10/95 Bank Romney Com. Room
Fall Concert: Madeline MacNeil 10/13/95 WV School for  Blind
2nd Annual Meeting/Art Auction 3/15/96 Bank Romney Comm. Rm.
1st Spring Fling Romney Middle School
Fabulous Beastly World Art by Hilmar Gottesthal/Poetry 5/1/96 Hamp. Public Library
1st Herb & Arts Gathering 6/8/96 Henderson's Heritage Herbs B&B

Concert on Lawn: Potomac Concert Band 8/1/96 WV Schools for D&B grounds
2nd Fall Art Show (Heritage Days flooded out) 9/7-8/96 Bank Romney Comm. Rm.
Fall Concert: Walt Michael, Zan McLeod 11/1/96 WV School for Blind
Duncan Inches  Shakespeare 1/9/97 WV School for Blind
Cabin Fever Concert: Critton Hollow String Band 2/11/97 WV School for Blind
3rd Annual Meeting 3/14/97 Hamp. Public Library
2nd Spring Fling 4/26/97 Romney Middle School
2nd Herb & Arts Gathering 6/7/97 Wapocoma Station
Concert on Lawn: Frostburg Arion Band 6/1/97 WV School Deaf Multipurposeose Room

1st art Camp 7/14/-18/97 Cty. Fairgrounds
Concert on Lawn: Maddie MacNeil 7/19/97 Potomac Center
Concert on Lawn: ? 8/10/97 Potomac Center
3rd Fall Art Show: judge Mercedes Nunez 9/1/97 Bank Romney Comm. Rm.
Duncan Inches  Shakespeare Program 1/1/98 Hampshire House
Cabin Fever Concert with Walt Michael & Robin Bullock 2/1/98 WV School for Blind
Ice Mountain Writers with Colleen Anderson 4/1/98 WV School for Blind
Spring Fling 4/25/98 Romney Middle School
3rd Herb & Arts Gathering Wapocoma Station
Concert on the Lawn: Potomac Concert Band? 6/1/98 Potomac Center

2nd Art Camp HC Fairground
Concert on Lawn: Sue Ribaudo & Sue Trainor 7/1/98 Potomac Center
Concert on Lawn:Chorus of the Potomac Barbershop Singers, Ladybirds 8/9/98 Potomac Center
4th Fall Art Show: judge Sharon Teabo 9/1/98 Bank Romney Com. Bldg.

Cabin Fever Concert: Janet Gillies, Jim Clark photo program 2/1/99 WV School for Blind
Yo-Yo Fest/Spring Fling 3/5/99 Romney Middle School
US Air Force Band, Clarinet Quartet 3/11/99 WV School for Blind
Annual Meeting 3/19/99 Bank Romney Com. Room
Ice Mtn Writers Evening with Grace Cavalieri 4/1/99 WV School for Blind
4th Herb & Arts Gathering 6/5/99 Bottling Works grounds
Concert on Lawn: Frostburg Arion Band 6/20/99 Potomac Center

Concert on Lawn: Hot Soup 7/1/99 Potomac Center
3rd Art Camp "Colonial Arts" 7/19-23/99 WV School for Blind
Concert on Lawn: Scott Ainslie, Francis Chilcoat trio opened 8/22/99 Potomac Center
5th Fall Art Show: judge Mercedes Nunez 9/1/99 Bank Romney Com. Bldg.
3rd Art Auction 11/6/99 Bank Romney Comm. Bldg
Cabin Fever Concert: Madeline MacNeil 2/1/00 WV School for Blind
Annual Meeting, Open Mike 3/1/00 Bank Romney Com. Bldg.
Spring Concert: Trio Chorda, Hilary Hott & Aaron Eiler opened 3/1/00 WV School for Blind
Handbell Concert/violin/piano 5/1/00 WV School for Blind
5th Herb & Art Gathering 5/00 Bottling Works
Concert on Lawn: Queen City Funk & Soul 6/22/00 Potomac Center
Concert on Lawn: Heather & Pete Heywood, Tom Smith & Wattie Lees) 7/14/00 Potomac Center
4th Art Camp "Movement in the Arts" 7/1/00 WV School Deaf Multipurpose Room
Concert on Lawn: The Martin Family/Rock Candy Cloggers 8/11/00 Potomac Center
6th Fall Art Show/Scott Allen retrospective: judge Blaine Larson 9/8-9/00 Bank Romney Com. Bldg.
Sparky Rucker School Program 9/8/00 Capon Bridge Middle School
Sparky Rucker School Program 9/8/00 Romney Middle School
Sparky Rucker/Heritage Days Civil War Program 9/9/00 Taggart Hall porch
Sparky Rucker/Heritage Days Blues Concert 9/9/00 Bank Romney Com. Bldg Lot
Holiday Gathering 12/00 Robin Pancake's house
Ice Mtn Writers Evening with Colleen Anderson 1/1/01 WV School for Blind
Cabin Fever: Walt Michael & Ralph Gordon 2/16/01 WVSchool for Blind

Annual Meeting/Open Mike 3/16/01 Bank Romney Com. Bldg
Ice Mtn Writers Evening with Ann Pancake 4/1/01 WVSchool for Blind
Coffeehouse: Bonni McKeown & Ed Morgret 5/1/01 Taggart Hall
6th Herb & Art Gathering 6/2/01 Bottling Works grounds
Concert on the Lawn: Hot Soup 6/21/01 Potomac Center
5th Art Camp (Hooked on the Arts) 7/16-21/2002 WV School Deaf Multipur.Rm
Concert on the Lawn: Scots/Irish: Smith, Lees & Byrne 7/21/01 Potomac Center
Concert on the Lawn: Soup Kitchen 8/11/01 Potomac Center
Ilene Evans School Program 9/7/01 Capon Bridge Middle
Ilene Evans School Program 9/7/01 Romney Middle School
Ilene Evans/Heritage Days Performance 9/8/01 Taggart Hall gazebo
Julie Adams & The Rhino Boys/Heritage Days Concert 9/8/01 Bank Romney Com. Bldg Lot
7th Fall Art Show: judge Jenny Wright 9/8-9/02 Bank Romney Com. Bldg.
Homage to Israel Welch Concert 9/16/01 Taggart Hall gazebo
Coffeehouse: Bonni McKeown & Ed Morgret 11/2/01 Taggart Hall
GEAR UP Concert: Walt Michael & Company 11/26/01 Capon Bridge Middle
GEAR UP Concert: Walt Michael & Company 11/26/01 Romney Middle School
Holiday Gathering/John O'Brien reading 12/14/01 Library
Cabin Fever Concert: The Unfortunate Rakes 2/15/02 WVSchool for Blind

Annual Meeting/Focus on Food/Open Mike 3/15/02 Mayhew Auto Showroom
Ice Mtn Writers Evening with Eddy Pendarvis 4/12/02 WVSchool for Blind
Lonesome Highway Bluegrass Concert 4/20/02 WVSchool Deaf Multipur.Rm.
Coffeehouse: Colleen Anderson & George Castelle 5/3/02 Taggart Hall
7th Herb & Arts concert: Annie Wenz
6/1/02 Taggart Hall gazebo
Concert on the Lawn (Bob Zentz) 6/23/02 Potomac Center
Concert on the Lawn (Mick Souter) 7/21/02 Potomac Center
6th Art Camp (Art is in the Air) 7/22-26/02 WVSchool Deaf Multipur.Rm.
Concert on the Lawn: BluesWorks 8/4/02 Potomac Center
8th Fall Fine Art Show: judge Ellen Elmes 9/7-8/02 Bank Romney Com. Room
Magpie school program 9/6/02 CBMS
Magpie school program 9/6/02 Romney Middle School
Magpie/Heritage Days Public Concert 9/7/02 Taggart Hall gazebo
Fall Concert: Harmonia 9/20/02 WV School for Blind
Coffeehouse: Micah Burgess 11/1/02 Taggart Hall
Cabin Fever: Nordika 2/21/03 WV School for Blind

Annual Meeting 3/14/03 Bank of Romney Comm Bldg.
Ice Mtn Writers/Kate Long & Robin Kessinger 4/11/03 WV School for Blind
Challenge America Grant concert 5/03 Hampshire High School, CBMS
Methodist Bell Choir concert 5/11/03 WV School Blind HS Auditorium
Coffeehouse: Jesse Palidofsky trio 5/2/03 Bottling Works
8th Herb & Arts: Mountain Thyme 6/7/03 Taggart Hall gazebo
Concert on the Lawn: Shenanigans 6/22/03 Potomac Center
7th Art Camp (Water) 7/?/03 WVSchool Deaf Multipur.Rm.
Concert on the Lawn: Town & Country Blues/Old Time with Millbrook Boys, Mike Baytop, Jay Summerour and Barrelhouse Bonni 7/20/03 Potomac Center
Concert on the Lawn: Pangea Steel Drum Combo 8/10/03 Potomac Center
9th Fall Fine Art Show, judge Hilmar Gottesthal 9/12-13/03 Bank Romney Com. Room
Fall Concert: Simple Gifts 9/28/03 WV School for Blind
Coffeehouse: Joanne Juskus 11/7/03 Bottling Works
Cabin Fever Concert: Critton Hollow String Band 2/20/04 WV School for Deaf Mulltipurpose Room

Spring/Annual Meeting: Walt Michael & Bill Troxler 3/19/04 Bottling Works
Ice Mtn Writers with Monica Perz Waddington 4/16/04 WV School for Deaf Mulltipurpose Room
Coffeehouse: Intrepid Jazz Trio 5/7/04 Bottling Works
1st HCAC Spring Festival 5/15/04 Potomac Center
Concert on the Lawn: The Kennedys 6/20/04 Potomac Center
8th Art Camp (Inherit Th Arts) 7/?/04 WVSchool Deaf Multipur.Rm.
Concert on the Lawn: Cephas & Wiggins 7/25/04 Potomac Center
Concert on the Lawn: Ensemble Typmanon (Nick Blanton & Paul Oorts) 8/8/04 Potomac Center
10th Fall Fine Art Show- judge Jennifer Mallory McBee 9/11-12/04 Bank Romney Com. Room
Fall Concert: Randall Avers, Hollyhock Trio opened 10/15/04 WV School for Deaf Mulltipurpose Room
Coffeehouse: Maralyn Lovell & Larry Brown 11/5/04 Bottling Works
Winter concert: Guy Davis, Francis Chilcoat Band opened 1/7/05 Bottling Works
Cabin Fever Concert: South Mountain String Band & Rock Candy Cloggers 2/19/05 Bottling Works

11th Annual Meeting (open mike) 3/18/05 Bottling Works
Spring Concert: Jim Byrne, Tom Smith & Wattie Lees 4/1/05 Bottling Works
Ice Mtn Writers with Heidi Muller & Bob Webb 4/8/05 Bottling Works
Coffeehouse: Andrew McKnight 5/7/05 Bottling Works
2nd Spring Festival 5/21/05 WV D&B
Concert on the Lawn: Wolf Creek Session 6/19/05 Potomac Center
9th Art Camp (Treasures In Time) 7/?/05 WVSchool Deaf Multipur.Rm.
Concert on the Lawn: Minas 7/17/05 Potomac Center
Concert on the Lawn: John McCutcheon 8/7/05 Potomac Center
11th Fall Fine Art Show (    ) 9/10-11/05 Bank Romney Com. Room
Fall Concert: Laura Fuentes & Calicante 10/21/05 Bottling Works
Coffeehouse: Robin Kessinger & Adam__ 11/4/05 Bottling Works
10th Cabin Fever Concert: Port Righ (Jo & Wayne Morrison) 2/6/06 Bottling Works
12th Annual Meeting: Croabh Rua 3/17/06 Bottling Works
Ice Mtn Writers with Dennis Jay 4//2006 Bottling Works
Coffeehouse: Todd Burge 5/7/06 Bottling Works
Marxer & Fink (1-3rd grades countywide 2 performances) 5/30/06 Hampshire High School Auditorium
Concert on the Lawn: Andrew Reissiger & Jonathon Byrd 6/18/06 Potomac Center

Concert on the Lawn: Two of A Kind 7/16/06 Potomac Center
10th Summer Art Camp 7/14/06 WV School Deaf Mulltipurpose RoomRm
Concert on the Lawn: The Blue Rhythm Boys 8/7/06 Potomac Center
12th Fall Fine Art Show (Geraldine & Bruce Kiefer) 9/9-10/06 Bank Romney Com. Room
Fall Concert: Genticorum 10/6/06 Bottling Works
Fall Concert: Johnny Staats & Robert Shaffer 11/18/06 Bottling Works
Coffeehouse: Lady D 11/3/06 Bottling Works
School Program: Simple Gifts 1/12/07 Augusta Elementary
Winter Concert: Simple Gifts 1/12/07 Bottling Works
11th Cabin Fever: Just4Fun & Chorus of the Potomac 2/16/07 Bottling Works
13th Annual Mtg. & Concert: Pipeline 3/2/07 Bottling Works
Spring Concert: Acoustic Eidolon 3/30/07 Bottling Works
Spring Concert: Christine Lavin, Dan Frechette 4/21/07 Bottling Works
Spring Concert: Siora & Hampshire High School Jazz Ensemble 5/1/07 Bottling Works
Spring Coffeehouse: Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen) 5/4/07 Bottling Works
Summer Concert on the Lawn: The Hula Monsters 6/17/07 Potomac Center
   
Summer Concert on the Lawn: Osubi Craig & The Prophecy Project 7/19/07 Potomac Center
11th Summer Art Camp (African Art) 7/20-25/07 WV School for Deaf
Summer Concert on the Lawn: Magpie 8/5/07 Potomac Center
13th Fall Fine Art Show ( judge) 9/8-9/07 Bank of Romney Com. Rm
Fall Concert: Emily Smith Trio 10/5/07 Bottling Works
Fall Concert: Pierce Pettis 11/2/07 Bottling Works
Winter Concert: Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Ophelia String Band opened 1/4/08 Bottling Works
Winter Concert: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas 1/20/08 Bottling Works
Winter Concert: Ernie Hawkins 2/1/08 Bottling Works
Cabin Fever Concert: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason 2/15/08 Bottling Works
Spring Concert: Tony Trischka 4/4/08 Bottling Works
School Program: Simple Gifts 5/16/08 Romney Elementary
Spring Concert: Simple Gifts 5/16/08 Bottling Works
Summer Concert on the Lawn (Resonance Steel Ensemble) 6/20/08 Potomac Center

12th Summer Art Camp 7/14-18/08 WV School for Deaf
Summer Concert on the Lawn (Randy Barrett & Barretones) 7/20/08 Potomac Center
Summer Concert on the Lawn (Small Potatoes) 8/10/08 Potomac Center
Fall Concert (Guy Davis)    10/11/08 Bottling Works
14th Fall Juried Fine Art Show (Jan Frenke judge) 10/08 Bottling Works
Fall Concert (Tom Chapin) 11/2/08 Bottling Works
Fall Concert(Bryan Bowers) 11/14/08 Bottling Works
1st Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour 12/5-7/08 Bottling Works & around the county
Winter (Chris Smither) 1/9/09 Bottling Works
Winter (Adcocks & Gray) 2/28/09 Bottling Works
Annual Meeting & Celebration at start of 15th year 3/15/09 Bottling Works
Spring (Potluck-Adams/Anderson & Vuranch) 4/3/09 Bottling Works
Spring (Tim O'Brien & Todd Burge) 4/18/09 Bottling Works
Summer Concert on the Lawn (Michael & Carrie Kiine) 6/21/09 Potomac Center
Instrument-making Workshop for kids with The Barnstormers 7/19/09 Potomac Center
Summer Concert on the Lawn (The Barnstormers with The Rock Candy Cloggers 7/19/09 Potomac Center
Summer Concert on the Lawn (String Fever) 8/9/09 Potomac Center
Fall Concert (The April Verch Band) 10/2/09 Bottling Works
15th Fall Juried Fine Art Show (Christina Collins-Smith, judge) 10/09 Bottling Works
Winter Concert (Staats & Shafer) 11/7/09 Bottling Works
2nd Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour 12/4-6/09 Bottling Works & around the county
Winter Concert (Ouros) 1/9/10 Bottling Works
Cabin Fever Concert (Madeline MacNeil) 2/27/10 Bottling Works
Spring Concert (Gandy Dancer) 4/2/10 Bottling Works
Summer Concert (Suzanne & Jim) 6/18/10 Bottling Works
Summer Concert on the Lawn (Hot Soup) 6/20/10 Potomac Center

Summer Concert on the Lawn (The Prophecy Music Project) 7/18/10 Potomac Center
Summer Concert on the Lawn (Anne Hills) 8/15/10 Potomac Center
Fall Concert (Bradley N. Litwin) 10/1/10 Bottling Works
Fall Concert (ABS Balalaika Trio) 11/6/10 Bottling Works
Fall Concert (Bryan Bowers) 11/12/10 Bottling Works
3rd Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour 12/3-5/10 Bottling Works & around the county
The Grinch (theatre production) 12/4 & 5/10 Bottling Works
Winter Concert (Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group) 1/7/11 Bottling Works
Cabin Fever Concert Lawn (The Rich Franklin Trio) 2/19/11 Bottling Works
Love Letters (theatre production) 3/4, 5 7 6/11 Bottling Works
Spring Concert (Craobh Rua) 4/1/11 Bottling Works
The Knights of the Round Table (theatre production) 5/20, 21 & 22/11 Bottling Works
Summer Concert on the Lawn (Old Sledge) 6/19/11 Potomac Center

Summer Concert on the Lawn (Jay Smar) 7/17/11 Potomac Center
Summer Concert on the Lawn (The Martin Family Band) 8/14/11 Potomac Center
Fall Concert (The Paul McKenna Band) 9/30/11 Bottling Works
Fall Concert (Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble) 10/21/11 Bottling Works
4th Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour 12/2-4/11 Bottling Works & around the county
Winter Concert (Ernie Hawkins) 1/7/12 Bottling Works
Cabin Fever Concert (The Honey DewDrops) 2/18/12 Bottling Works
Spring Concert (Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade) 3/24/12 Bottling Works
Summer Concert on the Lawn (The 1937 Flood) 6/17/12 Potomac Center


Summer Concert on the Lawn (The Unfortunate Rakes) 7/15/12 Potomac Center
Summer Concert on the Lawn (The US Navy Band Cruisers) 8/12/12 WV Schools for the Deaf & Blind
Fall Concert (The April Verch Band) 9/23/12 Bottling Works
Fall Concert (Sarah McQuaid) 10/5/12 Bottling Works
Fall Concert (Cuarteto Rustico) 11/10/12 Bottling Works
5th Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour 12/7-9/12 Bottling Works & around the county
Cabin Fever Concert (Lizabeth Flood) 2/23/13 Bottling Works
Spring Concert (Bruce Molsky)
3/23/13 Bottling Works
Spring Concert (Sankofa Dance Theater) 4/20/13 Bottling Works
Summer Concert on the Lawn (Furnace Mountain) 6/23/13 Potomac Center


Summer Concert on the Lawn (Potomac Concert Band) 7/21/13 Bottling Works
13th Summer Art Camp 7/8-12/13 WV School for Deaf Summer Concert on the Lawn (Brad & Ken Kolodner) 8/4/13Potomac Center
Fall Concert (The Sweetback Sisters) 10/12/13 Bottling Works
Fall Concert (Comas) 11/15/13 Bottling Works
7th Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour 11/15-17/13 around the county
Cabin Fever Concert (Billy Thompson) 2/22/14 Bottling Works
Spring Concert (Cuarteto Rustico)
4/5/14Bottling Works
Spring Concert (The Stray Birds) 5/3/14 Bottling Works
Summer Concert on the Lawn (Mo'Town Steel) 6/22/14 Potomac Center


Summer Concert on the Lawn (Sally Rogers & Howie Bursen) 7/27/14 Bottling Works
14th Summer Art Camp 6/23-27/14 WV Schools for Deaf & Blind
Summer Concert on the Lawn (Just4Fun) 8/10/14Taggart Hall Gazebo
Fall Concert (The Duhks, ApplePappy opened) 10/19/14 Bottling Works
Fall Concert (Professor Louie and the Crowmatix) 11/8/14 Bottling Works
8th Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour 11/14-16/14 around the county
Redneck Rhymin' & Reading 2/14/15 Hampshire County Public Library
Spring Concert (Music of Latin America: Patricio Acevedo, Steve Bloom & John Stenger) 3/28/15 Bottling Works
Spring Concert (Andy Cohen & Eleanor Ellis Blues)
4/18/15Bottling Works
Spring Concert (Ralph Gordon, Alexander Mitchell & Micheal G. Ronstadt) 5/1/15 Bottling Works
Summer Concert on the Lawn (TarabRaqs) 6/21/15 Potomac Center


Fall Fine Art Show 10/1/15-11/7/15 Hampshire County Public Library
Fall Concert (Critton Hollow String Band) 11/7/15Bottling Works
Soldier Come Home (Veterans Tribute)11/14/15Bottling Works
Anyone Can Learn To Draw Workshop 2/16 Hampshire County Public Library
Words of Love With Cookies 2/13/16 Hampshire County Public Library
Spring Concert: The Paul McKenna Band 3/19/16 Bottling Works
Spring Music: The Cabin Jammers 4/9/16 Bottling Works
Spring Fine Art Show 5/13/16-6/6/16 Hampshire County Public Library