Amazing Tablescapes Information Session— 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown. Interested in being a designer in person or online? Meet in 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 strange and fantastical through abstraction, surrealism and the effects of time through various mediums. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; From 10 am to 7 pm Tuesday and Thursday. 410-848-7272 or carrollcountyartscouncil.org.
“Agricolor” — through Aug. 27, Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Featuring three local artists, it celebrates agriculture as a necessity to support a thriving community of people. From growing crops to raising animals for food or wool, viewers will see beauty from sunrise to sunset. Free entry. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; From 10 am to 7 pm Tuesday and Thursday. 410-848-7272 or carrollcountyartscouncil.org.
“Ordinary Magic: An Eighty-Year-Old’s Garden” — through Aug. 28, Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. In this series of paintings that focus on botanical elements in abstract settings, David Wolff expresses his fascination with the mysteries embedded in the complex and sensual forms and surprises presented by nature. 9am to 5pm daily. 301-698-0656 or delaplaine.org.
“Inventing History: Treasured Memories of Good Times That Never Happen” — through 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 works are full of characters, places and events that make up what he calls “visual folktales”. 9am to 5pm daily. 301-698-0656 or delaplaine.org.
“Over 70 Show” — through Aug. 28, Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. Works in various media by local artists over 70 years. 301-698-0656 or delaplaine.org.
“Abstraction and figuration” — through Aug. 28, Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. Dave Moreland’s art practice has recently used both abstraction and figuration and combinations of the two. The exhibition also includes the use of self-portraiture and a long-standing interest in art history. 9am to 5pm daily. 301-698-0656 or delaplaine.org.
“Stratum: A Life of Layers” — through Aug. 28, DISTRICT Arts, 15 N. Market. St., Frederick. A body of two- and three-dimensional work created in stages by modeling organic forms and then creating contrast with line and color. Frederick County artist Rhea Reeves Stein. 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 to Tuesday. districtarts.com/rhea-reeves-stein.
“On the Road, Walking the Camino de Santiago” — through Aug. 28, Blanche Ames Gallery, 4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick. Watch the show on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings by appointment. [email protected], include name, phone, date/time to see the show. frederickuu.org.
Valley Art Association Members Exhibition in August — through Aug. 28, Mansion House Art Center & Gallery, 480 Highland Ave., Hagerstown. Free of charge. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 301-797-2867 or valleyartassoc.com.
“Summaries and Reflections” — through Aug. 28, Eastside Artists’ Gallery, 313 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Abstract paintings by Lynn Hotes and fused glass by Stephen Gibson. The opening hours of the gallery are from 13:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. [email protected]
“The Carnival” — through Aug. 31, Majestic Theater Art Gallery, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA. Portraits, multimedia paintings by Gettysburg College alumna Sarah Jacobs. It includes a series of portraits and is named after the traveling carnival that visits Jacobs’ hometown of Littlestown every August. 3pm to 7pm Monday to Friday, noon to 7.30pm Saturday, 1pm to 5pm Sunday. 717-337-8200 or gettysburgmajestic.org.
“Uncharted Territory” — through Sept. 9, Tatem Arts Center, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. A site-specific experimental installation by artist Virginia Speary that continues her personal exploration of the complexities of race in America. Artist reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on August 27. The opening hours of the gallery are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day. 301-696-3285 or hood.edu.
Frederick County Art Association Exhibition — through Sept. 9, Frederick Health Crestwood Center, 7211 Bank Court, Frederick. Original artwork including oil, watercolor, mixed media and photography by some of Frederick’s most talented artists. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. frederickhealth.org/crestwoodart.
“Unstructured Rise” — through Sept. 23, Frederick Arts Council Arts Center, 5 E. Second St., Frederick. It features a variety of materials, including textiles and cast iron, which highlight Alyssa Eames’ approach to creating a multimedia experience for viewers of her work. Alyssa grew up in Emmitsburg, now lives at DC Gallery, hours are 10am to 5pm Monday through Thursday, 11am to 4pm Friday, 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. 301-662-4190 or frederickartscouncil.org.
“Infinite Growth: An Exhibition of LBGTQ+ Artists” — through Sept. 23, FAC Art Center, 5 E. Second St., Frederick. Frederick, Baltimore and D.C. artists 10am to 5pm Monday through Thursday, 11am to 4pm Friday, 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. frederickartscouncil.org.
“Breathtaker: The Groundbreaking Graphic Novel From Concept To Comics” — through Oct. 29, McDaniel College, Esther Prangley Rice Gallery at Peterson Hall, 2 College Hill, Westminster. Includes original artwork related to the remastered edition of Mark Wheatley and Mark Hempel’s acclaimed Breathtaker graphic novel. Featuring more than 90 original artworks, it 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 adapted during the preparatory stages for the relaunch of Titan Comics release. Reception 5:30pm Aug 25 with gallery talk at 6pm 410-857-2595 or estherprangleyricegallery.com.