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Bedford County Arts Council September 2012 Edition

September 3, 2012 - Emily Dimov-Gottshall
Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-5p.m. ~ Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-7p.m. ~ Sunday 12-4 p.m. ~ ~ 814-623-1538 September 2012

Serving those who create art and those enriched by art




Prints & Paintings














* Open to all artists

BOB CORRIGAN presides over a free atelier Wednesdays,11am-2pm. Bring your art supplies and lunch and come on down. But please call first so we can expect you. POLITICIANS according to P.J. O'Rourke: The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn.

The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it. Paintings by ~ MERRILL SMITH ~

August 29-September 29

Smith began as a self-taught "pencil, pen and ink kind of guy." But that all changed when he attended five workshops taught by professional artists. "I had never tried oils before and this was my only formal training with them. Now I hardly ever do pencil, pen and ink-why go back to a black and white TV when you have color?"

"Rembrandt's work always fascinated me because his objects seem to come out of the darkness and into the light. It was like playing with a flashlight as a kid-everything was nothing in darkness until I put a light on it and it then turned into something." Many pieces in the show, both landscapes and still lifes, reflect that fascination. "I am always discovering new techniques and styles to try. It is always a learning experience on the move, joyful frustration."

Please come meet the artist at a reception 1-3 p.m. Sunday, September 9. AROUND THE COUNTY AND BEYOND The Pennsylvania Consort presents the Manhattan Piano Trio, "one of the most creative and dynamic young ensembles in the U.S.," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 22 in the Bedford Methodist Church. $7 in advance, $8 at the door, students half price. OR b uy a block of six tickets-adults $40, students $18-and use one for each performance or take five friends to a single performance. (, e-mail; 733-2920) Check Facebook or inquire at to find out what kind of excitement is at Locality this month.

The Bedford Community Drum Circle meets at the Alpaca Shop at 7:30 the third Friday of every month. Most likely the 21st this month. (Pitt at Richard Streets; 310-2157)

FROSTBURG . . . . . . The Frostburg Museum presents the work of our own Cindy Inman September 11-October 6. We are invited to the artist's reception 5-8 p.m. Saturday, September 22. (Hill and Oak Streets; noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday; free. 301 689 1195; )

INDIANA . . . . . . IUP invites us all to add our voices to a karaoke version of Sound of Music at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 23 in the Fisher Auditorium. Come dressed as your favorite character or find something in the small complimentary bag of props to help you get in the mood to sing along. (724-357-2547;;

Let your fingers do the walking to find out what's up in the big cities: for Pittsburgh; for Philadelphia; for DC; and for the Smithsonian museums.

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