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R. Benjamin Jones Art Show held Nov. 19-20

The Hagerstown Community College Foundation, Inc. will host a reception, show, and sale of paintings by R. Benjamin Jones on Fri., Nov. 19 and Sat., Nov. 20, in the Kepler Theater. Event times are 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

This year’s show will feature local scenes of the Washington County countryside, as well as the downtown arts and entertainment district in Hagerstown. The show will also include Jones’ renowned portraits, landscapes, still-lifes, and animal paintings. A portion of the proceeds will benefit HCC and its students.

This event is free and open to the public. Raffle tickets, $20 each, are available for a chance to win an original R. Benjamin Jones painting. The winner, whose name will be drawn at the Saturday show, does not need to be present to win. A variety of note cards featuring paintings by the artist will also be sold.

Maryland artist R. Benjamin Jones is an accomplished painter who enjoys creating still-life, landscape, and portrait images of everyday life from his native Maryland, Lancaster County, Pa., New England, and other places he has visited. He seeks to portray the gentle beauty of the world in his paintings of delicate flowers, New England streets and harbors, Amish faces, and farm animals. He studied at the Maryland Institute of Fine Arts in Baltimore, the University of Maryland, and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and his works have been displayed in many galleries, private collections, and commercial businesses throughout the U.S. A retrospective of Jones’ work will be on display at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown in May 2011.

To view a selection of paintings that will appear in the year’s show at HCC, go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/alumni-friends. For more information, contact Lieba Cohen at 301-790-2800, ext. 213, or e-mail ljcohen@hagerstowncc.edu.