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WCAC Gallery features solo show by Michael Maginnis

WCAC Gallery features solo show by Michael Maginnis

Hagerstown, MD- New work by local artist and teacher Michael Maginnis will be shown in a solo exhibition at the WCAC Gallery, opening Saturday, August 11. An opening reception will be held that evening 6-9pm, free and open to the public.
Maginnis tends to be more interested in exploring new means of expression than in attaining high mastery of those already discovered. His view of life is that it presents the possibility of so many different types of experience that to linger on any singleone for long denies life's potential for rich variety. He describes himself as happiest when observing and manifesting the extremes of human experience. His sketchbooks are filled with ideas for sculptures, paintings, and theatre props, drawn out and then left for what he sees as the "right time and place" to realize them.
Michael Maginnis serves as a fine arts and science teacher at Antietam Academy, Education Programs Manager for the Washington County Arts Council, and Out and About photographer for Hagerstown Magazine.
He earned a BFA in 2002 from Frostburg State University. Raised in Smithsburg, Michael purchased a Hagerstown home in 2003 and has since worked to increase his involvement in community arts. He currently serves as part of the Washington County Teen Idol committee and has joined Authentic Community Theatre's Summer Institute for the Arts as a props and set designer. His work has been previously shown at the Washington County Arts Council gallery in Hagerstown.
Michael experiences another recharge through his relationship with his fiancĒ Stacy Bressler, Fine Arts instructor at Smithsburg Middle School. They reside in Hagerstown with their two cats, Blaze and Ember. Michael's hobbies include cooking, home improvement, working out at the gym, reading, and collecting web videos.
The WCAC Gallery is located in historic downtown Hagerstown at 14 West Washington Street. Summer hours are Tuesday-Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday 10am-1pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, and by appointment.

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