Civil War talk | Tonight

Dan Hakenson will discuss Col. John S. Mosby’s Loudoun Heights fight on Jan. 10, 1864, tonight at Camp Hill Methodist Church in Harpers Ferry.

The talk is part of the monthly Harpers Ferry Civil War Roundtable. The free program begins at 8 p.m. at the church at 601 W. Washington St. For more information, call 301-639-8855 or email kfwichtendahl@gmail.com.


Art show | Through Jan. 29

Shepherdstown artist Rebecca Grace Jones’ “Artplay at 60 – Using the Daily News as Inspiration” art exhibit continues at the AHA Fire Hall Gallery at 108 N. George St. in Charles Town through Jan. 29.

The free show may be seen during the gallery’s regular hours from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. To know more: Call the gallery at 304-724-2090.


Photo exhibition | Ongoing

“Vision of the Ages” – a rare exhibit of modern photography made with historic processes curated by award-winning Martinsburg photographer Rip Smith – will remain on view at the Ice House Gallery in Berkeley Springs during the gallery’s regular hours (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends) through Feb. 23.

Smith said photographs in the exhibit are examples of wet-plate collodian tintypes, bromoil prints, cyanotypes, Van Dykes, silver gelatin and more.

The Ice House is located at Independence and Mercer streets downtown. For details, call 304-258-2300 or go to macicehouse.org.


Harpers Ferry show | Ongoing

See the latest exhibit at Steam at Harpers Ferry through Feb. 2 at the gallery at 180 High St.

The display shows off works by the year’s most popular artists including Eric Holstine’s “Celestial Escape” and “Milton the Mechanical Marvel”; Leigh Anne Cassell’s “Steampunk Dr. Who”; Jason Edwards’s “Captain Tomorrow Gives Chase in His Red Balloon”; and Christopher Loggie’s “Steampunk Nutcracker” as well as popular 3D images and a Steampunk Advent Calendar.

Learn more about Steam by contacting owner Cynthia Gayton (304-885-0094 or Cynthia@steamatharpersferry.com).


Art exhibit | Ongoing

An exhibit showcasing West Virginia-made paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, mixed media and crafts may be seen from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays at the Dunn Building in Martinsburg.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s 18th West Virginia Juried Exhibition features 53 works created by 46 West Virginia artists. The exhibit runs through Feb. 21.


Get in touch: Do you have an Out&About item? Send it to editor@spiritofjefferson.com or put it in the mail: 114 N. Charles St., Charles Town 25414.





Out of Africa

African music and drums | Jan. 15

The New York Times had this to say about Children of Uganda: “The stage, awash in vivid blue, was a veritable explosion of frenetic hips and pulsating drums. It was euphoric. Along with art, Children of

Uganda is a celebration of dignity.” The music, drum and dance performance begins at 8 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Frank Theater at Shepherd University. Tickets may be secured through the theater’s box office.

Admission costs $15 or $10 for faculty, staff and seniors while children 18 and younger pay $5 and Shepherd students get in free with a Rambler ID. For other information, go to Childrenofuganda.org.


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