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Poetry & Jazz at the Gallery

Potery by ,Art Page & Jazz Piano by Rob Earp
Jazz by,Steve Wright & Jennie Avila
2nd Sunday of each month,2 to 4pm,

Contact Ron Lytle on 301 - 791-6191 or Rob Earp at AllegroRob@Yahoo.com to be involved in this onging monthly event.

Jazz & Poetry
Standing is Charles Carey and Art Page playing piano



International Artist Exhibit
Roxana Ichim - Solo Exhibit

December 22 - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Art Show
December 22-29


<---Representive Dan Cumpata


The Christian Storytelling Cafe Announces Writing Contest

Winners of Writing Contest
Alssya Royster(1st placed student), Steve McCullum,
Patricia McCullum (overall winner), and Faith Crumbly (director) 

Faith Crumbly




Emerging Student Exhibit

Emerging Student Exhibit

Mt. Aetna Elementry School exhibit, was held Dec 2nd, with 30 students particapating.The creativey of these children work, quote Ron Lytle is amazing to be so young.Thums up for Mrs Candice Zollman, art teacher. Water - Color painting by7th grader Yana Gatz 

From the show



International Artist Exhibit
Elleny Pendefund - Solo Exhibit

December 15 - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Art Show
December 15-21

Elleny Pendefund  Elleny Pendefund

Elleny Pendefund

In a quiet Saturday Dec 15th, afternoon, while distinguished guests listened to talented  Piano musicians Mr Rob Earp, we had the privilege to show the work of a very gifted artist Elleny Pendefunda, that uses her ability to invent, depict, and describe to create meaning.

Elleny Pendefunda

In her work, the elements of composition, color, space and movement are handled with great sensitivity. As any young visual artist, she views the world with acuity, aware of dimensions of space, color, and textures unseen by those who simply look.
The process of creative interpretation as well as thinking with an aesthetic sense is resulting in a unique, personalized statement.
In a unique dance of color and talent, the more the artist works and refines her work, the more artistic the interpretation, setting the path for the future to become one of the most distinguished and accomplished artists in the world. Also in attendence was City Council, Lewis Metzner & Sculpture Mr Mike Williams, who will be exhibiting his work in Romania sponsored by Contemporary Art Gallery.

<---Counsilman Lewis Metzner


Get Into Shape


Belly Dancing Class October 12, 2012

Left to Right: Kathy Waldron, Earlene Sorrells, Natalie Barthlaw, Chrishanna Frayser, Andrea Frayser,  Instructor - Camile Frayser

Belly Dancing


Del Martin Ceramics

On display at the gallery until Oct 12, 2012

Del Martin at work

Variety of pieces pre-coloring

Unique pieces

A complete set


Christian Storytelling Cafe Soiree

October 7, 3-5, p.m.
Social Hall, John Wesley United Methodist Church,
129 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Park in the City Market Lot (free on Sundays), Enter off Jonathan St. Go to the rear of the church. Enter under the burgundy “Welcome” canopy. That door leads straight into the Social Hall. Same Story Lengths and Registration. Same Listening. More Refreshments.
No Meeting on Franklin St. on October 7




Poetry & Jazz at the Gallery

Jazz by,Steve Wright & Jennie Avila
Sept 9th,,2 to 4pm,


Contact Ron Lytle on 301 - 791-6191 to be involved in this onging monthly event.


Christian Storytelling Cafe

September 9th, 3-5, at the Gallery

You're invited to enjoy fully-prepared finger food! Bring a friend!

Register to speak (7-minute or 15 minutes and story title) at Ustoryteller@hotmail.com

This event will be repeated the first Sunday in Oct, Nov & Dec


Art In The Park 2012

Art In The Park 2012
September 1st & 2nd
Noon till dusk

Doubs-Wood Park Art Pavillion

Singers, Dancers, Musicians, Puppeteers, Magicians, Balloon Sculpting, Poets and more.


Co-Op Artists



Stefanie Boss & Mike ReedStefanie Boss

On June 1st, Stefanie Boss had her photo exhibit at Contemporary Art Gallery.




This is an on-going exhibit. 








Co-op Window



Exhibition by Ms Beatrice Moulin


Runs July 1st to July 30th

Opening reception July 14th, 2 to 4pm Beatrice Moulin
Beatrice Moulin Beatrice Moulin

Beatrice Moulin
Pictured: VP of CSAGI, Darrell Powell, Mrs. Doina Moulin, Artist Beatrice Moulin, and Ron Lytle, executive director of CSAGI.


On July 14th, Ms. Beatrice Moulin had her first solo exhibit since graduating from the University of the District of Columbia in Washington D.C. 
Beatrice Moulin fell in love with anime when she was really young. She taught herself how to draw with some guidance from her mom. In high school, she took technical drawing which spawned her love of architecture. She just graduated from the University of the District of Columbia with a bachelor's of science in architecture. She is the new after-school program director for the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, Inc.



Christian Storytelling Cafe

Sunday, August 5, 3-5, at the Gallery

You're invited to enjoy fully-prepared finger food! Bring a friend!

Register to speak (7-minute or 15 minutes and story title) at Ustoryteller@hotmail.com by Aug 1st.


"On Stage!" Vocal Performance Summer Day Camp -Sponsored by CSAGI

Intended for school students ages 5-17 who love to sing, this summer program provides enrichment in all areas of musical education, culminating in a star-studded performance to show off the skills they have learned "On Stage!" Created and directed by Lyric Soprano, Ashlyn Mazone-Lucas, holding both Masters and Bachelors degrees in Vocal Performance from the Catholic University of America.

Two 2-Week Program offerings:
July 2nd through 14th
July 23rd through Aug 4th

M-F 9 am to 330 pm, performance Saturday

Tuition $395

Before and After care available for an additional $25 per week.
8 am to 9 am, 330 pm to 430 pm

Talent-based and need-based scholarships available.
Applicants are encouraged to register by the early-bird deadline May 20th for eligibility.

Email your interest to onstageperformancecamp@gmail.com to request forms and information.

On StageBrochure
Download Brochure



Summer Arts "Camp"


Starting June Monday 11th , Tuesday12, Wednesday13, from 9am to 12 noon {4th to 8th grade}

Students will learn how to paint, watercolor, acrylic, make a collage and more.


Fee is $75 for 3 - days or pre - registor and only pay $60 per - week. { Materials - Included}


Flier for mini summer art camp


This is week to week mini summer - camp that we will offer every week until July 25th e,mail ; ronlytle3@netzero.net




Book Signing

June 10th, 2 to 4pm at the gallery

Book signing By, Erin Frazier

King. A False Prophet?
"King: A False Prophet?"


Lite Refreshments



Jessie Beard Book Signing

June 3rd,2 pm to 3pm

Songs from the Heart - Jessie Beard




Stefanie Boss Meet & Greet




Book Signing

May 20th, 2 to 4pm at the gallery

Book signing By, Jared Taylor

"New Lens , How i met Jesus on MTV"


Lite Refreshments




Emerging Student Exhibition


St Maria Goretti High School Exhibit

May 1st To May 15th, 2012

Reception May 12th, 1 to 3pm.

St Maria Goretti Students

The artwork of St. Maria Goretti High School students is representative of the skill of many talented young adults as well as the high quality of their artistic education. The self potraits in acrylics are particularly powerful and are able to capture the subtleties of personality. The self portraits on scratchboard likewise show dramatic contrast and are so craftfully done that they have the same quality that could be witnessed in professional gallery work. There are clay creations with terse statements that show very well how the poetic can be very readily congruent with the aesthetic. There are also clay masks that illustrate a certain youthful angst and humor. Finally there is incorporated into the show abstract two dimensional drawings which employ the use of color sharpies that are a very good excercise in training the youth to understand that color and shape are the basic components of any good art. All in all it is an outstanding show which hallows the importance of the arts in any academic curriculum.




Ashlyn Mazone-Lucas
In Recital

Wednesday, May 16th at 6pm

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive,  
Hagerstown, MD 21741

Ashlyn Mazone-LucasRecital Debut
Ashlyn Mazone-Lucas

As Director of Music at the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, Inc.

Performing works by Strauss, Puccini, Hoiby, Carpenter, Previn, and more.

Accompanied by Trevor Rowland

Reception to follow providing registration information for private vocal instruction and On Stage! Performance Summer Camp Program.




Ron LittleRon Little



International Artist Exhibit


Norina Consuela Forna

Reception Sunday April 15. 5-7pm

Exhibit runs through May 15


Norina Forna Norina Forna Norina Forna

Dan Cumpatat for Norina Forna
Norina Forna has some interesting and inexpensive pieces at the Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery. She has a combination of flower paintings, landscapes, and seascapes. Her traditional themes would lend themselves toward any classical decor to be found in a home. She employs painterly techniques that have a textural quality and provide an additional interest to her work. All of her paintings likewise have a simplicity that is refreshing. I would encourage all to give this Romanian artist a look as acquainting oneself with a variety of different aesthetics can do nothing less than create a better eye for beauty.





Book Signing

Apr 15th, 3 to 5pm at the gallery


George PetridisA book signing by Melanie Petridis & Nicholas Orfan
"Destiny Of an Artist:
The Artist Journey of George Petridis"


We invite you to join us, as we learn about the journey of a young Greek boy and his subsequent search for Destiny as an Artist.           

Q & A session and light refreshments will be provided.



Book Signing

Book SigningBook Signing

Book Signing

                       Petridis Fine Art



Christian Story-Telling

Apr 1 at the Gallery
Free for students Grade K-5


Story Telling
Faith Crumbly, Christian Storytelling Cafe Director; Colleen Steward came from Frederick, Maryland; Patricia McCullum and Steve McCullum of Hagerstown; Sadie Ashley and Conrad Ashley of Hagerstown; and Vernon Cartwright came from Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Story Telling



Emerging Student Exhibition


Mt Aetna Adventist Elementry School Exhibit

March 1st to March 31st, 2012






Visit the gallery to see all more of this exhibit!




Meet Co - op Artist, Mrs. Pat Hansford

Click to download flyer

Classes start Feb 4th
download flyer for details


Rev SinclairMarch 25th, 3 to 5pm at the gallery

Book signing By, Rev. Sinclair Grey lll

"God Held Back Your Night So That You Can Get It Right"


Lite Refreshments.










March 2-4, 3 to 4pm at the Gallery

"Purity" work shop

by Highlandview student Ms.Jazzmin Pride

for middle school & high school students. .

God's Girls
Download a letter to parents & guardians


Opening Reception


Kevin Watson - Oil/Acrylic Painting

Reception Feb 3, 5 to 8pm

Kevin flier

There will be live entertainment and refreshments provided.


Exhibit shown through February 2012




Black History Month Tribute


Feb 5th, 2012
Download Poster2 to 5pm


The theme wass Education Reform .." Shaping Our Future"


Review & Herald Publishing Assocation
55 West Oak Ridge Dr.,
Hagerstown, Md.


The scheduled speakers are Earl Stoner, Fanny Crawford, John Burrs, Nettie Anderson - Burrs, Dickson Tabi, Dora Rice, Kelly Wright, Jay Kelsh, Loretta Wright, Dewain Esmond, Kevin Watson , Thomas Segar, Yvonne Jenkins, and Robert Petties. " Hagerstown Y.M.C.A. Achivers "


Music: Arron Worthy, Students from Comemporary School Of The Arts & Music Program




Dr. Martin L King Jr. Day

Jan 15th 2012

2 to 4:00 pm
The Public is Invited to Attend
Dr Martin Luther King jr

Guest speaker: Ms. Yvonne Jenkins

Artist Kevin Watson will unveil his new oil - rich acrylic painting of Dr. Martin L. King Jr. The portrait will be auctioned off and the proceeds will benefit the Contemporary School Of The Arts After-School Program.

Also, Mr. Aaron Worthy will play the piano and saxophone.

CSAGI in the News!

Read Herald Mail article on the gallery here.

And this on Jan 16 covering our MLK ceremony.


Jazz at CSAGI

Jazz at CSAGI Dec 11

Contemporary Art Gallery, held its monthly ongoing Jazz & Poetry. It was a full house on Dec 11th, with Art Page & Charles Carver doing thier thing Poerty in Motions, music was play by River Knot Band,Kevin Hart,Tom Todran, Rasan Jones Aaron Worthy

Jazz & Poetry Jan 8th, 2 to 4pm

Jazz Artist ; Kerensa Gray,
Jazz & Poetry

Poetry Mike Julien,& Art Page Public is invited to attend.



Student Exhibit at M&M Accounting

Student Exhibit



Ron Lytle Exhibit at Meritus Hospital

Ron LytleRon Lytle ,Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Founder is exhibiting at Mertius Hospital. The exhibit features photos of local landmarks.

Show at Meritus

Ron Lytle is a member of
Valley Art Assoction,
Washington County Historical Society, Hagerstown Washington County Convention & Visitor Bureau,
Washinton County Art Council


Gallery Hours

Mon-Fri 11am to 3pm

Sat, Sun 1pm to 3 pm


after-school Programs

Mon-Thurs 3pm to 7pm

We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) school and gallery

dedicated to bringing art to the community

through after-school and community art programs.

Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, Inc.
4 W. Franklin Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 791-6191
e-mail ronlytle3@netzero.net 

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