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Franklin County Art Alliance Hosts 52nd Annual Exhibition Featuring Local Art and Awards

The Franklin County Art Alliance opened its 52nd Annual Exhibition on Sunday June 9, with a reception and award ceremony at Calvary United Methodist Church, 150 Norlo Drive in Fayetteville. Best of Show was awarded to Cindy Roberts Downs of Clear Spring, MD, and over $2500 worth of other awards were distributed to artists from throughout Franklin and Fulton Counties and Washington County, MD. The show features 270 works by 79 area artists and will remain on view through Thursday June 13, from 2-7pm. A wide variety of paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by area artists were judged by Steven Pearson, Chair of Creative Expression and the Arts and Professor of Studio Art at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD, and Susan Benigni-Landis, artist and educator from Lewisberry, PA.  Door prizes will be awarded each day throughout the show: original works of art by Alliance members, including last year’s Best of Show winner Kent Roberts of Shippensburg, PA.  The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 717-816-7568


Tammy Annette Robinson 1964-2024

For the past years, Tammy helped take care of her mother. She enjoyed watching game shows and listening to contemporary Christian music.

Robert William Gordon 1947-2024

Born August 18, 1947, a son of the late Merrill R. and Goldie E. Kotzmoyer Gordon, Bob liked to hunt and fish, and loved spending time with his family.

Janice Mae Keller 1938-2024

Janice always enjoyed shopping trips with her children and always used that opportunity to stop at her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden.

Ethel R. Smith 1935-2024

Ethel was a very loving and caring woman. She will always be remembered and cherished as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Sharon M. Matthews 1951-2024

Sharon enjoyed game shows on TV, mostly Wheel of Fortune. She also liked watching the Food Network and talk about what they made.

Ralph V. Foltz 1928-2024

Ralph enjoyed hunting, telling stories, and traveling around the United States on bus trips, alongside his wife Lois.

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