April 25, 2012The Washington County Arts Council is pleased to announce its May 2012 exhibits, “Shirley Fout Miller, Lady With A Quill Pen” and “Saint James School Student Art Exhibit.” Ms. Miller is an artist and award-winning interior designer. As a young child, Ms. Miller was diagnosed with tuberculosis and subsequently hospitalized at the State Sanatorium in Sabillasville, Maryland. While there, she taught herself drawing and enrolled in a correspondence course from the New York School of Interior Decoration. Thus began her art career, which has spanned decades. Ms. Miller will exhibit a wide range of her work: pieces from her own and private collections, a sample of commissioned work, and new work. There will be originals, prints and stationary for sale. The “Shirley Fout Miller, Lady With A Quill Pen” exhibit is sponsored by Haven and Brandon Younger; Dale Stein and Dominic Ambrosi; Ann and Mark Fulton; and Gordon’s Grocery, Inc. Accompanying Ms. Miller’s exhibit will be the “Saint James School Student Art Exhibit” coordinated by Jeremy McDonald, art teacher in the school’s Fine Arts Department. The idea for this pairing met with Ms. Miller’s strong approval, as she and her husband Richard have been friends of Saint James School over the years. According to the “Review, Saint James School, The Magazine for Alumni, Parents and Friends,--Fall Edition 2010,” “…..Shirley’s artwork of various buildings on campus has been featured on the School’s Christmas cards, invitations, and wall hangings throughout the Saint James School community….” The Washington County Arts Council will host an opening reception on Friday, May 11, 2012 from 5-7pm at the gallery located at 14 W Washington Street just off the square in downtown Hagerstown. The exhibits run from 5/4/2012 through 5/26/2012. For information, contact gallery manager, Ashley Durboraw at 301-791-3132 or email@example.com.