Adams County Arts Council – Supporting the arts in Adams County, PA


JUNE 21, 2018

A water color by Arthur Shilstone entitled “Sagging Gun at Sunrise”. Painted in 1944, it shows members of the military’s Ghost Army inspecting a product of their overnight’s work.

The 3rdthursdaynoon series continues on June 21st with art and history enthusiast Judie Butterfield’s presentation entitled, “Artful Deception in WWll: How the Allies used a variety of types of art, and the talents of the artists employing them, to deceive the Axis powers.”

Judie will focus on two major battles, the invasion of Sicily in 1943, and the invasion of Normandy which took place one year later. She will show how intelligence agencies of the U.S. and Britain took advantage of the talented artists within their ranks to ensure a military advantage that resulted in their success in both instances. She will describe how theatre arts, sculpture, literature, painting, sound editing, and other artful genre were employed to deceive and confuse German and Italian forces. She will also list the contributions of the participants such as Ian Fleming, Bill Blass, Graham Greene, and Julia Child who later became well-known. She will even tell how gangster Lucky Luciano did his part.

A Gettysburg resident, Judie is a dedicated community volunteer and former President of the Adams County Arts Council Board of Directors. She credits her interest in WWll with having lived in Normandy with her career military husband a mere 16 years after the German occupation of the region. She remembers that “our landlord, our neighbors, the local shopkeepers had all lived through that terrible wartime experience.”

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Auburn University and Masters degrees in Curriculum Design and Counseling from Auburn and Troy University.

The hour-long program is free and open to the public.

JULY 19, 2018

Chef Anna Robison will be cooking up the perfect roasted corn & tomato salad, a recipe you will use all summer long from birthdays to cookouts.

Additionally, the Ragged Edge Roasting Co. will be onsite for a coffee tasting featuring their new summer flavors.