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Blacksmithing class in Dillsboro
There will be a “War-Hammer Making” blacksmithing course taught by Brock Martin from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro. For more information of this workshop, class fees, the JCGEP, and more, visit www.jcgep.org.
Under the photography depths
The Sylva Photo Club will present “Underwater Photography” by Dr. John Highsmith at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Cullowhee Methodist Church at Western Carolina University.
Highsmith has been taking photographs since he was 16, and has over 20 years experience in scuba diving. He lives in Clyde where he has a cosmetic and implant-dental practice. He has traveled worldwide and will be present stunning images of aquatic sea creatures photographed from around the globe. Highsmith will be sharing technical information, and his thought process behind the creation of these images.
Share and Tell will follow using the theme of the program. The theme for the month of December is “Festive.” Download pictures on a USB drive for sharing.
Cost for this program is a $5 donation for visitors (applied to membership). Membership to the Sylva Photo Club is a $20 donation, $10 for students per year.
‘It’s a Small, Small Work’
The Haywood County Arts Council’s (HCAC) latest exhibit, “It’s a Small, Small Work,” will run through Dec. 24 at their Gallery & Gifts showcase room in downtown Waynesville.
The 2016 exhibit features 60 artists and almost 200 individual works of art for sale.
The small work show was launched in 2008 in response to a declining economy and to demonstrate that original artwork can be affordable. Most businesses, homes and apartments can accommodate smaller works of art — and the show promotes buying local and regional work to help support artists in Western North Carolina.
• Cullowhee watercolorist Craig Forrest will showcase a 15-piece collection of new works throughout the month of December at the It’s By Nature gallery in downtown Sylva. 828.631.3020 or www.itsbynature.com/upcomingevents.
• The exhibit entitled “Fear No Art” by Isabella Jacovino, an artist and author of many dark-epic fantasy novels, will be on display throughout December at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. An artist reception will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the library. Using the grit, grime and socially provocative nature of “guerilla art” as a foundation and blending influences from Dadaism alongside digital elements of bricolage and mixed media techniques, the exhibit offers an exploration of “anti-art” where in concern for “traditional” aesthetics are not present.
• There will be a “War-Hammer Making” blacksmithing course taught by Brock Martin (pictured) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro. For more information of this workshop, class fees, the JCGEP, and more, click on www.jcgep.org.
• The exhibition “Contemporary Clay: A Survey on Contemporary American Ceramics” will run until Dec. 16 in the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University. The exhibit will show the diversity of the medium, exploring traditional and non-traditional functional objects, mixed media installations and the continuing evolution of ceramics and pottery. www.wcu.edu.
• A “Glass Ornament” class will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro. Time slots are available throughout the day, with each lasting 30 minutes. With the assistance of a resident artist, participants will work with molten glass to create a unique and beautiful piece of glass art. Cost is $30. 828.631.0271 or www.jcgep.org.
• “Stitch,” the community gathering of those interested in crochet, knit and needlepoint, meet at 2:30 p.m. every first Sunday of the month at the Canton Public Library. All ages and skill levels welcome. www.haywoodlibrary.org.