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Haywood Art Show, Studio Tour
The Haywood Art Show will be exhibited through Oct. 30 at the Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery & Gifts in downtown Waynesville. The Studio Tour will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28-29 around the county.
The show will offer a sampling of work from 21 local artists who will open their studios to the public. A number of these artists will be hosting other artists who live in hard-to-reach areas, forming small cluster groups. Visitors are encouraged to stop at the Haywood County Arts Council’s gallery and pick up a map.
The 2016 Studio Tour has been organized by a dedicated group of Haywood County artists. Participants work in diverse media including clay, fiber, wood, jewelry, glass, mixed media, sculpture, and two-dimensional applications. The show complements the full tour, offering visitors a taste of what they’ll experience in late October and helping them choose which studios they would like to visit.
Do you like woodcarving?
The Western North Carolina Woodturners Club, Inc. will be meeting around the area in the coming weeks:
• 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Alternative School in Sylva. The school is located on Skyland Drive. Drive to the back of the school to the woodworking shop. Visitors are always welcome. The club meets the first Tuesday of every month.
• 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Blue Ridge School in Glenville. The school is located on Bobcat Drive. Drive to the back of the school to the woodworking shop. Visitors are always welcome. The club meets the first Thursday of every month March through November.
Traditional crafts in Dillsboro
The Dogwood Crafters Co-Op will be sponsoring two workshops in November featuring traditional crafts. Both are two-day classes and both will be held at the Dillsboro Masonic Lodge.
• From 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 1 and 8: Calligraphy workshop will be taught by Dogwood member Cheryl Thompson. Learn the basic strokes and lettering techniques used in this beautiful form of writing. $15.
• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3-4: Wood Carving class. Master carver and Dogwood Crafter member Ron Yount will help participants to discover the fun of working with wood, while making a simple project. $25.
• The Western North Carolina Carvers annual “Woodcarving Competition & Exhibition” will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 29 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Folk Art Center at Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville.
• The Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 5 at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown. Proceeds benefit the craft programs at the school Admission is free. 800.FOLK.SCH.
• A showcase on the life and times of Horace Kephart will be on display through March 31 in the Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University. In 1904, a 42-year-old librarian named Horace Kephart came to Western North Carolina looking for a fresh start in the southern Appalachian wilderness. Over the next 27 years, his numerous articles and books captured a disappearing culture, provided practical advice for generations of outdoor enthusiasts, and spearheaded the movement to establish the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Mountain Heritage Center’s Kephart Collection is composed of 127 objects, including Kephart’s tent, sleeping bag, backpack and the writing desk. The exhibit will display many of these objects in a campsite setting. 828.227.7129.
• Gallery Zella (Bryson City) will host live music, hors d’ouevres, wine and newly unveiled art collections. Artists featured from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 are Jo Ridge Kelley, impressionist painter; and Diannah Beauregard, jewelry designer. $25 per couple, which can be applied toward purchase of $100 or more. www.greatsmokies.com.
• The “Photography of Bayard Wootten” exhibit will be on display through Nov. 23 in the Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. Wootten was a female pioneer in the field of photography from the early 1900s to 1950s, when men dominated the field. All 35 photographs in this exhibition are of North Carolina subjects, which are on loan through from North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives at UNC-Chapel Hill.
• “Art Beats for Kids” will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Charles Heath Gallery in Bryson City. A new project every week. $20 per child, with includes lesson, materials and snack. To register, call 828.538.2054.
• “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.