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Photography, pottery at The Bascom

There will be an array of upcoming classes held at The Bascom in Highlands.

• After School Art Adventure — 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday starting Sept. 2. A wide variety of art genres and collaborative projects for children. For ages 5 to 9. Cost is $20 for a four-class package.

• Kids’ Creation Station — 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday starting Sept. 5. Wake up and create art. Array of artistic genres for children to experiment in. For ages 5 to 10. Cost is $5 per class.

• Empty Bowls — Create pottery bowls for local food pantries Aug. 26-28. Cost is $50 members, $100 non-members.

• Photography A to Z with Greg Newington — “Into the Wild” landscape and animal photography, Aug. 31-Sept.1; “The Real World” freelance photography and marketing, Sept. 4-5. Cost is $175 members, $225 non-members.

• Muddy Mondays Wine and Wheel Throwing — 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 31, wine sipping and wheel throwing. Cost is $36 members, $40 non-members.


Stern to give painting demo

Landscape painter Jack Stern will host an oil painting demonstration of techniques at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City. 

Stern will discuss the medium of oil painting and how to develop the painting from concept to finished artwork as he completes a painting. He specializes in oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings of the Smoky Mountains and the Rocky Mountains done in a realistic/impressionistic style that captures the sense of the place. For more than 40 years, Stern has combined his love of art with his love of nature and the outdoors to earn his living with his brush.   

Sponsored by Swain County Center for the Arts and Swain County Schools, anyone who is interested is invited to attend the demonstration free of charge. 

828.488.7843 or


Arts, crafts show in Cashiers

The Cashiers Rotary Arts and Crafts Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5-6 at the Village Green in Cashiers.

With dozens of artisans from which to choose, there will be pottery, artworks, furniture, quilts, jewelry and clothing. Expect to see mountain and nature themes in many of the crafts, from bear sculptures and paintings to handcrafted bowls, ceramics and more. 

The Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley will also run a concessions stand. The arts and crafts show is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley.

Admission is free, with donations accepted.


Quilting, upholstery display at HCC

Haywood Community College’s Creative Arts Department currently has a display in the Cornwell Gallery called “A Conversation Piece” on their campus in Clyde.

The show consists of art from the Creative Arts Quilting and Upholstery classes in the gallery as well as throughout the building. Students in the class represent a wide range of experience. The pieces incorporate a comprehensive approach to quilting techniques.

The show will end with a closing reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. Light refreshments will be served. Artists and instructors will be on hand.


Art After Dark in Waynesville

Art After Dark will continue from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in downtown Waynesville.

Enjoy a stroll through working studios and galleries on Main Street and Depot Street. Festive Art After Dark flags denote participating galleries.

Local painter Karen Zimmerman will be demonstrating her whimsical bird artwork at ReMax, which is a combination of paint and collage materials. Painter Rick Hills will be demonstrating his craft at The Mahogany House, with Bohemian Jean (rock/pop) providing live music in the gallery.


Paint Your Park! program at the Smokies

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites visitors to join the park’s artist-in-residence, DJ Berard, for an interactive painting program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8-9 at the Clingmans Dome Visitor Contact Station.

Visitors can observe and interact with the award-winning painter at work in this inspiring setting. Program attendees can create a self-made souvenir reflecting their own experiences in the Smokies. Berard will provide a “direction to go,” encouraging participants to let their gorgeous surroundings serve as an incentive for creative interpretation. Program materials will be provided by the artist.  


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