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Open call for Jackson County art grants

The Jackson County Arts Council is accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artists Project Grants (RAPG) through Oct. 7.

The grants will fund artists in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood and Jackson counties at any phase of their professional development. Grants may cover equipment purchases, professional development training, marketing, as well as other costs, occurring between Dec. 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

The Jackson County Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.  The Regional Artists Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and five local arts councils throughout western North Carolina working as a consortium. Consortium partners include the Cherokee County Arts Council, Clay County Historical & Arts Council, Graham County’s Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center and the Haywood County Arts Council.

Since 1985, the North Carolina Arts Council has provided funds for the Regional Artists Project program to support professional artists. The regional consortium of western North Carolina arts partners matches the N.C. Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists. In the west, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,200 and follow a competitive application and review process.

www.jacksoncountyarts.org or 828.337.2046.


Historical photos of Glenville find new life

A presentation entitled “Glenville History…Up Close and Personal” will be the featured program for the Glenville Area Historical Society’s annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Glenville Community Development Club located in the center of Glenville Village. 

The screened and narrated presentation draws on several years of historical research conducted by members of the historical society. Photos, most unseen by the public, are from the GAHS archive collection, which has been compiled since the founding of the group in 2009. Members relating stories, anecdotes and general historical information will narrate as the photos are shown. 

A brief business meeting will include the election of directors and a preview of the plans for 2015.

828.743.1658 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 


Uptown Gallery to host ‘Art on Main’

The Uptown Gallery will host the First Saturday — Art on Main from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 in downtown Franklin.

There will be art and activities on the sidewalk, with the farmer’s market happening nearby. Local artists and artists from the surrounding towns have been invited to participate.

The event is in part to help support the Uptown Gallery, which, after 52 years of operation, is at risk of closing. The gallery is overseen by the Macon County Art Association (MCAA), a 501c3 organization offering artists a place to display and sell their work.



Art After Dark returns to Waynesville

Art After Dark continues from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 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.

Renowned Western North Carolina oil painter Jack Stern will hold a live demonstration at Twigs and Leaves Gallery. The Mahogany House will celebrate one year in business with guitarist Ben Wilson and refreshments. 

Art After Dark is presented by the Waynesville Gallery Association.




•The Horsehair and Fuming Firing Workshop will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at The Bascom in Highlands. Learn alternative firing processes using organic materials, terra sigillata, and an electric kiln to produce colorful and unique works of art. There is no clay associated with this class, only firing. Students will need to buy their own clay and make pieces to be used beforehand. $50 per person. www.thebascom.org. 

•A pinecone decoration class will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Extension and Community Association office in Sylva. 828.586.4009. 

•The films “The Fault in Our Stars” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2” will be shown at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville. “The Fault in Our Stars” will run Sept. 26 through Oct. 1, with “How to Train Your Dragon 2” Oct. 3-8. Screenings are at 7:45 p.m. on Fridays; 2, 5 and 7:45 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $6 per person, $4 for children. Saturday morning cartoons will also be shown at 11 a.m. 828.283.0079 or www.38main.com. 

•The Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild quilt show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2-3 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University. Admission is $5. 828.349.0883 or www.mountainlovers.com or www.wcu.edu. 

•The Come Paint with Charles Kidz Program will be at 5 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Charles Heath Gallery in Bryson City. $18 per child. Materials and snacks included. 828.538.2054.

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