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Plein air painting exhibit at Arts Council
The Haywood County Arts Council, Haywood County Extension Service and Master Gardeners invite the public to a special exhibit of plein air paintings from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the arts council in Waynesville.
During the 2016 Garden Tour on June 18, local artists will be painting in plein air, inspired by the beauty of the gardens on this year’s Tour. The Haywood County Arts Council will host a mini-exhibit of these works. Come view these pieces, have snacks, and talk to the artists about their works.
For more information about the June 18 Garden Tour, call the Haywood County Extension Service at 828.456.3575. www.haywoodarts.org.
Bark basket workshop to be offered at WCU
The Mountain Heritage Center will host a bark basket workshop as part of its ongoing Appalachian Living craft and skills series from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.
The workshop, taught by biologist Jeff Gottlieb, will engage participants in all phases of bark basket making, from peeling poplar bark to constructing and finishing the basket. Each participant will complete a basket during the workshop.
Gottlieb has been a naturalist, outdoor educator and primitive skills instructor for more than 30 years. He works with school groups, nature centers, museums, scout troops and summer camps, builds full-sized wigwams and longhouses, and replicates primitive tools and artifacts for display.
A resident of Whittier, Gottlieb is on the staff of the Nantahala Outdoor Center but also travels widely in the eastern U.S., teaching at rendezvous, gatherings and historic fairs. He has written a how-to manual on building wigwams, an instructor’s manual titled “Teaching Primitive Skills to Children” and a book on natural fibers and rope making.
The fee for the workshop is $25, which includes all materials. Space is limited, and the reservation deadline is Monday, June 27.
‘Stories of My Journey’ to feature Cathey
Metal artist and sculptor Grace Cathey will host ‘Stories of My Journey’ at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the Hazelwood Baptist Church in Waynesville. Following a potluck lunch, a slideshow by Cathey will include stories from the artist.
• The “Stecoah Artisans Drive About Tour” will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24-25 in and around Bryson City, Robbinsville and Stecoah. Attendees visit and explore numerous galleries and artisans. www.stecoahvalleycenter.com.
• A special “Minecraft in Real Life Crafternoon” will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the Canton Public Library. Children ages 5-12 will be able to make swords, creepers, and Minecraft sponge paintings. Due to a limited amount a materials available this program will be open to the first 20 children in attendance. 828. 648.2924.
• “Art Beats for Kids” will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. June 23 and 30 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.
• The films “Brothers Grimsby” (June 23) and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” (June 24) will be screened at Mad Batter Food & Film in Sylva. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Fridays; and 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays. All screenings are free. www.madbatterfoodfilm.com.
• The “Movies on Everett” summer film series will screen “Despicable Me” June 24 and “Captain America” July 1. All films are free and start at 8:30 p.m. www.greatsmokies.com.
• A screening of the documentary “What’s with Wheat?” will be shown at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the Waynesville Public Library. The film investigates the growing epidemic of wheat intolerance. Free. 828.356.2507.