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Wednesday, 29 June 2011 19:20

Mountain artisans display their crafts

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Mountain Artisans Arts and Crafts Show will be at Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 2 and 3. William H. Roy from Macon County will be at the show to unveil his Uncle Sam folk art statue and will also be selling his one-of-a-kind sculptures. Other Macon County participants will include Hugh Franklin, who will be demonstrating pottery throwing and Janet Anderson, a glass artist.

New exhibits this year will include Arlene Ball, who paints ornaments, and Betty Cabe, who creates corn shuck dolls. Neal and Nanci Hearn will be back with glass boxes, copper sculpture and jewelry. Steve Simonelli, a master woodcrafter, will be present along with Laura Nelle Gobel, who will demonstrate traditional quilting on her lap frame. Other items that will be available are: pine needle baskets, weavings, goat milk soap, and woven cotton rugs and soup mixes from Louisiana. Contemporary crafts will include jewelry, glass art, woodcraft and sculpture. Demonstrators will be making brooms, blacksmithing, and basket weaving.

Admission is $3 for adults and children under 12 are free. Parking is free and concessions are available. 828.524.3405 or visit

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