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Art education students host activities for children at WCU

Color-mixing experiments are among the activities planned for a children’s art day from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.

The art day on campus coincides with a teacher workday in Jackson County, when there is no school for students. The event, titled Color Me Fabulous, will be divided into two groups, one for ages 6 to 8 years old and one for age 9 and older.

In addition to the color work, the students will experiment with watercolor and oil pastels, stained glass with paper and spritz painting on sculptural forms. 

Free, but small donations to help offset the cost of materials are appreciated. To add a child’s name to the waiting list, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 



N.C. Artist Fellowship deadline is Nov. 3

The North Carolina Arts Council will accept applications for the 2014-15 Artist Fellowship awards for songwriters, composers, and writers until Monday, Nov. 3.

The Artist Fellowship program, now in its 34th year, supports creative development and the creation of new work for artists in North Carolina. The Artist Fellowship allows artists to set aside time to work and to buy supplies and equipment. The fellowship award is $10,000. The N.C. Arts Council’s fellowship program is one of the country’s premier programs in total awards with fellowships totaling over $4.5 million awarded to more than 585 artists across disciplines.

Fellowship guidelines can be found at



• A call for artists is underway for the Small Works show, which will run Nov. 19-Dec.27 at Gallery 86 in the Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville. Works will be received Nov. 3-8. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 

• The Art League of Highlands-Cashiers will hold a meeting at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at The Bascom in Highlands. Meeting includes a professional artist presentation and refreshments. 

• The 2nd annual Fall Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. Costume contest, hayrides, trick or treating, pumpkin decorating contest, face painting, food, music, and more. Lunch $5 per plate. Admission is free. 

• A pumpkin blown glass class will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro. Classes are 45 minutes. Cost is $50. 929.631.0271 or 

• Photographers Houa Vang and Tihomir Trichkov will speak about their experiences from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University. 

• The Come Paint with Charles Kidz Program will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 23, 28 and 30 at the Charles Heath Gallery in Bryson City. $18 per child. Materials and snacks included. 828.538.2054.

• The Friends of the Rickman Store will be hosting a tour of local gem mines at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, starting at the Mason Mountain Mine & Cowee Gift Shop. A self-drive caravan will allow visitors and residents alike to travel together to three historic mines north of Franklin. The tour will include a presentation by the mine’s operator. A $5 per vehicle donation is requested and car pooling is encouraged. 828.371.7689.

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