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Jackson County art grants

The Jackson County Arts Council is now accepting applications for Grassroots Sponsorship for 2017-18.

Grassroots Sponsorships are awarded to organizations in all cultural disciplines through a competitive application and review process. This sponsorship program is funded in part by the North Carolina Arts Council and by the fundraising efforts of the Jackson County Arts Council. The deadline for applications is July 31, 2017.

Grassroots sponsorships are intended to:

• Provide modest funding for events/projects and publicity/advertising for artist groups/artist organizations that will enhance the presence of art events in Jackson County.

• Support opportunities for Jackson County residents to participate in new and thought-provoking art events in music, visual art, theatre, dance and literature.

• Celebrate the traditional arts and cultures of Jackson County as well as the multicultural aspect of arts in general.

Visit www.jacksoncountyarts.org for more information and to download the application.

Please contact Jackson County Arts Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.507.9820 if you have questions.


Interested in watercoloring?

Watercolorist Barbara Brook will host a handful of classes at the Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery & Gifts location in downtown Waynesville. The classes will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on successive Tuesdays: July 25, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8.

Brook is one of Western North Carolina’s respected watercolorists. She brings life and character to the medium, and her teaching skill makes the art of watercolor accessible, approachable and enjoyable. She brings all this to a series of hands-on classes at Haywood County Arts Council in July and August.

Only six people will take part in the three two-hour classes. Brook will supply brushes and paints at no charge, although participants are encouraged to bring their own. Brook will have watercolor paper available for purchase.

Classes will take place upstairs and are, unfortunately, not handicap accessible. The price is $80 for HCAC members, $100 for non-members. Watercolor paper is available for $6 per sheet.

To RSVP, call 828.452.0593.


Interested in bladesmithing?

A “Beginning Bladesmithing Class” with Brock Martin of WarFire Forge will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29-30 at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro.

Participants will begin by making a simple butter knife from mild steel in order to learn the processes involved in shaping a knife. Students will then progress to making a blade from a higher-carbon railroad spike or spring steel. They will cover grain properties, annealing, heat treating of knives, and use differential hardening to temper our blades. No prior experience required.

Students must wear closed toe shoes (preferably leather), long pants, and cotton clothing, and should bring a lunch. Cost is $225, materials included. To register, call 828.631.0271 or visit www.jcgep.org.


HCC Creative Arts Kid’s Camp

Haywood Community College Creative Arts will offer a Kid’s Camp for ages 8 through 12 the week of July 24-28 in Clyde.

The music and crafts camp will run from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Cost of the camp is $450. Participants will start the day off with two music sessions led by Bryan and Julie McConnell. During the afternoon session, participants will choose from a variety of crafts and projects led by Cheryl Wilkes.

All supplies are included. Students will need to bring beverages, snacks and lunch. Space is limited. To reserve a spot or for more information, call 828.565.4240.



‘Click & Sip Workshop’

The “Click & Sip Workshop” will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Gallery Zella in Bryson City.

Enjoy mastering photography techniques used by professionals. Attend with a buddy, daughter, son or even your sweetheart. Take home an incredible memory of your trip to the mountains — your own original fine art photograph. Your instructor, Drew Campbell, is known as the area's finest photography teacher. Students will be presented with various techniques to improve photo composition and how to properly use light to create superior photos.

Cost is $50, which includes 8x12 metal print. For more information, call 828.488.3638 or visit www.galleryzella.com.


Cashiers ‘Antique Benefit Show’

The 41st annual “Antique Benefit Show” will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21-22 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23 at the Blue Ridge School in Cashiers.

With over 60 exhibitors, the fundraiser benefits the Blue Ridge School. Grand prize drawing and onsite engraving. Catered by Flip & Whip Comfort Foods.

Admission is a $10 donation. For more information, call 828.743.9270.



• The “Meet the Artist” reception with Brian Hannum (pianist), Drew Campbell (photographer) and Jon Houglum (painter) will be from 3 to 7 p.m. July 28, at Gallery Zella in Bryson City. For more information, call 828.488.3638 or visit www.galleryzella.com.

• The Haywood County Arts Council “Members Show” will run through July 29 at Gallery & Gifts in downtown Waynesville. The showcase will feature an array of local artisans and art mediums. Free and open to the public. 828.452.0593 or www.haywoodarts.org.

• Experienced crafter and Extension and Community Association (ECA) member Ernie Plemmons will offer beginning crochet classes from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Jackson County Extension Center in Sylva. The cost of the class is $10 and space is limited. Call 828.586.4009 to register and for supply list.

• The Franklin Uptown Gallery is currently accepting artwork for the upcoming eclipse. Community members, age 16 and over, can submit pieces to the gallery through July 29. The works will be on display at the gallery Aug. 1-31. The gallery will provide a stretched canvas for artists. Original art only. For information, call 828.349.4607.

• The High Country Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the First Methodist Church in Waynesville. The program will feature Liz Florom, quilter, blogger and color master. All are welcome. www.highcountryquilters.wordpress.com.

• Acclaimed Bryson City painter Elizabeth Ellison’s newest exhibit, “Spirit of Place,” will run through Sept. 4 at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville. Exhibit support is provided by The North Carolina Arboretum Society and Smoky Mountain Living magazine. www.smliv.com.

• “Paint Nite Waynesville” will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays (July 20 and Aug. 3) at Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville. Sign up for either event on the Paint Night Waynesville Facebook page (search event: Brush N. Brew) or call Robin Smathers at 828.400.9560. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• There will be a “Thursday Painters Open Studio” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Franklin Uptown Gallery. Bring a bag lunch, project and supplies. Free to the public. Membership not required. For information, call 828.349.4607.

• A “Youth Art Class” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Saturday at the Appalachian Art Farm on 22 Morris Street in Sylva. All ages welcome. $10 includes instruction, materials and snack. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or find them on Facebook.

• “Movies on Everett” will screen the film “Field of Dreams” at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, at the Caboose in downtown Bryson City. “Raiders of the Lost Ark” will be screened on July 28. Free and open to the public. www.greatsmokies.com.

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