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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00

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• A button basket workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Masonic Lodge in Dillsboro. Participants will create a unique basket that incorporates a variety of techniques. Accomplished basket maker Donna Pollock will lead the class. Cost of class is $21. Register by Aug. 22. 828.586.2435 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• An open call for crafters is currently underway for the 5th annual Balsam Crafters Arts & Crafts Show on Aug. 30 at the Balsam Fire Department. No tent needed, show is inside. 828.226.9352 or 828.269.8604.

• A landscape-painting workshop for beginners with Jon Houglum will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29-30 at the Historic Cowee School in Franklin. 828.369.7274 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• A reception and art talk with mixed media artists Gary Kachadourian will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University. Free. His exhibit of works, titled “Forest/City,” will be on display through Oct. 17. 

• The Village Square Art & Craft Show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22-23 at Kelsey-Hutchinson Park in Highlands. Regional artisans, demonstrations, live music, food vendors and children’s activities. Free. Sponsored by the Macon County Art Association and the Highlands Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center.

• The films “Bigfoot Wars” and “The Amazing Spiderman 2” will be screened at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville. “Bigfoot Wars” will play Aug. 22-24, with “The Amazing Spiderman 2” Aug. 29-31. 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 10 a.m. The “Bigfoot Wars” gala premier event will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. Cost for the gala is $25, which includes hor d’oeuvres. 828.283.0079 or 

• The monthly meeting of the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers will be held at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at The Bascom in Highlands. A social gathering followed by a presentation of a professional artist. Free. 

• Penland School of Crafts will host an auction of student and instructor work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Northlight building on the campus in Mitchell County. The auction will feature student and instructor work in clay, glass, metals, wood, textiles, photography, printmaking and other media. No admission charged. or 828.765.2359.

• “Understanding our Past, Shaping our Future,” will be on view through Aug. 29 at the Snowbird Complex in Robbinsville. The exhibit focuses on Cherokee language and culture, using sound recordings as the basis for presenting a coherent story in words and text. Rather than translating from English into Cherokee, as is often done, much of the exhibit text was excerpted from conversations originally recorded in Cherokee. The touring exhibit is sponsored by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in partnership with Cherokee Central Schools, Southwestern Community College and Western Carolina University.

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