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Art After Dark in Waynesville
Art After Dark will kick off its 2016 season from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 6, in downtown Waynesville.
Enjoy a stroll through working studios and galleries on Main Street and Depot Street. Festive Art After Dark flags denote participating galleries, such as the Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery & Gifts, Earthworks, Burr Studio, Jeweler’s Workbench, Twigs and Leaves Gallery, TPennington Art Gallery, The Mahogany House, Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden & Gallery, Cedar Hill Studios, Village Framer and more. Many of the galleries will be hosting artist demonstrations and live music, as well as serving refreshments.
Craft classes in Dillsboro
There will be two upcoming educational workshops will be offered by Dogwood Crafters. Both will be held at the Dillsboro Masonic Lodge.
• Huck embroidery will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5. It will be taught by Harriet McKenna, a member of Dogwood Crafters who is know for her needle art skills. Huck embroidery is an old form of embroidery used to decorate fabric, especially huck toweling or monk’s cloth. Cost is $17.
• Basic quilling/frameable art or card embellishment will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. It will be taught by a new member of Dogwood Crafters, Lawrie Williams. This is a basic beginner class that makes paper quilling fun and easy to learn. Learn to loop/twirl multiple strips of paper into colorful flowers, butterflies, seashells, and more. Cost is $18.
Lost wax workshop at HCC
Artist and jeweler Sarah Rachel Brown will be holding a class at Haywood Community College in Clyde.
“Introduction to Lost Wax Casting: Carved Band Rings” will explore the fundamentals of the lost wax process as students carve a band ring out of wax and utilize surface techniques to add pizzazz to the final cast metal ring. The class will run for three days from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 3-4 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 5. Register by May 20.
Brown is currently an artist-in-residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She has also completed a Core Fellowship at Penland School of Crafts and is a full-time studio artist.
Haywood Community College Continuing Education Creative Arts offers continuing education classes and workshops in clay, fiber, metals, wood, and music as well as design and computer classes. These classes are year-round and open to the public.
creativearts.haywood.edu. Call 828.565.4240 to register.
• The “Come Paint with Charles Kidz Program” will be at 4 p.m. May 5 and 12 at the Charles Heath Gallery in Bryson City. $20 per child. Materials and snacks included. 828.538.2054.
• The “May the 4th Be With You!” Star Wars celebration will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Canton Public Library. Star Wars snacks and a special movie screening.
• The Mother’s Day Gemboree will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6-8 at the Macon County Community Building in Franklin. Sponsored by the Macon County Gem and Mineral Society. www.franklin-chamber.com.
• After-School Art Adventure will be on from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays at The Bascom in Highlands. For ages 5 to 10, Art Adventure is a class that explores the creative process of drawing, painting, printmaking, clay, sculpture, fiber art, and crafts by utilizing a variety of media. The students will investigate some of the most popular techniques and theories in art history and will be exposed to contemporary as well as folk art traditions. Tuition is $40 for a four-class package. www.thebascom.org.
• “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 film “The Big Short” will be screened at 7 p.m. May 4-6, 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. May 8, 7 p.m. May 10-13, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 14, and 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. May 15 at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville. www.38main.com.
• The films “The Station Agent” (May 5), “Deadpool” (May 12) and “Joy” (May 13-14) will be shown 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. Free. www.madbatterfoodfilm.com.