Jackson craftsmanship showcased Oct. 24

Celebrate national American Craft Week with the “Hand + Craft: A Jackson County Celebration” exhibit, which runs until Oct. 24.

Opening night will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, at Gallery One in Sylva.

More than a dozen Jackson County craft artists will show a variety of work including metal, wood, clay, fiber, and mixed media. American Craft Week is a national event that celebrates the best of today’s handcrafted artwork. October is also North Carolina’s official Craft Month.

Featured artists include:

• Photographer and Gallery One manager Tim Lewis has created a new line of photo-printed textiles made into scarves.

• Cullowhee textile artist Neal Howard will showcase hand-dyed, handwoven silk scarves and wraps.

• Whittier mother-daughter team Emily Hyatt and Victoria Hyatt Sowers create a variety of rugs and tapestries on historic 200-year-old “barn looms.”

Other artists showing work are metalsmith William Rogers; weavers Kathie Roig and Susan Morgan Leveille; potters Travis Berning, Frank McKee, Joan Byrd and George Rector; woodworkers Bill Hyatt, David Nestler and Chris Behre; and mixed media artist and exhibit organizer Anna Fariello.

American Craft Week is a celebration sponsored by americancraftweek.com.

Contact Fariello at 828.227.2499 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To reach Gallery One and the Jackson County Arts Council call 828.293.5458.

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