Photography exhibit goes underwater

art highsmithHaywood County Arts Council announces a new exhibition, “Under the Sea,” featuring work by Dr. John Highsmith from May 1-27 at Gallery 86 in Waynesville.


An artist reception will be held at the gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 3.

Highsmith has practiced dentistry in Haywood County since 1984. His passion for photography started during his high school studies. Highsmith now combines his love of the underwater world with his photographic vision.

This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. or 828.452.0593.


Gallery 86 to host family craft workshops

Haywood County Arts Council will be holding two family craft workshops from 2 to 4 p.m. May 4 and 18 at Gallery 86 in Waynesville.

Each workshop will correlate with the exhibition “Under the Sea,” which is an underwater photography showcase that will be on display at the gallery starting May 1. Parents with children ranging in ages four to seven are encouraged to stay during the workshop.

The fee for each child is $5 to cover the cost of supplies. or 828.452.0593.

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