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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 00:00

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Photography, pottery at The Bascom

There will be an array of upcoming classes held at The Bascom in Highlands.

• After School Art Adventure — 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday starting Sept. 2. A wide variety of art genres and collaborative projects for children. For ages 5 to 9. Cost is $20 for a four-class package.

• Kids’ Creation Station — 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday starting Sept. 5. Wake up and create art. Array of artistic genres for children to experiment in. For ages 5 to 10. Cost is $5 per class.

• Empty Bowls — Create pottery bowls for local food pantries Aug. 26-28. Cost is $50 members, $100 non-members.

• Photography A to Z with Greg Newington — “Into the Wild” landscape and animal photography, Aug. 31-Sept.1; “The Real World” freelance photography and marketing, Sept. 4-5. Cost is $175 members, $225 non-members.

• Muddy Mondays Wine and Wheel Throwing — 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 31, wine sipping and wheel throwing. Cost is $36 members, $40 non-members.


Stern to give painting demo

Landscape painter Jack Stern will host an oil painting demonstration of techniques at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City. 

Stern will discuss the medium of oil painting and how to develop the painting from concept to finished artwork as he completes a painting. He specializes in oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings of the Smoky Mountains and the Rocky Mountains done in a realistic/impressionistic style that captures the sense of the place. For more than 40 years, Stern has combined his love of art with his love of nature and the outdoors to earn his living with his brush.   

Sponsored by Swain County Center for the Arts and Swain County Schools, anyone who is interested is invited to attend the demonstration free of charge. 

828.488.7843 or


Arts, crafts show in Cashiers

The Cashiers Rotary Arts and Crafts Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5-6 at the Village Green in Cashiers.

With dozens of artisans from which to choose, there will be pottery, artworks, furniture, quilts, jewelry and clothing. Expect to see mountain and nature themes in many of the crafts, from bear sculptures and paintings to handcrafted bowls, ceramics and more. 

The Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley will also run a concessions stand. The arts and crafts show is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley.

Admission is free, with donations accepted.


Art After Dark in Waynesville

Art After Dark will continue from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 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.


Open Air Indian Art Market 

The Open Air Indian Art Market will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual in Cherokee.

With dozens of authentic Cherokee artisans, the event offers traditional food and crafts, which includes beadwork, basket weaving, sculpture and woodworking. Artwork at the market and inside the gallery will be available for purchase. Artisans will also be demonstrating and practicing the hundreds of years old techniques, as well as answering questions attendees may have about their craft.

Free to attend. There will also be a traditional Cherokee meal made by the North American Indian Women’s Association available for $10 per person.

828.497.3103 or



• The Labor Day Craft Show will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 5-6 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Artisan vendors of all mediums. live demonstrations and more. or 828.926.1686.

• The Cashiers Annual Bowl-A-Rama will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Zachary Tolbert House in Cashiers. Come and make clay bowls for Cashiers Empty Bowls Soup Event in October. Cost is $10. Pre-registration required. 

• A program on dating and preserving old photographs will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Swain County Genealogical & Historical Society Library in Bryson City. Hosted by the SCGHS, the presenter will be Edith Garrett. Networking and refreshments after the presentation.

• The Grassroots Arts Program Subgrant deadline for local artists and organizations will be 5 p.m. Aug. 31. The grants must be for programs taking place from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. For more information and applications, click on grants-funding. Applications are submitted to the Haywood County Arts Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

• The Highlands Village Square Art & Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 29-30 in Kelsey-Hutchinson Park on Pine Street. Regional artisans and live music. Sponsored by the Macon County Art Association. Free. 828.787.2021.

• The films “The Breakfast Club” (Aug. 27), “Little Boy” (Aug. 28-29), “Citizenfour” (Aug. 28-29), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (Sept. 3-5) and “Little Boy” (Sept. 5) will be screened at Mad Batter Food & Film in Sylva. Showtimes are 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee also on Saturday. Free. For a full schedule of dates and times, click on 

• The “Come Paint with Charles Kidz Program” will be at 4 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Charles Heath Gallery in Bryson City. $20 per child. Materials and snacks included. 828.538.2054.

• “The Wolfpack” will be screened at 7 p.m. Aug. 26-27 at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville. “Far From The Madding Crowd” will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 and 2 and 4 p.m. Aug. 30. Tickets are $6.50, with a $3.25 matinee pass for 2 and 4 p.m. showings. There will also be a free showing of “E.T.” at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 28. A free showing of “Spongebob: Sponge Out of Water” will be at noon and 2 p.m. Aug. 29. or call 828.283.0079.

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