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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

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Mahogany House hosts Asheville artists

The Mahogany House Art Gallery & Studios in Waynesville will feature artists Court McCracken and Kristalyn Bunyan during the month of April.

McCracken lives and works in Asheville. Inside her studio, located in the Hatchery Studios building in the River Arts District, she works in a series exploring organic systems. The artist studies both movement and pattern of ecology, along with human behavior, through found nature objects. The exhibit features her acrylic and color pencil drawings on rives paper.

Bunyan has been living in the Western North Carolina area since 2003. In 2007 she graduated from Mars Hill College with bachelor’s degree in art with concentrations in printmaking, religion/philosophy and women’s studies. Her art includes both printmaking, transferring images and photography. Interest in the feminine, cultural norms and landscape occupy the forefront of her perspective. This exhibit features some of her close-up photography images.



Cornshuck doll workshop in Sylva

A cornshuck doll-making workshop will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Office in Sylva.

Lori Anderson of Bryson City will be teaching this Appalachian traditions class in the Community Services Center, room 234. Anderson is passionate about the Smoky Mountains, wildflowers, and cultural arts and spends much of her time volunteering at the Mountain Farm Museum at the Oconuluftee Visitor Center where she demonstrates her craft.

The workshop costs $10 per person. 




• A Peeps Diorama Contest will be held through April 17 at the Mariana Public Library in Bryson City. Create a diorama using peeps that represents a book of your choice. The contest is open to ages 4 to 16. There will be a winner chosen for ages 4-8, 9-12, and 13-16. Judging will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17. All entries must be submitted by Wednesday, April 16. 828.488.3030.

• An Easter Tea will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Jarrett House in Dillsboro. The event is a fundraiser for Dogwood Crafter. $15 per person. 828.586.2248. www.mountainlovers.com. 

• A Photowalk of Lake Junaluska will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12. The tour starts at the Lake Junaluska tennis court lot. The walk will be led by photographers Robert Ludlow and Lori Johnson. Signup is required. Presented by the Haywood County Library. 828.356.2507 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

• The Sylva Photo Club will feature retired Miami Daily News and sports photographer Gary Montanari from 3 to 5 p.m., April 12, in Suite 1A at Coggins Office Park in Sylva. Montanari has covered events around the world for numerous publications ranging from National Geographic to The New York Times. There will be a Camera Talk discussion before the presentation at 2 p.m. Free. 828.226.3840.

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This Must Be the Place

  • This must be the place

    art theplaceSo, what are you going to ask him?

    That was the question constantly asked to me when friends and curious folks alike found out I was interviewing Kevin Costner. Yes, that Kevin Costner. You see the Academy Award-winning actor/director fronts a country/blues band called Modern West. They’ll be performing at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin on April 24. 

    Written on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:02