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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 13:16

Jackson celebrates NC art

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The Jackson County Arts Council announced that it is one of 170 organizations across North Carolina to participate in a Statewide Arts Celebration to recognize the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council.

Arts and cultural organizations in all 100 North Carolina counties will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council in October with music, dance, exhibitions, fall festivals, and more.

The Jackson County Arts Council is proud to sponsor and/or co-sponsor the following events in honor of the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council:

• Jan Boyer’s alcohol ink paintings will be on display in the Rotunda Gallery at the Jackson County Public Library through the end of October.

• Gallery One on Main Street in Sylva will spotlight the artwork of Joe Meigs and other local artists for the month of October.

• WCU Art Ed Club, WCU Fine Arts Museum, and JCAC will host “Kids Art Days” for school aged children on Oct. 5-6 at the Bardo Arts Center. Call 828.227.7397 for registration information.

• Heather Mae Erickson, ceramicist, will be the presenter for the Oct. 9 Artist Talk at the Jackson County Library Community Room sponsored by JCAC. This event is free and begins at 6 p.m.

• Darren Nicholson, of Balsam Range, will be in concert at the Jackson County Library Community Room at 6 p.m. Oct. 26. The Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) will be the opening act. This event is co-sponsored by The Jackson County Arts Council and the Jackson County Library and is free of charge.

“We are delighted to pay tribute to the N.C. Arts Council with these events that celebrate the many artists and art forms in Jackson County” said Gayle Woody, president of the Jackson County Arts Council. “We are proud of the impact the N.C. Arts Council has had across the state and in our own community.”

Information on events sponsored by Jackson County Arts Council can also be found at www.jacksoncountysrts.org. To learn more about 50th anniversary activities visit www.ncarts50.org. Follow NC Arts Council’s 50th anniversary celebration at #NCArts50 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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