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Wednesday, 07 October 2015 00:00

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Call for artisans and crafters

There is an open call for arts and crafts to be displayed and sold at the Glenville Leaf Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in Lake Glenville.

There will be Lake Glenville boat tours compliments of Signal Ridge Marina on Oct. 9-10. The pancake breakfast compliments of the Glenville Community Development Club will be from 7 to 10 a.m. Oct. 10, followed by the artisan and crafters vendor show.

The Glenville Initiative, Glenville Community Development Club (GCDC), Friends of Lake Glenville, Glenville Businesses and Churches have joined together to bring back the Glenville Leaf Festival as a part of the Leaf Festival of the Cashiers Plateau.

To participate, 828.743.1658 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 


Open call for Jackson County art grants

The Jackson County Arts Council is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artists Project Grants (RAPG) through Oct. 23.  

The grants will fund artists in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson and Macon counties at any phase of their professional development. Grants may cover equipment purchases, professional development training, marketing, etc., occurring between Dec. 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

The Jackson County Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. The Regional Artists Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and 5 local arts councils throughout western North Carolina working as a consortium. Consortium partners include the Cherokee County Arts Council, Clay County Historical & Arts Council, Graham County’s Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center and the Haywood County Arts Council.

Since 1985, the North Carolina Arts Council has provided funds for the Regional Artists Project program to support professional artists. The regional consortium of western North Carolina arts partners matches the N.C. Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists. In the west, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,200 and follow a competitive application and review process. or 828.575.0270 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


CuRvE artist showcase

Cullowhee Revitalization Endeavor will host a Traditional Artists Showcase at noon Saturday, Oct. 10, at the N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

The showcase is in part with the North Carolina Folklore Society’s annual award show. The event kicks off at noon with a demonstration of paddle-stamped pottery and Cherokee stories by Dean Reed and daughter Dorine George, followed by a talk on “Language as a Window in to Culture” by Cherokee language instructor, Tom Belt at 1 p.m. An exhibition on Cherokee language will be on view all afternoon.

The goal of the Arts Council sponsorship is aimed at providing quality arts programming. CuRvE’s mission is to revitalize the historic center of Cullowhee through recreation, beautification, and community events.



Fox and Lyons exhibit at WCU

The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will present a contemporary exhibit beginning Monday, Oct. 12, that is intended to challenge the way beliefs about the natural world are formed.

“Connections: Diane Fox & Beauvais Lyons” pairs photographs by Fox with lithography by Lyons to blur the boundaries between art and science, the imaginary and the real. Their depictions of animals have been described as a parody, in the “mockumentary” vein, of late 19th and early 20th century natural history displays.

An artist talk and reception for the University of Tennessee at Knoxville faculty husband and wife is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Star Atrium of the museum. Fox is a senior lecturer at the UT College of Architecture and Design, where she teaches photography and graphic design courses. Lyons is a UT professor and teaches printmaking. The exhibit will remain at WCU through Friday, Jan. 15. or 828.227.3591. 


‘Glass Crash Course’ at Green Energy Park

A “Glass Crash Course” will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro.

Students will learn all of the basics in this all day, one-on-one class with glass artist, Cole Johnson. The students will work on solid work as well as beginner blown work. 

No experience necessary. Cost is $175.


Gallery 1 celebrates Cherokee art

Cherokee artist TJ Holland will be showcased with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Gallery 1 in downtown Sylva.

TJ Holland earned his BFA in painting from Western Carolina University. His works focus upon Cherokee myths and legends in the style of the old masters, such as Caravaggio and Rembrandt. His resume includes serving as Cultural Resources Manager for the Kituwah Preservation and Education Program and Director and Curator for the Junaluska Memorial and Museum in Robbinsville. He is also a member of the advisory board for the American Philosophical Society’s Building Bridges Program. A member of the Snowbird Cherokee community, Holland is a frequent referee of Snowbird stickball games.

828.337.3468 or 828.421.4969.



• The Haywood County Arts Council will host a nonprofit night from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. $5 wine tastings. Prizes and raffles. 

• A Plein Air landscape painting workshop “Using Our Triadic Circle with Monet’s Perfect Grays” will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at The Bascom in Highlands. The class will be held by Chris DiDomizio. To signup, 828.787.2865 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• A Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 and 17 at the First Presbyterian Church in Waynesville. The fair will be held in conjunction with the Church Street Art & Craft Fair (Oct. 10) and Apple Festival (Oct. 17).

• The Autumn Leaves Craft Show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8-9 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Macon County Fairgrounds in Franklin. Over 50 craft vendors, with food by Roadside Eats. 828.349.4324 or 

• The 33rd annual Highlands Own Arts & Crafts and second annual HomeTown Day will be Saturday, Oct. 10. Filled with numerous professional crafters, the show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Highlands Civic Center. HomeTown Day at Kelsey Hutchinson Park will offer farmer’s market vendors, food, music, clogging and family activities. All proceeds and donations will benefit the Highlands Scholarship Fund. or 828.526.2118. 

• The “Come Paint with Charles Kidz Program” will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Charles Heath Gallery in Bryson City. $20 per child. Materials and snacks included. 828.538.2054.

• The film “Avengers” (Oct. 8-9) 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 

• “Chasing Grace” (family drama), filmed in Waynesville, will be screened at 7 p.m. Oct. 9, 4 and 7 p.m. Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Oct. 13-15, and 2 and 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville. Tickets are $6.50, with a $3.25 matinee pass for 2 and 4 p.m. showings. A free screening of “Wallace and Gromit the Curse of the Were Rabbit” will be at noon and 2 p.m. on Saturdays in October. or call 828.283.0079.

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