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Waynesville’s Art After Dark
Art After Dark will continue from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 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, including the Haywood County Arts Council Gallery and Gifts, Burr Studio, Earthworks Gallery, The Jeweler’s Workbench, Studio SG, Twigs & Leaves Gallery, TPennington Art Gallery, Cedar Hill Studios, Moose Crossing Burl Wood Gallery, and the Village Framer.
• The “Octoberfest Arts & Crafts Festival” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Highlands United Methodist Church. Live demonstrations, artisan crafts, food vendors, and more. All proceeds go to the church’s new Faith & Fellowship Center. 828.526.3376.
• The next meeting of the Western North Carolina Woodturners Club, Inc. will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Alternative School in Sylva. The school is located on Skyland Drive. Drive to the back of the school to the woodworking shop. Visitors are always welcome. The club meets the first Tuesday of every month.
• Gallery Zella (Bryson City) will host live music, hors d’ouevres, wine and newly unveiled art collections. Artists featured from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 30 are Jo Ridge Kelley, impressionist painter; and Brian Hannum, fine art photographer. Kelley will return Oct. 7 with painter Marilyn Horsch. $25 per couple, which can be applied toward purchase of $100 or more. www.greatsmokies.com.
• The “Photography of Bayard Wootten” exhibit will be on display through Nov. 23 in the Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. Wootten was a female pioneer in the field of photography from the early 1900s to 1950s, when men dominated the field. All 35 photographs in this exhibition are of North Carolina subjects, which are on loan through from North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives at UNC-Chapel Hill.
• There will be a “Moccasin Making” workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University. Materials fee applies.
• Leslie Ferrin will host a discussion at 5 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Large Lecture Hall at Western Carolina University. Ferrin is a gallerist, curator and author, and will give a visual presentation and overview of market trends in the USA for ceramics in context of contemporary art, studio craft and modern design at fairs, galleries and museums. With ceramics suddenly on view everywhere, Ferrin’s travels to studios in China, Europe and the USA have resulted in curated exhibitions that contextualize the trends taking place with an emphasis on means of production and concept, “Made in China,” “Glazed and Diffused,” “Ceramic Top 40” and “Covet.” www.wcu.edu.
• “Stitch,” the community gathering of those interested in crochet, knit and needlepoint, meet at 2:30 p.m. every first Sunday of the month at the Canton Public Library. All ages and skill levels welcome. www.haywoodlibrary.org.