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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 00:00

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Call for WNC artists

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville is currently hosting an open call for Western North Carolina artists to participate in their April and May shows.

• April — “Coming Together: Healing through Art.” All kinds of societal healing are open to exploration: political, economic, and environmental. All mediums are welcome for this juried exhibit. Applications are due Feb. 15.

• May — “A Ruby Anniversary: 40 Years of Passion for the Arts.” The HCAC celebrates its 40th (ruby) anniversary in 2017, and they want to celebrate with an exhibit. They ask that interested artists select one piece to submit for this show — they are seeking variety and wide participation. Ruby/red colored work or work themed around passion and the arts are encouraged. All mediums are welcome for this juried exhibit. Applications are due March 15.

For applications or more information, visit www.haywoodarts.org.


Open call for crafters

This year, the town of Dillsboro will be hosting three arts and craft shows open to vendors from the surrounding region. The Dillsboro Merchants Association is scheduling over 40 artisans for each of these festivals, artisans who will be displaying and demonstrating their hand made arts and crafts from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

• Saturday, June 17 — The 3rd annual “Front Street Arts & Crafts Show.” Application due April 1. 

• Saturday, Aug. 19 — The Dillsboro Summer Arts & Crafts Market showcases local art and fine crafts, with a focus on family and children activities. Application due by June 1. 

• Saturday, Oct. 7 — The ninth annual ColorFest will line Front Street with colorful art and fine crafts. Application due by July 1.

Vendors may apply by downloading an application from the town’s website, www.visitdillsboro.org. For more information, call Connie Hogan at 828.586.3511 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



• Paint Nite Waynesville will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville. Sign up on the Paint Night Waynesville Facebook page (search event: Brush N’ Brew) or call 828.400.9560. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• A fusion of film, dance and music, “Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue” will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University. Part of the WCU Arts and Cultural Events series, tickets are $10 for students, $18 for WCU faculty and staff, and $23 for general admission. bardoartscenter.wcu.edu or 828.227.2479. 

• A winter art reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Franklin Uptown Gallery. Fine art and appetizers. Meet the artists and see their works. All welcome. 828.349.4607.

• There will be a showcase for artist Shawna Solito from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at Donno’s Higher Ground Tattoo in Bryson City. Besides drawing most of her life, she has produced numerous art punk recordings, classical and jazz compositions as well as short animations and videos. Solito works in watercolor, ink, and acrylics. Her style ranges from detailed abstracts to strange imaginative creatures and landscapes. Her works also include political commentary on conflicts and the environment. 

• There will a pine needle basketry class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, Tennessee. Cost of the class is $15 and includes materials. To register, call 423.884.6246 or stop by the museum. 

• The High Country Quilt Guild is holding its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the First Methodist Church in Waynesville. Members will share tips and tricks. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. Newcomers welcome. highcountryquilters.wordpress.com. 

• The Jackson County Extension Office will be offering an “Alcohol Ink Workshop” from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 16, in Sylva. Instructor Sherri Roper will be teaching this unique class using alcohol ink to create colorful backgrounds for stamping, cardmaking and painting or learn to add color to different surfaces such as glass or metals. You will have the opportunity to create several different projects in this one class. The cost is $10 and all supplies are provided. Class size is limited. To register, call 828.586.4009.

• A showcase on the life and times of Horace Kephart will be on display through March 31 in the Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University. In 1904, Kephart’s numerous articles and books captured a disappearing culture, provided practical advice for generations of outdoor enthusiasts, and spearheaded the movement to establish the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 828.227.7129 or www.wcu.edu. 

• An “Abstract Expressions” exhibit will run through Feb. 25 in the Gallery & Gifts showroom at the Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville. Free and open to the public. www.haywoodarts.org. 

• “The Magic Starts Here” exhibit will run through Feb. 25 at The Bascom in Highlands. Featuring numerous students from the Master of Fine Arts program at Western Carolina University, there will be a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at The Bascom. www.thebascom.org. 

• The “Women Painters of the Southeast” exhibition will run through May 5 in the Fine Arts Museum at Western Carolina University. A reception will be held at the museum from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 19. www.wcu.edu. 

• The Adult Coloring Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Living Room of the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. Supplies are provided, or bring your own. Beginners are welcome as well as those who already enjoy this new trend. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.524.3600.

• “Stitch,” the 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.

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