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Learn to braid rugs
Create a piece of American folk art at the next workshop sponsored by Dogwood Crafters. Rug braiding, developed in the early 19th century as a way to use woolen scraps for floor coverings, will be taught in a two-day workshop on Oct. 19 and 26 in the Dillsboro Masonic Lodge.
Renowned rug maker, Dianne Ellis will lead participants in creating a beautiful braided project. Ellis, a long-time member of Dogwood Crafters, has taught at John C. Campbell Folk School, at the UNC-A Senior Program, and for numerous local organizations.
Work of photography pioneer on display at WCU
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.
• The Western North Carolina Carvers annual “Woodcarving Competition & Exhibition” will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 29 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Folk Art Center at Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville.
• There will be an art gallery reception for nature photographer Beverly Slone from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Senior Resource Center in Waynesville. Free. 828.356.2800.
• 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, a 42-year-old librarian named Horace Kephart came to Western North Carolina looking for a fresh start in the southern Appalachian wilderness. Over the next 27 years, his 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. The Mountain Heritage Center’s Kephart Collection is composed of 127 objects, including Kephart’s tent, sleeping bag, backpack and the writing desk. The exhibit will display many of these objects in a campsite setting. 828.227.7129.
• There is a call for crafters to sell their wares during the craft fair on Oct. 22 at the Bethel United Methodist Church. $10 per table. Contact Pat Taylor at 929.235.9360.
• 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. Oct. 28 are Jo Ridge Kelley, impressionist painter; and Diannah Beauregard, jewelry designer. $25 per couple, which can be applied toward purchase of $100 or more. www.greatsmokies.com.
• Laurey-Faye Dean will be the featured artist with a live demonstration and discussion at “The Potter’s Wheel” series from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at The Wild Fern in Bryson City.
• “Art Beats for Kids” will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27 at the Charles Heath Gallery in Bryson City. A new project every week. $20 per child, with includes lesson, materials and snack. To register, call 828.538.2054.
• “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.