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Folk art talk to be held in Macon

A Folk & Outsider Art Talk and reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. Learn about area artists and collectors as they discuss the folk art movement. 828.524.3600 or


Smythe to exhibit at Gallery One

Sylva painter James Smythe will have a showcase of his work through Aug. 22 at Gallery One in downtown Sylva. Smythe won the Strathmore Award in the “N.C. Statewide Pastel Exhibition: On Common Ground” this spring in Greensboro. He also had a pastel painting recently accepted in the all media national exhibition Sand, Sea & Sky at the Cecil Byrne Gallery in Charleston. 


Want to blow glass?

An “Introduction to Blown Glass Vessels and Hot Glass Sculpting” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31 at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro.

With the assistance of GEP resident artists, participants will work with molten glass and gain a more in depth experience of glassblowing. Through this four-day, four-week class, students will create their own cups, vases and bowls, along with some sculptural forms.

Space limited to six students. Pre-registration required. Cost is $345 per person. or 828.631.0271.



• The Bascom’s 30th anniversary party will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, in Highlands. All are invited to an afternoon of fun and art.  

• The “Come Paint with Charles Kidz Program” will be at 4 p.m. July 30 at the Charles Heath Gallery in Bryson City. $20 per child. Materials and snacks included. 828.538.2054.

• A bonsai workshop will be held on July 29 at Wild Fern Studios in Bryson City. Instructor will be Karen Taylor of Taylor’s Greenhouse. She will also host a pressed flower keepsakes workshop on Aug. 5. Both classes begin at 10 a.m. and are $20 per person. 828.736.1605.

• “Serena” (July 30), “Home” (July 31-Aug. 1), “‘71” (Aug. 6) and “Insurgent” (Aug. 7-8) will be screened at Mad Batter Food & Film in Sylva. Show times are 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee also on Saturday. Free. 

• The film “Mad Max: Fury Road” will be screened at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, in the Central Plaza at Western Carolina University. Rain location is the UC Theater. 

• “Monty Python — The Holy Grail” will be screened at 9:30 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1 at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville. A free showing of “Annie” will be at noon and 2:30 p.m. July 25. or call 828.283.0079.

• “Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets” will be screened at 8:30 p.m. July 31 at the corner of Everett and Mitchell streets in Bryson City. “Remember the Titans” will be the Aug. 7 film. Free. 828.488.3681.

• The “Art Uncorked” paint and wine-tasting event will be held at 5:30 p.m. July 31 at the Charles Heath Gallery in Bryson City. $35 per person, which includes all materials, hor d’oeuvres and wine. 828.538.2054. 

• The new documentary “First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee” will be screened at 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. In the film, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians fight to save their native language, a vessel of knowledge and heritage for the Cherokee people.

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