Celebrate national American Craft Week with the “Hand + Craft: A Jackson County Celebration” exhibit, which runs until Oct. 24.
Opening night will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, at Gallery One in Sylva.
More than a dozen Jackson County craft artists will show a variety of work including metal, wood, clay, fiber, and mixed media. American Craft Week is a national event that celebrates the best of today’s handcrafted artwork. October is also North Carolina’s official Craft Month.
Featured artists include:
• Photographer and Gallery One manager Tim Lewis has created a new line of photo-printed textiles made into scarves.
• Cullowhee textile artist Neal Howard will showcase hand-dyed, handwoven silk scarves and wraps.
• Whittier mother-daughter team Emily Hyatt and Victoria Hyatt Sowers create a variety of rugs and tapestries on historic 200-year-old “barn looms.”
Other artists showing work are metalsmith William Rogers; weavers Kathie Roig and Susan Morgan Leveille; potters Travis Berning, Frank McKee, Joan Byrd and George Rector; woodworkers Bill Hyatt, David Nestler and Chris Behre; and mixed media artist and exhibit organizer Anna Fariello.
American Craft Week is a celebration sponsored by americancraftweek.com.