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Mahogany House hosts Asheville artists

The Mahogany House Art Gallery & Studios in Waynesville will feature artists Court McCracken and Kristalyn Bunyan during the month of April.

McCracken lives and works in Asheville. Inside her studio, located in the Hatchery Studios building in the River Arts District, she works in a series exploring organic systems. The artist studies both movement and pattern of ecology, along with human behavior, through found nature objects. The exhibit features her acrylic and color pencil drawings on rives paper.

Bunyan has been living in the Western North Carolina area since 2003. In 2007 she graduated from Mars Hill College with bachelor’s degree in art with concentrations in printmaking, religion/philosophy and women’s studies. Her art includes both printmaking, transferring images and photography. Interest in the feminine, cultural norms and landscape occupy the forefront of her perspective. This exhibit features some of her close-up photography images.



Cornshuck doll workshop in Sylva

A cornshuck doll-making workshop will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Office in Sylva.

Lori Anderson of Bryson City will be teaching this Appalachian traditions class in the Community Services Center, room 234. Anderson is passionate about the Smoky Mountains, wildflowers, and cultural arts and spends much of her time volunteering at the Mountain Farm Museum at the Oconuluftee Visitor Center where she demonstrates her craft.

The workshop costs $10 per person. 




• A Peeps Diorama Contest will be held through April 17 at the Mariana Public Library in Bryson City. Create a diorama using peeps that represents a book of your choice. The contest is open to ages 4 to 16. There will be a winner chosen for ages 4-8, 9-12, and 13-16. Judging will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17. All entries must be submitted by Wednesday, April 16. 828.488.3030.

• An Easter Tea will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Jarrett House in Dillsboro. The event is a fundraiser for Dogwood Crafter. $15 per person. 828.586.2248. 

• The films “The Lorax” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” will be screened at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville. “The Lorax” will be shown April 18-19, with “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” on April 25-26. Screenings are at 7:45 p.m. on Fridays and 2 p.m. , 5 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets are $6 per person, $4 for children. 828.283.0079 or

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