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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.
Care to weave a chair?
Dogwood Crafters Co-Op kicks off a new year of instructional craft workshops with a “Chair Seat Weaving” class from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. March 8-9 at the Dillsboro Masonic Lodge.
Well-known craftsperson Junetta Pell will teach the workshop in which an old chair receives a second chance at life. Participants will replace a chair seat with a diagonal weave using flat reed or binder cane or replace a cane seat in a chair. Please note that the chair frame should be in good repair prior to the class.
A list of tools needed will be given when participants register. A class fee of $5 will be charged plus a fee for any materials purchased from the instructor.
Franklin ‘Three-In-One Art Show’
The Eccentric Gemini presents “The Three-In-One Art Show” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin.
The showcase is a collection of artwork, photography and literature by Western North Carolina native Josh Franks. The art display will also remain there until the end of the month.
The event is free and everyone is welcome.
• 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.
• Sneak E Squirrel Brewing (Sylva) will host an art opening for local photographer Ray Richards at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. His work will be on display for a month. 828.586.6440.
• 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. Solito is a painter and musician. 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.
• An “Abstract Expressions” exhibit will run through Feb. 25 in the Gallery & Gifts showroom at the Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville. The exhibit will feature several local artists. 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.
• “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.