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HCC Foundation Professional Crafts fundraiser

HCC Foundation Professional Crafts fundraiser

The Haywood Community College Foundation inaugural “Evening of Art” event to support the needs of HCC’s Professional Crafts program will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Sycamore building located on the main campus of HCC in Clyde. 

With live jazz, dancing, appetizers, buffet dinner, studio tours and a silent auction, this elegant event will be an added special touch to the spring event calendar in Haywood County.

The Professional Crafts program at HCC offers degrees, diplomas, and certificates in four mediums to provide students not only with the ability to perfect their craft, but to even run or start their own business. The wood, fiber, clay, and jewelry focus areas are a draw for artists from across the country. 

The funds raised from the “Evening of Art” will support field trips, specialty training opportunities, and needed supplies to make their craft creations.

One of the highlights of the evening is the silent auction. This auction will feature works of art from HCC instructors, students, and local artisans such as Margaret Roberts, Lexington Glassworks,  Sarah Wells Rolland, Phillip D’Angelo and Teresa Pennington, amongst others. 

This event will welcome the 18-piece Asheville Jazz Orchestra to campus and will also feature building and studio tours, as well as live demonstrations. Funding for special needs for the HCC students could not be supported without the generous donations from community members like you. 

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Tickets are $75 per person ($45 tax deductible) and include appetizers, buffet dinner, refreshments, dancing, live music and viewing of the studios and demonstrations.  

For more information, email Foundation Director Hylah Birenbaum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 828.627.4544.

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