Bhutan arts, crafts exhibit

Local resident Dennis Desmond will host a special “Arts & Crafts of Bhutan” presentation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. 

Partner content: Haywood County Arts Council: Where Creativity Connects

You may know the Haywood County Arts Council as a gallery where you can admire and purchase local art. But we’re so much more!

Haywood art studio tour

The Haywood County Arts Council’s annual “Haywood County Studio Tour” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24. 

Bill Douglas: Passing down a bit of history

Heritage crafter Bill Douglas is continually gathering knowledge about the processes he uses to produce his work and takes great pride in creating historically rich brooms and canework that have traditions dating back hundreds of years.  

Cherokee exhibit focuses on mask makers, legacy

Showcased at the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center in Cherokee, a recent exhibition, “Behind the Mask: Cherokee Mask Makers and their Legacy,” aimed to reinforce the significance of Cherokee masks — their history and use, as well as their meaning and significance. 

Making a mark: Potter bridges nature, art, memories

While studying English at the University of Mary Washington, Christina Bendo decided to, by chance, take an elective one semester — pottery. 

Peeling back the layers: Couple shares Cherokee history, culture

With over 50 years of experience in each of their disciplines, award-winning artisan couple Butch and Louise Goings continuously garner attention with their expertise in Cherokee basket making and wood carving. 

All in the family: Riverwood Pottery

Artist family Brant, Karen and Zan Barnes make pottery a philosophical journey that encompasses every portion of their lives.

New book details the history of the John C. Campbell Folk School

In Craft & Community, regional author Anna Fariello presents the early history of Western North Carolina’s John C. Campbell Folk School. 

Founded in 1925, the school was a dream of John and Olive Dame Campbell, a working couple who toured the Southern Appalachians in an effort to chronicle its people and their culture. 

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