Artists Sought for Two Upcoming Exhibits
The Haywood County Arts Council Gallery 86 has two upcoming themed exhibits open to artists in the Western NC region.
In May, the HCAC is joining with the Haywood County Master Gardeners Volunteer Association. The 2014 theme for the June 21 garden tour is “Forests, Flowers and Food.” One of the stops on the tour will be an elementary school teaching garden. The Gallery 86 “Artists and Gardens-A Partnership” exhibit will feature various mediums of art. This is an opportunity for artists working with paint, clay, glass, metal, wood, sculpture, or fabrics to create works featuring gardens or objects that can be used to enhance gardens, decks, or patios.
The June 4-28 Gallery 86 exhibit will celebrate the Arts and Crafts of Appalachia.
The Downtown Waynesville Association’s “Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration” will be on Saturday, June 9. Main Street will be closed to traffic for the all-day celebration. Arts and crafts, mountain music, dance, storytelling, and traditional food will be available from 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
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Sunday Concert Series
March 16, 2014
|The ensemble The Lightning Bugs (Jenny and Jason Martin), from Asheville, N.C., will perform a mixture of indie, classic, original rock and roll, and Appalachian old-time gospel tunes on Sunday, March 16, at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium at the Canton Branch Library.|
Michael Pilgrim, noted for his entertaining disposition and skill on the mandolin, will perform on Sunday, March 16, at 3:00 p.m. at the Waynesville Public Library.
Pilgrim picked up his first musical instrument at the age of 4. He first performed professionally at the age of 15 and has taught music lessons since he was 22. Michael is proficient in performing within the classical, Celtic, Old Time, Gypsy Jazz, bluegrass, standards, swing, Latin, blues, rhythm and blues, and gospel genres on the mandolin, guitar, and fiddle.
These concerts are sponsored by Friends of the Library and coordinated and hosted by the Haywood County Arts Council. They are free (donations welcomed) to the public and provide excellent forms of instruction and entertainment.
Local Flavors--A New Exhibit at Gallery 86 (February - March 2014)
Gallery 86 opened 2014 with a new exhibit called LOCAL FLAVORS. Twenty-nine local artists are featured in this very special LOVE THE LOCALS exhibit in conjunction with Downtown Waynesville's thrust to get community support for local business. Ms. t.e. siewert coordinated the exhibit.
Gallery 86 and the Haywood County Arts Council will have a drawing for one season ticket to the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival held each year in June and July.
The exhibit will run from February 4 through March 29, 2014.
Click on the Gallery 86 menu item for a list of the exhibiting artists and demonstration schedule.
Tulips Image courtesy of Sira Anamwong; Blue Ridge Mountains image courtesy of digidreamgrafix; Note image courtesy of Supertrooper / FreeDigitalPhotos.net