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ArtShare Exhibit

The Haywood County Arts Council is now accepting donated items for the second annual ArtShare fundraiser. ArtShare helps art collectors or estate agents sell one or more pieces of art. The proceeds are split between the collector or estate agent and the Haywood County Arts Council.

The Arts Council will accept fine art, jewelry, and other collectibles to be auctioned off during the ArtShare Exhibit. The exhibit will run from September 4 through September 27 at Gallery 86 in downtown Waynesville, and then it will run from September 26 through October 12 at HART Theater.

Last year, the Arts Council received more than 50 unique pieces, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, pottery, glass, sculptures, and more. The styles of work as well as price range greatly varied.

Items will be collected at Gallery 86 until August 22. For more information, contact the HCAC (see below).



Gallery 86 exhibit July 30 - August 30

Mark Menendez is a nationally recognized artist who offers instruction in all the major mediums. Every aspiring artist has someone in his or her life who encourages and reinforces the desire to create. Mark has been drawing and painting for over forty years. His commissioned works are in many corporate and private collections. He has illustrated over twenty published works, released three self-teaching videos, won awards, and still has time to fulfill his personal creative needs.

Paintings by the following students will be exhibited from July 30 through August 30 in Gallery 86: Kel Tanner, Henri Proffitt, Shary Weckwerth, Penny Wallace, Sandy Lester, Vickie Belcher, Jan Burkhead, Judy Roney, Mollie Weaver, and Elaine Griffis. There will be an Artist Reception on August 1 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.

Sunday Concert Series
September 21, 2014


A women's vocal ensemble comprised of enthusiastic singers from Waynesville, the SongSpinners was formed in March 2012 after the Haywood Women's Chorus disbanded. This group sings Sweet Adelines style music, as well as traditional three- and four-part women's harmony, with music ranging from sacred titles through Broadway to blues.

The group currently has 14 members. They rehearse weekly and have performed at the Biltmore House, Antler Hill Village at Biltmore, downtown Waynesville, Waynesville Library, and several churches. The SongSpinners are self-directed; there is no one specified director. Among the membership are several women with a history of choral conducting, and all have years of choral membership.

The SongSpinners will be performing at the Waynesville Public Library on September 21 at 3:00 p.m. in the meeting room.

Angela Easterling

Canton Public Library features Angela Easterling on September 21 at 3:00 p.m. in the meeting room. Ms. Easterling is a country ballad singer/songwriter who brings to her music the sweet cultural heritage of her early years of growing up on a Greer, South Carolina farm, which has been run by her family for seven generations. She is the main artist comprised of a duo/solo performance known as The Beguilers. Ms. Easterling is very popular across the country, but enjoys the mountain life here in WNC.

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.

Haywood Art Studio Tour

A self-guided driving tour of artist studios and creative centers in Haywood County, North Carolina.

Tour Dates:    
Saturday, October 25, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 26, noon to 5:00 p.m

Preview Party and Artist Reception:
October 23, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Reception Location:
Frog Level Brewing Company, Waynesville


The 2014 Haywood Art Studio Tour will include 41 artists and Haywood Community College Production Crafts Department at 17 locations in central and north-central Haywood County.

The tour will include 10 clay artists, 3 fiber artists, 11 wood artists, 3 jewelry artists, a glass artist, a corn shuck doll artist, 9 two-dimensional artists working in watercolor, acrylic, oil and encaustic, and 3 mixed-media artists.
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