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In the Heart of Historic Waynesville 

98 N Main Street, Waynesville NC 28786
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Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00-5:30

Sunday 1:00-4:00 (seasonal) 

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Dancing with Nature 

October 2017 Issue 8 Vol 7
News, Life and the Art Culture in the Smoky Mountains


October ...... where in world did it go?? Evidently the leaves are asking the same question as they are behind in changing colors and frantically trying to catch up (like this newsletter). But, finally, it is happening and there is much more to go. If you have any thoughts of coming to WNC in the next few weeks you will be awed with a colorful display, assuming a wind storm does not come through. 
   
 
I do not pretend to be a weather forecaster, despite the assumption of many a gallery guest, though I must admit that I am a weather.com groupie, despite it being rarely correct. Just saying.... come. Whatever and however weather happens. Embrace what nature doles out in this a mazing place.
 
Thinking winter yet?? Consider the Waynesville Gallery Association's initiative to bolster those cold months. We have added events in January, February and March. The committees are working hard to make this a memorable, winter experience. So, mark your calendar and stay in touch through www.waynesvillegalleryassociation.com www.visitncsmokies.com. or www.downtownwaynesvilleassociation.com. This is going to be fun!   
 
 
Downtown updates: We are getting a yarn shop!! WHOOHOO! Tia Dana in ReMax's spot. Recently opened is the Blue Ridge Beer Hub underneath what once was GateKeepers and now Beautiful Techniques. Antiks is returning to their original space. Boojums is scheduled to open their downstairs venue prior to Halloween giving them some much needed extra space. Experience Waynesville be cause we are getting even greater!     
 
 
Speaking of Halloween. If you are here, come see us for Treats on the Street and check out our amazing outfits. The street will be closed for even safer kid haunting.
 
Fall into art, into the beauty and into Waynesville.
May you walk in beauty  
~ Carrie
Art After Dark 
 
 
Pegi Pike
Jeweler 
Jewelry artist Pegi Pike will be demonstrating in Twigs and Leaves Gallery during Art After Dark Friday, November 3, 6-9PM. Pegi's unique pieces reflect her sense of wonder and excitement to create that special piece.
 
Pegi says, " In jewelry making, I am combining my artistic, fine motor skills with a deep spiritual satisfaction of working with the earth's materials to create something that, on some level, touches another person. I continue to expand my knowledge of these materials and discover new ways to work them into a piece of myself that I am honored to share with others." 
 
Pegi employs traditional fabrication methods using hot and cold connections to marry metals, stones and found objects into her designs. Silver and copper are her primary metals, although gold embellishments often find their way into her pieces. "I incorporate fold-forming, forging, reticulation, hammer and rolling mill surface textures and patinas to create a feeling of age and some history. A combination of design by drawing, and simply surrounding myself with and playing with the rich materials, is what I need to get a piece going. When all is working well, metamorphosis occurs."
 
 
Friday evening, as you stroll through the gallery's 140+ primarily regional artists, enjoy the music by Amy Shahparast and delight in the savory hors d'eurves.
 
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Caring for your Art 
 
 
We are frequently asked how to care for wooden bowls and utensils. One of our resident wood workers Allen Davis suggests,
"Simply wash by hand with mild dish detergent and water and dry thoroughly. Don't let liquids stand for a long time. Occasionally you may want to refresh the finish with a coat of light, food-grade mineral oil easily found in a pharmacy or grocery. (Do not use vegetable oil to refresh the finish. It's OK for salad dressing, but not to condition your bowl or platter.) NEVER put a bowl or platter in a dishwasher!  NEVER put a bowl or platter in a microwave oven. With good care, following these easy instructions, your bowl or platter will last indefinitely to become a family heirloom to be passed down through generations."
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There are lots of great places to find entertainment after shops and galleries have closed.  There are many great restaurants and entertainment venues throughout Downtown Waynesville.   

Events on the Street
May through December  
First Friday 6 PM  
Art After Dark
 
During the original "ART After DARK" Downtown Waynesville Galleries remain open until 9pm.  Demonstrations, artist's receptions, music, and refreshments are offered by many of the galleries. Visit with gallery and shop owners as well as others committed to preserving the art and culture of our community.  

Our next two Art After Dark events are Friday November 3, 2017 and December 1, 2017.  In December, we will feature our annual elf-filled celebration of the holiday season.   
 
 
The WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association members who are participating.  We look for ward to spending time with you! 
 
SHOP SMALL  
Small Business Saturday is November 25
We know that you support us all year long but want to remind you that when you Shop Small, you are supporting a local shopkeeper, local artist and so many more local people.  Dollars spent in a local establishment, stay local spent in restaurants, grocers, gas stations, donated to charities and churches.  Thank you for shopping small!    
  Check out
Downtown Waynesville Association
event and calendar listings as well as the
 
Haywood Chamber of Commerce  
business and event listings and
  Visit NC Smokies
event and business listings and videos to find out about some of the great things to do in our community
(besides shopping!)
 
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We will miss seeing you in person, but remember you can still visit us on our website or by calling.  We will be happy to help you with your special event purchases.  We can ship your purchases to you or to your loved one.  We will be here for you! 

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Carrie Keith    gallery@TwigsandLeaves.com   (828) 456-1940