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In the Heart of Historic Waynesville 

98 N Main Street, Waynesville NC 28786
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October 2016 Issue 7 Vol 6
News, Life and the Art Culture in the Smoky Mountains

In This Issue
Art After Dark
What's Happening?
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Whether or not the weather will change is a big topic of conversation in the gallery. Actually....the weather in general. The weather in the recent months has been quite peculiar with the extra warm temps and total lack of rain. It is amazing that WNC has drought conditions while our east coast family remains flooded from Hurricane Mathew. Our hearts go out to all those influenced by that mighty storm. Concern has been that with the drought conditions and unusually high temps Autumn leaves 2016 that the fall leaf show would be lacking. But to everyone's delight, though weeks behind schedule, the colors have been brilliant with much more to come. So if you thought that you missed out there is still time!   

In case you have not been around the last couple of months, a few changes have happened in downtown Waynesville.   The City Bakery location is now Trailheads, dedicated to delicious baked goods and a full, coffee bar. The Nick and Nate's location, turned Apple Crate is now Papageorgio's home to fresh, Italian cuisine. Boojum Brewing Co. has acquired much needed extra space by taking over Hunter Banks location who moved next door in the Welcome Center's old spot (they moved to Maggie Valley). Whether there are changes, just like the weather, downtown thrives. It's all good.
Boojum in October 2016
This fall has brought us wonderful festivals and events and with it the best guests ever. It was lovely seeing everyone. The fun continues through December and we would love to see you. Stayed tuned through our Autumn Street Light Facebook posts.

Whether it is weathering the current political climate or whether to watch for winter weather around the corner, the forecast is a challenge and there will be changes but you can always depend on downtown Waynesville and Twigs and Leaves Gallery to make your day special. 
Wishing you sunshine 
~ Carrie
Art After Dark
Karen Stoner
Clay Artist 
Former owner and originator of Twigs and Leaves Gallery, Kaaren's pieces have a long standing reputation for their originality as they dance with nature.

Kaaren's relationship with clay began in 1963 at a folk high school in rural Sweden. The strong aesthetic of Swedish design shaped how she viewed everyday household items. When she returned to the states, she knew she wanted to be a studio craftsperson.
Her source of inspiration through out all these years has been nature and her endless fascination with the beauty of leaves, grasses, flowers, seashells, rocks, and landscapes. She has spent a lot of time in the woods and mountains, hiking along creeks and by the ocean. The colors that attract her are those of earth and sky - winters' stark contrasts, spring blooms, summers' brightness, and of course, the glorious shades of autumn.
The pieces that Kaaren forms, and which often seem to form themselves, are a spiritual, meditative act for her. "I try to treat each piece with reverence, endowing each with its own individuality. What I'm really doing, I think, is trying to show that beauty is all around us, ev ery day, all we have to do is look and see ."

  Clay artist Kaaren Stoner will be demonstrating at Twigs and Leaves Gallery during Art After Dark Friday evening, November 4th, 6-9PM.   Friday evening, as you stroll through the gallery's 150+ primarily regional artists, enjoy piano music and delight in the savory hors d'eurves. The gallery is filled with a wide variety of choices for holiday shopping as sales associates are eager to help with a selection.

Margaret Roberts
Watercolor Artist 

I think Margaret Roberts knows everyone in town ....... and everyone knows her. With the biggest heart around, she is quick to volunteer in any capacity that she can. Her energy is incredible and her creative talent, including cooking, is amazing.  

As well as keeping the gallery filled with fresh work, Margaret, along with her husband, Hughes, help me out with craft projects for Kids on Main and making holiday cards for Meals on Wheels recipients. She is also my partner in crime in search of the perfect cheeseburger. To know her is to love her.

A native of southern Virginia, Margaret graduated from Radford University with a B.S. degree in Art and a graduate degree in Adult Education from the University of Missouri. In addition to teaching art in K-12, she managed an Adult Literacy facility and worked in events planning and public relations for IBM in St Louis. Margaret also exhibited her work in Barnes and Noble's St. Louis stores and gave presentations on how to learn to paint from books. She also exhibited in several St. Louis galleries and at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Twenty years ago, Margaret began to explore water-color and has lately been developing watercolor collage techniques. She possesses a heightened visual awareness for the beauty of simplicity which is apparent in her collages, and she delights in the fresh, childlike feel this approach gives to traditional subjects.
Always curious, she is constantly trying new media and is currently working in pastel, oil and acrylics as well as watercolor and collage. This has led to her involvement in a broad range of continuing art education with professional artists from across the U.S. Margaret teaches collage in her Soaring Mountain Studio and hosts visiting artists who teach in a variety of media and styles.
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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 4, 2016 and Friday December 2, 2016. 

Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association members who are participating.  We look for ward to spending time with you!    

Events on the Street
Make plans to come see us in October and enjoy these great events along with the fall color: 
October 31 Treats on the Street
We are less than one week away from Halloween! Participating merchants in Downtown Waynesville will again stand in their doorways for trick-or-treaters on Halloween evening, Monday, October 31 from 5 to 7pm. This is a safe and fun experience for costumed young children and their parents to stroll the sidewalks in search of candy and special treats. The gallery participates in the Teal Pumpkin Project having non-candy treats for trick-or-treaters with food allergies so that all children can join in the fun. The street will be closed starting at 4pm to accommodate the goblins. Come and join the fun.


Folkmoot USA will be hosting an Eritrean Friendship Event on Saturday November 6 starting at 6pm.  Enjoy East African dancing, a traditional meal including meat, vegetables, bread, coffee and teas.  Contact Folkmoot for more information and to purchase tickets in advance for this cultural event.  You may also click on the logo to get more information. 

Small Business Saturday is November 26.  Remember Twigs and Leaves Gallery as you make your shopping plans. 

There is much to look forward to in the coming weeks and months.  Check out
Downtown Waynesville Association listings as well as the Haywood Chamber of Commerce listings and Visit NC Smokies listings to find out about all the great things to do (besides shopping!)
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Carrie Keith   (828) 456-1940