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98 N Main Street, Waynesville NC 28786
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Dancing with Nature 

August 2016 Issue 5 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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As summer blooms start to fad and fall descends upon us, how does your garden grow? Well-tended? Or left to fend for itself? Lee May, author of "In My Father's Garden" writes about the state of one's garden is a reflection of the gardener's state of mind. When your life is in upheaval thus the garden reflects the inattentiveness; but with the calm of heart so flourishes the garden. He writes, "A garden duplicates the stage for life's play.......and is akin to the flourishes and failures we experience over the years."       But oftentimes the garden's fate is out of our hands despite the tenderest of caring and nurturing thanks to intense weather conditions, pesky critters or seeds unable to thrive. Just like life.   But when all the stars align the rewards of your diligence are undeniably magical,  uplifting any bad karma day.    All is well in Twigs and Leaves Gallery's garden :=).

Our featured artist for September, Helen Sturgeon, captures with her wate
rcolors beautiful, garden flowers that are thriving. We not only sell her original paintings but also packs of greeting cards for you to share with someone special. I hope you are able to come watch at Art After Dark as she brings true life to canvas.
The gallery recently received notification of being awa rded #1 Haywood County gallery by Ashevi lle's "Mountain Xpress" for the ninth year in a row. We are blessed for the continued support of our wonderful customers and artists and we thank-you. 

I wish everyone a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend. I hope that your travels will bring you to the mountains. The coming months are filled with special events so keep in touch through this newsletter, Facebook and our website.

And may your garden flourish (even if it is a household plant) as a reflection of your wellbeing.
All the best ~ Carrie
Art After Dark  
Helen Sturgeon
Watercolor Artist 
Watercolor artist Helen Sturgeon will be demonstrating at Twigs and Leaves Gallery during Ar t After Dark Friday evening, September 2nd, 6-9PM.   

As a resident of Brasstown, NC, Meghan's inspiration to paint botanicals surrounds her on a daily basis.

We invite you to come meet Helen as you stroll through the gallery's 150+ primarily regional  artists, enjoy piano music by Amy Shahparast
and delight in the savory hors d'oeuvres.  To see more of Helen's work, stop by the gallery to visit anytime that we are open.   
Ray Earnhardt
Metal Artist

Ray's art has been an evolution - initially focusing on useful everyday tools, made by hand and utilizing old - time methods, to a more decorative aesthetic art form depicting scenes in nature. He is fascinated with critters and plant life and through photography and quiet moments of study, has created these from recycled copper and steel using fire from a torch or his hand built forge.
Ray's artistic interests also include items derived from the French  and Indian War (1750's) and actively participates in annual reenactments. Preserving and respecting the crafts of our past is a deeply rooted passion of his and some of that definitely makes its way into his artwork.

Stop in the Gallery to see Ray's work.
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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 September 2, 2016 and Friday October 7, 2016. Becky Burnette will be here to demonstrate October 7.

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
The Annual fall Block Party is scheduled for September 17.  Kids on Main will be from 6 pm until 7 pm with activities and bands for the whole family starting at 7 pm.  It's a great event for the entire family! Twigs and Leaves Gallery will have rocks that fit into a small pocket to be painted.  Come join in on the fun!

Make plans to come see us in October and enjoy these great events along with the fall color:  
October 8 Church Street Arts and Crafts Show sponsored by the Downtown Waynesville Association. The juried show is in its 33rd year!      
October 15 Apple Harvest Festival 
Sponsored by the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce
The street is filled with apples, vendors and people! 

October 22 10am until 4pm
Jack Stern
Demonstration at
Twigs and Leaves Gallery

You read that correctly!  The amazing Jack Stern will be in the Gallery to demonstrate and talk with guests as they shop.  Stop in to say hello!  

October 31 Treats on the Street
Merchants offer candy and other goodies to our youngest patrons from 5:00 until 7:00pm.  Come and join the fun. 

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