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In the Heart of Historic Waynesville 

98 N Main Street, Waynesville NC 28786
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Dancing with Nature 

July 2016 Issue 4 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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Summer is a season that evokes a myriad of senses. The smell of honeysuckle and freshly mown grass bring me back to my childhood. There is nothing like the crisp taste of cold watermelon smoothing away the heat of summer. The refreshing feeling of submerging into an ice cold spring or creek on a hot summer day cannot be beat. The sight of zinnias and sunflowers blooming are cause for a happy face. Nothing says summer like lightning bugs. The unique fragrances of English Boxwood and Balsam always remind me of summer vacations to the mountains thus beginning my love for this region. It is amazing how our senses evoke memories of our past and bring such delight even to this day. 
Our artists create memories for you to keep and enjoy year-long whether a balsam filled pillow, a painting of children dancing under the waterfall, or a mountain view filled with local wildflowers. Take home a piece of the mountains.

It is with great sadness that I let you know of the passing of one of our artists, Rip Starnes. His scratch art creations were marveled by many as they appreciated the tedious effort it must have taken to produce such amazing designs. He was always such a delig ht to visit with when he dropped off new work and will be missed.  
It's Folkmoot time in the mountains. Come join the dance!!!   

Embrace the scents, sights and pleasures of summer as they delight all your senses.
We look forward to seeing you soon
~ Carrie
Art After Dark
Clay Artist
Meghan Bernard      
Clay Artist Meghan Bernard will be demonstrating in the gallery during Art After Dark on August 5th.
Meghan is from Hendersonville and loves to create functional pieces of art to be used in the everyday lives of those who own them. She appreciates the way a cup feels in the hand or the smile a face mug can bring on a gloomy day. She likes to be a part of daily rituals in people's lives.
Her process is multi-faceted with several steps from throwing the piece to  carving and glazing and underglazing to create the perfect piece. She is inspired by her daughter as well as the beauty of the world around her.
Come meet Meghan 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 Meghan's work, click on the image in the title bar or better yet, stop by the gallery to visit.   
Stained Glass Artist
Terry Zigmund

Terry Zigmund graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, New York with a degree in Psychology and Art Therapy. Her interest in art and exploring new mediums led her to train in stained glass.
Terry notes," I am fascinated by glass as a medium for its dualities. It is strong yet fragile, solid yet molecularly unstable, and unlike other mediums glass is affected by illumination, both the presence and absence of, creating a different experience for the viewer that is dependent upon light."
Terry opened a studio, creating stained glass and mosaics in Burlington, Vermont in 1998. She has been commissioned to create windows for restaurants, beds and breakfasts and residences throughout New York and Vermont and continues to create a diverse body of work exhibited in galleries across the county. Terry also teaches extensively and has facilitated a number of public arts projects throughout Burlington.

If you want to see more of her work, stop by the Gallery or click on the image to go to our website.   
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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 August 5, 2016 and Friday September 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

Street dances are held every two weeks during the summer months.  Joe Sam Queen leads the square dancing between musical sets by local bluegrass groups and clogging demonstrations. 

And speaking of dancing....
FOLKMOOT is happening now!  Dates for parades, festivals and activities are firmed up so click on the link above to find out more!  There will be the International Festival Day on Saturday July 30th.  

The annual run along North Main Street is a great way to support the Shriner's Children's Hospital as well as have fun with your neighbors.  Register now by following clicking on the image for the link to their Facebook page. 

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