In the heart of Historic Waynesville
98 N. Main Street, Waynesville NC 28786
(828) 456-1940
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00-5:30
Sunday 1:00-4:00
Dancing with Nature  
July 2019 Issue 7 Vol 9
News, Life, and the Art Culture in the Smoky Mountains
Summertime ........ that means swim time!! Growing up in FL with minimal air conditioning, swimming was an everyday/twice daily routine. Summer mornings began with swim lessons at the city pool. With towel in hand, my siblings and I would walk down the street to catch the bus which took all the neighborhood kids to swim lessons (my GUESS is that this was free, but I do not know for sure). There, from "pollywogs" to advanced swimmers, children of Marianna developed skills to last a lifetime. Then the afternoon would bring another swim, with a wide variety of opportunities of venues under the direction of my mother.
This could be a very chilling dip at Blue Springs, the favored visit to a friend's backyard pool, OR "the swamp." The Swamp (i. e. recent stories of camp and hurricane damage) was what we called the open body of water in the middle of a Florida swamp, complete with water snakes and alligators. We would paddle out to a floating raft from which we would swim around in water the color of dark tea and deep enough we did not dare to touch the mushy bottom. We would swim amongst cold and warm spots in water that made a thin glaze of slime on our skin. To this day, I am amazed we swam there. Later years, an acquisition of a "pond" shifted the swim. There were still snakes and alligators, but at least its water did not make your dried skin feel tightened like a mini facial.
Last writing I mentioned the disappointing loss of the one tree that offered some shade to our tiny patch of backyard. Some of you may be unaware that we live above the gallery, so our green space is quite minimal, particularly for a gardener. 

Once again, “the storm provides.” With incredible teamwork, primarily from neighbor Greg of Wall Street Books , we erected a pergola. My excitement has been over the moon with this newfound space.

Shopping downtown and need a moment to rest with your cool beverage? Enjoy my pergola!!!
Looking for a place to cool off in Haywood County? We do not have slimy swamps with alligators, but do have chilling waters in which to soak, slide and revive. Sunburst Falls, Skinny Dip Falls and Sliding Rock are just a few. Check out these other offerings and find your summer chill.
Swim in beauty
~ Carrie
Stroll the galleries from 6-9pm every First Friday May - December 2019!
Presenting artist Sarah Sneeden for Art After Dark Friday evening, August 2nd, 6-9 pm.

Sarah’s 40+ years of experience, distinctive style and versatility are evident in her original and innumerable works of art. She likes watercolors, prismacolor pencils, and pastels for sketching but prefers the permanency of oils for her finished pieces.
When she can find a sunny spot, Sarah’s favorite way of working is en plein air – working out-of-doors on location where she can study firsthand the play of light on her subject. Interpreting reality with sure brush strokes, rich color and verve, Sarah experiments with the season and the subject, always seeking that play of light.  

Friday evening, as you stroll through the gallery’s 140+ primarily regional artists, enjoy piano music by Phyllis Bryan and delight in the savory hors d'oeuvres

View more of Sarah's work in the gallery or on our site here


Evenlight Eagles
"I specialize in environmentally sensitive leathers and love to create designs that enhance the natural beauty of leather.  I first began leather work fresh out of high school working for my uncle, master bladesmith, Daniel Winkler. It was early in his career and he had just been asked to make the knives for the main characters in the film, The Last of the Mohicans.

My aunt, Karen Shook, began making the accompanying sheathes and other leather work that were equally impressive as his knives and did so much to set his work apart. They, more than anyone, have been my main mentors over the years and showed me the possibilities of living life as an artist.

I hail from the tiny mountain town of Blowing Rock, NC, where my family goes back for many generations. Whether it's gardening, jumping in a cold mountain stream, getting firewood in for the winter or just sitting on the front porch listening to the Appalachians sing their sweet favorite place to be is outside, breathing the fresh mountain air. 

I graduated from near by Appalachian State University and feel blessed to be a part of the extended Boone, NC community. In addition to my leather work, I home school a wonderful, snappy smart daughter with quite the entrepreneurial artisan streak of her own!

I sincerely appreciate your interest in my work and your support of independent artists."
Upcoming Events

Check out the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority's list of exciting events here!
More Haywood County Arts Council Events can be found here.
Pop-Up Demo: Pamela Haddock
Saturday, July 27th 11-4pm

Join us in the gallery on Saturday, July 27th from 11 - 4 pm to meet Pamela Haddock and learn about her painting techniques.

"I have been told my work is spiritual I appreciate and try to achieve an emotional connection with my subject and infuse it in my work. I love the mountains, the movement of light as the time of day shifts along with the movement of the clouds. I love rocks and water, trees and the landscapes they create. Borrowing from actual locations and visualization of places that have been enhanced by memory I create my scenes. I use a print brayer on plate surface substrate.  I enjoy the unpredictability of the process along with the fact I must stand and engage so physically with the medium. The unique interaction of these elements creates some surprising results."

RSVP on our Facebook event page here.
Save the Date!
Art After Dark: September 6th, 6-9pm
Featuring: Cathryn Cooper
Cathryn Cooper is a diverse and talented artist, working in oils, hand-painted collage, and photography. She is well known in the Atlanta area for her colorful hand-painted collages. Cathryn’s unique paintings also continue to evolve. Currently, she is going back to her drawing and painting roots. Crows are one of her favorite topics. Hoping to expound on bird imagery, she hopes to include them in her oil paintings.

View more work by Cathryn Cooper in the gallery or on our site here .
Annual Friends of the Haywood County Library Book Sale
Thursday, July 25th 9am-7pm
Friday, July 26th 9am-6pm
Saturday, July 27th 9am-3pm

Included in the sale are Classic and Graphic Novels, Military, Business, Travel, Cookbooks, Gardening, Crafts, Children’s, Large Print, etc. Vinyl records, DVD’s, CD’s, puzzles and games are also available.

Please bring sturdy bags and boxes. Please no large strollers and no pets with exception of marked service dogs.

Sale will be held in the downstairs of the Waynesville branch of the library. There is plenty of parking available across the street. It is free to the public.

More information found here
Mountain Street Dance in Downtown Waynesville
Friday, July 26th
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Put on your cloggin’ & square dancin’ shoes and enjoy an old-fashioned mountain hoedown! Live mountain music, demonstrations, and instruction by local clogging teams. Refreshments are available for purchase. Limited bleacher seating available so feel free to bring a chair or blanket for the Courthouse lawn.
Folkmoot Festival! July 18-28, 2019
Some highlights:
July 27th: International Day , Downtown Waynesville, 10-5pm

Check out the full Folkmoot 2019 schedule here.
Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation's 14th Annual Downtown Dog Walk
Saturday, August 3rd
Starting at the Historic Courthouse Downtown Waynesville

With the help of our generous donors and volunteers, Sarge's continues to save and place lost and abandoned animals of Haywood County.

We are fortunate to live in a county with a shelter where a no-kill status has been achieved, and we at Sarge’s are working hard to keep it that way. There is so much more to be done to save more dogs and cats, please help us continue this important mission in our community and join us for this fun event.

Find out more details here
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Waynesville, NC 28786