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In the Heart of Historic Waynesville 

98 N Main Street, Waynesville NC 28786
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Dancing with Nature 

March 2018 Issue 3 Vol 8
News, Life and the Art Culture in the Smoky Mountains

Everyone loves a story. I recently revisited a collection of stories my father wrote. He grew up living next door to Ross Allen, naturalist extraordinaire, and gives a good bit of credit to him for his love of nature which he in turn passed down to generations.   He had stories of alligators and I was reminded of one of my own happening during my elementary school years.   My family owns a cabin in NW FL on a piece of property we call "The Swamp" which has an open body of water where we would fish and swim (that is another story).   There had appeared a rather large gator in the swamp. Due to safety concerns of swans, dogs, and kids, it was captured for transferring to another lake. As shared in previous stories, my 8-sibling herd was transported in the family Land Rover. As we loaded for school the next morning, much to our surprise, that gator was stretched out on the floorboard of the middle seat. When asked what we were to do with our feet, my father said, "Just put them on top of the gator." Taking it in stride but also taking no chances, we propped them up on the seat-back ahead. Stories are our legacy to be shared and passed down. Who will share your stories? 
Behind every piece of artwork there is a story. The artists pour their hearts and souls into creating the perfect story that lives on in clay, wood, metal or canvas.  Many have actual experiences, "stories", of locations and inspiration that come to life through their hands. We try to get that information from the artists to pass onto you ....... because, everyone loves a story .  

Thank-you to all that came out for downtown's, new to this year, winter schedule of events sponsored by the Waynesville Gallery Association. If you were unable to attend, you missed out. A great time was had by all. We are already preparing for next year with the intention of making them even bigger and better. Stay posted!

Wishing you the blessings of spring's renewal this Easter season ~

Art After Dark

Upcoming 2018 Art After Dark Schedule
Mark your calendars! 
May 4th 
June 1st 
July 6th 
August 3rd 
September 7th 
October 5th 
November 2nd  

Jack Stern 
              Oil Painter
Jack Stern lives and works in Jackson County in the mountains of North Carolina where his interests lie in capturing the natural beauty of his rural surroundings in oils, watercolors, and acrylics.
Originally from Colorado, Jack recalls "My Grandmother, Ruth Stern, started me with oil painting when I was fourteen years old." That same year Jack undertook classes with the skilled William Steinbach, in San Diego, California.
Other than study with Steinbach, Jack is primarily self-taught, learning extensively from painting experiences with other painters on location. These location-painting jaunts took him throughout the western states as well as Massachusetts, Alberta, British Columbia, Mexico and North Carolina. Often these trips were in back country on burros and alone up to twenty-four days at a time. As in his youth, he built an understanding of the variety and beauty of the vast landscapes and seascapes that he came in contact with.

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Events on the Street
  Join us for these upcoming events:   

2018 Dine Out/Shop Out for Autism
A community-wide fundraising event that brings together restaurants, shops, and consumers to help raise funds for and Autism awareness.  Local restaurants and shops will donate 10% of their revenue. Click here for more info. 

Art After Dark will be back 
May 4th 2018 6-9PM 
"Beauty and the Beasts" 
 Join us for demonstrations fro m
cky Smith Silver W ork and
Jeffrey Stoner Photography.
Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association members who are participating.  
We look forward to spending time with you!  

Gateway to the Smokies  
Half Marathon and 4-Miler
May 5th 7:30AM  
Outstanding scenery and spectacular recreational opportunities make the Gateway to the Smokies Half Marathon and 4 mile run two of the most popular running events west of Asheville, NC.  Located in picturesque Waynesville, NC, the challenging and family friendly event winds runners through Waynesville and its neighborhoods before heading out along Plott Creek and then finishing back downtown. 
Downtown Waynesville Block Party 
May 26th
"Kids on Main" Activity Hour 6-7PM
Main Event starting at 7PM 
 Dancing in Main Street, 3 live bands,
eats & treats, restaurants open.

  Click below for more event information
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Carrie Keith   (828) 456-1940