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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 2018 Issue 7 Vol 8
News, Life and the Art Culture in the Smoky Mountains

Years ago Country Time Lemonade marketed the vision of lazy, carefree days of summer with a child swinging on a tire under a huge, shaded tree in the middle of a pasture. That freedom and bliss was quite captivating.   I did not grow up with a tire swing but was recently reminded of our backyard summer fun "pool", a cattle, water trough which brought us hours and hours of carefree bliss. Our Florida family now owns the same "pool" so I share memories with my grandchildren about how to get the water swirling then LIFT your feet and let the current carry you around and around; then there is "walking" the pool in the grass.  In this hectic world of today, I could use some lazy, carefree days of summer but in the meantime  I am enjoying some amazing weather and embrace excited visitors capturing some mountain bliss, possibly with a side of Country Time Lemonade.  
Downtown is in high gear with Waynesville hopping with activities. If you have missed out, never fear ..... the fun continues throughout the year. It is not too early to schedule your winter plans and experience Winter Arts Smokies Style. Stay posted on the event schedule through our website or Downtown Waynesville Association and Tourism Development Authority.   
So here is to hoping that you are having Country Time Lemonade's vision of summer with it freedom and lazy days. Maybe some of those days are in our beautiful mountains.  I hope so. 
("Forest Beauties" by Margaret Roberts) 
Walk in beauty ~    

Art After Dark
Don Haywood

Jewelry artist Don Haywood will be demonstrating at Twigs and Leaves Gallery during Art After Dark Friday, August 3rd, 6-9PM. A resident of Boone, NC, Don's jewelry reflects the simplicity and beauty of mountain life.   

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'eurves. 
  Spotlight Artist
Jack Whitaker  
Jack Whitaker is a native of the Appalchian mountian foothills of Greenville, South Carolina. The influence of his childhood in the western North Carolina mountians evolved into the basis for the paintings of his adult life, where he studied scenice art at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC. After migrating to New York at the age of 23, Jack studied painting and framing, and eventually, opened a small gallery in Rochester, NY. Working with art dealers and collectors in New York, he was introduced to the works of deceased masters, Roy Mason, Charles and Emile Gruppe and many other painters of the old Rochester school. These along with Winslow, Homer, and Vincent Van Gogh have greatly influenced his work. a burning desire to hone his craft propelled Jack abroad into the museums of Europe and the southern provinces of France where he developed his gift of capturing sunlight onto canvas. Upon returning home to the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia in 1993, Jack worked as a scenic artist in the exhibit industry.
Today, Jack is full time painter and founding owner of Southlight Studios. Presently, much of his time is spent painting in the western North Carolina mountains. His paintings exemplify his shoot-from-the-hip philosophy, "Painting is simple- God is the architect of nature, color, and composition...all I have to do is copy the Master."



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Events on the Street
  Join us for these upcoming events:   
13th Annual Downtown Dog Walk 
August 4th 8AM-12PM  
This is the thirteenth year that families and their dogs can come together to have lots of fun while supporting Sarge's important work. The actual walk is a short loop around downtown, beginning and ending at the Court House. There are fun games for the dogs and their people. Great prizes are awarded for best costume, tail wagging and best trick! There are goody bags for the dogs, which include this year's official bandanna. The official tee shirt is available for purchase with registration, or is free to folks who raise at least $20 in donations (in addition to registration fee). Don't miss Haywood County's premier fun event for dogs and their people!  
 Merchants Promoting Mountain Projects 
Twigs and Leaves Gallery, along with 7 other downtown merchants will be donating 10% of all sales on Thursday, August 9th.  
Mountain Street Dance
August 10th  
Old - fashioned  
mountain hoe down, clogging
& square dancing, live mountain music, demos & instruction, audience participation. Historic Courthouse lawn.
Art After Dark 
Featured Artist - Pamela Haddock 
September 7th
Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association members who are participating.  
We look forward to spending time with you!   
September 15th  
 Join us for Kids on Main from 6-7PM
Kids activities on the street
Then enjoy dancing on main street featuring 3 live bands from 7-10PM  
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We will miss seeing you in person, but remember you can still visit us on our website or by calling.  We will be happy to help you with your special event purchases.  We can ship your purchases to you or to your loved one.  We will be here for you! 

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Carrie Keith   (828) 456-1940