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October 2018 Issue 10 Vol 8
News, Life and the Art Culture in the Smoky Mountains

October reminds me of my father. He passed away in October some time ago which was timely due to his love for Halloween. I had someone in the gallery recently that said when they th ink of Marianna they think of the Halloween haunt at my home a la Richard Schulz where hundreds would line u p for a s car e. H e was a family physician back in the day when doctors made house calls and delivered babies (3000+), the parts of his practice he particularly enjoyed. We would tag along on the house calls taking us by dusty, dirt roads deep into the back woods of Jackson County. At the dinner table he would entertain his eight children with stories of his childhood. He was especially known for his animal menagerie which resided outside of town on Hwy 90, always snagging the attention of passers by as they glimpsed in shock ostriches, camels, horses, and an occasional lion roaming the property. My father taught us to fish, to handle a canoe, appreciate nature, offered support when times were tough but most important to respect every human being no matter who they were. He was a colorful eccentric, enjoyed a zest for life, and was loved and admired by many.

If he were around today, his Halloween would have been shaken because Marianna was recently devastated by Hurricane Michael. Halloween will look totally different there this year. The property where the animals lived was leveled by the incredible winds that swept through destroying 100+ acres of hardwood and pine trees with structures housing family events. Though the loss of the trees is heartbreaking, Michael did not take away our memories spent in those woods with RHS and we as a family will be resilient and move forward. That is what he would want.
Fall is here though it has taken its time in coming. O n e day it is summer and the next it was winter! The leaves have be en in total confus ion so if you have not made it here for the foliage there is still time ..... seemingly, lots of it. For all of you that came for the not so wonderful leaf display, thank-you. It was fantastic seeing you.
Halloween is upon us. Come see us for Treats on the Street. Main Street will be blocked off for a night of family fun 5-7PM with tons of treats as the event continues to expand.  
  Also up on us are the upcoming winter events. West ern North Carolin a is an awesome place to be in the winter mo n th s so make plans to be here and experience Winter Arts S mokies Style, the perfect way to liven up the cold and chill. Watch for the sche dule of events.  
Change, though it can be hard it just means different. Whether the seasons, the storefronts of Waynesville, or the landscape in Hurricane Michael's path. By looking out for each other we are more resilient together. Hang onto the memories and embrace the ones to come.
 Wishing you rainbows ~ Carrie
PS My father (Daddy) commented that if he came back as an animal he would want to be a crow. I cannot see one without thinking he is around, watching over me.
Crow Paintings by Cathryn Cooper    

Art After Dark
Margo Locke

Watercolor artist Margaret (Margo) Locke will be demonstrating at Twigs and Leaves Gallery during Art After Dark Friday, November 2, 6-9PM. Living in Murphy, NC, Margo is inspired by the beautiful landscapes of the Appalachian region, where she mentally paints the picture in her imagination bringing it into life on canvas with her paints. 

Friday evening, as you stroll through the gallery's 140+ primarily regional artists, enjoy piano music by Dianne Wolf and delight in the savory hors d'eurves.

  Spotlight Artist
Terri Johansson 

My love of nature is my inspiration for art.  Being an avid hiker, fisher girl, kayaker, camper & scuba diver, along with travels to Europe & the Caribbean, allow me to draw inspiration for my work.  

Living on the Intracoastal waterway in St. Augustine, Florida, and a cabin in the woods of western North Carolina also provide that endless inspiration.  Both keep me in touch with nature, filling my heart and mind with ideas for future works.  When I view nature, I see scenes in glass.

Having a passion for art all my life, I've released that passion through oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, as well as sculpture.  All of which have influenced my glass art.  Drawing was my first outlet, transitioning into painting, selling my first, at 11 years of age.

I am drawn to the way glass has a fluid quality and how light just pours through it.  I use texture to create depth and even movement in my work.  The possibilities in glass are endless.

Primarily self-taught, I continually research to learn and tweak my process.  My art glass panels are kiln fired from 3 to 22 times to achieve depth and detail.

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Events on the Street
  Join us for these upcoming events:   
  Treats on the Street 
October 31st
Participating downtown Waynesville merchants open their doors for trick-or-treaters on Halloween evening.
This is a safe and fun adventure for costumed children and their parents to stroll the sidewalks in search of delicious candy and special treats.
Waynesville Fire & Police Departments and downtown churches join in the fun.

 Tree Lighting Ceremony 
November 30th 
Oak Park Inn - tree lighting and activities for children.  Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.  
Waynesville Christmas Parade  
December 3rd
Enjoy this annual community tradition as 120+ illuminated entries, dance academies, costumed characters, and local high school bands parade down historic Main Street celebrating the spirit of the holidays. Santa Claus makes a special appearance as the guest of honor!  
Winter Arts Smokies Style - Jingle Mingle  
Card making in Twigs and Leaves Gallery 
December 15th 
Gallery Events 3-6PM  
Downtown Fun 12PM-close  
Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville Gallery Association members who are participating.  
We look forward to spending time with you!    
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Carrie Keith   (828) 456-1940