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A Celebration of Southern Appalachian Culture

The 34th Annual Heritage Weekend will be held September 20-21, 2014 at the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Folk Art Center. This free festival sponsored by the Southern Highland Craft Guild features traditional music, dancing and heritage craft demonstrations. A highlight of the weekend is the 34th Annual World Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle Competition on Saturday, 2-3 …

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A raffle of donated works will benefit Backpacks for Kids.

Open Studio Tour of Henderson County

The 2014 annual Open Studio Tour of Henderson County NC will be held September 20-21, 2014. This free self-guided tour features 30 fine art and fine craft studios throughout Henderson County. Artist’s studios will be open with their latest artwork to view and purchase with many studios featuring visiting artists. Original works in painting, sculpture, …

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Dining table, Patricia Cotterill, Oils

SVFAL at the Red House Studios and Gallery

The Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League (SVFAL) features an exciting array of art in their 47th Annual Juried Exhibit. This year’s juror is Chris Groves, B.F.A. in Environmental Design, University of Colorado at Boulder. Groves spent ten years as an art director before studying at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Chris will have …

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Field of Wildflowers by Joyce Schlapkohl

Joyce Schlapkohl at the Asheville Gallery of Art

Joyce Schlapkohl presents Reflections of Summer, on display August 1-31. “For many years, I studied, taught and painted in watercolor,” says Joyce, who is a past president of the Blue Ridge Watermedia Society and a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. “After a while, I felt a strong desire to switch to …

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