Art After Dark returns to Waynesville Aug. 1

Jul 29, 2014
'Red Poppies' by Melissa Burrell

The Waynesville Gallery Association is excited to present the August edition of Art After Dark, happening from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, in downtown Waynesville.

Enjoy the bountiful fruits of Haywood County’s many artists by wandering through the galleries and working studios on Main Street, Depot Street, and Frog Level. Festive Art After Dark flags denote the participating galleries, which stay open late, offering a wonderful opportunity to spend the evening viewing art, in addition to witnessing its creation.

Members include the Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86, Earthworks, The Jeweler’s Workbench, Burr Studios, Twigs and Leaves Gallery, TPennington Art Gallery, Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden and Gallery, Cedar Hill Studios, The Mahogany House, Art on Depot, and the Village Framer.

Burr Studio is offering a bookbinding demonstration, conducted by local artist Becki Kollat. Her altered journals are all one of a kind, and available for purchase in the gallery. Join Becki as she shares her wonderful techniques, and enjoy refreshments.

Twigs and Leaves will feature Haywood County native, Melissa Burrell, who will be demonstrating her torn paper collage technique at Art After Dark, Friday evening. Burrell’s unique collage technique combines hand painted papers with “found” papers.

Friday evening, as you stroll through the gallery’s 145-plus primarily regional artists, enjoy piano music by Waynesville’s Dr. Bill Stecher and delight in the savory hors d'oeuvres.

On the way to Frog Level, stop by Grace Cathey’s Sculpture Garden to view her new mirrors.

The Mahogany House will feature the heavenly Betina Morgan on the harp for your entertainment. Visit our lively gallery, for refreshments, and watch as Dawn Behling demonstrates the process of screen printing.

Gallery 86 will spotlight Mark Menendez — artist, teacher and mentor.  Nationally recognized painter and illustrator, Menendez offers instruction to locally aspiring, and experienced artists. Stop by the gallery for refreshments, and visit with Mark and his students, many of whom are featured in the exhibit.