Art After Dark
The Waynesville Gallery Association is excited to present Art After Dark from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2 in downtown Waynesville.
Enjoy a stroll through working studios and galleries on Main Street and Depot Street. Festive Art After Dark flags denote participating galleries, such as Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86, Earthworks, Jeweler’s Workbench, Twigs and Leaves Gallery, TPennington Art Gallery, Main Street Artist’s Co-op, Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden and Gallery, Cedar Hill Studios and the Village Framer.
Sherrye Perry, creator and owner of Gypsy Bee Brand natural soap company, will be showcasing her honey infused products at Twigs and Leaves Gallery for Art After Dark. Perry is working to increase awareness of the plight of bees as she produces natural soaps available for purchase at the gallery year round.
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.
Earthworks will be hosting caricature artist, James Lyle. As a mainstay in the garden, the fantastic Productive Paranoia will be making their trademark mountain music.
Haywood County arts council will be having ArtShare on the night of Art After Dark. This is a sale of art owned by the public. People who have downsized or estate art donated to the Council for sale will be featured. On August 9 the HCAC will have a reception for Kel Tanner. She is the featured artist for August. The reception is from 6 to 9 p.m.
WNC sculptor publishes book
Metal sculptor Grace Cathey announces the publication of "Fire & Steel: The Sculpture of Grace Cathey." Dahlia Books published the book — an exploration of the life and work of Cathey on July 1. "Fire & Steel" is a collaboration between Cathey and the distinguished historian Sara Evans (author, Carolina native and seasonal resident).
It introduces Cathey, tells the story of how she came to metal art after years as a professional weaver and painter and how her work has grown and changed. It also describes some of the techniques, especially finishes and use of color, that draw on Cathey’s experience as a weaver, watercolorist and print artist.
In celebration of this milestone, Cathey will be signing copies of her book at the Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden and Gallery at 136 Depot St. from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 2 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m Aug. 3.