Arts Council Celebrates Artist Members in July

Jun 25, 2014

Over the years Waynesville and the surrounding area has become a destination for artists who live and work in the local community. This mixed media exhibit will feature the work of some of those artists.

The mission of the Haywood County Arts Council, in part, is to build
partnerships that promote the arts and artists. The July exhibit at
Gallery 86 is showcasing the creative talents of our gallery member artists.

Patti Best, Dominick DePaolo and Betina Morgan work with oil, acrylics and watercolor. They may try to capture the sun rising over a mountain or
perhaps an animal, person or still life. Chris and Patty Coulter relocated
to Waynesville from Georgia.

Chris’ artistic interest and talent is designing picture frames and bird houses from local wood. Patty's interest and talents are in designing linoleum block prints.

Potters Velda Davis, Brad Dodson, Julie Kinkade, Susan Phillips, Kaaren
Stoner and Mark Karmer will display varying styles of their craft. Some
have created functional works, while others created whimsical sculptures.

Francine Menor, a mixed media artist “enjoys creating out of the box." Her
children's games and growth charts make great gifts for parents and

Encaustic artist, t.e. Siewert, has her gallery in the Waynesville's Frog Level area. Encaustic painting is an ancient form of art. Wendelyn Cordwell takes pieces of paper, glues them to a wooden panel and then paints them with fluid acrylics.

This process is called collage. Barbara Sammons is usually best known for photography of old cars, barns, and flowers. For this show she is sharing her talent as a jewelry designer.

Janet, Stephen and Daniel Metzger make fine burl-wood furnishings from
salvaged American Wood. They have a gallery on Main Street in Waynesville.

Award winning Japanese born artist Tadashi Torii has been blowing glass
since 1992. He relocated to Waynesville from Atlanta several years ago to
work at the Jackson County Green Energy Park using the gas from the land fill to supply the energy to operate the furnace.

Haidee Wilson is a relative newcomer to the area having moved here from
Canada and New Hampshire. She likes the home town feel of Waynesville. Her Asian brush painting is calm and quietly beautiful. 

All of these artists support and volunteer their time and talents to the
Haywood County Arts Council. Come in and see their exciting work during the month of July.