Waynesville Gallery Association presents Art After Dark

Apr 23, 2014
Sarah Sneeden's 'Dancing hens'

Spring is in the air and The Waynesville Gallery Association is excited to announce the season opening of Art After Dark.

Daffodils are popping up in the gardens and artwork in Waynesville welcoming you to the “art stroll” Friday, May 2. Enjoy wandering through working studios and galleries on Main Street, Depot Street and Frog Level.

Festive Art After Dark flags will denote participating galleries, such as the Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86, Earthworks, Jeweler’s Workbench, Twigs and Leaves Gallery, TPennington Art Gallery, Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden and Gallery, Cedar Hill Studios and the Village Framer.

The Mahogany House and Art on Depot have joined the group, making Historic Frog Level a walk not to miss. With more than 12 galleries participating, everyone is sure to find inspiration through the beauty of art.

The Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86 will be featuring a show in conjunction with the Haywood County Master Gardeners Volunteer Association to celebrate gardens. The show’s theme, "Artists and Gardens — A Partnership,” will feature gardens, flowers, and crafts suitable for homes, decks, or patios. The Garden Tour itself takes place on June 21.

Larisa Morillo of Waynesville will be the featured artist at Earthworks and will be displaying a couple of her handmade, ball jointed porcelain dolls. She creates each doll from start to finish and the intricacy of her dolls, from the face to the clothing and accessory details, is worth a look.

North Carolina resident Sarah Sneeden will be showing at Twigs and Leaves Gallery in May. “Paints that Dance” perfectly describes Sneeden’s work and her love of painting out of doors, on location, where she can “study first-hand the play of light.” She will be demonstrating her distinctive style and versatility from 6 to 9 p.m. May 2 at Twigs and Leaves Gallery.

Friday evening, as you stroll through the gallery featuring 145-plus primarily regional artists, enjoy piano music and delight in savory hors d'oeuvres.

While in Waynesville, stroll down to Frog Level, by way of Grace Cathey’s sculpture garden. Her show, “Metamorphosis of the Butterfly in Steel,” is a perfect blend of nature and art.

While in Frog Level, visit our newest members, The Mahogany House and Art on Depot. The Mahogany House represents over fifty artists and has working studios. A must see for all art enthusiasts.

For more information, visit The Waynesville Gallery Association website at www.waynesvillegalleryassociation.com or contact Twigs and Leaves Gallery at 828-456-1940.