Stop at the Shop at The Bascom and take care of some early holiday shopping. From hand created pottery, textiles, jewelry, wood, glass and basketry to Bascom wine and wine glasses to art books, The Bascom has something for everyone on your list. All the art work is produced by regional artists and currently featured are the ceramics of resident potter, Frank Vickery. Everything is unique and one-of-a-kind.
The Center for Life Enrichment presents “Faces of the Fallen: A Tribute to Those Who Gave Their Lives in Afghanistan and Iran” on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at The Bascom. A poignant look into the faces of the first 1327 service men and women who died in Afghanistan and Iraq, as represented by 250 American artists. Portrait painter and professor Annette Polan, chairman of Faces of the Fallen, will relate how this project transformed her life and how art can connect us to world events.
On Saturday, Aug. 20, an array of activities are planned at The Bascom. Become a member of The Bascom and participate in the opening reception for The Art Library at The Bascom, The Bascom Members Challenge, sponsored by WNC Magazine, and Wilby Coleman’s Irony Metal Sculpture. Events begin at 5 p.m. and include a book signing at The Shop, a gallery talk and Irish- Scottish Folk Music.
After the reception, The Bascom’s final Barn Dance of the season takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. Gather with friends and neighbors enjoy the music of Timeless Highway and celebrate the nostalgia of Highlands’ yesteryear.
Admission for the August Barn Dance is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The Bascom’s Summer Barn Dances are sponsored by Diane and Ray McPhail, Highlands Historical Society, Mountain Fresh Grocery and the Ugly Dog Pub.
The Bascom is now open year-round - Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. with workshops, exhibitions, special events and quality programs throughout the year at The Bascom.
For more information, to register for Bascom workshop offerings or for more details on all Bascom activities, visit www.TheBascom.org or call (828)526-4949.