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George Beasley’s site-specific Iron Pour installation and performance on Saturday, Sept.10, was a fascinating display of “fireworks” and artistry at The Bascom. For more information on The Bascom, visit or call (828)526-4949.Fine craft art featured

Tickets are still available for The Bascom’s annual auction-themed fundraiser, ‘Celebration!’, Art, Design Craft featuring a gala dinner and auction on Saturday, Oct. 1 on The Bascom Terrace. This elegant affair features live and silent auctions of exquisite works of fine craft art. Just a sample of the items in this year’s live auction are works from Sonja Blomdahl, Frank Fleming, Brian Boggs, Philip Moulthrop, Matt Moulthrop, the Gee’s Bend Quilters and Charlie Lucas; art-themed trips to New Orleans, Point Clear, Alabama and Abaco in the Bahamas; and a “Mississippi” Hunt Supper for 10. Featured during this year’s live auction, “Touching a Heart Through Art.” a paddle raise in support of the Bascom’s goal of offering creative interactions with art and furthering the center’s charitable and programming mission by donating to these enrichment activities geared to all ages and stages of learning!

Other upcoming activities at The Bascom:

In preparation for the The Bascom’s popular Spooky Raku firing under the Halloween moon from 6-8 pm on Monday, Oct. 31, Frank Vickery offers a course on Raku firing on Saturday, Oct. 8, 15 and 22 from 10 a.m.-12 noon. Students will be given a bag of clay to create pottery pieces for the Halloween Raku firing. Tuition for the course is $100 Bascom members/$ 125 non-members.

Mark your calendar for ‘Christmas in October’ is almost here, and The Shop at The Bascom is the perfect solution for finding a perfect, one-ofa- kind gift for everyone on your shopping list. Featuring quality, handmade affordable pieces from regional artists and artists who have exhibited at The Bascom, ‘Christmas in October’ at The Shop at The Bascom is your perfect solution to getting your gift shopping done early.

“Put your holiday gift shopping behind you,” said Leila Griffith, retail operations manager of The Shop at The Bascom. “People always want to get their Christmas shopping done early and The Bascom wants to make it easy and affordable with distinctive gifts.”

The Bascom is now open yearround - Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm. Enjoy 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 or call (828)526-4949.

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