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Arts & Entertainment GEP’s ‘Season to be Green’ open house set for Sunday, Dec. 11

To feature local artists and unique gifts

The Jackson County Green Energy Park has marked Sunday, Dec. 11, for a “Season to be Green” holiday open house. Numerous local artists will be giving demonstrations and offering locally made holiday gifts at local, low prices.

“This is a chance for folks to watch handcrafted glass and metal art being made up close, to interact with the artisans, and purchase a locally-made gift or ornament that will be treasured for years,” said Timm Muth, director of the Green Energy Park.

Glass artists Tadashi Torii and Aaron Shufelt create blown glass-art piece for exhibition at GEP gallery. Torii will be conducting a live glassblowing demo Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.To feature local artists and unique gifts

The Jackson County Green Energy Park has marked Sunday, Dec. 11, for a “Season to be Green” holiday open house. Numerous local artists will be giving demonstrations and offering locally made holiday gifts at local, low prices.

“This is a chance for folks to watch handcrafted glass and metal art being made up close, to interact with the artisans, and purchase a locally-made gift or ornament that will be treasured for years,” said Timm Muth, director of the Green Energy Park.

Glass artists Tadashi Torii, Aaron Shufelt, Judy McMannus, Clayton Hufford, Hayden Wilson; along with metal artist John Burtner and jewelry artists Brock Martin and Julie Boisseau will be giving demonstrations starting at noon and going to at least 5 p.m.

“Gifts purchased at the GEP support local artists, who in turn support other local businesses with their purchases,” Muth said. Some of the gifts offered will be glass and metal ornamental jewelry, vases and platters, sculpture, fireplace tools, butter knives, and truly unique holiday pumpkins. There will be refreshments/holiday cookies and holiday music also.

The Jackson County Green Energy Park is an award-winning, community-scale landfill gas project located in Dillsboro, NC. The GEP uses landfill gas and other renewable energy sources to power small business incubation/ fine arts production, Eco-tourism, and environmental education to the region. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/JCGEP and http://www.jcgep.org/ or call (828)631-0271.





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