25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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Arts & Entertainment

Children have an opportunity to use their imaginations at the youth art classes at The Bascom.

“Tuesday After School Art” with instructor Melody Germain, will be held Tuesdays through Feb. 15, 3:15-4:30 p.m. Lessons include painting, modeling and collage.


By Eugenia L. Johnson
Director Swain County Center for the Arts

Twenty impressionistic oil paintings and two pastel paintings by Jenny Buckner of Waynesville will be on exhibit at Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City through March 28. Her subject matter includes people, animals, landscapes, flowers and still life.

In addition to the paintings, an assortment of Buckner’s jewelry creations made of natural stones with pewter and brass are also displayed. Some of the stones she uses in her necklaces and ear rings include lapis, natural citrine, lava rock, labradorite, jasper, amethyst and aquamarine. All of the jewelry and some of the paintings are for sale. The rest of the paintings are from the personal collection of the artist.


The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet (SMBQ), with the support of the Jackson County Arts Council, commissioned internationally known musician, David Sampson, to compose a fanfare to be played by the SMBQ at the grand opening of the new Jackson County Public Library Complex set for June 11. The composition has just arrived and members of the Quintet look forward to performing the new piece titled “Smoky Mountain Fanfare.” They plan to frame and display the composition in the new library.

A resident of Morristown, N.J., Dr. Sampson, composer, educator, and master trumpet player, teaches trumpet students grades 6-12 in the Randolph School District where he is known to his students as “Doc.”


To capture movement and life in a still image: For many years this was Tom Pantaleo’s quest as a photographer. The photos that cover the walls of Main Street Coffee & Tea, Pantaleo’s small, unpretentious café in downtown Franklin, are a testament to his passion for the perfect image. Whether landscape, portrait or abstract, each image seems to vibrate with a kind of kinetic energy.


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