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Arts & Entertainment

As part of celebrating November as Native American Month, Southwestern Community College’s Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts is hosting a Cherokee Baskets Show in its gallery on Tribal Bingo Road. The show is a combination of work from the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual and a historical display from the Clay County Historical Association.

“The work on loan from the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual is a testimony to the tradition, craftsmanship and attention to detail involved with creating each basket,” said OICA program director Jeff Marley.

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Elementary school-age children and their families are invited to Holiday ARTSaturday, the Arts Council’s free monthly crafts and music workshop, on Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to noon, in the historic Rickman General Store in Franklin.

The Arts Council provides all materials for make-andtake projects including evergreen swags, holiday collage cards, decorated Christmas cookies, and paper garlands, along with gift wrapping instruction, caroling to live music by keyboardist Lionel Caynon, and refreshments.

There’s no pre-registration; children should wear play clothes and come for any part of the session. Adults must stay with their children.

 

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The Western Carolina University Jazz Ensemble will present its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Under the director of Pavel Wlosok of WCU’s School of Music faculty, the ensemble will perform in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.

In addition to the 21 student members of the ensemble, the performance will feature two of Wlosok’s music faculty colleagues – Steve Wohlrab on guitar and Dave Wilken on trombone.

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Nearly 45 master potters from across 17 states gathered in downtown Dillsboro on Saturday for the seventh annual Western North Carolina Pottery Festival. The one-day event hosted an array of clay artists who travelled from as far away as Texas, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Nebraska to demonstrate a variety of techniques and who shared their knowledge through hands-on demonstrations, including throwing, wood-firing and horsehair firing, and Raku demonstrations.

Tents lined Front Street to display meticulous, hand-crafted pottery and to offer festival goers a wide range of wares to complement the already quaint village setting which includes shops, galleries, restaurants, inns and a railroad depot.

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