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Arts & Entertainment

The Western Carolina University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Mario Gaetano, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the recital hall of Coulter Building. The concert is free and open to the public.

The ensemble performs compositions specifically written for percussion instruments, such as drums, timpani, xylophones and marimbas. The ensemble is made up of 13 of Gaetano’s undergraduate percussion students.


A benefit for the John C. Campbell Folk School Blacksmith and Fine Craft Auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 1to 4 p.m. Art preview & Silent Auction from 1-2 p.m. Live Auction from 2-4 p.m.

The annual Blacksmith and Fine Craft Auction presents some of the finest artist blacksmith and other fine craft items for sale. Proceeds benefit the craft programs at the Folk School. Featuring one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, including pottery, ironwork, basketry, wood items, dolls, paintings, weavings, rugs, jewelry, furniture, and more.


Stop by The Bascom in Highlands after 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, for “Spooky Raku: A Halloween Pottery Firing.”

This event is free to the whole community.

Spooky Raku will feature glowing red pots against the black night sky, creating a magnificent mood and an unforgettable All Hallow’s Eve.



The Western North Carolina Pottery Festival expects record attendance this fall as the juried festival continues to attract master potters from across the U.S.

This year’s event is Saturday, Nov. 5, on the streets of downtown Dillsboro. It features the work of 42 clay artists, with sales and demonstrations of their craft throughout the day.

Roughly half the potters hail from the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, while the other half are from as far away as: Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Florida and Ohio.



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