"Gateway to the Arts, Fine Art and Craft Show"

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  • Location: Gateway Club
  • Dates and times:
    • Saturday, May 30, 2009
      From 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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Last updated: Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 at 11:13 AM Posted: Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:36 AM

"Gateway to the Arts, Fine Art and Craft Show" will be held at The Gateway Club, 37 Church Street in Waynesville, on Saturday, May 30th. The show is open to the public from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.00. Proceeds will provide scholarship money for students enrolled in art related curriculums at HCC.

Gateway Club co-owner Art O’Neil and Studio Thirty Three jeweler Diannah Beauregard have partnered in this event to create a scholarship fund for Haywood Community College Professional Craft students.

The intention of the show is to support the education of fine art and craft artists in Haywood County, as Diannah Beauregard of Studio Thirty Three continues to support social enterprise through artistic endeavors that promote networking for professional artists. Beauregard is a 1986 graduate of HCC’s Professional Crafts-Jewelry program. 

Joel Queen, an internationally recognized Cherokee potter and sculptor is the featured artist in this years’ event. Another premier artist participating in this event is Teresa Pennington, a nationally recognized color pencil artist from Waynesville.  In addition, Jo Ridge Kelley willparticipate in the event. She paints with watercolor and oil and many of her paintings depict views from the Blue Ridge Parkway or the Great Smokies. The 16 other participating artists represent the different craft mediums and are alumni from the HCC Professional Crafts Program. They are also members of Southern Highlands Craft Guild and other professional art and craft organizations.

The Professional Crafts programs at HCC are one-of-a-kind programs which develop technical expertise, stir the creative spirit, and sharpen marketing and business skills through classroom and studio experience. The program is designed to give students a well-rounded basis for becoming a recognized craft designer. The four major programs are clay, fiber, jewelry, and wood. In addition, HCC offers classes in hand-wrought metals using coke-fired forges.

The unique program at HCC has become a model for other craft education programs around the nation. Each member of the faculty is a working crafts person in their own right. Affiliations of the program include HandMade in America, the Southern Highland Craft Guild, and NC REAL (Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning).

For more information about the "Gateway to the Arts, Fine Art and Craft Show," please call Diannah Beauregard at 828-456-3443 or Angela Pecorino at The Gateway Club at 828-456-6789. For more information about HCC’s Professional Crafts programs, please call 828-627-4500.