Peace. That’s a word that seldom describes the life of a pediatrician, but Mollie Harrington-Weaver found it in her creative pursuit: painting.

    WAYNESVILLE — A exhibit of Cherokee art and culture is on display through the end of July at the Haywood County Arts Council gallery in downtown Waynesville, with a live demonstration by Cherokee artist and musician Jarret Wildcatt from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 31.

      FRANKLIN — Into the Woods, a Tony award-winning musical comedy, is on stage for a final weekend at the Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. July 16-17.

        BLACK MOUNTAIN — The Art in Bloom exhibit in the historic old City Hall of Black Mountain will kick off with a series of special events July 8-10 featuring live floral arrangements paired with the works of 20 regional artists, plus a garden tour with demos by plein air artists.

        HAYWOOD COUNTY — Immerse yourself in art and nature with a plein air artist retreat at Lake Logan Conference Center Aug. 9-11, drawing on the 300-acre campus at the base of the Shining Rock Wilderness for inspiration.

          ASHEVILLE — Follow the fantasy-and-romance laced story of a Scottish fairy and her suitor in a production by the Ballet Conservatory of Asheville on stage June 4-5 at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts.