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Haywood County Arts Council gallery in downtown Waynesville

WAYNESVILLE — From forged steel to egg tempera to coldwax, the works of a dozen Haywood County artists across sundry mediums will be showcased in a new exhibit opening April 2 at The Haywood County Arts Council gallery in downtown Waynesville.

The exhibiting artists went through an extensive jury process for this year’s installment of the all-local Juried Artist Exhibit. All the pieces on display are for sale, with an emphasis on affordable art collecting. Mediums include oil, acrylic, clay, watercolor, forged steel, coldwax, collages, wood, glass, fiber, jewelry, egg tempera, photography and mixed media. Artists included in the exhibit are: Joan Bazzel, Mel Bennett, Linda Blount, Barbara Brook, Melba Cooper, Wendelyn Cordwell, Mary Decker, Peggy Duncan, Gayle Haynie, Alice Herring, Ilene Kay, Jo Ridge Kelley, Betsy Meyer, Deb Parmele, Amy Shahparast, Jennifer Sharkey, Debbie Skelly, Cheryl Summey, and Lisa Townsend.

Exhibit runs through May 1. The Haywood County Arts Council gallery is located at 86 N. Main Street in Waynesville. Open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. HaywoodArts.org.