Artist Member Exhibit 2021

ARTIST MEMBER EXHIBIT — Haywood County Arts Council’s next exhibit will feature artwork by its member artists. Pictured here is “Hay Season: Richland Creek,” an acrylic painting by Peter Brown.

WAYNESVILLE — The work of 38 artists in mediums ranging from fiber to photorealism paintings will be on display for the month of August at the Haywood County Arts Council gallery in downtown Waynesville.

The annual show featuring artists who are members of the arts council is a favorite among Haywood County artistic community.

“This show is really special because of the sheer variety — there is no theme or medium requirement, so it really sparks interest in all art lovers,” said HCAC Executive Director Morgan Beryl.

An opening reception will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at the gallery at 86 North Main St. in Waynesville.

“The artist members are what make the HCAC community so special, and we love giving back to them by throwing a bit of a party on opening night, which includes some food, drink and music," said arts council board president Joey Fuseler.

The live music, which starts at 5:30 p.m., will highlight the Junior Appalachian Musicians program. JAM is an after-school traditional music program open to all Haywood County fourth grade and up students and is now open for registration at haywoodarts.org/junior-appalachian-musicians-jam/.

HCAC will also host an artist demonstration Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., by participating artist Nancy Blevins. The demonstration will be silk dye painting in the serti technique with water based gutta resist.

“This technique is perfect for wearable art such as scarves, because after completion the feel of the silk is wonderfully soft while maintaining the brilliantly colored designs,” Blevins said.