Swain Co. Center for the Arts

Located at Swain County High School

Eugenia (Jenny) Johnson, Director          Phone: 828-488-7843

Click on month of desired calendar under "Calendar of Events" on the right for a full-length PDF downloadable version of each month's calendar of events.

Selected Events for November 2014

ART EXHIBIT:  27 realistic and impressionistic pastel and acrylic paintings by Doreyl Ammons Cain and four of her students: Corol Lani Johnson, Margot Johnson, Becky (Chloe) Nelson Yandell, and (in memorial) Lucius Salisbury. In addition there are numerous prints of Doreyl Cain’s paintings and books by 12 authors, several which were illustrated by Doreyl Ammons Cain.  Most of the artwork is priced to sell.

December-January Art Exhibit:  Realistic drawings and oil and watercolor paintings by Cynthia Cochran Kinard of Franklin; weaving, felting and other fiber arts by Teresa Bouchonnet of Franklin.


November 3 (Monday) Movie— SCMS Reward Day for AR with Jodi Marr.

     1:00 pm to 2:45 pm in the Auditorium.


November 4 (Tuesday) Career Prep Assembly—SCHS juniors and seniors.

     2:25 pm to 2:57 pm in the Auditorium.


November 5 (Wednesday) School Assemblies: Talija Art Company from Serbia will perform the music and folk dances from their country of Serbia in costume. There will 24 to 30 dancers and musicians. They have performed for Folkmoot in Western NC and in other locations across the US, as well as in countries throughout the world, including Greece, Italy, Spain, Canada, Peru and Ecuador. There are seats available to the community at the 10:40 am show. Anyone who wishes to attend the performance should call 488-7843 in advance to reserve seats.

     9:20 am to 10:20 am—SCHS Assembly, grades 10-12.

     10:40 am to 11:40 am—SCHS Assembly, grade 9.

     1:00 pm to 2:00 pm—SCMS Assembly, grades 6-8.


November 6 (Thursday) Career Prep Assembly—SCHS freshmen and sophomores.

     2:25 pm to 2:57 pm in the Auditorium.


November 6 (Thursday) Art League of the Smokies—Papermaking Workshop taught by Nancy Gibby, of Bryson City, NC. Participants will be making paper with different textures, colors and smells from shredded recycled materials, such as junk mail, food labels, left over papers and envelopes by mixing the pulp in blenders. Each person will be encouraged to express their own creativity by adding such things as leaves, ferns, flowers, glitter, coffee grounds and even printed napkins. The materials and equipment used in the workshop are simple and practical and can be easily duplicated in your own kitchen or art studio. Nancy will also show samples of some of the things that she uses her handmade paper for, including stationery, cards, ornaments, molded clocks and covered electrical switch plates and vases. Sponsored by the NC Arts Council, Swain County Center for the Arts and Swain County Schools, this program received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Contact Jenny Johnson at 488-7843 to for information about future Art League artist demos and workshops. This workshop is full.

     4:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the  Lobby.



*Click on month of desired calendar under "Calendar of Events" on the right for a PDF downloadable version of this month's calendar.


Coming in December: Elementary School Assemblies on Dec. 5—"Elves & the Shoemaker" —at 10:15 am for grades 3-5 and 12:30 pm for grades K-2; Concert of acoustic guitar music by Ronnie Evans on Dec. 6 at 7:00 pm followed by artist reception for Cynthia Kinard and Teresa Bouchonnet; two Christmas plays by SCHS Theatre Arts classes on Dec. 9 at 7:00 pm; SCHS & SCMS Christmas Band Concert on Dec. 11 at 6:30 pm; Art League of the Smokies Christmas party on Dec. 12; an evening of Choral Concerts by East Elementary, SCHS and SCMS choruses on Dec. 16 starting at 6:00 pm; Dance Recital by After School Dance classes on Dec. 19 at 6:00 pm.

Call Jenny Johnson at 488-7843 to reserve the Center for the Arts for your own event or to view exhibits. 


Eugenia (Jenny) L. Johnson, Director

Swain County Center for the Arts
1415 Fontana Rd
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone: 828-488-7843
Fax: 828-488-0523
Email: jjohnson@swainmail.org