Swain Co. Center for the Arts

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 October 2014

ART EXHIBIT:  26 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.

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October 2 (Thursday) Art League of the Smokies—Demonstration of "How to Make and Print Photopolymer Plates" by Frank Brannon, Jr., of SpeakEasy Press in Dillsboro, NC. Photopolymer plates is a contemporary process of image-making that Frank Brannon, Jr., uses in the printing courses he teaches at the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts in Cherokee, NC. The demonstration will include how these plates are made and printed and how they can be combined with metal printing type to print text in English or in the Cherokee writing system. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to do some hands-on experimentation if time permits. Information will be given on where the plates can be bought and how to make and print them in your home studio using the sun, a piece of mylar and a sharpie pen. Sponsored by North Carolina Arts Council, Swain County Center for the Arts and Swain County Schools, this program is free of charge and open to anyone who is interested. This program received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Contact Jenny Johnson at 488-7843 for information about future Art League programs.

     6:15 pm to 6:30 pmBusiness meeting in the Lobby.

     6:30 pm to 8:30 pm—Printmaking Demonstration in the Lobby.

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October 9 (Thursday) Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for SCHS.  Elected in the categories of team, athlete, coach and patron, the selections for the 2013 Hall of Fame class include: the 2004 Football team; Athlete – Joule Breedlove Lowman and Sarah Davis Smiley; and Patron – Dr. John Mattox. $15 per person for dinner and program or $25 per couple in advance. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Central Office.

     6:00 pm to 7:00 pm—Dinner in SCHS cafeteria.

     7:00 pm to 9:00 pm—Program in the Auditorium.

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October 10 (Friday) SCHS Homecoming Talent Show—Spirit Day

     12:26 pm to 2:16 pm in the Auditorium.

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October 14 (Tuesday) Life Touch Photographers—Make-up School Pictures for all SCHS students, faculty and staff who did not get their pictures made in September.

     8:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Lobby.

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October 14 (Tuesday) Honoring Sonya Blankenship as she retires from coaching. Coordinated by Janet Shuler

     7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Auditorium.

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October 21 (Tuesday) School Assemblies: Native American Culture Day—Daniel Tramper and the Deer Clan Dancers of Cherokee, NC, will perform hoop dancing, Pow Wow dancing, music and storytelling in full regalia. This program received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. There are a few seats available to the community. Anyone who wishes to attend the performance should call 488-7843 in advance to reserve seats.

     10:15 am to 11:15 am—Grades 3-5 East & West Elementary--Auditorium.

     12:30 pm to 1:30 pm—Grades K-2 East & West Elementary--Auditorium. 

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October 25 (Saturday) An Appalachian Evening of Storytelling, Art and Music with the Ammons Sisters of Catch the Spirit of Appalachia. Doreyl Ammons Cain will do a spontaneous pastel mural while Amy Ammons Garza tells stories of growing up in Appalachia in the 1950’s and Betty Brown plays the guitar and sings Appalachian stories. Following the program there will be a book signing with several Appalachian authors and a meet and greet reception for exhibitors Doreyl Ammons Cain and three of her students: Corol Lani Johnson, Margot Johnson, Becky (Chloe) Nelson Yandell, and (in memorial) Lucius Salisbury. Sponsored by North Carolina Arts Council, Swain County Center for the Arts and Swain County Schools, the public is cordially invited to attend both the program and the reception free of charge. This program received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

     6:00 pm to 7:15 pm—Program on Stage.

     7:15 pm to 8:30 pm—Book Signing and Reception in the Lobby.

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October 28 (Tuesday) SCHS Harlem Renaissance Programart, music, play, food and history of (Tuesday) the Renaissance. Presented by students of Karen Williams, Katie Cipriano, Evan Clapsaddle, Maggie Jennings and Dora May.

     2:00 pm to 2:55 pm in the Auditorium.                                                  

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

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Coming in November:  School Assemblies for SCHS and SCMS by Talija Art Company from Serbia on Nov. 5; Art League of the Smokies workshop on "Papermaking" by Nancy Gibby, on Nov. 6 (advance registration and $25 registration/supply fee required).

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