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Many Faces: A Cherokee Mask Exhibit

July 3, 2020 - May 1, 2021

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian celebrated the grand opening of its newest exhibit, Many Faces: A Cherokee Mask Exhibit. This exhibit showcases the masks, the people who made them, and the traditions and customs behind their creation and use. Many Faces is designed to provide visitors with accurate, detailed, and insightful information into Cherokee history, traditions, and ceremonies. The exhibit is a compilation of masks of different mediums, paintings, and photographs. While some of the masks are from the…

Southern Highland Craft Guild – Resilience Show

February 6 - April 27

The Southern Highland Craft Guild bounces back from an unprecedented year with Resilience, its first Member-focused show of 2021. On the second level of the Folk Art Center in the Focus Gallery, the work of five Guild Members will be on display from February 6 through April 27. Disciplines include metalsmithing, quilting, hand-built & wheel thrown ceramics, woodcarving, and leather tooling. Members featured are Joseph Rhodes, Diana Ramsay, Lynn Fisher, Karen Noggle, Judy Brater, and Marion Schlauch. Jewelry pieces in…

Southern Highland Craft Guild – Craft Demonstrations

March 1 - December 31

The Southern Highland Craft Guild invites visitors to experience daily craft demonstrations at the Folk Art Center from March through December 2021. Every day from 10am-4pm, two artists of differing medias will explain and demonstrate their craft with informative materials displayed at their booth. These free educational events are open to the public. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase a piece from the demonstrators, and walk away with fine craft that came to life by the hands of its…

“Magic is in the Air” at the Folk Art Center

May 1 - August 3

The Southern Highland Craft Guild will open its member-focused show “Magic is in the Air” on May 1st in the Focus Gallery. Located on the second level of the Folk Art Center, the exhibit will feature the work of five Guild Members: Cindy Billingsley, Sharon Gordon, Jane Cole, Jeanne Rhodes-Moen, and Lisa Besler. Disciplines represented are metalsmithing, rag-weaving, quilting, hand-built ceramics, and leather work.   The lively animal sculptures on display are created by Cindy Billingsley, member since 2004. When…

Mini Pop-up Fair at the Folk Art Center

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Southern Highland Craft Guild will host its first-ever Mini Pop-up Fair in the lower level parking lot of the Folk Art Center Saturday May 8th.   From 10am-4pm twenty booths will fill the parking lot featuring a variety of media crafted by members of the Guild. Disciplines represented include bladesmithing, glassblowing, wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramics, woodturning, metalsmithing, leatherwork, and furniture making.   In an attempt to provide a marketplace for artists recovering from a year of shop closures and…

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