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Art on the Mountain will feature local artists

September 27, 2013

Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor Art on the Mountain from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. Over 25 artists and craft persons will set up their creative wares on the grounds of the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson.


Holiday gift ideas, fall theme items, unique art pieces, crafts and more will be for sale. Several artists will be demonstrating their artwork including basket weaving, quilting and wood-working.


There will be a door prize drawing every hour for customers. As part of the festivities, The Gary Poe Show will broadcast live from the Ashe Arts Center starting a little after 11:00 am. The featured performers will be the Garden Variety String Band.


The Art on the Mountain artists include * Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild, Brenda Cole, quilted items; Francine Barr, jewelry; Beading Buddies: Pat Hopkins and Arlene Lunquist, beaded and wire jewelry; Kelli Blowers and Holly Houck, recycled items used for jewelry, soaps, candles and more; Jennie Bush, beaded jewelry, note cards and gift bags; Doug Butler, photography and book; Kay Dufor, paintings and ornaments; Julie Ebel, books and demonstrating wreaths from her book; Grassy Creek Pottery, Cheryl Williams, stoneware pottery; Karen Gross, photographs; Becky Henderson-Gow, handmade, hand thrown pottery; Annehart Herrick, drawings and paintings; High Meadows Pottery, Dottie Baker and Rick Brake; Carla Houck, baskets; Kimberley Isler, handcrafted soaps, salts and bombs; Cindy Long, handwoven items; Theresa McGrath, jewelry and pottery; Melanie Micale, clay pottery and sculpture; Zoe Nelson, silver jewelry; Pottery Place, Tina Duffy, pottery and photography; Quilt Square Girls, barn quilt squares; Judith Reese, painting; Cheryl Roberts, rug hooking; Todd Schofer, pottery; Barbara Chapman Sox, baskets; Debra Speas, handpainted rocks; Betsy Troxler, paintings; Pam Washer, recycled handbags; Dawn Wicklow, paintings, collage and cards; Paula Williams, jewelry, baked goods from Sweet Aromas; James Woods, folkart; and Shamba Wright, cast metal.


Also on Saturday, Sept. 28, Downtown West Jefferson will be filled with antiques and collectibles. The vendors will be open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information email antiquesmain@skybest.com. Also visit the Farmers Market on the Back Street from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information visit www.ashefarmersmarket.com.


Ashe County is known for its natural beauty and friendly people. In recent years Ashe County has gained a reputation for its growing arts community and the Ashe County Arts Council has been a constant support of the county’s artists.


Art on the Mountain provides an opportunity for both new and current working artists from across the county to showcase and sale their latest creations to the public. For more information please call the Ashe County Arts Council at 336-846-ARTS.