Art On The Mountain kicks off Saturday

Courtesy Photo “Blooming Colors” Mixed Media, Ink, Carcoal and Acrylic.

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor Art on the Mountain on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 am until 3 pm. Over twenty-five artists and craft persons will set up 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.

As part of the festivities, The Gary Poe Bluegrass and Old Time Show will broadcast live from the Ashe Arts Center starting a little after 11 am. The featured performers include local and regional musicians and singers.

Over 30 artists and crafters will participate including:

•Dottie Baker – pottery

•Francine Barr – jewelry

•Henry Bowers – original paintings

•Rick Brake – pottery

•David Bridge – pottery

•Doug Butler – photography, book

•Created on the Mountain – paintings, pottery and more

•Cynthia Dixon – original paintings

•Julia Ebel – books

•Eileen Fleig – knit and crochet items

•Becky Henderson-Gow – Stoneware pottery

•Carla Houck – Baskets

•Joe Howard – wood and wooden

•Kimberbees – Handcrafted soap

•Cindy Long – weaving

•Theresa McGarth – pottery and jewelry

•Zoe Nelson – silver jewelry

•Gerry Patterson – paintings

•Karen Penley – dolls, jewelry

•Pottery Place: Sara Harper and Tina Duffy – Pottery

•Judith Reese – paintings

•Cheryl Roberts – rug hooking, spinning and weaving

•Barbara Sox – baskets, woven items

•John Travers – wooden folk art

•Pam Washer – handbags from repurposed materials

•Rita White – fiber

•Dawn Wicklow – paintings, cards and bookmarks

•Paula Williams – baked goods, jewelry

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 call the Ashe County Arts Council at 336-846-ARTS.

Courtesy Photo “Blooming Colors” Mixed Media, Ink, Carcoal and Acrylic. Photo “Blooming Colors” Mixed Media, Ink, Carcoal and Acrylic.
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