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 March 2014
ART EXHIBIT: 23 abstract, digital and acrylic paintings by Corina Pia Torii and 11 blown glass sculptures and 9 abstract acrylic paintings with copper foil by Tadashi Torii of Waynesville, NC, will be on exhibit through March 24. All of the artwork is for sale.
CHEROKEE EXHIBIT: Understanding Our Past, Shaping Our Future, an exhibition on Cherokee Language and Culture will be shown along with the above from February 11 to March 12. If you have a smart phone you can listen to the Cherokee language while reading the translations. This exhibit was developed with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Southwestern Community College, Cherokee Central Schools, and the Cherokee Center, Hunter Library, and Cherokee Language Program at Western Carolina University.
April/May Exhibit: Artwork in a variety of media, techniques and subjects by students of Swain County High School and Swain County Middle School. Dora May is the high school art teacher and Sheena Kohlmeyer is the middle school art teacher.
March 4 (Tuesday) Art League of the Smokies—Demonstration of "Oriental Brush Painting Techniques" by Haidee Wilson of Webster, NC. The free demonstration will be an informal introduction to this ancient art form that is still being practiced today. Multimedia artist Haidee Wilson will introduce the attendees to the four key components of Oriental Brush Painting: paper, brush, ink and the ink stone. Painting bamboo and one Chinese character in a minimum number of strokes will be the main focus with an opportunity for those in attendance to try the techniques in some hands-on experiments. Handouts of references will also be available. Sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council, Swain County Center for the Arts and Swain County Schools, anyone who is interested is invited to attend the demonstration free of charge. 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 pm—Business meeting in the Lobby.
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm—Painting Demonstration in the Lobby.
MUSICAL: Once Upon a Mattress
March 21, 22, 29, 30 (Saturdays & Sundays) 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
March 23 & 30 (Sundays) 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
March 29 (Saturday) 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm--Children’s Matinee
Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for children, students and seniors. Saturday, March 29 matinee only: special $3 admission for children age 12 and under.
Musical—"Once Upon a Mattress," directed by Maggie Jennings. This show is a take-off on the story of the Princess and the Pea written by Hans Christian Anderson. The musical was first written in 1959 and then placed on Broadway featuring the legendary Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. Presented by SCHS Art, Shop, Band, Theatre Arts, Mixed Chorus and Vocal Ensemble classes. SCHS Band directed by Karen Williams. Backdrops painted by Dora May’s SCHS art students. This production involves more than 100 SCHS students and numerous community volunteers. Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for children, students and seniors. Saturday, March 29 matinee only: special $3 admission for children age 12 and under. #TheShowMustGoOn
*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 April: Art League of the Smokies, Demo of Oil Painting Techniques in a Landscape by Jack Stern on April 1 at 6:15 pm; School Assemblies of "Romeo & Juliet" by Bright Star Touring Theatre for SCHS and SCMS on April 14 at 9:20 am, 10:40 am and 1:00 pm; School Assemblies of "Jack’s Adventure in American History" by Bright Star Touring Theatre for grades 3-5 from East and West Elementary Schools on April 15 at 10:15 am; School Assemblies of "Many Ways to Tell a Story…" by Silver Trout Arts on April 17 at 10:00 am for Bright Adventures Pre-K and at 12:30 am for grades K-2 from East and West Elementary Schools; Democratic Women’s Conference on April 19; Impact 2014 on April 25 & 26 at 7:00 pm and on April 27 at 6:00 pm; Musical, "Pirates," by SCMS on April 29.
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