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Art on the Mountain features local artists

Article Published: Sep. 22, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 25, 2011
Art on the Mountain features local artists

Enamel art necklace by Ashley McDaniels

Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor Art on the Mountain on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More than 20 artists and craftspeople 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 woodworking.

There will be a door prize drawing every hour, and the arts council will hold a bake sale. As part of the festivities, The Gary Poe Show will broadcast live from the Ashe Arts Center, starting a little after 11 a.m. The featured performers will be the Sheets Family Band.

The Art on the Mountain artists include Catherine Altice, handcrafted jewelry and mixed media art; Douglass Butler, photography, sales of books; Kelly Clampett, photography, cards and prints; Angi Covington, pottery; Tina Duffy and Sara Harper, pottery; Linda S. Fields and Alan R. Fields, jewelry and pottery; Carla Houck, baskets; Carl Smith Johnson, traditional art; Harmony Acres Soap Company, handmade soap, lotions and other bath and body products; Ellie Kirby, books, notecards, watercolor and woodcuts; Debby Loflin, handmade fabric purses and aprons; Greg Loflin, photography; Brenda Macknee, natural hand-knit fibers; Candice Martin, original watercolors, hand painted candles and glass; Angela McCormick, crochet items, paper quilled items; Ashley McDaniel, fine art enamel; Bill Milburn, wire trees artwork; Alex Moore, knife making, hand-tanned leather crafts; Larry Moore, handcrafted pottery; Sherry Prather, oil paintings; Quilt Square Girls, hand painted barn quilt squares; Cheryl Roberts, knitting, felting and rug hooking; Cher Shaffer, folk/outsider paintings, dolls and jewelry; Lee Trotman, painted shirts, dishcloths and fibers; Cheryl Williams, stoneware pottery; and James Wood, pen and pencil artwork.

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 sell their latest creations to the public.

For more information, call the Ashe County Arts Council at (336) 846-ARTS.

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