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The Maypole Parade & Dance took place on April 30. Community folks gathered early to make wreaths, finish costumes, and prep puppets. The parade started at the Festival Barn, marched through Studio Row to Keith House and ended by the Maypole. Then the Morris Dancers entertained the crowd with some lively dance numbers. Happy Spring!

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We are excited about this impressive one-person handmade canoe recently donated to our upcoming June Gala & Benefit Auction. A collaborative effort, the canoe was started by Pam Howard in a Woodworking class, “Build a Canoe in a Week” taught by Dana Hatheway. Pam was only able to attend the class for three days, so […]

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Hammer Time in the Blacksmith Shop

by Cory Marie Podielski on November 13, 2015

in Around Campus, Blacksmithing, Special Events

The Friday night before the Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction, over 25 blacksmiths of the Southern Appalachian region met in the Clay Spencer Blacksmith Shop for a Hammer-In to collaborate on fine artisan projects to donate to the auction. This was the 3rd Annual Hammer-In and the shop was open to the public to view […]

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Judy Peppers is one of our featured artists in our upcoming Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction. Judy has been a glass and wire artist since 1987 and has been making glass beads since 2002. She has shown and sold her work at craft shows and galleries throughout the Southeast and has her own gallery/studio. She […]

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Lorraine Cathey is one of our featured artists in our upcoming Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction. A fiber artist of 15 years, she is known for creating award-winning, heirloom mohair teddy bears and whimsical, needle-felted bears and gnomes. Also a watercolor artist, Lorraine’s love of painting led her to create needle-felted landscapes. She was recently […]

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