The bridge games are at 1:00 on Wed and Fri at the recreation center. No one should arrive later than 12:45.
Welcome to the 2012 Arts on the Green to be held in Cashiers, NC the week of July 15-21, 2012
This biennial event features plein air artists painting in the spectacular venues of our beautiful Cashiers Valley. Artists originals, which are signed in the field on the wet paint, are hung daily in the wet room daily. Works are available for sale to benefit the Village Green. Lectures and juried competitions make this event both educational and highly competitive. The third biennial sculpture exhibition concurs with the plein air event. Stunning examples of traditional and contemporary works of sculptural art are nestled into the 12.5 acres of the Village Green campus.
“Walter Cronkite is Dead” will be staged July 12th-22nd. The play takes that staple of American Improv – getting trapped next to a motormouth who lacks any sort of filter for their wildly divergent worldview – and transforms it into something that’s at once funny yet ultimately profound. Whether you’re from a Blue State or a Red State, “Walter Cronkite is Dead” holds a funhouse mirror to your beliefs and challenges you to laugh at your neighbor and yourself.
Ridges of Cedar Knob
A $10 donation for HCLT members and $35 for new friends includes the guided
Eco Tour, lunch and a membership to your Land Trust. The mission of Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust is
to protect valuable land resources for all generations. For details or to reserve your spot call (828) 526-
1111 or email Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org. Together we are saving mountains!
MUSICAL THEATER CAMP The camp is a two-week session, concluding with a free performance for family, friends and the community. This new course will teach students the basics of Musical Theater with a focus on Acting, Singing, and Dance. Classes run from July 16th-27th with a performance on July 28th. Class times are 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon for ages 6 - 11 and from 1:00 to 4:00 for ages 12 and up.
For more information call (828)526-2695 or go to highlandsplayhouse.org.
Cost is $195 per student.
Alex Matisse: Ometto
May 12 - October 21
This installation of large ceramic vessels will be the signature work on The Bascom campus in 2012.
“In Italy, the word Ometto, meaning ‘little man’, is used to describe rock cairns that lead the way on hiking trails above the tree line, marking the path through barren landscapes. My own Ometti have a human quality with a large but unimposing stature, a defined head and broad shoulders...
The pots in the exhibition originate from the tradition of salt-glazed stoneware grave markers that were made in abundance in the counties of the eastern Piedmont of North Carolina...This project is my first step out of the comfort and familiarity of utility and defined function. But like all of my work, the Ometto project remains an exercise in repetition, refinement, and restraint.”
“The Ometti will convene on the front lawn of The Bascom, holding vigil for a few months, before being marshaled into the world to take up their posts.” Alex Matisse
Tim Curtis: Suspended
May 26 - August 26
This large-scale kinetic sculpture of suspended ceramic discs that are mounted and hung from the ceiling provides gentle, undulating, invisible waves. This movement in the room provides a tangible experience with the art installation as opposed to just viewing a single work of art. The specific source of light, the background it is held in, and the magnitude of the art, creates an environment that is unlike any other. An exciting nontraditional exhibition, provides elements inclusive of the experience that the artist can use to invite the viewer in and this artist includes the viewer as writer and image maker.
Friday-Saturday, July 20-21 “All Beethoven”
Victor Asuncion, piano; Vega String Quartet
Piano Sonatas and String Quartet
Open 9 to 5 Monday through Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5
Fully furnished 3 bedroom Highlands Cottage
On the morning of Friday July 20th, field trips, a bird walk, and hikes led by experienced leaders are planned. In the afternoon, a special reptile/amphibian program by Steve O’Neil will be held for both children and interested adults. The evening presentation of “God of Wonders” is an area wide event sponsored by those with interests in Caring for God’s Creation. It will feature inspirational live music by the Judy Felts and Lee Porter group from the Nashville area along with world class photography by Bill Lea. Creation scriptural references and comments will be provided by local pastors Randy Harry and Steve Kerhoulas.
On Friday, July 20th, 60 exhibitors will fill the Blue Ridge School, Highway 107 North in Cashiers, with an incredible display of antiques.
The Highlands Historical Society’s Museum is open each Friday and Saturday from Memorial Day through October 31
From 10 a.m. -4 pm featuring exhibits of prominent early Highlanders. The Frank Cook Gallery features photographs of renowned
Asian photographer, George Masa, who chronicled the terrain from Highlands to Asheville throughout the Blue Ridge.
Learn about Bug Hill, Helen’s Barn, Professor Harbison and other tidbits of Highlands history. Search your family tree
Using the HHS database. Take a guided Tour of the oldest home within the Town limits. Call 787-1050 for more info.
The museum is also open on Sundays from 1 - 4 pm.
The Hen House is setting aside two days in July to allow people to get their hands on Richie Del Watts’ leftovers. You’re invited to visit The Hen House from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on July 20th and 21st to meet Richie and take home a piece of his unabashed creativity. Richie will be on hand to sign his one-of-a-kind End of Day pottery.
Don’t miss the Summer Colors Show as over 60 artists from all over the Southeast will be showing their work at the Recreation Center. A collector’s dream, the show is Friday and Saturday, July 20th and 21st.
Friday, July 20
8:00 am bird walk on the Village Green's boardwalk and environs in Cashiers. Audubon led, in conjunction with Mountain Wildlife Days.
When: July 12th-Aug12th
Where: The Bascom
What: V is for Vase
Regional Artist will share their interpretation of the "Vase" through various materials in the exhibition. Admission is free.