Donna Woods and Marty Rosenfield
Us and the Snow

It took a snowstorm to reveal what had been obvious from the start – Donna Woods and Marty Rosenfield were meant to find one another.

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Fisher Vineyards Wine Dinner
The Farm at Old Edwards

With its unique blend of exquisite vintages and irresistibly off-center dishes, The Farm at Old Edwards’ Top Chef Dinner, set for May 21, promises

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Magical Morning Light
Cover Artist Carole Shepardson

Carole Shepardson’s clever shutter captures the magic and the mystery embedded within life on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

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Art and The Automobile
FreeWheeling

The Bascom revs up its Main Gallery with FreeWheeling, a dynamic show celebrating all things Automotive, May 11 through August 21.

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Twilight Runs
Highlands Rotary Club

The exclusive Twilight 5K and 10K Race will wind through Highlands on Saturday, May 15. For more information or to register, visit highlandstwilight5kand10k.com.

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The Power of Music
Bear Shadow Music Festival

The music and the food and the fun times of Bear Shadow will extend across the Plateau, April 23-25. For more details (and up-to-the-minute information),

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Feel the Music and the Love at Bear Shadow Music Festival

Bear Shadow, slated for April 23-25, is showing the love for its Macon, Jackson, Transylvania, and Rabun residents with a ticket discount.

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Anne-Marie Chagnon

Wearing a piece of Anne-Marie Chagnon’s jewelry is like donning a mini Calder or Brancusi. It has all the energy of a monumental modern sculpture compressed into a vibrating, miniature form. If you’ve not seen Chagnon’s work (which is a guaranteed fall-in-love experience), get ready for a jaw-dropping encounter.  Chagnon is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is purchased and praised …

The Watchers

From locales throughout the United States to the rolling hills of the Emerald Isle, they are watching us … and we don’t mind a bit.  Who are they? “The Watchers,” the brainchild of veteran sculptor and Highlands resident Jim Collins. His pieces are figurative, human or animal forms, fashioned out of laser-cut stainless steel, often partnered with wood, copper, brass …

Leslie Jeffery at 4118 Kitchen + Bar

Art nourishes the soul as much as food nourishes the body. There is no shortage of places to find either of those things in Highlands, but there are only a few places that you can find both.  One of those places is 4118 Kitchen + Bar. Longtime supporters of the arts, owners Ryan Aydelotte and Richard Errington have turned the …


Breaking Lapidary Limits

The June 24 meeting of the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers will feature local artist Neal Hearn.   Neal will tell you that he has always been an artist, although his formal education is in electrical engineering, business, and computer science, which led him to an entrepreneurial career, developing new and innovative software, pairing it with the emerging micro-computing hardware, and …

June Concerts at PAC

Bluegrass, Retro Rock and Broadway in June.  Be sure to get your tickets now for these three concerts.  Ticket sales have been robust.    Bluegrass is up first, with the 8:00 P.M. Sunday, June 16, Highlands debut of the internationally-acclaimed fiddler Mark O’Connor and The Mark O’Connor Band.   Mark O’Connor Band’s very first performance took place in 2015. In …

38th Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Fest

You won’t want to miss an unforgettable summer as the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival unfolds its 38th season of chamber music at its best!  Enhancing the cool mountain temperatures and fine dining, the Festival offers chamber music’s master composers curated in creative ways and performed by world-class musicians.    Concerts are held in Highlands on Friday and Sunday evenings at …


Monet’s Magic & Dinner Discussion

Great Art on Screen is sponsored by the Highlands Performing Arts Center and The Bascom, Center for the Visual Arts. A series of 90-minute documentaries featuring great artists. The next and last installment till Fall will be on Friday, June 7, at 5:30 P.M. at the Performing Arts Center.  This screening will feature “Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of …

Rebecca “beX” Shofner

University of Alabama student Rebecca Shofner is a self-taught artist who specializes in acrylic landscapes, figuratives, and abstracts.  A native of Madison, Mississippi, Rebecca has always had a love for all things artistic and creative. She was always incredibly intrigued by the nature found around her, from the beautiful birds to the surrounding landscape. She participated in art camps any …

Everybuddy, Let’s Rock!

From June 20 through July 6, when the stage lights go up and the music gets down, theatergoers will experience an evening of wide-open wow.  With a show-name like “Buddy,” you know you’ll be in the company of good friends and keepers of the Buddy Holly legend. But be advised… tickets are flying out the door. Reserve a seat now …


Cover Artist: Charles Johnson

As the Goddess of Spring rolls out her green carpet, photographer Charles Johnson, sets about capturing every image in her luminous art-show.  “A magical translucence, abundant April through June, is unique to spring, my favorite season,” says Johnson.  Picture a tree that is backlit, early morning sun radiating each leafling with a blast of glorious light. Johnson observes, “The light …

Spotlight on History

When we consider the story of Highlands, the slightly-unreal collection of personalities and events and circumstances embedded within its heritage, most of what we know is lore collected and preserved by the Highlands Historical Society.  And it turns out that the society itself is part of that lore. That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it was chosen …

Garden Tour: Bee Happy

One of the highlights of this summer is the always popular Joy Garden Tour to benefit The Village Green in Cashiers in July. Joy Garden Tour is a biennial fundraising for The Village Green with proceeds providing the funds needed to operate, maintain and improve the 13.2-acre park in the heart of Cashiers. The Joy Garden Tour Chair Bev Seinsheimer …