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A Man of the Arts

Lucien Harris III was an American painter of natural subjects.  He was a self-taught artist best known for his observations of the interactions of plants and animals.  Harris worked as a naturalist painter, and was immensely influenced by his father, a highly regarded lepidopterist.   Harris was a native of Atlanta, a Navy aviator, and a veteran of World War II.  …

A Spring Opening

The Art League of Highlands-Cashiers opens an exciting art season with its first artist reception at 4:30 PM Monday, April 25, in the Atrium at The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road in Highlands. Presentation starts at 5:00 PM and will feature artist Holly Klaine, a new and emerging artist in the ALHC. This event is free and open to the community. …

Music in the Garden

Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival celebrates its milestone 35th anniversary season with a special program – “Chamber Music in the Garden!” on Sunday, May 15, in Mershon Hall at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.   Set in these stunning surroundings, in the midst of the new blockbuster Dale Chihuly glass exhibit, the international award-winning Vega String Quartet will perform “Spring” by Vivaldi; …


Drama Camp: It’s All an Act

The Highlands Playhouse is always growing and looking for ways to entertain and engage the entire community.  From the summer series of professional stage productions to the year-round, first-run movie theater, it offers something for everyone. This summer marks the return of the Children’s Theatre Camp.  This program offers campers a chance to work with a team of professional actors to …

A Can’t Miss Season

We decided to shake things up this year!  We’ve included new entertainment genres with an illusionist/mentalist and comedy and satire along with our favorites of Broadway, bluegrass, and retro-rock. The season starts off with Travis LeDoyt, who The New York Times dubbed “the best young Elvis.” He’ll perform two concerts, June 17 and 18.  Travis only sings Elvis’ songs from …

Plateau Gallery News

The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts offers free exhibitions, unique education, and community outreach through workshops, classes, and lectures.  Gallery hours are 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Saturday; and noon to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday.   Call (828) 526-4949 or visit thebascom.org to learn about seasonal programs, classes, events.  Mountain Mist Gallery of Cashiers represents some …


Wearable Sculpture

Elizabeth Haskins is a classic silversmith.   Even though she was steeped in the arts as a child, she didn’t latch onto her true medium until college.  At the insistence of a professor she took a jewelry-making class.  It was love at first strike.   “It was a challenge, but I loved the aspect of building small sculptures, using torches …

Living His Dream

Digital photographer Terry Barnes is not only a fine artist, but also a skilled visual entertainer.  He loves to pull the viewer into his images, excite their senses, and give them a good show as he transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.  One of Barnes’ trademarks is his wrapped canvas presentations.  That means the collector enjoys the clean look of …

Choral Workshop and Concert

On Saturday, May 7, Highlands First Presbyterian Church’s Chancel Choir will host a Choral Workshop, open to all interested singers in the area.   Participants will perform in a concert for the public at 7:00 P.M. that evening in the church’s sanctuary.  The event will be facilitated by Master British Composer/Conductor Philip W.J. Stopford, a close friend of First Presbyterian …


Chamber’s Sneak Peek at 2016

Throughout the year the Highlands Chamber of Commerce works overtime, making sure the Plateau is thriving with activity.   While Chamber members are busy implementing scheduled programs, concerts, outings, etc., they are also brainstorming events for the following season.  The Chamber generates a jam-packed calendar that not only appeals to visitors and residents from toddlers to seniors, but to the …

Art for a Cause

The Village Green in Cashiers will come alive this Memorial Day weekend as some of the region’s finest artisans converge for the bi-annual Cashiers Rotary Arts & Crafts Show.  The show takes place on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. both days, rain or shine.  While admission is free, a suggested donation of …

The Art of Wine

Collective Spirits Wine and Food Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary.   Be sure to Save-The-Date the weekend of May 19–21 for a fabulous fundraising festival benefitting The Bascom’s free programming and subsidized classes.  It’s the art center’s biggest fundraiser of the year and certainly the most tantalizing for your tastebuds. The Private Wine Dinners on Thursday, May 19, feature in-home …