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Yancey & Mitchell Counties, NC
FREE premier open studio tour in the mountains of Western NC, December 6-8. Over 100 artists, craftspeople, and galleries open their studios to visitors for an entire weekend of awe-inspiring art and craft in Mitchell and Yancey Counties. A Meet-the-Artist Reception on Friday, December 6, from 5 to 7pm at Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery, 269 Oak Avenue. Go to www.toeriverarts.org or call 828.682.7215 for more information.
Ball Hall Auditorium 232 Sherrod Dr. Johnson City, TN 37614
UVa-Wise in Wise, Virginia
ETSU & General Shale Brick Natural History Museum & Visitor Center at Gray Fossil Site www.etsu.edu/naturalhistorymuseum
Have a blast at Halloween in the Miocene, Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 to 5:00! Come in costume and trick or treat throughout the museum. We will have activities for the whole family including games, puzzles and fun with skulls! Enjoy ghost stories from 11:00 to 3:00. What' could possibly be spookier than a 5 million year old bone yard? General admission for adults is $6. Kids get in free!
Gray Fossil Site 1212 Suncrest Drive Johnson City/Gray Tn 37615
Please join us on Saturday, October 13th as we celebrate one of our favorite holidays, National Fossil Day! A full day of festivities is planned from 9 am to 5 pm including behind-the-scenes tours at 11:00 and 3:00. Make your own fossil in our Plaster Casting activity which will be held in the Annex for any and all ages. Visitors can also participate in fossil picking; you never know what you’ll find! General admission for adults is $6. Kids get in free!
ETSU’s Slocumb Galleries East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN 37614
Asheville, North Carolina
The opening event for “Vadim Bora: A Visual Legacy of Expressive Freedom” will be September 28th from 6 to 9 p.m. at Warren Wilson College’s Elizabeth Holden Gallery, just outside Asheville, N.C. The retrospective continues through November 30th and features the late artist’s drawings, paintings, sculpture, jewelry designs, architectural ornamentation project renderings and maquettes. Information is available at 828-775-3973 and 828-771-3038.
ETSU Natural History Museum 1212 Suncrest Drive Gray, TN 37615
Tipton Haynes Historic Site, 2620 South Roan, Johnson City, TN
Join the Haynes family as they celebrate an antebellum Christmas. Enjoy holiday music, refreshments, and activities in the museum for children. This will be part II of our celebration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial and features events from July 1 – December 31, 1862. Admission $5 for adults & $2.50 for 12 and under. http://www.tipton-haynes.org/
Asheville Art Museum 2 S. Pack Square
Family Art pARTy! Sunday, December 9 (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.) Asheville Art Museum, East Wing Studio / Classroom Free Admission Children and families are invited to join us in the studio to create small sculptures with local artist Kenn Kotara whose work is featured in the Art PLAYce for Children. This Family Art pARTy is held in conjunction with the Museum Shop’s Holiday Market & Reception, a festive event with something for everyone - shop, meet some local artists, make art of your own, enjoy light refreshments and bid on great gifts and packages in the Silent Auction.