Legacy Weekend shines light on arts and crafts of Appalachian region

Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts (Photo: Facebook)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Legacy Weekend kicks off on April 9 and focuses on history, culture and crafts of the Appalachian region and Arrowmont.

The event gives attendees the opportunity to make brooms, banjos, wood boxes, baskets and other skills rooted in traditions of craft heritage.

Instructors and workshops include:

Brian Nettles – Turning and Burning: Wheel Thrown Pottery

Mark St. Leger –  Rocking Weekend: Turned Boxes

Lenton Williams – Traditional Appalachian: Style Broommaking

John Phillips – Rediscovering the Appalachian Banjo

Joel Zachry – Spring’s Natural Wonders

Frances Fox – Traditional Mountain Weaving/Heritage Weaving Course

Jeanne Brady – Personal Memories on Cloth

Mary W. Thompson – Cherokee White Oak and River Cane Baskets 

Bobbie Crews – Reflections, Light, and Magic: Painting

John DiGiacomo – Moving Beyond Your Creative Comfort Zone: Photography

Other special activities taking place at Arrowmont as part of the Legacy Weekend.

On April 10, from 7-9 p.m. – Artist-in-Residence Exhibition Opening: “A Naturally Picked Stacked Attraction of Glitz.” The exhibition is the culmination of the five Artists-in-Residence year at Arrowmont. Community invited to wine and cheese opening.

On April 11, from 1-6 p.m. – Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest: Open to the public with tickets which may be purchased at in advance or at event. The festival is a partnership with Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau and Tennessee Wine Festivals, Inc and Arrowmont. Tickets are $20.

Legacy Weekend events will be held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (unless otherwise noted.)

To register, send an email to registrar[at]arrowmont[dot]org, visit Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft’s website, or call 865-436-5860

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