The Mountaineer

February 11, 2024

Embrace the season of love with the Haywood County Arts Council exhibit aptly titled “LOVE” — depicting the powerful emotion that unites individuals, transform and inspires.

Through a diverse range of mediums such as paintings, glasswork, ceramics, quilting, jewelry, and more, artists convey their personal interpretations of love.

“My pieces in the LOVE exhibit are cheerful compositions inspired by experiencing love,” said talented quilter and arts council member Julie Bagamar.

The exhibit will captivate art enthusiasts through March 3.

Also this month, the arts council has launched the Give a HeART project.

The Haywood County Arts Council artist members have donated their time and art supplies to create unique pieces of art on wooden panel hearts. These exquisite hearts are available for purchase in the gallery until the end of February, with all proceeds directly benefiting the arts council. Surprise your valentine with a exceptional handcrafted art heart.

After a three-week closure for fresh paint, the Haywood County Arts Council reopened its doors, Jan. 26, with the unveiling of the new exhibit.

“It is just so wonderful to have new artwork on the walls and visitors in our gallery,” said Tonya Harwood, HCAC executive director.

The Haywood Handmade Gallery, 86 N. Main St., Waynesville, is open during the winter season noon-5 p.m. Thursday to Sunday.