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February 2019

Mike Farris and The Fortunate Few

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Walker Center, 1328 S. Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697 United States
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Released in September 2014, Shine For All The People pushes beyond Salvation in Lights in that it reveals hope not in any glory to come, but in the failures and suffering of the present. “My music has always been first and foremost for the downtrodden, the wayward…people who’ve had to go up the rough side of the mountain. Even when it’s upbeat and inspiring, there’s always been an element of pain, because truth be told, we’re all flawed. Not everybody…

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March 2019

Watercolor Greeting Card Workshop

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Florence Thomas Art School, 10 S Jefferson Ave
West Jefferson, NC 28694
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Create beautiful watercolor cards with some very doable techniques. Let Kelly walk you through the process of drawing and painting the charming Daisy and Lavender images. Learn how to mat and assemble the miniature watercolor images into beautiful mail-able greeting cards. All materials provided, All Levels, $35

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The Wild World of Animals

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Wild World of Animals Show was voted one of the top five Edu/tainment shows in the world in 2007 by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. We have performed in 36 different states, coast to coast, and are always well received by children and adults alike. The show entails about 13 different animals ranging from reptiles, birds and mammals. The lineup is very diverse, mirroring one of the themes of the show: the importance of all animals.

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Florence Flapjack Fundraiser

March 16 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
The Florence Thomas Art School, 10 S Jefferson Ave
West Jefferson, NC 28694
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Appreciate local flavors and the arts by enjoying a breakfast plate at the Florence Thomas Art School. With Waterfall Farm’s maple syrup, local grits, local sausage, and custom pancake art, this event is a unique taste of the mountains of NC. Funds raised will help the nonprofit in their mission to promote experiences in the fine arts and heritage crafts in the region. This event is sponsored by Ashe High Country Realty.

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Paint with Raney

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Florence Thomas Art School, 10 S Jefferson Ave
West Jefferson, NC 28694
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Raney will jump start your creativity with lots of laughter, and artistic tips. She will lead you step-by-step and keep you entertained along the way. Join Raney and experience what being an artist can do for your spirit, your stress level and your sense of accomplishment! You are encouraged to bring along your favorite wine, beer, or a non-alcoholic beverage to sip as you paint. In accordance with NC law, you must be 21 years of age to consume alcoholic…

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Barn Quilt Workshop

March 22 @ 9:00 am - March 23 @ 4:00 pm

At one time quilts were born of necessity- keeping families warm and comfortable on cold nights. As time passed and more materials were available, the quilts became cherished heirlooms. Barn Quilts are much the same- they are a statement, a symbol of identity whether you are a traditionalist or prefer a more modern twist. Join Renee in recreating a Quilt Square of your own! $135 All materials provided, register online or call 336.846.3827.

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ArtRageous

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Walker Center, 1328 S. Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697 United States
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As soon as you step into the theatre the Artrageous cast welcomes you into their world. Through immersive activity their camaraderie sweeps you along and you get a glimpse of what’s to come in what we call “The Happening.” The troupe also distributes souvenirs that you will use to participate in the performance. Every artist needs inspiration. Our inspiration is YOU. The first act invites the audience to guess along as famous icons are painted live.

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April 2019

Acrylic Pouring Workshop

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Florence Thomas Art School, 10 S Jefferson Ave
West Jefferson, NC 28694
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Ready to learn an amazing & addictive art process? Acrylic Paint Pouring is not only fun and fast, but also incredibly beautiful. Your instructor will demonstrate 3 acrylic paint pouring techniques: Dirty Pour, Swipe, and String techniques. Then you will create three 8” x 10” art pieces, using each of the techniques you just learned! All Materials Provided, $35, Register online or call 336.846.3827

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Ola Belle Reed Song Writer

April 12 @ 10:00 am - April 14 @ 2:00 pm
Ashe Arts Center, 303 School Ave
West Jefferson, NC 28694 United States
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The Ashe County Arts Council welcomes the weekend retreat of songwriting, making music, and celebrating the work of Ola Belle Reed with the Song Writer’s Retreat. The workshop will be held at the Ashe Civic Center Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14, 2019. It is open to songwriters of all genres and styles, and all accompaniment instruments are welcomed. Instructors include Cathy Fink, Alice Gerrard, Sam Gleaves, Claire Lynch and Marcy Marxer. For more information please call 336-846-2787

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Paint with Raney

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Florence Thomas Art School, 10 S Jefferson Ave
West Jefferson, NC 28694
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Raney will jump start your creativity with lots of laughter, and artistic tips. She will lead you step-by-step and keep you entertained along the way. Join Raney and experience what being an artist can do for your spirit, your stress level and your sense of accomplishment! You are encouraged to bring along your favorite wine, beer, or a non-alcoholic beverage to sip as you paint. In accordance with NC law, you must be 21 years of age to consume alcoholic…

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