Anniversary Party Features Art of Ken Weitzen and
David Vandre Saluda Fine Arts and Cathy Jackson
Realty, both located at 46 E. Main St. in Saluda
NC, are celebrating their first anniversary with a
reception and art exhibit opening, Saturday, March 31,
from 6:00 pm to 7:30pm.
Ken Weitzen and David Vandre will be the featured
artists at the opening reception. Their show will hang
in the gallery through April 14.
Vandre is a fine art photographer. Weitzen specializes
in wild flower photography. This art opening and
celebration is open to the public.
There will be music, wine and refreshments.
Saluda Mountain Jamboree will be the host
again this year for the "Winter Invitational Clogging
Competition" on Saturday, March 3, 2007. Chip
Summey, sponsor and director of the event says that it
will be even bigger than last year. He has over 100
teams registered and that will total over 400 cloggers
who will be competiting. This all day event will start at
9:00 am and will continue until late in the evening.
Teams will be from NC, SC, GA, FL, TN, VA, and
TX. The Jamboree will not have a dance on this
Saturday night, March 3rd, but the public can come
spend the day and watch some great clogging teams
This annual event is bringing over 1,000 people to
Saluda and we encourage them to visit other
businesses and attractions while they are in the area.
The Orchard Inn invites you to Wine
Weekend March 9 and 10. Tour some of the
world's best vineyards, right in the Orchard Inn living
room. Two days of outstanding food and wine await.
Wine, dinner for two both evenings, breakfasts and an
upstairs room for two nights, $475.
Shakespeare Weekend is March 16 & 17. Sit by the
fireplace with distinguished Sewanee Professor, Dr.
Pamela Macfie, as she brings Shakespeare to life
with her award-winning teaching style. Program,
dinner for two both evenings, breakfasts and an
upstairs room for two nights, $400.
Container Gardening Workshop is April 14. Plant
yourself on the sunny deck as Master Gardener
Rebekah Cline leads a day of helpful instruction.
Please call for details.
Also remember to make your reservation NOW at The
Orchard Inn for the Saluda Art and Music Festival
(May 19), the Fourth of July, and Coon Dog Day
Parade (July 7), our December Dickens Dinners, and
our New Year's Eve Gala.
Curtis Wright Oufitters will be offering a 5-
week Beginner Fly Tying class on Saturdays from
February 17 thru March 17. Learn to tie five
different patterns, including the Wooly Bugger and
Curtis Wright provides all fly tying tools and
customers pay for all materials at a 20% discount.
The cost of the course is $75/per person with a
minumum of 3 and a maximum of 6 people.
Contact Curtis Wright Outfitters at 828-749-3444 to
Frank and Amy Beeson are organizing a
benefit concert and auction scheduled for
Friday, April 6, 2007.
The concert features "The Shane Pruitt Band" at The
Tryon Movie Theatre, Trade Street, Tryon NC at
Auction is at 7:00pm and preview at 6. Auctioneer is
Terry Cacciopo of Tryon Auction. Contact Frank
Beeson at 749-3210 to arrange for auction item
deliveries and pick up.
Proceeds will go toward the $12,000 medical bills of
Jeb Bolton. Jeb owns Jeb's Pet Grooming in Tryon
and has undergone cancer treatment and has no
health insurance. She is a regular shopper in Saluda
and financial supporter of music concerts in the area.
Tickets are now available for $20.00 each. call 828-
749-3210 for reservation and other information.
Morgan Auction & Realty provides real and
personal property sales and business liquidation.
The firm auctions antiques and collectibles two and
three times a month. Next scheduled auctions are
March 3 and 17 at 7pm. The Auction House
is located conveniently off Ozone behind the Apple
The popular Green River Boys perform at the
City Club Grill Restaurant March 9 and
23 at 6:00pm. You can contact the City Club Grill at
The Purple Onion will feature David LaMotte at
its monthly Sunday night concert series on March 11.
David, a fabulous singer/songwriter, lives in Black
Mountain and has performed in the area for many
years. His performance starts at 7 o'clock and tickets
are $15 per person. Reservations can be made by
calling the cafe at 749-1179 or stopping by in person.
For more information on David, his web site is More on David
Meetings to Remember
Town Council meets second Monday of the month at
7:00pm in the meeting room above the Saluda Library.
Saluda Business Association meets first Tuesday of
the month at 5:30 in the meeting room above the
Artist, Jim Carson has scheduled his spring
plein air workshop in Saluda from Thurs., May 31
through Sat.,June 2. Also included is a "get
acquainted" party at Jim's home on Wed.night,May
The workshop is entitled "Painting Fast And Loose"
and will feature wonderful outdoor painting
sights, concentrating on simplifying shapes and
applying paint quickly and confidently. There will be
an emphasis on color harmony,painterly marks and
composition.The cost of the workshop is $300. To
learn more click on the link provided and visit Jim's
web site or call 828 749-3702. Jim's website.
Random Arts opens March 1 for the season!
FIRST 50 CUSTOMERS GET A FREE GIFT!
Random Arts March Workshop Schedule
Sat. 10th - I Am A Woman Who....Altered Fabric Book
with Kristin Steiner ( see photo at the bottom of this
page). This class is a collage of creative ideas for
altering FABRIC. Learn how to distress and age
commerical fabric for a vintage look. Gesso, paint and
stencils will transform fabric for wonderful
backgrounds with surprising texture. Tint and dye
fabric for a soft watercolor effect. Stamp it, layer it,
collage it with paper and tissue... that's just the
beginning of our altered fun. Experiement with
transparency transfers and fusible web for easy
layering. A discussion of adhesives is offered as well.
Once our fabric is altered, we will use it to create an
accordion fabric book based on the theme " I am a
woman who....". The longings,delights, hopes and
dreams of our hearts are featured on each section of
this two sided book. Finally, edge treatments to
complete the book are demonstrated. This is a great
class for all skill levels. $95. includes lunch, and yes,
the pattern for the giant flower on the cover is included!
A $5.00 kit is payable to Kristi at the time of the class.
Fri. Mar 23rd, Sat. 24th, Sun. 25th Charlotte Quilt Show
Fri. March 23rd Marriot Hotel in the South Park area of
Charlotte. 6:30-9:30 Meandering fabric/collage/canvas
Sat. 31st Janet Lasher /Surface Design Artist-
Encaustic Collage Workshop. Encaustic painting is
one of the world's oldest techniques to create art. It
involves painting with a hot melted media made
mainly with wax. Paper and ephemera suitable for
collage can easily be imbedded into the wax to create
wonderfully intimate worlds. The encaustic collage
process results in a layered surface with unique and
mysterious depth that also has a surface that can be
polished to a beautiful lustrous velvety sheen.
In this workshop you will learn proper safety
procedures to use encaustic media in the art studio,
watch the process used to create basic encaustic
media, using only clear/white wax throughout the day;
learn to coat collage materials with encaustic media,
to apply and fuse layers for a stable collage and how
to polish your piece. You will use your own and shared
pieces of handmade papers, fabrics, stamps,
images, and ephemera to create a very personal 5x7
encaustic collage. Please note: Persons with
lung conditions or who are pregnant should contact
their physician before signing up for this class. Cost
$105.00 plus a kit fee of $10. payable to the teacher.
Visit Random Arts website for more workshop