May
    24
    Fri
    Rush Chair Bottoming hosted by Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center @ Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center
    May 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Rush Chair Bottoming

    Rush Chair Bottoming hosted by Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center

    Taught by Foxfire contact and demonstrator Kermit Rood, this two-day class introduces the student to the fundamentals of chair bottoming, with a focus on rush-style weaving.

    For the class, students will need to bring a chair they wish to bottom. All other tools and materials will be supplied in the class. Be sure to pack your lunch for both days!

    Tickets:  www.eventbrite.com

    May
    25
    Sat
    Clayton Farmers Market @ Northeast Georgia Food Bank, Covered Bridge Plaza
    May 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Clayton Farmers Market @ Northeast Georgia Food Bank, Covered Bridge Plaza

    Clayton Farmer’s Market

    The Clayton Farmer’s Market is a seasonal market open Saturdays, 9 am – 12:30 pm, May thru the end of October.

    You’ll find locally produced fruit and vegetables, beef, pork, eggs, honey, mushrooms, plants, baked goods, grains, flowers, crafts and more! Look for special events in the Northeast Georgia Food Bank teaching kitchen.  Also, join us in July for our annual Garlic Festival. We will have activities, including a garlic pie contest! Enter a pie for a chance to win and/or partake in the pie tasting!

    Swing by the market!  They would love to see you and chat with you as well.

    For more information about the click HERE!

    To learn more about the Northeast Georgia Mountains Food Bank and Teaching Kitchen you can click HERE!

    Rush Chair Bottoming hosted by Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center @ Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center
    May 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Rush Chair Bottoming

    Rush Chair Bottoming hosted by Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center

    Taught by Foxfire contact and demonstrator Kermit Rood, this two-day class introduces the student to the fundamentals of chair bottoming, with a focus on rush-style weaving.

    For the class, students will need to bring a chair they wish to bottom. All other tools and materials will be supplied in the class. Be sure to pack your lunch for both days!

    Tickets:  www.eventbrite.com

    Timber Rattlers with the Orianne Society at Wander North Georgia @ Wander North Georgia
    May 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    Timber Rattlers with the Orianne Society at Wander North Georgia

    Come join Dr. Chris Jenkins, CEO of Orianne Society to learn more about Timber Rattlesnakes on the Highland Plateau and North Georgia. Learn more about their ecology, need for conservation, how to identify Timber Rattlesnakes, and how to avoid and treat snake bites. You’ll also learn about Orianne’s programs for landowners living alongside Timber Rattlesnakes. This event is free to the public and suitable for all ages.

    The Orianne Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of reptiles, amphibians and the ecosystems they inhabit. Founded in 2008, the organization is headquartered in Tiger, Georgia, but works nationally and internationally to conserve reptile and amphibian species in decline.

    The Orianne Society will bring some of their non-venomous animals with them for after the workshop for you to experience and learn about.

    Floating Animal Art Show & Gallery at Wander North Georgia @ Wander North Georgia
    May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Floating Animal Art Show & Gallery at Wander North Georgia

    Join the folks at Wander North Georgia on Saturday, May 25th art show, gallery and reception for Floating Animal. Julie Best is a talented painter, artist, close friend, and member of our team here at Wander and we are excited to showcase her latest series of 9 paintings.

    Julie is a multidisciplinary artist with a Bachelors in Fine Art in Painting from the State University of New York, including a one-year exchange at Hunter College. She also earned a Masters in Fine Art from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work encompasses a broad range of artistic disciplines, including digital storytelling, music videos, animation, commissioned work, and fine art. She recently won the “Most Outstanding Applicant” fellowship from Silicon Valley’s Founders Institute for their Creativity/Entrepreneurial Program.

    THE PAINTINGS

    This series of 9 paintings explore the combination of the words “floating animal”, with more explorations anticipated. The artist is currently most interested in man’s unique ability to extend himself through the creation of technologies (all human artifacts/media) and how this impacts man’s connection/disconnection with the natural world.

    This first exploration offers a literal conception of the phrase “floating animal”; wild animals floating within their native environment. The paintings are intended to evoke a reverence for the non-human creatures that inhabit and depend on the health of ecosystems that are dependent on the choices of humanity, (and its technologies).

    The animals are elevated as superior or suspended as perilously disconnected. Thus, the paintings can be read as charming, whimsical tributes, and/or haunting warnings that beg humanity to protect the delicate environments that it shares with non-human creatures. Regardless of subjective interpretation, the animals are to always be respected and, if the artist’s intention is successful, revered.

    Mini Block Paint Party with Rabun Martin Art @ Rabun's Studio
    May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Mini Block Paint Party with Rabun Martin Art @ Rabun's Studio

    Mini Block Paint Party with Rabun Martin Art

    Grab a friend and a bottle of wine and come be creative with Rabun.

    You will be painting two 6×6 wooden blocks!

    $55 per person

    To save your seat at the party reach out to Rabun at Tel: 706-490-0411 or rabun_mary@yahoo.com.

    Rabun Martin is the owner of Lulu & Tully’s Shop on Mainstreet in Downtown Clayton.  Lulu and Tully’s is a high-quality consignment shop. They pride themselves in providing their Consignors and their Customers with outstanding service and fair prices.

    Rabun Martin is also an impressionistic painter that resides in Rabun Gap, Georgia.  www.rabunmartinart.com

     

    Bluegrass on the Square in Tallulah Falls @ Tallulah Falls Opera House
    May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Bluegrass on the Square in Tallulah Falls @ Tallulah Falls Opera House

    Bluegrass on the Square in Tallulah Falls

    Come experience the tradition of Tallulah Falls with their Bluegrass on the Square.  Every Saturday spring through fall folks come to enjoy some free-flowing Bluegrass.

    Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, or your instrument of choice and join in the pickin’ or just sit back and enjoy the atmosphere.

    Bring your lawn chair or blanket and come listen to Bluegrass music and join the fun at the Tallulah Fall Opry on Main Street, weather permitting!

    Enjoy the bonfire, roasting marshmallows and eating hot dogs right off the grill.

    Bring your instrument and join in if you like.

    Admission is free- donations are appreciated

    For more information go to www.TallulahFallsGeorgia.org.

    May
    31
    Fri
    Anagama Kiln Firing Workshop at The Hambidge Center @ Hambidge Center
    May 31 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Anagama Kiln Firing at The Hambidge Center

    Anagama Kiln Firing Workshop at The Hambidge Center

    SIGN-UP for REGISTRATION LOTTERY by FEBRUARY 15!

    The Hambidge Center is once again firing its Anagama kiln this May. All potters are invited to participate in this 3-day event. Led by Vernon Smith, we will start glazing and loading on Friday, May 31st at 9:00 a.m.  Anagama Kiln Firing will begin that evening and continue through Sunday afternoon.

    All participants are expected to measure, glaze and wad their own pieces as well as help with the loading.  Participants are also required to take at least one shift stoking wood and to help move and stack firewood. The day of the pickup, everyone is expected to help unload the kiln, scrape kiln shelves, put away tools and glazes as well as stack firewood for the next firing. When there are many hands, it is not too much work for anyone.

    As a general guide, participants should bring at least 2000 cubic inches of work to fire (HxWxD). Platters and large bowls are discouraged, however, there’s usually plenty of room for cylindrical shapes under 9”.   All of your work may not get in, but every effort is made to be fair with the available space. There will be glazes available (celadon, tenmoku and shinos), as well as some flashing slips to glaze your pieces before loading. Please feel free to bring some of your own Cone 10 glazes to experiment with. Needless to say, your pieces must be made with Cone 10 clay and bisque fired.

    Learn more about the Anagama process and our kiln at http://www.hambidge.org/anagama-kiln-firings.html

    REGISTRATION

    Cost: There is a $100 participation fee for the Anagama Firing, which includes up to 2000 cubic inches of space in the kiln. There is a 1¢ per cubic inch fee for extra pieces if we can fit them in.

    How to Register:
    Sign up on the online form by 12 pm, Friday, February 15, letting us know you would like to participate. Signing up does NOT guarantee you a place in the firing. You are just putting your name in the hat.

    There are 15 available spaces for the firing, of 25 total participants (10 are invited seasoned wood firers – experienced people who have been chosen to help each shift go smoothly so that everyone will have a fun and safe firing with beautiful pieces to take home). If there are more than 15 people that sign up, a lottery type drawing system will be used to determine the participants. You will be notified about whether or not you have a place in the firing no later than February 22. If you do get a spot, you will register and pay the workshop fee at this time.

    Accommodations:
    There is space on the lawn for free camping and plenty of hotels nearby in Dillard and Clayton. Click here for a list of nearby accommodations. The Hambidge Center also offers beds at its Walnut Hill Studio for $40/night. These are shared bedrooms (two twin-sized beds in each room), shared bathroom and kitchen, but it’s always a lot of fun. Contact Christine at center@hambidge.org.

    NOTE: This event is open to the public. If you simply want to attend in order to watch and learn, you may do so for free, and no registration is required. Stop by the Weave Shed Gallery to get directions for walking up to the kiln.

    Register Here:  https://hambidge.salsalabs.org/anagamasignupspring2019

    Jun
    1
    Sat
    Anagama Kiln Firing Workshop at The Hambidge Center @ Hambidge Center
    Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Anagama Kiln Firing at The Hambidge Center

    Anagama Kiln Firing Workshop at The Hambidge Center

    SIGN-UP for REGISTRATION LOTTERY by FEBRUARY 15!

    The Hambidge Center is once again firing its Anagama kiln this May. All potters are invited to participate in this 3-day event. Led by Vernon Smith, we will start glazing and loading on Friday, May 31st at 9:00 a.m.  Anagama Kiln Firing will begin that evening and continue through Sunday afternoon.

    All participants are expected to measure, glaze and wad their own pieces as well as help with the loading.  Participants are also required to take at least one shift stoking wood and to help move and stack firewood. The day of the pickup, everyone is expected to help unload the kiln, scrape kiln shelves, put away tools and glazes as well as stack firewood for the next firing. When there are many hands, it is not too much work for anyone.

    As a general guide, participants should bring at least 2000 cubic inches of work to fire (HxWxD). Platters and large bowls are discouraged, however, there’s usually plenty of room for cylindrical shapes under 9”.   All of your work may not get in, but every effort is made to be fair with the available space. There will be glazes available (celadon, tenmoku and shinos), as well as some flashing slips to glaze your pieces before loading. Please feel free to bring some of your own Cone 10 glazes to experiment with. Needless to say, your pieces must be made with Cone 10 clay and bisque fired.

    Learn more about the Anagama process and our kiln at http://www.hambidge.org/anagama-kiln-firings.html

    REGISTRATION

    Cost: There is a $100 participation fee for the Anagama Firing, which includes up to 2000 cubic inches of space in the kiln. There is a 1¢ per cubic inch fee for extra pieces if we can fit them in.

    How to Register:
    Sign up on the online form by 12 pm, Friday, February 15, letting us know you would like to participate. Signing up does NOT guarantee you a place in the firing. You are just putting your name in the hat.

    There are 15 available spaces for the firing, of 25 total participants (10 are invited seasoned wood firers – experienced people who have been chosen to help each shift go smoothly so that everyone will have a fun and safe firing with beautiful pieces to take home). If there are more than 15 people that sign up, a lottery type drawing system will be used to determine the participants. You will be notified about whether or not you have a place in the firing no later than February 22. If you do get a spot, you will register and pay the workshop fee at this time.

    Accommodations:
    There is space on the lawn for free camping and plenty of hotels nearby in Dillard and Clayton. Click here for a list of nearby accommodations. The Hambidge Center also offers beds at its Walnut Hill Studio for $40/night. These are shared bedrooms (two twin-sized beds in each room), shared bathroom and kitchen, but it’s always a lot of fun. Contact Christine at center@hambidge.org.

    NOTE: This event is open to the public. If you simply want to attend in order to watch and learn, you may do so for free, and no registration is required. Stop by the Weave Shed Gallery to get directions for walking up to the kiln.

    Register Here:  https://hambidge.salsalabs.org/anagamasignupspring2019

    Calling Local Growers and Makers for Community Market of Rabun County @ Rabun County Pavilions
    Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Calling Local Growers and Makers for Community Market of Rabun County

    The Community Market of Rabun County opens on June 1, 2019! Local Homegrown and handmade vendors will showcase their creations. Local favorite Ethan Phillips will be performing! Bring a blanket, shop and enjoy the music!

    Interested in being a vendor? Call 706-782-5271

    More information to follow