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Arts & Entertainment The Bascom features exhibits, classes this winter

Greg Newington, whose work is pictured above, will instruct “Photography for Lovers” and exhibit “Out Back and Down Under” at The Bascom in Highlands. Pre-registration is required for the workshops.The Bascom in Highlands is open-year round, and in January and February, offers exhibitions, classes and Winter Barn Dances.

Relive the nostalgia of Highlands yesteryear at The Bascom’s Winter Barn Dances, Saturday, Jan. 22, from 7-10 p.m., with the music of “4118.”

Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased by visiting or calling (828)526-2112.

Greg Newington returns to The Bascom on Jan. 28- 29 for “Photography for Lovers.” Part of Highlands Romance Weekend, learn how to add a sense of romance to your photos using light, filters and Photoshop.

Three exhibitions will be featured at The Bascom this winter.

— “Out Back and Down Under,” Jan. 7-March 25 - Recent works by photographer Greg Newington are featured. Works included will be from his recent Aussie tour, Down Under, and images from out back, on our mountain plateau.

— From Jan. 8-Feb. 12, view The Bascom Collection featuring 20th and 21st century American art in numerous media.

— From Feb. 19-April 2, Regional Art Leagues will present its annual exhibition, celebrating the art and artists who offer a glimpse into the beauty of the plateau.

Youth Art classes this winter include:

— Saturday Art School (Jan. 8-Feb. 19) for fun, hands-on and age appropriate art classes.

— Friday morning’s Pre-School Creativity Classes (Jan. 14-Feb. 18)

— Tuesday After School Art (Jan. 11-Feb. 15)

— Thursday’s Paint Like a Master (Jan. 13-March 3)

The Bascom is open year round. Winter dates are from Jan. 7 to April 2. The galleries and The Shop are open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more details on all Bascom winter activities, visit or call (828)526-4949.

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