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Arts & Entertainment

October’s exhibit in the Southwest Community College lobby gallery, Webster Campus, will feature Franklin artist Karen Albig Smith. Smith is a member of the not-for-profit Macon County Art Association Uptown Gallery in Franklin. The show was developed to demonstrate the use of photos as inspiration for artist’s work. The photos from which the art is rendered are also on display.

Part of the exhibit contains a series of portraits in acrylic and pastel of her daughter. In addition, is a foal portrayal and a pastel entitled “Designing Rams,” all completed from photo inspiration. The painting of the foal, “Orphan” was completed from a photo by local photographer, Hollis Walker. The mare was bitten by a timber rattler shortly after the photo was taken and died – hence the title of the painting.


Signing at Autumn Leaves Craft Show in Franklin October 13-15

Barbara Dumas Ballew, a resident of Franklin, will be available to sign copies of her book, “George’s Creek to Georgia” at the Autumn Leaves Craft Show at the Macon County fair grounds Oct. 13-15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

When Elijah Barnett traveled to visit his brother, Luke, at George's Creek, he didn't realize he was at the start of a legacy. From this visit began the journey from George's Creek to Georgia, a journey through four generations of Barbara Dumas Ballew’s family.


Members of the Scaly Mountain Women’s Club have a deserved reputation for knowing their way around a kitchen. It is never more in evidence than the second Saturday in October – this year October 8 — when the creative cooking of the cook is showcased at the Chocolate Fantasy booth.

As part of the Highland’s Women’s Club popular Arts and Crafts Show, the booth resonates with a happy buzz of chocoholics on a dream trip.

Chocolate creations to please all palates range from blissful bites of chewy brownies to glorious triple chocolate pound cakes, perfect for tucking back in the freezer to please weekend company. Hundreds of homemade chocolate baked goods will be for sale during the festival, which is free and open to the public.


“I Hate Hamlet,” the story of an actor in career limbo, will kick off the 2011-12 University Theatre Mainstage season at Western Carolina University.

Show dates for “I Hate Hamlet” are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 5-8, in WCU’s Hoey Auditorium.

“I Hate Hamlet” is the story of hot, young television star Andrew Rally, who finds his career derailed when his series is canceled. After relocating to New York, Rally is offered the role of Hamlet on stage. His life gets more complicated after meeting his roommate, the drunken ghost of John Barrymore, the legendary actor known for his groundbreaking portrayal of Hamlet.


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