Words on Work Celebration

The Jackson County Arts Council will be celebrating the artists who have had work featured in the Rotunda Gallery. Words on Works will also be a celebration of the art council’s 40th anniversary in Jackson County.  A selection of work from these artists will hang in the gallery during March and April. Writers in the community are encouraged to visit the gallery and write a poem or short piece about the work. The piece can be about a singular work or the the entire gallery. It could also be about what art means to this community.

To kick things off, the Jackson County Arts Council will sponsor a poetry writing workshop with poet Brent Martin on Saturday March 5th from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Jackson County Public Library. The workshop is free and open to the public.  

The celebration will culminate on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. during the Jackson County Arts Council’s membership meeting. There will be a public reading for anyone who has a Words on Work piece to share. For more information contact the Jackson County Arts Council at 828-507-9820 or info@jacksoncountyarts.org.

Clint Hardin : this is what happens when I draw


Clint Hardin is originally form Canton, NC.  He has a degree in studio art from UNC and works as a graphic designer and digital press operator at WCU.  Clint’s artwork has appeared in galleries across North Carolina, been used in television programs and for book illustrations.  He lives in Clyde with his wife and two children…and a mean cat.

Clint will be at the Rotunda gallery during the September Art Stroll on Friday evening, September 12 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.. More works by the artist can be seen at Gallery One, 406 Main Street in Sylva.


Selected Prints : Matt Liddle on view now

Swirlization, pegboard print by Matt Liddle
Swirlization, pegboard print by Matt Liddle

The Jackson County Arts Council will be hosting a Coffee and Chocolate Reception and Gallery talk for artist Matt Liddle, Friday February 21, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Rotunda Gallery in the Historic Courthouse, Jackson County Library Complex. Matt will be talking about works in his exhibit, “Selected Prints,” now showing at the Rotunda Gallery through March 6, 2014. Continue reading “Selected Prints : Matt Liddle on view now”

Images of Place and Time

The Jackson County Arts Council, The Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center and the Smokey Mountain High School art department is proud to present “Images of Place and Time”. This exhibit is currently on display in the Rotunda Gallery at the Jackson County Public Library Complex Gallery. The images were created by student from Cherokee Central Schools and Smokey Mountain High School and are on display in honor of Native American Heritage month.

Exhibit, Textural Organic , opening April 13, 2013 in Rotunda Gallery

Violet Aquatic

Violet Aquatic (Encaustic collage on paper)

Artist, Dawn Behling, will be exhibiting select works in the Rotunda Gallery at the Jackson County Library Complex, Historic Courthouse, Sylva, NC.  The exhibit will run from April 13 through the end of May.

This exhibit features nature-inspired work that has an imaginative, dream-like quality.

Behling’s work reveals lush colors and rich visual textures that express idealized environments.  Collaged aquatic imagery, to screen printed leaf patterns are some of the themes that will be included in the exhibit. The media she uses in her work varies from acrylic, encaustic, collage, and screen print.