June Gala & Benefit Auction
The John C. Campbell Folk School is looking forward to our upcoming auction— the June Gala & Benefit Auction. This event will be held in the Keith House on Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. This auction will feature amazing art from our instructors, resident artists, and students. We hope you will join us and auctioneers, Tim Ryan and Bob Grove, for a wonderful afternoon of togetherness, art, and camaraderie. This auction helps guarantee that the Folk School will continue to be a haven where artists can learn, work and be inspired.
This year we are fortunate to feature this beautiful handmade canoe in our June Gala. This sixteen foot beauty was built by a group of artists from Brasstown, NC. It is constructed of red painted mahogany and has varnished pine gunwales and thwarts. It has a wooden seat and back support. It is ready and waiting for your next fishing trip or seasonal float trip!
Featured Artist: Helen Gibson
Helen Gibson, the Folk School’s Resident Woodcarver since 1990, is a Brasstown Carver in the famed local tradition. She studied with Jack Hall and is one of the few instructors who still carves and teaches the Brasstown Nativity figures she illustrates in her books, “Carving the Nativity” and “The Animals of the Nativity.” These, along with her books on carving Moses and St. Francis of Assisi, depict her highly detailed style of carving in the round. Helen teaches workshops throughout the Southeast.
Gala Band: Emolyn Liden & The Puddle Jumpers
Emolyn Liden and Puddle Jumpers think they’re rough and rowdy but it’s not always their nature – they like the sweet and sorrowful melodies too. They play tunes and old-time originals and enjoy adding percussive flavor to just about everything. They like to dance so much that they often throw down their instrument mid-song to cut the rug. The Puddle Jumpers will be performing prior to the event and during the silent auction.