Clay Club aims to connect potters and ceramic artists of our community. We exchange ideas, share information and form friendships
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
History of the Blevins Building (formerly Crimson Laurel Gallery) in Bakersville, North Carolina
The Mitchell County Historical Society shared a history of the Blevins Building in Bakersville in last week’s Mitchell News-Journal. The building is currently empty but most recently housed Crimson Laurel Gallery. Here’s the final paragraph:
It became the home for a world-class fine arts gallery that attracted visitors from around the state, nation and world. The Crimson Laurel Gallery had a significantly positive economic and cultural affect on the town of Bakersville as well as Mitchell County. Unfortunately, the name of the gallery was taken to another location, where it died. The building is strong, however, and will last for many more generations and is just waiting for the right people to come along and enable its continuing service to the community.
Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.