Scrubbing away winter in Saluda

Published 9:29am Monday, April 15, 2013

The Saluda Historic Committee is offering this workshop in preparation for the Saluda Tour of Historic Homes and Gardens along Henderson Street on June 1. Also, The Historic Saluda Committee (HSC) will meet on  April 12  at 2 p.m. at the Saluda  Library in the upstairs meeting room along with the Oral History Committee.

Small Town Main Street  will have a meeting April 16, 9 a.m. at the Saluda Library.

Saluda Community Land Trust’s (SCLT) next meeting is at the pavilion at McCreery Park April 17 at 5. Lots of projects are going on: the kudzu fight will start soon, as will Sunday hikes in the woods. The Saluda Dog Park is looking good. SCLT’s phone number is  828-749-1560;  their website is

Saluda Single Women will enjoy a potluck dinner at Saluda Center on April 18 at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish to share.

Art Notes: Stoney Lamar is featured in a retrospective of his internationally respected wood-turning sculpture work: “A Sense of Balance: The Sculpture of Stoney Lamar”  at  Asheville Art Museum; opening reception on Saturday, April 13 from 5 – 7 p.m. The exhibit runs from April 12 – September 1. Susie Welsh has an art opening at Kathleen’s Gallery on April 26 from 5-8, featuring dogs of all sorts. A portion of  sales will  benefit Foothills Humane Society.

During the month of April, I’ll have Saturday open studio at 285 Greenville Street from 1-3 p.m.; as well as be participating with several other Saluda artists in Art Trek Tryon April 27-26. More than 35 area artists are opening studios for this annual event.

Art Trek artists will be featured in a gallery exhibit at Upstairs Artspace; a preview party on April 26 from 5-8. Also, mark your calendar for the upcoming Saluda Arts Festival on May 18. Volunteers still needed! The 2013 festival will be dedicated to  the memory of Saluda artist John Waddill, a special part of the festival and creator of the festival’s logo.

Happy April Birthday to: Martha Ashley, Melody Gibson, Dave Prudhomme, Kaye Vazquez, Cindy Keeter, Betty Anna Brown, Marion Fairey, Hope Pace, Diane Pace, Ruth Anderson, Greaton Sellers, and Bonnie Bardos. Happy 16th Birthday to Saluda Grade Cafe.

Thank you, dear readers for reading this column! Keep in mind if you have something of note, feel free to contact me at; or 749-1153. You may also visit my website at 

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