Who doesn’t enjoy a mix of the nightlife, art, fellowship and food? That’s the delightful description of the monthly Downtown Boone Art Crawl. Held the first Friday of every month, the Crawl welcomes everyone to leisurely meander through Boone’s unique downtown area with stops in any of the art galleries or participating restaurants. One mainstay of the crawl is the Jones House Community Center, a historic structure in the downtown area. Tonight it is highlighting watercolors.
The Watauga Arts Council will have two new exhibits for April at the Jones House, with a reception this Friday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. where you can view the artwork, enjoy refreshments and meet the artists.
The Mazie Jones Gallery will feature the watercolors of Wes Waugh, an art instructor, juror and exhibiting artist. Waugh describes his influences as stemming from the translational and design influenced watercolor landscapes of the late Eliot O’Hara and Edgar Whitney, both prominent mid-20th century American watercolor masters. Waugh is now noted as one of the Southeast’s leading landscape watercolorists.