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DEMONSTRATION OF SHAKER BOXES TO KICK OFF
SUMMER SERIES AT MOUNTAIN HERITAGE CENTER

A demonstration of handcrafted Shaker boxes by Chris Behre on Sunday, June 25, will kick off “Crafts at the Center,” the summertime craft demonstration series at Western Carolina University 's Mountain Heritage Center.

 The demonstration is set for 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the museum lobby, located on the first floor of WCU's H.F. Robinson Administration Building.

A native of New Orleans, Behre began making Shaker boxes after seeing a kit advertised in a woodworking publication. What began as a serious hobby has now turned into a serious business, said Mountain Heritage Center curator Suzanne McDowell.

Behre is resident crafter at the historic horse barn on the Biltmore Estate, and also has demonstrated his craft at the Mountain State Fair in Fletcher and the State Fair in Raleigh.

This year's “Crafts at the Center” series is featuring members of Dogwood Crafters, a regional cooperative located in Dillsboro. Dogwood Crafters was established in 1976 to showcase mountain crafts, and currently features over 80 artisans living within a 150-mile radius of Dillsboro.

Other events in the series will be held on July 9, July 23, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27. For more information, call the Mountain Heritage Center at (828) 227-7129.


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