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Cynthia Knapp Featured Artist at The Umstead Hotel and Spa @ The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Sep 18 – Nov 30 all-day

Based in Atlanta, Knapp will be bringing her expressive art to The Umstead Hotel for exhibition August 1 through November 30. Knapp is known for her musings on the interdependent relationship of natural forms. Fields of color blur, overlap, and interact creating an amalgam of natural shapes, not through representation or expression but rather in portraying the essence of abstraction as seen in the physical environment. At times the work references topography, rock formations or repetitious natural patterning.

La Farm Bakery’s Fall Baking Classes for Home Bakers @ La Farm Bakery
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 6 @ 8:30 pm

Lionel Vatinet introduces La Farm Bakery’s Fall Baking Classes, which offer a rare opportunity to learn to bake side-by-side with a Master Baker in a hands-on format. Guests may take classes with Vatinet himself and learn to bake everything from flatbreads to sourdough, as well as learn the intricacies of working with locally grown and milled grains from Carolina Ground and Anson Mills. Vatinet is also pleased to offer classes with visiting guest instructors French Master Baker and Consultant Dominique Homo and Harry Peemoeller, Senior Instructor at Johnson & Wales University, as well as La Farm Bakery’s Pastry Chef Jim Hinger. In each class, guests will taste a variety of breads or desserts, and will practice mixing, shaping and scoring breads, and will see them loaded into and out of the European hearth oven. Participants will take home recipes, doughs, breads (and often, starters!) to finish baking. Seating is limited for classes, so purchase your tickets now!