The theme of this year’s GeekOut is “Indie, Meet Tech.” It will showcase art that has a technological flair to its aesthetic. GeekOut begins Friday, Aug. 12, with a promenade and costume photo shoot at Pack Square.
“We want people to know this is a place to gather,” says Jeff Arnal, executive director of BMCM+AC. “ A place to think and to study and to exchange ideas. That’s part of what a study center is about. And we welcome folks to come and do that.”
The Center of Craft, Creativity & Design’s upcoming fundraiser offers four floors of art, live music, food and drinks, and other entertainment on Thursday, Aug. 11.
Joe Wakefield’s creations come in many shapes – some look like people, others take on the dreamlike shapes of a Salvador Dali painting, while a few look like, well, your typical birdhouse.
Asheville Music Tours offers a stroll through downtown, highlighting the city’s rich musical past, as well as celebrating its present day achievements. Meanwhile, in the River Arts District, Asheville Art Studio Tours leads guests through a series of workspaces and galleries while sharing tales of the area’s former industrial days.
Whether you’re a podcast newbie or an enthusiast, these local podcasts are worth a listen.
Every year, several of Asheville’s local artists pack their suitcases and catch flights to teach their crafts abroad. From basketry to pottery and painting to fiber arts, these forms are discussed in seminars and taught in workshops all over the world.
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will celebrate alumnus and former teacher Mary Caroline (M.C.) Richards by displaying her work and memoribilia in an exhibit that runs through Saturday, Aug. 20.
ZaPow gallery owner Lauren Patton found out yesterday that her outreach efforts on behalf of ZaPow artists seem to have resulted in the termination of the gallery’s lease at 21 Battery Park Ave.
The latest art exhibit at the Pink Dog Creative in the River Arts District seems, in part, a response to all this talking at, rather than conversing with, or, better yet, thinking through.
Four artists participated in a talk about process, ideas of reproduction and the interaction of their installations at the group show, currently on display at the Asheville Area Arts Council
“I thought of myself as the adventuring painter on the beach, you know, but I could have just been some dead guy.”
This year, more than 35 performers will take the stage, and workshops are geared toward newcomers and old hats alike. (Aerial art with Sadie Hawkins and beginner ukulele with Mab, Just Mab are just two of the options for those looking to take a class.)
While 2016 class registration is closed, Black Mountain School is hosting visitor days and free public events. The next by-reservation date to visit the program is Saturday, May 28; Charlie McAlister gives a music performance on Thursday, May 26.
Dissolving the barriers between maker and buyer, these artists open their doors to curious eyes on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“There’s no ego battles,” muralist Ian Wilkinson says. “Everybody leaves it on the wall.”
“I’m all one big mess of kudzu,” says Matt Tommy. “A husband, a father, a speaker, a teacher, an artist and a father to other artists!”
Asheville was recently listed by Top Value Reviews as No. 9 on its list of “30 Great Small Towns for Theater Lovers.” The online site singled out the strength of the plays put on by N.C. Stage Company and The Foundation Performing Arts in Spindale, as well as other performance efforts from Lex 18 Themed […]
The Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville recently announced that permission to stage the classic musical Westside Story have been pulled by the rights holders. That loss came as a reaction to the state’s controversial House Bill 2, aka “the bathroom bill.”
The free art crawl’s spring 2016 iteration runs Saturday-Sunday, May 7-8.
The Actor’s Center of Asheville and Asheville School of Film are helping establish the area as a reliable source of film and TV talent.