Whether you are raring to go to the Women & Money Conference, a scary open mic, a benefit in a castle, or a low country boil, Asheville has you covered this weekend! Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY ‘SCARY […]
From Friday, Oct. 21 to Sunday, Oct. 23, geeks and gamers will gather at the Montreat Conference Center for the fourth annual Asheville Scarefest, which offers more than 20 different game systems.
The band’s haunting and mystical sound exudes folkloric qualities accompanied by a wide assortment of instruments such as the musical saw, the adungu — a Ugandan harp — and the guitarlike vihuela, common to Mariachi groups.
In 2011, Lara Nguyen began teaching at Warren Wilson College. She works in a number of mediums that include painting, drawing and performance-based and installation art. More recently she’s added murals to her repertoire.
From zombie walks to train shows, family festival to art openings – this weekend has no shortage of exciting events! Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 Autumn Rails Train Show FR (10/7), noon-7pm & SA (10/8), 10am-4pm – Autumn […]
Maxx Feist’s latest collection, “Waiting at the Gates” will be on exhibit at The Satellite Gallery staring Friday, Oct. 7.
The third annual “Of Time and the River” art show and gala will be held at Zealandia Friday, Oct. 21 from 6-9 p.m. The event will benefit the nonprofit RiverLink, which promotes the environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River and its watershed.
Last night, the Asheville Area Arts Council presented The Refinery Creator Space grand opening. The 15,000-square-foot industrial building is home to resident artists as well as non-profits, in an effort to promote collaboration, cooperation and growth. The evening’s events included art exhibits, open studio strolls, live music by The BeaTeam, a performance by The Djembeso LEAF […]
This weekend is full of eclectic options for all kinds of interests! You can go camping at Asheville Barnaroo’s live music festival, watch Tibetan monks create a sand mandala, enjoy traditional Middle Eastern dinner and dancing or walk on the wild side behind the scenes with the WNC Nature Center. Check out this list of […]
In his latest exhibit, “Wild Hares and Other Phantasmagoria,” artist Josh Cote leaves no medium unexplored.
Ambivalence permeates the River Arts District. For many, its continued growth seems inevitable. Some speak of it with a hint of despair, others address it matter-of-factly. Regardless of who is talking, you can almost hear the inner monologue going on inside their heads — the back-and-forth of what was, what is and what might be.
Sandburg in September is a month-long series that celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service, while also bringing greater attention to the life and time of the writer. “We really want to put Carl Sandburg on the map,” says Nancy Pew.
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.