Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the art project of Hendersonville photographer Walter Arnold, a new kiln for the ladies of Mudhoneyz Studio and entrepreneur Derek Plumb’s quest to make dorm rooms into havens for creativity.
The annual Three Days of Light Gathering — now in its fourth year — takes much of what’s great about summer festivals (camping, music, arts and craft vendors, nature) and enhances all of that with an element of spirituality and learning. The festival is held at Camp Grier in Old Fort, from Friday, Aug. 28, to Sunday, Aug. 30.
Open Hearts Art Center’s forthcoming talent show features the visual and performance art of the nonprofit organization’s members.
The Terrain Biennial originated in 2011 as a fun way to actively engage the local artistic community in the Oak Park Neighborhood of Chicago. This year it expands to 12 locations in four countries, including an installation in West Asheville by local artist Nora Hartlaub.
The concert to benefit the Appalachian Barn Alliance kicks off at the Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center in Mars Hill on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m.
In a way, upcycling is like the recycling we do with our cans and bottles: It also uses that concept of reusing and reducing waste material — but it’s not exactly cut from the same cloth.
Our first round of Best of WNC results were released in this week’s print issue. The results are now posted online — in a highly visible and easily accessible format.
Hannah Dansie’s show The Fishwife — opening at The Satellite Gallery on Friday, Aug. 7 — was named after a story from a Grimm’s fairytale book that was read to her as a child. It includes contributions from local artists Alli Good, Sarah Cavalieri, Gus Cutty, Maxx Hawthorne-Fiest, Andy Herod, Nicole McConville, Josie Mosser, Lauren Patton and Ian Wilkinson.
Black Mountain’s annual Sourwood Festival was named for the area’s high-quality honey, but in its 38th year, the weekend-long celebration also offers local arts and crafts, music, games and, of course, plenty of festival food.
A Dolly Parton-themed print exhibition featuring the work of 35 artists will be on display at Asheville BookWorks through Saturday, Aug. 29.
In New Terrain, an exhibition currently on view at Blue Spiral 1, the sculptures of Hoss Haley and Robyn Horn suggest the structural underpinnings of a landscape in their geometry, and like the graceful prints of Hannah Skoonberg, the art objects themselves function as enacted landscapes. Painter Charles Ladson is represented as well.
Beneath all the irony and bleak comedy lies pronounced carnality, vulnerability and a tactile emphasis on figure. Jensen’s paintings engage the viewer as frames of an individual mind — intimate, nonsensical, damaged, absurd.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a local artist’s mask-making residency in Mexico, a new dance school called Terpsicorps, a foam party to follow the cyclocross nationals in Asheville in 2016 and upgrades to an astrology podcast.
With its pop-up performances, collaborative artist workshops and a large-scale puppet show by Madison J. Cripps and Keith Shubert, this fundraiser will give attendees a taste of Fringe Arts Festival 2016.
In many ways, Jacob Blankenship is a typical 23-year-old: He likes video games and anime, and he works part time at Pizza Hut. But one look at Blankenship’s sketchbook reveals that beneath his affable façade lies a talented and focused artistic soul.
Hosted by exotic local clothier Royal Peasantry, Ritual Runway takes place at New Mountain on Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m.
Local bands open and close each segment of this body-inspired entertainment extravaganza, which will be hosted at the Orange Peel on Sunday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m.
The painter’s decidedly hopeful “Messengers” collection will be featured in the F.W. Front Gallery at Woolworth Walk for the duration of July with a meet and greet opening reception on Friday, July 3, from 5-7 p.m.
According to the press release, “two women inhabit a mythic landscape of sand and ice, inviting inclusive spectrums of connection through voice, body, and object relations” in the interdisciplinary performance by Megan Ransmeier and Julia Rich.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a life-sized equestrian art installation by Nora Hartlaub, Gypsy Queen Cuisine’s new brick-and-mortar home, an action-packed board game and a comic series created by three locals.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a photo book capturing Hickory Nut Gap Farm’s storied past and present, a “Barnraiser” to help the farm build a kitchen and butchery on-site and a mobile app for mental wellness information hub MindPod Network.