This World Made Itself, Miwa Matreyek, photo by Eugene Ahn

Animator/performance artist Miwa Matreye gives a live show at Bardo Arts Center, March 16

Press release: The Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum is pleased to present a live performance by animator, director, designer, and performance artist Miwa Matreyek, who interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette. Matreyek will perform two pieces on Thursday, March 16: “This World Made Itself” and “Myth and Infrastructure.” A pre-performance reception will […]

ContinuuCon calls for presentations

Press release: ContinuuCon, the Second International Haken Continuum Conference, will take place in Asheville, North Carolina, on June 8–10, 2017. The festival’s organizers are issuing a Call for Presentations to anyone interested in presenting a program, staging a workshop, or giving a demonstration directly related to the Haken Continuum Fingerboard. Scheduled presenters include Lippold Haken, […]

Asheville Sister Cities hosts “La Noche de Mexico,” March 3

Press release from Asheville Sister Cities: Asheville Sister Cities and the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club invite you to, “La Noche de Mexico,” a fundraising event for the 2017 Wheelchair Project, providing 110 wheelchairs for those in need of mobility in Valladolid and San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico and for student travel scholarships. Friday, March […]

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Percussionist Matthew Richmond will lecture at UNC Asheville, Feb. 28

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville Lecturer in Music Matthew Richmond, composer and percussionist, will present a free public lecture, “Rhythm in Science and Spirituality,” in the next installment of the university’s spring Music Faculty Lecture Series. This event is free and open to everyone at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at UNC […]

Haywood County Arts Council seeks postcard art for May exhibit

Press release: To help celebrate Haywood County Arts Council’s 40th Anniversary, we are planning a new and exciting exhibition as part of our A Ruby Anniversary show in May: an HCAC benefit sale of original, postcard-sized works by established and emerging artists in our region. Any artist can contribute to this sale. The postcard portion of […]

Artists’ Breakfast gathering will be held the last Thursday of the month at 362 Depot

Press release: 362 Depot, a co-op gallery and working studio, recently opened its doors in the River Arts District (RAD), showcasing the work of ten artists. An Artists’ Breakfast, held the last Thursday of each month, offers fellow artists, collectors and art lovers a chance at camaraderie and conversation. The next Breakfast will be held […]

The Diana Wortham Theatre has launched The Next Stage campaign for transformation to a full center for the performing arts with three distinct venues. This architectural sketch of the new Studio Theatre reflects the multi-use space perfect for intimate performances, social gatherings, and lectures, with seating for 60-80 people.

Diana Wortham Theatre’s Next Stage campaign raises final funds for facility transformation

Press release: On February 15, 2017, Diana Wortham Theatre announced its public campaign, The Next Stage, to raise the final $300,000 of its $3.1 million capital campaign goal to transform into a facility with three distinct performance venues. According to Diana Wortham Theatre Board President Hardy Holland, “We are asking the community to invest in […]

Ensemble Stage moves to Banner Elk

Press release: Ensemble Stage has moved its professional theater productions to downtown Banner Elk, relocating from Blowing Rock to the Historic Banner Elk School. The group, founded in 2009, will set up permanent residence at the historic school and give performances throughout the year. Its previous location at the Blowing Rock School auditorium limited performances […]

Gladys Knight and William McDowell build Reynolds Community Center

Press release: When Gladys Knight and Canton-native William McDowell joined together in marriage, his home became hers. William and Gladys own a property in Fairview just outside Asheville. It’s where their family members gather for special reunions and events and where the couple feel most at home in their lives these days, even amidst Gladys’ […]

The Archive of Scarcity exhibition in Asheville through May 25

Press release: Window (re/production|re/presentation) is pleased to introduce The Archive of Scarcity, a new work by Orlando/Philadelphia-based artist Leah Sandler. Two versions of this work were conceived and produced by Sandler specifically for Window – one for our original location in Asheville, NC, and a second for The Olin Library at Rollins College in Winter […]

Wayne Caldwell and Eric Nelson will read as part of “Writers at Home,” Feb. 19

Press release from UNC Asheville: Wayne Caldwell and Eric Nelson will offer a free reading at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, presented by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP), at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville. This monthly series of free readings […]

Ralph Lewis, photo by Bob Franklin

11th annual Fiddlers of Madison County concert, March 11

Press release from Madison County Arts Council: The 11th Annual The Fiddlers of Madison County Saturday, March 11, 2017 Two shows 3:00 and 7:30 pm $20 advance $25 Day of Show more information at: (828)649-1301 www.madisoncountyarts.com For centuries, literally, folks have been following The French Broad River into Madison County to hear the finest in […]