Architect Vladimir Belogolovsky will speak at UNCA on Thursday, Aug. 22

From a press release: Architect Vladimir Belogolovsky, founder of New York-based Intercontinental Curatorial Project, will present a talk, “Colombia Transformed, Architecture = Politics,” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 in UNC Asheville’s Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Belogolovsky is the author of several books including the […]

Mark Bumgarner to be featured at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass

Local singer-songwriter Mark Bumgarner will be a featured showcase artist and workshop host at The North Carolina Bluegrass Pavilion, Music from The Mountains to The Coast, at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2013. “World of Bluegrass Week is the annual bluegrass music homecoming – taking place September 24-28, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina,” says the festival’s […]

Author Lee Smith will appear at Malaprop’s on Tuesday, Oct. 8

Southern writer Lee Smith, who was born in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, is known for acclaimed books “The Last Girls,” “On Agate Hill,” and “Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger.” Since 1968, she has published 15 novels, along with four collections of short stories. She’s received a number of awards including the O. Henry […]

Local photographer Reggie Sheldon Tidwell heads to Rwanda

Local photographer Reggie Sheldon Tidwell writes, “I’m on the Board for LEAF and am heading to Rwanda to support LEAF and another non-profit organization (Africa Healing Exchange) that has a pilot program there. I’ll be taking gifts from LEAF to the orphans and photographing them while I’m there.” In 2009, Tidwell, photographed Mizero, a group […]

Julie Armbruster holds solo art exhibit, “Hoard Reflex”

Local artist Julie Armbruster opens her first solo show at Satellite Gallery on Friday, Sept. 6. The exhibit runs through Monday, Oct. 21. From a press release: Hoard Reflex expands some of Armbruster’s classic narratives through 9 large format panels, a collection of smaller works including some sculptures and artifacts, and a companion guide. Beloved […]

Blue Ridge Pride accepts applications for its annual community grant opportunity

“Since 2009, Blue Ridge Pride has selected an organization to receive funds through its community grant process in an effort to build and support resources available to the LGBTQ community,” says a recent press release. Continuing with its mission to “Advocate. Celebrate. Educate,” Blue Ridge Pride has posted its Community Grant Application and interested organizations […]

Mandala workshop at Asheville Art Museum

Register by Friday, August 30 for a Mandala workshop, held at the Asheville Art Museum. The class takes place on Friday, Sept. 6, noon-2 p.m. $40 Museum members / $55 non-members. Members register here: http://www.ashevilleart.org/products-page/event-tickets/mandala-today-workshop-member-ticket/ Non-members register here: http://www.ashevilleart.org/products-page/event-tickets/mandala-today-workshop-non-member-ticket/ From a press release: Using common materials such as paper, colored pencils and markers, this personal […]

Smart Bets: Kyle Sorenson and Horse Ghost-attachment0

Smart Bets: Kyle Sorenson and Horse Ghost

Local roots rockers Kyle Sorenson and Horse Ghost is kind of a trio (Sorenson on vocals and guitar, David Erickson on bass and Chris Henry on drums) that sometimes includes a number of other members. But the central vision is Sorenson's and "follows a workingman’s ideology that is just as comfortable around a campfire as […]

Homeward bound-attachment0

Homeward bound

The return of DIG (Downtown Independent Groove) Festival is not so much a reoccurrence as a comeback. The local music fest was first produced in 2009. The two-day extravaganza takes place the week college students return. It returns Thursday and Friday night. Thirty-six acts (plus one jam session) will fill five stages (The Orange Peel, Emerald Lounge, The LAB, Asheville Music Hall and One Stop). Folk-roots outfit Old North State is one of the bands who will perform.