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Vandercooked Poetry Night at Asheville BookWorks, Feb. 7

Asheville BookWorks (428 1/2 Haywood Road, West Asheville), continues its Vandercooked Poetry Night series with poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi on Saturday, Feb. 7. Press release from Asheville BookWorks: Asheville BookWorks, a community resource for print and book arts, continues Vandercooked Poetry Nights, its reading series that offers the public the opportunity to print letterpress broadsides at […]

Asheville Art Museum announces a call for new media artists

The Asheville Art Museum seeks entries for annual juried exhibition, Prime Time. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 27. Press release from The Asheville Art Museum: The Asheville Art Museum is excited to announce a call for entries for its third annual Prime Time: Annual New Media Juried Exhibition. This exhibition supports the Museum’s expanding focus […]


Sound track: 1UP by Seers

1UP, the new record by Western North Carolina and Greensboro-based Seers is an unabashedly weird, inspired, fantastical, bizarre and transcendent collection. The nine-track album is just part of a larger project — released by the collective Nomad Staff — including short films and music videos. The combination is a slide down a rabbit hole of […]

Karen "Rudy" Rudolph cutting steel plate. Photo courtesy of John C. Campbell Folk School

Karen “Rudy” Rudolph named craft initiative director at Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson College grad Karen “Rudy” Rudolph has accepted the role of craft initiative director at the local college. She will “coordinate Warren Wilson’s work program craft crews [and] facilitate ways in which all academic departments can access craft in an effort to enhance student learning,” in addition to other responsibilities, according to a press […]


Annual miniatures show at American Folk Art opens Feb. 5

American Folk Art presents its 11th annual Miniatures show, opening Thursday, Feb. 5. Artists reception on Friday, Feb. 6, 5–7 p.m. Press release from American Folk Art Just in time for Valentine’s Day and deep into the winter season, American Folk Art presents its 11th Annual Miniatures show…. Launching in the gallery on Thursday February […]

Locals perform traditional Italian string music at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, Jan. 29

Mike Guggino and Nicky Sanders (Steep Canyon Rangers) and Barrett Smith (Shannon Whitworth Band) will perform an evening of traditional Italian string music at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7:15 p.m. $10. Press release from Barrett Smith Members of the Steep Canyon Rangers and the Shannon Whitworth Band have unearthed […]

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design opens “Loving After Lifetimes of All This,” Jan. 30

“Loving After Lifetimes of All This,” an exhibition that explores “the intersections of craft, (self-)care, apprenticeship, and survival within the practices of historically disadvantaged populations” opens at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop on Friday, Jan. 30. Press release from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Opening at The […]

Ana Blanton’s acrylic paintings on display at Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park

Asheville artist Ana Blanton opens an exhibit of acrylic paintings in the lobby of the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park. A reception will be held on Sunday, March 8, 1-3 p.m. Press release from Who Knows Art The public is invited to view the current exhibit of Ana Blanton’s acrylic paintings at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore […]


Elise and Phil Okrend lead interfaith dialog at Grateful Steps, Jan. 15

Elise and Phil Okrend, an artist and life coach, respectively, return to Grateful Steps Bookshop on Thursday, Jan. 15, ;:30-7 p.m. They will lead an interfaith dialog program of art, reflection and sharing. Press release from Grateful Steps Elise and Phil Okrend return by request to Grateful Steps, this time for an interfaith dialog program […]

Listen to This presents stories about siblings, Jan. 29

The Listen to This storytelling series returns on Thursday, Jan. 29 with the show, “Sibling Revelry: A Band of Brother and Sister Stories.” Press release from Asheville Community Theatre Listen to This: Stories in Performance, a monthly storytelling series hosted by local actor/comedian Tom Chalmers, begins the New Year with a brand new slate of […]

Annual Altrusa soup and cornbread scholarship fundraiser

The Altrusa Club of Waynesville hosts a supper on Tuesday. Jan. 20. Proceeds benefit the organization’s scholarship fund. Press release from Altrusa International of Waynesville: Annual Altrusa soup and cornbread scholarship fundraiser Altrusa Club of Waynesville will be hosting the Eitheenth Annual Soup and Cornbread Benefit Scholarship Fundraiser on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 from 11:00 […]

“Am I a Grownup Yet?” by Grayson Morris to be presented at Asheville Fringe Festival

From a press release: “Am I a Grownup Yet?” by Grayson Morris to be presented at Asheville Fringe Festival “Am I a Grownup Yet?” by Grayson Morris: This one woman show uses humor and pathos to explore what it means to be a child-like woman living in an adult’s life. A multi-disciplinary artist, Morris uses […]