STORY TIME: Inspired by folklore from around the world, local painter Hannah Dansie enlisted a number of local artists as collaborators in her new show, The Fishwife.

State of the arts: Hannah Dansie’s exhibition draws inspiratio­n from folk tales

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.

OUTREACH: After Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance lost its studio space, the company decided to rehearse a new show, The Elements, in Pack Square Park. The move both fits the production's theme and brings exposure to the company's plight.

Exposure: Terpsicorp­s Theatre of Dance takes its rehearsals outside the studio

The public rehearsals for Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance’s new show, The Elements, have attracted the attention of everyone from tourists and passersbys to Asheville moms groups. “It’s really wonderful because we don’t usually get that much exposure to young people, and I love that aspect of it,” says executive director and choreographer Heather Maloy.

Photo by Becca Bond

Yoga fusion: Sonya Costello co-teaches a yoga and chocolate workshop for women

Like proverbial peanut butter and jelly, yoga pairs perfectly with other healing modalities, according to several local yoga teachers. With countless yoga classes being offered daily in studios and public spaces around Asheville and Western North Carolina, these creative yogis are diversifying. Xpress talked with five yoga teachers who have infused their yoga classes with […]

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Army Sergeant Chloe Wells to speak to students about her work with retired military service dogs

Press release from VetCard Campaign: Attention all dog lovers and supporters of US veterans!  United States Army Sergeant Chloe Wells of the Combat Canines: The Doc Foundation project in Fayetteville, NC will speakat at Charles T. Koontz Intermediate School March 24th to speak to students about her incredible work with retired military service dogs. Sgt. Wells and her […]

Delta Dental Foundation to deliver grant to improve oral health of underserved Asheville children

Press release from Eblen Charities: Delta Dental Foundation to Deliver Grant to Improve Oral Health of Underserved Children in Asheville, NC On behalf of the Delta Dental Foundation, Delta Dental of North Carolina CEO Curt Ladig will hand deliver a $4,000 check to Eblen Charities. This grant will help the organization provide dental sealants to […]

Local chapter of Veterans Helping Veterans to sponsor monthlong fundraiser

Press release from Asheville Veterans Helping Veterans: Asheville’s local chapter of Veterans Helping Veterans WNC(VHVWNC) is gearing up for a month long, citywide fundraiser in April 2015 to support construction and staffing at their new Community Center (opening May 2015). “Pints for Patriots”- April Fundraiser for VHVWNC Veterans Helping Veterans Western North Carolina is […]

UNC Asheville to host ‘Feminist Stories from Women’s Liberation’ film screening with filmmaker Jennifer Lee

Event description from UNC Asheville: Feminist Stories from Women’s Liberation, a Screening by Filmmaker, Jennifer Lee Filmmaker, Jennifer Lee will discuss “The Women’s Liberation Movement and American Cultural Memory.” This will be followed by her film “Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation” and a Q & A session. Contact Lori Horvitz at or 828.251.6590. Tuesday, […]

NCDOT accepting public input on Comprehensive State Rail Plan through Mar. 21

From the NCDOT website: NCDOT is currently preparing a Comprehensive State Rail Plan (CSRP) that will define a vision for North Carolina’s existing and future rail infrastructure, and identify a program of projects and services for the state’s rail system that will provide quantifiable economic and quality-of-life benefits to residents, businesses and industries. Freight and […]