“You have to take time to look at yourself, look at your spirit and where you come from, and let the spirit guide your interests and love.”
Art plays a crucial role in preserving the culture and heritage of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. For many of the artists, however, an inner conflict exists over the meaning of their art to a broader, nonnative audience.
The holiday season is in full swing, and there’s so many celebratory possibilities that it would be easy to miss out on something big — lights shows, a trolley tour, a naughty elf and good music are all on the list.
Wine, warm cider and handcrafted wares promise to make a delightful holiday market at the Grovewood Gallery, which holds its annual Holiday Sip & Shop every December. Visitors imbibe (there are cookies, too) while browsing special holiday gifts. Local artists like painter Cynthia Wilson and dollmaker Charlie Patricolo show off their skills during two weekends. […]
With live music, local food vendors and trademark “Craffle Giveaways,” it’s part party, part marketplace and part reunion. The winter iteration takes place on Sunday, Dec. 4, at the US Cellular Center.
Through her art, actress, muse and model Patti D’Arbanville tells many stories. She can often be found honing her craft at Tryon Arts and Crafts School; she’s now a resident of Tryon will be the featured in The Artist of the Year Gallery Show in February.
Since he was 11 years old, Jem Klein has perfected the craft of flute making.
Stroll downtown Weaverville or visit artists studios around North Buncombe County Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 and 30.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a feature film called Luke & Jo, a new album by a Western Carolina University professor, the Beards of Asheville calendar and a couple’s homesteading video series.
After three years, Etsy and wholesale e-commerce had become the main source of revenue for the business. Mary Lynn Schroeder made the tough call to sell her storefront and dedicate herself fully to e-commerce. “I couldn’t do a good job at both and sleep,” she says.
Whether you are gearing up for Halloween with a walking tour of Riverside Cemetery or just wanting to enjoy some autumn cider at CiderFest, this weekend will not disappoint! There are plenty of shows, gallery exhibition openings and family events to choose from. Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress […]
Join in the celebration: Plan a long weekend of studio-hopping, a self-guided exhibition tour or a visit to a craft fair (or three).
For this year’s American Craft Week, organizers are highlighting emerging artists in Rising Stars, an online exhibition featuring 30 craftspeople under the age of 30. The Asheville Area Arts Council further develop the concept with its Best of WNC: Emerging Craft Artist Showcase.
Enjoy sounds, tastes, dances and artistry from about 20 Latin American countries at Hendersonville’s Main Street on Sunday, Sept. 25.
The inaugural Open Streets Asheville brought residents and visitors into the streets to enjoy downtown in a new way. With Battery Park Avenue, Wall Street and portions of Haywood Street, Patton Avenue and Church Street closed to automotive traffic, folks did art projects, movement-based activities, listened to buskers and relaxed with yoga and massage.
More than 40 garments by regional artists and designers will be on showcase at Local Cloth’s Project Handmade fashion show. The Folk Art Center hosts the event on Thursday, Sept. 22.
Whether you’re hunting for a bargain or looking to make some extra cash, gathering with neighbors at a local flea market could be just the ticket. Flea market regulars say the connections that form between buyers and sellers are a unique aspect of the experience, and their value can equal or exceed the monetary rewards.
The Sourwood Idol competition starts the weekend event on Friday, Aug. 12, and the festival continues on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14.
Participants in RiverLink’s Anything That Floats Parade put in at Hominy Creek Park on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m., and the nonprofit’s larger RiverFest event lasts from 1-7 p.m., at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza.
Joe Wakefield’s creations come in many shapes – some look like people, others take on the dreamlike shapes of a Salvador Dali painting, while a few look like, well, your typical birdhouse.
Both artists’ work will be featured in Woolworth Walk’s FW Front Gallery throughout the month of August, and their opening reception takes place Friday, Aug. 5.