Reporting and photos by Susan Hutchinson. Asheville got the message: “Our goal is to deliver practical, hands-on training and experience [in] renewable energy, organic gardening, sustainable agriculture, green home building and more! So expect to get down and dirty,” organizers declared on the the Mother Earth News Fair website. The first day’s attendance seemed to […]
The many facets of N.C.-based chamber-pop project Fan Modine. That band plays The Mothlight, with Brazilian psych-pop outfit Boogarins and local folk-rockers Warm the Bell, on Saturday, April 5.
Learn about the pottery, rugs, artwork, jewelry and textiles created during the Arts and Crafts movement, which flourished between 1860 and 1910. The antiques show is held at the Omni Grove Park Inn, Friday-Sunday.
From cute to classic and sweet to ironic, we want to know about your favorite seasonal craft projects. Do you make your own wreath? Cover your tree in bottle-cap ornaments? Make homemade soap as gifts? Let us know!
Fletcher artisan Scott Waldrop crafts balsamic vinegar in the footprints of his wine-making ancestors. And what he produces … is worth waiting for.
As part of our Oct. 2 Craft Issue, we asked local craft artists to describe their recent work. Here are a few that we featured in the print edition: Ray Jones, Tom Shields, Lesley Keeble, Ed Beyers and Holden McCurry, Rebecca Kempson and Gertrude Graham Smith
The charitable foundation offered a similar $2.1 million to UNC-Asheville in the late-aughts, but rescinded it after fundraising efforts failed to manifest.
Period furnishings at the Grove Park Inn. Photos by Kyle Sherard Asheville is hailed as an Art Deco capital, in the ranks with Miami for its architecture of that style. But an older, lesser-known vein of architecture and design predominates. It’s one quietly woven throughout the city and carried on in modern incarnations — Arts […]
Today, more than 50 million Americans make crafts; more than 5 million of them earn money at it. In the process, they buy $20 billion worth of supplies each year. Meanwhile, fairs and festivals (whose big three attractions are music, food and, yep, crafts) invigorate the life of towns large and small. Some important bits […]
This year’s conference (Feb. 17-19) celebrates its 25th anniversary and adds a number of Asheville-based events from lectures and art exhibits to walking tours and antiques shows.
Storytellers, historical re-enactors, a bevy of artisans and the world’s best wielders of the gee haw whimmy diddle will all gather at the Folk Art Center this weekend, Sept. 15 and 16, for the 27th Annual Heritage Weekend. Gee and haw: Young competitors at last year’s World Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle Competition. The event returns […]
Thick rain falls outside the open door of Stoney Lamar’s studio in the green country dells outside Saluda, N.C. Lamar is buzzing about his lathe, eyeballing lines and making minute adjustments, preparing to make a cut. “It’s like an anthropomorphic dance that gets going between myself and the machines,” says the sculptor from behind the […]
While Bele Chere seems to grow more unwieldy with each passing year, local arts baron John Cram has taken care to keep the equally esteemed (and longer-running) Village Arts and Crafts Fair tailored to a more human scale. “We really put on a quality show,” he says coolly. Now in its 26th year, the Village […]