The 2015 iteration of American Craft Week is held Friday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 11, so it’s really a week-plus. That’s a good thing, because with more than 30 Western North Carolina-based craft galleries and organizations involved, it’ll take all 10 days to visit each showroom and explore every exhibit.
Aurora Studio founder Lori Greenberg says the artists displaying their work in Aurora’s Sept. 10-20 group show at Asheville Area Arts Council’s Grove Arcade Gallery (1 Page Ave., Suite 144) are some of Asheville’s “hidden treasures.” Such treasures are hidden no more. The show, Aurora: A Healing Light, features artists whose mutual support sustains their psychological well-being, social […]
In New Terrain, an exhibition currently on view at Blue Spiral 1, the sculptures of Hoss Haley and Robyn Horn suggest the structural underpinnings of a landscape in their geometry, and like the graceful prints of Hannah Skoonberg, the art objects themselves function as enacted landscapes. Painter Charles Ladson is represented as well.
Beneath all the irony and bleak comedy lies pronounced carnality, vulnerability and a tactile emphasis on figure. Jensen’s paintings engage the viewer as frames of an individual mind — intimate, nonsensical, damaged, absurd.
Local artist Lisa René, aka Pinky Rasta, works in acrylic and canvas as well as atypical mediums such as found-object sculpture, broken glass on canvas, and as a model for her own photography. The exhibit of her work runs through May.
Local artist Ron Killian, based in Asheville since ’98, says that after a long period of quiet, it’s time to yell loudly. His shout takes the form of a new collection of work with an unusual inspiration: vandalism on a men’s bathroom wall. “Someone had taken a lighter to the plaster,” he writes. “A single […]
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center is proud to demonstrate its artistic legacy by presenting the work of alumnus and former teacher Dan Rice. According to the exhibit’s press release, Rice, who died in 2003, was an underappreciated painter who paid his rent by stretching canvases, mixing paints and building frames for his more acclaimed […]
Between 1502 and the mid-1860s, more than 15 million people were placed in chains and loaded onto boats that sailed from West African shores to Brazilian ports, Caribbean sugar plantations and American cities like Wilmington, N.C., Mobile, Ala. and Charleston, S.C. There, the 12 million or so who survived the monthslong Middle Passage, shackled and […]
American Folk Art & Framing holds its eighth annual [Beloved] Miniatures Show. Opening reception this Friday. Image: “Lion Heart” by Karl Mullen.
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.
Castell Photography and The Artery host receptions for new work on Friday, Nov. 4.
The exhibit, featuring the works of 15 artists, hosts an opening reception at Tryon’s Upstairs Artspace on Saturday, Oct. 8.
It’s still more than a month away from the first downtown Asheville gallery stroll of the season. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of the spring-like weather this weekend and check out some new artwork around Asheville.
The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival runs Thursday, Jan. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 23. Dance, music, multi-media, performing arts, installation, theatre, comedy and more.
Trunks shows (unique gifts!), art openings (The Newsworthy Drawing Club!), the Symphony (Holiday pops!), and the return of a two-guitar holiday concert tradition.
MoDaddy’s hosts the work of six underground artists — including Ishmael (who’s work is seen here) — on Saturday, Oct. 23.
This week it’s theatre, art and music. Know of more events that cost $5 or less? Add them in the comments field.
The event, sponsored by The Asheville Area Arts Council and held on Sunday, Sept. 12, promises to “turn downtown Asheville into an immersive arts environment.”
This weekend brings art (Friday is the Downtown Art Walk in Asheville), a great book sale and lots of music. Know of more events that are $5 or less to attend? Please add them in the comments field.
This weekend brings art openings, CD releases and reading events. Lots to do, tiny little cover charge.
Things to do this weekend: Stay hydrated, stay in the shade, stay coated in sunscreen, stay cool. Oh, and take in some good, budget-friendly entertainment. Got you covered there. (Know of other shows or events that cost $5 or less? Add them below.)