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You are happening

On Saturday, March 17, head downtown for an out-of-doors art exhibition of many forms. Much more than a preview for the April 7 {Re}Happening on the banks of Lake Eden, the {Pre}Happening joins BMCMAC and MAP with Easel Rider, the city of Asheville-sponsored “mobile art lab.” (Photo by John Leidel. Graphic treatment by Nathanael Roney.)

Touring the town through art, from Deco to decoupage

Attention, locals and visitors: If you’re intrigued by Asheville’s creative climate, take advantage of LaZoom’s latest endeavour, the Asheville Art Tour. Hosted by local artist Gabriel Shaffer, the multi-axle expedition connects art enthusiasts to artists and offers a close look at the burgeoning art scene of Asheville from the open windows of the purple bus.

Photos by Zen Sutherland

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Talking with Black Mountain College’s first African-American student

Alma Stone Williams, an African-American woman from Savannah, Ga., attended Black Mountain College in the summer of 1944 to study music – nearly 10 years before many other colleges admitted black students. She will be a panelist at the “What Was it Like to be Woman at Black Mountain College?” symposium at 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at UNCA’s Humanities Lecture Hall. Xpress talked to Williams from her home in Savannah about her experiences at BMC.