THE WOLFE FAMILY: From left, Effie, Frank, Julia, Thomas, Mabel, Fred and Ollie Wolfe.

Tuesday History: Bringing the Old Kentucky Home to Black Mountain College

We continue with the letters of Frank Wolfe, older brother of Thomas Wolfe. This particular batch, written in 1947, examines Frank’s unique relationship with Black Mountain College. It also touches on the challenges Frank faced in preserving his younger brother’s literary legacy. He would play a major role in the creation of The Thomas Wolfe Memorial Association, […]

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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.