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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.)

“Untitled (as of yet)” at the Masonic Temple


Photo by Tadd Clarkson

Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center and Norte Maar, a nonprofit arts organization based in Brooklyn, N.Y., host a night of collaborative performance, poetry, music and dance at the Masonic Temple Saturday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m. The show’s title remains prospective: Untitled (as of yet). They’d better hurry! The event is tonight!

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.