From the Ani Katuah to white settlers and tobacco farmers, barns and buildings have played a central role in defining the culture of the Southern Appalachians. Shelter on the Mountain: Barns and Building Traditions of the Southern Highlands traces the evolution of local building practices.
Though the battles were fought half a world away, WWI had a profound and lasting impact on Western North Carolina. As the state gears up for a big centennial retrospective on North Carolina’s involvement in the Great War, local researchers have worked to bring WNC residents’ stories and experiences to contemporary audiences.
For the Swannanoa Valley Museum, the spring season is an excellent time to remind people of what came before and the foundations that facilitate growth.
The Southern Highland Craft Guild’s new member exhibition, “It’s the Wow Factor!” is on display through Sunday, Sept. 8.
Julie Ambrustar, Tiffany Ownbey, Joyce Thornburg, Dulci Ellenberger, Alli Good and Bridget Conn all open new exhibits this weekend (Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6). The works range from illustrations and papier-mâché to music and photography.
Local photographer Michael Oppenheim juxtaposes images from New York City and Asheville. A reception for the show is held Sunday, Oct. 7 at Vinnie’s.
The exhibit, which celebrates motherhood, opens on Friday, May 11. Image of “Best Kept Secrets” by Peggy DeBell.
An outstanding list of local artists get together in a dynamic, Moog-themed art exhibit, opening this Saturday at the Artery.