The inaugural Open Streets Asheville brought residents and visitors into the streets to enjoy downtown in a new way. With Battery Park Avenue, Wall Street and portions of Haywood Street, Patton Avenue and Church Street closed to automotive traffic, folks did art projects, movement-based activities, listened to buskers and relaxed with yoga and massage.
North Carolina Waterfalls by Waynesville travel and nature writer/photographer Kevin Adams features 1,000 waterfall excursions, more than enough such attractions to keep weekend adventurers occupied for years to come.
Appalachian Barn Alliance hosts Barn Month 2016, a series of events surrounding the third annual Barn Day on Saturday, May 21. The festivities kick off on Friday, May 5, with the opening reception of The Barns of Madison County exhibit at The Madison County Arts Center.
“These efforts really are about protecting places for all Americans and for future generations,” notes Brent Martin of The Wilderness Society. The leaders of the national parks movement, he maintains, “all saw a much bigger picture, not only for all human beings, but for all living things.”
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features one couple’s shared dream of activating under-used and eclectic spaces for art performances plus a youth’s desire to transform mental health struggles into a photography career.
Photographer William Wegman is easily identified by his muses — his own Weimaraners. He gives a lecture on his work and career at Diana Wortham Theatre Thursday, Nov. 19.
What began as a moment of simple curiosity for one local man morphed into a five-year project that combined some of the oldest map technologies with some of the newest — resulting in an extensive guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway and other select scenic areas in the region.
A slideshow of select photos by Rice will be debuted at the UNCA High Smith Student Union’s Alumni Hall Friday, Oct. 23.
Relive September concert highlights with photos of Chris Casper, G Love & Special Sauce, Sturgill Simpson, stephaniesid, American Babies and Greensky Bluegrass.
Relive concerts by Jim Lauderdale, World Party, JJ Grey & Mofro, Toubab Krewe, Acoustic Syndicate, Robert Earl Keen, Downtown After 5, Transputer, Slayer and more.
Castell Photography and Blue Spiral 1 are teaming up for a one-night-only collaborative opening event on Friday, May 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. Both galleries will debut group photography exhibitions in conjunction with the Downtown Asheville Arts District’s monthly first Friday art walk.
From the early 1890s until his death in 1922, Mangum, who was born and based in Durham, traveled all over North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, photographing anybody and everybody who lined up. Families and individuals, young and old, black and white, rich and poor were among the thousands who sat for their portraits.
It turns out that Asheville area children and teens are every bit as passionate about their causes and views as the adults are around here. Here are some of the art and photo submissions Xpress received for the annual Kids Issue. Scroll through the slideshow to see all the art.
Alejandro Cartagena, a Dominican-born and Monterrey, Mexico-based artist, will give a lecture discussing his work at the UNC Asheville Humanities Lecture Hall on Tuesday, March 17.
The Syrian Civil War has left nearly 200,000 dead and 9 million displaced since it began in March 2011. Of those displaced, roughly 3 million have fled the country, settling in camps resting, in some cases, mere yards from the Syrian border. It’s these camps that are the focus of (DIS)PLACED:Life As A Tent City Refugee, an […]
It’s a sunny day when Jennifer Mesk, the photojournalist behind Humans of Asheville, sets out across the city that serves as her muse. Spotting a group of interesting-looking characters on Patton Avenue, she motions to them, then indicates her camera. They smile curiously, and she crosses the street. “Hi,” she says, smiling. “Can I take your picture?”
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features local gluten-free chips and dips as well as a photography exhibit.
Peering from across a century, many children look older than their years in photographs captured by Lewis Hines in the mill villages of Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Rowan and other North Carolina counties. The 40 images in the free exhibit, The Photography of Lewis Hine: Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908-1918, on loan from the N.C. Museum of History,will be shown at the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Western Office June 23 to Oct. 3, during regular hours Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and in special evening and Saturday programs.
Everyone loves a great return and Friday, May 9, brings two. Jamaica People, opening in West Asheville, presents images a local photographer brought back from her trips to that Caribbean Island. And in downtown Asheville, media and design forum PechaKucha night returns after a lengthy hiatus. Not your average vacation photos Photographer Jessica Rehfield initially […]
David Holt’s black and white film portraits of some of Appalachian music’s greatest talents — and Holts’ personal mentors — will be shown for the first time at UNC Asheville April 7-16.
Sandlin Gaither’s 10 years of musical portraits at The Grey Eagle. All photos by Gaither.