Watercolors, colored pencil, collage and ink converge in the surreal artwork of Karen Noel, who says she feels “captivated by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the colors of the seasons” and challenged to “capture the magical spirit of the environment” rather than its exact likeness on canvas. Lauren Loercher is also inspired by her Appalachian […]
On a summer evening in 1952, a handful of people at Black Mountain College forever changed the course of modern art with a single performance — the world’s first happening. The one-night-only, interactive event featured a random blend of simultaneous music, dance, visual art and spoken word, creating a legacy that’s left few, if any, […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a pin-up art series benefiting veterans, a mobile art boutique, a film series to illuminate Honduras’ proactive initiatives and a studio album by Christian rockers Hebel.
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.
Hair is both subject and medium for artist Sonya Clark. She’ll discuss that intersection — and its relationship to fiber art — in the artist talk “From Hair to There,” held at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design on Friday, March 27. Born in Washington, D.C., Clark earned an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy […]
After a mountain bike accident left Banner Elk-based adventurer William Mauney with severe injuries that interrupted his normally active lifestyle, he decided to pick up a high-quality DSLR camera and figure out how to use it.
Jason Rafferty’s paintings and drawings are inspired by Western North Carolina, but the artist partners with nonprofits like RiverLink, Pisgah Legal Services, Open Doors and Brother Wolf in a quest to give back to the community he loves.
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.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week’s coverage features Chuck Brodsky’s eleventh studio album, an owl enthusiast’s quest to depict a catalogue of his favorite feathered creatures, plus Anam Cara’s move to pay its directors for their hard work.
The show is a sort of come-as-you-are happening, blending visual art with sonic tapestries. WorldLine has long experimented with pushing the boundaries between performer and audience, onstage and off-stage and various artistic mediums
The free showcase featuring portraits and personal backstories of recovering addicts will be on display in Parish Hall at the Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village on Saturday, Feb. 28.
Each January, Blue Spiral 1 debuts artists and makers that are new to its collection, and often to Asheville, in its annual group exhibition New Times Three. The name derives from the show’s basic structure — new works by new artists shown in the new year — which allows for an open-ended, uncorrelated mix of styles […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a sharpie artist’s quest to screen print her work and an outdoor learning space at Owen Middle School.
Odyssey Community School’s students have been doing a lot more than traditional reading, writing and arithmetic lessons. The institution’s middle schoolers recently spent two weeks of their semester devoting all of their time and energy into creating a collaborative music video. The song, “Soaring on Strings,” and video were written, performed and edited by the […]
In 2015, nearly every concertgoer carries a smart phone with a built-in camera, so snapshots of the onstage performers aren’t exactly a rare commodity. But there’s a long and proud tradition of legitimate concert photography, and it’s no hyperbole to call it an art form. Some of the most iconic images in music have come […]
“The ‘Projecting’ series happened organically, as all my work does. Most of the time, I feel like the camera is using me instead of the other way around,” says cocktail guru and artist Samir Osman, who will be in Asheville Feb. 9-11.
“This is the most anticipated show of the year. Our artists love it, we love it, and our clients love it!” says Betsey-Rose Weiss, owner of American Folk art gallery downtown. Now in its 11th year, the free annual Miniatures Show challenges artists to squeeze a whole lot of passion into a minuscule space — […]
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center officially reopens on Friday, Jan. 30, (following a monthlong closure and a complete gallery overhaul) with a reception for its newest exhibition, Poemumbles: 30 years of Susan Weil’s poems/images. The opening marks the completion of the first in a series of major renovations and program initiatives made […]
“Clay is the only medium that uses every element: fire, water, air and earth,” according to Tennessee artist Cindy Billingsley. “It is meant to be touched by the heart, the eyes and the hands.” Billingsley, a pioneering force behind Women Ceramics Sculptors art collective, curated 12 members’ artwork for inclusion in a collaborative Dynamic Narratives […]
Local blacksmith and furniture artist Carley Eiseberg appears in competition with five other artists on the upcoming “Ellen’s Design Challenge.”
Not one, but two glassblowing businesses — Crucible Glassworks and Lexington Glassworks — are opening up this week in the Asheville area.