If you’re a fan of local theater, Western North Carolina offers plenty of options.
“The way [my bonsai] are constructed, it’s not based on what I was taught or what the books tell you to do,” says Arthur Joura, bonsai curator at The N.C. Arboretum. “It’s based on what I’ve seen in my own experience and run through the filter of my knowledge of art.
The co-responder unit from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Medical Services will focus on mental health calls, welfare checks and involuntary commitments.
The choreographer talks new projects and the city’s dance scene.
An Asheville arts collective launches a virtual gallery. Plus, a rock-and-roll exhibition returns for round two; UNCA’s art sale; and more.
Asheville Food and Beverage United becomes an official labor union; Mast General Store hosts chef Jason Smith for book signing; The Whale achieves global recognition; and more!
“But the recent feeding (and attempted hugging?) of bears by visitors (which led to park closures impacting residents and guests alike) leads me to believe that the TDA (a group that takes credit for bringing 12 million guests to our region each year) should assume some responsibility for safeguarding guests, as well as impacted residents.”
“Federal and state grants have always had language that included fiscal and program oversight.”
It’s time for local kids and teens to share their writing and art for Xpress’ 2024 Kids Issues.
“Many of those who were interested in joining were community leaders, prominent in both business and philanthropy. These folks met all the qualifications for membership but were denied acceptance solely because they were Jewish — an obvious attempt to keep Jews in their place.”
“Will you hand over your spiritual and mental freedom to those in authority who censor free speech? This is huge.”
“One of these days, a kid will be run over. Then the commissioners will say, ‘Well, we were intending to start putting a sidewalk in on the day before.’ It’ll be too late then.”
“They keep bragging publicly about their new fancy toys; this cutting-edge surveillance vehicle, drones, a cute publicity dog and a cop car that features the color pink. The city could have spent that money on things that actually save and improve people’s lives.”
“What I’m doing is preserving this important piece of Western North Carolina regional history,” says Whitney Ponder, who purchased a property previously owned by Bascom Lamar Lunsford. “This man did so much for traditional Appalachian music here and throughout the whole region.”