Black Mountain’s Deck the Trees events welcomes in the holiday season. Plus, the Folk Art Center hosts the annual Holiday Seconds Sales, an Asheville artist sells painting for Ukraine and the NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition bring eight finalists to town.
The fashion designer talks new projects and the city’s fashion scene.
The choreographer and owner of Heart & Soul Dance Co. offers his take on upcoming dance performances.
The Asheville transplant discusses his journey to landscape photography.
If you’re reading this, it means you’ve successfully survived the season thus far. Yes, I realize it’s still early. Nevertheless, preparation is key.
The filmmaker and program director of the Film & TV program at Western Carolina University offers his thoughts on the local film scene.
The senior artistic director at Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre discusses the local scene and the work being done for and about exceptional children.
The Flat Rock Playhouse presents a live action take on “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Plus, local artists address housing crisis with Pack Square sculpture, singer-songwriter Andrew Wakefield releases a new single and Tyger Tyger presents a new exhibition.
Michelle Weitzman, the only trustee to speak publicly about employee complaints of mistreatment at the Asheville Art Museum, was removed from the museum’s board Nov. 15.
Leaders for the two local arts nonprofits discuss their recent doings and tips on getting started in a challenging environment.
Members of friends groups discuss their organizations’ roles in assisting local historic sites and special collections.
This month’s offerings include blues/rock, hip-hop, Appalachian-centered Americana and therapeutic folk/rock.
Xpress sits down with Jennifer Langton to discuss Womansong’s mission, the challenges women choirs face and the benefits of being a nonprofit.
The nonprofit North Carolina Glass Center plans a second location in Black Mountain. Plus, a local author writes a climate change novel, the Black Mountain Public Library welcomes writers and illustrators and the Asheville Holiday Parade returns.
The nonprofit museum has collected millions of dollars in donations, admissions, grants, and memberships, and includes among its supporters Buncombe County and the City of Asheville, courtesy of the taxpayers. In charge of it all is a board of trustees with full authority over the museum’s affairs, and one that operates out of public view, often yielding to the will of its long-time executive director, Pamela Myers.
Xpress speaks with local poet Lee Stockdale about his past trauma, his early exposure to poetry and his passion for introducing others to the form. Along with the conversation is his poem, “Are You Jackie Kennedy?”
A pop-up exhibit of work by a legendary TV animator comes to Asheville. Plus, Sew Co. hosts a makers market in the RAD, a photographer spotlights the Blue Ridge Parkway in new book and ARTSVILLE Collective presents a show featuring 10 artists.
“Bobby [McMillon] had a completely disarming personality,” says Leila Weinstein, program coordinator at The Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies at Mars Hill University. “He was very soft-spoken, but he had a dry wit. He could pull you in telling stories in his quiet, understated way. And before you knew it, you were rapt with attention and in his spell.”
Our reporter tags along with Black Mountain-based woodworker David Scott at the 75th Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands.
The Oct. 20-23 event united artists from across the U.S., representing 10 different Indigenous nations.
“It’s all about subtle stillness for me and taking people to places I have been or like to be,” says local artist Jaime Byrd. “I want to express and dive deeper into these landscapes.”