The keynote address from the NPR host and panel discussions with local music industry representatives and advocates explore the arts’ economic impact on the Asheville area.
The activist group Asheville Survivors Coalition has focused in recent months on bringing public attention to claims of unwanted sexual attention by anonymous women against artist Jonas Gerard. While some local organizations and businesses have removed Gerard’s work from their facilities in the wake of the activists’ protests, others have not. The arts community’s response has taken a variety of forms.
“From its earliest days, even before it took its more-or-less permanent form as a 501(c)(3), Azule was integral to the Shelton-Laurel and Bluff communities it existed in,” says the organization’s coordinator, Alicia Araya.
Mountain Xpress is now accepting art, photos, essays and poetry from K-12 students for the 2018 Kids Issue. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 9. The theme: “Let’s fix it!”
Mardi Gras season kicks off Jan. 6 with a party at Club 11 On Grove.
Asking a writer to pick a favorite story for the year is a bit like asking them to name a favorite child. The choices, however, are revealing. They shed light on what motivates our staff writers and keeps them coming back to their keyboards, day in and day out.
French Broad River Brewery’s expansion will force the community art space to relocate once its lease is up after January 2018.
In conjunction with the exhibit Return from Exile: Contemporary Southeastern Indian Art , the Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center will host a contemporary Native American art symposium on Friday, Nov. 10.
A look back at the week in Asheville — and a sneak peek of Xpress’ upcoming issue, coming to a newsstand near you by Wednesday, Oct. 25.
It’s the season of change for two of Western North Carolina’s craft institutions. In May, John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown named Jerry Jackson as its new executive director. A month later, Penland School of Crafts in Penland announced that Maria “Mia” Hall would take the reigns as director, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
Through exploring the role of art and aesthetics in social activism, the Radical Beauty conference — a new event hosted by the Montreat Conference Center from Monday, Oct. 9 through Thursday, Oct. 12 — offers an alternative approach to promoting cultural change.
From the area’s largest single construction project to fall planting, Xpress has the scoop on local fall happenings. Here are some of our best stories from the previous week to keep you reading as you wait for our next issue, coming to a paper box near you on Wednesday, Oct. 4.
If you’re in downtown Asheville on Saturday, Sept. 9, and see people dashing down the sidewalks in blue outfits and other formal attire, don’t be alarmed. These costumed folks are out reveling in the name of the Asheville Area Arts Council’s Indigo Color Ball, a sight unseen for two years — and in many ways, even longer.
Beyond the astronomic phenomenon, Asheville’s Solar Eclipse Festival features food vendors, the Splashville interactive fountain and solar-inspired music curated by DJ Kipper of Mix 96.5.
On Wednesday, July 26 , Amanda Giacomini will bring her mural project 10,000 Buddhas to Asheville. For two days, the artist will add to her ever-increasing count, as she works on the Walnut Street side of the Social Lounge.
‘Streets of Ashe,’ is a series of portraits by photographer Elia Lehman. Starting Friday, July 14, the work will be on display at Pink Dog Creative.
Art, says Joseph Pearson, helps facilitate conversation, which can lead to a better understanding among groups and individuals. The challenge, he notes, is getting people to address and discuss the issues in the first place.
Historic Grovewood Village, located on property adjacent to the Omni Grove Park Inn, celebrated the centennial of Biltmore Industries with a full day of tours, lectures and a cake cutting on June 17.
In conjunction with the release of his new book, Grisham has taken to the road for the first time in 25 years, making appearances at independent bookstores from Vermont to Tennessee. Xpress caught up with the prolific author during his stop at Malaprop’s.
Tyson will present the talk “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies” at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Tuesday, June 13.
This season, two new events — the Better Dads Festival and Xpand Fest — are launching in downtown Asheville. A little further out in Hot Springs, ballad singers and hikers are coming together to celebrate the Bluff Mountain Festival’s 22nd year.