Many splendors

To create is to preserve love
I deliver this bind unto you

— Cupid Clark Roney
Photos by Jonathan Welch

Lance Wille, musician, and Suzie Millions, artist. Co-owners of Hand-cranked Letterpress.

I wanna love you night and day
you know my love a-not fade away
— Buddy Holly

Artist Courtney Chappell and musician Shane Perlowin.

The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere,
they're in each other all along.
— Rumi

Kip Veno and Franzi Charen, Hip Replacements.

It's such a crazy, crazy feeling
I get weak in the knees.
— Wanda Jackson

June Allison, designer, and Aaron Thomas, chef and co-owner of Nine Mile.


Let us roll all our strength, and all
Our sweetness, up into one ball.
— Andrew Marvell

David McConville and Nicole McConville. David is co-founder of The Eluminati, Nicole is a painter.

Love is enough:
though the World be a-waning.
— William Morris

Susan Collard and Giles Collard, Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre.


Dance me to your beauty
with a burning violin.
— Leonard Cohen

Charlie Flynn-McIver and Angie Flynn-McIver, N.C. Stage Company.

For nothing this wide universe I call
Save thou, my rose, in it thou art my all
— Ol' Billy Shakespeare

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5 thoughts on “Many splendors

  1. meg

    Lovely piece, but in a town with so many in love with someone of the same gender, where is the representation in this piece?

  2. Bugg

    Because they aren’t drinking at Bobo and the Vault with the rest of the Xpress staff?

  3. Rebecca Sulock

    Thank you for pointing out what’s missing from the piece; these are good points. We hope to do something similar again, and would love to hear suggestions and ideas for creative couples in WNC. Also, watch for our wedding guide in next week’s issue, which will highlight more varieties of love in our community.

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