One night, two openings

First up, Castell Photography held an opening reception for the jurried exhibit, Manipulated. Here’s gallery owner Brie Castell outside the 2C Wilson Alley space:

Here’s the gallery, inside:

And some of the art on exhibit:

Winning pieces:

The DJ:

And specialty cocktails in the making:

Next up, ZaPow!, a gallery space and artist develop/resource business, opened its doors. The studio reported, via Twitter a successful launch: “Thanks Asheville for making our Grand Opening Awesome! We sold 131 prints and pieces of art at our Grand Opening!” Here’s why…

Co-owner Lauren Johnson (her husband Matt is the other ZaPow! mastermind) works the register:

Some of the comic book/fantasy/cartoon/anime/poster-inspired art:

The space, from inside and out:


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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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3 thoughts on “One night, two openings

  1. AshevilleNCNative

    Congratulations to the new business owners. Best of luck to you on your respective business ventures.

  2. Ashevegasjoe

    I feel thew “one night, two openings” title is a little misleading. I thought the pix would be totally different.

  3. graphicgirl73

    I don’t know how Zapow will make it but if they can last more than a year more power to them.
    I am still amazed that the photography gallery is still open. I didn’t know Asheville’s economy could support such a thing.

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