Burnsville resident Katherine Savage feels a unique kinship with a small patch of ground on the campus of Warren Wilson College. The 5-foot by 60-foot plot was home this year to a crop of flax, a traditional Southern Appalachian fiber plant, which she is helping process into linen that she will someday wear as her burial shroud.
Community leaders and local musicians bring the annual celebration of African American culture online, a local screenwriter’s film debuts online and more area arts news.
Open Hearts and Ian Wilkinson collaborate, ACT premieres Maria Young’s new play and more area arts news.
An annual event pivots to online, Different Wrld readies to open in the former Mothlight space and more area arts news.
The Porch, Street Creature Puppets and Asheville Improv Collective are among the area organizations that have been displaced since March.
The local resident discusses his experience designing and building The Negotiator and the new sense of purpose that the process instilled in him.
The Asheville native is hard at work on her next major project, plus other recent news from the local arts scene.
The Center for Craft’s new exhibit will be on display through Oct. 30.
The 73rd annual event makes its digital debut July 16-19.
Cogswell’s initial goals for the gallery were that she would pursue whatever she felt like making and that the space would serve as a place for her to engage directly with people through her work.
The Asheville gallery has four new exhibits running through Aug. 28, including one featuring local photographer Ralph Burns’ shots of the city, 1975-1999.
The Asheville gallery’s new online exhibition doubles as a fundraiser for nonprofits fighting for justice and equality.
Proceeds from local ceramicist Libba Tracy’s series benefit Bounty & Soul and the Black Mountain Center for the Arts.
For three local makers and educators, keeping art available is important to the local economy and to the Asheville area’s need for creative outlets as part of recovery from COVID-19 and quarantine.
Executive directors from the John C. Campbell Folk School, Penland School of Craft and Tryon Arts & Crafts School share their experiences since COVID-19 changed their seasonal plans.
Artistic modalities aren’t gendered any more than, say, cuisines, dance styles or literary genres. Yet, historically, certain forms of making have been more associated with female-bodied people (fiber arts and jewelry design among them) while other skill sets, such as electronics, blacksmithing and welding, have been associated with male artists. “I really like being able […]
“Superstition” is the theme of the 13th City-sanctioned parade, which takes place Feb. 23.
A heartfelt thanks is in order, to the 414 individuals who donated to 2019’s Give!Local partner nonprofits, generating a total impact of $178,804. Every dollar goes directly to local nonprofits making a difference in the WNC community. Mountain Xpress’ fifth annual campaign to raise funds and awareness for local organizations benefiting the community has nearly […]
The show is set to open on Friday, Jan. 24. A wide array of accompanying programs, from music and spoken word to workshops and film screenings, run through April 25.
Not only is purchasing handmade goods more inspirational than stressful, buying local puts more cash into the pockets of area artists and back into the local economy.
The 50th edition of the annual folk dance camp returns to Blue Ridge Assembly, Nov. 28-Dec. 1.