The Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center launches its Black Mountain location with an exhibition of Phil Kurz’s artwork and writing on April 14.
Events take place Thursday-Sunday, April 12-15, at UNC Asheville, Malaprop’s and the Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Asheville campus.
Along with exhibitions, concerts, readings, dance performances and a ceramics sale, Arts Fest also offers installations and presentations aimed at engaging students and the broader Asheville community.
This year’s events, which take place Monday-Thursday, April 2-5, include writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and culminates in an event with Pulitzer, Emmy and Obie (among others) award-winning playwright Tony Kushner.
Today, at age 85, Wheeler shows little sign of slowing down. Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout is a highly enjoyable chronicle, following a young boy in Boone County, W.V. through a fascinating lifetime, rubbing elbows with Elvis, Chet Atkins and countless other musical peers.
With a far out feeling, voting has begun for the beloved annual Best of WNC awards. Only you can decide who’ll be feelin’ it in the new summer of love, when winners are announced this August. You have until 11:59 p.m. on the night of Saturday, April 28 to complete your ballot and make sure your voice is heard. […]
“Let your feelings fly to be a/part of this world”
The local writer reads from his second Channey Moran action/thriller on March 29 at Malaprop’s.
“There is a pretty big problem in Asheville. It’s racism.”
“However, a problem that is often overlooked is children in hospitals or shelters without comfort. This is the problem I acted upon by volunteering for Project Linus and making a security blanket for a baby in need.”
“We would attract more bugs like butterflies and bees to school, and we would waste less. It would help us and the animals.”
“The glimmer of joy dances in front of you/you latch on with all your might:/maybe there’s a chance for a redo?”
“How to help: Don’t treat people based on how they look or who they are; respect them.”
“Eat it up or when you’re through, compost it or give it to someone new!”
“A theme I have heard before is ‘ignorance is bliss,’ but the truth is, it’s not, and people suffer from ignorance every day. Stereotypes, bigotry and prejudice are all a type of ignorance, and I refuse to accept these as any form of bliss.”
“Making a difference is hard, but you can do it in your school, work or even your home. You don’t have to be famous to change the world. You can be 11, in school and just an average student.”
On Sunday, March 18, Christian will join three other renowned tellers — David Novak, Elena Diana Miller and Donna Marie Todd — in presenting A Patchwork of Stories at the Folk Art Center.
Now in its third year, and with more events than ever before, the weeklong Celebrate Zelda! festival, running Friday, March 9, to Friday, March 16, includes art exhibits, cocktail parties, gaming competitions and more.
After coming so close to the brink of failure, how did Pink Floyd recover? That’s a question Kopp tries to answer in his book Reinventing Pink Floyd, which he’ll launch Thursday, March 8, at Malaprop’s.
The Community Author Award will provide Marshall a yearlong residency in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library, where she’ll enjoy a study carrel and access to campus resources.
On their current tour, Gibson is donating $1 from each ticket to Black Lives Matter. “This is an art form that is celebrated and occupied by a lot of marginalized people, specifically folks of color,” Gibson says of spoken-word.