When it comes to furnishing and decorating an abode, Ashevilleans also vary in taste and style. Xpress spoke to The Regeneration Station and the Shelter Design Studio for ideas.
Local artist Neil Carroll’s exhibit of graffiti-inspired, mixed-media art and fine furniture opens July 13 at Grovewood Gallery.
Outdoor concerts, street dances, picnics with family (chosen or blood) and friends — all culminating in a fireworks spectacle — underscore the sweetness of a summer holiday.
Creations by Joshua Marc Levy, Greu and Travis Medford have an opening reception on June 28 at Push Skate Shop & Gallery.
Formerly known as the Tunnel Art Project, the over 250-foot mural occupies a real working tunnel connecting two main buildings of the Charles George VA Medical Center. Lead artist Jim Stilwell draws inspiration from the hospital’s residents and visitors.
On Friday, June 21, A Pastoral Palette — The Barn Whispers its Memories, will be held at Lenoir Rhyne University.
The 12th annual Mermaid Parade & Festival takes place on Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. in downtown Marshall. Myriad events are planned in celebration of the mermaid legend.
This year’s Xpand Fest takes place Saturday, June 8, in the South Slope neighborhood. Nashville-based funk-rock collective Dynamo headlines a lineup of otherwise Asheville-area entertainment.
The annual free, self-guided tour of the Asheville neighborhood’s 40-plus artists’ studios is set for May 25-26.
The opening reception for Open Hearts Art Center’s newest show takes place May 16.
On May 10, the exhibit In Times Like These will open at Pink Dog Creative. Immigration, greed, race, religion and the presidency of Donald Trump are among the topics explored on the page and captured on the canvas.
Arroyo’s work is popular at festivals such as Dragon Con and Illuxcon and appears on skateboards. “I’m a skateboarder and it’s pretty cool to ride my own deck,” he says.
The activism art show opens May 4 at Hazard Inks in Hendersonville.
Western Carolina University alum Tom Pazderka’s monthlong solo exhibit receives a preview reception at Bender Gallery on May 3.
Artists who show up on a regular basis have the opportunity to sell their creations at the Mending Art showcases and keep 100 percent of the profits.
Willey says people started gravitating to the project as soon as he started to work. “I’d turn around as I was painting, and there’d be a grandfather and a young girl with face piercings that didn’t know each other until they started talking about bees,” he says. “There was this connection that was happening.”
The photo essay exhibit of seemingly healthy women secretly battling chronic pain opens April 13 at The Block Off Biltmore.
The Cloud Show, which also includes work by Judit Just, Court McCracken, Carmelo Pampillonio and Neil Goss, will open in the Thom Robinson & Ray Griffin Exhibition Space on Friday, April 5.
Asheville-based artist Elizabeth Albright’s show of zoomorphic transformations of classic portraiture has an opening reception on April 5 at Downtown Books and News.
Local transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming artists’ work will be displayed and auctioned on March 31 at the Taylor Art Gallery.