What would you do if you had superpowers for a day? Xpress wants to know! Submit student art, essays and poems by Feb. 8 to be considered for the 2019 Kids Issues.
Inspired by “Emily Dickinson’s Patreon” by Riane Konc in The New Yorker, Xpress dreamed up for arts-related Kickstarter projects (led by local and international personalities) that would surely be worth funding — if only for the choice perks.
In Western North Carolina, 2018 held numerous examples of the arts-infused actions aimed at collective liberation.
There are countless ways to see out the old year and welcome the new one. Read on for parties, concerts, dances and more.
While this city still has a long way to go to when it comes to equity and representation of diversity within the local art scene, 2018 showed strides in that direction.
Costumes and comic books Batman: 2018 was a big year for geek culture in Asheville.
Each year, Xpress publishes the thoughtful, vibrant and engaging creative work of Western North Carolina K-12 students, along with listings of local and regional summer camps. The 2019 theme is “24-hour Superpowers” and the submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 8.
Curious about holiday markets? Check out these pop-ups planned around Asheville.
“Asheville Through Brown Eyes,” with work by Joseph Pearson, Jenny Pickens, Valeria Watson, Noel Jefferson, James Love, Viola Spells and Cleaster Cotton, opens Friday, Dec. 7, in the Asheville Area Art Gallery’s Thom Robinson and Ray Griffin Exhibition Space.
The North Carolina native shares her political satire graphic novel Dec. 1 at Firestorm Books & Coffee.
The holiday art event returns for its 10th year, Dec. 1-2 at the U.S. Cellular Center.
Asheville-based artist Gloria Gaffney’s outdoor painting debuts Nov. 22.
The new 15,000-square-foot gallery will display work of regional and national fine and craft artists on the lower two floors.
This year, the 17th for the event, features the work of local designer Denise Carbonell.
There will be many local artists, including Asheville-based illustrators Gregory Dickens, Wayne Bernstein, Elizabeth Albright and Jarrett Rutland.
Eric Baden saw the opportunity to “take another issue of urgency, which has to do with care for the environment,” he says, “and the fact that, just like Asheville has a big craft community, there’s also a really important climate-based community.”
The self-guided tours of North Asheville artists’ studios runs Oct. 27-28.
Woman-owned businesses are the norm in Weaverville’s downtown district, a bustling hamlet that puts the lie to the notion of small towns as sleepy places where nothing much ever happens.
While in Cotignac, France, this summer, Colie had a show at Cercle des Arts, the gallery attached to her village’s 16th century church. Now back in Asheville, she is readying a collection that will hang in ananda hair studio for three months.
The collection of artists slated to appear at the Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14 festival in the River Arts District is fringey, women-led, often queer-identifying, and less white-centric than the typical Western North Carolina music festival.
During this nationally celebrated event, held Friday, Oct. 5-Wednesday, Oct. 14, studios and galleries throughout the country open their doors to shine a spotlight on handmade craft in all its forms.