Since relocating to Asheville in 2012, illustrator Geneva B. has sought to create joyful images.
Artists on the River Arts District building’s second floor throw a party to encourage an early spring.
The group exhibition on climate change opens Feb. 3 at Pink Dog Gallery.
The four-day multidisciplinary arts festival, which runs Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 25-28, is the place for artists to showcase new, innovative works. Subthemes for this year’s Fringe include experimental art, fringey fun, raw emotion, social justice and the wildly weird.
In conjunction with a new exhibition showcasing seven decades of his work, the Black Mountain College alumnus gives a gallery talk Jan. 19 at the BMC Museum + Arts Center.
Mountain Xpress is now accepting art, photos, essays and poetry from K-12 students for the 2018 Kids Issue. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 9. The theme: “Let’s fix it!”
“I thought it would be cool if the line went out the door and people were fighting over artwork,” organizer Kristin Schoonover says of last year’s inaugural exhibition. “That’s exactly how it was. The space was so packed.”
But even as the artist’s active imagination leaps from idea to idea, there is a through line to her work. Cubist forms, tactile qualities and bold hues inhabit each piece is varying configurations.
“People can think of it as a visual psychic reading, but I can’t guarantee what the messages will be,” artist Racquel Wilkins explains. “Art is for beauty and upliftment. … The soul portraits aim to take people to a higher level where they can see that we’re all connected.”
Scenes include yetis downing hoppy porters and devils skipping with lanterns. At Diamond Thieves Piercing and Tattoo, a grizzled skeleton even dons a big, red Santa Claus costume.
At noon on Friday, Jan. 19, visitors will get an in-depth look at Norton’s yet-to-be-revealed 2017 gift during one of the museum’s Art Break events.
“Zolas Embrace (peaceful earth)” is the latest mural at Pink Dog Creative. The image is a call for love and unity.
The latest galleries to arrive in Asheville focus on a number of different medias, from acrylic paintings to sculpture and functional glassware to lettering.
A trio of Australia-based scholars and artists discuss and perform works at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center on Dec. 13.
’Tis the season for holiday art and craft pop-up shops. Bookmark this post: We’ll add others as we find out about them.
Curated by Joshua Marc Levy, the group show of gig posters by local illustrators runs through Sunday, Jan. 7, at Push Skate Shop and Gallery.
‘Perhaps She Has a Pink Vest’ opens Friday, Dec. 1, in the Asheville Area Arts Council’s Host Gallery.
Beginning Friday, Dec. 1, Terry Taylor’s latest series, Re:Views, will be on display at 305 Hillside Street. The three-day exhibit will feature Taylor’s creative endeavors over the last seven years.
Some Asheville-based arts organizations are focused on more than teaching technique to those in search of a new skill. Sure, learning how to use the tools is no small accomplishment, but these initiatives use artwork to expand horizons, explore self and community and heal wounds both physical and emotional.
The exhibit of 13 local artists, representing an array of skin colors, ages, genders and backgrounds, runs through Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Asheville Area Arts Council.