Press release: Guitarist Tom Johanson performs at Flood Gallery Fine Art Center with Art opening July 29th Tom Johanson will open his art exhibition titled “Repurposed Found and Pirated Altered Art at Flood Gallery Fine Art Center, 2160 Hwy 70, Swannanoa, NC and performing original music influenced by folk flamenco jazz and psychedelic surf rock […]
Press release: Craft After Dark Gala After Party at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Thursday, August 10, 2017 8-10 pm (following the reception and dinner honoring Stoney Lamar) $50 (artists and young professionals), $100 (general admission) Crash the gala! Following a dinner in honor of artist and board member Stoney Lamar, The Center […]
Press release: The Asheville Art Museum has received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in support of the reinstallation of its Permanent Collection in the Museum’s renovated building, scheduled to open in late 2018. The Permanent Collection installation and first catalogue of the Museum’s Permanent Collection will consider multiple and […]
It was announced last month that John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown had selected Jerry Jackson as its new executive director. And this week, Penland School of Crafts in Penland named Maria “Mia” Hall as its next director.
Press release: Meisner Acting Technique Presentation & Scenes with Kelley Hinman Wednesday July 26, 2017, 7:00pm – 8:30pm at NC Stage Kelley Hinman (AEA, SAG-AFTRA), former student of legendary Sanford Meisner and certified teacher of Meisner technique, will be at NC Stage on July 26, 2017 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm to showcase scenes from his […]
The biannual event returns to the U.S. Cellular Center Friday, July 21, to Sunday, July 23.
Tam Tsu holds an album release show at The Mothlight on Thursday, Aug. 3, with House and Land and Nathan Olson.
Press release: Performance + Artist Talk with Make Noise Friday, July 21 7 pm – Free Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center 69 Broadway, Asheville, NC “We want our instruments to be an experience, one that will require us to change our trajectories and thereby impact the way we understand and imagine sound.” Make […]
Press release: During the month of July, UNC Asheville is hosting the annual Celebrating Middle School Success exhibition in the Karpen Hall lobby, featuring works of art by some 40 students from area schools. The exhibition is free and open to the public, weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A reception with the artists, hosted by […]
Press release: Someone once said, “If you start forgetting how things began, you stop beginning things.” With un-daunting energy and perseverance, Mike Lassiter spent six years traveling across the state of North Carolina, looking for the lifeblood of small towns, community icons and historic businesses—the beginnings of Tar Heel commerce, livelihoods, family enterprises. At first […]
Press release: Calling all rising 6th-12th graders (and their parents)! Biltmore Lake is hosting a summer book club opportunity : read 1,2 or all 3 books in the Charlie Dead series, attend 1 or 2 book club meetings, and meet the author Geoff Camphire at the third, for questions and autographs! The series just won […]
Press release: The Penland School of Crafts 32nd Annual Benefit Auction will take place on August 11 and 12 on the historic Penland campus, north of Asheville. The gala weekend event includes live and silent auctions, food, receptions at the Penland Gallery and the studios of Penland’s resident artists, and displays of work donated by […]
Press release: The WCU PRESENTS performance series, previously known as Galaxy of Stars brings professional artists from around the world to the Bardo Arts Center performance hall. Season Subscriptions and Multi-Pass Ticket Packs are now available to the public; single tickets will become available August 1. Season Subscriptions and Multi-Pass Ticket Packs are now available […]
Press release: Saluda volunteers quilted a Hobo Quilt in dedication to the “hobos” who lived along and traversed the nation’s railroads in trying times in America. This group presented the quilt to the board of the Saluda Historic Depot to be displayed along with other railroad artifacts and historical displays. Along with the quilt, the […]
Kingdom: A Drag King Showcase at Boiler Room in the Grove House, was intended to run as a sort of open mic, but after the inaugural show, organizer Viktor Grimm Couture was inundated with calls. He has already booked his twice-monthly events several dates in advance. Upcoming installations of Kingdom take place on Saturdays, July 8 and 22.
Press release: The campus of Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa serves as the home for the college’s program in continuing education, the Swannanoa Gathering, a series of week-long workshops in the folk arts, which draws students from as far away as Japan, Australia, France and Hong Kong to take classes in everything from fiddle to […]
Press release: Good friend and member of the Appalachian Barn Alliance, Jerry Jacover, has offered to do a FREE Book Talk about his novel– Murdoch’s Curse—A Saga of western North Carolina—to benefit the ABA. Join us on Monday, July 17 at 7pm at The Depot in downtown Marshall. After hearing about Jerry’s process in writing […]
Press release: David Joe Miller presents an incredibly special and rare WORD show, planned for Friday July 28th at Habitat Brewing and Commons featuring Asheville’s own original Story Lady, Gwenda Ledbetter and acclaimed blues musician and music historian, Scott Ainslie from Vermont. The doors will open at Habitat Commons, 174 Broadway in downtown Asheville at […]
Press release: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) debuts a new program series this summer that honors Asheville as “Craft City.” A thriving community of artists and a growing local food and drink scene defines the Asheville area for both lifelong residents and weekend visitors. At three outdoor pop-up studios this summer (July […]
Press release: People committed to Western North Carolina’s rich craft heritage can help create a new craft trail across our mountains. The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area seeks ideas and suggestions to develop the Blue Ridge Craft Trails over the next few years. The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s latest trail initiative will encourage cultural […]
Press release: Over the length of its 81st festival season, the Brevard Music Center (BMC) will host myriad concerts and special events celebrating the legendary 20th century composer Kurt Weill. This extraordinary “Festival Within A Festival” salutes Weill’s diverse legacy through symphony, opera, Broadway cabaret, film, and lecture events. Its centerpiece will be a fully-staged production of his “Broadway […]