Asheville Art Museum receives a grant to support student learning through art

Press release Asheville Art Museum receives a grant to support student learning through art The Asheville Art Museum has been awarded a grant of $11,190 by the Perry N. Rudnick Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation of Henderson County. The grant will be used to support the implementation of the Asheville Art Museum’s Literacy Through […]

Moogfest announces performer lineup

Moogfest announces performer lineup Moogfest announces one-third of the musical acts performing at the upcoming technology, art and music festival. The event takes place April 23-27 in downtown Asheville. Headliners include German electronic band Kraftwek (which began in Düsseldorf in 1970). They’ll perform three 3-D shows. Phase two ticket sales begin today with prices ranging […]

Urban farming series begins in January at the Hendersonville Community Co-op

Press release Urban farming series begins in January at the Hendersonville Community Co-op In January of 2014, the Hendersonville Community Co-op will once again offer an affordable and fun way to learn more about your own Urban Farming potential. We have gathered a few local experts to help us learn our way to backyard sustainability […]

Winter JAM sessions on Wednesdays in January at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

Press release Winter JAM sessions on Wednesdays in January at Black Mountain Center for the Arts Music fills the air during the holidays. Music fills the air every Wednesday at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts where the next JAM sessions are starting up again in January. Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) are in 3rd- […]

Community center: Sisters Leah and Chloe Smith of Rising Appalachia have developed their approach to music, performance and touring to include outreach and connection to the communities they visit. Photo by Melisa Cardona

Outward bound

If you made a word cloud from a conversation with sisters Leah and Chloe Smith, “community” would be the most heavily weighted term. Music, art, family and travel are all prominent themes, but it’s community that runs like a thread throughout the Smiths’ lives, and the on- and off-stage work of their band, Rising Appalachia. […]

The 2014 William Matthews Poetry Prize accepts submisisons

Press release The 2014 William Matthews Poetry Prize accepts submisisons We are now considering submissions for the 2014 William Matthews Poetry Prize! Final Judge for 2014: Billy Collins First Place: $1,000, publication in Asheville Poetry Review, and a featured reading at Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville Second Place: $250, publication, and a featured reading at Malaprop’s […]