Press release from Asheville Art Museum: The Asheville Art Museum is thrilled to have recently acquired a new work titled My Big Black America by artist Wesley Clark through its newly formed Acquisition Response Team (A.R.T.), a support network for acquiring prominent and exciting works of art that require rapid funding and quick decision-making. Intricately […]
’Tis the season for holiday art and craft pop-up shops. Bookmark this post: We’ll add others as we find out about them.
McDaniel has also published two books, including the 2014 poetry and short-story hybrid Misty’s Blues, and is currently at work on a novel. “My community, the African-American community, has been supportive,” she says. “You have to build up your fan base — you have to leave your readers wanting more.”
“What I like about writing the songs is a journey — bringing people through a subject,” Taylor says. “Either expanding on one emotion or bringing something full circle.”
Local indie-pop artist Ian Ridenhour just launched his latest music video, filmed by Kira Bursky, on PopMatters.com.
‘Perhaps She Has a Pink Vest’ opens Friday, Dec. 1, in the Asheville Area Arts Council’s Host Gallery.
Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville’s Dance Program will present two performances – the Fall Dance Sharing, both beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, in Belk Theatre on campus. These performances are free and everyone is welcome to attend. Student and faculty works will be presented, with […]
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.
Press release from Pat Franklin, organizer of Madison Has Heart: Like the steep and winding roads through his childhood home place of Walnut, NC, Michael Cody’s career path has followed a rambling, roundabout route. From a child of the hills, to a brush with songwriting fame in Music City USA that produced a Glen Campbell […]
He’ll lead the symphony on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m., at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
The concert, with compositions spanning 300 years, takes place Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Thomas Wolf Auditorium.
HomeWord’s monthly slams are open to all interested students and the slam team is selected, based on points accrued, from those events. A pool of 50-75 youth poets is culled to the six who represent Asheville on the national level.
Press release from the Grove Arcade: The historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville is a distinctive place to visit any time of year. From Nov. 17 to Jan. 4, Grove Arcade guests also can recapture the holiday magic of yesteryear with the annual Winter Wonderland celebration. The Nov. 17 opening-night festivities from 5-8 p.m. include […]
Information from mountainofwords.org: Why are these amazing authors and community advocates donating their time to support the work of Asheville Writers in the Schools and Community (AWITSC)? Why should you sponsor one (or more!) of them with a tax-deductible donation? Because AWITSC ignites social change through the power of the arts, culture and restorative self […]
Press release from WNC Historical Association: The Western North Carolina Historical Association is pleased to host the 62nd annual presentation of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award honoring 2017 winner, Julia Franks for her debut novel Over the Plain Houses! 2017 Finalists for they award are: Wilma Dykeman, Family of Earth; Daniel Pierce, Hazel Creek; […]
Press release from Cody Blackbird: Multi-award winning fusion musician Cody Blackbird and his band have received the prestigious “Group of the Year” award at the 2017 Native American Music Awards, and will be bringing their unique style of music to White Horse Black Mountain in Black Mountain NC on November 18th 2017 with the show […]
Press release from David Joe Miller: David Joe Miller continues his ever popular WORD! series with Michael Reno Harrell’s “Home For The Holidays” show on Wednesday December 13th at Habitat Tavern and Commons, 174 Broadway St. in downtown Asheville. Doors open at 6:15pm for seating and the show will begin at 7pm. This show will […]
Press release from Warren Wilson College: The last time alumna Elizabeth Kostova lectured at Warren Wilson College, her discussion focused on Eastern Europe and her first book, “The Historian.” Twelve years later, The New York Times bestselling novelist returns as the Harwood-Cole Memorial Lecturer. This time, Kostova will present “The Moral of the Story: Research, […]
Press release from Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center: With help from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA), we will be moving to 120 College Street in September 2018 with the opening of Between Form and Content: Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence and Black Mountain College. We are very grateful and pleased to announce […]
Press release from Mountain BizWorks: The RFP process serves to identify speakers for the creative entrepreneurship workshop series. As speaking opportunities emerge, applications will be considered from RFP respondents on topics identified by 300+ maker business owners in the region. Topics include: scaling your business, e-commerce, product photography and exporting (see Workshop Schedule below for […]
Press release from David Joe Miller: David Joe Miller’s WORD! series of spoken word events will feature the newly crowned champions of the National Story Slam in Jonesborough Tennessee. Held this past October. This was the National Festival’s fifth National Story Slam and was held at the prestigious 45th annual National Storytelling Festival where David […]