Nick Raynolds’ new exhibit, Externalities, marks a shift in his artistic approach. After decades creating works of realism, he’s now embracing elements of the surreal and abstract.
Though no stranger to showing his work throughout the country, Layton Hower’s latest exhibit, “Everything is Endlessly Vast,” marks his debut in Asheville.
On Sept. 1, local poet Jessica Jacobs launched the nonprofit Yetzirah, the first literary organization in the U.S. for Jewish poets. Now, she is preparing to bring poets from around the country and world to Asheville for a five-day conference.
New Buncombe County library director Jason Hyatt talks about changing roles for libraries and why he kissed a pig.
Xpress speaks with local book club organizers and participants about the unique ways in which these groups create community.
Directors and curators from local college and university galleries speak to the benefits of student and faculty exhibits.
While most nonprofits must stay focused on their specific cause, suggests board member Caroline Avery, the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s adaptable structure helps it pivot quickly to meet new challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic or the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Fred in 2021. “The community foundation is a charitable Gumby,” she says.
With roughly 250 works by some of today’s most visible artists, local collectors Randy Shull and Hedy Fischer discuss the future of their unintended collection.
Local photographer Carol Spagnuola celebrates Asheville’s tenacious restaurants and breweries in her latest exhibit.
In 16 paintings, local artist Connie Bostic pays tribute to the many local Black women who cared for white children in the first half of the 20th century.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective serves up Mixed Fandango, a new romantic comedy by Asheville playwright Travis Lowe about three Baltimore couples navigating a turkey day fraught with mishaps.
The Asheville Art Museum re-opens with two major exhibitions, Intersections in American Art and Appalachia Now!
Different Strokes is the first resident theater company at The Wortham Center (formerly known as The Diana Wortham Theatre). That partnership and the Tina McGuire Theatre debut with the premiere of Different Strokes’ production, ‘The Education of Ted Harris,’ on Thursday, Sept. 12.
Becky Stone, a professional storyteller in Asheville for 30 years, organizes SAFP for the Asheville Storytelling Circle. “We want to showcase story in all of its forms,” she says.
Remember those “Keep Asheville Weird” bumper stickers? Local playwright Peter Lundblad reminds us of them fondly, if ruefully, in his brainy new satire Buncombe Tower onstage through Sunday, June 2, at The Magnetic Theatre. His clever conceit is to gather a small tribe of Asheville types in an alternate universe called Wolfe City. It’s the near […]
Like all great children’s classics, it’s wise nonsense for audiences of all ages.
It may not have the subtlety and wit of “Saturday Night Live” sketches, which it resembles, but Action Move: The Play, written by Chicago-based playwrights Joe Faust and Richard Ragsdale, is very much in the spirit of The Magnetic Theatre’s original satires.
Special Needs traces Pierce’s journey from victim to vanquisher as he discovers how our stories shape us.