At just 240 square feet, The Project House Gallery is Asheville’s newest, most intimate exhibit space, and curator Marghe Means’ latest, most radical project.
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Podcast series ‘Palimpsest’ releases its third season
“Palimpsest” releases new episodes bi-weekly on Tuesdays.
Valentine’s Day happenings in and around Asheville
Asheville’s newest Valentine’s Day soirée doesn’t quite embody traditional romance.
Asheville Choral Society celebrates black composers with fall concert
‘The Deepness of Blue’ signals intentionality. Though the chorus has several members of color, ACS has invited singers from other local choruses and African American musicians, including soloists and a pianist, to participate.
Fall festival remains a constant for John C. Campbell Folk School
“Traditionally, our Fall Festival is a time for celebrating our Appalachian heritage with our vibrant community of locals, students, staff and visitors,” says Jerry Jackson.
Craft After Dark celebration and silent auction supports art grads
Entertainment will feature the Confluence Trio during the VIP reception (5:30-7 p.m.) and DJ Marley Carroll during the main event. Brian Fleetwood, a 2012 Windgate Fellow based in Santa Fe, will also provide a make-your-own wearable brooch station.
Local fashion leaders reinvent couture, Asheville style
Local designers are challenging the area’s casual-meets-utilitarian ethos. Mothers are creating delicate tops with salmon scalloping, artists are recycling flower petals to dye dresses and long-time West Ashevillians are importing French lace for sexy intimates.
Asheville Zine Fest spotlights a ‘community many didn’t know existed’
The Asheville Zine Fest now fills a regional need, attracting some 300 guests and 40 vendors, including notable local authors like F.T. Lukens.
Free local summer festival takes on global issues
“We believe that building healthy communities requires education, but that to sustain and uplift those healthy communities you need to ensure education is fun, authentic and organic,” says Morgan Markowitz, Xpand Fest’s operations director.
Poet modernizes Asheville opera scene with a sensual, two-man production
Premiering Friday, May 11 at the Asheville Masonic Temple, When Adonis Calls reveals the intimate exchanges between an older, been-there, done-that-type writer and a young, eager fan.
Fundraiser educates on the perils of pollution
Funds raised benefit GreenWorks’ Youth Environmental Leadership Program, an outreach initiative that provides young adults ages 16-19 with environmental career exploration opportunities.
Three-day festival celebrates a fictional pop icon’s off-Broadway debut
Iggy Ingler is partnering with Owly Cat Productions to stage his iteration of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (in which he plays the lead role) at The Grey Eagle, Friday-Sunday, March 30-April 1.
Storytellers share tales to benefit Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch
On Sunday, March 18, Christian will join three other renowned tellers — David Novak, Elena Diana Miller and Donna Marie Todd — in presenting A Patchwork of Stories at the Folk Art Center.
Weeklong festival recognizes a Jazz Age giant and educates the community on mental illness
Now in its third year, and with more events than ever before, the weeklong Celebrate Zelda! festival, running Friday, March 9, to Friday, March 16, includes art exhibits, cocktail parties, gaming competitions and more.
Nonprofit promotes art and fellowship on Bluff Mountain
“From its earliest days, even before it took its more-or-less permanent form as a 501(c)(3), Azule was integral to the Shelton-Laurel and Bluff communities it existed in,” says the organization’s coordinator, Alicia Araya.
Urban Bush Women dance toward liberation
“We are helping communities realize that racism affects us all. It’s not just people of color,” says Chanon Judson, associate artistic director for Urban Bush Women. “But we also push the conversation beyond racism. We ask ourselves and our audiences, ‘How can we set the pace for liberation?’”
Nasty women and bad hombres exhibition benefits Planned Parenthood
“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.”
Asheville trio celebrates the music of female Americana artists
Anya Hinkle, Aubrey Eisenman and Amanda Anne Platt will present ‘Women in Music: A Tribute to Iconic Female Artists’ on Saturday, Jan. 6, at Isis Music Hall.
Ellington Underground kicks off 2018 from the S&W Cafeteria building
On Sunday, Dec. 31, the venue will ring in 2018 with performances from soulful blues group The Broadcast and jazz-funk opener Window Cat.
Painter adorns Asheville businesses with unusual yuletide scenes
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.
Distinguished storytellers gather for TELLEBRATION!
Founded in 1988 by the late J.G. Pinkerton, TELLEBRATION! is a trademarked event that invites guilds from across the world to host a celebration in their own city the weekend before Thanksgiving. Doug Elliott will be joined by Asheville Storytelling Circle’s Chet Allen, Lee Lyons, Mary White and Becky Stone.