Center for Craft, Creativity and Design announces 2013 Craft Research Fund Recipients

Full details here: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2013 Craft Research Fund grants. This year, 11 organizations, curators, scholars, and graduate students will receive a total of $95,000 to support and expand scholarly craft research, exhibitions, catalogs, and projects in the United States, including […]

White Elephant Parade blends participation and performance on July 28

Details, from La Reina Productions: On Sunday, July 28, a collaboration of local artists, performers and enthusiasts will parade along-side and across Highway 240, into the River Arts District. Their goals are both to reclaim unused public space, and to facilitate the discarding of unused objects in a ceremonial style. The parade will end in […]

AIA Asheville presents “Architecture Between Mountain and Valley,” a talk by Marlon Blackwell

AIA Asheville presents “Architecture Between Mountain and Valley,” a talk by AIA National award winning architect Marlon Blackwell, on Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m. at the Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. Blackwell creates contemporary, sustainable buildings inspired by the local environment. His work, which is primarily in the Ozark Mountains around Fayetteville, Arkansas, should resonate […]

Asheville Art Museum celebrates first anniversary of its expansion with a party on Saturday

Full details here: As of March 23, the Asheville Art Museum celebrates the first anniversary of its successful Art works PRIMED interim expansion project. Beginning in late 2011 and unveiled to the public on March 23, 2012, PRIMED resulted in a major transformation of the Museum, temporarily expanding operations to adjacent facilities to better accommodate […]

UNC Asheville hosts N.C. poet laureate Joseph Bathanti

Details from the college: “An Evening with N.C. Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti,” presented by UNC Asheville’s Creative Writing Program and the university’s Literature Club, takes place on the campus beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, in Karpen Hall’s Laurel Forum. Bathanti, professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University, was named N.C. Poet Laureate […]

Doreyl Ammons Cain wins $500 grant for “On Hallowed Ground” mural project

Details here: “Regional fine artist and muralist Doreyl Ammons Cain, from Jackson County, recently received a $500 grant award from the Jackson County Arts Council towards her Dillsboro mural project, ‘On Hallowed Ground.’ This grant will help Cain to continue the Dillsboro mural project. She has finished the rough sketch of the mural and has […]

Scary rock’n’roll band to play Static Age tonight, check out AshevilleFM’s in-studio with Lantern

If Asheville Free Media co-manager Kim Roney says the show is going to rock your socks off, it will. More here: We’d give you more details but the event page is sparse: Static Age is located at 82 N. Lexington Ave.

Morrissey postpones Orange Peel show, official statement here

The Orange Peel released this today, per Morrissey’s publicist: “Following hospital treatment, Morrissey has been diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer and the upcoming engagements in Asheville, N.C., Nashville, Tenn., Atlanta, Ga., Lawrence, Kan., Clear Lake, Iowa and Lincoln, Neb. will need to be rescheduled. Morrissey is expected to make a full recovery and thanks everyone […]

REHappening looks for artists of all sorts, deadline is Dec. 15

Details, from the MAP: Attention artists, performers and musicians: The next {Re}Happening will take place on the former grounds of Black Mountain College on Saturday, April 6, and we hope you will be a participant. In the spirit of Black Mountain College, {RE}Happening sets the stage for artists to incorporate spontaneity, experimentation, audience participation and/or […]

Asheville Area Arts Council and River Arts District Business Assoc. to hold brainstorming sessions

Details here: The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) and River Arts District Business Association (RADBA) are offering the second round of Artist Business Brainstorm Sessions in January and February. For more information and to sign up (required): Artist Business Brainstorm Sessions are by donation one-on-one brainstorming opportunities for artist entrepreneurs with professionals in the […]