Sculptor Ron Kane, from apprentice­ships to “Gates of Paradise”

Ron Kane worked as a carpenter on more than 38 movie sets and for four years apprenticed to Egyptian King Faruq’s sculptor Mustaf Naguib, but his career came to a sudden halt when he injured his spine on the set of Road to Perdition. Kane has since settled in a Candler-based warehouse-turned-living space where he crafts wooden artwork for customers. He has also created The Next Step for Humanity — the first of a 50-sculpture series called “Gates of Paradise” — and practices a low-key lifestyle he discovered through Sufism.

Quick dish: A slice of Greece at Papa’s Pizza

Although Papa’s Pizza’s location on New Leicester Highway is removed from the bustle of the Asheville food scene, owner Kostas Dotsikas‘s vision is one familiar to downtown foodies: Greek dishes made from scratch with local ingredients. Dotsikas bought Papa’s Pizza in 2002 and runs it with the help of his sister; wife, Amy Dotsikas; and parents, Jimmy and Tina Dotsikas, who […]

WNC Highlands Celtic Festival announces events schedule

WNC Highlands Celtic Festival updated its event page with a schedule of events and list of vendors. The Irish School for Dance will perform traditional Irish dancing and Carolina Ceili, Bare Knuckle Quartet, Tuatha Dea, Cutthroat Shamrock and Rathkeltair will perform live Celtic music. Vendors include House of Douglas Bakery, Scottish Leather, Highland Stone and […]