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.
Asheville City Council has appointed K. Johnson Bowles, Vice President for Advancement at Warren Wilson College, to serve a three-year term with the Public Art & Cultural Commission beginning June 30. Along with the Asheville art community, Bowles has been involved in public art initiatives across the country.
Buncombe County Schools began serving free meals for local children on Monday, June 16, expecting demand to pass the 86,000 meals it served during last year’s program. A full list of participating locations can be found at the school board’s website.
The Asheville Police Department requests the public’s help in identifying the armed robber who targeted Baymont Inn on Hendersonville Road on June 6. Anyone with information is urged to call the Asheville Police Department at 828-252-1110 or Asheville-Buncombe Crime Stoppers at 828-255-5050.
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 […]
A local visual artist has volunteered to paint a 24-foot mural in Pack Square Park to honor Shindig on the Green’s equally enormous history. The project is being supported by local groups including Folkmoot USA and the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area who are holding a fundraiser for it this Sunday.
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 […]
Silver River Center for Chair Caning will be the nation’s first chair caning school and museum, bringing a centuries-old craft to Asheville’s modern-day riverside.
118 North Carolina students, staff and parents will tour Europe with the North Carolina Ambassadors European Tour this summer. Students from Hendersonville High, McDowell High and T.C. Roberson High were chosen to represent the region as they perform in seven countries across the continent.
On Saturday, June 6, Burial Beer Co. released its Skillet Donut Stout in 16-ounce cans. The canned breakfast stout will be available at the brewery’s taproom and select local retailers.
Joshua Messick and his acoustic instrumental band, Acoustic Storm, along with Houston-based cellist will perform at White Horse Black Mountain on July 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
Tiki torches lined the lawn outside both of Catawba Brewing Co.’s Asheville locations as the brewery offered customers a tropical getaway to celebrate the brewery’s 16th anniversary and the annual release of its King Coconut porter.
Not all Asheville Beer Week events are strictly about the brew. On Memorial Day, Twin Leaf Brewery celebrated both physical fitness and beer with its Run Like a Girl event, which supported Girls on the Run.
Although Suzy Salwa Phillips helped establish Asheville’s food truck scene several years ago with her mobile business, Gypsy Queen Cuisine, she now has plans to open a brick-and-mortar shop in West Asheville. Why is Phillips making the shift from truck to storefront and what does she have planned?
Wicked Weed Brewing launched a second helping of the Funkatorium’s bottled Angel series with the release of the apricot-packed Golden Angel on Sunday, May 24.