PRESS RELEASE: Celebrate Rwandan Resilience Thursday, April 21 – 6-9:30 p.m.- Celebrate the Resilience of Rwanda. Benefit with music, food, entertainment. $25 adults/$10 children/ under 5 free FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The small central African nation of Rwanda is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful example. In the early 1990s it was the scene of […]
PRESS RELEASE: Waltz Into Spring Wednesday, April 20 – 7 p.m.- Wednesday Night Waltzes. Live music. $8 Contra dancing is a big deal in and around Asheville, and every gathering has its own personality and culture. One thing they share, though, is that they traditionally end with a waltz. As a couples dance the waltz […]
Mountain Xpress is pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize is our very own Arts & Entertainment editor and writer, Alli Marshall. Her story, “Catching Out,” was selected by author and prize judge, Ron Rash. With over 200 stories submitted, this year’s contest also marks the highest number of […]
Encaustic painter Julia Fosson, whose workshop is located in the Hatchery Studios in the River Arts Districts, spent years unaware of the art form. It is a multifaceted, multilayered medium that involves beeswax, blow torches, heating guns and hot plates, along with dammar — a type of tree sap in which the beeswax is cooked.
Over 700 Democracy North Carolina volunteers fanned out across the state on March 15, primary election day. They were helping ensure that no one was illegally turned away from the polls as a result of North Carolina’s 2013 voter ID law, which took effect this year.
There is a magical and surreal quality to the lamps Pamella O’Connor creates at Hanji Home, her shop and business, located at the Wedge Studios in the River Arts District.
Brenna McBroom works in a very specific and specialized form of ceramics — the crystalline glazing process. It’s one that demands a delicate balance between glaze composition, firing schedule, glaze thickness, pot shape and pedestal control.
Many of Christie Calaycay’s designs incorporate patterns and structures inspired by the natural world. Her more recent projects — like her Balangay inspired necklaces and earrings — aim to explore cultures.
The job of the modern writer, Rushdie concluded in his talk, is to try and open up the universe to show people all of its possibilities, and to push boundaries, like the writers of old.
When you enter Broken Road Studio in the River Arts District, your focus will naturally gravitate toward the saturated colors and scenes of Phil DeAngelo’s acrylic paintings.
Metal has always been prominent in Murray’s life. As a child growing up in Princeton, Ky., she spent her afternoons in her father’s shop, Murray Drilling. With a broom in hand and rollerblades strapped to her feet, she swept the floors at a quick pace, earning cash for gadgets and tools of her own.
As Easter nears, Kulish will be opening up registration for her studio-based classes in pysanky, where she will lead attendees through the Ukrainian craft, just as her mother had those many years ago.