Fine by Design: WNC celebrates American Craft Week

Fine by Design: WNC celebrates American Craft Week

Volume
22
/ Issue
10

Cover Design Credit:

Norn Cutson
American Craft Week runs from Friday, Oct. 2, to Sunday, Oct. 11, with 34 events based in WNC. To celebrate the national event’s sixth year, local craft organizations have produced videos and a collaborative banner.

arts

  • Smart bets: Beach House

    -by Kat McReynolds
    They're performing their new, nature-inspired meditations in more than 50 cities across the globe, including Asheville. Jessica Pratt opens the show at the Orange Peel on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at…
  • Craft happenings

    -by Alli Marshall
    The 2015 iteration of American Craft Week is held Friday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 11, so it’s really a week-plus. That’s a good thing, because with more than 30…
  • WNC celebrates American Craft Week

    -by Alli Marshall
    American Craft Week actually spans 10 days — from Friday, Oct. 2, to Sunday, Oct. 11 — with participating organizations in every state. Many states, however, only have an event…
  • Smart bets: The Employee Handbook Revision Committee

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Put on by a cast of local stage dwellers, productions are at the Magnetic Theatre Thursdays-Saturdays, from Oct. 1-24, at 7:30 p.m., nightly.
  • Regional textile crafts gain momentum

    -by Steph Guinan
    Flow Gallery in Marshall, Local Cloth in conjunction with the Asheville ARea Arts Council and the fiber program of Haywood Community College all hold fiber-arts exhibitions during American Craft Week.
  • New documentary showcases memories and music of Roger Howell

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Madison County fiddler Roger Howell is the subject of "A Mighty Fine Memory: Stories and Tunes from the Fiddler of Banjo Branch," a new documentary film that debuts Saturday, Oct.…
  • Smart bets: Resonate Asheville

    -by Kat McReynolds
    New Mountain hosts the meeting of minds Sunday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Southern Appalachia’s first craftspeople

    -by Doug Gibson
    Discoveries at Garden Creek, an archeological site near Canton, suggest it served as a home for native craftspeople who produced artifacts for a religious and cultural movement that swept ancient…
  • Jayme Stone delves into the Lomax catalog

    -by Corbie Hill
    Banjo player and composer Jayme Stone turned an interest in the Alan Lomax folk music archives into a collaborative project with 20-plus musicians. Three will join him at Isis Restaurant…
  • Smart bets: LGBT Night with Beth Sacks

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Asheville Music Hall hosts the 18+ event on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m.

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living

movies

  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Twice a month, the Asheville Popcorn Movie Group gathers at a local theater to watch a new release and then discuss the film over a meal at a nearby restaurant.…

news

  • Lindsey Simerly

    -by Virginia Daffron
    Lindsey Simerly Website: lindseyforcouncil.org Employment: Manager, WE DO campaign, Campaign for Southern Equality Party affiliation: Democrat Previous candidacy: Ran for Asheville City Council in 2007 NEW! Notable endorsements: Sierra Club,…
  • Brian Haynes

    -by Hayley Benton
    Brian Haynes Website: brianhaynesforavl.com Employment: Showroom assistant manager at Habitat for Humanity Party affiliation: Registered unaffiliated, votes in Democratic primaries NEW! Notable endorsements: All Souls Pizza, The Amp Shop, Appalachian Realty,…
  • Marc Hunt

    -by Max Hunt
    Marc Hunt Website: huntforcouncil.com Employment: Retired from Open Space Institute Party affiliation: Democrat Previous candidacy: Council member since 2011, vice mayor since 2013 NEW! Notable endorsements: Mayor Esther Manheimer, former…
  • Julie Mayfield

    -by Able Allen
    Julie Mayfield Website: juliemayfieldforcouncil.org Employment: Co-director of MountainTrue Party affiliation: Democrat NEW! Notable endorsements: Sierra Club, Equality NC, state Sen. Terry Van Duyn, state Rep. Susan Fisher, state Rep. John…
  • Keith Young

    -by Max Hunt
    Keith Young Website: votekeith.com Employment: Deputy clerk of Superior Court Party affiliation: Democrat Previous candidacy: Ran for Buncombe County Board of Commissioners in 2012, 2014 NEW! Notable endorsements: Council member…
  • Rich Lee

    -by Virginia Daffron
    Rich Lee Website: richleeforasheville.com Employment: Financial adviser at Edward Jones Party affiliation: Democrat NEW! Notable endorsements: State representative Susan Fisher, former mayor Ken Michalove, architect Michael McDonough, business owners Tim Schaller…
  • Ken Michalove

    -by Virginia Daffron
    Ken Michalove Employment: Retired Party affiliation: Registered unaffiliated, votes in democratic primaries Previous candidacy: Former Asheville mayor and city manager What are three achievable goals that you would champion in…
  • Carl Mumpower

    -by Hayley Benton
    Carl Mumpower Website: balanceforasheville.com Employment: Clinical psychologist Party affiliation: Republican Previous candidacy: Former vice mayor and City Council member, 2001-09 What are three achievable goals that you would champion in…
  • Dee Williams

    -by Able Allen
    Dee Williams Website: dee4asheville.org Employment: Small business consultant, real estate broker Party affiliation: Registered unaffiliated, has voted in both democrat and republican primaries Previous candidacy: Several unsuccessful bids for City…
  • Corey Atkins

    -by Able Allen
    Corey Atkins Website: atkinsforasheville.com Employment: Defense attorney at Brazil & Burke, P.A. Party affiliation: Democrat What are three achievable goals that you would champion in the next two years? Sustainable…
  • Joe Grady

    -by Virginia Daffron
    Joe Grady Website: joegrady.com Employment: Sales specialist & Community Commander at Best Buy, Former Keller Williams real estate broker; former City Council member in North Canton, Ohio. Party affiliation: Registered…
  • Richard Liston

    -by Hayley Benton
    Richard Liston Website: avl.mx/1se Employment: Educator and taxi driver Party affiliation: Registered unaffiliated   What are three achievable goals that you would champion in the next two years? First of…
  • John Miall

    -by Max Hunt
    John Miall Website: miallforcouncil.com Employment: Retired former city risk manager Party affiliation: Democrat Previous candidacy: Ran for mayor in 2013 What are three achievable goals that you would champion in…
  • Grant Millin

    -by Max Hunt
    Grant Millin Website: grantmillin.com Employment: Owner of Innovograph LLC Party affiliation: Democrat   What are three achievable goals that you would champion in the next two years? Get the kind…
  • LaVonda Payne

    -by Hayley Benton
    LaVonda Payne Employment: Long-haul truck driver Party affiliation: Registered unaffiliated What are three achievable goals that you would champion in the next two years? Increasing the quality of our urban…

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