Who am I? Kids Issue 2016

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Cover Design Credit:

Norn Cutson; Cover Art by Taylor McHone, fourth grade, Sand Hill-Venable Elementary, in the style of artist Minnie Evans
Prepare to be impressed with the colorful collection of art, poetry and prose submitted by local K-12 students for Xpress’ annual Kids Issue. This year, students looked inward with the theme, “Who Am I?” Enjoy!


  • Exhibition celebrates women’s role in Appalachian craft history

    -by Steph Guinan
    Not only were women the organizers of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, but they also made up a significant part of its membership. The works selected for Appalachian Innovators show…
  • stephaniesĭd plays Diana Wortham Theatre

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    “We believe in giving kids access to the arts. Our creative work has been the vehicle for our development as people — I can't imagine being deprived of the opportunity…
  • Smart bets: Counterparts — Bassoon and Sax

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Rosalind Buda (bassoon), Alan Theisen (saxophone) and Ivan Seng (piano) will showcase their instruments in various combinations at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Sunday, March 20.
  • Plankeye Peggy hosts an album release carnival

    -by Bill Kopp
    “We're into the pirate thing; we're into the carnival and circus thing. But we're not defining ourselves by those genres,” says songwriter and keyboardist Danny Tetrault. “There's a kind of…
  • Smart bets: Brian Freeman

    -by Kat McReynolds
    The international bestselling suspense writer pays his first visit to Malaprop's Bookstore and Café to celebrate new release GOODBYE TO THE DEAD on Saturday, March 19.
  • St. Patrick’s Day events in and around Asheville

    -by Dan Hesse
    From Asheville on Bikes annual Bike of the Irish to a DJ dance party at Lexington Avenue Brewery, Mountain Xpress has a roadmap so you can snake across the long…
  • Smart bets: Mike Krecioch

    -by Kat McReynolds
    The local author and former Los Angeles Police Department member presents his new book Convict Lake: Behind the Badge at MetroWines on Friday, March 18.
  • Smart bets: Hustle Souls

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Local funk band Supatight opens for Hustle Souls at The Altamont Theatre on Thursday, March 17.




  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    UNCA hosts the F (feminist)-Word Film Festival, Mechanical Eye presents expanded cinema performances and sign-ups open for Toy Boat's Ten Minute Movies.


  • Tool library aims to build community, sustainability

    -by Josh O'Conner
    The long-awaited Asheville Tool Library will hold its grand opening Saturday, April 9. The collaborative effort has been several years and a couple of false starts in the making, beginning…
  • Prepper paradise: WNC survivalists prize community, readiness

    -by Virginia Daffron
    Preppers — those who focus on preparing themselves and their families for disruptions or disasters — are a diverse group. From those who plan for the possibility of a three-day…
  • World Water Day Celebration and Benefit

    -by Abigail Griffin
    WHAT: An event celebrating World Water Day and benefitting SAFE Water Now WHEN:  Tuesday, March 22, 5-10 p.m. WHERE: Avenue M WHY: In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March…
  • The road to a clean energy future

    -by Ned Ryan Doyle
    The Home, Garden & Green Living Show, happening March 18-20 at the U.S. Cellular Center, provides examples of the range of options available to consumers interested in working toward a…