“Art brings voice and vision to facts written on the pages of history books. It reflects and shapes culture, liberates us, expresses the forbidden. It confesses our sins and celebrates our triumphs. It can even topple tyrants. Perhaps that is the most disturbing aspect of Trump’s quest to destroy the NEA.”
Part protest-sign-making party, part community art event, SignsUp Asheville held its first pop-up party in the gym of Odyssey School on Saturday, April 15. The gathering of artists and activists provided everything someone attending a political rally, demonstration or march could need to make make a point — artfully.
Expanded bus routes and hours could help more Asheville residents gain consistent access to healthy food. But a more effective city transit system may be a little way down the road.
Now is the time to vote for your favorites, from hip-hop group and chamber music outfit to woodworker and outdoor installation artisan.
At a rally on Tuesday, Jan. 26, the group People’s Voice on Transportation Equality revealed the results of two surveys. Both surveys showed that the top priority of transit users is an extension of bus service into evening hours. Business owners surveyed also supported an extension, saying it would bring them more customers.
The Actor’s Center of Asheville make a stunning debut with the Tony-winning play, Art, by Yasmina Reza, onstage at 35 Below. It was a smash hit in the late 1990s, attracting major stars like Alfred Molina, Victor Garber, Alan Alda, Stacey Keach, Judd Hirsch, George Wendt and others to play the three male friends whose lives are changed when one of them buys an expensive work of modern art.
Michael Kane Studio is where Kane creates his clothes by using the Japanese dyeing technique Shibori, a method of binding and/or stitching a fabric so that the restricted areas absorb the dye to make irregular patterns and shapes.
The floods of 2004 brought 8 feet of water into the building — previously a bar built in 1948 — sealing its fate after already being shuttered for five years. Slowly, the space hobbled back into the world of commerce as a small produce stand, but it’s now being primed to return to its former glory as a social hub, family gathering place and food spot.
“In response to the query, “Where can we see local student artwork?” the Asheville City Schools Youth Art Month exhibit will open on Sunday, May 3, and run through Thursday, May 14.”
“Thanks for the amazing artworks in your ‘Kids Issue.’ Is there any way we can see the original works?”
It turns out that Asheville area children and teens are every bit as passionate about their causes and views as the adults are around here. Here are some of the art and photo submissions Xpress received for the annual Kids Issue. Scroll through the slideshow to see all the art.
Asheville’s ART transit system now has Sunday service. Buses rolled out of the Coxe Ave. downtown station at 8 a.m. today, providing 67 hours of Sunday service on nine of the city’s 17 routes. The Sunday route is expected to increase ridership by 85,000 per year. The 2012 transit master plan initiative was the genesis of the Asheville […]
On Sunday, Dec. 7, Big Crafty took over the Asheville Art Museum with handmade items ranging from paper goods and ceramics to metalwork and apparel to jewelry and paintings.
At Artetude Gallery on Patton Ave., artist Leonid Siveriver blends mediums with his piece, “Motion.” Siveriver displayed a variety of pieces Dec. 5 during the last First Friday Art Walk of the season. (The gallery crawl series resumes again in April.) He said the idea of “Motion” came from photography — it’s a bronze casting of […]
Horse and Hero opened on Friday, June 13, next to Farm Burger, offering a new spot downtown to find unique indie arts and crafts and get to know local designers. A spinoff and sophisticated extension of the well-known community craft bazaar, The Big Crafty, the Horse and Hero is a “downtown showcase for boundary-pushing art and […]
May 19 was Transit Rider Appreciation Day and Asheville’s buses were free, so I rode as many routes as I could, viewing the city through the windows. It was foggy as I waited for the S3 inbound on Hendersonville Road. I was beginning to think I’d missed it when the driver spotted me in the fog […]
Walking down Haywood Road (or Biltmore) (or Lexington), you stop by your usual hangout. Nearly everyone there greets you by name, and the tourists in the corner booth ask about your latest jaunt up the Blue Ridge Parkway. Your waitress asks, “The usual?” as she sets your favorite Asheville-brewed IPA down on your table. This […]
On Friday night, the City of Asheville’s Public Art and Cultural Commission (PACC) will host a public comment and review session for three project proposals in order to determine which new piece of public art will be installed at the 51 Biltmore Ave. parking garage.
Ralph Burns: A Persistence of Vision, 1972 – 2013, is a new exhibition opening this Saturday, March 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Asheville Art Museum. The show, curated by J. Richard Gruber, Ph.D., the Director Emeritus of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, surveys 41 years of work by Asheville photographer Ralph Burns. Photo: “Baptism #1,” Jordan River, Israel, 1996, silver gelatin print
As the days grow longer and the sun shines a little brighter, many of us have our sights set on that first day of spring. The Mission for Temporal Art (MTA) in Marshall is also looking toward that seasonal benchmark. The newly formed arts organization will launch their Spring Equinox Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22.