Though it looked a bit different from the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s typical summer camp offerings, the Y’s Amy Deter says Camp 2020 was still a success. “The kids got outside and away from screens, it gave parents a break, and we had no positive cases,” she reports. Other area camps also weigh in about the steps they have taken to adapt and reimagine their programming during the pandemic.
Move over, police, protests and the pandemic: At Asheville City Council’s meeting of Tuesday, Oct. 13, the focus shifts to development (at least according to the agenda).
The Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center plays host to a screening of “Selma” and a community discussion, Frank Thompson records a notable film commentary and more.
For our nonprofit special issue, Mountain Xpress took a look at a spectrum of local nonprofits that have recently experienced significant changes or are in the midst of transformative shifts in management or focus. We also checked in on some of the largest grant funding awards our region has seen this year.
When the time comes for a new leader or a new strategic direction, nonprofits recognize that sound decisions can mean the difference between a sustainable future and irrelevance. That’s why Mountain Xpress took a look at a spectrum of local nonprofits that have recently experienced significant change s or are now in the midst of transformative shifts in management or focus.
Local filmmaker Jill Boniske launches a Kickstarter campaign for her new documentary, Pack Library kicks off its “Janeane Garofathon” and more.
BMCM+AC concludes its Jacob Lawrence exhibition with a trio of short documentaries, the Weaverville library screens an Australian western and more.
“As diverse as we are, let us seek harmony and unity and prove that America is better than our fear and division by spreading the seeds of compassion and justice within us all.”
Sierra Nevada hosts the Backcountry Film Festival, Pack Library commemorates the WWI Centennial with a documentary about Paris’ American Hospital and more.
The Reel Rock 13 film tour plays Diana Wortham, the monthly Asheville Filmmaker Mixer offers table reads for local screenwriters and more.
Highland Brewing screens a documentary about paid family leave, Asheville Brewing presents one on the dwindling populations of wild Alaskan salmon and more.
The Fine Arts Theatre screens Black Mountain College alumnus Arthur Penn’s “Bonnie and Clyde,” The Grey Eagle combines “Spice World” with a Spice Girls dance party and more.
The Grail shows a documentary on a London Gay Men’s Chorus singer’s journey, the Polk County Film Initiative hosts a fundraiser for the 2018 Tryon International Film Festival and more.
The Grail screens a full sensory, immersive documentary on giving birth; multiple outdoor film series get underway and more.
For faith leaders wondering what they can do to improve security, law enforcement agencies across Western North Carolina offer assessments and training to help places of worship ensure the safety of those who gather under their roofs.
Orbit DVD brings found footage video remixers Everything Is Terrible! to The Mothlight, Palestinian filmmaker and Asheville resident Yousef Natsha screens his documentary at The BLOCK off biltmore and more.
Brevard High School screens a documentary of sharecropper oral histories, the Screen Artists Co-op holds an open house and more.
The Grail and Asheville Jewish Community Center present a documentary about Israel’s influential Farag photography business, Pack Library offers a Star Wars refresher and more.
Four Seasons presents a documentary on patients facing serious illnesses, the Fairview Library hosts an evening with documentarian Jamie Ross and more.
Local filmmaker Andrew Shearer competes to have the Duplass brothers executive produce his film, Cat Fly hosts a Halloween film festival at Upcountry Brewing and more.
The Fairview Library teams with Audubon North Carolina to screen a locally-themed nature documentary, Asheville School of Film students premiere their short films, and more.