The Colorado-based writer will present her Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop at the Refinery Creator Space on Sunday, March 17.
‘New Vision, New Hope: Asheville Artists in Recovery,’ an exhibition of works by more than 20 local creatives who are navigating their own paths through rehabilitation, opens at the Asheville Area Arts Council on Friday, Sept. 7.
Nonprofits are often judged by their overhead ratio, the percentage of their total expenses made up by administrative and fundraising costs. But as Jeanette Butterworth with WNC Nonprofit Pathways, is quick to point out, organizations need funding to spend their funds well.
The keynote address from the NPR host and panel discussions with local music industry representatives and advocates explore the arts’ economic impact on the Asheville area.
‘Perhaps She Has a Pink Vest’ opens Friday, Dec. 1, in the Asheville Area Arts Council’s Host Gallery.
Some Asheville-based arts organizations are focused on more than teaching technique to those in search of a new skill. Sure, learning how to use the tools is no small accomplishment, but these initiatives use artwork to expand horizons, explore self and community and heal wounds both physical and emotional.
The exhibit of 13 local artists, representing an array of skin colors, ages, genders and backgrounds, runs through Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Asheville Area Arts Council.
If you’re in downtown Asheville on Saturday, Sept. 9, and see people dashing down the sidewalks in blue outfits and other formal attire, don’t be alarmed. These costumed folks are out reveling in the name of the Asheville Area Arts Council’s Indigo Color Ball, a sight unseen for two years — and in many ways, even longer.
Dialogue is the hope for the opening reception, when seven artists — Deanna Chilian, Chuck Hunner, Julie Miles, Roger Munch, Leslie Rowland, Molly Sawyer and exhibition curator Joseph Pearson — will come together to speak about their work and its connection to nature.
In 2011, Lara Nguyen began teaching at Warren Wilson College. She works in a number of mediums that include painting, drawing and performance-based and installation art. More recently she’s added murals to her repertoire.
Last night, the Asheville Area Arts Council presented The Refinery Creator Space grand opening. The 15,000-square-foot industrial building is home to resident artists as well as non-profits, in an effort to promote collaboration, cooperation and growth. The evening’s events included art exhibits, open studio strolls, live music by The BeaTeam, a performance by The Djembeso LEAF […]
For this year’s American Craft Week, organizers are highlighting emerging artists in Rising Stars, an online exhibition featuring 30 craftspeople under the age of 30. The Asheville Area Arts Council further develop the concept with its Best of WNC: Emerging Craft Artist Showcase.
Four artists participated in a talk about process, ideas of reproduction and the interaction of their installations at the group show, currently on display at the Asheville Area Arts Council
UNC Asheville and the Asheville Area Art Council are currently in the early stages of renovating two unaffiliated buildings. Though both stand empty for the time being, excitement echoes in those hallways because the projects promise innovative new approaches to artmaking.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features virtuosic violinist Carl Schmid’s entertainment startup plus a permanent new home for Mechanical Eye Microcinema.
The Creative Sector Summit’s Friday schedule concludes with a ticketed dessert and wine reception featuring — because this is about the arts, after all — special seating at the Asheville Lyric Opera’s performance of The Magic Flute. Saturday promises workshops, performances and interactive family-friendly experiences.
The Halloween-themed fundraiser, held at the Asheville Masonic Temple, features live music, dance, an art exhibit and live auction.
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.
Film news from the Asheville Area Arts Council, the Asheville Art Museum and Gorilla with a Mustache Films, and the premiere of Buskin’ Blues.
Local musician Derek Graziano says enhancing his instruments with crystals and gemstones not only add to the instruments’ tone but offer a metaphysical connection to players and listeners.
The concept that is driving the Buncombe Cultural Alliance’s mission is collective impact. The leadership team hosted a three-hour focus group at the 2014 Creative Sector Summit to share their progress and solicit feedback on a strategy draft.