Anyone who has sipped on the delightfully potent “green faerie” knows that she is a magical little vixen indeed. Thanks to Mary Rich Hill and her company Spirit Savvy, you can discover for yourself the charms of absinthe at the Dance With the Green Faerie benefit for the Asheville Art Museum this Sunday.
The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority held its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Items on the agenda included a first look at the new Foodtopia marketing campaign and a study recommending changes to the Tourism Product Development Fund.
The Asheville Art Museum will show a compilation of Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, a series of silent films the artist made of his bohemian inner circle during the ‘60s.
After a fairly uneventful meeting July 23, Asheville City Council had a brief ruckus at the end, as former Mayor Ken Michalove (pictured) accused the vice mayor, the city manager and a Council member of unethical behavior in granting $2 million to the Asheville Art Museum for renovations. (Photo by Max Cooper)
After a season of uncertainty, Asheville City Council unanimously passed a budget tonight that includes the city’s first major property tax increase in more than a decade. Most of the increase will go to fund improved road maintenance and a wish list of projects intended to spur economic development. Photo by Max Cooper
This weekend brings outdoors, crafts, music and more. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-cost weekend events.
After months of debate, Buncombe County Commissioners are poised to give local nonprofits slightly more money overall than last year, but much less than they want.
This weekend offers music, comedy, film, animals and outdoors. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend events.
Mechanical Eye Microcinema and the Asheville Art Museum host a weekend of screenings and other events where the material is the message. (Pictured, a still from “Madame Winger Makes a Film” by Helen Hill.)
Grappling with their toughest budget in a decade, the Buncombe County commissioners have been debating austerity measures that would put the squeeze on many local nonprofits for the foreseeable future. And amid a still-sputtering economy, most of those groups are already struggling after years of rising demand and dwindling funding sources.
Saturday and Sunday are dedicated to prints and printmakers at the Asheville Art Museum.
This weekend it’s all about the arts: visual, theater, film, music and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in budget-friendly entertainment.
The Asheville Art Museum opens for the new year on Wednesday, Jan. 2, which also happens to be free admission day from 3-5 p.m.
This weekend offers dance, robots, improv and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in budget-friendly weekend entertainment.
The Asheville Art Museum’s 2012 Pianoforte Concert Series continues on Sunday, Oct. 21, with pianist Michelle Cann. Ever wonder what happens to those brilliant, good-natured teen musicians you hear on NPR’s “From the Top?” Cann was one of them, back in 2007, when she was 18. The AAM offers the chance to experience where such promise leads. (Photo from the artist’s Facebook page.)
This weekend offers Appalachian heritage, local hip-hop, four-legged friends and more. As alway, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend entertainment.
The annual walking tour is a benefit for the Asheville Art Museum. Photo from a 2009 loft tour.
Art for art’s sake? According to the 2010 Arts and Economic Prosperity IV study, the benefits to the city and county are much greater — $43.7 million greater.
Conducted by Americans for the Arts, Asheville’s Cultural Affairs department and 38 area arts nonprofits, the study provides numerical evidence of the impact of nonprofit cultural organizations on the local, state and national levels. (Image from the Arts and Economic Prosperity IV brochure.)
“I have fallen in love with a beautiful tree stuck in the middle of a giant parking lot in front of the Rose Bowl.” So writes Joel Tauber of his documentary Sick-Amour, showing at the Asheville Art Museum on Sunday, July 15.
About 40 miles southwest of Asheville, the 76th Brevard Music Festival is well under way. Tonight, three musicians from the seven-week fete visit the Asheville Art Museum’s new East Wing Gallery to perform solo and chamber works from The Three Bs — Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. (Pictured: A public-domain image of a portrait of young Beethoven.)
Attention crafters and designers! Those of you working within 100 miles of Asheville are invited to submit work for a handmade fashion show, slated to take place this fall. The deadline to enter is July 15.