Eric Baden saw the opportunity to “take another issue of urgency, which has to do with care for the environment,” he says, “and the fact that, just like Asheville has a big craft community, there’s also a really important climate-based community.”
Giving a platform to the collection of artists and ideas “was like lighting a match,” Colby Caldwell says. “I thought we’d have one show a month. It became where we could literally have a show every day.”
The Asheville area has long attracted out-of-state painters, photographers and indie crafters. But what happens after these creative nonnatives decide to trade visitor status for residency? Transplants, an art exhibit opening Friday, Aug. 6, and running through Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Tracey Morgan Gallery, seeks to answer that question.
REVOLVE, a new theory-minded artist collective and think space in the River Arts District, offers a venue for artists and craftspeople to share ideas and develop concepts.