This spring’s safari takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, with a preview party on Friday, April 28.
Now is the time to vote for your favorites, from hip-hop group and chamber music outfit to woodworker and outdoor installation artisan.
If you’re looking to learn how to make your own bow and arrow, weave a belt or carve a wooden spoon, the Firefly Gathering is the place to be. But organizers say this festival isn’t just for getting barefoot and singing by the campfire — it’s also a response to problems in our society and environment.
As with most artists and artisans, both the product and the method are tools for self-discovery: Jim Huskins has been making banjos since the early 1970s, and he shares with Xpress a little of what he’s learned.
The Western North Carolina Craft industry isn’t easy to quantify. But in 2008, several area organizations worked together to produce a report — the WNC Craft Index. Here are a few highlights.
As part of our Oct. 2 Craft Issue, we asked local craft artists to describe their recent work. Here are a few that we featured in the print edition: Ray Jones, Tom Shields, Lesley Keeble, Ed Beyers and Holden McCurry, Rebecca Kempson and Gertrude Graham Smith
Yancey County’s oldest operating pottery celebrates its golden anniversary with a weekend’s worth of events.
The Southern Highland Craft Guild’s new member exhibition, “It’s the Wow Factor!” is on display through Sunday, Sept. 8.
The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design has bought the Lark Books building on Broadway Street. What will the move mean for the local arts scene? (Photo by Max Cooper)
The charitable foundation offered a similar $2.1 million to UNC-Asheville in the late-aughts, but rescinded it after fundraising efforts failed to manifest.
After moving to Asheville, Amy Brandenburg found what she always wanted – a home where she could sit on her porch, drinking her morning coffee, surrounded by nature and her garden. She also found the inspiration to pursue her passion and skills with jewelry as a career.
Lori Theriault of The Village Potters demonstrated throwing a pot and discussed how she left her office job to pursue a career in crafts. Theriault did demonstrations at the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands all weekend.
The Big Crafty is now under way at Pack Place.
Photos by Bill Rhodes
The Southern Highlands Craft Guild at the Civic Center featured over 200 craft booths, demonstrations, and live music and entertainment. Featured crafts included woodworking, printmaking, pottery, ceramics, glass, paintings, quilts, fabrics, hats, clothes, jewelry, and more.