The nationwide shortage of direct support professionals has created many challenges for Open Hears Art Center, says Debbie Harris, the organization’s co-executive.
Local resident Connie Falcone reflects on her volunteer work at Open Hearts Art Center.
“The work hanging in your house often has a story, and if you get to actually meet the artist, the work becomes gold to you. I love that about what we do.”
The local artist’s OHAC Justice comic book series takes place in Asheville and features superheroes based on staff members at Open Hearts Art Center.
Open Hearts and Ian Wilkinson collaborate, ACT premieres Maria Young’s new play and more area arts news.
Leaders from the Asheville Area Arts Council, LEAF Global Arts and Open Hearts Art Center discuss their ongoing struggles to continue providing community services.
Not only is purchasing handmade goods more inspirational than stressful, buying local puts more cash into the pockets of area artists and back into the local economy.
The opening reception for Open Hearts Art Center’s newest show takes place May 16.
Over 40 ceramic artists from across the state and the East coast will be at Pack Square Park on Sept. 22.
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.
Three performances will take place on Thursday and Friday, June 8 and 9, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 10, at 3 p.m., on The BeBe Theatre Stage.
The collaborative exhibit will be displayed for the duration of February in Woolworth Walk’s F. W. Front Gallery, where contributing artists will host an opening reception on Friday, Feb. 5, from 4-6 p.m.
Open Hearts Art Center’s forthcoming talent show features the visual and performance art of the nonprofit organization’s members.
In many ways, Jacob Blankenship is a typical 23-year-old: He likes video games and anime, and he works part time at Pizza Hut. But one look at Blankenship’s sketchbook reveals that beneath his affable façade lies a talented and focused artistic soul.
The only program of its kind in the area, Open Hearts Art Center will hold its annual talent show/fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 24. The local nonprofit provides creative adult day programs for adults with disabilities. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
It’s rehearsal time at the Open Hearts Art Center in West Asheville, the nonprofit, community-based art program, which serves adults with disabilities. The center is the only one of its kind in the area, and will hold its annual talent show/fundraiser on Wednesday, Sept. 19. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)