State of the arts: Hannah Dansie’s exhibition draws inspiratio­n from folk tales

Hannah Dansie’s show The Fishwife — opening at The Satellite Gallery on Friday, Aug. 7 — was named after a story from a Grimm’s fairytale book that was read to her as a child. It includes contributions from local artists Alli Good, Sarah Cavalieri, Gus Cutty, Maxx Hawthorne-Fiest, Andy Herod, Nicole McConville, Josie Mosser, Lauren Patton and Ian Wilkinson.

State of the Arts: Asheville artists Yamabushi and Ishmael collaborat­e on “The Fame Game”

The word “fame” is painted directly on the wall beside the Satellite Gallery’s entrance in 12-foot-tall letters. It’s written in the wispy Coca-Cola script, but in a gluttonous and vibrating pinkish orange rather than the patented cherry red color, and it introduces The Fame Game, a new collaborative exhibition by Asheville artists Yamabushi and Ishmael. The show […]

Ben Lovett hosts epic film premiere

Lovett’s debut album, Highway Collection, was released last spring. Since then, the producer/composer/bandleader has been hard at work producing and starring in videos for each of the record’s nine tracks. Along the way, one of those projects took on a life of its own and eventually morphed into a free-standing short film, complete with its own score, photography exhibit and art show. On Wednesday, Lovett brings that epic multimedia smorgasbord to Asheville with an equally epic presentation that spans three venues across downtown Asheville. Xpress sat down with the artist at Echo Mountain to discuss the project.