LIVING LEGACY: Surviving members of ASCORE, a student-led group who fought for equality during the 1960s in Asheville, will be honored during a special reception on Nov. 5, part of UNC-Asheville's Center for Diversity Education 20th anniversary celebration. Photo by Emmanuel Figaro.

Torchbeare­rs: Center for Diversity Education honors ASCORE’s legacy

In 1960, a group of student activists at Asheville’s all-black Stephens-Lee High School courageously challenged the racial status quo, bringing the civil rights movement closer to home. Through public demonstrations, boycotts and engagements with city officials, the members of the Asheville Student Committee on Racial Equality helped break down Jim Crow-era barriers. For the past […]

CREATIVE LICENSE: In addition to the 40 paintings that appear in With a Mighty Hand, Daniel Nevins also created some alternate images, such as this abstract of the burning bush.

Daniel Nevins exhibits paintings inspired by the Torah

Childrens book publisher Candlewick Press paired local artist Nevins with writer Amy Ehrlich and together they created With a Mighty Hand: The Story in the Torah. Nevins’ part of that publication was a series of 40 narrative paintings depicting various characters and scenes from the first five books of the Bible. Those works will be shown for the first time, alongside some of Nevins’ related paintings and large-scale abstracts, at UNC Asheville’s S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. An opening reception takes place Thursday, Sept. 24.

BUSINESS BUZZ: Since building and selling a successful alcohol brand, Barefoot Wine founders Bonnie Harvey and Michael Houlihan have turned to consulting, writing and speaking engagements to share their business insight. UNCA's Family Business Forum hosts the couple on Friday and Saturday, March 19-20. Photo courtesy of Harvey and Houlihan

Barefoot Wine founders talk cause-related marketing and business strategy at UNCA

Barefoot Wine co-founders Bonnie Harvey and Michael Houlihan are headed to Asheville to share the secrets of their ultra-successful alcohol brand. UNC Asheville’s Family Business Forum will host the couple for two talks on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20. Thursday’s free presentation, “How to Build a Number One Brand,” sees the two explaining […]