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View Dalleen Jackson’s Art Journey in Pottery at Art MoB

Art MoB Studios and Marketplace will highlight the work of clay artist and potter Dalleen Jackson in "Always a Journey." The show is the December installment of the Artist & Blooms series and will also feature a bouquet by Simone Wood and poetry by Janet Ford. “Even as a child I loved to play in the mud,” Jackson says. “Now I get to do this in a grown-up way, focusing on form and function.”

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Welcome Winter with Joyful Light at AGA

The Asheville Gallery of Art will open its winter group show, Joyful Light, on Wednesday, December 1. A meet-the-artists reception will be held at the gallery on Friday, December 3, from 5—8 p.m. The show runs through Friday, December 31. The group show will feature the work of multiple member artists celebrating the joy and light of the holiday season.

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Food Lifestyle

Food & Drink: Isa’s French Bistro

Nestled quaintly on the corner of Battery Park Avenue and Haywood Street, Isa’s French Bistro brings an iconic, European style to the heart of downtown Asheville with its striped awnings, red umbrellas and overflowing flower boxes. In these chillier months, the windows glow with warm light, inviting visitors in from the cold for a dining experience unlike any other.

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MountainScape Gallery Strives for Something Different

MountainScape Gallery, open since August in downtown Tryon, showcases handmade nature-themed work from artists across the country. The eclectic mix of pieces on exhibit includes oils on wood, metalwork, jewelry, woodwork, glass, pottery, watercolors, photography, encaustic wax and gourd art. “I strive to offer pieces that cannot be found elsewhere in this area,” says gallery owner Brian Hockman.

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Feature Artist: Steve Joslyn

Steve Joslyn’s metalwork displays a theme of reverence for nature which he first found growing up on a farm in Wisconsin. “I observe nature in the finest detail,” he says. “Observing these details humbles me as an artist. I am overwhelmed by the immense beauty surrounding us. The goal is not to copy nature outright but to capture its essence and connect with the inward significance.”

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The Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazineThe Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazine is available in both print and digital editions

We are delighted you have chosen us to be your gateway—both through our popular print Asheville lifestyle magazine and our website—to the arts, culture, and communities that comprise the remarkable area that is Western North Carolina. In these pages, you will find behind-the-scenes stories about the region’s concerts, theatre and dance productions, festivals, restaurants, artists, and the multitude of locally-based businesses. We also enjoy bringing you features about the people and organizations who are caring for those in need, protecting our historic heritage, preserving our rich and diverse environment, and nurturing our cultural soul.