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Feature Artist: Mark Woodham

Mark Woodham set himself on the path to becoming the artist he is today many years ago and nearly 200 miles away from his Burnsville studio. Along the way, he found encouragement and inspiration from family, friends and teachers.

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Arts Visual Arts

Cover Artist: Pat Morgan

Throughout her life, Pat Morgan has found ways to bring creativity into everything she does, whether running a bed-and-breakfast, painting in watercolors or illustrating her husband Richard’s books of poetry.

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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.