On Saturday, October 19, the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County (PSABC) will host Asheville School History and Architecture at Asheville School Chapel at 10:30 a.m. The program will be led by Tom Marberger, a 1969 graduate of Asheville School and a semi-retired administrator. His presentation will cover the beginnings of the school in the context of the late 19th century as...
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Tide Runners is the culmination of eight years spent with workers in seaside towns in the Carolinas and southward. “Through photographs and oral history interviews, I tried to cover all aspects of the shrimping and fishing industries,” Barnwell says.
“We had our first tree painting party last year and people appreciated that the pieces were available at a greatly reduced price, but more than that they loved the nostalgia they represent,” says Claying Around owner Leigh Cohen. “Many people’s parents and grandparents had, or still have, trees like these.”
“When I was a child, my father had a piece of the Berlin Wall on his desk that a client had given him,” says participating artist Jeremy Brown. “I was so drawn by what was left of a wall that had been painted over dozens of times with social messages and passion that the work I create is inspired by that.”
Cram was a key figure in the revitalization of Asheville in the 1980s and 1990s and a leader in bringing vibrant art and artists back into the area. His work in establishing galleries and renewing the art scene for Asheville has led to numerous recognitions, including the North Carolina Award for fine arts.
The very word ‘October’ paints colors on the canvas of the mind, does it not? WNC’s autumn leaves—fiery orange, burnished gold, bright yellow and scarlet red—will be spectacular this year, say those who know.
“This is a festival with natural adventure, including art, beauty, music and dance, surrounded by magnificent mountain views,” says Buffy Phillips, Downtown Waynesville Association executive director. “Guests experience a festival spirit: camaraderie and a rich, historic culture rooted in art, craft, culinary delights, shopping and agritourism for all to enjoy.”
Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) is the place to be on Saturday, October 12, for gallery walks, demonstrations, workshops, live music, wine tastings, food and more. As usual, Explore Asheville will provide a free trolley for ease of travel throughout the district. Most studios and galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with some evening events planned.