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Japanese Metalworking Techniques at Penland

Yamada’s grandfather and uncle were Japanese screen artists and she grew up watching them in the studio. “They were often working metal ornaments for the screen so that was my very first experience with Japanese traditional metal work,” she says.

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Lifestyle

From The Editor

November wears many hats. It’s an end to autumn, a beginning to the holidays, a time for gathering and a time to recognize military veterans. It is, all in all, a beautiful, golden month, and we’ve gathered some of that November light into this issue.

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Heritage

Preservation Program on Rosenwald Schools

The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County (PSABC), in partnership with the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald Society, will present a program on the Anderson Rosenwald School, the only remaining intact school of its kind in Western North Carolina.

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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.