Jenny Pickens was raised around art. She has fond memories of watching her Uncle Billy Joe make art in a variety of mediums: from sketching W.E.B. Du Bois in pencil, to shaping a tree branch into a walking cane and carving a portrait of Elijah Muhammad into the handle.
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Organic gardeners in search of unsettling reading for Halloween might turn to Robert Graves’ darkly humorous story about composting, “Earth to Earth” (1955).
Acer rubrum, commonly called red maple, scarlet maple or soft maple, is a native, medium-sized deciduous tree that typically grows 40’–60’ tall with a rounded to oval crown.
If a wine is worth paying extra for, it is worth the effort to store it under optimal conditions. Imagine purchasing an expensive Barolo, saving it for 20 years and then opening it on a special occasion only to find it has turned to vinegar and sludge.
DuPont State Recreational Forest, located between Brevard and Hendersonville, has a history that goes beyond its six spectacular waterfalls. But why does the forest have an airstrip?
Blue Spiral 1 has five new shows opening Friday, November 6, and running through January 8, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, and handcut and collaged prints.
WAXON Batik and Hand Dye Studio is a multi-faceted business: a custom dye house that creates bespoke pieces for clients; a teaching studio that offers small, expert classes; and a retail shop selling small-batch, limited runs of hand-dyed clothing and home goods.
Sarah St. Laurent paints primarily in encaustic wax, which is beeswax combined with a little resin. She has also been making small houses out of wood and ceramics for many years, but like so many artists, her style shifted during the pandemic.