Beyond the community aspect, Asheville Cat Weirdos' mission is pet retention. “One of our mantras is, ‘There’s no such thing as a free kitten,’ which refers to the cost of spaying/neutering and vaccines,” says Star Broadnax, a member and online moderator for the group.
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As warm weather sets in, bird-watchers across the country are gearing up to catch a glimpse of their favorite species and admire their natural beauty. But as global temperatures continue to rise, bird species across the state are finding themselves in short supply.
Help the Asheville Symphony Guild (ASG) raise funds to support the new music education program The Beat Bach Symphonies by donating gently used home goods for an estate sale to be held Thursday, June 3, through Saturday, June 5 with the WNC Bridge Foundation.
For the month of May, Art MoB Studios and Marketplace will highlight artist Diane Dean in the Artist & Blooms series. In addition to a collection of Dean’s work on display, visitors will see other creations inspired by the art, including a floral interpretation by Simone Wood and a poem by Roxanne Zusmer.
“Ann Miller Woodford has distinguished herself over many years as a fine historian and sensitive artist whose work has been essential to telling the story of African Americans in the region. We hope this award will encourage others to learn more and care more about the diversity of all of Western North Carolina.”
“The works in this show focus on my colorful palette and compliment one another as they speak of time and place and positivity,” says Bee Adams. “I hope my work will lift other spirits as they do mine and that this show can be viewed with a fresh eye to the future.”
The work of Stephanie Peterson Jones will be featured for the month of May in the FW Gallery at Woolworth Walk. One of the main components of Jones’ career as an artist is creating paintings on spec for companies who often license them for puzzles, quilts, fabrics and greeting cards.
“I have always liked drawing in my free time,” says 13-year-old Hannah Ray. “It helps me relax.” Her favorite media are graphite and colored pencils, and finding inspiration is never a challenge. “Creativity just comes to me naturally,” she says. “I always have a drive to draw or create something. I love coming up with new project ideas.”