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All Around Town at Art MoB Studios

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.

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Stephanie Peterson Jones at Woolworth Walk in May

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.

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Arts Education

On a Personal Note: Hannah Ray

“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.”

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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.