Francisco Troconis, co owner of Contemporaneo Art Gallery, in downtown Asheville, tells us what it is like to work from a place of passion, his ‘lottery’ win in finding both his partner Gary and their great gallery space in Asheville. He also gives tips on collecting art, the skill it takes to buy, and offers to source for clients all over the world.
Category - Podcasts
Clare Simpson, Director of Charlotte’s Web, and Kacey Clark, Marketing Director discuss the upcoming March production of Charlotte’s Web at the Flat Rock Playhouse.
Millie Farmer, with Beverly-Hanks & Associates, REALTORS, in Asheville, N.C., talks about the residential home market in Asheville, the best time to sell, and the pitfalls of going it alone.
Tiffany Tolbert, Senior Field Officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, discusses the recent acquisition by four African American artists, of the childhood home of legendary jazz singer Nina Simone. This will be the first in a series, as restoration occurs over the next several months, to see what the ultimate use of the home will be.
Leslie Hartley, Communications Director for Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, tells about all its new initiatives, from the Blue Ridge Craft Trails with over 200 craft artists to the Blue Ridge Music Trails, and more!
Will Barclift, Executive Director of Tryon Arts and Crafts School, discusses the long history behind the school, upcoming classes and events, as well as the rich heritage of the town of Tryon, N.C.
Jason Rafferty discusses his art from drawing to oil painting, his training from Asheville to France and back again to the River Arts District, his classes, and how his style has always been inspired by jazz musicians.
TIP Crisis Team Manager, Denise Gonzalez, Trauma Survivor, Steve Schain, and Captain Erik Stalte from the Asheville Fire Department, discuss Asheville’s Trauma Intervention Program and the importance of sending skilled volunteers to the scene of a tragedy.
Kacey Clark, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Flat Rock Playhouse Theatre, talks about the history of the theatre, all its upcoming productions for the 2020 season, and its designation as North Carolina’s state theatre.
Dawn Chavez, Executive Director of Asheville Greenworks talks about urban forestry and the need to keep the urban canopy intact.
Abby Cain, owner of Rock Bottoms, an exercise studio in Asheville, explains a unique weight training protocol called Super Slow, and how she left the world of finance to pursue her passion for health and fitness.
Stuart Hough, owner of Sunnyside Trading Company in Asheville NC discusses his 40 year career in European and Asian antique furnishings, and talks about his 11,000 SF gallery in The Foundation, part of the River Arts District.