Category Archive: Art & Craft

Street Performers

Street Performers

  Music and art have often been found on the streets and in the shops of downtown Asheville. Street performers station themselves either individual or in small groups along the sidewalks.  “I think that street performing is harder than any other gig,” said Kaya Nichole, a singer and street performer from New York, “I’ve done wedding […]

Mindfulness Festival 2016

Mindfulness Festival 2016

Live music emanated from the UNC Asheville quad as people of all ages gathered for the third annual Mindfulness Festival on April 23, the day after Earth Day. Hula-hoopers, slack-liners, and barefoot attendees enjoyed the weather and browsed the 25 different vendor’s stations, while bands such as Jahman Brahman and I, Star performed in front […]

Storybook Character Exhibit at Pack Memorial Library

Storybook Character Exhibit at Pack Memorial Library

Pack Memorial Library, for the fourth year, hosted storybook character figurines made by the GoFigure doll club in April. The collection has a wide variety of characters ranging from Alan Snow’s “Here Be Monsters” box trolls to the Cheshire Cat of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. The material which the characters are made varies from felt, needlework and […]

The Dark Lady Sonnet and Upstart Crow

The Dark Lady Sonnet and Upstart Crow

This past week the Montford Park Players put on their play, The Dark Lady Sonnet and the Upstart Crow. This marked their forty-fourth season of performances since 1973. “There have been hundreds and hundreds of playwrights that are as old or older than Shakespeare,” said Scott Keel, artistic director of the Montford company and director of […]

First Friday: Lexington Glassworks

First Friday: Lexington Glassworks

Open studios and live music mark the first Friday of every month in the downtown art district. Lexington Glassworks opened doors with a live band and food truck, welcoming local visitors and patrons into the gallery space. “We really appreciate our local community. We have a lot of local members who come time and time again,” […]

Asheville Lyric Opera’s Singing in the Park

Asheville Lyric Opera’s Singing in the Park

The Opera community of Asheville showed their support for the Asheville Lyric Opera, April 3, for Singing in the Park, at Pack Square Park. Singing in the Park, a free public performance, debuted in April 2015 and now holds three free concerts during the fall, spring and summer seasons. This free concert featured live performance […]

Phantomythography: A Young Ghost Comes of Age

Phantomythography: A Young Ghost Comes of Age

On March 12, Pack Memorial Library displayed “Phantomythography: A Young Ghost Comes of Age,” a video installation by O.K. Keyes, an artist from South Carolina. Mechanical Eye Microcinema (MEM), a collective of experimental artists, helped to organize the event. According to the MEM website, “Phantomythography” explores the fiction of memory and identity via the lens […]

Crucible Glassworks Gives Glassblowing Demonstration

Crucible Glassworks Gives Glassblowing Demonstration

Michael Hatch, owner of Crucible Glassworks Hot Glass Studio and Gallery, gave a glassblowing demonstration at his Weaverville studio this past Saturday. Hatch carefully explained the process as he worked. He began by gathering molten glass from a bowl, called the crucible, that’s stored in one of several furnaces in the studio. Working between various […]

12th Annual Miniature Show – American Folk Art and Framing

12th Annual Miniature Show – American Folk Art and Framing

American Folk Art and Framing held a reception for their 12th Annual Miniature Show on Friday. For the show, participating artists were required to create folk art pieces with a maximum size of nine by seven inches. According to American Folk’s website, the show, which lasts from the 11th to the 25th, is designed to […]