Category Archive: Community

Run for the Paws 5K

Run for the Paws 5K

The 2016 Run for the Paws benefiting Brother Wolf Animal Rescue was held at Fletcher community park. Each year, Brother Wolf hosts the Run for the Paws to remind the owners of previously adopted pets through this rescue center the work and dedication that continues to save hundreds of animals that elsewhere would be euthanized. […]

ZaPow! Working with Girls on the Run of WNC

ZaPow! Working with Girls on the Run of WNC

ZaPow!, a local pop art gallery, is hosting a show called “Girls on the Run.” Named after the Girls on the Run chapter in western North Carolina, the art show features pop art portraits of prominent women, real and fictitious, and paintings that show the values of Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is […]

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 […]

Third Annual Food Truck Showdown

Third Annual Food Truck Showdown

The Asheville Masonic Temple hosted the Third Annual Food Truck Showdown on April 2 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event featured almost 15 food trucks as well as music, a V.I.P. section and puppies from the Humane Society. Attendees could pay for the chance to vote for their favorite food truck. “We’re raising […]

Preparing for the Tournament

Preparing for the Tournament

The UNC Asheville Women’s Basketball team won the Big South Tournament on Sunday, Mar. 13. The game against Liberty University went into double overtime, leading to a victory of 64-62. Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick has been the Women’s Basketball head coach for UNC Asheville for the past four years. “Excitement. Kind of surreal that we had […]

NC Primary Elections Draw Criticism for Poor Voter Education, Engagement Despite Record Turnout

NC Primary Elections Draw Criticism for Poor Voter Education, Engagement Despite Record Turnout

Polling stations opened in Asheville and Buncombe County for the North Carolina Presidential Preference Primary and other statewide primary elections on March 15 after a record-breaking period of early voting. One Asheville resident electioneering outside the polling station at North Buncombe Elementary said she believes the national election, in particular, has inspired widespread voter participation. […]

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 […]