With New Work, Asheville Playwright Motivated To Counter Tropes Of Bipolar Disorder
Oxalis is a weed-like ground cover that can quickly take over a lawn. Travis Lowe saw “Oxalis” as an apt metaphor and appropriate title for his latest
Around town: Goombay Festival celebrates 40 years
The Goombay Festival celebrates African and Caribbean heritage in Asheville. Plus, the N.C. Apple Festival returns for its 75th year, Weaverville gets ready to open a new community center and a local author publishes a children’s book.
Despite COVID-19 surge, Asheville festivals party on (with masks, vaccines, other changes)
Asheville festivals were canceled during the first COVID-19 wave. Now the popular events, such as LEAF’s downtown festival, are trying to restart.
N.C. Folk Festival To Host Training Session For Arts Community
The North Carolina Folk Festival is hosting a special session focusing on the evolution of the performing arts in the era of COVID-19. “The Art Of Mass Gatherings” is being billed as an experiential learning session that will include discussions on elevating the safety, accessibility, and sustainabi…
Asheville’s Cat Fly Film Fest Caters To Short Works On Small Budgets
Brittany Jackson and two friends launched a film festival five years ago to showcase work they made, along with short films and music videos from friends.
Asheville’s ‘Village Witch’ H. Byron Ballard talks new book ‘Seasons of a Magical Life’
H. Byron Ballard, Asheville’s ‘Village Witch’ talks her new book, ’Seasons of a Magical Life: A Pagan Path of Living” which was published in July.
Is Peter Bradley Ready for Round 2 in the Limelight?
He rose to the top in the 1970s with a groundbreaking, racially integrated art show in Houston, then all but vanished from view. Now he’s making a comeback.
Around town: Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre returns to indoor shows
The Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre prepares to greet live audiences again. Plus: Panelists will discuss Asheville’s historic Shiloh community; Hendersonville gives an up-close look at its vehicles; and the Sourwood Festival returns.
Asheville Regional Airport welcomes back artists and musicians at AVL
For the first time in more than a year, local artists and instrumental musicians ha welcomed back to the airport, as part of the Art in the Airport program.
Back to the Future in Film | Laurel Magazine
Those old cameras that rely on film and exposure time and a bit of artistic discernment are finding new life thanks to an Asheville nonprofit.
Beyond sacrifice and glamour: Asheville dancer aims to dispel misconceptions of ballet
As Gavin Larsen warms up her legs and arms at a ballet bar in the Asheville studio she calls home, there’s little question the 46-year-old, who radiates poise and quiet confidence, is well-acquainted with the requisite exercise. Caption: Beyond sacrifice and glamour: Asheville dancer aims to dispel …
Artist leaves her mark with fantastical pieces full of hidden details
Trained as a classical painter, Hannah Bunzey found herself constrained by the medium. “I wanted to paint unrealistically” she says, "It didn’t flow naturally for me. ”
Rock Academy and What’s Shaking? enrich young people’s lives
Dena Clark and Ryan Glass discuss their approaches to music education and the long-term benefits of learning to play instruments.
The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival celebrates its 94th year
The long-running showcase of Southern Appalachian music, dance and storytelling takes place Aug. 5-7 at UNCA’s Lipinsky Hall.
Grants Opportunities 👇▫We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Asheville City Schools Foundation and the Buncombe County School District to expand TAPAS programming into Buncombe County Schools. TAPAAS (Teaching Artists Presenting in Asheville Area Schools) applications are now live.▫We are still accepting applications for the Artist Support Grant. Artist applications are due September 30. ▫Please go to www.ashevillearts.com/grants for more information about these opportunities. ... See MoreSee Less
Timeline PhotosWe are now accepting applications for round two of the Arts Equity Project Grants, a category designed to advance diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in the arts. Here's what you need to know:- Applications are due on Monday, October 4. - Priority will be given to projects reaching communities of color, disability communities, and rural communities. In addition, the strongest applicants will demonstrate a collaborative planning process with the community served through its proposal as well as endorsement from community members for the value of the proposed project.- While our grants team is available for you to call or email any time with questions about applying for a grant, Arts Council staff will answer questions about Arts Equity Project Grants during weekly virtual office hours on Zoom throughout September. Office hours will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 2 pm; Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 11 am; Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 4pm. Find grant guidelines + registration links for these office hours here: www.ncarts.org/arts-equity-project-grantsFor accessibility questions or accommodation requests, please get in touch with Kathleen Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-814-6515. ... See MoreSee Less
Join us Sept 21 for a discussion with local arts venues on current COVID protocols, lessons they have learned, and issues they are still facing.
This webinar is free and all are welcome to attend, but registration is required. Register today at https://lnkd.in/ee6R7sA2