Wired into the Waking Daydream

Wired into the Waking Daydream

Josh Brooke Coté of rural Bakersville is a self-taught sculptor who cites Beatrix Potter stories and Alice in Wonderland as major influences, adding, “I’m…

New Day, New Muse

New Day, New Muse

Gallery models a fresh dynamic in the River Arts District “Pearl [Renken] thought up the name ‘Modern Muse’ out of the blue one day,”…

“With as Much Freedom as Possible”

“With as Much Freedom as Possible”

History-making exhibit shows Black Mountain College’s ties to Mexico Two thousand miles and 66 years stand between storied Black Mountain College — an experimental…

Left Brain, Right Brain, Whole Package

Left Brain, Right Brain, Whole Package

Jeff Snell, who creates works in vibrant mixed media, accurately describes his pieces as “windows into volatile spaces.”  He will often begin by just…

Painting a Life of Next Levels

Painting a Life of Next Levels

When watercolorist Claire Simpson Jones first committed to renting a studio in the River Arts District and painting full time, she had no plan…

Cindy Walton Canvases for Our VOICE

Cindy Walton Canvases for Our VOICE

Accomplished local abstract painter Cindy Walton will celebrate her birthday month, April, by paying it forward to local nonprofit Our VOICE, whose stated mission…