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An Emergence, Opening June 8

An Emergence, Opening June 8

After high school, Indiana native Deborah Kolp majored “timidly” in art at Ball State University. “I say ‘timidly’ because my dad strongly discouraged the…

Chasing Joy, Opening June 5

Chasing Joy, Opening June 5

Happiness and joy are seen as synonymous states of being. But there are some subtle differences. While happiness can be intense and exhilarating, it’s…

A Deep-Seated Passion

A Deep-Seated Passion

As a Brasstown native, Emolyn Liden spent her childhood at the John C. Campbell Folk School, where she learned to appreciate the mountain makers…

Toe River Arts Studio Tour

Toe River Arts Studio Tour

lean and simple is more beautiful and more difficult than complex,” says Celo woodworker Paul Eisenhauer. The maker developed this credo in 2005 when…

Grovewood Village Studio Tour, May 18-19

Grovewood Village Studio Tour, May 18-19

ince marrying in San Francisco on Valentine’s Day in 1985, metalsmiths Tom Reardon and Kathleen Doyle have nurtured a nationally renowned jewelry enterprise. Working…

Different Drummers

Different Drummers

RAD painter hosts Skynyrd star Contemporary Americana painter Philip DeAngelo gets plenty of visitors at his studio in the River Arts District. But only…

Noir More Than Ever

Noir More Than Ever

By day, Christy S. Jimenez is the Marketing Director of Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theater of North Carolina. By night, she is a…

The Fringe of the Fringe

The Fringe of the Fringe

Asheville Print Studio + Gallery continues to buck the system By: Mary Wanser Asheville Print Studio + Gallery is all analogue, but in “bucking…

Woodturner’s Backstory is a Gem

Woodturner’s Backstory is a Gem

Burls are bulbous deformities that grow on the trunks of trees. They develop as a protective response to injuries caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses,…

The Soul of the Machine

The Soul of the Machine

“I have a lot of irons in the fire.” When Nick Gentile says this, he means it figuratively and literally. Gentile — who majored…

The Age of Understanding

The Age of Understanding

Multimedia artist Heather Hietala confides that her repertoire derives from “the intensity of life, love, loss, and grief I’ve experienced — and the understanding…

The Rolling Stones of Adornment

The Rolling Stones of Adornment

Born and raised in Canton, Jimmi Buell left Haywood County after high school and moved to Charlotte. In the “big city,” she got a…

Mixing it Up on Gallery Row

Mixing it Up on Gallery Row

Gallery Mélange unites the work of two abstract painters and a jewelry maverick The story of Gallery Mélange, the newest fine-art venue on Biltmore…