Finding the Light in Black and White

Finding the Light in Black and White

In 1967, during his senior year at the University of North Carolina, John Dickson took a physics elective. But the class wasn’t about extragalactic…

The Piano, It Looks Like a Carnival

The Piano, It Looks Like a Carnival

Piano man Perry Olds isn’t a professional entertainer, but his zeal for making assemblage is rollicking enough. Olds jokes about a keyboard-player friend “who…

Black History (Every) Month

Black History (Every) Month

Prominent artist Jenny Pickens —  portraitist, dollmaker, and high-profile local muralist — favors acrylics when she paints. Bold statements in rich hues are a…

The United State of Ceramics

The United State of Ceramics

Lynne Hobaica was studying art history at Syracuse University and needed an elective. Rickie Barnett was taking painting and drawing classes at California State…

Crafting a Low-Tech Legacy

Crafting a Low-Tech Legacy

By: Lee Stevens Paulo DeSousa was born in Portugal and has lived in the U.S. since age 16. He was a language teacher in…

Handmade Holiday Sale

Handmade Holiday Sale

Back in the day, it housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries. Today, the Grovewood Gallery boasts two floors of artisanal work…

Beginnings

Beginnings

Citron is a new gallery/studio recently opened in downtown Asheville that features contemporary art from local, national, and international artists, with a current focus…

Tema Stauffer: Southern Fiction

Tema Stauffer: Southern Fiction

Tema Stauffer’s photographs examine the social, economic, and cultural landscape of American spaces. Daylight Books, in 2018, published a monograph of her “Upstate” series…