Calendar of Events

Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, fairs, bar meetups, and other listings.

Feb
16
Thu
2017
Music of The Beatles
Feb 16 – Feb 26 all-day

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents:

beatles

2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC 28731

Feb
17
Fri
2017
Arts & Crafts Conference at Grove Park Inn, Asheville
Feb 17 – Feb 19 all-day

Arts & Crafts Conference at Grove Park Inn, Asheville

Grove Park Inn

For the past 25+ years, Arts and Crafts enthusiasts, including new collectors, veterans, curators, craftspersons, authors, builders, architects, designers, editors, and bungalow owners, have traveled to the Grove Park Inn in Asheville for the annual Arts & Crafts Conference and Antiques Show in February. The three-day conference is usually a sellout, with 1,500 attendees and more than 2,000 tickets sold for the antiques and contemporary crafts show. And winter is a great time to visit Asheville.

Education of the Arts and Crafts collector has been the goal of the annual gathering since the beginning. The event is unique for its full range of offerings for the passionate collector and those interested in the Arts and Crafts period. The three-day agenda includes lectures, small group discussions, special exhibitions, book exhibits, a contemporary crafts show and the finest of the antiques shows devoted to the Arts and Crafts period.

Dealers not only show their wares (both old and new) but also participate as lecturers and small group discussion leaders, generously sharing their knowledge with attendees, who range from entry level to mature collectors.

Reserve your tickets and room reservations early. Grove Park and most of the nearby bed and breakfastinns sell-out.

Feb
19
Sun
2017
Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am

AT THE BILTMORE:

Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics

February 10 – July 4, 2017

Portrait of a Lady screen still of Nicole Kidman in formal period costume

The artistry of great literary works, costume design, and movie making comes together in Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics, a new exhibition premiering in Biltmore House. Inspired by George Vanderbilt’s love of literature, Designed for Drama showcases more than 40 award-winning movie costumes from films based on favorite books in his collection.

Vanderbilt amassed a personal library of more than 22,000 volumes at his North Carolina home alone. He also counted leading authors of the era as personal friends, including Henry James, Paul Leicester Ford, and Edith Wharton—all of whom stayed at Biltmore House as guests. That literary connection is brought home in the exhibition with the costumes accompanied by the original books from Vanderbilt’s library that inspired the films.

The exhibition features elaborate costumes from recent films that bring literary characters to life, including Sherlock Holmes, Finding Neverland, Anna Karenina, and Pride and Prejudice. Costumes from 13 movies are dramatically staged in the magnificent rooms of Biltmore House. The fashions on display reveal the attention to detail involved in period costume design, and represent the work of costume designers at the highest level of their profession.

Entry to this exhibition is included in Biltmore admission. Save $10 per admission ticket when you buy 7 or more days in advance.

Winter at Biltmore
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am

Winter at Biltmore

Biltmore House in Snow

In the early months of the year, Biltmore offers a peaceful retreat following the hectic pace of the holidays. Discover our great indoors in Biltmore House, America’s largest home. Explore the Conservatory with complimentary guided tours of Biltmore’s extensive orchid collection, offered weekdays, Jan. 23 through March 17.

Discover our great indoors at America’s largest home, and enjoy the lowest admission prices of the year!

100 Years of Sexism
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am

100 Years of Sexism in Advertising
Follow print advertising via original vintage ads from the 1890s to the 1970s and watch how the portrayal of women has evolved as well as its effect on the American culture around gender biases and our perception of beauty.

A Day in Her Life by Ami Vitale
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am

Experience a series of exquisite glimpses into the lives of women around the world as captured by the lens of international award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale. View prints on prepared aluminum created especially for this exhibit.

Ami Vitale’s journey as a photojournalist has taken her to 85 countries. She has witnessed civil unrest, poverty, destruction of life, and unspeakable violence. But she has also experienced surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit, and she is committed to highlighting the surprising and subtle similarities between cultures. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries and published in international magazines including National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time, Smithsonian. Her work has garnered multiple awards from prestigious organizations including World Press Photos, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, Lucie awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, and the Magazine Photographer of the Year award, among many others.

aSHEville Museum is so honored to be featuring Ami Vitale’s amazing photography.

Appalachian Women
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm

Meet the pioneer women of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and get a glimpse into their daily lives.

This exhibit currently features Wilma Dykeman as its local heroine in history, a writer of both fiction and non-fiction and environmentalist.

While visiting this exhibit, make sure to take a seat for the award-winning video “Forever Free,” created as a collaborative effort within Buncombe County to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Listen to the story of Sarah Gudger, describing her experience as a slave in Buncombe County — with her family, owners, slave speculators, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

Sarah Gudger

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings

Summit Wine Club

Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm

Winery Tours 2 pm Daily

2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792

Small Batch Sunday
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm

Sanctuary Brewing Co. Presents: Small Batch Sunday

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Join us for some very special craft beer. Every Sunday we will release a flavor infused version of our standard beers. Think Carolina Panther Chocolate Porter infused with cherries, Our Winterfell IPA infused with Jabanero, and on and on!

147 First Ave East
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828 595 9956

Arts & Crafts Tour of Homes
Feb 19 @ 12:30 pm

Arts & Crafts Tour of Homes

PSABC is pleased to offer a tour of five unique historic homes this weekend for the 2017 National Arts & Crafts Conference Tour. All homes are located in Dr. E. W. Groves residential park nestled at the base of beautiful Sunset Mountain. Included in this year’s tour is the historic E W Grove Real Estate Office designed by Richard Sharp Smith, the Vernon Westall house designed by Charles Parker, and the recently rehabilitated Patton Parker House, 1868, among others.

48 Sunset Drive

Westall House, 1921

The tour will include trolley guides who will point out key buildings and houses in Asheville’s architectural history, as well as docents to answer questions in the homes to be toured. Participants should wear soft-soled comfortable shoes and be able to walk several neighborhood blocks and negotiate stairs & public walkways.

Dates/Times (rain or shine):
Saturday, February 18 from 1pm to 5pm
Sunday, February 19 from 12:30pm to 5pm
Trolley will provide routine tour route transportation, much of the tour is easily walkable.
Check in at the Grove Office (324 Charlotte Street) or at the PSABC booth at The Omni Grove Park Inn.

Asheville Gallery of Arts “For the Love of Art”
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm

Asheville Gallery of Arts February show, “For the Love of Art” features the work of three new Gallery artists and beautifully illustrates their love and passion for painting. The show runs from February 1-28 during Gallery hours 11 a.m-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.

Bee Adams’ paintings immediately strike you with her enthusiastic use of color. Bee states,”My love affair with art adds color and joy and adventure into my life.” She freely uses acrylics, watercolors, and a variety of media. Bee was active in the Denver art scene for over 40 years. After moving to Asheville more than four years ago, she expresses her passion for art in her colorful interpretations of Asheville’s unique architecture and surrounding natural landscapes. Bee also paints with the Asheville Urban Landscape Project and the WNC Plein Air Painters.

Megan Richard’s watercolor/water-media paintings depict ethereal mountain vistas, expansive starlit skies, intimate woodland landscapes, and sunlit waters. Her landscapes evoke a quiet sense of time and place. Megan says, “I love the idea of viewers making an emotional connection with my paintings by tapping into their own memories and experiences.” She has a B.A. in Fine Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University and has studied watercolor painting in Maryland and Virginia.

Sally Lordeon’s powerful yet serene collection of modern and organic art shows her love of rich textures in all that surrounds us. Sally says, “The opulent textures in all things inspire my paintings. I love when my art triggers the viewer’s own imagery and creative thought.” Sally studied fine arts in Pennsylvania at Chatham University. She moved to Asheville more than 30 years ago and, after a successful career as a technical writer and college textbook author, Sally returned to her first passion—her love of color, form, and the divine pleasure of texture.

As well as the paintings of the three artists, those of the other 28 Gallery members are on display and for sale through the month of February. For further information about this show, call the Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the Gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com or go to the Gallery Facebook page.

Her NOBEL Words
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm

Her NOBEL Words

Malala Yousafzai

Come be inspired by aSHEville Museum’s exhibit on the 16 women to have won the Nobel Peace Prize. These women fought to make the world a better place and were honored for their incredible achievements by the Nobel Committee. These are their words.

Sunday Afternoon Tea Tasting @ Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm

Asheville Tea Company and Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen are joining forces to bring a Sunday Afternoon Tea Tasting to our community! Come enjoy traditional afternoon tea accompanied by local tea tastings and an informative talk by Asheville Tea Co. owner, Jessie Dean. $25 per person includes full tea service, plus tastings and informative talk. Enjoy warm, homemade scones and shortbread cookies with seasonal jam, honey butter and Devonshire cream, plus traditional finger sandwiches and petit-four style desserts. Learn about the local WNC tea including its sourcing, brewing, and beneficial uses.
Live classical guitar music by Martin Vee will complete the event.

ivoryroad

2017 Sunday Tea Tasting Dates: January 15th, February 19th, March 5th, April 16th, May 14th, June 18th

Tea time is at 1pm. Reservations are required – please call (828) 676-3870 or e-mail jill@ivoryroadavl.com.

The Good Making of Good Things
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm

On view: January 20, 2017 – May 20, 2017
The Good Making of Good Things investigates Craft Horizons, a watershed publication, which ran from 1941-1979, and explores how the magazine documented and shaped the concept of craft as a movement, career, way of life, and cultural phenomenon.
Featured artists include:  Tanya Aguiñiga (b. 1978), David Gilhooly (1943-2013), Rudi Gurnreich (1922-1985), Ted Hallman (b. 1933), Harvey Littleton (1922-2013), Jaydan Moore (b. 1986), George Nakashima (1905-1990), Ruth Radakovich (1920-1975), Svetozar Radakovich (1918-1998), Southern Highland Craft Guild, Rudolf Staffel (1911-2002), Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003), Peter Voulkos (1924-2002), Betty Woodman (b. 1953)
Arrowhead Artists and Artisan League
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm


Arrowhead Artists and Artisan League


For those interested in painting, drawing, pastels, or other media. Materials provided free of charge for the first two sessions. To continue, join the league for $25 per year. 2-4 p.m. at the Arrowhead Gallery & Studios, 78 Catawba Ave, in Old Fort. For the full schedule please contact Helen Sullivan at helensullivan@wildblue.net.

Join us at Hendersonville Community Theatre
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm

ALL SHOWS: 7:30pm THURSDAY & FRIDAY and

2PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Loving Families: Conversations With LGBT Families
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm

Loving Families: Conversations With LGBT Families

Loving Families was created from interviews of local gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals in WNC and their family members. People interviewed shared the stories of how they met, came to be a family, and faced the joys and challenges that every family knows by heart. Some stories were of straight parents who raised children who were part of the LGBT community. Some stories were of gay men who created family from friendships over many decades. Some were lesbian women who learned the strength of an extended nuclear family as in-laws. Some were of gay and lesbian people who adopted or birthed children of their own. All of these stories include familiar themes, often sounding like all of our own family stories. And that’s the point.

LPC Frostbite Races @ Lelia Patterson Center
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm

Beautiful scenic route of Western North Carolina. The course is hilly and varies on which race the runner participates in.
10k: 1/1/17 – 1/31/17- $45 Late Registration: 2/1 – 2/16/17 – $5 LATE late registration for race weekend- $55.
5k: 1/1/17 – 1/31/17 – $33 2/1 – 2/16/17 – $35 LATE late registration for race weekend- $40.
1 mile – $15 from registration now until to 2/16/17 $20 race weekend.

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The Foreigner
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm

Hendersonville Community Theatre presents The Foreigner

Hendersonville Community Theatre (HCT) is pleased to present the hilarious comedy The Foreigner, running February 17–March 5 in downtown Hendersonville at 229 South Washington Street.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinee performances every Sunday.  Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 students (over 18) and $12 for children (under 18).

The Foreigner, a two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue, has become a staple of professional and amateur theatre and has earned several awards, from Best New American Play to Best Off-Broadway Production.  It was first produced at the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Repertory Theatre in January of 1983, and the boisterous laughter it created there made the play an enormous success.

The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. Charlie agrees to accompany Froggy on a trip after his sick wife begs him to go. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent, as he is terribly shy and depressed about his wife’s illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country, and does not understand English. The lodge’s guests believe it and quickly begin revealing their secrets, all for Charlie to hear.

HCT’s production is directed by Beth Davis Bristol with Colby Coren as assistant director. Charlie Baker is played by Jonathan Forrester, Ellard Simms by Clay Gaitskill, Betty Meekes by Charlene Lightfoot Spinks, Froggy LeSueur by Henry Styron, Rev. David Marshall Lee by Tate Albert, Catherine Simms by Victoria Lamberth, and Owen Musser by Brian Byrd.

Fall in Love in 35below
Feb 19 @ 2:30 pm

February 3-19, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm * Sundays at 2:30 pm

Get ready to fall in love with 35below’s February show!

In the mythical town of Almost, Maine, residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Produced and directed by Reeni Lindblom Dowd, Almost, Maine is presented in 35below and stars four local actors: Ellen Soderberg, Dylan Murray, Heather Nicole Bronson and John O’Neil.

“Watching all of these couples fall in, struggle through and fall out of love throughout a single night is so entertaining and thought provoking … it makes you laugh, cry and think about your own love in one sitting,” says O’Neil.

We heartily agree (pun intended). Surround yourself with the idea of real love with this real romantic comedy!

Jack of the Wood : Sunday-Irish Session
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm

Jack of the Wood : Sunday-Irish Session 

Sundays

1 till who knows when?

Traditional Irish music is kept alive at Jack of the Wood with our unplugged Sunday session.

Jack of the Wood

95 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252.5445

http://www.jackofthewood.com/

Pianoforte with Les Downs
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm

Pianoforte with Les Downs

Sunday, February 19, 3pm
Biltmore United Methodist Church
Museum and Biltmore UMC Members: $8 + tax ($7 children)
Non-Members: $16 + tax ($15 children)
Dr. Leslie Downs is active as both a solo and a collaborative pianist. He has performed in solo, lieder, chamber, and choral concerts throughout the United States and in Canada. He has also served as music director for regional musical theatre productions. For 16 years he worked as a freelance pianist/teacher/vocal coach in New York City. He currently serves as Music Director for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville.

The program will include works by Joseph Haydn, Manuel de Falla, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Claude Debussy, Alexander Scriabin and Isaac Albéni

Blue Ridge Rollergirls 2017 Season Opener
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm
Blue Ridge Rollergirls 2017 Season Opener
“Mark your calendars for Blue Ridge Rollergirls’ first home game of the season! Tickets are available at the US Cellular Box office.
Watch the BRRG home teams, The Wham Bam Thank You Ma’ams and The Candy Apple Razor-Blades, battle for victory!
Doors at 4:30pm, bout at 5pm. $2 beer and wine night! Come join us for a family friendly Sunday Funday!”
U.S. Cellular Center
Adults: $13
Youth (11-17): $11
Kids 10 & Under: Free!
Jazz Showcase at Isis
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm

Isis Restaurant & Music Hall Presents:

Jazz Showcase

743 Haywood Rd

 

 

MerleFest Radio Hour
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm

MerleFest Radio Hour

MerleFest Radio Hour is an hour long weekly show of live performances, album tracks and an interview segment with artists who have played at the festival. Hosted by MerleFest’s Steve Johnson and Mark Bumgarner, the show highlights the history of the artists while touching on what happens behind the scenes, and also will regularly feature the music of Doc and Merle Watson.

Off the Wagon- Dueling Pianos
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm

Off The Wagon Presents: Dueling Pianos

Casual haunt featuring piano duels & specialty cocktails in a 1920s space with a convivial vibe.

22 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801

Redleg Husky
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm

Redleg Husky features Tim McWilliams on acoustic guitar, banjo, and vocals, and Son the Bassman on bass and vocals. With more than five hundred shows already under their belt, Tim and Son are excited to continue their musical evolution, developing new takes on classic songs, bringing an impassioned live show to audiences throughout the region, and pushing musical boundaries within the many sub-genres of Americana.

 

Barley’s Tap Room, Asheville, NC

 

ZZ Top at The Peace Center
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm

THE PEACE CENTER {Greenville, SC} PRESENTS:

ZZ Top

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101 W Broad St, Greenville, SC 29601

Live Piano at The Social Lounge
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm

Live Piano at the Social Lounge

Live Piano, Music By ReadyPlay Entertainment at The Social Lounge. Servers enjoy Industry Night specials every Sunday and Monday nights, and EVERYONE enjoys live music on the baby grand piano. Timeless elegance… nightly.

Karoke at The Double Crown
Feb 19 @ 9:00 pm

The Double Crown Presents: Karoke Sunday Nights

Inside Double Crown

375 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC 28806

Umphrey’s McGee
Feb 19 @ 9:00 pm

THE ORANGE PEEL PRESENTS:

Umphrey’s McGee

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Feb
20
Mon
2017
Drawing or Painting at John Mac Kah Studio
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am

John Mac Kah Studio Presents: Drawing or Painting

Register anytime.

Classes, Workshops, and Private Fine Art Instruction.

– Monday & Thursday, 9-4 p.m.

John Mac Kah Studio, 122 Riverside Dr., Studio H, Asheville
(828) 225-5000, www.JohnMacKah.com

 

Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am

AT THE BILTMORE:

Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics

February 10 – July 4, 2017

Portrait of a Lady screen still of Nicole Kidman in formal period costume

The artistry of great literary works, costume design, and movie making comes together in Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics, a new exhibition premiering in Biltmore House. Inspired by George Vanderbilt’s love of literature, Designed for Drama showcases more than 40 award-winning movie costumes from films based on favorite books in his collection.

Vanderbilt amassed a personal library of more than 22,000 volumes at his North Carolina home alone. He also counted leading authors of the era as personal friends, including Henry James, Paul Leicester Ford, and Edith Wharton—all of whom stayed at Biltmore House as guests. That literary connection is brought home in the exhibition with the costumes accompanied by the original books from Vanderbilt’s library that inspired the films.

The exhibition features elaborate costumes from recent films that bring literary characters to life, including Sherlock Holmes, Finding Neverland, Anna Karenina, and Pride and Prejudice. Costumes from 13 movies are dramatically staged in the magnificent rooms of Biltmore House. The fashions on display reveal the attention to detail involved in period costume design, and represent the work of costume designers at the highest level of their profession.

Entry to this exhibition is included in Biltmore admission. Save $10 per admission ticket when you buy 7 or more days in advance.

Winter at Biltmore
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am

Winter at Biltmore

Biltmore House in Snow

In the early months of the year, Biltmore offers a peaceful retreat following the hectic pace of the holidays. Discover our great indoors in Biltmore House, America’s largest home. Explore the Conservatory with complimentary guided tours of Biltmore’s extensive orchid collection, offered weekdays, Jan. 23 through March 17.

Discover our great indoors at America’s largest home, and enjoy the lowest admission prices of the year!

100 Years of Sexism
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am

100 Years of Sexism in Advertising
Follow print advertising via original vintage ads from the 1890s to the 1970s and watch how the portrayal of women has evolved as well as its effect on the American culture around gender biases and our perception of beauty.

A Day in Her Life by Ami Vitale
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am

Experience a series of exquisite glimpses into the lives of women around the world as captured by the lens of international award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale. View prints on prepared aluminum created especially for this exhibit.

Ami Vitale’s journey as a photojournalist has taken her to 85 countries. She has witnessed civil unrest, poverty, destruction of life, and unspeakable violence. But she has also experienced surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit, and she is committed to highlighting the surprising and subtle similarities between cultures. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries and published in international magazines including National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time, Smithsonian. Her work has garnered multiple awards from prestigious organizations including World Press Photos, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, Lucie awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, and the Magazine Photographer of the Year award, among many others.

aSHEville Museum is so honored to be featuring Ami Vitale’s amazing photography.

Begin To See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am
Begin To See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College

Curated by Julie J. Thomson

While thousands of photographs were taken at Black Mountain College there has not been a detailed examination of photography at the College. Begin to See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College will be the first in-depth exhibition and catalog devoted to this topic. Photography began as a workshop at Black Mountain College in the 1930s.

In the 1940s visiting photographers gave some instruction, and starting in 1944 photography courses were offered during the College’s summer sessions. In fall 1949 photography began to be offered as part of the school’s regular curriculum, with former student Hazel-Frieda Larsen being appointed the first full-time instructor in photography. Photographic education at Black Mountain College often focused on learning to see photographically, taking photographs, and the medium’s history.

Begin to See will feature photographs by a variety of artists including Josef Albers, Hazel Larsen Archer, Josef Breitenbach, Harry Callahan, Trude Guermonprez, Robert Haas, Clemens Kalischer, Barbara Morgan, Beaumont Newhall, Nancy Newhall, Andy Oates, Aaron Siskind, Stan VanDerBeek, and Jonathan Williams.

Mother Goose Time
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am

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West Asheville Branch Library, 942 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC 28806

Mother Goose Time (4-18 months)

 

Zola Marcus: Kinetic Origins
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am
Zola Marcus: Kinetic Origins

Curated by Alice Sebrell and Connie Bostic

Zola Marcus (1915 – 1998), long-time resident of New York and abstract painter attended the 1953 Summer Institute at Black Mountain College where he studied painting with Joe Fiore and Esteban Vicente. His early work (pre-Black Mountain) consisted of representational scenes, primarily landscapes. These early paintings displayed a remarkable feeling not just for natural beauty but also for color and, particularly, for formal clarity. It is the strength of formal composition that carried over into his abstract work, which he developed over a number of decades. Early in this development he had a one-man show at the famed Galerie Mai in Paris, and one can see the influence of his teachers, including Fernand Leger and, later, the dean of New York abstraction, Hans Hoffman. Marcus integrated a large number of the central developments of abstract painting into his work over the years, including large-scale calligraphic gestures and the employment of chance-elements, particularly drip-motifs. Many of Marcus’ later canvases display the unusual combination of fine technical precision with the appearance of improvisatory gestural spontaneity, and it is in these canvases that his distinctive aesthetic voice is perhaps most pronounced.

Appalachian Women
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm

Meet the pioneer women of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and get a glimpse into their daily lives.

This exhibit currently features Wilma Dykeman as its local heroine in history, a writer of both fiction and non-fiction and environmentalist.

While visiting this exhibit, make sure to take a seat for the award-winning video “Forever Free,” created as a collaborative effort within Buncombe County to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Listen to the story of Sarah Gudger, describing her experience as a slave in Buncombe County — with her family, owners, slave speculators, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

Sarah Gudger

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings

Summit Wine Club

Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm

Winery Tours 2 pm Daily

2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792

Asheville Gallery of Arts “For the Love of Art”
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm

Asheville Gallery of Arts February show, “For the Love of Art” features the work of three new Gallery artists and beautifully illustrates their love and passion for painting. The show runs from February 1-28 during Gallery hours 11 a.m-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.

Bee Adams’ paintings immediately strike you with her enthusiastic use of color. Bee states,”My love affair with art adds color and joy and adventure into my life.” She freely uses acrylics, watercolors, and a variety of media. Bee was active in the Denver art scene for over 40 years. After moving to Asheville more than four years ago, she expresses her passion for art in her colorful interpretations of Asheville’s unique architecture and surrounding natural landscapes. Bee also paints with the Asheville Urban Landscape Project and the WNC Plein Air Painters.

Megan Richard’s watercolor/water-media paintings depict ethereal mountain vistas, expansive starlit skies, intimate woodland landscapes, and sunlit waters. Her landscapes evoke a quiet sense of time and place. Megan says, “I love the idea of viewers making an emotional connection with my paintings by tapping into their own memories and experiences.” She has a B.A. in Fine Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University and has studied watercolor painting in Maryland and Virginia.

Sally Lordeon’s powerful yet serene collection of modern and organic art shows her love of rich textures in all that surrounds us. Sally says, “The opulent textures in all things inspire my paintings. I love when my art triggers the viewer’s own imagery and creative thought.” Sally studied fine arts in Pennsylvania at Chatham University. She moved to Asheville more than 30 years ago and, after a successful career as a technical writer and college textbook author, Sally returned to her first passion—her love of color, form, and the divine pleasure of texture.

As well as the paintings of the three artists, those of the other 28 Gallery members are on display and for sale through the month of February. For further information about this show, call the Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the Gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com or go to the Gallery Facebook page.

Her NOBEL Words
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm

Her NOBEL Words

Malala Yousafzai

Come be inspired by aSHEville Museum’s exhibit on the 16 women to have won the Nobel Peace Prize. These women fought to make the world a better place and were honored for their incredible achievements by the Nobel Committee. These are their words.

The Good Making of Good Things
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm

On view: January 20, 2017 – May 20, 2017
The Good Making of Good Things investigates Craft Horizons, a watershed publication, which ran from 1941-1979, and explores how the magazine documented and shaped the concept of craft as a movement, career, way of life, and cultural phenomenon.
Featured artists include:  Tanya Aguiñiga (b. 1978), David Gilhooly (1943-2013), Rudi Gurnreich (1922-1985), Ted Hallman (b. 1933), Harvey Littleton (1922-2013), Jaydan Moore (b. 1986), George Nakashima (1905-1990), Ruth Radakovich (1920-1975), Svetozar Radakovich (1918-1998), Southern Highland Craft Guild, Rudolf Staffel (1911-2002), Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003), Peter Voulkos (1924-2002), Betty Woodman (b. 1953)
Loving Families: Conversations With LGBT Families
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm

Loving Families: Conversations With LGBT Families

Loving Families was created from interviews of local gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals in WNC and their family members. People interviewed shared the stories of how they met, came to be a family, and faced the joys and challenges that every family knows by heart. Some stories were of straight parents who raised children who were part of the LGBT community. Some stories were of gay men who created family from friendships over many decades. Some were lesbian women who learned the strength of an extended nuclear family as in-laws. Some were of gay and lesbian people who adopted or birthed children of their own. All of these stories include familiar themes, often sounding like all of our own family stories. And that’s the point.