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

May
29
Fri
2015
Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
May 29 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
on View April 18 – August 16

Join us for an opening reception on Saturday, April 18, 3:005:00 p.m.

 

Art Smith, “Half & Half” Necklace, 1948, brass, 7 x 8 x 1.25 inches. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – The Daphne Farago Collection. 2006.536.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection, a dazzling exhibition on view April 18 – August 16.

Flourish showcases a selection of jewelry carefully curated over many years by the keen-eyed collector Daphne Farago and reveals the breadth of studio jewelry as the movement evolved. A self-conscious practice, studio jewelry emerged following WWII as a response to commercially available adornment and as a marriage of fine craft and art.

This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum, with special thanks to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Museum thanks the Farago Family Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this exhibition and Jim and Julia Peterson for their support

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
May 29 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
On view May 16 – September 13
Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens, Sunday, May 17, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason, on view May 16 – September 13, 2015. From New York to Nebo is an in-depth study of the life, subjects and style of the “Ashcan artist of Appalachia,” Eugene Healan Thomason (1895–1972). A product of the industrialized New South, Thomason as a young man in the 1920s made the pilgrimage to New York to advance his art education and launch his career. Like so many other aspiring American artists, he understood that the city offered unparalleled personal and professional opportunities — prestigious schools, groundbreaking teachers and an intoxicating cosmopolitan milieu. He began his studies at the Art Students League, where he fell under the influence of the leading members of the Ashcan School, including Robert Henri, John Sloan and George Luks. In all Thomason spent a decade in the city, adopting — and eventually adapting — the Ashcan movement’s gritty realistic aesthetic into a distinctive regionalist style that used thick paint and simple subject matter.

Thomason returned to the South in the early 1930s, living first in Charlotte, NC, before settling in a small Appalachian crossroads called Nebo, located about halfway between Asheville and Hickory. For the next thirty-plus years, he mined the rural landscape’s rolling terrain and area residents for inspiration, finding an abundance of colorful imagery more evocative, and more personally resonant, than the urbanism of New York. Thomason embraced and convincingly portrayed his own region, becoming the visual spokesman for that place and its people.

There will be an Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens on Sunday, May 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This exhibition was organized by The Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, SC. The Johnson Collection is the largest repository of art by Thomason. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue written by art historian Martha R. Severens.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Grand Bohemian Gallery exhibition : Stefan Horik : “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains”
May 29 all-day

Grand Bohemian Gallery

Features a new exhibition from vibrant expressionist

Stefan Horik : “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains”

April 22 – May 31

The Grand Bohemian Gallery in Biltmore Village hosts Quebec expressionist Stefan Horik, kicking off the exhibition “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains,” with a two-day opportunity to meet the artist during the exhibition reception. Horik will debut some 20 new pieces, inspired by the Smoky Mountains and his many trips to Asheville and the surrounding area.

“This is the fifth year Stefan will be appearing with a series of new works,” says Constance Richards, director of the gallery. “This particular series showcases his appreciation of the mountains in this area. Although the artist travels throughout his native Canada, capturing the Rockies and other landscapes in his very vibrant impasto style, he’s retained a soft spot for this area. Typically he brings his family for the annual exhibitions and they rent a cabin to enjoy the hiking, canoeing and mountain biking here. It’s easy to see how the new series was inspired by his annual trek to our mountains.”

 

Horik was born in 1965 in the province of Quebec, Canada, from a father of Ukrainian origin and a French Canadian mother. During the first seven years of his life, he followed his parents in their travels until the whole family settled down on an old farm in the Charlevoix County some 70 miles east of Quebec City. His father, Vladimir Horik is also an acclaimed landscape master.

Stefan Horik likes well-defined contrasts and significant variations in color value. He also paintings on canvases that are increasingly narrow – catching an interesting snippet of a sunset over water, or a cross-cut of tree trunks and river reflections. Horik’s work is represented by galleries throughout Canada in Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, but is shown in the United States exclusively at the Grand Bohemian Galleries.

Horik’s canvases are fresh, modern, bold and rhythmical.
Grand Bohemian Gallery

11 Boston Way

Asheville (Biltmore Village)

828-398-5555 for more info

www.grandbohemiangallery.com

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore
May 29 all-day

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore

Tuesday, May 26th – Monday, September 7th

Included with estate admission

Come explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, exploring our gardens and grounds, or even bring a picnic and relax in a quiet spot. Add to your visit with additional outdoor activities like fishing, horseback riding, bike rentals, and more, available at our Outdoor Adventure Center.

The Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge St

Asheville, NC 28803

(800) 411-3812

https://www.biltmore.com/

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) : Back to the Drawing Board
May 29 all-day

CCCD :

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Invites Audience Participation with New, Experimental Artist Series

Tanya Aguiñiga, Community Felt-In, 2014. Photo by Jim Newberry, courtesy of the artist.
     The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is pleased to announce Back to the Drawing Board, a new program series that provides six artists the opportunity to “take-over” CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop for a 24-hour period. Collaborators invited and juried from across the United States will produce installations, performances, and other experimental activities that invite the audience to participate in the creation of a final work of art.

Back to the Drawing Board seeks to make the invisible creative process visible by providing a venue for experimentation, collaboration, failure, and innovation. “Craft extends beyond what may be placed on a pedestal,” program curator and CCCD Assistant Director Marilyn Zapf states, “Back to the Drawing Board is designed to allow the viewer access to the often tumultuous creative process.”

Using media such as ceramics, glass, textiles, and book arts, the selected artists push the boundaries of what is or is not considered craft. The focus of these six projects ranges from environmental change and immigration to community empowerment and questioning domestic etiquette.

The first project will be led by Los Angeles based designer and artist Tanya Aguiñiga. Performance Crafting: Hand in Hand will be the fourth craft based performance in an ongoing series where Aguiñiga deconstructs her own making process and ideas and applies them to public based explorations. During Hand in Hand, visitors will learn the wet felting techniques best known in Aguiñiga’s furniture and product design, and apply it directly to bodies, experiencing the materiality of wool and creating a communal experience of making.

Visitors will be invited to felt one another’s arms by lightly massaging wool continuously around the hand and forearm area in order to build up a thick layer of wool. Once removed from the body, these hollow forms will be displayed in the gallery, marking the collective action of making through care for one another. The project aims to connect community members, teach new skills, engage visitors in the making of exhibited art, satisfy the need for human contact, while exposing individuals to contemporary craft.

 

EVENT DETAILS
Back to the Drawing Board will consist of a series of four events beginning in April and culminating in August with a special event, featuring three artists simultaneously working in the gallery.Each project will begin with a public reception from 6 – 9 pm Friday evening and continue from 10 am – 6 pm Saturday.

April 3-4, Hand in Hand, Tanya Aguiñiga (Los Angeles, CA)

May 1-2, In Song Sing On: The Songbook Project, David Wilson (Oakland, CA)

May 29-30, Blue Mountain, Mark Reigelman (Brooklyn, New York)

August 28-29,            Material Iterations, Jennifer Bueno (Penland, North Carolina)

Immigrant Citizenship Takeover, Aram Han (Chicago, IL)

Domensterventions: Inventions for Domestic Interventions, Cheyenne Rudolph (Gainesville, FL)

 

All events will be held at CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop, 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 828-785-1357 or visit www.craftcreativitydesign.org.

 

This program was made possible by the John & Robyn Horn Foundation and receives media sponsorship from Industrious Productions.

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

67 Broadway

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 785-1357

http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/

WNC AG Center : Carolina Mountain Classic Horse Show
May 29 all-day

WNC AG Center :

Carolina Mountain Classic Horse ShowMCGOUGH5/29/2015

WNC AG Center

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 687-1414

http://www.mountainfair.org/

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts : Inkalicious
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts :

Inkalicious

Every two weeks (Fridays), 9:00am-12:00pm (full schedule below)
All ages; Open to the public

Come join the fun as you explore the wonderful world of alcohol inks with folks who participated in the appsummer workshop led by Cathy Taylor.  This is an open studio opportunity with no direct instruction.   Everyone is available to inspire and share ideas with one another.

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

423 W King St

Boone, NC 28608

828.262.3017

http://tcva.org/

Catawba Falls Hike
May 29 @ 10:00 am

Catawba Falls Hike
Near Black Mountain, NC
Date: May 29
Time: 10 am
Difficulty: Moderately Difficult (7-8)
Leader: Kana Miller, AmeriCorps Conservation Education & Volunteer Associate
Cost: FREE for SAHC members, or $10 for non-members

Join us for this unique, guided hike along the headwater streams of the to the top of spectacular Catawba Falls. The Catawba River flows for approximately 220 miles, beginning in the Southern Appalachians until it drains in the South Carolina Piedmont. While the headwaters of the Catawba can be found in neighboring McDowell County, public access is limited. Our hike begins on a tract which has been protected through a conservation easement with SAHC. The trail involves several creek crossings – 18 round trip! – So prepare for wet feet. This will be a rugged and adventurous hike, through rich cove forest and into streams. Most who access Catawba Falls have only viewed the large falls from below; come hike with us to see this rare view of the upper falls!

What to Bring: Sturdy waterproof hiking shoes (Chacos, Tevas, Keens, waterproof boots), rain gear, water, sunscreen, insect repellent, lunch, camera, and a bag to carry all personal items. Long [waterproof, non-cotton] pants are recommended for protection from poison ivy. If possible, drive a vehicle with high clearance from the ground, to help with shuttling to the trailhead.

For more info or to register, contact Kana Miller at [email protected] or (828) 253.0095 ext. 205. Directions and additional details will be provided after registration.

Opportunity House : Writing Your Mystery
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Opportunity House :

Writing Your Mystery

Topics covered include: types of mysteries (genre), point-of-view (POV), character development, setting, plot elements, clues and red herrings, story lines, dialogue, the all-important opening sentence/paragraph, moving the story forward, self-editing, paid editors, best and worst crimes for writers, criminal motives, researching factual elements, publishing (traditional & self-publishing), marketing, positives and negatives about critique groups, and more. Handouts excerpted from Havelin’s book Mystery Mastery will provide topic details. Participants will learn about other writing groups and events in our region, what they offer, and when they meet.

Instructor: Michael Havelin
Fridays: 10am-11am Meets for 8 weeks beginning May 1
Cost: $70 Members/$85 Non-members

East Asheville Tailgate Market
May 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

East Asheville Tailgate Market

Listing
Fridays 3-6 pm. We offer our customers an array of fresh locally grown produce, plant starts, fresh eggs, pastured meats, delicious honey, jams and baked goods, as well as hand made crafts and jewelry. We are located in the Groce Methodist Church parking lot on Tunnel Road in East Asheville.

Our market season is from May 1, 2015 to September 25, 2015.

  • Friday
    3pm — 6pm
Asheville Music Hall: Free Dead Friday’s featuring members of Phuncle Sam
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

Asheville Music Hall: Free Dead Friday’s featuring members of Phuncle Sam


Every Friday

Free Dead Friday's featuring members of Phuncle Sam
Tickets: FREE
Ages: ALL AGES

Asheville Music Hall

31 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

http://ashevillemusichall.com/

Second Annual Dance Walk Asheville
May 29 @ 5:30 pm

On Friday, May 29, Asheville will host its Second Annual Dance Walk Asheville, part of an international dance movement made popular in a viral YouTube video with more than 19 million views that has sparked dance walks worldwide.

This year’s dance walk, “Shake Yo’ Booty on Biltmore,” will kick off downtown at 5:30 pm on Friday, May 29 at Pack Square.

Dance Walk Asheville<br /> 2014

Dance Walk Asheville 2014

Participants will meet at the Vance Monument and dance walk down Biltmore Ave. toward the Orange Peel and back to Patton Avenue, ending at Asheville’s dance-friendly drum circle at Pritchard Park. Participants are invited to join the dance walk at any point along the route.

This free dance walk is sponsored by The Fun Conspiracy, a local Asheville business committed to raising awareness about the importance of engaging in regular play to support emotional and physical well-being.

“Most of us think we don’t deserve to play until we get all our work done,” says The Fun Conspiracy founder, Ginny Hunneke. “The irony is that we are more creative and effective when we regularly take time to play.”

Humans are quite literally hard-wired for play throughout our lifetime, according to psychiatrist and play researcher Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play and author of the national bestseller Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul.

Play’s many benefits include greater happiness and optimism, enhanced learning and memory, improved cognitive skills, and stronger empathy and social connections. Play also boosts the immune system, regulates stress, and provides protection from heart disease and neurological problems such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

More information and the full dance walk route are posted on the event website at www.thefunconspiracy.com/event/dance-walk-asheville.

Click here to view more photos from last year’s dance walk.

The Fun Conspiracy

The Fun Conspiracy offers one-on-one life coaching, playshops and retreats for individuals and organizations, and community wellness events that are designed to cultivate opportunities for liberating joy in a safe, substance-free environment. More information at www.thefunconspiracy.com.

Asheville Tourists vs Augusta
May 29 @ 7:00 pm

Asheville Tourists vs Augusta

May 29th

7:05 pm

McCormick Field Stadium

30 Buchanan Place

Asheville, NC 28801

828.258.0428

http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t573&m=4&y=2015

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall : An Evening with The Grahams in the Lounge
May 29 @ 7:00 pm

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall :

$7 5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation otherwise seating is first come first serve. Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert. (Call 828-575-2737 for dinner reservations) Alyssa and Doug Graham have spent nearly their entire lives exploring music together. Friends since she was 7 and he was 9, they became a couple in their teens, then husband and wife. Somewhere along the way, they also became The Grahams, a dynamic Americana duo who’ve married their love of adventure with a desire to build on foundations laid by their musical predecessors. Join us for a great evening of entertainment, food, and spirits.
– All Ages Show –

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall

743 Haywood Rd

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 575-2737

http://isisasheville.com/

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall : Goldie and the Screamers with CaroMia Tiller on the Patio
May 29 @ 7:30 pm

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall :

On the Patio 7:30pm – 9:30pm :: FREE Come enjoy an evening on the patio or a picnik on the Isis Lawn as we present CaroMia and her band Goldie and the Screamers Goldie & The Screamers have a mission to move you: to create music that stirs your heart without neglecting your body.  This Asheville based Soul/Neo Soul outfit have been quickly building a loyal following since their first public performance in the Spring of 2014. We have blankets available for the lawn or bring your own.
Doors open 5:00 PM

ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall

743 Haywood Rd

Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 575-2737

http://isisasheville.com/

Montford Park Players : R & J
May 29 @ 7:30 pm

R&J to open Montford Park Players’ 43rd Season
at Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre May 15 – 30
The Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival, is pleased to announce the opening production of our 2015 outdoor season at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, 92 Gay Street in Asheville NC.

“R&J”, a 2-person play adapted by director Jeff Catanese from William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, and starring Devyn Ray and Alex McDonald, will open our free season of Shakespeare Friday, May 15, at 7:30 pm.  “R&J” will play Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Saturday, May 30.

Bring a picnic, bring your favorite beverage, and join us each weekend for a unique take on one of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies (we’re dog-friendly, too, so bring your companion)!  Snacks and beverages are available at our concession stand.

For more information call (828) 254-5146, email [email protected], or visit or website at www.montfordparkplayers.org, and follow us on Facebook (MontfordParkPlayers) and Twitter (@MontfordPlayers).

NC Stage : Parallel Lives
May 29 @ 7:30 pm

NC Stage : Parallel Lives

Parallel Lives

May. 13th — Jun. 7th, 2015

Wed-Sat @ 7:30 PM; Sunday @ 2:00 PM

Join Kathy and Mo as these two ladies assume multiple characters and personalities in this comedy sketch riot. From discussing God’s interior decorating choices to a stint in a West-Texas country music bar, these two women aren’t afraid to tackle any material and the result will leave you in stitches.

NC Stage

15 Stage Lane

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 239.0263

http://www.ncstage.org/

The Altamont Theatre : Diane Durrett & Steff Mahan
May 29 @ 8:00 pm

The Altamont Theatre :

Diane Durrett & Steff Mahan – [singer/songwriter / blues]

WHEN:  Friday May 29, 2015
DOORS: 7:00pm  |  SHOW: 8pm
GENRE:  singer/songwriter / blues
AGES:  All Ages
SEATING:  seated general admission
TICKETS:  $10 adv. / $12 d.o.s.

The Altamont Theatre

18 Church St

Asheville, NC 28801

(617) 501-1983

http://thealtamont.com/

The Courtyard Gallery : Classic World Cinema
May 29 @ 8:00 pm

Courtyard Gallery & Agency Logo

The Courtyard Gallery : Classic World Cinema

Foreign Film Series 

8pm each Friday night
upstairs in the Railroad Library
109 Roberts St, Phil Mechanic Studios
River Arts District, Asheville

The Courtyard Gallery

109 Roberts St

Asheville, NC 28801

828.273.3332

http://ashevillecourtyard.com/

The Orange Peel : Tarocco: A Soldier’s Tale
May 29 @ 8:00 pm

The Orange Peel :

Tarocco: A Soldier’s Tale

Fri May 29 at

foxbeggar

Fox & Beggar Theater presents

Tarocco: A Soldier’s Tale

Show: 8pm
Doors: 7:30pm
$35 VIP / $21 General Admission / $16 Budget This is a seated show.

VIP: Best seats, Complimentary Playbill/Show Guide, and a free 11″x17″ Tarocco Poster
General Admission: Good seats and Complimentary Playbill/Show Guide
Budget: Fair seats with possible partial view obstruction.

WARNING: Contains dark, sometimes disturbing content. Not recommended for children under 12.

The Orange Peel

101 Biltmore Avenue

Asheville, NC, NC 28801

(828) 398-1837

http://theorangepeel.net/

White Horse : The MJS Electric Band
May 29 @ 8:00 pm

White Horse Black Mountain

White Horse : The  MJS Electric Band

White Horse

105c Montreat Road

Black Mountain NC

28711

(828)669-0816

http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/

The Grey Eagle : Aaron LaFalce, Drake Murphy & Poet Radio
May 29 @ 9:00 pm

The Grey Eagle :

Lafalce featured image
May 29 Fri
8pm doors.
ALL AGES. Standing room only.
9pm
$7 ADV / $10 day of show

The Grey Eagle

185 Clingman Ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 232-5800

http://thegreyeagle.com/

One Stop Deli & Bar : Bones Jugs N’ Harmony w/ The Brummy Brothers
May 29 @ 10:00 pm

One Stop Deli & Bar :

w/ The Brummy Brothers

Bones Jugs N' Harmony
May 29

Tickets: $5
Ages: 21+

One Stop Deli & Bar

31 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

http://ashevillemusichall.com/

May
30
Sat
2015
Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
May 30 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
on View April 18 – August 16

Join us for an opening reception on Saturday, April 18, 3:005:00 p.m.

 

Art Smith, “Half & Half” Necklace, 1948, brass, 7 x 8 x 1.25 inches. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – The Daphne Farago Collection. 2006.536.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection, a dazzling exhibition on view April 18 – August 16.

Flourish showcases a selection of jewelry carefully curated over many years by the keen-eyed collector Daphne Farago and reveals the breadth of studio jewelry as the movement evolved. A self-conscious practice, studio jewelry emerged following WWII as a response to commercially available adornment and as a marriage of fine craft and art.

This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum, with special thanks to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The Museum thanks the Farago Family Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this exhibition and Jim and Julia Peterson for their support

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
May 30 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Asheville Art Museum Presents the Art of Eugene Thomason
On view May 16 – September 13
Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens, Sunday, May 17, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason, on view May 16 – September 13, 2015. From New York to Nebo is an in-depth study of the life, subjects and style of the “Ashcan artist of Appalachia,” Eugene Healan Thomason (1895–1972). A product of the industrialized New South, Thomason as a young man in the 1920s made the pilgrimage to New York to advance his art education and launch his career. Like so many other aspiring American artists, he understood that the city offered unparalleled personal and professional opportunities — prestigious schools, groundbreaking teachers and an intoxicating cosmopolitan milieu. He began his studies at the Art Students League, where he fell under the influence of the leading members of the Ashcan School, including Robert Henri, John Sloan and George Luks. In all Thomason spent a decade in the city, adopting — and eventually adapting — the Ashcan movement’s gritty realistic aesthetic into a distinctive regionalist style that used thick paint and simple subject matter.

Thomason returned to the South in the early 1930s, living first in Charlotte, NC, before settling in a small Appalachian crossroads called Nebo, located about halfway between Asheville and Hickory. For the next thirty-plus years, he mined the rural landscape’s rolling terrain and area residents for inspiration, finding an abundance of colorful imagery more evocative, and more personally resonant, than the urbanism of New York. Thomason embraced and convincingly portrayed his own region, becoming the visual spokesman for that place and its people.

There will be an Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Martha Severens on Sunday, May 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This exhibition was organized by The Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, SC. The Johnson Collection is the largest repository of art by Thomason. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue written by art historian Martha R. Severens.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Clean Streams Day 2015
May 30 all-day
Saturday May 30th – Clean Streams Day 2015
Clean Streams Day is the kick off the summer river cleanup season. Teams sign up prior to the day of the event to take on a particular stream of their choosing, then report back their findings at the after cleanup party.
10am to 2pm (Cleanup)
2pm to 4pm (After party by the river)

Thousands of bags of trash have been removed over the years making our waterways cleaner and safer to use.

Streams:
Town Branch, Moore Branch Creek, Smith Mill Creek, Reid Creek, Glenn Creek, Hominy Creek, Buttermilk Creek and MANY more.
Rivers:
Swannanoa River and French Broad River
Meetup location for the river cleanup and after party
River Link’s Performance Plaza – 144 Riverside Drive, Asheville NC 28801
Grand Bohemian Gallery exhibition : Stefan Horik : “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains”
May 30 all-day

Grand Bohemian Gallery

Features a new exhibition from vibrant expressionist

Stefan Horik : “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains”

April 22 – May 31

The Grand Bohemian Gallery in Biltmore Village hosts Quebec expressionist Stefan Horik, kicking off the exhibition “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains,” with a two-day opportunity to meet the artist during the exhibition reception. Horik will debut some 20 new pieces, inspired by the Smoky Mountains and his many trips to Asheville and the surrounding area.

“This is the fifth year Stefan will be appearing with a series of new works,” says Constance Richards, director of the gallery. “This particular series showcases his appreciation of the mountains in this area. Although the artist travels throughout his native Canada, capturing the Rockies and other landscapes in his very vibrant impasto style, he’s retained a soft spot for this area. Typically he brings his family for the annual exhibitions and they rent a cabin to enjoy the hiking, canoeing and mountain biking here. It’s easy to see how the new series was inspired by his annual trek to our mountains.”

 

Horik was born in 1965 in the province of Quebec, Canada, from a father of Ukrainian origin and a French Canadian mother. During the first seven years of his life, he followed his parents in their travels until the whole family settled down on an old farm in the Charlevoix County some 70 miles east of Quebec City. His father, Vladimir Horik is also an acclaimed landscape master.

Stefan Horik likes well-defined contrasts and significant variations in color value. He also paintings on canvases that are increasingly narrow – catching an interesting snippet of a sunset over water, or a cross-cut of tree trunks and river reflections. Horik’s work is represented by galleries throughout Canada in Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, but is shown in the United States exclusively at the Grand Bohemian Galleries.

Horik’s canvases are fresh, modern, bold and rhythmical.
Grand Bohemian Gallery

11 Boston Way

Asheville (Biltmore Village)

828-398-5555 for more info

www.grandbohemiangallery.com

Mad Mountain Mud Run
May 30 all-day

Mad Mountain Mud Run

Mad Mountain Mud Run

Get your mud on!

The 2015 Mad Mountain Mud Run, happening on Saturday, May 30, 2015, is a 3+ mile mad & muddy, crazy & filthy obstacle course race and festival  – all in Hendersonville, NC’s Berkeley Park and surrounding forests.

Geared toward racers of all abilities, the Mad Mountain Mud Run is one of the only races of its kind that lets you pick the right heat in which to race, based on your ability.

Super competitive? Our first heats are for the nitty, gritty competitive warriors who want the first crack at the mud, climbs, pulls and crawls. The second group of racers are those who have trained and want to compete, but probably won’t have the fastest time … and last – those who just want to have fun! (We see lots of costume-laden teams of all ages in this last group of racers.)

And best of all, 100% of the proceeds from this awesome event go to the non-profit children’s museum: Hands On! – A Child’s Gallery. Hands On! provides unique and creative educational exhibits and activities for children and is located on Main Street in Hendersonville, N.C.

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore
May 30 all-day

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore

Tuesday, May 26th – Monday, September 7th

Included with estate admission

Come explore our 8,000-acre Blue Ridge Mountain backyard and create memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, exploring our gardens and grounds, or even bring a picnic and relax in a quiet spot. Add to your visit with additional outdoor activities like fishing, horseback riding, bike rentals, and more, available at our Outdoor Adventure Center.

The Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge St

Asheville, NC 28803

(800) 411-3812

https://www.biltmore.com/

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) : Back to the Drawing Board
May 30 all-day

CCCD :

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Invites Audience Participation with New, Experimental Artist Series

Tanya Aguiñiga, Community Felt-In, 2014. Photo by Jim Newberry, courtesy of the artist.
     The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is pleased to announce Back to the Drawing Board, a new program series that provides six artists the opportunity to “take-over” CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop for a 24-hour period. Collaborators invited and juried from across the United States will produce installations, performances, and other experimental activities that invite the audience to participate in the creation of a final work of art.

Back to the Drawing Board seeks to make the invisible creative process visible by providing a venue for experimentation, collaboration, failure, and innovation. “Craft extends beyond what may be placed on a pedestal,” program curator and CCCD Assistant Director Marilyn Zapf states, “Back to the Drawing Board is designed to allow the viewer access to the often tumultuous creative process.”

Using media such as ceramics, glass, textiles, and book arts, the selected artists push the boundaries of what is or is not considered craft. The focus of these six projects ranges from environmental change and immigration to community empowerment and questioning domestic etiquette.

The first project will be led by Los Angeles based designer and artist Tanya Aguiñiga. Performance Crafting: Hand in Hand will be the fourth craft based performance in an ongoing series where Aguiñiga deconstructs her own making process and ideas and applies them to public based explorations. During Hand in Hand, visitors will learn the wet felting techniques best known in Aguiñiga’s furniture and product design, and apply it directly to bodies, experiencing the materiality of wool and creating a communal experience of making.

Visitors will be invited to felt one another’s arms by lightly massaging wool continuously around the hand and forearm area in order to build up a thick layer of wool. Once removed from the body, these hollow forms will be displayed in the gallery, marking the collective action of making through care for one another. The project aims to connect community members, teach new skills, engage visitors in the making of exhibited art, satisfy the need for human contact, while exposing individuals to contemporary craft.

 

EVENT DETAILS
Back to the Drawing Board will consist of a series of four events beginning in April and culminating in August with a special event, featuring three artists simultaneously working in the gallery.Each project will begin with a public reception from 6 – 9 pm Friday evening and continue from 10 am – 6 pm Saturday.

April 3-4, Hand in Hand, Tanya Aguiñiga (Los Angeles, CA)

May 1-2, In Song Sing On: The Songbook Project, David Wilson (Oakland, CA)

May 29-30, Blue Mountain, Mark Reigelman (Brooklyn, New York)

August 28-29,            Material Iterations, Jennifer Bueno (Penland, North Carolina)

Immigrant Citizenship Takeover, Aram Han (Chicago, IL)

Domensterventions: Inventions for Domestic Interventions, Cheyenne Rudolph (Gainesville, FL)

 

All events will be held at CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop, 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 828-785-1357 or visit www.craftcreativitydesign.org.

 

This program was made possible by the John & Robyn Horn Foundation and receives media sponsorship from Industrious Productions.

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

67 Broadway

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 785-1357

http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/

WNC AG Center : Carolina Mountain Classic Horse Show
May 30 all-day

WNC AG Center :

Carolina Mountain Classic Horse ShowMCGOUGH5/29/2015

WNC AG Center

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 687-1414

http://www.mountainfair.org/

Henderson County Tailgate Market
May 30 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Henderson County Tailgate Market

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One of the oldest open air markets in Western North Carolina, this unique Saturday morning market has a festival feel in the heart of Hendersonville, NC. The market is filled with local growers who operate small family farms in Henderson County. They have developed a reputation for quality, high-value specialty crops, meats, and nursery stock. Through-out the season you can find beautiful annual flowers, perennials, native plants and shrubs, trees, and fresh cut flowers for your bouquets. You will find in season crops of fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
Whether you are looking for organics herbs or vegetables starts, local fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, locally raised meats, or renewing your yard with locally plants, surprising a special someone with fresh cut flowers and you can’t forget the fresh baked goodies you can find it all here. Bring your whole family with their baskets or wagons and shop with us at 100 N. King Street from 7 am till 12 pm, every Saturday. The market is open early spring to late fall and is handicap accessible. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Our market season is from March 14 to November 28.

  • Saturday
    7am — noonpm
Asheville City Market
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Asheville City Market

Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm

April 4 – December 19, 2015

Find the freshest, best-tasting food around + local artisan products in two locations for your convenience: downtown and South Asheville! EBT, credit, and debit cards are accepted.

Also enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations and food tastings from local chefs, Growing Minds @ Market activities, and more. Follow Asheville City Market on Facebook and Twitter!

 

Public Works Building

161 South Charlotte Street

Asheville, NC

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market is located in Waynesville in the parking lot of HART Theater and the Museum of NC Handicrafts (Shelton House), 250 Pigeon St.(Hwy. 276S). It is a short 2-block walk from historic Main Street and operates on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 8 am-Noon, late April thru the end of October. Our winter market operates through the end of November.(Check website for Winter Market details/updates – www.waynesvillefarmersmarket.com.)

This producer-only market offers a wide range of locally grown produce, flowers, herbs, and landscape plants. At this second largest market in WNC you’ll also find a wide selection of meats (chicken, pork, rabbit, lamb, beef, turkey, duck, quail), eggs (chicken & quail), cheeses, mushrooms, baked goods, preserves, honey, NC mountain trout, and NC seafood delivered overnight on Saturdays.

NC heritage crafters display weavings from natural fibers, pottery, furniture and wood products, brooms, soap and beauty products, candles, ironwork, birdhouses & feeders, and other heritage items.

Demonstrations and special events are featured monthly, often with local musicians. Please join us at this very special community place!

For information, contact Carol James at (828)280-1381.

Our market season is from April 25, 2015 to November 28, 2015.

  • Wednesday
    8am — noon
  • Saturday
    8am — noon

250 Pigeon St.

Waynesville, North Carolina

828-280-1381
Mills River Farmers Market
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mills River Farmers Market

Local farmers, growers, and crafters come together on Saturday mornings with a variety of local fresh produce, honey, cheeses, eggs, meats, jams and jellies, and more. Special events scheduled monthly. May -Oct.

Our market season is from May 2, 2015 to October 31, 2015.

  • Saturday
    8am — noon

5046 Boylston Hwy.

Mills River, North Carolina

828-891-3332

5046 Boylston Hwy., directly off NC 280 in the G&B Energy Plaza in Mills River. Holiday market Nov. 21. 9-1

North Asheville Tailgate Market
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

North Asheville Tailgate Market

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Visit us for an incredible local food experience at the area’s oldest producer only market with over 40 members offering a wide range of products, from the latest in gourmet organic vegetables to old-timey favorites like half runner beans and fried apple pies. Seasonally, you will find an amazing assortment of fruits and vegetables, an abundance of fresh cut flowers, artisan cheese, bedding and native plants, mushrooms, honey, fresh pasta, farm fresh eggs as well as locally raised natural meats and a fabulous selection of baked goods and wood fired breads. We accept debit/credit cards and food stamps as well.

UNC Asheville (UNCA) Campus Commuter Lot #C. Enter UNCA from WT Weaver Blvd. traffic circle. Market is first lot on the right. Follow yellow signs for additional parking.

Holiday bazaar Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, from Noon to 3 pm.

Our market season is from April 11, 2015 to November 21, 2015.

  • Saturday
    8am — noon
Original Waynesville Tailgate Market
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Original Waynesville Tailgate Market

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Waynesville’s longest running tailgate market. We are starting our 31st year with a lifetime of farming and gardening experience. We are strong promoters of farms in Haywood county with all our produce grown in Haywood County. We are a grower run market. Seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, herbs, cut flowers, honey, and nursery stock. Watch for special events throughout the season, including cooking demonstrations, Watermelon Day, and cash giveaways! The market is easily accessible with plenty of parking.

Our market season is from May 13, 2015 to October 31, 2015.

  • Wednesday
    8am — noon
  • Saturday
    8am — noon
Transylvania Farmers’ Market
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Transylvania Farmers’ Market

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The Transylvania Farmers’ Market has over 50 vendors offering fresh, locally-grown produce, meat, poultry, eggs, honey, cheese, coffee, mushrooms, plants, herbs, cut flowers, baked goods, jams, jellies, relishes, prepared foods, and a variety of handcrafted and artisan items. Throughout the season the Market will host weekly music and events. Open every Saturday morning, 8am-12pm, April 18 through December 19, 2015 with a smaller winter market from 10am–12pm December to April.

Our market season is from April 18, 2015 to December 19, 2015.

  • Saturday
    8am — 12pm
Yancey County Farmers Market
May 30 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Yancey County Farmers Market

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The Yancey County Farmers Market provides to the community a source of high-quality, fresh, farm produce and farm related products. All products are locally grown/prepared, many of which come from farms using natural and organic techniques. The market is located at South Main Street at Hwy 19E in Burnsville. It is open Saturdays from 8:30 am- 12:30 pm.

Our market season is from April 18, 2015 to December 19, 2015.

  • Saturday
    8:30am — 12:30pm
Black Mountain Tailgate Market
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

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Our market is a seasonal Saturday morning community event featuring organic and sustainably grown produce, plants, cut flowers, herbs, locally raised meats, seafood, breads, pastries, cheeses, eggs and local arts and handcrafted items. A family event every Saturday from May through October.
Jackson County Farmers Market
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jackson County Farmers Market

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The Jackson County Farmers Market is open year-round and features only locally grown produce, products and crafts. Most of our growers use organic practices. We are located in downtown Sylva on Saturday mornings. April through October you can find us in Bridge Park near the pavilion from 9 am-noon with parking off of Railroad Ave. November through March we are located just across the bridge at the Community Table on Central Street near Poteet Park from 10-1. You can find vegetables all year as well as meats, locally made crafts, jams, herbal products, baked goods and more.
Leicester Farmers Market
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market

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We offer fresh local produce, garden and landscape plants, farmstead cheeses, meats, eggs, sweet and savory baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, sorghum molasses, and local crafts. Open April – October. Now accepting debit-credit cards. Visit our website to sign up for weekly updates:
www.marshillmarket.org.

Our market season is from April 4, 2015 to December 19, 2015.

  • Saturday
    9am — 1pm
Located on Hwy. 213 beside the tennis courts on the Mars Hill University Campus.
Beer City Festival
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Beer City Festival
Saturday, May 30th, 2015
12 pm – 6 pm
Roger McGuire Green, Asheville, NC 28801
$45 GA
AGES: 21+ (Must have valid government issued ID)
MORE INFO: http://beercityfestival.com/
www.avlbeerweek.com
www.avlbrewers.com

For media inquiries, contact Crissa Requate ([email protected]) at Mason Jar Media (828-337-6002).

ABOUT ASHEVILLE BEER WEEK
Asheville Beer Week (ABW) is an annual event celebrating all things craft beer by showcasing Western North Carolina’s brewery sector. Supported by Asheville Brewers Alliance, ABW is organized by a volunteer committee of regional beer industry tastemakers. Asheville Beer Week kicks off on May 22 and features an amazing line-up of tastings, dinners, beer education, and other beer-related fun before culminating with the sixth annual Beer City Festival on May 30. Asheville Beer Week is one of the best opportunities to experience first hand why more than 25 breweries were started here and still call Western North Carolina home, and what drew Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blues and New Belgium to build second homes here.

Asheville Tourists vs Augusta
May 30 @ 6:00 pm

Asheville Tourists vs Augusta

May 29th

7:05 pm

McCormick Field Stadium

30 Buchanan Place

Asheville, NC 28801

828.258.0428

http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t573&m=4&y=2015