Event Date: 02/24/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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To mark the 10th Anniversary of the Windgate Fellowship, the Center for Craft awarded a total of ten, $10,000 Project Grants. This exhibition showcases how the next generation of craft artists used their funds to explore scale, installation, and community practice. Artists: Andrea Donnelly (Richmond, VA), Josh Copus (Marshall, NC), Dustin Farnsworth (Montreal, QC), Brian Fleetwood (La Mesilla, NM), Ani Geragosian (Salem, MA), Adam Ledford (Philadelphia, PA), Rebecca Manson (Bedford Hills, NY), Rachel Mauser (Louisville, KY), Aaron McIntosh (Richmond, VA), and Mark Reigelman II (Brooklyn, NY).

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67 Broadway St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/24/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s February show features the work of two new members, Ana Blanton and Zoe Schumaker. Though they paint in two different styles and mediums, the artists’ work represents the inspiration each derives from nature. The show runs February 1-28 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artists on Friday, February 2, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. “When I process ideas, I see them as layers of images rather than words, and as my thoughts become imagery, I feel more comfortable expressing myself through abstract form,” says Ana Blanton. Of her latest series of mixed-media paintings she says, “In this series I am more interested in representing the sense and feel of light in nature. It is about exploring the sense of energy and movement that is unique to light traveling through air, water, and objects in nature or a simple still life.” Blanton, who has lived in Asheville since 1997, has a BA in Art Studio from Mars Hill University. She studied Art Conservation at University of Madrid, Spain, and mural painting and mural Conservation at the International School of Mural Painting Miguel Farre, Barcelona, Spain. Zoe Schumaker says, “From an early age, I tried to capture the beauty I saw by drawing and photographing my surroundings.” Raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California, the artist spent many afternoons immersed in imaginative drawings of the mountains, lakes and forests, and the animals that live there. Schumaker rediscovered her passion for painting upon moving to the Blue Ridge Mountains in 2005. “As I explored the area, I started bringing my backpack kit of pastels. It was not long before I decided to pursue art full time.” The artist teaches painting at the John C. Campbell Folk School and is active in several regional environmental non-profits. She frequently donates her work to support these causes. “Nature is my muse. I hope my paintings capture the joy and reverence I feel for our beautiful home.” The featured works by Blanton and Schumaker, as well as the paintings of the other 29 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of February. For further information about this show, you can contact 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.

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82 Patton Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/24/2018   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Our second grand tasting of 2018 will focus on delicious, traditional, small grower/producer wines from importer extraordinaire Kermit Lynch’s portfolio.  For over 40 years, Kermit Lynch has imported an all-star cast of French wines, and he revolutionized wine importation in the US. [...]

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1550 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 02/24/2018   Event Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville is excited to host the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville for a celebration of Black History. Join us in welcoming a group of young men known as the Altitude Accelerators as they make a special presentation about the history of local African-American entrepreneurship. Musical accompaniment will be provided by the Community Outreach Choir. The Altitude Accelerators are composed of young men who will be forming their own businesses through a Buncombe County grant-funded program. Part of their training is to research the history of African-American entrepreneurship in the Asheville area. The nine minority males have been hand-selected for the Altitude Accelerators program. In addition to presenting about local black business pioneers, they will tell attendees about the businesses they will be creating during their time in the year-long program.

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, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/25/2018   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Organic Growers School’s new series of Homestead Tours showcases how home-growers in Western North Carolina (WNC) are transforming their land into thriving, productive, and resilient ecosystems. Our goal is to inspire you to embark on your own homesteading journey by providing an opportunity to tour a working homestead. Tours occur once per month, each time at a different homestead, and they are always followed by an optional group potluck! Leon Birstein has been growing for over 20 years on Full Circle Family Farm. Located on 20 acres near Black Mountain, NC, the farmstead features high tunnels, extensive cover-cropping, large-scale composting systems, grey water ponds, and other non-intensive and creative methods. Leon also produces shitake mushrooms, baby ginger, turmeric, sweet potatoes, and brassicas for market sale, and his home and garden function entirely via off-grid power.

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, Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Event Date: 02/28/2018   Event Time: 5:15 PM

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Love Asheville?  Want to make it better??? The Roots Foundation, with our partners invite you to join our Volunteer Social Awesomeness Event!  Learn about our work, sign up for opportunities, meet great people, make an impact in our community! We are hosting this event twice, so stop by the one that is most convenient, and bring a friend or two. Roots Hummus & Nibbles Provided!  **Free Event, Ticket not required but highly encouraged so we can plan ahead**  - Hosted by Roots Foundation, Riverlink, FEAST and Asheville Greenworks.

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, Upcountry Brewing Co: 2/28/18 ;5:15-6:30PM , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 03/01/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s March show features the work of Jane Molinelli. Known for expressive, colorful, non-objective paintings, the artist presents new works in a limited palette. The show runs March 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artist on Friday, March 2, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. “The idea for the show came when a collector wanted a commission in black, white, and shades of gray,” says the artist. “I hadn’t consciously worked in that way and was excited about the challenge.” Molinelli found it to be an incredibly rich world. She mixed her own blacks, rather than grab the standard tube of carbon or ivory black. “When I grayed the colors with white, I got a whole range of beautiful shades.” As she painted, she focused on the expression and rhythm of the pieces. “It gave me time to reassess my values, in both an artistic and life sense, as I got to the core of the emotion I was hoping to convey.” The artist believes non-objective art is a spectrum of dialogue. “I start the dialogue by responding to the energy of the marks, lines, and colors I lay on the surface. I hope those who see my work start their own dialogues with the pieces and remain open to what each says during the encounter.” The artist settled in Asheville after attending Penland School of Crafts where she studied weaving. “I spent years as a craft book editor, but realized my heart belonged back with the visual arts. Once I started painting, I knew I was truly home.” Molinelli lives in Asheville with her husband, Jim LaFerla. Her work is found both in private collections and corporate settings and can be found at Asheville Gallery of Art in downtown Asheville and at 310 ART in the River Arts District. Molinelli’s work, as well as the paintings of the other 30 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of March. For further information about this show, you can contact 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.

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82 Patton Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/02/2018   Event Time: 8:00 AM

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Mindful Mornings is a monthly one-hour forum where mission-driven do-gooders convene, collaborate, and learn. From students, CEOs, yogis, to nutritionists, to nonprofit leaders and wellbeing advocates, this meetup is meant to break down silos by creating a community of people willing and able to help one another achieve their goals in support of the bigger mission -- making the world a better place. If you want to learn from others working to overcome similar obstacles, or simply enjoy some time together appreciating delicious beverages and stimulating conversation, you'll love Mindful Mornings. Doors open at 8! Keynote begins by 8:20 a.m. Questions? Go here, https://www.mindfulmornings.org/asheville Or contact your Chapter Co-Founders, Micah & Ali, at [email protected]  Photo by Julieta Fumberg Studio

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5 Foundy Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/06/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM

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Jared Brandt of Donkey&Goat,the 2018 featured winemaker at the highly regarded Charleston Wine&Food Festival, will join us to pour wines "on the taste" and "on the house" @MetroWines on Tuesday, March 6th from 5 to 6:30.     Winery Owner and Winemaker Jared Brandt will pou[...]

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169 Charlotte St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/08/2018   Event Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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“Polyphemus” discussion led by Dan and Ana Clare, Free. Sponsored by the Wilma Dykeman Legacy.

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52 Market St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/12/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Bring out the stories of friendship--good, bad, life-changing--within you and transform them into a work of art. Described by past performers as an eye-opening "creative conversation" and a highly personal yet collective artistic experience that shatters ceilings, Story Choreography Projects is back for 2018! Let your stories come to life in a highly engaging and entertaining adventure - either from the stage or sitting in the audience. Join Us For All The Above And More.... This spring is all about Friendship. The friends we've loved more than anyone. The friends who we lost through grief or betrayal or moving away. The friends who are there, even now, as you read this. We invite you to join a creative and artistic experience by exploring your personal stories and movements about your friendships in the SCP workshop. Over 9 weeks, you'll have a chance to take everything you've ever wanted to say about these phenomenal relationships...and weave them into performance art.The workshop and performance will enrich you, broaden your understanding of your unique life, bring greater compassion to others and honor the extraordinary experiences we collectively share. Who Is Story Choreography Projects For? Anyone can join Story Choreography Projects. Participants must be located in Western North Carolina and able to attend the 9-week workshop, culminating in a performance in downtown Asheville, NC. “This was the most creative experience I’ve ever been involved with." -- Christey Carwile, Past Perfomer Here are five reasons why you shouldn't miss Story Choreography Projects: There is nothing like it. Experience the interweaving of stories, movement and multi-media into the montage of the human collective: personal and universal.  Create the outlet you need. Learn performance and presentation skills that build confidence and provide an outlet for personal expression. Discover a fun, playful and engaging process that is both personal and community oriented.  Grow another layer. You'll gain a greater sense of self as well as strategies for accessing your inner voice and strength. Meet people. Meet new friends and have a greater appreciation for the complex lives we all live. "It is what you give, the gift of connection...and that is thread of this whole experience for me. We are connecting, all of us in ways we don’t often have the opportunity to play with."  --Breah Parker, Past Performer The Fine Print: 9 Mondays, starting March 12 - May 7 6:00 – 8:00 pm Jubilee! Community 46 Wall St., Asheville, 28801 Limited to 14 people--early registration is advised! All experience levels welcome Enrollment Fee: $185 Save My Space: $85 Deposit Participants can attend and sample the first session for $15   Final Performance, Sunday May 13, 5:30 - 7 pm at Jubilee! in downtown Asheville “The path of creating and group expression at the heart of the experience was an honor to be a part! --Mindy Coleman, past performer “The CCP creative process is to harness the unspoken, the hidden, the unshared and the taboo and transform it into the spoken, seen and expressed actions through the container of creativity, performance and community.”  Barrie Barton, Creator and Facilitator, SCP

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456 Wall Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/24/2018   Event Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Following in the tradition of literary and philosophical salons of the 17th and 18th century, the Center for Craft is hosting a series of gatherings in conjunction with each exhibition to engage with a central theme of the show. A book will be selected based on the theme and provide a framework for discussion. Refreshments will be served, all are welcome. The Scale Up: 10 Years, 10 Fellows, 10 Projects salon theme is Self-Help for Creatives. Our discussion will center around themes of the exhibition and book, The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp, one of America’s greatest choreographers, with a prolific career spanning 35 years. Refreshments will be served. No reading necessary prior to the event. About the Book Searching for ways to live a more creative life? According to Tharp, the key to sustainable creativity is the willingness to make it a habit. It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, The Creative Habit provides you with 32 practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Scale Up: 10 Years, 10 Fellows, 10 Projects, on view January 19–July 28, 2018 at the Center for Craft. Scale Up is curated and organized by the Center for Craft. The Windgate Fellowship is administered by the Center for Craft and supported by the Windgate Fund at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. The Center for Craft is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Exhibition programming is supported in part by Sara and Bill Morgan.

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67 Broadway St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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