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    2015
    Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
    Apr 26 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/

    Carolina Mountain Cheeze Fest
    Apr 26 all-day

    Carolina Mountain Cheeze Fest

    Come to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina on April 26th, 2015. Join us for a celebration of southern cheese. Explore the process from the field and farm to the dinner plate. Learn about the past, present and future of this ancient craft. We are hard at work putting together an exciting line up of lectures and panels on different topics. There may be lectures and panels on the history & future of artisan cheese, the raw milk debate, cheesemaking techniques for the home cheesemaker and the cost and challenges of starting an artisanal cheesemaking operation or farmstead dairy. Hear from local cheesemakers to national experts on the industry and the craft.

    Grand Bohemian Gallery exhibition : Stefan Horik : “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains”
    Apr 26 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

    New Mountain Amphitheater Grand Opening Weekend
    Apr 26 all-day

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    3 Day Pass to the New Mountain Amphitheater Grand Opening Weekend featuring: The Black Lips, RJD2, and Snarky Puppy!

    New Mountain Asheville Ampitheater Presents

    3 Day Pass to the New Mountain Amphitheater Grand Opening Weekend featuring: The Black Lips, RJD2, and Snarky Puppy!

    Slow Magic, The Fritz, The Tills, RBTS WIN, Kansas Bible Company, The Shine Brothers, Cure For The Common, Southern Fried Funk, sol cat

    Fri, April 24, 2015 – Sun, April 26, 2015

    5:00 pm

    $60.00

    New Mountain

    38 N French Broad Ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 785-1701

    http://www.newmountainavl.com/

    The Biltmore Estate : Biltmore Blooms
    Apr 26 all-day

    The Biltmore Estate : Biltmore Blooms

    Friday, March 20th – Monday, May 25th

    Included with estate admission

    Admire the progression of blossoms throughout all the gardens this spring, ranging from daffodils and stunning tulips to beautiful azaleas and fragrant roses. Biltmore House joins the festivities as well, with a bountiful display of orchids in the indoor Winter Garden and stunning arrangements throughout.

    The Biltmore Estate

    1 Lodge St

    Asheville, NC 28803

    (800) 411-3812

    https://www.biltmore.com/

    The Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton
    Apr 26 all-day

    The Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton

    Thursday, February 5th – Monday, May 25th

    Included with estate admission

    We welcome an exciting new exhibition exploring fashions of the early 1900s featured in the hit PBS series Downton Abbey. Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times includes more than 40 costumes from the series showcased in rooms throughout Biltmore House. The groupings are inspired by the fictional show and by real life at Biltmore, with stories from the estate during the time period woven throughout the exhibition.
    Exhibition designed by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London.

    The Biltmore Estate

    1 Lodge St

    Asheville, NC 28803

    (800) 411-3812

    https://www.biltmore.com/

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center : Poemumbles – 30 years of Susan Weil’s poem/images
    Apr 26 all-day

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center :

    Poemumbles – 30 years of Susan Weil’s poem/images

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    January 30 – May 23, 2015
    Opening Reception – Friday, January 30, 5:30-8:00pm
    With a gallery talk by exhibition co-curator

    Susan Weil’s poemumbles are a unique form of poetic expression that explore the limitless potential and fluidity of her thoughts in visual and verbal form. Weil has always had an affinity for words. Ever since her father Leonard read Chaucer and Joyce to her as a child, words have given Weil a unique way of looking at the world. When Susan met her Swedish dealer Anders Tornberg in 1977, she began sending him poems and accompanying images. Over the course of the next six years, Weil sent some 5,000 poemumbles to Anders in Lund, Sweden, from high on the 18th floor of her Chinatown apartment.

    On May 11th, 1984, Anders received a poem, a delicate watercolor cup of coffee, and a note declaring Weil’s intention to write and send to Anders a daily poemumble. By 1986 Susan was making three versions of her poemumbles, one large version for her notebooks, and postcard sized versions for Anders, and for her dear friend and publisher of livres d’artiste, Vincent FitzGerald.

    Today, 30 years and over 10, 930 poemumbles later, Weil has stayed true to her intention. No subject is too small or grand for a poemumble. One day Weil might elucidate the experience of seeing a painting, form a play on words, evoke a distant memory or dreamscape, whisper murmurs of the sea, or the pull of the moon. The poemumbles have also been place for Weil to weave her thoughts and images with past creative masters. Da Vinci, Botticelli, Rumi, Picasso, Henrik Ibsen, Gertrude Stein, ‘Papa Matisse’ as Susan fondly calls him, and her lifelong inspiration and creative co-collaborator ‘Jimmy Joy,’ James Joyce have all made guest appearances in Weil’s poemumbles.

    Earlier poemumbles of delicate pencil drawings and watercolors, rubber stamped with the date, evolved into collages of magazine images and textual snippets. As Weil’s studio work has changed so too have the poemumbles. Today, Weil incorporates found images from the vast trove of the Internet into her daily poems, and has made several plexi-glass works inspired by earlier poemumbles.

    Free & open to the public: (12:00 – 4:00 Tuesday-Wednesday

    and 11:00 – 5:00 Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

    56 Broadway

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 350-8484

    http://www.blackmountaincollege.org/

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts : 12th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition
    Apr 26 all-day

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts :

    12th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

     April 3 – June 6, 2015

    Mezzanine Gallery, East Wing

    AMPC is a partnership program between Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs in partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and the Turchin Center. One of the region’s most prestigious photography competitions, AMPC attracts photographs by amateur and professional photographers from across the country with over 1,000 submissions last year. AMPC celebrates the unique people, places and pursuits of the Southern Appalachian mountains.

    For more information and for updates, visit http://appmtnphotocomp.org or call Outdoor Programs at 828.262.2475.

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

    423 W King St

    Boone, NC 28608

    828.262.3017

    http://tcva.org/

    WNC AG Center : Asheville Kitchen & Bath Show
    Apr 26 all-day

    WNC AG Center :

    Asheville Kitchen & Bath ShowEVENT CENTER4/25/2015

    WNC AG Center

    1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

    Fletcher, NC 28732

    (828) 687-1414

    http://www.mountainfair.org/

    Highland Brewing Company : Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest
    Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Highland Brewing Company :

    Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest

    Location:The Meadow at Highland Brewing Company
    When:Sunday, April 26th, 2015, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
    Tasting Room Hours:1:00-6:00 PM
    Event Hours:12:00 – 4:00 PM
    Ticket Price:Ages 13 and up: $12.00; Children 12 & under: Free

    Come to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina on April 26th, 2015. Join us for a celebration of southern cheese. Explore the process from the field and farm to the dinner plate. Learn about the past, present and future of this ancient craft. We are hard at work putting together an exciting line up of lectures and panels on different topics. There may be lectures and panels on the history & future of artisan cheese, the raw milk debate, cheesemaking techniques for the home cheesemaker and the cost and challenges of starting an artisanal cheesemaking operation or farmstead dairy. Hear from local cheesemakers to national experts on the industry and the craft.

    Some of our events will be pop-up, small events, happening around the grounds and others will be scheduled for specific times at specific locations. Here are a few events that are in the works

    – Goat Milking Demos
    -Mozzarella Stretching
    – Grilled Cheese Cook Off with Local Chefs
    – Bicycle Powered Butter Churn
    – The Kid Corral (for kids of both kinds!)
    – Lighthearted CheeseMonger Invitational
    – Cheesemaking Demos
    – Beer Pairing
    and so much more…

    Highland Brewing Company

    12 Old Charlotte Hwy

    Asheville, NC 28803

    (828) 299-3370

    http://www.highlandbrewing.com/

    UNCA Baseball vs Longwood
    Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm

    UNCA Baseball vs  Longwood

    Sun, Apr 26 Greenwood Field   1:00 p.m.

    University of North Carolina Asheville

    1 University Heights

    Asheville, NC 28804

    (828) 251-6600

    http://www.unca.edu/

    http://www.uncabulldogs.com/

    UNCA :Autumn Players Readers Theatre
    Apr 26 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

     

    UNCA :Autumn Players Readers Theatre 

    Sunday, April 26, 2015 –

    • 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM – Reuter Center 102A HUMBLE BOY, by Charlotte Jones, directed by Andy ReedApril 26, 2015, 2:30 p.m.,Tickets – $6.00 at the door, (includes North Carolina sales tax)A quirky comedy with echoes of Hamlet, this introduces us to Felix, a brilliant Cambridge astrophysicist with a nervous stutter, who returns home for his father’s funeral. There he finds that his mother has gotten rid of the bees that her husband so devoutly kept, and that she has long been having an affair with a family friend. Praised by one reviewer as “rich, original, funny and touching with characters you come to care about.”

     

    University of North Carolina Asheville

    1 University Heights

    Asheville, NC 28804

    (828) 251-6600

    http://www.unca.edu/

    Warren Wilson College Choir Spring Concert
    Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm

    Warren Wilson College Choir to present Spring Concert

    April 26

    The Warren Wilson College Choir presents its Spring Concert on April 26 at 3 p.m. in the College Chapel. The concert, free and open to the public, includes works by Vierne, Lauridsen, Thompson, Ticheli and others. For directions or details call Steven Williams, Warren Wilson College music professor, at 828-771-3048.

    The Altamont Theatre : An Evening with Karla Bonoff
    Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

    The Altamont Theatre :

    WHEN:  Sunday April 26, 2015
    DOORS:  6pm  |  SHOW:  7pm
    GENRE:  Singer/Songwriter
    AGES:  All Ages!
    SEATING:  seated, first come first serve
    TICKETS:  $25

    The Altamont Theatre

    18 Church St

    Asheville, NC 28801
    (828) 348-5327

    http://thealtamont.com/

    The Grey Eagle : Contra Dance
    Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

    The Grey Eagle : Contra Dance

    Sundays @ 7p

    $7 @ the Door.

    Beginners welcome.

    The Grey Eagle

    185 Clingman Ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 232-5800

    http://thegreyeagle.com/

    White Horse : AmiciMusic
    Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm

    White Horse Black Mountain

    White Horse : AmiciMusic

    Sunday, April 26
    3:00pm

     $15 advance/$20 at the door

    White Horse

    105c Montreat Road

    Black Mountain NC

    28711

    (828)669-0816

    http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/

    The Orange Peel : Brandy Clark
    Apr 26 @ 9:00 pm

    The Orange Peel :

    Brandy Clark

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    APRIL 26

    Show: 9pm
    Doors: 8pm
    $20 advance / $25 day of show

    Ages 18+

    The Orange Peel

    101 Biltmore Avenue

    Asheville, NC, NC 28801

    (828) 398-1837

    http://theorangepeel.net/

    Apr
    27
    Mon
    2015
    Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
    Apr 27 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/

    Grand Bohemian Gallery exhibition : Stefan Horik : “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains”
    Apr 27 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 Courtyard Gallery : True Home Open MIc Monday Night Open Mic
    Apr 27 @ 12:00 am


    The Courtyard Gallery /

    April Art & Film Events at Courtyard Gallery

    Classic World Cinema Foreign Film Series

    Films Every Friday 8 pm

    Presented by Courtyard Gallery. Every Friday! Doors open at 7:45 / close at 8:15. Film begins at 8:00 pm. Come on in, get comfortable, have some refreshments and enjoy great films from around the world! Top floor, Phil Mechanic Studios.

    April’s films are dedicated to French film director Alain Resnais, who passed away this March.

    April 25

    “My American Uncle”  by Alain Resnais  (France 1980)

    125min

    Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival, combat, rewards and punishment, and anxiety. René, a technical manager at a textile factory, must face the anxiety caused by corporate downsizing. Janine is a self-educated actress/stylist who learns that the wife of her lover is dying and must decide to let them reunite. Jean is a controversial career-climbing writer/politician at a crossroads in life.

    The Courtyard Gallery

    109 Roberts St

    Asheville, NC 28801

    828.273.3332

    http://ashevillecourtyard.com/