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    15th Annual Mountain Sports Festival
    May 22 all-day

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    15th Annual Mountain Sports Festival

    May 22nd – 24th

     Fri  6-10P

    Sat  10A-10P

    Sun  10A-6P

    The 15th Annual Mountain Sports Festival is a weekend music and sports festival that celebrates community, athletics and local business.

    Events: Rock 2 Rock 10K, Cyclocross, SUP Yoga with Mind Body Paddle, SUP Race with Asheville Adventure Rentals, Collier Lilly Ride with NC Outward Bound School, Ultimate Frisbee, Crossfit with Summit Crossfit, Yoga with Asheville Community Yoga, Kolo Bike Park Mountain Bike Ride, sand volleyball tournament.

    Music Includes: East Coast Dirt, The Congress, Cameron Stack ft. Matt Mommson, Fireside Collective, Funk You, The Lee Boys, Grits & Soul, Lyric

    Kids Events: face painting, climbing wall, kids yoga, balloons, inflatables

    Cost: Free

    Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
    May 22 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 22 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 22 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 : Biltmore Blooms
    May 22 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
    May 22 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
    May 22 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
    May 22 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 : Blue Ridge Classic of the Carolinas
    May 22 all-day

    WNC AG Center :

    Blue Ridge Classic of the CarolinasEVENT CENTER5/22/2015

    WNC AG Center

    1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

    Fletcher, NC 28732

    (828) 687-1414

    http://www.mountainfair.org/

    WNC AG Center : Blue Ridge Dog Agility
    May 22 all-day

    WNC AG Center :

    Blue Ridge Dog AgilityMCGOUGH5/22/2015

    WNC AG Center

    1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

    Fletcher, NC 28732

    (828) 687-1414

    http://www.mountainfair.org/

    Asheville Music Hall : Free Dead Friday’s featuring members of Phuncle Sam
    May 22 @ 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/

    Malaprop’s : CHRISTIAN HAGESETH & JOE D’AGNESE
    May 22 @ 7:00 pm

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    Malaprop’s :

    CHRISTIAN HAGESETH & JOE D’AGNESE

    Christian Hageseth, founder of Colorado’s Green Man Cannabis, and local favorite Joe D’Agnese discuss Big Weed: An Entrepreneur’s High-Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business. The book chronicles Hageseth’s dream—which is currently being fulfilled—of opening a weedery (much like a brewery) in the Colorado foothills. According to Publishers Weekly in its starred review, “Whatever the reader’s views on the subject, this is an ideal insider’s look at an industry in a time of momentous change.”

    Event date:
    Friday, May 22, 2015 – 7:00pm

    Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe

    55 Haywood Street

    Asheville, North Carolina 28801

    1-800-441-9829 or 828-254-6734

    http://www.malaprops.com

    Montford Park Players : R & J
    May 22 @ 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 22 @ 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/

    New Mountain Amphitheater Presents Dr. John and The Nitetrippers
    May 22 @ 7:30 pm

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    New Mountain Amphitheater Presents

    Dr. John and The Nitetrippers

    Fri, May 22, 2015

    Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

    $28.00 – $32.00

    New Mountain

    38 N French Broad Ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 785-1701

    http://www.newmountainavl.com/

    The Altamont Theatre : Hanks A Lot – a Tribute to the many Hanks of Country Music
    May 22 @ 8:00 pm

    The Altamont Theatre :

    Hanks A Lot – a Tribute to the many Hanks of Country Music

    WHEN: Friday May 22, 2015
    DOORS: 7pm  |  SHOW: 8pm
    GENRE:  country music
    AGES:  all ages
    SEATING:  seated general admission
    TICKETS:  $15 adv. / $18 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 22 @ 8:00 pm

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    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 Grey Eagle : Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival
    May 22 @ 8:00 pm

    The Grey Eagle :

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    May 22 Fri
    2 Shows! 8pm and 10:30pm!
    7pm doors.
    Seated show.
    8pm
    $15 apiece, or $25 for both shows

    The Grey Eagle

    185 Clingman Ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 232-5800

    http://thegreyeagle.com/

    The Orange Peel : Jason Michael Carroll
    May 22 @ 9:00 pm

    The Orange Peel :

    Jason Michael Carroll

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    Show: 9pm
    Doors: 8pm
    $17 advance / $20 day of show

    Ages 18+

     

    The Orange Peel

    101 Biltmore Avenue

    Asheville, NC, NC 28801

    (828) 398-1837

    http://theorangepeel.net/

    One Stop Deli & Bar : Opposite Box
    May 22 @ 10:00 pm

    One Stop Deli & Bar :

    Opposite Box

    May 22
    Tickets: $5
    Ages: 21+

    One Stop Deli & Bar

    31 Patton ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    http://ashevillemusichall.com/