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    Jul
    3
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    2015
    Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
    Jul 3 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
    Jul 3 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/

    The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore
    Jul 3 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/

    UNC Asheville Hosts Second Annual Celebrating Middle School Success Art Exhibition
    Jul 3 all-day

     

    UNC Asheville Hosts Second Annual Celebrating Middle School Success Art Exhibition

     

    UNC Asheville will host the second annual Celebrating Middle School Success exhibition at Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery, featuring some 50 works of art by area middle school students. UNC Asheville Chancellor Mary K. Grant will host a reception, which is free and open to the public, from 3:30-6 p.m. on Monday, July 6, in the gallery in Highsmith University Union on campus.

     

    The exhibition, which opens July 1, will showcase the talents of students from Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools, and will honor the Middle School Success initiative conducted jointly by United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. The initiative works to increase access to and the quality of after-school and summer programs at the middle school level, as a means of increasing high school graduation rates. UNC Asheville faculty and students play active roles in area after-school programs and in-school tutoring.

     

    “I’m looking forward to meeting these incredibly talented students and their families,” said Grant. “These students are the future of our community and it’s wonderful to be able to welcome them to UNC Asheville’s campus and recognize their beautiful work. I also thank all of the community partners who made this exhibition possible. It’s uplifting to see so many groups come together in support of such an important initiative.”

     

    Grant will be joined by many education and community leaders, including:

     

    • David Bailey, president/CEO, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
    • Pamela Baldwin, superintendent, Asheville City Schools
    • Tony Baldwin, superintendent, Buncombe County Schools
    • David Gantt, chair, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners
    • Gwen Wisler, Asheville City Council
    • Sara Pacifici, chair, Women’s Leadership Council, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

     

    The Celebrating Middle School Success exhibit will be on view 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays throughout the month of July, with free admission.

     

    The reception is co-sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Education Department and Office for School and Community Outreach Programs and Partnerships; Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP; McGuire, Wood and Bissette Law Firm; HomeTrust Bank; Asheville-Buncombe Middle Grades Network; United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County; and Buncombe County Schools.

     

    For more information, visit oscopp.unca.edu/cmss or contact Annie Burton, executive director of UNC Asheville School and Community Outreach Programs and Partnerships, at 828.251.6498 or [email protected].

    Asheville Art Museum : First Friday Art Walk
    Jul 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Asheville Art Museum :

    First Friday Art Walk
    Friday, April 3, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Pay-as-you-wish

    The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to be a part of the Downtown Asheville Art District’s ‘First Friday’ Art Walks occurring the first Friday of every month April through December. On these evenings from 5:00–8:00 p.m., the Museum offers pay-as-you-wish admission, as well as special shop promotions and events.

    On this First Friday, visitors will enjoy 20% off of vases sold in our Museum Shop!

     

    Asheville Art Museum

    2 S. Pack Square

    Asheville NC

    28801

    http://www.ashevilleart.org/

    Asheville Music Hall : Free Dead Friday’s featuring members of Phuncle Sam
    Jul 3 @ 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/

    Asheville Tourists vs Charleston
    Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm

    Asheville Tourists vs Charleston

    July 3rd
    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

    Brevard Music Center : Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
    Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm

    Brevard Music Center :

    Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

    Friday, July 3

    7:30 PM

    Brevard Music Center Orchestra
    Rune Bergmann, conductor
    Arnaud Sussmann, violin

    Brevard Music Center

    349 Andante Ln

    Brevard, NC 28712

    (828) 862-2100

    http://www.brevardmusic.org/

    Montford Park Players : A Midsummers Night’s Dream
    Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm

    Montford Park Players

    Montford Park Players : A Midsummers Night’s Dream

    06/05/2015 – 07/04/2015
    7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
     

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, Asheville NC

    Montford Park Players

    92 Gay St

    Asheville, NC 28801

    828.254.5146

    http://www.montfordparkplayers.org/

    BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MUSEUM + ARTS CENTER presents in the arm of flowers
    Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm

    BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MUSEUM + ARTS CENTER presents
    in the arm of flowers a performance on July 3rd


    Friday, July 3, 8:00 p.m.
    $8 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $10 non-members

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in downtown Asheville presents in the arm of flowers an interdiscplinary performance by Megan Ransmeier and Julia Rich. Informed by a three-year correspondence, in the arm of flowers, is a performance by two multidisciplinary artists: Asheville-based Megan Ransmeier and New Mexico-based Julia Rich.

    To set the stage: Two women inhabit a mythic landscape of sand and ice, inviting inclusive spectrums of connection through voice, body, and object relations.

    Shame, cultivated through apprehended mistakes, unearths strange apples, silver and wooden, stored for eons in hidden craters of the planet. Once our gaze meets these fruits, they remind us of our choice. Some magnetic, some porous, temporarily forgotten so that they would remain safe.

    These apples belong with the two women.

    In the arm of flowers is presented in conjunction with the exhibition SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY: Ray Johnson, Dick Higgins and the making of THE PAPER SNAKE on view until August 22, 2015.

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) preserves and continues the unique legacy of educational and artistic innovation of Black Mountain College.  We achieve our mission through collection, conservation, and educational activities including exhibitions, publications, and public programs. 

    The Courtyard Gallery : Classic World Cinema
    Jul 3 @ 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/

    Jul
    4
    Sat
    2015
    Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
    Jul 4 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
    Jul 4 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/

    The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore
    Jul 4 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/

    UNC Asheville Hosts Second Annual Celebrating Middle School Success Art Exhibition
    Jul 4 all-day

     

    UNC Asheville Hosts Second Annual Celebrating Middle School Success Art Exhibition

     

    UNC Asheville will host the second annual Celebrating Middle School Success exhibition at Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery, featuring some 50 works of art by area middle school students. UNC Asheville Chancellor Mary K. Grant will host a reception, which is free and open to the public, from 3:30-6 p.m. on Monday, July 6, in the gallery in Highsmith University Union on campus.

     

    The exhibition, which opens July 1, will showcase the talents of students from Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools, and will honor the Middle School Success initiative conducted jointly by United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. The initiative works to increase access to and the quality of after-school and summer programs at the middle school level, as a means of increasing high school graduation rates. UNC Asheville faculty and students play active roles in area after-school programs and in-school tutoring.

     

    “I’m looking forward to meeting these incredibly talented students and their families,” said Grant. “These students are the future of our community and it’s wonderful to be able to welcome them to UNC Asheville’s campus and recognize their beautiful work. I also thank all of the community partners who made this exhibition possible. It’s uplifting to see so many groups come together in support of such an important initiative.”

     

    Grant will be joined by many education and community leaders, including:

     

    • David Bailey, president/CEO, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
    • Pamela Baldwin, superintendent, Asheville City Schools
    • Tony Baldwin, superintendent, Buncombe County Schools
    • David Gantt, chair, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners
    • Gwen Wisler, Asheville City Council
    • Sara Pacifici, chair, Women’s Leadership Council, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

     

    The Celebrating Middle School Success exhibit will be on view 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays throughout the month of July, with free admission.

     

    The reception is co-sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Education Department and Office for School and Community Outreach Programs and Partnerships; Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP; McGuire, Wood and Bissette Law Firm; HomeTrust Bank; Asheville-Buncombe Middle Grades Network; United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County; and Buncombe County Schools.

     

    For more information, visit oscopp.unca.edu/cmss or contact Annie Burton, executive director of UNC Asheville School and Community Outreach Programs and Partnerships, at 828.251.6498 or [email protected].

    Henderson County Tailgate Market
    Jul 4 @ 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
    Jul 4 @ 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

    Bakersville Farmers Market
    Jul 4 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Bakersville Farmers Market

    • Saturday
      8am — noon

    In Historic Downtown Bakersville our market provides a venue for purveyors of locally produced goods. Fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, breads, and handmade goods can be found throughout our season. Join us on Saturday mornings and be local by shopping local!

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

    101 Hemlock Drive

    Bakersville, North Carolina

    Bakersville Community Medical Clinic parking lot, opposite the U.S. Post Office.

    Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
    Jul 4 @ 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
    North Asheville Tailgate Market
    Jul 4 @ 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