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    2015
    Asheville Art Museum : Western North Carolina Regional Scholastic Art Awards
    Mar 5 all-day

    Asheville Art Museum :

    Western North Carolina Regional Scholastic Art Awards
    Saturday, January 24 – Sunday, March 8, 2015

    The Asheville Art Museum, with the assistance of its volunteer docents, partners with the Asheville Area Section of the American Institute of Architects each year to sponsor the Western North Carolina Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Students in grades 7–12 from all across our region are invited to submit work for this special juried competition, and the Museum features the artwork of award recipients in an exhibition.

    The 2015 WNC Regional Scholastic Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony on February 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the Diana Wortham Theatre. Regional Gold Key recipients’ work will be sent to the National Scholastic Art competition in New York City.

    Asheville Art Museum

    2 S. Pack Square

    Asheville NC

    28801

    http://www.ashevilleart.org/

    Asheville Art Museum : What You See Is What You See: Documentary Films of American Abstract Artists
    Mar 5 all-day

    Asheville Art Museum :

    What You See Is What You See: Documentary Films of American Abstract Artists
    Tuesday, January 6 – Sunday, March 15, 2015

    As part of the Museum’s commitment to new media and education through film, we have curated a series of art house documentaries that intimately explore the lives and careers of several artists represented in the exhibition What You See Is What You See: American Abstraction After 1950. These films, which range in length and documentary style, were created by independent filmmakers and serve as serious artistic and, at times, experimental works. Documentary films, strictly speaking, are non-fictional, factual works of art, sometimes known as cinema verite.

    Asheville Art Museum

    2 S. Pack Square

    Asheville NC

    28801

    http://www.ashevilleart.org/

    The Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton
    Mar 5 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
    Mar 5 all-day

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center :

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

    SusanWeilApril2000forweb

    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/

    U.S. Cellular Center: SoCon Championships
    Mar 5 – Mar 6 all-day

    U.S. Cellular Center:

    Thursday, March 05th -9th, 2015

    GA / VIP tickets available for Single Sessions and All Session

    – See more at: http://www.uscellularcenterasheville.com/Events.aspx#sthash.o0F9IkYV.dpuf

    U.S. Cellular Center

    87 Haywood Street

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 259-5736

    http://www.uscellularcenterasheville.com/Home.aspx

    Free Tax Assistance at the Library
    Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Free Tax Assistance at the Library

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, N.C. Dept. of Revenue, Council on Aging, and Buncombe County Public Libraries is offering free tax preparation for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

    For 2015, this service is available now through Wednesday, April 15 at various libraries in Buncombe County. Both Federal and N.C. State returns will be electronically filed for safe and accurate preparation and faster refunds.

    Weaverville Library*
    41 North Main Street, 250-6482

    • Thursday:  10 am – 4 pm
    The Biltmore Estate : Orchid Talks in the Conservatory
    Mar 5 @ 11:00 am

    The Biltmore Estate : Orchid Talks in the Conservatory

    Wednesday, January 21st – Thursday, March 19th

    11:00 a.m. Weekdays. Included with estate admission.

    Enjoy a complimentary 45 minute talk about our beautiful orchid collection this winter. Capacity is limited to 15 guests daily. Reservations can be made during the day of your visit at any Guest Services location.
    Tour meets inside the center front doors of the Conservatory

    The Biltmore Estate

    1 Lodge St

    Asheville, NC 28803

    (800) 411-3812

    https://www.biltmore.com/

    UNCA Men’s Tennis vs Gardner-Webb
    Mar 5 @ 2:30 pm

    UNCA Men’s Tennis vs Gardner-Webb

    Thu, Mar 05 Boiling Spring, NC   2:30 PM

    University of North Carolina Asheville

    1 University Heights

    Asheville, NC 28804

    (828) 251-6600

    http://www.unca.edu/

    http://www.uncabulldogs.com/

    West African Drumming @ ymi
    Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    West African Drumming

    West African Drumming

    Thursdays at 6:30

     

    Admission is Free!

     

    West African drum class with Adama Dembele of Zansa!

    All ages and levels welcomed!

    For more information, call Adama Dembele at (828) 407-6325.

    Event followed by West African Dancing at 7:30.

     

    Free

     

    YMI Cultural Center-Activity Room (Suite 39D)
    39 S. Market St.
    Asheville, NC 28801

     

    Visit : http://www.ymiculturalcenter.org/

    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Memoir
    Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    2015 UNCA  Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop :  Memoir

    Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) workshops in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Black Mountain and Burnsville. Class size is limited, so early registration is suggested.

    10-week course for writers of various levels of experience:

    Memoir – In “Remembering, Misremembering, Disremembering: Our Memories Have a Story to Tell” with Christine Hale, participants will explore the particular challenges and possibilities of writing memoir. Using brief examples from published memoirs and in-class writing exercises, participants will model some techniques for turning memory’s mischief to literary advantage. Hale’s novel, Basil’s Dream, (Livingston Press, 2009) received honorable mention in the 2010 Library of Virginia Literary Awards. Her short fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in publications including Arts & Letters, Hippocampus and Still, among others. Class meets Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 19, in Asheville. 

    2015 UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Creative Prose Workshop with Tommy Hays
    Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    2015 UNCA  Great Smokies Writing Program Workshop : Creative Prose Workshop with Tommy Hays

    Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) workshops in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Black Mountain and Burnsville. Class size is limited, so early registration is suggested.

    15-week course for writers of various levels of experience:

    Creative Prose Workshop with Tommy Hays – For advanced prose writers who have projects underway (or who want to start something new) GSWP Executive Director Tommy Hays offers “Keeping Ourselves Company: An Advanced Creative Prose Workshop.” Emphasis will be on reading and critiquing each other’s work. The instructor will respond at length to submissions. Instructor’s permission is required for admittance. Hays is the author of What I Came to Tell You (EgmontUSA, 2013), a SIBA Okra Pick and chosen by the Atlanta Constitution as one of best books for children for 2013. His novel, The Pleasure Was Mine, has been chosen for numerous community reads and was a Finalist for the SIBA Fiction Award. His In the Family Way (Random House, 1999) was winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. Class meets Thursdays from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 29, in Asheville.

    Asheville Art Museum Hosts Lecture on Landscape Architecture
    Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Asheville Art Museum Hosts Lecture on Landscape Architecture
    Featuring the Award-Winning Work of Nelson Byrd Woltz

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    Thursday, March 5, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    ASHEVILLE—The Asheville Art Museum is thrilled to be hosting an exciting lecture on landscape architecture on Thursday, March 5, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Diana Wortham Theatre. The lecture will illustrate the role landscape architecture plays to reveal, frame, and sustain the powerful forces of ecology and culture that shape our world. The celebrated design work of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW) is recognized for its ability to elegantly reveal stories of sites, while rebuilding fragile and degraded wildlife connectivity resulting in beautiful, healthy and connected places.

    The lecture will highlight award winning NBW work that addresses historic landscapes, botanic collections, cultural treasures and restoration ecology projects across thousands of acres. The work spans the globe including farmland conservation in the Southeast and urban public parks in cities across the U.S. all the way to restoration of temperate a rainforest and wetlands in New Zealand.

    The panel will include Roxi Thoren, Associate Professor in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon; George Briggs, executive director of The North Carolina Arboretum and president of the Centers for Environmental and Climatic Interaction; and Thomas Woltz, Principal and Owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects.

    This event is FREE for Museum members and students with ID, but you must call the Museum at 828-253-3227 to RSVP for the event. Non-member tickets are $5 and may be purchased online at ashevilleart.org or by calling the Museum.

    Asheville Art Museum

    2 S. Pack Square

    Asheville NC

    28801

    http://www.ashevilleart.org/

    Pisgah Brewing Company : The Screaming J’s
    Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm

    Pisgah Brewing Company :

    The Screaming J’s

    Pisgah Brewing Company

    150 Eastside Drive

    Black Mountain, NC

    28711

    Phone 828.669.0190

    http://www.pisgahbrewing.com

    West African Dancing @ YMI Cultural Center
    Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm

     

    West African Dancing

    Thursdays at 7:30

    Admission is Free!

    West African dance class with Nadirah Rahman, Artistic Director of La’Ney West African Dance & Percussion.

    All ages and levels welcomed!

    For more information, call Nadirah Rahman at (336) 908-0987.

    Event preceded at 6:30 by West African Drumming.

     

    YMI Cultural Center-Activity Room (Suite 39D)
    39 S. Market St.
    Asheville, NC 28801

    Visit : http://www.ymiculturalcenter.org/

    Malaprop’s : TINA FIREWOLF
    Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm

    Home

    Malaprop’s :

    TINA FIREWOLF

    Beneath the Chatter: The Wise Self Awaits, by local writer, teacher, speaker, energy medicine practitioner, and Spiritual Guide Tina Firewolf, is a beautiful book of photography and a reminder to stay present in our own lives. Using her own photographs as well as stories and “enlightenment tips,” Firewolf shares the beauty and possibility in our lives.

    Event date:
    Thursday, March 5, 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

    The Grey Eagle : Patrick Sweany (and band) w/ Joe Fletcher
    Mar 5 @ 9:00 pm

    The Grey Eagle

    The Grey Eagle :

    Patrick Sweany (and band) w/ Joe Fletcher
    Patrick Sweany featured image
    Mar 5 Thu
    8pm doors. ALL AGES.
    Standing room only. 9pm
    $12 ADV / $15 day of show

    The Grey Eagle

    185 Clingman Ave

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 232-5800

    http://thegreyeagle.com/

    Mar
    6
    Fri
    2015
    Asheville Art Museum : Western North Carolina Regional Scholastic Art Awards
    Mar 6 all-day

    Asheville Art Museum :

    Western North Carolina Regional Scholastic Art Awards
    Saturday, January 24 – Sunday, March 8, 2015

    The Asheville Art Museum, with the assistance of its volunteer docents, partners with the Asheville Area Section of the American Institute of Architects each year to sponsor the Western North Carolina Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Students in grades 7–12 from all across our region are invited to submit work for this special juried competition, and the Museum features the artwork of award recipients in an exhibition.

    The 2015 WNC Regional Scholastic Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony on February 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the Diana Wortham Theatre. Regional Gold Key recipients’ work will be sent to the National Scholastic Art competition in New York City.

    Asheville Art Museum

    2 S. Pack Square

    Asheville NC

    28801

    http://www.ashevilleart.org/

    Asheville Art Museum : What You See Is What You See: Documentary Films of American Abstract Artists
    Mar 6 all-day

    Asheville Art Museum :

    What You See Is What You See: Documentary Films of American Abstract Artists
    Tuesday, January 6 – Sunday, March 15, 2015

    As part of the Museum’s commitment to new media and education through film, we have curated a series of art house documentaries that intimately explore the lives and careers of several artists represented in the exhibition What You See Is What You See: American Abstraction After 1950. These films, which range in length and documentary style, were created by independent filmmakers and serve as serious artistic and, at times, experimental works. Documentary films, strictly speaking, are non-fictional, factual works of art, sometimes known as cinema verite.

    Asheville Art Museum

    2 S. Pack Square

    Asheville NC

    28801

    http://www.ashevilleart.org/

    The Biltmore Estate : Dressing Downton
    Mar 6 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
    Mar 6 all-day

    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center :

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

    SusanWeilApril2000forweb

    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/