Calendar of Events

Jul
23
Sat
2016
Growth Through Nature
Jul 23 – Sep 18 all-day

“Aurora; Rays of Dawn; Growth Through Nature” 

will be at The North Carolina Arboretum

Saturday, July 23 – Sunday, September 18  

in the Education Center – second floor gallery,

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806

The show will feature artists from Aurora Studio & Gallery.

Aug
22
Mon
2016
ECO & NATURAL BUILDING WORKSHOP
Aug 22 – Aug 25 all-day

ECO & NATURAL BUILDING WORKSHOP

Permaculture School - Eco Building

Ecological & Natural Building Workshop
August 22-25, 2016
[21 hours] Gain insight in designing efficient buildings using ecological materials, passive solar techniques, appropriate site selection, and basics of structural integrity. Engage in hands-on natural building methodologies using clay, sand, straw, bamboo, and other affordable materials. Expect introductory-level instruction into natural wall systems and earthen finishes, which will leave you with the basic knowledge to continue learning how to create structures that are beautiful, functional, and place-based.

Aug
23
Tue
2016
Late Summer Flower Festival
Aug 23 – Aug 26 all-day

Hands On! Hendersonville Presents:

Late Summer Flower Festival. 
All ages will enjoy creating flowers using the extra  paintings from our art area. 
Create beautiful flowers to put in a vase, wear in your hair, or give to others. 

Tues. 8/23Fri. 8/26 All day & up to 3:30 on Friday.
Sponsored by Advocates for the Arts of Henderson County. Free with $5 admission/free for members.
Aug
24
Wed
2016
Blues & Soul Open Mic Night
Aug 24 @ 8:30 pm

Tressa’s Jazz & Blues Presents:

Blues & Soul Open Mic Night

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28 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-7072

Dr. Brown’s Team Trivia
Aug 24 @ 8:30 pm

Barley’s Presents:

Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria - Asheville

Dr. Brown’s Team Trivia every Wednesday at 8:30 pm

Barley’s is located at 42 Biltmore Avenue in Downtown Asheville, NC 28801

Phone:(828) 255-0504

 

Country w/Dr. Filth
Aug 24 @ 9:00 pm

The Double Crown Presents: Country w/ Dr. Filth

Inside Double Crown

375 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC 28806

ROB BASE
Aug 24 @ 9:00 pm

The Grey Eagle Presents:

ROB BASE

Rob Base

185 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

SPOONFUL OF TUNES
Aug 24 @ 9:00 pm
SPOONFUL OF TUNES w/ABBY THE SPOON LADY
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Wednesday Nights 9-11pm
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Abby the Spoon Lady
What it is featuring Justin Stanton
Aug 24 @ 9:00 pm

The Salvage Station Presents:

What it is featuring Justin Stanton

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“What It Is” – A High energy Funk/Jazz/Blues/Rock band based in Asheville North Carolina. The group consists of the power house vocals of Kip Veno- Luke Dogg on Electric Guitar- Miko Amoré on Bass- Jason Lamar Carpenter on Drums and The Brothership Horns. The band plays innovative original tunes and funky grooving obscure cover songs.

Aug
25
Thu
2016
2016 UPPER SC STATE FAIR
Aug 25 – Sep 5 all-day

The 2016 Upper SC State Fair is August 25 to September 5!

Gates open weekdays at 4:00 PM and weekends (and Labor Day) at NOON!

Children UNDER 2 years of age are FREE!

Notice: No pets are allowed. (Service animals only)

Our Location:

Upper South Carolina State Fairgrounds/Greenville Pickens Speedway

3804 Calhoun Memorial Hwy

Easley, SC  29640

National Park Service Centennial
Aug 25 – Aug 28 all-day

A Celebration of the National Park Service

Centennial 1916-2016

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016, and everyone can take part in the celebration!

The centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.

We invite you to find your park and discover the national parks and programs in your own backyard!

Drawing or Painting at John Mac Kah Studio
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am

John Mac Kah Studio Presents: Drawing or Painting

Register anytime.

Classes, Workshops, and Private Fine Art Instruction.

– Monday & Thursday, 9-4 p.m.

John Mac Kah Studio, 122 Riverside Dr., Studio H, Asheville
(828) 225-5000, www.JohnMacKah.com

 

A Day in Her Life by Ami Vitale
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am

A Day in Her Life by Ami Vitale

Visitors examining Ami VItali's photo of a Kenyan woman.

Experience a series of exquisite glimpses into the lives of women around the world as captured by the lens of international award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale. View prints on prepared aluminum created especially for this exhibit.

Ami Vitale’s journey as a photojournalist has taken her to 85 countries. She has witnessed civil unrest, poverty, destruction of life, and unspeakable violence. But she has also experienced surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit, and she is committed to highlighting the surprising and subtle similarities between cultures. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries and published in international magazines including National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time, Smithsonian. Her work has garnered multiple awards from prestigious organizations including World Press Photos, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, Lucie awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, and the Magazine Photographer of the Year award, among many others.

aSHEville Museum, 35 Wall St. Asheville, NC

Appalachian Women
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am

Appalachian Women

Sarah Gudger

Meet the pioneer women of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and get a glimpse into their daily lives.

This exhibit currently features Wilma Dykeman as its local heroine in history, a writer of both fiction and non-fiction and environmentalist.

While visiting this exhibit, make sure to take a seat for the award-winning video “Forever Free,” created as a collaborative effort within Buncombe County to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Listen to the story of Sarah Gudger, describing her experience as a slave in Buncombe County — with her family, owners, slave speculators, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

aSHEville Museum, 35 Wall St. Asheville, NC

Bought & Sold: Voices of Human Trafficking
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am
PeaceQuilts of Haiti
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am

PeaceQuilts of Haiti

PeaceQuilts of Haiti

Experience art quilts by the women of Haiti, their stories, and learn more about the historical and cultural setting in which they mastered their craft.

PeaceQuilts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development organization relieving poverty in Haiti by establishing and supporting independent, member-owned women’s sewing cooperatives.  Currently they work with nearly 100 women in 6 cooperatives in Lilavois, Port-au-Prince, Damassin, Saut d’Eau and Cité Soleil.  PeaceQuilts provides equipment, training, supplies, marketing assistance and educational opportunities.

aSHEville Museum, 35 Wall St. Asheville, NC

POV Exhibition curated by Elaine Bleakney
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am

Asheville Area Arts Council Presents:

OFF THE CLOCK features eight artists, all of them full-time studio coordinators at Penland School of Crafts. OFF THE CLOCK not only signifies the time these artists have to make their own work but also the unexpected engagements with the past, present, and future evident in the works they make. In a place dedicated to upholding a living craft history, these artists tend progressive teaching studios, sustaining the past and anticipating the future, often in the same breath. They are Penland’s abiding thinkers, friends, tinkers, and self-described process nerds:
Daniel Beck (Iron/Sculpture)
Betsy DeWitt (Photography)
Susan Feagin (Ceramics)
Jay Fox (Print)
Nick Fruin (Glass)
Ian Henderson (Metals)
Ellie Richards (Wood/Sculpture)
Amanda Thatch (Textiles)
The “Hello My Name Is…” Project works by Douglas Lail
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am

Asheville Area Arts Council Presents:

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“Hello My Name is…” project.

As a Buncombe County artist, Douglas Lail represents what we consider a cultural asset to our community, and it is our privilege to support Douglas in his work. Not only is Douglas a fantastic artist and craftsperson, his vision and compassion are clear in his approach. One of the most inspiring things about being a steward of arts, culture, and creativity, is that we help sustain a variety of unique perspectives and visions in our community, supporting an overall intellectual and social well being. We applaud Douglas’s accomplishments, and recognize the value his project brings to our community.

Thursday Morning Demos
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am

John Mac Kah Studio Presents: Thursday Morning Demos –

Register anytime.

Classes, Workshops, and Private Fine Art Instruction.

– 10 a.m. to noon

John Mac Kah Studio, 122 Riverside Dr., Studio H, Asheville
(828) 225-5000, www.JohnMacKah.com

100 Years of Sexism in Advertising
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am

Schlitz Beer Print Ad With Text

Follow print advertising via original vintage ads from the 1890s to the 1970s and watch how the portrayal of women has evolved as well as its effect on the American culture around gender biases and our perception of beauty.

aSHEville Museum

35 Wall St. Asheville, NC