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    Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
    May 30 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 30 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/

    Clean Streams Day 2015
    May 30 all-day
    Saturday May 30th – Clean Streams Day 2015
    Clean Streams Day is the kick off the summer river cleanup season. Teams sign up prior to the day of the event to take on a particular stream of their choosing, then report back their findings at the after cleanup party.
    10am to 2pm (Cleanup)
    2pm to 4pm (After party by the river)

    Thousands of bags of trash have been removed over the years making our waterways cleaner and safer to use.

    Streams:
    Town Branch, Moore Branch Creek, Smith Mill Creek, Reid Creek, Glenn Creek, Hominy Creek, Buttermilk Creek and MANY more.
    Rivers:
    Swannanoa River and French Broad River
    Meetup location for the river cleanup and after party
    River Link’s Performance Plaza – 144 Riverside Drive, Asheville NC 28801
    Grand Bohemian Gallery exhibition : Stefan Horik : “Impressions: The Great Smoky Mountains”
    May 30 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

    Mad Mountain Mud Run
    May 30 all-day

    Mad Mountain Mud Run

    Mad Mountain Mud Run

    Get your mud on!

    The 2015 Mad Mountain Mud Run, happening on Saturday, May 30, 2015, is a 3+ mile mad & muddy, crazy & filthy obstacle course race and festival  – all in Hendersonville, NC’s Berkeley Park and surrounding forests.

    Geared toward racers of all abilities, the Mad Mountain Mud Run is one of the only races of its kind that lets you pick the right heat in which to race, based on your ability.

    Super competitive? Our first heats are for the nitty, gritty competitive warriors who want the first crack at the mud, climbs, pulls and crawls. The second group of racers are those who have trained and want to compete, but probably won’t have the fastest time … and last – those who just want to have fun! (We see lots of costume-laden teams of all ages in this last group of racers.)

    And best of all, 100% of the proceeds from this awesome event go to the non-profit children’s museum: Hands On! – A Child’s Gallery. Hands On! provides unique and creative educational exhibits and activities for children and is located on Main Street in Hendersonville, N.C.

    The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore
    May 30 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/

    The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) : Back to the Drawing Board
    May 30 all-day

    CCCD :

    The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Invites Audience Participation with New, Experimental Artist Series

    Tanya Aguiñiga, Community Felt-In, 2014. Photo by Jim Newberry, courtesy of the artist.
         The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is pleased to announce Back to the Drawing Board, a new program series that provides six artists the opportunity to “take-over” CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop for a 24-hour period. Collaborators invited and juried from across the United States will produce installations, performances, and other experimental activities that invite the audience to participate in the creation of a final work of art.

    Back to the Drawing Board seeks to make the invisible creative process visible by providing a venue for experimentation, collaboration, failure, and innovation. “Craft extends beyond what may be placed on a pedestal,” program curator and CCCD Assistant Director Marilyn Zapf states, “Back to the Drawing Board is designed to allow the viewer access to the often tumultuous creative process.”

    Using media such as ceramics, glass, textiles, and book arts, the selected artists push the boundaries of what is or is not considered craft. The focus of these six projects ranges from environmental change and immigration to community empowerment and questioning domestic etiquette.

    The first project will be led by Los Angeles based designer and artist Tanya Aguiñiga. Performance Crafting: Hand in Hand will be the fourth craft based performance in an ongoing series where Aguiñiga deconstructs her own making process and ideas and applies them to public based explorations. During Hand in Hand, visitors will learn the wet felting techniques best known in Aguiñiga’s furniture and product design, and apply it directly to bodies, experiencing the materiality of wool and creating a communal experience of making.

    Visitors will be invited to felt one another’s arms by lightly massaging wool continuously around the hand and forearm area in order to build up a thick layer of wool. Once removed from the body, these hollow forms will be displayed in the gallery, marking the collective action of making through care for one another. The project aims to connect community members, teach new skills, engage visitors in the making of exhibited art, satisfy the need for human contact, while exposing individuals to contemporary craft.

     

    EVENT DETAILS
    Back to the Drawing Board will consist of a series of four events beginning in April and culminating in August with a special event, featuring three artists simultaneously working in the gallery.

    Each project will begin with a public reception from 6 – 9 pm Friday evening and continue from 10 am – 6 pm Saturday.

    April 3-4, Hand in Hand, Tanya Aguiñiga (Los Angeles, CA)

    May 1-2, In Song Sing On: The Songbook Project, David Wilson (Oakland, CA)

    May 29-30, Blue Mountain, Mark Reigelman (Brooklyn, New York)

    August 28-29,            Material Iterations, Jennifer Bueno (Penland, North Carolina)

    Immigrant Citizenship Takeover, Aram Han (Chicago, IL)

    Domensterventions: Inventions for Domestic Interventions, Cheyenne Rudolph (Gainesville, FL)

     

    All events will be held at CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop, 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 828-785-1357 or visit www.craftcreativitydesign.org.

     

    This program was made possible by the John & Robyn Horn Foundation and receives media sponsorship from Industrious Productions.

    Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

    67 Broadway

    Asheville, NC 28801

    (828) 785-1357

    http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/

    Turchin Center for the Visual Arts : 12th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition
    May 30 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 : Carolina Mountain Classic Horse Show
    May 30 all-day

    WNC AG Center :

    Carolina Mountain Classic Horse ShowMCGOUGH5/29/2015

    WNC AG Center

    1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

    Fletcher, NC 28732

    (828) 687-1414

    http://www.mountainfair.org/

    Henderson County Tailgate Market
    May 30 @ 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
    May 30 @ 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
    May 30 @ 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
    May 30 @ 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
    May 30 @ 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
    Original Waynesville Tailgate Market
    May 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Original Waynesville Tailgate Market

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    Waynesville’s longest running tailgate market. We are starting our 31st year with a lifetime of farming and gardening experience. We are strong promoters of farms in Haywood county with all our produce grown in Haywood County. We are a grower run market. Seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, herbs, cut flowers, honey, and nursery stock. Watch for special events throughout the season, including cooking demonstrations, Watermelon Day, and cash giveaways! The market is easily accessible with plenty of parking.

    Our market season is from May 13, 2015 to October 31, 2015.

    • Wednesday
      8am — noon
    • Saturday
      8am — noon
    Yancey County Farmers Market
    May 30 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Yancey County Farmers Market

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    The Yancey County Farmers Market provides to the community a source of high-quality, fresh, farm produce and farm related products. All products are locally grown/prepared, many of which come from farms using natural and organic techniques. The market is located at South Main Street at Hwy 19E in Burnsville. It is open Saturdays from 8:30 am- 12:30 pm.

    Our market season is from April 18, 2015 to December 19, 2015.

    • Saturday
      8:30am — 12:30pm
    Jackson County Farmers Market
    May 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Jackson County Farmers Market

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    The Jackson County Farmers Market is open year-round and features only locally grown produce, products and crafts. Most of our growers use organic practices. We are located in downtown Sylva on Saturday mornings. April through October you can find us in Bridge Park near the pavilion from 9 am-noon with parking off of Railroad Ave. November through March we are located just across the bridge at the Community Table on Central Street near Poteet Park from 10-1. You can find vegetables all year as well as meats, locally made crafts, jams, herbal products, baked goods and more.
    Leicester Farmers Market
    May 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market
    May 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market

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    We offer fresh local produce, garden and landscape plants, farmstead cheeses, meats, eggs, sweet and savory baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, sorghum molasses, and local crafts. Open April – October. Now accepting debit-credit cards. Visit our website to sign up for weekly updates:
    www.marshillmarket.org.

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

    • Saturday
      9am — 1pm
    Located on Hwy. 213 beside the tennis courts on the Mars Hill University Campus.
    Mills River Farmers Market
    May 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Mills River Farmers Market

    Local farmers, growers, and crafters come together on Saturday mornings with a variety of local fresh produce, honey, cheeses, eggs, meats, jams and jellies, and more. Special events scheduled monthly. May -Oct.

    Our market season is from May 2, 2015 to October 31, 2015.

    • Saturday
      8am — noon

    5046 Boylston Hwy.

    Mills River, North Carolina

    828-891-3332

    5046 Boylston Hwy., directly off NC 280 in the G&B Energy Plaza in Mills River. Holiday market Nov. 21. 9-1