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Jul
29
Wed
2015
UNCA: GRE Prep Course
Jul 29 – Sep 2 all-day

Registration is now open for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) prep classes offered by UNC Asheville’s Office of Professional Education. Classes will meet on the UNC Asheville campus beginning August 10.

The GRE Prep course will meet from 6-8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for four consecutive weeks, August 10-September 2. After the class officially ends at 8:30 p.m., the instructors stay another 30 minutes to help individual students with problem areas and to give practice test items to those who want extra coaching and assistance.

The GRE prep classes are taught by two experienced instructors who review the content areas covered by the GRE and also outline test-taking strategies. The course is designed to increase familiarity with the various types of verbal, quantitative and analytical questions presented on the GRE computer-generated general test, required by most graduate programs for admission. Students will also work with test-simulation exercises.

Cost for the course is $375, which includes study materials, a book and CD with practice tests. For more information contact Nancy Williams at 828.250.2353 or [email protected] Additional information, including a printable registration form, is available at agc.unca.edu/gre.

Bend and Brew at The Bywater
Jul 29 @ 11:15 am – Oct 30 @ 12:15 pm

Make new yogi friends every Saturday at The Bywater Bar for “Bend and Brew:” 45 minutes of yoga followed by a 15 min beer tasting! Call 828-782-8687 for any questions.

Aug
1
Sat
2015
Bend and Brew at The Bywater
Aug 1 @ 11:15 am – Nov 2 @ 11:15 am

Make new yogi friends every Saturday at The Bywater Bar for “Bend and Brew:” 45 minutes of yoga followed by a 15 min beer tasting! Call 828-782-8687 for any questions.

Aug
4
Tue
2015
Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
Aug 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
Aug 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/

CCCD : Nick Dong / The Mend-Smith Project
Aug 4 all-day

CCCD :

Nick Dong, conceptual metalsmith (Oakland, CA) 

The Mend-Smith Project
July 31 – August 22

 

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

67 Broadway

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 785-1357

http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/

The Biltmore Estate : Summer at Biltmore
Aug 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/

Opportunity House : Silver Sneakers FLEX Ageless Grace
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Silver Sneakers FLEX Ageless Grace
This program activates all 5 functions of the brain and addresses the 21 primary physical skills necessary for lifelong optimal function. It is all done sitting down in a chair! Meets for eight weeks. This class is on-going, you may sign up at any time.

Instructor: Denise Medved
Tuesdays, 2-2:45pm & Thursdays, 2-2:45pm
Cost: Silver Sneakers programs are covered in most cases for adults over 65 by their Medicare Supplement Insurance. We ask that you be a current member of Opportunity House. All others there is a $10 per class fee.

White Horse : IRISH JAM followed by OPEN MIC @ White Horse
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm

White Horse Black Mountain

White Horse :

IRISH JAM 

followed by
OPEN MIC

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm

TICKETS:  NO CHARGE – A FREE EVENT

Our weekly gathering of musicians playing the songs and tunes of Ireland followed by our Open Mic where all are invited to share their musical talents.  The Irish music starts at 6:30pm followed by Open Mic at 8:45pm

White Horse

105c Montreat Road

Black Mountain NC

28711

(828)669-0816

http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/

Historic Marion Tailgate Market
Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Historic Marion Tailgate Market

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Local grower market in the municipal parking lot with easy, accessible parking. Vegetables, fruits, eggs, hormone-free meats, plants, flowers, soaps, goat cheese, and baked goods. Cooking demos and health & wellness informational booth on Tuesdays.

Tuesday market runs May-Oct. Sat. market runs Jun.-Dec.

Tuesday Market Opens – Tuesdays, May 5 through Tuesday, December 15, 3:00 – 6:00 PM

· Saturday Market – Saturdays, June 20 through Saturday, October 31, 9:00 AM to 12 Noon

· Fall Craft Market – Tuesdays, September 8 – December 15. Open every Tuesday

· Fall Festival – Tuesday, October 27 (You are welcome to bring candy for Trick or Treating!!!)

The Market will be closed for Mountain Glory Saturday, October 10, 2015

Our market season is from May 5, 2015 to December 15, 2015.

  • Tuesday
    3pm — 6pm
  • Saturday
    9am — noonpm

West Henderson Street & Logan Street

Marion, North Carolina

828-652-2215
U.S. Cellular Center: Civic Center Commission Meeting
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm

U.S. Cellular Center:

Civic Center Commission Meeting

The U.S. Cellular Center board, officially known as the City of Asheville Civic Center Commission meets monthly on the first Tuesday of every month in the banquet hall at the U.S. Cellular Center at 4:00 pm.   Public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Meeting minutes from previous meetings can be obtained by contacting Caroline Long at [email protected]

U.S. Cellular Center

87 Haywood Street

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 259-5736

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

Opportunity House : Pottery
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Opportunity House : Pottery
This course will cover techniques that include slab-rolling, pinch potting, coil construction, throwing objects on the wheel,  glazing techniques with a bonus of making handles for pottery pieces.
Supplies for the class includes; clay, glazes, trimming tools, texturing tools, slab rollers, extruders and kilns.
An extensive library of  resources and instructional books are also available. Meets for 4 weeks.  This class is ongoing, you may sign up anytime.
Tuesdays, 6-9 pm          Instructor: Patrick Biggs
Cost: $60members/$70 non-members

West Asheville Tailgate Market
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

West Asheville Tailgate Market

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West Asheville is the place to shop on a Tuesday afternoon. Visit us at our location in the parking lot of the Grace Baptist Church at 718 Haywood Rd. We accept Credit/Debit + EBT Cards! With over 35 vendors, the market is abundant with an array of vegetables, flowers, fruits, eggs, cheeses, meats, baked goods, fish, herbs and mushrooms. There are also plant starts for gardens, crafts, canned sauces and jams, oil and vinegars, natural soaps, herbal body care and more! Grab prepared lunch or dinner or take it to go. Live music and free kid’s activities every week. And if we do not have what you need, you can surely find it somewhere on the block. The West Asheville Tailgate Market is within short walking distance of bakeries/delis, a coffee roaster, a health food store, and many restaurants. Check out our website for events and follow us on Facebook.

Our market season is from April 7, 2015 to November 24, 2015.

  • Tuesday
    3:30pm — 6:30pm
Jack of the Wood : REVEREND RED
Aug 4 @ 9:00 pm

Jack of the Wood : REVEREND RED

Tuesday August 4th

9 p.m.

Free (Donations Encouraged)

Jack of the Wood

95 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252.5445

http://www.jackofthewood.com/

Asheville Music Hall : Tuesday Night Funk Jam
Aug 4 @ 11:00 pm

Asheville Music Hall : Tuesday Night Funk Jam

11PM 21+ Free show Every Tuesday

Every Tuesday at Asheville Music Hall. This weekly jam is an amazing opportunity for musicians

to network while refining their musical chops, and for the people who support our scene to shake

their hips to the best funk around!

FB Page – https://www.facebook.com/TuesdayNightFunkJam

Asheville Music Hall

31 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

http://ashevillemusichall.com/

Asheville Music Hall : Tuesday Night Funk Jam
Aug 4 @ 11:00 pm

Asheville Music Hall : Tuesday Night Funk Jam

11PM 21+ Free show Every Tuesday

Every Tuesday at Asheville Music Hall. This weekly jam is an amazing opportunity for musicians

to network while refining their musical chops, and for the people who support our scene to shake

their hips to the best funk around!

FB Page – https://www.facebook.com/TuesdayNightFunkJam

Asheville Music Hall

31 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

http://ashevillemusichall.com/

Aug
5
Wed
2015
Asheville Art Museum : Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection
Aug 5 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
Aug 5 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/

CCCD : Nick Dong / The Mend-Smith Project
Aug 5 all-day

CCCD :

Nick Dong, conceptual metalsmith (Oakland, CA) 

The Mend-Smith Project
July 31 – August 22

 

Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

67 Broadway

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 785-1357

http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/

Jack of the Wood : TIA MCGRAFF
Aug 5 all-day

Jack of the Wood : TIA MCGRAFF

Wednesday August 5th

Free (Donations Encouraged)

Jack of the Wood

95 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252.5445

http://www.jackofthewood.com/