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Mountains have played a formative role in Jack Douglas Stern’s life and art. Stern learned to paint while growing up in California, and has since painted mountain scenes throughout the western states. Stern and his family now reside in Tuckasegee, North Carolina, where he continues to capture the nature beauty of his rural surroundings in oils, watercolors and acrylics.
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Local philanthropist Adelaide Key opened the Rathbun House to offer lodging in a supportive and home-like environment for patients and their families coming to Asheville for medical treatment. The hospitality house offers services free of charge and operates on donations and volunteers.
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Christine Garvin was stricken with chronic illness, but used the challenge as a springboard into her inspirational Asheville business called Christine Garvin Dance+Transform. Garvin teaches dance and developed a signature program called Metamorphosis. This program takes participants on a self-healing journey using mind, body and soul techniques.
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Sahar Fakhoury is a figurative artist, painter and sculptor who moved from Kuwait to Asheville, North Carolina in 1990. Creating some continuity from her childhood as a gymnast and dancer, Fakhoury’s most recent work is inspired by the human body in motion. She also sees the importance of art as a form of historical documentation.
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The art of mosaics stretches back over five-thousand years and its appeal is as strong in modern times as ever. Some of the world’s best mosaic instructors are at Linda Pannullo Mosaics and Workshops in Asheville, North Carolina. This article profiles six of those instructors, highlighting each of their styles, techniques, and workshops.
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In small Western North Carolina towns, some lesser-known yet high-ranking community colleges are changing lives for local students of all ages and backgrounds. Mayland Community College provides hundreds of workforce development and continuing education courses that serve Mitchell, Avery and Yancey counties. Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton is one of the only community colleges in the state with a sustainable agriculture program.
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29745
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Western North Carolina offers a variety of educational opportunities and training in a wide range special interests. This article highlights three of those opportunities which include training in massage therapy and restorative healing, commercial driving in the trucking industry, and learning ocean ecology at the new Team ECCO Ocean Center and Aquarium.
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Megan Richard is a watermedia artist in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She creates nature paintings inspired by memories of her childhood and family, and the songbird is a repeated thematic element in her work. Richard primarily uses watercolors, but likes to use inks and fluid acrylics as well.
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The Asheville area is known as a farm-to-table mecca. Businesses such as The Farm, Franny’s Farm, Thyme in the Garden, and Villagers offer training and workshops in cooking, growing food, gardening and farming.
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29753
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Dr. Jan Davidson is the former executive director of John C. Campbell Folk Art School in Brasstown, North Carolina, from which he also received his doctoral degree in Folklore, History and Museum Studies. In an interview, Davidson discusses his philosophy of education, accomplishments as the Folk School’s director, and the diversity of the school’s programs.
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Asheville Farm To Table Tours is a new form of agritourism operated by Ann D. Strauss. The tour takes visitors to various farms where they learn about farm life and mountain foodways. Some of the destinations include East Fork Farm, Spinning Spider Creamery, and The Farmer’s Hands.
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The Southern Highland Craft Guild, a network of artists and mountain craftspeople, opened an exhibition called, “Roots in the Guild: Nine Women Artists Today” at the Folk Art Center in Asheville. The nine artists joined the Guild in the 1970s when styles and designs were transitioning from traditional to modern and contemporary in craft.
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Diane S. Dean is a painter in Hendersonville, North Carolina who values the people part of doing her art above all else. She loves interacting with people at art festivals, and her extroverted personality lends itself well to working closely with clients to create commissioned pieces. Most of her acrylic paintings are of natural landscapes and flowers.
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Homeland Park is a neighborhood of historic log cabins and an eclectic mix of residents in Asheville, North Carolina. Originally developed as a mountain resort in the 1930s, Homeland Park was renovated and transformed into a vibrant community.
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Land protection and conservation are topics that come to mind this time of year when we celebrate Earth Day. Eight professionals from the private and public sectors talk about natural resource issues in Western North Carolina, their outlook for the future, and the best action items for concerned citizens.
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