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The artistry of great literary works, costume design and movie making comes together in Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics, a new exhibition premiering in Biltmore House. Inspired by George Vanderbilt’s love of literature, the exhibition showcases award-winning costumes from films based on favorite books in his collection. Vanderbilt amassed a library of more than twenty-thousand volumes at his North Carolina home.
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Brad and Cynthia Brasher are owners of Black-Eyed Susan Catering in Black Mountain, North Carolina. After years of hosting and cooking for backyard weddings, the Brashers turned their talents into a southern-style catering company. They strive to be a green business and compost, recycle, grow their own herbs, and use organic ingredients when possible.
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The Eastern Wood Bison, one of three subspecies of North American bison, was killed to extinction by 1825. Two trans-mountain migration routes of the eastern wood bison roughly followed the French Broad River near Asheville, North Carolina. Remnants of the old bison trails still exist today and are distinguished by deeply sunken paths with old, mature trees growing from high embankments.
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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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The Asheville Area Arts Council will present Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black, a new exhibit at The Refinery Creator Space. The exhibit showcases mixed media from a group of young artists based in Asheville who use color and light immersion inspired by the color-printing model known as CMYK. Their work explores the transition from analog to digital culture, and how we communicate as a society.
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Wilma Dykeman’s first book, The French Broad, was published seven years before Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. Dykeman’s book is widely credited for bringing needed attention to the polluted state of the French Broad River and its tributary, the Pigeon River. The Center for Cultural Preservation and the Wilma Dykeman Legacy will present a program honoring her work in Western North Carolina.
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Many jewelers in Asheville, North Carolina offer customized wedding ring designs that go beyond the traditional gold bands of the past. Jewelry designers can make rings to reflect a couple’s story, to incorporate family symbols, or to fulfill any creative request.
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29733
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Assemblage is a relatively young art form in which the composition is made from scraps, junk or an assortment of objects. Eco-Depot Marketplace in Asheville’s River Arts District displays the works of assemblage artists that are all categorized in some way as environmental. To qualify, the work must relate to the environment in materials, technique or subject matter.
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Living Web Farms is one of many farms and agri-businesses in Western North Carolina focused on providing practical education and inspiration to help people understand how to tend to both the land and themselves. They provide food to the hungry and teach classes in farming, food preparation, and the creation of alternative energy sources.
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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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In Western North Carolina, Hendersonville’s Balfour Education Center is a non-traditional high school that offers classes in business, criminal justice, firefighting, and mechatronics. The school’s Art Academy offers four levels of art instruction, and provides students with the opportunity to participate in community projects and art shows.
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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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Since reopening a modest storefront in downtown Asheville a year ago, Bryan Hudson has curated a remarkable collection of homegrown products. His business, Asheville Direct, is rooted in the local economy, selling locally made foods, medicines and skin care products. His shop has helped many businesses launch new products and expand their customer base.
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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 University of North Carolina Asheville recently opened the new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Studio. The building serves as a place of innovative collaboration for engineers and artists, and promotes integrated thinking.