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The Grovewood Gallery will debut Shawn Krueger’s solo exhibition, Southern Migrations, in July and August. Krueger has become a fixture in the Asheville art scene, being drawn into the multitude of landscapes available in the region. His painting style is tonalism, which is an American progressive art form featuring by soft tones and dark hues, creating the effect of a colored atmosphere or mist.
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A new exhibit called, Forging Futures: Studio Craft in Western North Carolina, showcases craft artisans who excel in clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood. The exhibition is sponsored by Blue Spiral 1 and the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design. Most of them well known, the artists were selected for their ability to adapt tools, techniques and ideas that transcend traditional notions of craft.
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Bugbane or black cohosh is a native North Carolina perennial that is easily grown in organically rich and moist soil. The common name of bugbane is a reference to the insect repellent smell the plant gives off, and cohosh comes from an Algonquian word meaning rough. The plant is deer and rabbit resistant, and its flowers provide both nectar and pollen to insects.
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This summer, the Western Carolina University (WCU) Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center explores elements of fine craft through exhibitions featuring printmaking and pottery. The first exhibit will display vitreographs, which are prints made with a glass matrix instead of a traditional material. The second exhibit features the work of Cherokee artists, bringing together both historic and contemporary pottery techniques.
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Rebecca Kahrs is a watercolor painter and owner of the Dragonfly art gallery in Brevard, North Carolina. She paints flora and fauna of the region, and has produced several videos for people learning how to paint.
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Morganton and its surrounding Burke County are steeped in history, but the area also offers a wealth of modern appeal for day trips, including museums, galleries, wineries or outdoor exploration.
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Full Spectrum Farms is a revolutionary therapy center in Cullowhee, North Carolina. This nonprofit group assists those with autism spectrum disorder in learning useful trades, developing social skills and building personal relationships within a natural setting. Clients learn how to garden, harvest vegetables, and sell their products at the local farmer’s market.
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Development continues on one of North Carolina’s newest greenway passes, the Fonta Flora State Trail. Plans for construction include more than seventy miles of trails linking the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail in Morganton to the Mountains-to-Sea Trail in Asheville, allowing hikers and cyclists to traverse North Carolina from east to west.
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Local author Wayne Caldwell has written novels on the annexation of Cataloochee in the early 1900s. Caldwell will lead a tour through the five remaining buildings in the Cataloochee Valley Historic Area. His personal ties to families in the area afford him stories unknown to most.
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Polk County is home to diverse ecosystems and hundreds of rare plant species. The Pacolet Area Conservancy works to promote stewardship and land protection so that more plant species may be discovered.
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The North Carolina Arboretum has a new photography and video exhibit that captures the flora and fauna of a small Asheville-area bog over the course of four seasons. The images highlight the native and non-native residents of the habitat, as well as document The Nature Conservancy’s bog restoration efforts and related research-oriented projects.
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Drovers Road Preserve is being reintroduced to the public, after development there halted years ago. The preserve is the oldest conservation subdivision in Buncombe County, weaving together land preservation and residential development. It was named after the trail through the Appalachian Mountains where men drove livestock to southern markets.
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The Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) Spruce Pine Gallery will host Inheritance, an exhibition of paintings by four artists. The artists were all heavily influenced by the teachings of Paul Hartley, a renowned painting professor who taught for many years at East Carolina University. One of Hartley’s large-scale paintings is also included in the show.
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Navajo-Churro sheep nearly went into extinction in the 1970s due to systematic extermination efforts to protect grasslands. Jessica Sanchez and Kyle Guie of Rusted Earth Farm raise and sell these sheep in Marshall, North Carolina. They are also working with textile artists to produce rugs and tapestries from Navajo-Churro wool.
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Asheville Hydroponics and Organics is a garden shop that specializes in growing vegetables, fruits and non-edibles without soil. Co-owners Andrew Morris and Evan Godlesky also collaborate with community programs teaching locals about hydroponic and organic gardens.
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