“Abstraction pulls the energy of my experience all together.”

Penland School of Crafts welcomes new director Mia Hall

“Mark-making is a specific language, and mine happens to be more gestural, expressive, impatient.”

The holidays always find Western North Carolina aglow

Back South brings it all back home on their new album

Jenny Lou Sherburne’s Seussian-style pottery delights through color and shape

His Celtic Christmas show returns with strong traditions and new holiday riffs

“My work is about how people relate to each other, and how I arrange the chairs mirrors those relationships.”

Five fall film festivals bring independent movies to the mountains

From rugs to purses, Alexander Wyly Smith’s textile designs reach retail markets worldwide

Conductor Keith Lockhart inspires the next generation at Brevard Music Center

The Asheville-area music industry’s economic impact is adding up

“My work is a constant exploration. I’m always experimenting to move the process forward.”

Classical meets kid-hop in Secret Agent 23 Skidoo’s latest recording

The city's oldest theater receives a monumental revamp

A new podcast tunes in to mountain music milestones

Rising novelist David Joy sheds light on mountain life through exquisitely told dark tales

Arts & Humanities

Food & Beverage

Service Learning

At schools throughout the mountains, experiential education takes students out of the classroom and into the world

Clyde-based potter Becky Lloyd

May debut could be the time of WNC's life

The essence of people and places drives artist Christopher Holt to journey far

Amy Brandenburg

Haywood County writer crafts gritty Southern lit in The Weight of This World

The Get Right Band rocks steady on its new album

Art for the sake of a greater good drives Boone artist Sir Tom Foolery

Pamela Haddock

Indulge in six tasty dining and live entertainment matchups

Penland fellow Seth Gould elevates toolmaking to an art form

Seven ghoulishly good ways to celebrate Halloween’s chills and thrills

Hyper-realist painter Ward Nichols may be self-taught, but his 50-year career proves just how talented he is

Cristina Córdova’s larger than life paintings grace Penland’s grand new gallery