“I want people to start seeing how beautiful and interesting everyday objects can be.”

The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Flower celebrations burst with color across WNC

Asheville-based East Fork Pottery scales it up

“I wanted to paint things I could connect with and that other people could as well.”

A Mars Hill professor’s album notes nab a Grammy nomination

Love and optimism find common ground in three stylistically different new releases from WNC musicians

Kenny Pieper’s unbreakable passion for glass

“There’s something about [glass] that’s so magical, intriguing, and mesmerizing.”

The elemental sculptures of Jeannine Marchand

“It’s an amazing lifestyle. My commute to work is a trek in the woods.”

Ring in the holidays with a handbell concert

Find something for everyone on your gift list at these regional markets

Booksellers share choice regional titles of 2018 and why they jumped off the page

Set the tone for the holidays with a new show from Flat Rock Playhouse

“Ravens really resonate with people. They’re complicated animals, just like us.”

Make your best jack-o’-lantern yet with pro tips from carving expert Scott Garland

Pisgah Thunder takes the dance floor by storm for a great cause

Your guide to this unrivaled sporting event

“For me, it’s about painting the dog’s energy and inner color. I truly let them talk to me.”

The Brevard Music Festival celebrates a sensational 2018 season

Billy Edd Wheeler tells all in his tuneful new memoir

Glass works shine in a multi-venue summer series

“My pots are an expression of my love for the process...”

Jill Towery’s Salmagundi line finds a place in North Carolina’s furniture tradition

“I think it’s so fascinating what goes on around us in nature.”

Spring into the season with plant sales and garden events aplenty

A new trail guide puts mountain flower hikes into lovely focus

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

Penland School of Crafts welcomes new director Mia Hall

Great Smoky Mountains National Park gets a vivid graphic treatment and more

Weaverville artist Leif Erik Johansen illustrates real-world issues through a fantastic lens

“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