crafts

crafts
Oct 2016
Ronni Lundy’s long and winding journey with Appalachian food and culture

Oct 2016
Penland fellow Seth Gould elevates toolmaking to an art form

Aug 2016
Seven ghoulishly good ways to celebrate Halloween’s chills and thrills

Aug 2016
Celebrate—and help preserve—monarch butterflies during their annual migration through WNC

Aug 2016
Cristina Córdova’s larger than life paintings grace Penland’s grand new gallery

Apr 2016
For Page Ives Lemel, running a 100-year-old girls’ camp has always been a family affair

Feb 2016
5 Renovation Projects to Inspire your Next Home Makeover

Feb 2016
Celia Barbieri, aka The Button Florist, creates blooms that last a lifetime

Dec 2015
Sometimes, smaller is better.

Oct 2015
A new series of signs highlights the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s cultural cornerstones

Oct 2015
Light shows, each with their own particular glow, illuminate the holidays

Aug 2015
Throughout Western North Carolina sit dozens of public schools abandoned by time, consolidation, and changing demographics. In their heyday, they were community epicenters and veritable second homes for thousands of students. Today, some are boarded up, while others await imminent demolition and replacement by new state-of-the-art facilities. But there are also a handful of old schoolhouses tucked away in various corners of the mountains that have found new purpose as community centers, concert venues, historical beacons, and artists’ studios. Here’s a look at the past and present of eight of them.

Aug 2015
Throughout Western North Carolina sit dozens of public schools abandoned by time, consolidation, and changing demographics. In their heyday, they were community epicenters and veritable second homes for thousands of students. Today, some are boarded up, while others await imminent demolition and replacement by new state-of-the-art facilities. But there are also a handful of old schoolhouses tucked away in various corners of the mountains that have found new purpose as community centers, concert venues, historical beacons, and artists’ studios. Here’s a look at the past and present of eight of them.

Jul 2015
Lend a hand to the arts this summer

Jul 2015
While remaining true to its past, the world-renowned Penland School of Crafts never stops exploring the reaches of contemporary art

Mar 2015
Field School allows the curious to explore an ancient site in Morganton where the New and Old Worlds collided

Mar 2015
Penland artist David Chatt proves beadwork can transcend handicraft

Jun 2014
Florence Young Thomas laid the foundation for visual artists in Ashe County

Jun 2014
County: Madison Population: 868

Jun 2014
Inspired tours bring art lovers to artists where they live and work

Dec 2013
You can never foresee how the life you choose—or the one that chooses you—can ultimately impact someone in extraordinary ways. Meet seven inspirational locals whose personal journeys are making a big difference in the lives of others.

Oct 2013
From opening a new studio to teaching, ceramist Jason Bige Burnett is in art overdrive

Oct 2013
Jennifer Thomas of Montford Walk-In Bakery shares recipes perfect for the holidays

Aug 2013
Andrew Hayes’ metal and paper sculpture deconstructs the book

Jul 2013
True. We're biased. But we can't imagine a better place than the mountains to meet your local farmer, become a food entrepreneur, nosh on artisan eats, and savor a pint (or three).

Mar 2013
Joy Bistro in Boone easily sets itself apart from its merchant neighbors with the twinkle of taverna lights strung from the pergola sheltering its cozy terrace.

Jan 2013
Make the most of winter’s laid-back pace with our list of guaranteed ways to pamper yourself—mind, body, and spirit

Oct 2012
Cruise to Waynesville to imbibe a refreshing beer scene

Oct 2012

Jun 2012

Jun 2012
Three significant patchwork quilts continue to bring recognition to Franklin and Maco Crafts

Jun 2012
Layers of texture and color beautify Deb Karash's vivid art jewelry

Jun 2012
Meet a group of outdoor entrepreneurs who mix business and pleasure in the pursuit of great gear

Jun 2012
An annual cook-off uncovers the region's best corn breads

Apr 2012
How Harvey K. Littleton’s vision sparked an artistic revolution and ignited the Studio Glass Movement.

Apr 2012
A couple reveals the inner beauty of a North Asheville gem with a timeless revamp

Apr 2012
Mixologist Sharon Wallis wants to fill your head with good memories

Feb 2012
Truly magnificent gardens need time and attention to flourish - coaxed and nurtured by guiding hands and verdant vision. Peter and Jasmin Gentling spent the last 40 years creating just such a landscape on Sunset Mountain. Welcome to Blue Briar Garden.

Dec 2011
Two Dallasites breathe an imaginative life into a cottage getaway in Black Mountain

Sep 2011
Autumn is upon us, and you can park yourself in the backyard and watch the leaves put on a show.