ARTS & CULTURE

Visual Arts

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

“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

Graphic novelist Hope Larson weaves words and images to create new worlds

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

Glass works shine in a multi-venue summer series

Valle Crucis surfboard maker Bill Pressly catches a wave

“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.”

Carl Peverall’s stone sculptures evoke both permanence and reinvention

“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.”

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

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

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

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

A new podcast tunes in to mountain music milestones

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

Amy Brandenburg

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

Pamela Haddock

Penland fellow Seth Gould elevates toolmaking to an art form

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

Kehren Barbour and Michael Luchtan’s Post Piano Project explores sustainability through art and music

For Lenoir artist Charlie Frye, community fuels the creative spirit

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

Asheville artist Nancy Hilliard Joyce puts a new spin on the circle of life

Artist Hayden Wilson builds on a legacy in glass

Asheville artist Matt Tommey’s sculptural baskets reflect nature’s wild creativity

After 30 years as a sculptor, Stoney Lamar is more prolific than ever

Potter Reiko Miyagi brings deep meaning to her ceramics

Penland artist David Chatt proves beadwork can transcend handicraft

Asheville artist Andy Farkas tells poetic stories through delicate prints and engravings

Boone artist Arthur Hash rethinks the way we see and wear jewelry