Black Mountain College Artist – John Urbain

Monday, March 5, 2018

2018 Scholastic Art Awards of Western North Carolina

by Sadie Allen On Sunday, February 25, The Asheville Art Museum sponsored a ceremony celebrating the recipients of Western North Carolina Regional Scholastic Art Awards, an annual competition recognizing some of the best of our region’s young, local artists. This program has been in place since 1923 and is open to artists grades 7 through… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, February 26, 2018

Work of the Week — “Blue Jay” by Sallie Middleton

by Sadie Allen Whether you realize it or not, nature rarely experiences true silence. Every time you venture out into the woods, you’re likely to hear a chirp or a whistle from one of our delightful feathered friends – birds! I never realized just how common they were until I began to look for them.… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, February 19, 2018

Work of the Week — “Sugar” by Maude Gatewood

by Sadie Allen Basking in the sun, musing (and perhaps mewing), lies a mysterious being often called the cat. I have seen this scene (and many others, often involving dead birds, tail-chasing, and even occasion thefts of food) many times, as I grew up around the mischievous beasts. My grandmother attracted felines like honey attracts… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, February 12, 2018

Work of the Week — “Holyhocks at Tuckaway” by Pierre Daura

by Sadie Allen We have made it through, my friends – Spring is just around the corner! Although Punxsutawney Phil (the beloved groundhog who predicts the weather every February) saw his shadow, I’m optimistic for the return of warm weather. With every visit to the grocery store, I’m seeing more and more fresh flowers, fruits… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Scott in Howard Finster’s Garden
Monday, February 5, 2018

Work of the Week — “Hank Williams” by Howard Finster

by Sadie Allen I’m sitting in another local joint, listening to my father up on stage playing “Hey, Good Lookin’” or “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, songs I’ve heard him practice hundreds of times throughout my childhood. This was a scene I experienced often in my early teens, as my mother and I were present at all… Click to read the rest of the blog post