The Power of She – aSHEville Museum

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| By Heidi Swann | aSHEville Museum is a place filled with inspiration. Step into the exhibit gallery to experience the history, heartache, humor, and heroism of women and girls. The museum gift shop features a range of more than …

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Coloring: It’s Not Just for Kids Anymore!

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| By Saralyn Collins (Images from Adventures in Form: Mandalas & More) | Coloring is an activity we usually associate with kids. When a friend and colleague showed me the ‘adult coloring book’ that she and her husband had created …

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Changing The World, One Exhibit And Dinner At A Time

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Heidi Swann, owner and director of aSHEville Museum, and Marsha Wallace, founder of Dining for Women, are both women of vision who believe in the power of crafting a good story and of engaging the power of the larger feminine …

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Art Affair 2016 Helps OpenDoors Of Asheville Raise Money To Change Childrens’ Lives

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Installing new kitchen cabinets can serve as a catalyst to change the lives of impoverished children. Just ask Jen Ramming. When she commissioned renowned artist, furniture designer and Asheville resident Randy Shull, she was simply thinking about creating a warm, …

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Julie Miles: Painting the Landscape of Her Childhood

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| By Lauren Rosenfeld | When Asheville artist, Julie Miles, thinks about her earliest memories of her grandfather, she gazes into the mid-distance as tears begin to well in her eyes and a gentle smile forms on her face. It …

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Thriving Instead of Surviving: Top Ten Tips from two Sisters Making It in the Arts

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| By Sarah Wells Rolland and Fleta Wells Monaghan | When we were kids growing up together in the Florida wetlands, we never imagined that decades later we would both be in the art business, working as studio artists, running …

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Become A Business Magnet: Turn Your Art into Profit – 7 Critical Steps to Success

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Art and artists abound in our culturally rich area. There are so many ways artists express themselves and many studios are open to the public on a regular basis; the seasonal ‘art walks’ bring people in from many different towns. …

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Art of Life

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| By Kristine Madera | Some people study art and make it their career, but in Asheville the more common path is to birth the ‘artist within’ later in life. Asheville connects to people’s creative impulses, and the inventive, expressive …

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Asheville Artist Elise Okrend’s Pastels Are Recognized for Their Healing Effect

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Elise Okrend is an artist who believes her creativity heals herself and others. She creates her paintings from observations of the natural world and the beauty it evokes. From her studio in the Wedge Building in Asheville’s River Arts District, …

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Women At The Wheel

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| By Briana Blackwelder | For years the Catawba Valley has been well known for its pottery. Names like Craig, Ellington and Hilton, just to name a few, ring through the hills, steeped in the age-old tradition of turning pots …

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Inspiring Exhibit Highlights Americans Speaking Truth to Power

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| By Elaine Lite and Alex Hanf | Americans Who Tell The Truth opens at YMI Cultural Center with Gala Reception & Unveiling on September 19. A painting can do many things. It can provoke a strong emotional response, awe …

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SHE-POW!

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By Lauren Patton ZaPow was born from the economic downturn. Three rounds of layoffs taught me that there are no safe paths in life. Since there are no safe paths, then why not take the one you really want? In …

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Three Spins of the Potter’s Wheel

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—By Frances Nevill— The artists who call Western North Carolina home are as varied and changing as the view along a twisty mountain climb. Among the many art forms found in abundance in the area, pottery is one that goes …

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Visions of Peaceful Comfort

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—By Sunny Cook— Imagine you are sitting next to a loved one who is lying in a hospital or hospice bed. You are aware of the sounds. Carts clatter by, laden with trays of food or medicine. You hear loudspeakers …

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