Calendar of Events

Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, fairs, bar meetups, and other listings.

Jul
23
Wed
2014
Asheville Art Museum : Farm to Table: American Silver
Jul 23 all-day


Asheville Art Museum :

Farm to Table: American Silver

HANK – elegant ewer with inscription

May 31 – October 5, 2014

Farm to Table: American Silver highlights different but inter-connected uses of American silver – agricultural awards and table service – as they progressed over the last 150 years. Farm to Table and associated programs will enable visitors to experience the farms and tables of the region as they reflect the stylistic changes of each era. Farm to Table brings new meaning to the “art of eating,” treating audiences to an intimate experience of handmade American silver objects celebrating our food and farms and appearing on our tables through modern times.

The exhibition will feature a variety of forms and objects representative of agricultural presentation silver and fine table settings, including silverware, hollowware and serving pieces. For example, the agricultural silver component will feature medals, trophies and engraved hollowware. Silverware for the table will span from Francis I to contemporary designs. Table settings and serving pieces will exemplify the Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Contemporary Craft styles.

Public Programs

The Museum has planned a series of public programs that contribute to the interpretation of the Farm to Table: American Silver exhibition. Educational programs will include a series of four cooking classes led by celebrated local chefs; a Dinner & A Movie event featuring a farm-to-table style dinner; engaging lectures by exhibition curators and silver collectors; and a special opening event aimed at attracting diverse audiences to the Museum. Check back for specific programming dates.


Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

 

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Asheville Art Museum : Prime Time: Second Annual New Media Juried Exhibition
Jul 23 all-day



Asheville Art Museum : Prime Time: Second Annual New Media Juried Exhibition

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to announce that 12 artists have been selected to have their work exhibited in Prime Time: Second Annual New Media Juried Exhibition, which opens April 25 in the Museum’s New Media Gallery and runs through August 31, 2014. In January of this year, the Museum announced an open call to North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee artists working in single channel, screen-based new media, including video art, experimental animation and time-based media. More than 50 submissions were received, of which 12 were chosen as finalists. The selections represent just a sampling of the broad variety of works that fall into this category of contemporary art.

 

The 12 selected artists are:

Heather Freeman, Charlotte, NC , Nathan Halverson, Columbia, SC, Pete Hurdle, Charlotte, NC, Peter Kusek, Asheville, NC, Mary Anna LaFratta, Cosby TN, Daniel Lowe, Asheville, NC, Frank McCauley, Sumter, SC, Anna Norton, Highlands, NC, Charmaine Ortiz, Carolina Beach, NC,Dawn Roe, Asheville, NC, Josh Yates, Charlotte, NC, Josh Zerangue, Mt. Pleasant, SC

 

The Museum’s New Media Gallery, which opened in 2012, provides an opportunity to spotlight artists who are working in New Media, including stop action and hand-drawn animation, narrative film, Glitch Art, sound, video and light installations, and other live programs connected via the Internet. In 2012, the Museum hosted its first new media juried exhibition, inviting local artists to participate in the Museum’s programming and introduce viewers to an innovative and interactive medium. With the mission of the New Media Gallery in mind, the Museum has decided to establish the juried exhibition as an annual event, providing regional artists a chance to exhibit in one of the only galleries of its kind in Western North Carolina.

 

A preview screening and reception for Prime Time will take place in conjunction with Moogfest on Friday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. in the Museum’s upper theatre (advance registration is required). Following the opening, the New Media Gallery will offer daily screenings of the works by the 12 finalists. The videos are played in a loop that lasts for about one hour.

 

This exhibition was organized by the Asheville Art Museum, and co-curated by David Teng Olsen, New Media Artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Wellesley College; Benjamin Funke, New Media Artist and Visiting Professor of Art at Humboldt State University; and Candace Reilly, Asheville Art Museum. Prime Time: Second Annual New Media Juried Exhibition is sponsored by Moogfest.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

2014 RiverCamp [6th - 8th grade]
Jul 23 all-day
RiverCamp: RiverLink’s adventurous, fun and educational summer camp!
 
During RiverCamp you will investigate a local stream’s water quality by looking for aquatic insects. Build your own watershed model and find out how human activities impact the river. Create river-inspired art and poetry, and volunteer for our Clean Stream Team. And of course, explore the river by kayak, canoe, or raft!
The goal of French Broad RiverCamp is to educate and empower the next generation of watershed stewards. RiverCamp will provide the opportunity for rising 3rd-8th grade students to spend a week of their summer exploring the river and its watershed. The curriculum will include hands-on environmental education, river recreation, and service-learning projects.2014 RiverCamp Sessions:

  • June 9th-13th – Rising 3rd-5th grade
  • June 23rd -27th -Rising 6th – 8th grade
  • July 7th – 11th – Rising 3rd-5th grade
  • July 21st -25th – Rising 6th-8th grade  If a session is a full, your child will be placed on a waiting list 
Camp registration forms can be found at 
 

For more information contact: Lizzy Stokes-Cawley, RiverLink’s Education Coordinator at (828) 252-8474 ext. 18 or [email protected]

Asheville Art Museum : Artist Sharon Louden Brings Community to the Asheville Art Museum
Jul 23 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Artist Sharon Louden Brings Community to the Asheville Art Museum

DSC_003113

On view July 19, 2014–Ongoing

The Asheville Art Museum is thrilled to present the second work in the Museum’s Artworks Project Space—artist Sharon Louden’s innovative installation Community. This installation is a continued conversation based on a series of work that Louden started in 2013 that traces its path through installation, animation, painting and drawing. In each genre, her gestures create an implication of dance — movement and energy — transposed against the resistance of fixed squares and rectangles of color.

Sharon M. Louden graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University, School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues, including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Birmingham Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Louden’s work is held in major public and private collections, including the Neuberger Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Louden has taught for 20 years since graduating from Yale in 1991. Her teaching experience includes studio and professional practice classes for students of all levels in colleges and universities throughout the United States. Louden is also the editor of a peer reviewed book published by Intellect Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press entitled Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists.

Community: Sharon Louden opens to the public on July 19. The exhibition is sponsored by the John and Robyn Horn Foundation. More information is available at www.ashevilleart.org.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Roany Boyz Volunteer Weekend
Jul 23 all-day

Roany Boyz Volunteer Weekend
Highlands of Roan
Date: July 23 – 27

The Roany Boyz camp at Engine Gap and help maintain grassy balds around the AT. Come for the entire time, or just a day. All are welcome. Revel in a wonderful camaraderie with dedicated volunteers who have been doing this work for over a decade, and help keep the balds along the trail open for all to enjoy. For more info or to join contact: Carol Coffey at [email protected].

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts : Ivan Fortushniak: In Christ Alone
Jul 23 all-day


Turchin Center for the Visual Arts :

Ivan Fortushniak: In Christ Alone

Gallery B, West Wing
April 4-  August 2, 2014

 

Heavily influenced by early Modern American Art of the 19th century, the motivation behind Ivan Fortushniak’s recent work is to convey the dire state of man and their need for what the Gospel offers. For more information about the artist, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/1191.

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

423 W King St

Boone, NC 28608

828.262.3017

http://tcva.org/

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts: Legacy, Tradition, Reinvention- Penland Resident Artists
Jul 23 all-day


Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

 

Legacy, Tradition, Reinvention- Penland Resident Artists

Gallery A & Mayer Gallery, West Wing

April 4- August 2, 2014

 

Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education, hosting workshops of all varieties. This exhibition will feature the work of the six artists currently in residence at Penland. For more information on this exhibition and artists, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/1229.

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

423 W King St

Boone, NC 28608

828.262.3017

http://tcva.org/

WNC AG Center : Blue Ridge Classic Horse Show
Jul 23 all-day

WNC AG Center :

Blue Ridge Classic Horse Show MCGOUGH Arena 7/22/2014 7/26/2014

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 687-1414

http://www.mountainfair.org/

Flat Rock Playhouse : Boeing Boeing
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm


Flat Rock Playhouse :

Asheville Regional Airport presents:

Boeing Boeing

by Marc Camoletti

July 3 – July 27

Playhouse Downtown

This sparkling, quick-paced farce follows the misadventures of handsome Architect Bernard, his hapless and nervous sidekick, Robert, his long-suffering housekeeper, Berthe and the juggling of Robert’s social life with three different fiancées—all of them glamorous International Airline Hostesses (Italian, German and American). Everything has worked swimmingly well until the schedule of all the airlines change and Robert, Bernard and Berthe must feverishly work to ensure that Bernard is not caught out.

 

Flat Rock Playhouse

2661 Greenville Hwy

Flat Rock, NC 28731

(828) 693.0731

https://www.flatrockplayhouse.org/

The Grey Eagle : Ha Ha Tonka w/ Strung Like a Horse
Jul 23 @ 9:00 pm

The Grey Eagle :

Ha Ha Tonka w/ Strung Like a Horse Ha-Ha-Tonka-featured-image

Jul 23 Wed
8pm doors. ALL AGES. Standing room only. 9pm
$10 ADV / $12 day of show

The Grey Eagle

185 Clingman Ave

Asheville, NC

28801

http://thegreyeagle.com/

Jul
24
Thu
2014
Asheville Art Museum : Farm to Table: American Silver
Jul 24 all-day


Asheville Art Museum :

Farm to Table: American Silver

HANK – elegant ewer with inscription

May 31 – October 5, 2014

Farm to Table: American Silver highlights different but inter-connected uses of American silver – agricultural awards and table service – as they progressed over the last 150 years. Farm to Table and associated programs will enable visitors to experience the farms and tables of the region as they reflect the stylistic changes of each era. Farm to Table brings new meaning to the “art of eating,” treating audiences to an intimate experience of handmade American silver objects celebrating our food and farms and appearing on our tables through modern times.

The exhibition will feature a variety of forms and objects representative of agricultural presentation silver and fine table settings, including silverware, hollowware and serving pieces. For example, the agricultural silver component will feature medals, trophies and engraved hollowware. Silverware for the table will span from Francis I to contemporary designs. Table settings and serving pieces will exemplify the Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and Contemporary Craft styles.

Public Programs

The Museum has planned a series of public programs that contribute to the interpretation of the Farm to Table: American Silver exhibition. Educational programs will include a series of four cooking classes led by celebrated local chefs; a Dinner & A Movie event featuring a farm-to-table style dinner; engaging lectures by exhibition curators and silver collectors; and a special opening event aimed at attracting diverse audiences to the Museum. Check back for specific programming dates.


Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

 

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Asheville Art Museum : Prime Time: Second Annual New Media Juried Exhibition
Jul 24 all-day



Asheville Art Museum : Prime Time: Second Annual New Media Juried Exhibition

The Asheville Art Museum is excited to announce that 12 artists have been selected to have their work exhibited in Prime Time: Second Annual New Media Juried Exhibition, which opens April 25 in the Museum’s New Media Gallery and runs through August 31, 2014. In January of this year, the Museum announced an open call to North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee artists working in single channel, screen-based new media, including video art, experimental animation and time-based media. More than 50 submissions were received, of which 12 were chosen as finalists. The selections represent just a sampling of the broad variety of works that fall into this category of contemporary art.

 

The 12 selected artists are:

Heather Freeman, Charlotte, NC , Nathan Halverson, Columbia, SC, Pete Hurdle, Charlotte, NC, Peter Kusek, Asheville, NC, Mary Anna LaFratta, Cosby TN, Daniel Lowe, Asheville, NC, Frank McCauley, Sumter, SC, Anna Norton, Highlands, NC, Charmaine Ortiz, Carolina Beach, NC,Dawn Roe, Asheville, NC, Josh Yates, Charlotte, NC, Josh Zerangue, Mt. Pleasant, SC

 

The Museum’s New Media Gallery, which opened in 2012, provides an opportunity to spotlight artists who are working in New Media, including stop action and hand-drawn animation, narrative film, Glitch Art, sound, video and light installations, and other live programs connected via the Internet. In 2012, the Museum hosted its first new media juried exhibition, inviting local artists to participate in the Museum’s programming and introduce viewers to an innovative and interactive medium. With the mission of the New Media Gallery in mind, the Museum has decided to establish the juried exhibition as an annual event, providing regional artists a chance to exhibit in one of the only galleries of its kind in Western North Carolina.

 

A preview screening and reception for Prime Time will take place in conjunction with Moogfest on Friday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. in the Museum’s upper theatre (advance registration is required). Following the opening, the New Media Gallery will offer daily screenings of the works by the 12 finalists. The videos are played in a loop that lasts for about one hour.

 

This exhibition was organized by the Asheville Art Museum, and co-curated by David Teng Olsen, New Media Artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Wellesley College; Benjamin Funke, New Media Artist and Visiting Professor of Art at Humboldt State University; and Candace Reilly, Asheville Art Museum. Prime Time: Second Annual New Media Juried Exhibition is sponsored by Moogfest.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

2014 RiverCamp [6th - 8th grade]
Jul 24 all-day
RiverCamp: RiverLink’s adventurous, fun and educational summer camp!
 
During RiverCamp you will investigate a local stream’s water quality by looking for aquatic insects. Build your own watershed model and find out how human activities impact the river. Create river-inspired art and poetry, and volunteer for our Clean Stream Team. And of course, explore the river by kayak, canoe, or raft!
The goal of French Broad RiverCamp is to educate and empower the next generation of watershed stewards. RiverCamp will provide the opportunity for rising 3rd-8th grade students to spend a week of their summer exploring the river and its watershed. The curriculum will include hands-on environmental education, river recreation, and service-learning projects.2014 RiverCamp Sessions:

  • June 9th-13th – Rising 3rd-5th grade
  • June 23rd -27th -Rising 6th – 8th grade
  • July 7th – 11th – Rising 3rd-5th grade
  • July 21st -25th – Rising 6th-8th grade  If a session is a full, your child will be placed on a waiting list 
Camp registration forms can be found at 
 

For more information contact: Lizzy Stokes-Cawley, RiverLink’s Education Coordinator at (828) 252-8474 ext. 18 or [email protected]

Asheville Art Museum : Artist Sharon Louden Brings Community to the Asheville Art Museum
Jul 24 all-day

Asheville Art Museum :

Artist Sharon Louden Brings Community to the Asheville Art Museum

DSC_003113

On view July 19, 2014–Ongoing

The Asheville Art Museum is thrilled to present the second work in the Museum’s Artworks Project Space—artist Sharon Louden’s innovative installation Community. This installation is a continued conversation based on a series of work that Louden started in 2013 that traces its path through installation, animation, painting and drawing. In each genre, her gestures create an implication of dance — movement and energy — transposed against the resistance of fixed squares and rectangles of color.

Sharon M. Louden graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University, School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues, including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Birmingham Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Louden’s work is held in major public and private collections, including the Neuberger Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Louden has taught for 20 years since graduating from Yale in 1991. Her teaching experience includes studio and professional practice classes for students of all levels in colleges and universities throughout the United States. Louden is also the editor of a peer reviewed book published by Intellect Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press entitled Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists.

Community: Sharon Louden opens to the public on July 19. The exhibition is sponsored by the John and Robyn Horn Foundation. More information is available at www.ashevilleart.org.

Asheville Art Museum

2 S. Pack Square

Asheville NC

28801

http://www.ashevilleart.org/

Roany Boyz Volunteer Weekend
Jul 24 all-day

Roany Boyz Volunteer Weekend
Highlands of Roan
Date: July 23 – 27

The Roany Boyz camp at Engine Gap and help maintain grassy balds around the AT. Come for the entire time, or just a day. All are welcome. Revel in a wonderful camaraderie with dedicated volunteers who have been doing this work for over a decade, and help keep the balds along the trail open for all to enjoy. For more info or to join contact: Carol Coffey at [email protected].

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts : Ivan Fortushniak: In Christ Alone
Jul 24 all-day


Turchin Center for the Visual Arts :

Ivan Fortushniak: In Christ Alone

Gallery B, West Wing
April 4-  August 2, 2014

 

Heavily influenced by early Modern American Art of the 19th century, the motivation behind Ivan Fortushniak’s recent work is to convey the dire state of man and their need for what the Gospel offers. For more information about the artist, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/1191.

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

423 W King St

Boone, NC 28608

828.262.3017

http://tcva.org/

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts: Legacy, Tradition, Reinvention- Penland Resident Artists
Jul 24 all-day


Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

 

Legacy, Tradition, Reinvention- Penland Resident Artists

Gallery A & Mayer Gallery, West Wing

April 4- August 2, 2014

 

Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education, hosting workshops of all varieties. This exhibition will feature the work of the six artists currently in residence at Penland. For more information on this exhibition and artists, visit http://tcva.org/exhibitions/1229.

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

423 W King St

Boone, NC 28608

828.262.3017

http://tcva.org/

WNC AG Center : Blue Ridge Classic Horse Show
Jul 24 all-day

WNC AG Center :

Blue Ridge Classic Horse Show MCGOUGH Arena 7/22/2014 7/26/2014

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd

Fletcher, NC 28732

(828) 687-1414

http://www.mountainfair.org/

Anderson County Farmers Market
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Anderson County Farmers Market

Listing AppalachiangrownThe Anderson County Farmer’s Market showcases the best home grown products Anderson County has to offer. Specializing in local produce, meats, cheeses, breads, plants and so much more. The Market is open three days a week and host numerous special events.

PLEASE NOTE: Market ONLY open on SATURDAYS 10 am – 2 pm from May 3 – May 31, and from November 29 – December 20, 2013.

 

Hours

ASHEVILLE PARKS AND RECREATION Recreation Swim Club
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

ASHEVILLE PARKS AND RECREATION

Recreation Swim Club

 

This summer, the City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department is offering two sessions of the Recreation Swim Club in introductory competitive swimming.  Designed for youth ages 8 to 14, each four-week Recreation Swim Club session will focus on the backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle competitive strokes.  Children will work on endurance, kicking, turns, and stroke specific drills. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke to enter the program.  Session 1: June 10 through July 3, registration begins May 26.  Session 2: July 15 through August 7, registration begins June 30.  All classes will meet on Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Recreation Park Pool located at 65 Gashes Creek Road.  Cost for each program is $50 and City of Asheville residents receive a $25 discount.

 

Register online at www.ashevillenc.gov/parks or in person at Recreation Park Pool.  For more information about this and all of Asheville Parks and Recreation’s programs, visit www.ashevillenc.gov/parks, www.facebook.com/aprca, or call (828) 259-5800.