Art – Asheville Blog http://ashevilleblog.com Your Source for all things Asheville Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:08:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.14 Craft Your Commerce Workshop http://ashevilleblog.com/craft-commerce-workshop/ http://ashevilleblog.com/craft-commerce-workshop/#comments Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:29:41 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11475 The Center for Craft, UNC Asheville, and Mountain BizWorks announce Entrepreneur’s Workshop: Craft Your Commerce, a new pilot program to connect, elevate, and advance emerging and established makers/designers who have craft-inspired businesses. Using research responses from over 300 area makers/designers, the series is designed to address top identified craft business topics, share insights from professional makers with strong sector experience, and foster peer-to-peer learning. Workshop pricing is accessible ($20-40) and early-bird specials are currently available.

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Announcing the Inaugural Entrepreneur’s Workshop: Craft Your Commerce Series

The Center for Craft, UNC Asheville, and Mountain BizWorks announce Entrepreneur’s Workshop: Craft Your Commerce, a new pilot program to connect, elevate, and advance emerging and established makers/designers who have craft-inspired businesses. Using research responses from over 300 area makers/designers, the series is designed to address top identified craft business topics, share insights from professional makers with strong sector experience, and foster peer-to-peer learning. Workshop pricing is accessible ($20-40) and early-bird specials are currently available.

The inaugural series includes three interactive workshops and a five-week course, all featuring nationally acclaimed presenters at the forefront of the craft field. Craft Your Commerce, the pilot series of the newly formed Entrepreneur’s Workshop program launches March 1 and runs through May 24, 2018. Series passes are now available with early-bird pricing through February 12. Individual workshop tickets and regular priced series passes will be available starting February 13. All sessions will be held at the Center for Craft in downtown Asheville (67 Broadway). Full details are available at www.craftyourcommerce.com.

“The collective experience of the presenters is exceptional,” notes Stephanie Moore, Executive Director of the Center for Craft. “The series will address many of the key questions and areas of need expressed by area makers and designers. The pilot program offers a great opportunity to advance our region’s creative sector through our partnership with UNC Asheville and Mountain BizWorks.”

The workshops will be followed by a special Mountain BizWorks Alpine cohort for those interested in integrating the strategies and tools offered in the three workshops.

“Each session will be insightful and compelling on its own, but we’ve also designed the series to progressively build on each topic,” adds Annie Milroy Price, the Mountain BizWorks business coach facilitating the workshop series and leading the Alpine Course. “We encourage participation in the whole series to get the fullest Craft Your Commerce experience.”

A summary of the Craft Your Commerce series follows:

  • March 1 – Market Positioning: The Foundation of Your Business Strategy ($20)
    Featuring Regina Connell, former Director of Communications at Heath Ceramics. Positioning is one of the most important “business” decisions you will make. This workshop will cover why positioning is foundational for your business, how to do it, and how it will inform everything from your strategy to your brand, your pricing, your partnerships and your communications.
  • March 15 – Capture & Convey: Telling Your Story Through Images ($40)
    Featuring Nicole McConville, acclaimed Asheville-based photographer and craft publishing veteran. Images are an essential tool in conveying your perspective and standing out in our visually driven world. Use strategic exercises to determine your unique entrepreneurial story and learn how to communicate it through photography that best showcases you, your work, and your values. 
  • April 10 – Sustainable Growth Strategies: Exploring Creative and Profitable Maker Pathways ($20)
    Featuring the founders of Bloodroot Blades (Athens, GA) and Alex Matisse of East Fork Pottery (Asheville, NC). Artists and makers with a growing audience often wrestle with whether, when, and how to scale their operations. This panel discussion and workshop explore ways to align your business model and practices with your long-term vision, while remaining profitable.
  • April 26 – Alpine Cohort for Makers ($375, community scholarships available through Mountain BizWorks)
    Facilitated by Annie Milroy Price of Mountain BizWorks and Birds Eye Business Planning. This 5-week cohort experience will aid existing makers and creative entrepreneurs in integrating learnings from the workshops into their business practices. The course will guide participants through a comprehensive assessment of their experience producing and selling to date, while also addressing the opportunities and challenges currently at hand.

Entrepreneur’s Workshop: Craft Your Commerce is generously funded through a partnership with UNC Asheville in an effort to connect UNC Asheville students with emerging and established makers in the community through business workshops and entrepreneurship courses. “Our students are working in all disciplines across campus to establish businesses and will greatly benefit from being included in this series of informative pre-professional workshops,” notes Brent Skidmore, UNC Asheville Public Arts and Humanities Chair. “Many of these students start their prototyping of great ideas at the STEAM Studio.”

UNC Asheville’s STEAM Studio (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) is an educational space located at the River Arts Makers Place (RAMP) that engages the next generation of makers, engineers, artists and entrepreneurs, who work side-by-side with faculty and staff experts experienced in all facets of the creative process. STEAM Studio brings together innovation, design, and fabrication with equipment for 3-D modeling, as well as water jet, laser, and plasma cutters.

UNC Asheville students are eligible for workshop scholarships. Interested students should contact Brent Skidmore: bskidmore@unca.edu.

Full details and ticketing information (including early-bird pricing through February 12) can be found at www.craftyourcommerce.com.

About Center for Craft

Founded in 1996, the Center for Craft is a national 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the field of craft through fostering new ideas, funding craft scholarship, and backing the next generation of makers, curators and critics. The Center has developed a strong national reputation as a significant resource for artists, museums, academic researchers, university students and arts organizations. Each year, the Center administers over a quarter million dollars in grants to those working in the craft field. www.craftcreativitydesign.org 

About UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville is the designated liberal arts institution for the UNC system and one of the nation’s top 10 public liberal arts universities. Enrolling 3,800 students and offering more than 30 undergraduate majors and a Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree, UNC Asheville encourages students to take part in a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program and participate in interdisciplinary learning. From internships and hands-on projects, to study abroad and community engagement, students experience an education that extends beyond campus into the vibrant City of Asheville, the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and the world. Learn more at www.unca.edu.

About Mountain BizWorks
Mountain BizWorks is a certified nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) with a mission to build a vibrant and inclusive entrepreneurial community in Western North Carolina by helping small businesses start, grow, and thrive. For 29 years, Mountain BizWorks has provided training and business loans to small businesses in WNC who are unable to secure funding from traditional lending sources.   www.mountainbizworks.org

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New Mural Project on Depot Street http://ashevilleblog.com/new-mural-project-depot-street/ http://ashevilleblog.com/new-mural-project-depot-street/#respond Tue, 07 Nov 2017 23:01:02 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11238 Pink Dog Creative is pleased to announce a new mural on its’ containers across the street from 342 Depot St. in the River Arts District.

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Pink Dog Creative is pleased to announce a new mural on its’ containers across the street from 342 Depot St. in the River Arts District.

In a continued effort to build bridges between the River Arts District and the Southside community. Pink Dog Creative has commissioned the second of our Southside neighbors, Jenny Pickens, to design and paint a mural. Jenny grew up in the Southside community and is an accomplished artist. Her design, entitled Zolas Embrace (peaceful earth) depicts a woman stitching the world back together.

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Pickens says “With so much negative energy going on worldwide, I wanted to show mother nature repairing the world with the love that’s been lost. We all share a common goal. Peace on earth”.

Pickens will be completing the mural over the next two weeks. To see work in progress, stop by Pink Dog Creative, 342-348 Depot St.

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5 Places to Experience Local Art and Music in Marshall, NC http://ashevilleblog.com/5-places-experience-local-art-music-marshall-nc/ http://ashevilleblog.com/5-places-experience-local-art-music-marshall-nc/#respond Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:18:08 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11015 Asheville is arguably the largest hub for local arts in WNC, but by far it is not the only one. Just a short drive north, the small Madison County town of Marshall has made the most of riverside living. There are dozens of local galleries and studios, forming an enclave of artists in the midst of a renaissance.

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Asheville is arguably the largest hub for local arts in WNC, but by far it is not the only one. Just a short drive north, the small Madison County town of Marshall has made the most of riverside living. There are dozens of local galleries and studios, forming an enclave of artists in the midst of a renaissance.

If you haven’t been recently, we recommend making some time to experience the many things that this historic way station has to offer. Here are five places to see local art and music in Marshall.

Marshall High Studios

The epicenter of local arts in town are the Marshall High Studios, a former high school on Blannahassett Island in the middle of the river that’s connected to downtown by a bridge. The building, which dates to 1925, was renovated and reopened in 2007 as a home for 28 artist studios. In addition to hosting working artists who specialize in numerous different media, the 28,000-square-foot facility hosts regular classes, exhibitions, and performances.

The Depot & Zuma Coffee

One Main Street mainstay in Marshall is The Depot, an old-timey general store. It’s a great community shopping spot that doubles as a performance venue on Friday nights, when local musicians strike up a soundtrack of traditional bluegrass and country music. Music can also be heard at Zuma Coffee’s regular Thursday night Zuma Jam.

Madison County Arts Center

Several other local institutions keep Marshall’s art scene humming. Since 1978, the Madison County Arts Center, also on Main Street, has presented regular exhibitions of both traditional and contemporary arts and music. The MCAC also presents classes for kids and adults on a revolving basis, including First Stage Youth Theatre, Junior Appalachian Musicians, and Junior Appalachian Visual Artists.

French Broad Institute

A couple of blocks away is the volunteer-run French Broad Institute (Of Time and The River). “The FBI,” which was opened in 2007 in a former Methodist church (built in 1912), serves the community “by providing a forum for curated collaborations, multidisciplinary performances,” and “an investigative think tank for reimagining the relationship between traditional and avant-garde arts, and between the time-based arts and the natural sciences.”

Learn More about Marshall

Marshall, population 800, is the Madison County seat and sits on the banks of the French Broad River some 20 miles north of Asheville. Read more about Marshall, see more photos, or search for homes in the area from the Beverly-Hanks Marshall community page.

 

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Franklin School of Innovation Students Place Mural in Asheville Outlets Food Court http://ashevilleblog.com/franklin-school-innovation-mural-asheville-outlets/ http://ashevilleblog.com/franklin-school-innovation-mural-asheville-outlets/#respond Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:36:23 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=11035 As a special class project, Franklin School of Innovation art students submitted mural designs for the Asheville Outlets Food Court. The winning design is now being painted and is slated to be complete in April.

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Design Students Created and Submitted Mural which will be completed in April 2017

As a special class project, Franklin School of Innovation art students submitted mural designs for the Asheville Outlets Food Court. The winning design is now being painted and is slated to be complete in April.

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“The project has been an exciting journey for our art students,” said Katherine Robbins, Art Teacher, Franklin School of Innovation. “It is real-life experience! And, it is their first opportunity to work on a large scale project off school grounds,” Robbins continued.

The synergy between Asheville Outlets and the Franklin School of Innovation has been significant; the school will be the beneficiary for the April and August 2017 Asheville Outlets Kids Day events. In addition, Franklin School of Innovation students and educators will have interactive booths, displays and performances at the center throughout the year. These activities are designed to showcase the students’ educational process and accomplishments.

“We are proud of the work that the students from the Franklin School of Innovation are creating here at Asheville Outlets,” explains General Manager Sharon Morgan. ”The Franklin School of Innovation student mural will be a focal point at Asheville Outlets. We are so pleased to be able to highlight the amazing talents of these local students,” she continued.

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Building Miracles for Ecuador: The Undergrowth hosts benefit, art auction http://ashevilleblog.com/building-miracles-the-undergrowth/ http://ashevilleblog.com/building-miracles-the-undergrowth/#respond Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:42:27 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=10642 On Nov. 6, Asheville-based artist collective The Undergrowth takes over the Block Off Biltmore for an art auction directly benefiting the Ecuadorian community.

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Asheville artist collective joins forces to build homes in Ecuador following earthquake

On Nov. 6, Asheville-based artist collective The Undergrowth takes over the Block Off Biltmore for an art auction directly benefiting the Ecuadorian community.

On April 16, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 on the richter scale devastated the community, resulting in 661 deaths, leaving 27,732 people injured and causing more than $3 billion worth of destruction. The Undergrowth saw this as a call to action. Working with Cardoso Y Asociados, a construction and architectural firm based in Ecuador, they aim to finance the construction of 8 houses for families who lost their homes during the earthquake. The art auction on Nov. 6 aims to fund the construction of the first house; it will take more than $160,000 to build all 8 homes.

Asheville community members can help in a number of ways. First, visual artists can donate their work for the auction. If you are a talented visual artist or know someone with a passion for making a difference in the world through the power of visual art, please reach out to The Undergrowth or at theundergrowthasheville@gmail.com. Art submissions must include a picture of work, title, description, and cost of materials.

Second, community members can attend the art auction and bid on the various works of art. After reimbursing the artists for the cost of materials, all funds will go directly toward building the homes in Ecuador.
Together, We Can Make A Difference. Together, We Rise.

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River Arts District Fall Studio Stroll and Food Drive http://ashevilleblog.com/river-arts-district-fall-studio-stroll-food-drive/ http://ashevilleblog.com/river-arts-district-fall-studio-stroll-food-drive/#respond Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:11:32 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=10607 River Arts District Artists Aim to “Feed the Body and Soul” by collecting ½ Ton of Food for Manna at Fall Studio Stroll

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River Arts District Artists Aim to “Feed the Body and Soul” by collecting ½ Ton of Food for Manna at Fall Studio Stroll

The Artists of Asheville’s River Arts District open their doors for a full weekend in the Fall Studio Stroll, welcoming the public to experience and collect amazing art in the studios and galleries. This year’s Fall Stroll will “feed the body and soul,” as the Artists have teamed up with Ingles Markets and MANNA FoodBank in a Food Drive to collect non-perishable food items for our area’s needy families. There will be a dozen areas throughout the 22 participating buildings where you can donate these items.

The Artists are hoping to surpass their total from last year’s Fall Stroll (which was 721 pounds), and break Manna’s current food drive record of 1,000 pounds of food from a single event.

The River Arts District of Asheville is a mile-long cluster of working studios, galleries and eateries housed in the former industrial section of town surrounding the railroad along the banks of the French Broad River. More than 180 working studio artists, many with showrooms and galleries, are open throughout the year. During Studio Stroll, visitors are able to explore the district riding the Grey Line Trolley for free. River Arts District Artists work in such mediums as paint, pencil, pottery, metal, fiber, glass, wax and paper.

This all happens Saturday and Sunday, November 12th and 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m in the River Arts District of Asheville. 180+ artists will be working and selling their art in their River Arts District studios.

 

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Artists, RiverLink and Zealandia Holding Company Celebrate the French Broad River http://ashevilleblog.com/artists-riverlink-zealandia-holding-company-celebrate-french-broad-river/ http://ashevilleblog.com/artists-riverlink-zealandia-holding-company-celebrate-french-broad-river/#respond Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:14:47 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=10566 Asheville's premier landscape painters celebrate the French Broad River's rise from polluted obscurity to the defining element of the South's most exciting city at Of Time and the River: the Third Annual Art Show and Gala to Benefit RiverLink. The gala event will be held at the mysterious Zealandia castle, the historic 1908 Tudor Revival mansion on Beaucatcher Mountain overlooking the city of Asheville.

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Asheville’s premier landscape painters celebrate the French Broad River’s rise from polluted obscurity to the defining element of the South’s most exciting city at Of Time and the River: the Third Annual Art Show and Gala to Benefit RiverLink. The gala event will be held at the mysterious Zealandia castle, the historic 1908 Tudor Revival mansion on Beaucatcher Mountain overlooking the city of Asheville.

The event grew out of a shared joy that binds artists, activists, river enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs in connecting people to the French Broad River. John Mac Kah, painter and the show’s curator, ascribes the show’s success to the partnership between RiverLink and the contributing artists. “This organization is great to work with,” he notes. “They continue to achieve positive results for the river.”

Likewise, the region’s artists enjoy what RiverLink offers them. Christine Enochs, a contributing oil painter, frequents the many launch sites nurtured by RiverLink. “I’ve been paddling the river for years and always enjoy seeing it from the water itself, immersed in its dynamic power. Painting it is a joy and a challenge, and I am happy to share my work for the river’s continuing health and vitality.”

Contributing area artists are John Mac Kah, Christine Enochs, Paul Blankinship, Dana Irwin, Jason Rafferty, Mark Henry, Bryan Koontz, Tony Corbitt Jr., Caleb Clark, Matthew Good, Deborah Squier, Skip Rohde, Alisa Lumbreras, Cecil Bothwell, Colleen Webster, Brennen McElhaney, Rachel Clearfield, Ben Long, Carol Parks, and Peter Loewer.

The shared purpose of participating artists is bringing engagement with the river through their work. Most complete their work en plein air, remaining at riverside locations while painting and avoiding the use of photographs. Attendees in 2014 and 2015 appreciated not only the spirit of the event but the year’s collections of newly-created artwork, which boasted a variety of approaches and techniques. There were sumptuous botanical renderings of local flora and moody renderings of abandoned riverside buildings in walnut ink brewed by the artists.

At this year’s event there will be a large map indicating the locations where the artists painted their works of art along the river’s 218-mile run that straddles North Carolina and Tennessee. This year’s gala event also features the music of renowned composer and cellist Ron Clearfield, who has recorded with Paul McCartney and Steve Martin. Clearfield brings a modern sensibility to his classical training and is known for his soulful compositions. Whole Foods is graciously providing food, while Sierra Nevada Brewery is donating beer.  5 Walnut Wine Bar is supplying wine.

Zealandia, the gala’s venue, was built by Philip Henry in 1889 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It boasts a grand staircase and oak woodwork, with ample room for paintings by this year’s 18 artists spread over two stories.

Tickets for the event are  available at http://riverlink.org/product/time-river-3rd-annual-art-gala/

RiverLink promotes the environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River’s watershed by providing public access to the river through conservation and recreation easements, by reclaiming contaminated land for public use, through greenway development, by creating overnight camping sites, through adaptive reuse of historic structures, by educating the public and students about the importance of the river and by empowering 2,800 volunteers annually. Anyone living in or travelling to Asheville is impacted by their work. Empty a generation ago, now the French Broad River is host to hundreds of paddlers, anglers and tubers on a daily basis. Mirrored by parks on its left bank, the French Broad and its greenway curl through the city like a jade necklace.

What: Third annual Of Time and the River – a benefit art show

When: Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, 6-9pm

Where: Zealandia castle on Beaucatcher Mountain, Asheville

Why: To benefit Riverlink

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Flood Gallery and Fine Arts Center Re-opens in Swannanoa Valley http://ashevilleblog.com/flood-gallery-fine-arts-center-re-opens-swannanoa-valley/ http://ashevilleblog.com/flood-gallery-fine-arts-center-re-opens-swannanoa-valley/#respond Mon, 05 Sep 2016 18:27:45 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=10493 The Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center has moved from the River Arts District and re-opens September 17th at 2160 Hwy 70 near Swannanoa with an opening reception of Connie Bostic’s Art from 3pm to 9pm, performances by Ash Devine and other local singer song writers, and readings by authors of the Black Mountain Press. RED will be on display until October 30th. 

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The Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center has moved from the River Arts District and re-opens September 17th at 2160 Hwy 70 near Swannanoa with an opening reception of Connie Bostic’s Art from 3pm to 9pm, performances by Ash Devine and other local singer song writers, and readings by authors of the Black Mountain Press. RED will be on display until October 30th.

Bostic’s exhibition at the Flood Gallery (opening September 17) is not necessarily new work, rather it is a forty-year exploration of female sexuality.

The need to appear desirable is so great that it often exceeds desire itself, which indicates that female sexuality is so powerful it is intimidating.  It encompasses issues of body image and self esteem that is affected by all kinds of social, cultural, political and religious opinion or input.

“Growing up, people of my generation didn’t talk about female sexuality,” says Bostic,  “and it was still awkward for people of the generation following mine.  It’s like you almost have to get to a certain age to be able to comfortably discuss it.” Historically there has been a sort of ‘purity standard’ recognized by American Culture that inevitably left many young women coming of age with feelings of shame.  In Bostic’s youth things like spaghetti strapped tank tops, and bikinis were frowned upon, and remaining sexually pure for marriage was encouraged, even expected. Today, while things have progressed, the rape culture and slut shaming that is still overwhelmingly evident indicates that much work remains to be done.

“Red, the color of blood is a color frequently used to depict women.  It’s a color of exposure and as such it’s a very vulnerable color,” says Bostic, “think red lipstick, red lingerie, red shoes, do you see?  Red almost indicates sex, if nothing else it’s at least a connotation of the word,” she finished.

So where does today’s generation fit into this conversation?  Is female sexuality culturally relative anymore?  Is the work that has been done to dispense with negative stigmatisms by Bostic’s generation been effective?  Does the conversation today, between genders and generations shed new light on this intriguing subject matter?  Is there an openness today that never existed in the past, in discussing other types of sexuality?

Linda Larsen, artist and friend of Connie Bostic says this:  “Throughout the years I have unsuccessfully tried to explain the power Connie Bostic’s painting holds. In her latest, and possibly oldest body of work, RED, it is finally becoming clear that she is, and always has been, a symbolist; an eloquent, fearless one, not the romantic or sentimental sort. Throwing formalism to the winds, Bostic reaches deep into her feminist roots and offers, for those of us who care to look, another complex human conundrum with which to grapple.”

Due to the sale of the Phil Mechanics Building and the gentrification of Asheville, The Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center, The Courtyard Gallery and the Black Mountain Press have joined together in the their new Fine Arts Center in the Swannanoa Valley East Asheville. On Saturday, September 17th, beginning at 3:00pm, you are invited to join in this conversation.  Bostic’s work, RED, will be on display at the Flood Gallery and Fine Arts Center in it’s new location at 2160 Hwy 70, along with other activities throughout the day at this new media arts and fine arts center.

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RESONATE Festival Brings the Sound of Wellness to Downtown Asheville http://ashevilleblog.com/resonate-festival-brings-sound-wellness-downtown-asheville/ http://ashevilleblog.com/resonate-festival-brings-sound-wellness-downtown-asheville/#respond Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:43:30 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=10483 Asheville is known worldwide for its unique musical expression, diverse array of the healing arts opportunities for spiritual reflection. Now in its third year, the RESONATE festival is set to elevate Asheville’s status as the source for all things sound, wellness and spirit. Held on October 1st and 2nd at the historic YMI Cultural Center, RESONATE will feature two days of workshops and concerts that inspire and empower. RESONATE explores the nexus of alternative healing modalities, the physics of sound healing, cymatics, neurobiofeedback, entrainment, and epigenetics. Further, the event provides a platform for professionals in the healing arts to tune up their toolbox and share their gifts with the community.

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Asheville is known worldwide for its unique musical expression, diverse array of the healing arts opportunities for spiritual reflection. Now in its third year, the RESONATE festival is set to elevate Asheville’s status as the source for all things sound, wellness and spirit. Held on October 1st and 2nd at the historic YMI Cultural Center, RESONATE will feature two days of workshops and concerts that inspire and empower. RESONATE explores the nexus of alternative healing modalities, the physics of sound healing, cymatics, neurobiofeedback, entrainment, and epigenetics. Further, the event provides a platform for professionals in the healing arts to tune up their toolbox and share their gifts with the community.

RESONATE’s featured headliner, Porangui will be performing “World Soul Music to Move You.” Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over fifteen years of international work experience as an artist, musician, educator, filmmaker, consultant and therapist, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to foster our individual and collective well-being. He has performed for Agape International Spiritual Center, Chopra Institute, Lightning in a Bottle Festival, and played with Rising Appalachia, Nakho and Medicine for the People and more.

Also featured are critically-acclaimed musical artists known internationally for their unique sound and skill. Sound healers Paradiso and Rasamayi have 3 consecutive Best Album of the Year awards and have collaborated in projects and events with luminaries like Deepak Chopra, Dr. Masaru Emoto and Michael Bernard Beckwith. Playing the largest crystal didgeridoo in the world, Paradiso has performed at Carnegie Hall with his partner in life and in music, Rasamayi, known for her master-level skill playing alchemy crystal bowls. Together they weave spiritual soundscapes that carry listeners into profound meditation, where attendees repeatedly report unprecedented and transformative states of meditation.

In the “Ted Talks-inspired” portion of RESONATE, the workshops are designed to deepen our understanding of the relationship between sound, toning and wellness. As a revolutionary entrepreneur with a Doctorate in Audiology, Dr. Mickra Hamilton founded the Apeiron Center for Human Potential in Asheville to help others optimize their potential by addressing the physiological, emotional, mental, spiritual and energetic aspects of the human system. She provides expertise in functional fitness, functional nutrition, peak cognitive performance, stress management, subconscious reprogramming and multiple biofeedback modalities.

Dr. Mickra will be demonstrating the healing properties of sound through her workshop “Expanding Consciousness through Embodying Resonance.” Internationally known for decades of study and teachings of the Aramaic language, Asheville resident Dale Allen Hoffman serves as a guide, with toning and breath work, using his working knowledge of the Aramaic language, – before Hebrew or Greek influence, to deliver the core meanings of the ancient information included in subjects such as Yeshua and Mary Magdalene.

Local author, life coach and personal development guide Brian Piergrossi will lead a workshop entitled “Living from the Stillness Within” based on his book The Big Glow.” Additional workshops at Resonate include “Sounds of the Chakras” with Linda Go, “Healing Addiction with Sound” with Kennedy OneSelf, “Science of Mantra” with Matthew Duplessie, and “Intuitive Drumming” with Billy Zanski.

RESONATE also offers several special events prior to the event itself. On September 23rd-25th , Robert Malone of Sound Temple Studios will offer a 3-day certified program in “Intelligent Dance Music Production.” (7 CEUs) On September 29-30th, Connie Williams will offer a “Pranic Healing Level 1,” which is nationally certified for 14 CEUs. On Sept 2nd and 17th, in partnership with Balloons over Asheville, there will be a Hot Air Balloon Ride/Open-Eyed Meditation. A ticket to each of these events includes a ticket to RESONATE in the tuition fee.

In its endeavors to amplify the exploration of consciousness, RESONATE has formed a partnership with Art Studio World, a local non-profit dedicated to helping at-risk youth through a creative-holistic art integration approach to learning. Artists, teachers, and professionals provide the tools these young people need to be successful members of their communities. With support from sponsors, vendors, attendees and friends, RESONATE will positively affect thousands of people on an ongoing basis.

 

RESONATE 2016 is honored to be in partnership with the following businesses:

  • The Block Off Biltmore
  • Asheville’s Salt Cave
  • Aplomb Perspective
  • Healing Light Retreats
  • Sound Temple Studios
  • Skinny Beats Drum Shop,
  • the Apeiron Center for Human Potential
  • the Pranic Healing Center
  • Dream Guitars

RESONATE at a Glance

When: October 1st and 2nd, 2016

Saturday, 10am-10pm, Sunday 11am-8pm

Where: YMI Cultural Center – 39 Market St. Asheville, NC

Tickets: https://resonateasheville.eventbrite.com

Register in advance for the full festival for only $45!

Website: www.ResonateAsheville.com

Facebook:  Resonate Asheville https://www.facebook.com/events/134566696977796/

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HiWire Brewing Creates Good Vibes Fresh Hop Double IPA http://ashevilleblog.com/hiwire-brewing-creates-good-vibes-fresh-hop-double-ipa/ http://ashevilleblog.com/hiwire-brewing-creates-good-vibes-fresh-hop-double-ipa/#respond Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:07:51 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=10416 On Saturday, August 27th at 6:00pm HiWire Brewing | 2 Huntsman Place | will be releasing a limited number of 22oz bottles of their Good Vibes Fresh Hop Double IPA (9.0% ABV), made with local hops from OB Joyful Hops Farm and malt from local Riverbed Malt House for $15 per bottle.

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HiWire Brewing says “Here’s to you, Asheville!” Good Vibes Fresh Hop Double IPA

On Saturday, August 27th at 6:00pm HiWire Brewing | 2 Huntsman Place | will be releasing a limited number of 22oz bottles of their Good Vibes Fresh Hop Double IPA (9.0% ABV), made with local hops from OB Joyful Hops Farm and malt from local Riverbed Malt House for $15 per bottle.

From supporting nonprofits, or acting as a lead sponsor for local festivals, HiWire Brewing prides itself on being a local business in Asheville, NC. More important, they love giving back to the community that formed them as a brewery. Good Vibes Fresh Hop Double IPA is a ‘thank you’ to the community that has embraced and supported HiWire from the beginning.

This big, fresh hopped IPA, showcases Heritage & Pilsner malt from Asheville’s Riverbend Malt House, and creates the perfect canvas for 15 lbs per barrel of freshly picked Chinook and Cascade hops courtesy of OB Joyful Hops Farm.

Johnathan Parks, HiWire’s Head Specialty Brewer, notes:

working with fresh local ingredients is great. Not only are we helping out local businesses but we get to showcase flavors that really represent Western North Carolina. Brewing a beer with freshly picked hops straight off the vine and 100% local malt is something we can only do once a year during the hop harvest, so this beer is pretty special. I’m looking forward to showing Asheville what our locally grown, fresh hops taste like.

The bottle release will feature local artist, Ian Wilkinson, whose artwork can be seen on the Good Vibes water tower located in the River Arts District as well as the Good Vibes Fresh Hop Double IPA beer label. Ian will be doing a live art demonstration during the bottle release that will be raffled off at the end of the evening. Every individual who purchases a bottle of the Good Vibes Fresh Hop Double IPA beer will automatically receive a raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets will be for sale for $5. All proceeds from the raffle will go directly to the Asheville Area Arts Council.

Live music from local musicians, Jay & John Moye, will be happening in conjunction with the release from 7pm-10pm. Foothills Local Meats, a company specializing in local and pasture raised meats for retail and wholesale markets, will be serving up fine eats for the event as well.

Come on down, and join HiWire Brewing, Saturday, August 27 at 6:00pm as they raise a glass to celebrate all things local, and even better, all things Asheville!

 

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