'Postcards from the Edge' is a traveling exhibit of postcard-sized artwork created and donated by artists in support of the mission of the Arts Councils of Western North Carolina. Read more


Each semester an invited resident artist teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in the painting and drawing curriculum. Read more


Originally repaired in 2003 using a non-ceramic material, the resulting fix was challenging to maintain. Read more




Prizes include at least $1,000 in cash awards. Read more


It’s a name that often stands alone, bereft of more because it is complete in its singularity. Chihuly. From Venice to Jerusalem, the exhibitions of Seattle artist Dale Chihuly have attracted fans and critics alike. Read more



Tucked away in the mountainous woods of beautiful Jackson County, North Carolina, sits an old landfill, a burial ground for bottles, cartons and phonebooks. Read more


Growing up in Cherokee County, Jan Davidson had always heard of the John C. Campbell Folk School. He recalls his first pilgrimage to the Brasstown campus as a first-grader on a field trip. Read more


Scenic waters

Peter McIntosh photography

On a sunny day in mid-March, the hardwood trees lining Highway 197 in northeast Georgia reveal only the smallest of green buds, while cherry blossoms blush pale pink and forsythias herald spring in vivid bursts of yellow on the edges of the road. Read more

I admit to suffering from unjustified anxiety regarding the growing number of blue bottle trees peppered along dirt roads and adorning eclectic yards of West Asheville. One gust of wind, and someone will be mowing glass shards! Read more



Arrowmont photo

David Willard wants to make clear, first of all, that the property on which Arrowmont stands has not been sold. In fact, Arrowmont’s regular schedule of classes and special events are proceeding as usual this spring. Read more



Hambidge Center photos

Hidden away on 600 acres of pristine forest near Dillard, Ga., is one of the oldest and most remarkable artists’ colonies in the southeastern United States. Read more



David Day photo

Tucked in a grove of hardwoods and hemlocks in a quiet residential neighborhood near Hendersonville, N.C., is the humble home for a unique organization with a national reputation. Its official name is the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design. Read more


Hands Gallery

Julia Merchant photo

Stroll into the Hands Gallery in Boone, North Carolina on any day of the week, and you’ll never know just what, or whom, you’ll find. Sixteen area artists ranging from potters to painters to weavers help run the gallery. Read more


Energy Xchange

Becky Johnson photo

When Ian Kessler-Gowell began counting up the costs to open his own glass blowing studio, the show stopper wasn’t the industrial furnace, the polishing wheel, or diamond-bladed band-saw. Instead, it was the energy. Read more