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Brookstone Lodge Winter Special

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

ASHEVILLE NC – Brookstone Lodge announces winter special at their Asheville accommodation: Buy 2 Nights Get 1 Free for a limited time. Good through March 31st!
Don’t wait to plan your last minute getaway!! 877-798-5888

**Based on Rack Rate and not be combined with any other offers and/or discounts***

Diana Wortham Theatre Presents Julie Fowlis November 11

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

ASHEVILLE NC – Julie Fowlis is coming to Diana Wortham Theatre November 11, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

“There are some voices that carry much more than a melody. They transport you to another place, give you goose flesh and make magic out of thin air. Julie Fowlis has just such a voice” (Evening Standard, London). Julie Fowlis is a remarkable performer whose pure, crystalline vocals merit her place in the Eva Cassidy-songbird echelon. The theatre delights in landing a spot on her first-class ensemble’s limited tour of the United States -made especially appropriate as she plays instruments made by The Abell Flute Company of Asheville. Named BBC Radio 2’s Folk Singer of the Year in 2008, The Daily Telegraph’s prediction that “Julie Fowlis could be the first Scottish Gaelic crossover star in the making” is increasingly prescient.

Tickets: Regular $30, Student $25, Child $12

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Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands Comes to Asheville, October 21-24

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – On October 21-24, the Civic Center in Asheville, NC comes alive with fine traditional and contemporary crafts. The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands features over 200 craftspeople fill the two levels of the center selling their works of clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, mixed media, natural materials, paper, wood and jewelry.

The Fairs, a local tradition since 1948, showcase the work of members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Having been accepted into the Guild through a rigorous jury process, these craftspeople are the best of the best in the Appalachian region. Membership is open to artists living in the mountain counties of nine states from Maryland to Alabama. The Fairs also feature craft demonstrations and, beginning on Friday, local musicians share their love of traditional and bluegrass mountain music live on the arena stage.
Unlike any other fair, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands is an experience, a place to show off the talent and innovation of Guild members. It is diverse: crafts rooted in Appalachian traditions are featured along with the work of contemporary artists, reinventing their medium to accommodate the modern world and to reflect their view of it. A wonderful example of this is the work of Columbus, NC artist Derek Hennigar, whose rocker is featured in this year’s Craft Fair advertising. Using traditional materials, forms, and tools, Hennigar creates his own contemporary wood furniture. Throughout the Fair, creativity, talent and innovation converge in this way.
The Fair focuses on the process of craft, often lost in a highly mechanized and digital world, the work of the hand – iron is hammered to become a fireplace tool, splints of white oak are harvested to become a basket. This theme is reflected in the scheduled demonstrations as well as the individual craft booths. Visitors interact with highly-trained craftspeople selling their work and sharing a bit about their process and inspiration.
Asheville, NC, nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains, provides the perfect backdrop for the Craft Fair. Long known as an arts and crafts destination, Asheville offers architectural charm, eclectic restaurants and a wide variety of lodging. As an organization, the Guild has been serving artists in this area since 1930.
For a complete listing of exhibitors, craft demonstrations, and entertainment schedule for the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, visit http://craftguild.org/.