Thursday, March 19, 2009

    Asheville Art Scene This Weekend - 2 Events

    How to survive as an Artist? The future of Riverside Arts District & creating an Artist Resource Center

    When: Fri, March 20, 6pm – 8pm

    Where: Firestorm Cafe @ 48 Commerce St

    You've come to Asheville because you've heard it's the happening place for the Arts Scene - but how do you connect with other artists and learn about festivals, events, and venues to sell your art? What are the organizations & grants available to help artists make their means and connect with other creative thinkers? And looking deeper - how does the philosophy of art as a major artery in the life-blood of Asheville allow us to utilize the potential of creative design and innovation in coming era?

    Learn about the discussions concerning the future development of the Riverside Arts District & where there are affordable creative spaces and studios in Asheville.

    Discuss the creative opportunities involved with developing an Artist Resource Center in Asheville (as called for in the Downtown Master Plan) and how to get involved with it's effort.

    For more information please contact Jen G. Bowen at

    Public Arts Space, Graffiti, & Murals

    When: Sun, March 22, 6pm – 8pm

    Where: Rosetta's Kitchen @ 111 Broadway St.


    Where can buskers, jugglers, hula-hoopers, actors, break-dancers, and spray paint artists go in Asheville to act out their creative tasks?
    Learn about the different free expression spaces and the rules of public use.
    Discuss the current policies and issues concerning graffiti, and the opportunities that can be found with public free-space walls and community mural projects.

    More info about the Asheville ABC series can be found at

    For more information please contact Jen G. Bowen at

    Faces of Asheville
    Portrait Documentary Project
    **Opening June 5th @ the Satellite Gallery in Dntn Asheville**

    Moderator & Organizer
    Asheville ABC's Community Conversations

    "Celebrate your Individuality
    Amongst your Community!"

    Tuesday, March 17, 2009

    Terry Riley - A Rainbow in a curved air - 1969

    Oops - I meant to post this on Easy Bake Coven.

    Saturday, March 14, 2009

    Gathering of the Peacemakers

    Life-changing Vacations in Beautiful Mountain Retreat Settings!
    Reservations needed as space is limited!

    The goal of our retreats is to prepare ourselves mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually for the coming decades of change so that we might share this peace with others.

    Days of Conscious Instruction
    Solar, wind, wilderness & earth skills, organic gardening, perma-culture, affordable & green shelters, building your own house, healing arts & holistic health, yoga, intentional communities, handling your money wisely, voluntary simplicity, creating & sustaining loving unions, finding your mission in life, staying awake in a sleeping world, creating visionary events & work, drumming circles, Hopi & Mayan prophecies, forgiveness & condolence ceremonies, & more! We also host a Native American “Elder-in-Residence” at each Gathering.

    Nights of Celebration & Conscious Music
    As the sun sets, we celebrate together. First, we gather around the fire circle where, via storytelling and video footage, we travel together through our books where you meet the Native America, Mayan and Rastafarian Elders and hear their messages of unconditional love for all. Our evening parties follow with performances by conscious recording artists including, Laura Reed & Deep Pocket, Roots Nation, Chalwa, Robanic, Tim Robinson, Songs of Solomon, Julian Abey, Black Rebels & more. Afterwards, there are drumming circles and our One Love Coffee Shop stays open late.

    The Roskind family has organized and hosted 80+ free One Love Events at schools, prisons, Native American reservations and public venues in Jamaica and the U.S. All gatherings feature Jamaican and American conscious recording artists and carry the same core message: we are here to learn and teach love. They have also produced an award-winning PBS series and have authored 7Bob books that carry a message of unconditional love - One Love

    Check out THEIR website -

    The gathering is just what Jah ordered

    Saturday, March 07, 2009

    Asheville Free Book Exchange


    Greetings book lovers of Buncombe County and beyond. You are now welcome and invited to experience one of the latest installments to the Asheville River Arts District. We are the "Asheville Free Book Exchange," an experiment in the art of shepherding literature by the community and for the community.

    Here, on location, we are housing and displaying books for visitors to peruse. Enjoy a comfortable space here to sit while reading or surfing via wi-fi. If you have books you are ready to let go, bring them in. Recycle your books here so others may enjoy them. Find some books here that you would like to bring home.

    Asheville Free Book Exchange is also hosting a variety of functions, activities, group meets, film screenings, art and craft showings, and celebrations. Would you like to schedule an event at the Asheville Free Book Exchange? Write us an email, call us direct, and/or meet with us here during the week.

    Asheville Free Book Exchange
    191 Lyman Street, Suite 320
    Asheville, NC 28801 USA
    tel: 404.933.9173

    Wednesday, March 04, 2009

    Christo and Jeanne-Claude Poster Installation

    The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Poster Installation is being brought in from the windows of businesses around town and put on display in Pack Place Community Gallery through March 15, 2009. Look for it this week! Click here to view on online gallery of the posters.

    Visit the installation of Christo and Jeanne-Claude signed prints in Pack Place Community Gallery. These works, donated and signed by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, will be sold to support the Museum's exhibition programs.

    The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Poster Installation is held in conjunction with the smArt speak: Distinguished Artist Series lecture Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Works in Progress with Q+A.

    Tuesday, March 03, 2009

    One Nation Online in 2009

    Space is limited and reservations for the bus must be made by 5 p.m. TODAY. Reserve your seat now!

    Please be sure to indicate in your RSVP that you are interested in taking the bus.

    The bus departs at 7:15 a.m. from the Westgate Shopping Center (40 Westgate Parkway, Asheville), stops in Hickory at 8:45 and then in Greensboro at 10:30. The trip will include lunch and dinner.

    WHAT: town hall meeting
    in North Carolina
    WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2009, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    WHERE: Durham Marriott Convention Center
    201 Foster Street
    Durham, N.C.
    RSVP: Reserve Your Place
    (Only 250 seats are available. RSVP now.)

    Help represent Western North Carolina by catching the bus to Durham from Asheville. We are offering free transportation, including lunch and dinner, from Asheville to encourage folks living in the western part of the state to add their perspective to the discussion about the future of the Internet. The bus will depart at 7:15 a.m. from the Westgate Shopping Center (40 Westgate Parkway, Asheville, NC) and return at 8:00 p.m.

    To learn more about being a part of this important meeting, visit