If you haven’t seen this check it out! On April 3, the Building Our City Speaker Series will welcome Hunter Franks, the Founder and Artistic Director of the League of Creative Interventionists. The event is free and open to the public. Franks’ participatory projects break down social barriers and catalyze connections between people and communities. Check out the event HERE. Cheers!
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It’s time, again, for all things, vintage, hand-made and cool. This Sunday is the August Flea for Ya’ll. As usual it will be at the Asheville Outlet Mall‘s outdoor venue for the day just next to Field and Stream. That means you can spend a day in bargain heaven bringing home both the old and new. Go HERE for the details. Stop by and see the Modern Asheville Real Estate team — the proud sponsors of this event. Cheers! Kelly and Troy
Good Morning Folks! Don’t forget the Big Crafty is today. Go HERE for info. Cheers!
It’s spring and the season is upon us for all things, vintage, hand-made and cool. One week from today is the first Flea for Ya’ll of 2017. What’s new? The location. We will be at the Asheville Outlet Mall‘s outdoor venue for the day. That means you can spend a day in bargain heaven bringing home both the old and new. Go HERE for the details and come see Kelly and myself for the latest in real estate news and shopping. We hope to see you. Cheers!
By the Citizen Times | Here is a nice article featuring some of our friends regarding artists making a living here in Asheville. Go here to read. Enjoy!
Take a moment and check out this cool home. The artistic, split-entry, ranch home is located in a popular Beaver Lake mid-century neighborhood of North Asheville. The home’s rich wood floors and fresh paintset the stage for this fun 1959 retro home with well-preserved original kitchen and baths. The versatile, finished walk-out basement could be a studio, family room or made into an apartment with outside entrance. On the exterior the home has lush, artistic gardens full of interesting plantings and garden art that transition throughout the seasons.
Want to see more? Enjoy the tour here. Give Kelly and Troy a call if you have any questions. Cheers!
Catching Up with Artist Barbara Fisher | I stopped by for my yearly trek to Barbara’s studio over the weekend. Barbara was the first artist I wrote about eight years ago today so it has become a little tradition for us.
Barbara has always been both super prolific and evolutionary in her work. One can look around her studio and see her journey as an artist. Currently she has been led to work with mixing acrylic and ink on canvas in a series she calls “Tangled Mapping.” The works appear as aerial views of chaotic cities, intricate weavings, interstices, energy blips or the fabric of the “ether” around us. She relates them to slices of our thoughts at any moment in time or the invisible chemical trails of the energy between us these days.
Barbara has recently been working on collaborations with German photographer Norbert Guthier. As Guthier travels he selects artists in various cities to work with him on art. Below is one of their most recent collaborations called “The Sky is Crying.”
Barbara’s work can be found in various cities across the country and you can find Barbara most days in her studio at 170 Lyman St in the River Arts District. Or peruse her website here and check out some of my past posts on Barbara here. Enjoy our Monday. Cheers!
CCCD Curatorial Fellows exhibition series kicks off with The Good Making of Good Things opening tonight at 630pm. The Good Making of Good Things investigates Craft Horizons, a watershed publication, which ran from 1941-1979, and explores how the magazine documented and shaped the concept of craft as a movement, career, way of life, and cultural phenomenon.
This quote captures the spirit of this custom crafted, modern home constructed with heirloom quality craftsmanship. With the richness and lightness of a modern, Japanese cottage — the Yin of cool, clean space harmonizes with the Yang of warm, rich hand finished materials in this artistic home affectionately named — the Redbud.
The floor of the light filled living space is polished concrete and sets the stage for gallery style living while absorbing the sun to keep the cool space warm. Rich hand crafted details of ash and oak are used sparingly and mindfully with plenty of white space to keep your eye uncluttered from excess. The main level provides all you need for living including the kitchen, living, dining, laundry and the master bedroom en-suite. The upper level has two bedrooms suites for your family or friends with a flexible loft for extra living, office or a studio to meet all your creative needs.
The kitchen, the heart of any home, has been specially designed to do more with less. The efficient work space is flanked on either side with spacious and tactile surfaces atop rich wood cabinetry. Everything you need is at your fingertips with an ample pantry nearby to store all the extras. It comes fully furnished with quality Bosch appliances. Located adjacent are the side entry mudroom and laundry room for fully servicing the home.
The natural beauty of the Redbud veils the sophisticated mechanics that render it near Net Zero in efficiency. It effectively uses both passive and active solar for energy and heating. Further heating and cooling are supported by a geothermal heat pump and a wood stove for enhancing that Danish modern style coziness. Electric bills are close to nothing for this 3330 sqft home. There is nothing more to do, but to live lightly in this earth grounded home.
The heirloom quality built Redbud is the second of three homes creating the dawning green, net zero community of Green Acres in South Asheville. Green Acres rests convenient to all the amenities of South Asheville while remaining a rustic getaway for private sustainable living or urban style homesteading. The 2.62 acres that accompany the home have the starts of a richly composted, organic veggie garden and berries. The neighbors further support the community with fruit trees and other shared ways to live off the land.
Want to see more of this cool home? Take our tour here. Give Kelly and Troy a call for more information or a private tour of your very own. Cheers!
Hi Folks! A quick reminder that we will be hosting a Modern Mixer at East Fork Pottery’s new store in downtown Asheville on Lexington Ave — TONIGHT from 5 to 7pm. The store features modern designed, hand-crafted products around the world including a healthy inventory of their own artisan pottery created in Mars Hill. Come and stock up on gifts for your friends or YOU! You don’t have to be invited…just come. Go here for details. Cheers! Kelly and Troy
Hi Folks! A quick reminder that we will be hosting a Modern Mixer at East Fork Pottery’s new store in downtown Asheville on Lexington Ave — Thursday, Dec 15th from 5 to 7pm. The store features modern designed, hand-crafted products around the world including a healthy inventory of their own artisan pottery created in Mars Hill. Come and stock up on gifts for your friends or YOU! You don’t have to be invited…just come. Go here for details. Cheers! Kelly and Troy
Join our friends tonight from 5 to 9pm for the Grand Opening of the East West Holiday Pop Up Shop — back for 10 days this holiday season. They will transform the East West Venue into a full-service boutique featuring over 75 artists, crafters, vintage collectors, and food vendors. Join them in support of local and independent makers along with special events like a visit from Santa, Meet the Makers, food and drink, music, and more. Shoppers will find a variety of outstanding handmade and vintage goods at the Pop Up – ranging from one-of-a-kind jewelry, greeting cards, clothing, accessories, leather goods, art prints, housewares, and gifts for baby. Browse this year’s line up of 75+ talented makers and collectors below.
December 8-17, 2016
10AM – 8PM daily
Fridays until 9PM
The Fall Pop Up Market will be held indoors East West Venue & Vintage Rentals at 278 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.
We hope to see you there!