No Gaps in the New Generation

No Gaps in the New Generation

Sculptor is a realist who favors the collective goal Despite centuries of advancement, people still think of craft as “a straw broom or itchy…

When the Current Shifts

When the Current Shifts

Abstract wall hangings reflect one woman’s journey Kathy Goodson had a terrible year, and she coped through color. “That period of time was very…

Bird is the Word

Bird is the Word

Artist combines vintage literature and favorite flyers Surburban Indiana is an unlikely start for a birding buff. But Kate Coleman traces her fascination with ornithology…

Kid Friendly, Pandemic Approved

Kid Friendly, Pandemic Approved

AHBA tour goes online The clean interior lines and stark palettes of some contemporary homes often look rather child-unfriendly, as though there’d be little…

Bulbs Off the Books

Bulbs Off the Books

Experienced flower growers give seasoned (and surprising) advice Just as there is no rose without a thorn, there is no flower farm without moles, voles,…

Just Add Watercress

Just Add Watercress

Illustrator embraces the simple life via deep ecology In a world glued to screens, Yancey County artist Jacqueline Maloney sports a flip phone and…

Stem Structure and Related Whimsy

Stem Structure and Related Whimsy

Before bunnies, Beatrix Potter majored in fungi. Known today for her darling, bushy-tailed characters, the British illustrator once penned many a mushroom. She studied…

Bouquets For Days (and Months)

Bouquets For Days (and Months)

If wedding ceremonies are the bread and butter of Western North Carolina’s budding cut-flower industry, then a monthly subscription service is the scrumptious, locally-sourced…