Asheville's oldest and most read arts and culture magazine

Rapid River Arts & Culture Magazine is the largest and oldest arts publication in Western North Carolina. Founded in March of 1997, we are highly recognized for our journalistic approach to the fine and performing arts here in the mountains.

Each month we profile both well-established and new artists. Our columnists deal with dining, health, studios, performances, local shops, crafts, poetry and book reviews. Check us out each month for details on booksignings, art openings, fundraising events, concerts, and movies in the Asheville, NC area.

For a listing of current events visit the What to Do Guide!

Inside: January 2015


The Opal String Quartet..p3
Asheville Symphony Orchestra..p4
Pan Harmonia..p6
Amici Music..p6
Magnetic Theatre..p11
Fringe Arts Festival..p11

Fine Art:
Sahar Fakhoury..p14
Asheville Area Arts Council..p14
Asheville Gallery of Art..p15
Biljana Kroll..p29

Jeff Daniels..p7
Sheila Jordan..p7
Ashley Capps..p9
Mean Mary James..p30

Dining Guide:
Lex 18..p18
Asheville Brewers Supply..p19

WNC Film Society – The Pardon..p23
Salons at Malaprop’s Bookstore..p24
Art in the Park Grant..p31

rapid river magazine january 2015

Movie Reviews:
Chip Kaufmann, Michelle Keenan..p22

James Cassara – Spinning Discs..p8
Greg Vineyard – Fine Art..p12
Wendy Outland – Business of Art..p12
Bill Walz – Artful Living..p21
Max Hammonds, MD – Health..p21
Carol Pearce Bjorlie – Poetry..p24
Book Reviews..p25

What to Do Guide:
Best in Show by Phil Juliano ..p27
Callie & Cats by Amy Downs ..p27
Corgi Tales by Phil Hawkins ..p27
Dragin by Michael Cole ..p27
Ratchet & Spin by J. & R. Woods ..p27