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Forest Realm, 6x9 by Teresa Pennington

Interview with Fine Artist Teresa Pennington

Teresa Pennington is a self-taught colored pencil artist who often spends as much as four months on one drawing. Pennington has been commissioned by the Biltmore Estate and has completed four series of drawings capturing the grandeur of the house and gardens. Other scenes she has captured include Grandfather Mountain, Cold Mountain, and Mabry Mill,  Continue Reading »

Underhill Rose

Underhill Rose

by James Cassara Over the course of a scant five years the three piece collective known as Underhill Rose have become one of the most respected and creative voices in the Asheville music scene. Proudly steeped in the Appalachian traditions of our mountain culture the three sirens that comprise the band—Salley Williamson, Eleanor Underhill, and  Continue Reading »

Jessica Lied, artist and chocolatier, creates beautiful and appetizing chocolate art.

An interview with Jessica Lied

Artist and Chocolatier at The Chocolate Fetish Interviewed by Dennis Ray Jessica Lied has been sharing her artistic talents with customers of The Chocolate Fetish since 2009. Using colored chocolates, her creative designs grace products ranging from Chocolate High Heel Shoes and Cowboy Boots to hand decorated chocolate hearts, leaves, and Easter Eggs. Having received  Continue Reading »

Sheila Kay Adams, ballad singer, musician and 
storyteller from Marshall, NC.   Photo: Garius Hill

2013 NEA National Heritage Fellow Sheila Kay Adams

The National Heritage Fellowship is a lifetime honor presented to master folk and traditional artists by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Fellowship, which began in 1982, is the United States’ highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Each year, fellowships are presented to between ten and fifteen artists or groups at a  Continue Reading »