Artist Activist Leslie Rosenberg Betters Neighborhoods Through Street Murals by Kristina Aaronson

From Louise Glickman: Over the coming months you will be getting more blogs and stories written by writer Kristina Aaronson and myself. SHAC also invites artists and art enthusiasts to tell us their stories. Write to us at lsglickman@gmail.com and put SHAC Blog in the subject line. Asheville community artist Leslie Rosenberg’s expertise is in redesigning community spaces. “I am interested in how we assign meaning to places and how spaces engage the community… we all want to live in safe neighborly places that feel walkable and inviting,” she says. Known as… Read More

James Love: “compelled to express myself freely before God”

When I’m creating art, I feel spiritually inspired and have no consciousnesses of time. I’m not concerned about perfection or with being famous but compelled to express myself freely before God, sharing my creative messages with others.

SHAC / Pink Dog Creative Artist Featured in Our State Magazine

Beautiful Ukrainian Psanky Eggs, created by artist Andrea Kulish, are featured in Our State magazine in an article on art and food and festivities befitting the Spring/Easter season. Read the full article here. Andrea has a studio at Pink Dog Creative in the River Arts District. She is also the social media coordinator for Sand Hill Artists Collective, so we are particularly pleased to see her receiving this recognition. Congratulations, Andrea! And thanks to Our State for featuring her work.

Now is the Best Time to Build our Creative Communities

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the meaning of Community in this age of Coronavirus. I spend fifty hours plus a week leading the Center for Craft, a national arts nonprofit centered here in Asheville.