Archive for Sunday Morning Music
Tonight with Emma Swift at the Grey Eagle:
Just cuz. Stand back.
There’s a reason for Nina Simone this morning:
Asheville artist Valeria Watson Doost explores the impact that Simone — artist, civil rights activist, and Tryon’s most famous daughter — had on her community with an installation reimagining the interior of the Tryon home where the jazz giant grew up. Watson calls the work “Reparations for Nina,” saying she wants to repay a debt she, as a female artist, owes to Simone, and hopes it will be a bridge to reconciliation after the controversies that have surrounded Simone’s life and work.
My wife attended the show’s opening last night and had dinner at Lavender. She says:
This is a gorgeous exhibit and the gallery is an inviting space. Valerie Watson is one of our most creative and beautiful friends. Tryon is not very far down the road. Go to the gallery, have dinner a few doors down at Lavender Bistro, and just people watch. For a town of its size, nothing beats Tryon for artistic character and characters .
Made me smile….
A bonus for nothin’