Kathryn Ray

Kathryn Ray
Art for the sake of a greater good drives Boone artist Sir Tom Foolery

This nutritious smoothie doesn’t skimp on deliciousness

Boone professor Ray Russell’s amateur interest in meteorology sparked the region’s top forecasting service

One-of-a-kind archives keep the history of mountain arts alive and accessible

Bursting with shops and eateries in quaint brick buildings, Black Mountain looks and feels like a storybook village brought to life. Nestled in the Swannanoa Valley, the town first rose to prominence as a stop for tourists traveling to Mount Mitchell by train, and later by automobile. Modern travelers will also find it a charming place to explore.

Andrew Hayes’ metal and paper sculpture deconstructs the book

A former lumberyard in Brevard is reclaimed as a budding arts district

Pick your next bottle with an eye on label design

Tie on an apron for culinary classes with Paris native Ghislaine Mahler

After 40 years, Davis Donut House still delights with classics